10 Groomsmen Gifts That Are Actually Useful

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It has become a tradition for couples to give gifts to their wedding party, especially the parents, bridesmaids, and groomsmen. Many of these gifts are simply cute and cool trinkets with personalization of some sort. While these types may be appreciated, they will likely only add to the clutter or gather dust in the recipients’ homes. Which is why we suggest giving groomsmen gifts that are actually useful. Start with the list below:

1. Cufflinks

Chances are your wedding would not be the last formal event your groomsmen will attend. To help them dress up appropriately for their next black-tie affair, a set of cufflinks would prove most useful. To make them truly special, give your groomsmen cufflinks complete with an engraving of their initials.

2. Wallet

Any man’s arsenal of daily essentials would not be complete without their trusty wallet. While some of your groomsmen might not consider replacing their current wallets anytime soon, it can’t hurt to remind them that a new one, something customized and in supple leather, is just what they need to update their look. Their significant others might just thank you for helping them let go of their old and tattered wallets. 


3. Travel Toiletry Bag

A toiletry bag is likely not something that any man would consider buying for themselves. For sure, they would not consider needing a toiletry bag until they are faced with the insurmountable task of organized traveling. To help ease their lives, gift your trusted groomsmen with handy toiletry pouches. They can be made of leather, canvas, or a combination of the two manly materials.


4. Knife

A knife certainly ranks as one of the most useful of groomsmen gifts that you can give. One great thing about this type of gift is that they come in a variety of styles. They range from cool daggers to nifty multi-use types. They will certainly prove quite useful, whether in the home, out camping or fishing, or in emergency situations.


5. On-the-Go Cooler

For groomsmen who love to go on quick trips, a cooler bag would be a cool gift. There are many styles of on-the-go coolers you can choose from to give to your groomsmen. Some are wonderful for 12-pack bottles of craft beer. There are also some styles that are ideal for the 6-pack-bottle variety. Most on-the-go cooler bags can be customized.


6. Luggage Tags

Another practical and useful item to give to your groomsmen are luggage tags. Apart from being functional, they are on the inexpensive side too. They come in a wide variety of materials as well. Of course, you can never go wrong with leather. Add engraving for personalization and you got yourself groomsmen gifts that will be treasured for years.


7. Shaving Kit

Play a big part in your groomsmen’s elevated grooming routine with a cool shaving kit. You can choose to give them razors only, but a full set would certainly be more appreciated. Kits come with different items, but a standard one will give you a razor, a shaving brush, and a nice box to store them in. Both the razor and box can be personalized in most cases.


8. Socks

If you have a tight budget but you still want to show your groomsmen that they are appreciated, you cannot go wrong with socks. Sure, they seem like the most boring gift, but any adult who’s ever had to wash socks only to lose them in the black hole that is the washer/dryer would love them. For a special touch, add personalization by way of embroidered initials.


9. Tie Organizer

A necktie organizer doesn’t seem like it will top a list of cool gifts, but your groomsmen’s closet will be happy with your choice. Their significant others would most certainly thank you for motivating your buddies to be more organized. Not only are they extremely useful, they are easy on the budget, too, even with the added personalization.


10. Bottle Opener

In a man’s world, no kitchen is complete without a bottle opener. Make beer-drinking and get-togethers more memorable with engraved bottle openers made specially for your groomsmen. The best part about giving bottle openers? They will be cherished, but you will not be spending a crazy amount on them.

Make your groomsmen feel your love by giving them one of these practical yet special gifts. They’d certainly thank you when they find themselves in need of a toiletry kit before a trip or a trusty beer opener.


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