Finding the right groomsmen gifts can be a challenge, especially if the members of your crew all have different interests and styles. From a financial standpoint, weddings are expensive enough as is before you factor in buying gifts. Sure, you’d probably love to get your whole crew Rolexes, but you’re not Jay-Z (unless you are, in which case, hi, big fans). But you can get thoughtful gifts for your groomsmen without needing to spend too much.
Many of the gifts on our list are affordable, and you can combine a few of the smaller ones to make a stylish gift set. There are also personalizable items that don’t scream “I went to a wedding in 2014.”
Read on for our 15 favorite groomsmen gifts.
1. JungleGiftsStore Custom Dopp Kit
Stylish, affordable and available in a range of colors, this Dopp kit from Etsy seller JungleGiftsStore is a great option for your entire squad of groomsmen. It’s made from pebbled leather, giving it a sophisticated look, and you can add custom monograms to each bag. The bags come in a range of different colors as well.
2. Tiny Arcade Pac-Man Miniature Arcade Game
Maybe your groomsmen are childhood friends. In that case, you can get them a gift that recalls the halcyon days spent at the arcade. This mini Pac-Man game is based on classic arcade machines, and it’s small enough to attach to a keychain. It’s a unique gift if your group isn’t really the cufflinks type.
3. YETI Rambler Vacuum Bottle with Chug Cap
You and your groomsmen might have done a lot of drinking before, after and maybe even during the wedding. This insulated water bottle will remind everyone to stay hydrated. It’s great for camping, commuting and everything in between.
4. Baxter of California Clay Pomade
For most guys, pomade isn’t going to be an everyday thing. But on special occasions, when it counts, getting your hair right can make a difference. This small jar is perfect for those special occasions. It’s small, so it’s best as part of a gift box with some other items on this list.
5. Le Specs Bandwagon Sunglasses
Le Specs makes the kind of sunglasses that are a bit more expensive than your drugstore buy, but not so costly that you couldn’t buy five of them at a time. The slightly square/slightly round shape make these a versatile option that will work for most face-shapes.
6. Madewell Leather passport case
Wallets aren’t always the best gifts because most guys are likely to already have one that they like. But a passport case is the kind of considerate, niche item people typically don’t buy for themselves. This one from Madewell comes in classic brown leather, and you can also customize it. And for around 30 bucks, you can buy this and still have enough left over for other gifts.
7. Craft IPA Beer Shampoo & Conditioner
Instead of sipping your favorite brew, shower with it (literally) with this IPA beer shampoo and conditioner set. As a great groomsmen gift, this kit is rich in amino acids, hops and it’s entirely sulfate- and phthalate-free.
8. Corkcicle Double Walled Stemless Glass Wine Set
Many groomsmen gifts focus on whiskey, but, believe it or not, not every guy is a whiskey guy. If your group is more of the wine type, consider this modern take on the wine glass. These stemless wine glasses from Corkcicle eliminate the problem of your hands heating up the glass with double-wall insulation. The double-walled design also makes them look a lot more stylish and interesting.
9. Malin + Goetz Handy Lip Kit
This lip moisturizer and balm kit is a small gift that would make a great addition to a gift box. Malin + Goetz is a premium skincare brand with a focus on simplicity. This kit includes an unscented moisturizer and a mojito-flavor lip balm. The two 10 ml tubes are packaged in a stylish presentation box.
10. Carbon Fiber Money Clip Wallet
Show your bros you care by gifting them a wallet that doesn’t hurt their back. This carbon fiber wallet features an ultra-slim design so they can easily slip into their front or back pockets. And with built-in RFID blocking and enough room to hold up to 12 cards and nine bills, it’s definitely more than enough to store your essentials. With more than 600 sive-star reviews, this model is arguably the cream of the crop.
11. Gerber 30-000469 Dime Multi-Tool
Being prepared may have been the number one rule when you all were Boy Scouts, but that doesn’t mean modern men shouldn’t adhere to it as well. This everyday carry multi-tool features 10 tools in one: Needle nose pliers, a wire cutter, mini blade, package opener, scissors, tweezers and more. At just under three inches when closed, you can keep it in your back pocket, or store it in your car in case of emergencies. Really, though, it’s like giving 10 gifts in one.
12. Easton Marlowe Men’s 6 Pack Colorful Patterned Dress Socks
Because everyone needs socks, right? Easton Marlowe’s six-pack comes with a nice variety of cool colors and fun patterns. Made with real premium cotton, these socks already come pre-washed so you don’t have to worry about shrinkage, and they’re designed to fit great and feel oh-so-comfy. With eight different sets to choose from, you can mix and match between your bros.
13. Steampunk Mens Cufflinks
Forget those generic cufflinks — these steampunk designs are sure to be a hit. Featuring the actual innards of those old wind-up watches, these cufflinks feature just the right amount of detail to help turn a few heads without causing too much of a ruckus. Plus, the timeless mix of silver and gold looks great on both dark and light-colored suits.
14. Anti-Snag Beard Comb
Do your groomsmen have beards? This handy beard comb will help your groomsmen keep their facial hair looking nice and groomed on your big day. Available in either sandalwood or pearwood, this comb is also vegan-friendly and comes with its own leatherette case.
15. Ralph Lauren ‘Polo Player’ Cotton Robe
Forget sweatpants, bathrobes are the ultimate loungewear item. This lightweight cotton robe features Ralph Lauren’s iconic polo logo, and it isn’t so expensive that you couldn’t get one for the whole gang.