Inexpensive Groomsmen Gift Ideas for a Frugal Wedding

 

Inexpensive Groomsmen Ideas for Your Budget Wedding

There are no words to describe the feeling of watching a beloved friend fall in love and being by his side as he takes the plunge. Of course, there are many words that could describe the frustration after realizing the hole your friend’s wedding has burned in your pocket, although none of them are particularly polite.

From renting or buying a suit for the occasion to covering the travel expenses that come along with glamorous destination weddings, your best friend’s dream nuptials can easily become your financial nightmare.

Of course, you might not be able to opt out of a pricey bachelor party, but you can find unique gifts for the wedding party or bachelor party that are as affordable as they are tasteful.

Barware

Bottle Opener

Who doesn’t love a good drink occasionally? Especially during wedding season, everyone could benefit from relaxing with a pint—including the groom himself.

Whether your friend is a true whiskey connoisseur or a maniac for mixology, we offer elegant, personalized barware ideal for any groom.

If you want the perfect gift for under $20 for your best friend’s man cave, you can consider this cool can koozie, a tasteful paddle bottle opener, or this super unique bottle opener fashioned from once-fired .50 caliber bullet casings.

Another affordably priced barware gift includes an elegant monogrammed whiskey glass that can hold up to 12 ounces—making it ideal for everything from honeymoon celebrations to the tougher nights in a marriage.

Coasters

Leather Coaster

If money has been tight for a while, you might be looking for a unique gift that is really affordable. Of course, good friends should always be understanding of one another, but the reality is that your financial need could leave you embarrassed when the bride and groom open your tacky dollar store gifts in front of the entire wedding.

Believe it or not, you can buy a thoughtful, unique, and distinctive gift, without spending much more than you would at your local Shop ‘N’ Save. With personalized, high-quality leather coasters, Groomsmen Central offers the perfect gift that your friends will use for years to come, without leaving your bank account suffering from years to come, too.

We offer a versatile selection of designs, including brown, black and rustic leather, as well as cork styles. This diversity allows you to choose colors and materials that work best with your friend’s unique personal style while also allowing you to choose a size that’s best for his favorite go-to drinks.

The best part is that coasters are an incredibly economical choice. Prices not only start as low as $2.50—yes, $2.50—but they often max out at under $10 for a coaster personalized with the name of the happy couple and the wedding date. There is no easier way to commemorate the best day of your friend’s life—and keep tables protected during even the rowdiest of wedding receptions.

If you are interested in upping your budget without pushing things past the $60 mark, you can go for engraved coasters made from .50 caliber bullets. It can be an exciting and unique gift, especially for veterans and service members in your life but, it will require a little extra dough.

Cufflinks

Whiskey Cufflinks

Cufflinks are the ultimate groomsman gift: they are elegant, often affordable and can be worn in the wedding proceedings, allowing your thoughtful gift to make a permanent impact on an important day. The only downside is that you may be arguing with your fellow groomsmen about who will get to present the groom with the cufflinks he will wear at the altar. 

Beat your friends to it with a pair of our exclusive cufflinks—from a minimalist square style that is completely on trend to an iconic black and nickel round design to whiskey barrel cufflinks for your friend who loves to party hard and still show up in style.

Ultimately, shopping for other men can be challenging, especially when it involves fashion. Luckily, each of our cufflinks are attractive, durable and stylish, meaning even the most aesthetically challenged shopper can find a perfect pair. 

Fountain Pens

Nickel Fountain Pen

Maybe your soon-to-be hitched friend is not a huge fan of drinking, or could not care less about fashion, even on his big day. It might make him a frustrating person to shop for but there’s no reason to worry. Even the pickiest person can appreciate a gift that reflects elegance and thoughtfulness.

It might not initially seem like the most typical gift from the groomsman but a pen can be a posh, sleek present that helps commemorate the most important moments in our lives, starting with weddings. 

It’s a simple process. First, purchase a classic rosewood fountain pen or an ultra stylish nickel design with a matte finish. Then, tell your friend you want it to be the pen he uses to make his marriage official. Finally, wait for the gratitude, sentimentality, and (most likely) tears. 

Engrave and Personalize

Personalized Flask

Whatever gift you decide to go with, it is important to ensure that the present is as personalized and unique as possible. Any newlywed couple is sure to get hundreds of gifts, and if you want your contribution to stand out above the rest, you will need something that creates instant memories.

To give a gift that makes a truly lasting impression, it’s important to make sure it can somehow be incorporated into the ceremony itself. An easy way to do this is to engrave your gift with the name of the happy couple, as well as the date of the wedding. This way, your gift will never get lost among the mountain of housewares and appliances—it will, instead, be a lifelong reminder of a beautiful day.

Aside from the pens, each of the gift ideas above is available to be engraved, and engraving is often a cost-effective method of spicing up a present. Other potential gifts that could be engraved include watches, stationery, and even clothing.

With such a wide selection of one-of-a-kind and unique gift ideas available, whichever personalized gifts you decide to go with, one thing is for sure: ultimately, taste and thoughtfulness come way before the budget. With just a little bit of effort, it can be easy to find a gift that matches your friend’s personality and your budget requirements.

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