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Buying wedding gifts for groomsmen is a tradition that goes back quite some time. These gifts are a tangible way to honor the friends and family members that agreed to support you on your special day. Most often, they are presented to the Best Man, groomsmen, and ushers at the rehearsal dinner held on the night before the wedding. At that time, it's appropriate to hand them their present and say a little something about each of the men.
Before you write the speeches, however, you'll need to choose that perfect gift. Remember, the best groomsmen gift ideas come in a variety of price ranges, from budget-minded options to items that are much more costly. So keep a comfortable price range in mind when you begin shopping.
These days, personalized items are among the most popular wedding gifts for groomsmen. These gifts usually include the name or initials of the recipient and sometimes a date or additional text. Because they are personalized, they are uniquely theirs and most likely will be unlike anything else they've ever received.
Truly, the list of personalized items is long and it can be hard to choose. So, when considering which ones to purchase, think about the personalities of your groomsmen as well as their likes and dislikes. Don't forget...the best groomsmen gift ideas are those that will be used time and time again. While it's nice to present the men with a 'token' of your appreciation, it's even better to give them something they'll use.
For example, if your friends are constantly on the go, you can choose travel gear that they'll be able to use on their excursions...whether it's a daily trip to the gym or a journey to a faraway land. Personalized travel items include luggage tags, duffle bags, leather travel kits, travel mugs or bottles, and much more make great gifts.
If your groomsmen are serious about their work, choose an item or two that can be used while on the job. These include desk caddies, monogrammed pens, a business card case, a handsome desk clock, an executive putter set, or an attractive leather valet.
If they're more the casual type, you might select barware items such as monogrammed beer or shot glasses and coasters. Are they wine and cigar aficionados? Then choose a handsome personalized humidor or some handy wine-related items such as monogrammed bottle stoppers or cork screws. The possibilities are endless and these are all gifts that can be used for years to come.
Once you've made your selection, take some time to wrap the gifts (or have them gift-wrapped by someone else) and be sure to include a card with each gift, featuring a hand-written message or perhaps a copy of your 'speech'. They'll appreciate it!