Well sir, here we are.
You’ve walked the single path for as long as you feel you could have. It’s been a journey but you’re ready to move on and transition into a new phase of life.
You’ve found someone that fills a special place in your heart and the lifeÂ of a single man is about to end.
Time for a quick reality check.
Now you will always have your buddies with you, but getting married can often change that dynamic just a little. Most wives won’t be okay with you taking off every night to “chill” with the guys. And when you ask her if it’s okay for you to go out on a Wednesday night and she responds with “That’s fine honey, go ahead”.Â Don’t do it! It’s a trap.
You really have only a short while before that way of life is gone. It’s a sad truth, but it’s a common reality of marriage. Sorry.
But don’t get cold feet now. It’s not all bad.
You’ve come so far and this one special person is truly all you will ever need. Plus your buddies will always be around. You just won’t see them every day.
So as a tribute to your bros (most of which I assume will be your groomsmen), it’s essential that you give them a great parting gift.
The groomsmen gift should be more than just a cigar or whiskey. It should be something they will keep forever and always be able to look at with fond memories.
All of these gifts will be perfect for remembering the single man you once were. Just don’t get too jealous as you’re giving them away.
Weddings, even in their current state of “uniqueness”, can often become very generic. A wedding dress is a guarantee and suits are pretty much expected. Wouldn’t it be nice to give each guy their own unique flair? You can do just that by giving each one their own pair of dress socks. They can wear them on the special day and keep them until they put holes in the toes. Just check with the bride to make sure they pass her wedding standards checklist.
Click to buy:Â $10
When it comes to groomsmen gifts, it’s important to think of practicality. What is the point of giving a gift that will look cool on a shelf for a few days, but then just ends up sitting in a drawer never to be used again? A duffel bag can be used to for travel, work, and working out. You can also stuff it with other goodies and gifts to give your groomsmen.
Click to buy: $58
There is something fascinating about men and knives. We see one and our minds jump to the idea ofÂ whittling ourselves a something by hand or gutting a fish to throw over a fire.Â It must some sort of survival instinct that we all possess. Even though we know we will never do either of those things, but just in case, it would be nice to have it.
To give the gift a personal touch you can even get it engraved. They will cherish it forever and when the apocalypse comes they will have a knife to survive the elements, all thanks to you.
Click to buy: $25
Now if you’re looking for something in the same category as a knife but with a little more functionality, grab a multi-tool swiss army knife. Complete with pliers, wire strippers, serratedÂ blade, sharp blade, screwdriver, nail claw, and of course a hammer. Not only will your groomsmen appreciate the gesture, they actually use it on a regular basis.
Click to buy: $14
Give your beer drinking bros something to remember you by. Â That way when you are stuck at home watch the latest episode of the BacheloretteÂ with your dearly beloved wife, they can sip on a beer in memory of their long lost pal.
Click to buy: $11
Does a beer mug seemÂ fitting for your groomsmen? Well then I’d assume a beer making kit is the next logical step. Not to mention, after all the beer they are going to drink at your wedding, it only seems fitting that they return the favour and make you a homemade brew.
Click to buy: $25
How many people actually wear cuff links anymore? Maybe your grandfather, but that’s about it. Your groomsmen, however, will most likely be wearing ties. What better way to accent that tie than with a fancy tie clip. They will appreciate the gesture and get a lot of future use out of it.
Click to buy: $23
There is nothing exciting about a plain bottle opener. Sure it serves a very functional purpose and gets the job done. But wouldn’t it be cool to have a bottle opener that looks like something it’s not? These black-lacquered â€œtoolsâ€ will make your groomsmenÂ look like a handyman when in reality he’s just opening beer bottles. Choose between a hammer, pliers, pinchers, and a wrench, or give him all fourâ€”the collection also makes a great wall decoration.
Click to buy: $22
Many men have not truly achieved the status of gentleman. Since you are clearly mature enough to become a married man, you have proven yourself to beÂ a wise gentleman. Give your groomsmen the gift of knowledge. The Modern Gentlemen book will give them tips, tricks, and lessons on how to be a gentleman in modern society. I’m sure they will thank you whenever their wedding comes along.
Click to buy: $12
Unless you are a bearded barbarian, shaving is an unavoidable task. Even if you only have a couple hairs on your chinny-chin-chin, you will eventually need to shave them. Some men love shaving, while others dread it. Make the process just a little easier with the greatest tool for a great shave. By combing the brush with your shaving cream, your groomsmen will get a closer and more comfortable shave. Bonus: You also look really cool while using it.
Click to buy: $31