When it comes to weddings, groomsmen tend to get overlooked. The focus is often on the bridesmaids, and the groomsmen are seen as a backup to the women in the wedding party. With that being said, it’s an honor to be groomsmen and they participate in the wedding significantly, which is why it’s traditional to give them small gifts to show your appreciation.
It can be tough to shop for groomsmen and find items they’re going to like and use because it can be tough to shop for guys in general.
The following are some fun and easy tips to choose perfect groomsmen’s gifts for your wedding.
Think About Being Useful
Many men tend to like things that are useful, so keep that in mind as you’re choosing gifts for the men in your wedding party. The more useful you can be, the better. For example, you might want to get something like sunglasses, or even vouchers to do some kind of experience.
Along the lines of considering usefulness, as the groom, you should also think about what you would like to receive. It’s very likely that your friends and family will feel the same way. When it comes to being useful, you might also consider pocket tools as an example, or maybe a collection of small items tucked into a fishing tackle box.
A little humor can go a long way when it comes to getting the perfect groomsmen gifts, just don’t overdo it. You can do something small that’s still funny, and a little silly, such as a Cialis coupon included in the box or a “hangover kit.”
You don’t want the whole gift to be humorous though, and keeping it a bit subtle can be better.
As with most elements of a wedding, some traditions come along with groomsmen gifts. First, you would get gifts not just for your groomsmen and best man but also your ushers and the ring bearer. Tradition also dictates that the groom gives gifts to his father and the father of the bride.
There’s a tendency when choosing groomsmen gifts to think that you have to get everyone the same thing. That’s definitely not true, and sometimes personalized gifts can go a long way. It will take you a little more time in the selection process, but if you can tailor each gift to the person, they’ll appreciate your effort and the time you took to think about them.
For example, if someone in your party loves their at-home bar you can get them accessories for that, while if another groomsman is very career-oriented, you could get him custom cufflinks. Even though it may take a little more time, you’ll likely find that it’s easier to get individual gifts because you don’t have to come up with something everyone will universally like.
Finally, just have fun selecting groomsmen gifts. These are for people you’ve probably known most of your life so don’t get bogged down with the stress of the selection process.