10 Cool and Functional Groomsmen Gift Ideas

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Your summer wedding is almost here, which means you need to start thinking about groomsmen gift ideas. These guys are your best friends who would take a bullet for you, so a beer koozie or pocket knife isn’t good enough. You need to show greater appreciation for the friends supporting you on your big day. Here are x cool groomsmen gift ideas for your upcoming wedding.

1. Custom Pocket Watch

A matching gift set is a common groomsmen gift idea. Get your friends a custom pocket watch set with their initials, your wedding date and any other sentimental message or symbol you want to include. Wrist watches are also cool, but pocket watches are more eye-catching and memorable. They also remind us of the old-fashioned gentleman’s style, which is fitting for a wedding gift.

2. Shower Beer Holder

We don’t want to enable unhealthy drinking habits, but we had to include the shower beer holder on the list. It’s a win-win for you and your groomsmen. You get to buy a cheap gift, while your groomsmen get to enjoy some cold ones in the shower whenever the mood strikes them. Even if they aren’t big drinkers, they’ll feel compelled to use the gift.

3. Liquor Decanter Set

If you’re looking for a classier alcohol-related gift, get your friends a personalized glass decanter set. You can buy a full bottle of their favorite spirit and two to four glasses with hand-etched designs. If you want to go above and beyond, some sets also come with a bottle opener, coasters and other drinking accessories.

4. Grooming Essentials

None of your groomsmen are going to ask for grooming tools, but they all need them. Every guy could use an upgrade from his current setup. Buy each of your friends a unique tool based on their needs (a new electric razor for your bearded friend, for example). Alternatively, you could get them a matching grooming kit containing all the essentials. Either way, you’re helping them look presentable. They could even find a new favorite style thanks to the new kit. 

5. Bathrobe

While you’re looking for grooming supplies, you might want to add bathrobes to your shopping list. You don’t need to go crazy with custom initials or any personal features. A soft and simple bathrobe is more than enough to impress your friends. If they didn’t wear robes before, they will assuredly become robe guys after the wedding.

5. Grilling Set

Of course, we had to include a grilling-related gift on the list. Get each of your friends a personalized set of grilling tools to revolutionize their backyard barbeques. You can expect the set to contain stainless steel tongs, a grilling fork, a spatula, a bottle opener and other tools – each engraved with the groomsmen’s initials.

7. National Park Pass

If your friends enjoy the outdoors, they will love a National Park pass as their groomsmen gift. You can buy them a free tour pass for any of the United States’ National Parks, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and all the other big names. They might only get to use the pass once, but the memories of their trip will last a lifetime.

8. Athletic Clothes

Every friend group has the fitness fiend who practically sleeps at the gym. Get him some new athletic clothing to support his lifestyle, and get new clothes for your other friends to push them in the right direction. You don’t have to break the bank on expensive workout gear. A simple set of t-shirts, shorts and socks will make a great gift that your friends will use for years.

9. Beer Delivery

If you’re looking for a gift that keeps on giving, a beer delivery subscription is a great groomsmen gift idea. With a gift card from Craft Beer Club, Beerdrop or another subscription service, your friends can get periodic deliveries and sample dozens of different beers. They can expand their pallets, find new favorites and gain valuable knowledge about the craft beer scene that’s sweeping the U.S.

10 Survival Kit

We don’t like to end the list on a morbid note, but you never know when you might find yourself in a survival situation. Get your groomsmen a survival kit to help them prepare for life’s unpredictable moments. These kits contain multi-purpose tools, first aid supplies, water purifiers and other extremely helpful devices to get them through hard times.

Show the Boys Your Appreciation

Sometimes men find it difficult to show affection for our guy friends because we don’t want to appear too sensitive or emotional. However, you don’t have to be sensitive to get your groomsmen a great gift. Show the boys the appreciation they deserve with one of these cool and functional groomsmen gift ideas.

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