Selecting meaningful gifts for the bridal party is an important part of your wedding planning. You might want to treat the bridesmaids to a beautiful keepsake, or give the groomsmen gifts. Items like wedding frames, bridesmaid jewellery and groomsman cufflinks can act as lasting tokens and symbols of your friendship and appreciation. One of the most important people to thank is, of course, the best man: he let the husband-to-be survive the stag-do, after all! It’s only right to treat the best man to a special gift to mark the occasion of your big day. For some unique and special ways to say thank you to one of the people most responsible for making your wedding run smoothly, take a peek below.
Personalised James Pewter Tankard
If your best man enjoys a beer (or ten) in an evening, try to get your hands on this traditional pewter tankard. Handmade in England, this beautifully crafted piece can be engraved with any message up to 80 characters, providing the perfect way to send a short and sweet thank you message, whilst maintaining your guise of beer-swilling, unemotional, manly love. After all, what could be more masculine than good ale?
Personalised Wedding Tie by LB Man
For the sophisticated best man, say thank you with a personalised silver and silk wedding tie. This stunning 100% silk tie, finished with a contrasting lining and a personalised silver bar etched with your message and hand sewn to the tie loop, is the perfect gift. The message bar sits discreetly at the back of the tie as a constant reminder to the wearer of your appreciation and friendship, with a date or location to mark the special day. Choose from pink, grey, or pink and blue striped silk. Your gift will be carefully wrapped in a stylish slate grey box, so that’s its ready to hand over to your best man when the big day arrives.
If you really value your best man’s friendship and you’re looking to splash some cash, the leading name in luxury wristwatches, Rolex, is exactly what you’re looking for. A Rolex watch is the ideal present for a best man with style and sophistication, having been a symbol of performance and prestige for over a century. If you’re in the UK, you can visit a retailer such as George Pragnell to choose from a variety of timepieces, from the Oyster Perpetual Datejust to the Milgauss, and show your best man how highly you think of him with a stunning gift that will last a lifetime.
Engraved Pocket Knives
If you’ve been friends since childhood, and spent your days roaming the woods and wild places together, then present your best man with some engraved pocket knives to remind him of those times. The Pauly Turner set, available from Etsy, features laminated Pakkawood handles, a non-glare black honed blade and decorative black bolsters. Each knife can be laser engraved with your choice of personalisation to make your gift uniquely suited to your best man.