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Five Sure - Fire Ideas For Your Groomsman Gifts

Aug 30, 2008
Let's face it. Your groomsmen will appreciate you saying "thank you" in both material and verbal ways. They deserve it - when they rented their own tuxedos, when they served as ushers, when they threw you the best bachelors' party ever, and when they got you through cold feet.

However, you need not overextend your wedding budget to express your appreciation for the groomsmen. Here are some simple but sure-fire ways to make your groomsman gifts more special and more meaningful.

Go for Guy Things

Whatever you decide on as groomsman gifts, never make the mistake of giving for their girlfriends, mothers, sisters, and nieces. Remember that you are giving for your groomsmen, not for others even if the females were the power behind the throne.

The best gauge is to assess the personality of the groomsman and take it from there, with his interests and profession as main considerations. For example, as groomsman gifts for your peripatetic buddy, you can give a traveling bag. Even a liquor flask cannot be beat!

Avoid the Bride's Signature

If you have given your bride full rein on the wedding preparations, do not let her intrude on your choice of groomsman gifts. You have to have your personal stamp on these gifts especially as these are your way of both saying goodbye to bachelorhood and expressing your gratitude to those who made your bachelor years what it was.

Therefore, go for gifts that reflect who you are and/or who your groomsmen are. If they like cigars, then give them humidors with a top-quality cigar or two even if the bride is an anti-smoking advocate of the first degree.

Besides, you certainly do not want to give an impression of being a henpecked husband who cannot make his own decisions this early in the marriage. Just do not go in the other direction and make a mountain out of a molehill.

Out With Flashy and Cheap

Potential groomsman gifts which are extremely flamboyant and absurdly cheap should be immediately discarded. You want your groomsmen to be able to use the gifts, not hide them in shame and disgust. You want your groomsmen to feel compensated for their troubles and efforts, not insulted with your cheapskate ways.

Of course, if your wacky groomsmen really like the T-shirts with quirky designs, then why not? You can always add in another thing or two to reflect your personality.

Engrave, Etch and Embroider

Often, the best way to make your gifts personalized is the easiest. You can have a monogram embroidered on that wallet, an engraving on those cuff links, and an etching on that copper print.

Just make sure these are not flamboyant either. Guys usually do not go for flamboyance, unless it comes to cars and toys for the big boys.

Scratch That Itch

Not the malicious kind of itch. Your groomsman gifts can take the form of non-material things - more like scratching an "itch" of your groomsman. Does he have an itch to compete in a triathlon? Then, how about an enrollment in the local gym for his training? Does he have an itch to see his favorite athlete in action? Then, how about a ticket to the season's final game?

Indeed, you do not have to break the bank or break your head thinking of gift ideas for your groomsmen. You just need yourself and your unique way of saying "Thank you".
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