You’re getting married, and you’ve asked your best buddies to be in your wedding party. Fantastic! They’re super-pumped for the wedding and super-excited for you. However, remember that while asking someone to be your groomsman is a huge honor, but it’s also a huge obligation. They’re reserving weekends and funds to go to your engagement party, wedding shower, bachelor party and every other thing that happens before the big day.
Before the wedding, they’re helping you tie your tie or slipping you shots to take the edge off. They’re telling you it’s going to be fine and that your voice isn’t going to crack when you say your vows. At the wedding, they’re standing in the blazing sun in a three-piece suit while your ultra-religious ceremony takes forever even though you’re not even religious. At the reception, they’re dancing with your drunk Aunt Susan so she doesn’t get into a fight with your Uncle Mark who does not want to dance. In short, they’re doing their part to make sure your big day is everything you wanted it to be.
That’s why you want to get them an awesome groomsman gift. Something nice, but something that they’ll actually use. So, we’ve rounded up great gifts to give your buddies to thank them for being there for you. And please, no more flasks. Seriously.
Amanda Waas is the creator of You’re Welcome, a gift guide site for all of life’s awkward occasions. Her writing has appeared in Every Day With Rachael Ray, Glamour, Made Man, AOL’s Shelterpop and DIY Life, and various others. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook and sign up for her succinct, not-annoying weekly e-newsletter for gift suggestions sent right to your inbox.