We focus a lot on the bride and her bridesmaids, but we like to remember the guys too! Just as the brides often give a token of appreciation to their bridesmaids, grooms often gift something special to their groomsmen. We spoke to Chris Cuozzo from Alton Lane, maker of bespoke men’s clothing, to come up with some great gift ideas for your groomsmen.
A humidor is not just for the cigar smoker. Sure, if your groomsman smokes cigars he’ll really appreciate a stylish humidor. However, it makes for the ideal valet for his dresser. Think of it as a home for his watches, gum, chapstick, wallet, sunglasses, money clip, jewelry, etc. Go the extra mile and get his initials engraved on the top. We love this humidor by Wolf Designs. It comes in three different colors and will look stylish in any home.
2. Engraved cufflinks
Guys don’t get to wear as many accessories as women do. With a good watch and a nice pair of cufflinks, they’re set. Make them more personal by having them engraved with his initials. Cufflinks are a practical gift that he’ll appreciate each time he needs to make his outfit look more formal. These oval cufflinks from David Donahue look great on their own but are made to be engraved.
3. Flasks or beer steins
Lots of guys enjoy hanging out over a drink or two. If that’s the case, your groomsmen will appreciate a flask, beer stein, or unique glass. They’ll love that you know that their favorite beer belongs in a pint glass, abbey goblet or pilsner flute. You can get them engraved with a special message. We love this sleek flask from Mark & Graham. You can personalize it straight from their website.
4. Custom clothing
A custom piece of clothing serves two purposes: 1) it ensures that the wedding party will be well outfitted on the wedding day and 2) it gives groomsmen something to wear for years to come. With unique customizations, such as monograms on the interior of the jacket or on the cuff of a shirt, gifting the groomsmen with custom-made clothing is truly a gift that will keep on giving. Alton Lane offers a range of custom clothing options you could gift your groomsmen and a great option for the groom to wear to the rehearsal dinner. He’ll remember that day every time he wears it again.
5. Pocket squares
A white cotton pocket square with the groomsman’s initials (perhaps in a color to match the colors of the wedding) embroidered on it is a great memento for him and a stylish way to add something special to his outfit. This is a gift I’ve received before as a groomsman and I still have mine and use it all the time. A white cotton pocket square is timeless. I prefer cotton over silk because it’s more absorbent and therefore more practical. Save a little and get a value pack of all white pocket squares or search out a more stylized look to complement your wedding.
These make great gift ideas for the man in your life too, keep these in mind as Valentine’s Day approaches.