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Groomsmen’s Gifts: Thanking the Fellas

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Welcome to Wedding Wisdom! Every week, wedding planner Tami Smallwood-Brown, CEO of  blush|WEDDING & EVENT PLANNING FIRM  gives tips to help you plan your dream nuptials from engagement to “I do.” This week, Tami gives you gift suggestions for your groomsmen.

Photo courtesy of Cellar Door Photography.

Photo courtesy of Cellar Door Photography.

We’ve shown you how to show your love for your bridesmaids, now let’s talk about gifting the groomsmen! Take a minute to grab your groom for this one—I will hold my tips until you get back.

Now that I have his attention, let’s talk about how to buy the perfect groomsmen’s gifts.

Consider them individuals—not a group. You and the each of the guys standing next to you all have a different relationship. Every man has his own individual style with different likes and dislikes. Why not give them different gifts that are a reflection of who they are or what they love?  Here are a few ideas to get you started…

grill light

A grill light is ideal for the grill master of the group. He will find it useful for those spontaneous, late-night summer barbecues. This version from has an 18″ bendable neck with long-lasting LED lights and for under $60, it won’t break the bank.

bacon club
Have a homie who loves bacon? Who can blame him? Try a Bacon of the Month Club Membership. has three- and six-month options.

brandy decanter


Put his name on it. Guys like their names on things, too! Just make sure you’re strategic about what you personalize. A brandy decanter or a monogrammed portfolio can be treasured for years to come.

Stay on budget. I find that shopping for men for any reason tends to be more expensive. Sticking to your budget on this item can be tricky. Be reasonable in your purchases, but keep them meaningful. Here are a couple of neat, budget friendly options (under $50).


This Flight 001 – 4 in 1 Adapter  is great for the international traveler. The adapter works in 150 different countries, so it can be used in most locales.

Exotic car is one of my personal go-to places for guy gifts! For less than $50, you can treat your groomsmen to an out-of­-the-box, adventure, like the Super Car Ride-alongs! With this experience, your buddy can discover the thrill of riding in a Ferrari 458 Italia or a Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggerra.

Engage your soon-to-be helpmate! If your bride is the more creative one in your twosome, do not hesitate to call on her for help. I’m sure she would be eager to lend a hand and make it a fun team effort.

YOUR TURN: What are you planning to give your groomsmen? Let us know in the comments!