You have put a lot of thought into planning a proposal to significant wedding details like choosing a wedding venue. You have most likely decided who you want in your groomsmen party, and now its time to start thinking about groomsmen gifts!
WHY A GIFT?
Groomsmen gifts are fun, and let them know they are appreciated. Your groomsmen are an extensive support system for you during the engagement and wedding planning process. They offer moral support and are there for all the events from engagement party and bachelor party and of course the wedding day. Not to mention the time and money put into all the activities, accomidations and suit rental. Your wedding day is one of the most memorable and intimate days of your life. Amazingly, you get to share this day with your closest friends and family by your side. Giving a gift helps to preserve these memories for years to come.
WHO GETS A GIFT?
It’s important to express gratitude and offer a gift for everyone in your wedding party, including ring bearers and fathers, including the bride’s father. However, it’s fair to say that not everyone will receive the same gift. The best man’s gift maybe something different or extra special since he will have more responsibilities than the rest of the groomsmen. It can be extra special to customize each groomsmen’s gift with a monogram or their name.
The ring bearers are often younger, so it would be fun to think about their hobbies and interests and buy a small gift tailored to them. Even a gift card would be a great option here. Gifts for the fathers should be sentimental. They usually contribute to wedding expenses and play a significant role in your lives as you continue this journey. Gifts to the fathers can be joint gifts from the bride and groom.
HOW MUCH TO SPEND?
There aren’t any set rules on how much to spend on gifts. Groovy Groomsmen Gifts does offer suggestions, though. They say the average per groomsman is $38. Another way you can think about it is by getting a gift that costs 10-25% of what the groomsmen spend. An example would be if a groomsman spent $300 on your wedding (not including gifts for shower and wedding), a gift would be between $30-$75.
There are so many great gift ideas out there. Think about each of your groomsmen and get something meaningful and personalized to each one.
One of the most popular groomsmen gifts is alcohol. Think about each individual and what they love. Then, you can do a bigger bottle or a couple of little bottles of their favorite spirits.
Who doesn’t love playing games! Choose a fun board game that is a favorite or a new one you think they would love. It’s so much fun getting together with the guys or even for a couple’s date night and playing a fun game. These poker sets can be personalized too for an extra special touch.
These monogrammed travel bags make an excellent gift! It’s a perfect go-to item that can be used as a travel carry-on or on a camping trip. It will be used over and over again, so you know that it will be put to good use.
You could always include smaller and bigger gifts for your guys, including cuff links, socks, ties, etc. These staples are always great to have. It can be fun to all wear your unique socks and cuff links on your wedding day.
Include a personalized note or letter along with the gifts. It is an easy gesture that goes a long way and can touch the heart and let them know how much you appreciate and truly care about them.
There are many excellent gift ideas out there, and these are just a few. So get creative and have fun with the process!