Old, New, Borrowed, & Blue for Him

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We all know the classic wedding tradition that a bride should have something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue for her big day… but what about the groom? We think that it’s just as important for him to have some special traditions for the wedding day too! Not sure what items are best suited for the male counterpart? We’re sharing our top picks for each with you today!

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Image Source: Grey Likes Weddings

Image Source: Grey Likes Weddings

Getting married can be expensive. There’s no need to go out and replace everything you already own just for the big day! Save yourself a little bit of money and use a tie clip you already own. While it may not be a bank-breaking purchase for a new one, every penny counts and chances are you already own a handful with no need to continue to add to the collection! Plus, wearing your favorite tie clip on the big day will make it even more special for future use.

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We all know that your groom will be counting down the minutes until he gets to marry the love of his life, so make sure he’s prepared with a new watch! A great gift he can use regularly and be reminded of your special day. If it’s in the budget, we love the idea of having a special message engraved in the back of the face, even if it’s something as simple as your wedding date!

Image Source: Easy Weddings AU

Image Source: Easy Weddings AU

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We love hearing stories of treasured family heirlooms that are passed down or shared for the big day. You don’t frequently sport a tuxedo in everyday life? Instead of going out and buying all the essential tux accessories, borrow some! Does your dad or grandfather have a special set of cufflinks with sentimental value? Perfect. We love the idea of bringing your family down the aisle with you.

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Image Source: Off the Beaten Path

Image Source: Off the Beaten Path

Recently, many brides have been getting a special, short love note sewn into the back of their groom’s tie. We think this is the absolute sweetest idea! Tie it into the tradition by opting for a blue thread. It will create a long-lasting memory that you can cherish for years to come.

Groomsmen's Gift Guide

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The big day is almost here, and you and your fiancé would not have made it this far without the love and support of your friends and family. You’ve already picked out the perfect gifts to thank your bridesmaids months ago, but your hubby has probably yet to pick out gifts to show his--and your--appreciation for the time and money (i.e. bachelor party and tux rentals) his groomsmen put into your wedding day.

Whether you have one gift to give, or ten, personalization is essential; you want each man to know his individual support is important and acknowledged. We recommend engraving gifts with  a monogram specific to your groomsman or the wedding day date. Most companies offer free personalization with purchase of their items! Personalization is especially great for large wedding parties because you only have to find one item everyone will enjoy, and each will be distinct!

We’ve come up with an assortment of groomsmen gift ideas, in varying price ranges, to help inspire you to find the perfect gifts.

 

Whether you have many groomsmen, or are on a tight budget, there are an abundance of gifts under $25. Personalization is important with low-cost gifts; it makes them seem more elegant and expensive.

  • Socks

  • Flask

  • Pint glass

  • Shot glasses

  • Business card case

  • Bottle opener

 

The average groomsmen gift is between $35-$50. If this range appeals to you and your budget, check out these gift ideas (all engravable!).

  • Money clip

  • Pocket knife

  • Grillmaster set

  • Decanter

  • Zippo lighter

 

Those wishing to spend a little more should splurge on items that will get regular use and make your groomsmen feel dignified. 

  • Shaving kit

  • Weekender bag

  • Custom leather luggage tags

 

If you have no budget, or just a best man, consider these luxurious gifts. Add a monogram to make the gift even more exclusive!

  • Cigar set (cutter & lighter)

  • Cigar box/Humidor

  • Professional poker set

  • Sports tickets

 

Some gifts are available at any price range. Our favorites are monogrammed cufflinks, tie clips, or watches. All can be worn on your wedding day and will get more than one use. Individualize cufflinks to match each groomsman’s personality, or match the leather band of the watch to the groomsmen belt and shoes!