It is not common to see photo frames adorned with, "Will you be my usher?" It is even less common to see men wearing necklaces that they received as a gift for being in a friend's wedding. It can happen, and it would bear no judgment but it is certainly not the norm. If one were to speak in generalizations, groomsmen typically enjoy more practical gifts. So, how does a groom thank his ushers for standing by his side on his wedding day? How does a groom say "thank you" in a meaningful yet practical way?Here are the six best gift ideas for groomsmen.
Cuff links are useful. They are easily lost but not often quickly replaced. It is hard to find cuff links that are attractive and actually mean something. A pair of personalized cuff links with the usher's initials is a gift that would make a nice gesture. The gift conveys the thought of "Thank you for being there for me on my big day." It also says, "Here is something to remember this day, your contribution, and our friendship."
Tie clips are believed by some to be a thing of the past. But would it be so bad if they were brought back in style? If ushers are wearing long ties instead of bowties, the perfect gift is a fancy tie clip. An engraved tie clip will definitely add a personal touch. However, the tie clip could also represent something meaningful between the friends. For example, if the groomsmen were all in a band together, a tie clip with a musical note or the name of the band could be equally useful and significant.
Matching Groomsman Socks
Socks are lost all the time. Socks that are of high quality, comfortable and luxurious, and adorned discreetly with the usher's initials at the top make a perfect gift. This is of course, unless he feels the desire to show them off.
Cocktail shakers are a gift that, unlike a personalized photo frame or coffee mug, the groomsmen are likely to display in their home. Consider getting a high-end cocktail shaker, perhaps with a metallic sheen, and maybe even engraved. This would be something that will certainly be used regularly and proudly displayed.
Sunglasses for Men
Sunglasses are not something that men typically consider buying for themselves unless they have lost their only pair. However, a pair of expensive sunglasses in a shape and style that will fit all faces is something that the ushers will use long after the big day, and possibly on the big day. They will also be something they are more likely to treat with great care as it is a thoughtful gift from an important day.
External phone chargers are one of the best inventions in recent years, especially for anyone who is glued to their phone. What better or more practical gift than an extra portable phone charger? Most people can use an extra one in their gym bag, travel bag, or car. It is a gift that is sure to be appreciated and, if it feels impersonal, engrave it with the usher's initials. There is no better thank you in our modern world than to guarantee a fully charged device.
Other Gift Ideas For Groomsmen
This list contains all tangible items so that your groomsmen can fondly look back and remember the supporting role they had on your big day. Having said that, nothing stops you from gifting experiences or other non-tangible items as well.
It is not always easy to buy gifts for men from men and particularly with the pressure of making it meaningful as well as practical. Still, these gift ideas are all ones that most men probably need, can certainly use, and will surely appreciate. The fact that it will be given as a "thank you" for being part of a significant day only enhances their value.
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