Happy Monday! We all know that I’m not a big fan of monogrammed gifts … ok, I pretty much hate them. Try searching for “bridal party gifts” and the first page of results will all be monogrammed gifts. Why not give your bridal party a fun gift that they can get good use out of?
While bridesmaids are a bit easier to shop for, today we give you a roundup of our favorite groomsman gifts … sans monograms (ok, there is ONE monogram, but I promise, it’s not cheesy and SOOOO man friendly).
We like to do things on a budget here at MarryThis!, but this isn’t the time to scrimp. Chances are your bridal party will be spending their own money and time to be a part of your wedding, so make sure to say thank you with a quality, thoughtful gift.
Read on for 10 great manly-man gifts! (And if you’re looking for a gift for your girls, make sure to check out our Bridesmaid Gift Roundup!)
FOR THE ENTERTAINER
500-Piece Poker Chip Set – $45
Every man needs a complete poker chip set. Shell out a little extra dough and give your men a set with nice heavy chips and 2 decks of official poker playing cards (red and blue).
Microphone Speaker – $27
This fun retro-looking microphone speaker can turn any iPod or smart phone (with a headphone jack) into an instant boom box. Your groomsmen will love being the save-the-day DJ.
FOR THE MIX MASTER
Hand-tooled Leather Reusable 6-pack Beer Carton – $85
Could this 6-pack drink carrier GET any classier? Talk about sexy. This gift would be perfect for the groomsmen who appreciates a good micro-brew.
Williams-Sonoma Bar Gift Set – $80
I’ve never met an alcoholic gift that I didn’t like. Chances are your groomsmen haven’t either. Help them connect with their inner James Bond with this classy cocktail gift set.
FOR THE OUTDOORSMAN
Upcycled Tent Dopp Kit – $38
I envy the man that can pack up all his toiletries in one measly bag. Usually half of my luggage consists of just hair products. This dopp kit is perfect for the outdoorsy groomsman. Upcycled from an old tent, it’s also environmentally conscious, too!
Coleman Sundome 2-Person Tent – $40
In lieu of the tacky stripper-laden bachelor party, why not take your boys on a camping trip in the good ol’ outdoors? When you reach your destination, surprise them with their own tents — for keeps!
FOR THE GRILL MASTER
Grill Sergeant BBQ Apron – $30
As a military wife, I have a soft spot for all camo-related items. ESPECIALLY when they combine a sexy military outfit AND cooking! Your foodie friends will love knowing they can simultaneously BBQ, carry all the condiments AND an additional 7 beers. Major man score.
Personalized BBQ Branding Iron – $40
Ok, technically I think this counts as monogramming. But what man wouldn’t want to brand their own meat? It’s a bit misogynistic, sure, but doesn’t EVERY man love a good, juicy hunk of meat?
FOR THE GEEK
R2-D2 Projection Alarm Clock – $40
If I could go back in time I would get all my groomsmen this R2-D2 clock. They were all major geeks — and this clock is majorly awesome.
Star Trek Bathrobe – $40-$60
Sure, your groomsman’s wives might not be too happy with this Star Trek bathrobe — but it’s sure to please any geek with a love for sci-fi. I can see my husband drooling from across the room.
Happy gifting!! What are YOUR favorite bridal party gift ideas? Let us know in a comment below!