Most couples give their groomsmen a small gift of thanks, but buying the gifts is one of those jobs that can slip down and down the wedding planning priority list and then get rushed at the last minute. It’s also a job that often falls to the groom and let’s face it, a lot of men are not naturally endowed with gift-buying talent. So here’s a few ideas for groomsmen gifts that won’t break the bank:
1. Maglite. Starting at $10, and available in a range of sizes and colours, these anodised aluminium flashlights are waterproof and virtually indestructible. You can even have them laser engraved – perhaps with your groomsmen’s names and the date of your wedding.
2. Bottle of whiskey. It costs surprisingly little to buy a really good bottle of whiskey. A decent Scottish single malt can be had for $30, and for $40 you could buy a bottle of Glenfiddich Solera Reserve, widely perceived to be one of the finest whiskeys in the world. If your groomsmen are no more than 30-35 years old then you should be able to pick up a bottle of whiskey that was made in the same year they were – but you might need to scale down to a miniature if your budget is tight!
3. Cufflinks. These are a popular choice for groomsmen gifts, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Steampunk make a range of handcrafted cufflinks that start at $40 and will appeal to the inner boy in every man. Some couples like to give cufflinks to their groomsmen before the ceremony, so they can wear them on the big day.