Q: I desperately need some gift ideas for my groom. Any recommendations?

Your wedding day is the most important day of your entire life and so it should truly be a day to remember. Traditionally, the exchange of wedding gifts either from guests to the bride and groom or from the bride and groom to the wedding party members, has been a way of thanking and congratulating as well as having something to remember the day by. The small gesture of a precious pendant to your chief bridesmaid or a classic watch given to the father of the bride, are memories treasured forever.

A gift to your groom may not be a part of tradition but it’s a fantastic way to say thank you for taking time and effort into the proposal and helping you achieve the happiest day of your life.

Alternatively, if you and your husband-to-be don’t want a traditional wedding gift list, you could always ask your wedding party to contribute to something bigger for the both of you.

Here are some great ideas for gifts for the groom…

Wedding Day Jewelry

Just as you would treat your bridesmaids to something sparkly, it’s a nice idea to gift your husband-to-be with something special on the big day too. Whether it’s an understated bracelet or a classic chain, there are so many different jewelry pieces to consider.

If you’re unsure, read this great online guide on choosing the perfect jewelry piece for your man.

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A Classic Designer Watch

Designer watches can make a great gift for someone you care about. Not only are they wonderful gifts which can hold a lot of memories but they can be fantastic investments if you choose a classic or a vintage piece.

A watch can be a great gift for your groom and also a perfect present for the father of the bride or father of the groom. If you are in the market for something extravagant such as a vintage Rolex or a popular high end designer brand such as Patek Phillipe, you can get a great deal by searching for preloved and vintage pieces. Websites such as Market Cross Jewellers are known for top condition used Rolex watches and more.

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A Gift for the Honeymoon

Sometimes the best gift isn’t something you can wear or touch, but something you can enjoy together.  If your groom isn’t interested in jewelry or watches, try an experience gift – something that can be enjoyed during your honeymoon.

Wow him with an air balloon ride over the Swiss Alps, a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon, or a chance to swim with dolphins in Dubai. Stuck for ideas? Take a look at Huffington Post’s Top 10 Bucket List Honeymoon Ideas list for some experience gifting inspiration.