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by Tricia Goss
Show your love for long-standing, close friends of the groom with groomsmen gifts they'll love. A thoughtfully chosen gift for the groomsmen and the best man will show your friends that you're grateful they were part of your wedding party. Here are the most popular groomsmen gift ideas.
Make the cut. A gift most guys will love is a folding pocket knife. Find one with as many cool gadgets as possible, such as a bottle opener, scissors, and a screwdriver. These multitasking tools come in handy all the time, and every time your friend uses one of them, he will fondly remember your wedding.
Drink it in. One of the best groomsmen gift ideas for drinking buddies is barware. This is an especially good present if friends have expressed concern over losing one of their pals and that "boys' night out" is a thing of the past. A set of beer glasses, some unique shot glasses, or a matching flask for each of the "boys" will show them that, while things will certainly change a bit, the wedding is not the end of the friendship. Some flasks can also be engraved for a personalized touch.
Find the missing link. Once upon a time, every man had several pairs of cuff links that he might wear to work and for special occasions, so why not carry on tradition with stylish groomsmen cuff links? Although no longer considered an essential factor for most wardrobes, slick cuff links are bound to make any guy feel a bit more handsome, smooth, and debonair. Give each man a pair in colored glass to match the wedding or in fun shapes, such as golf bags, to celebrate a shared hobby. Cuff links with initials or other personal details are also good gift ideas.
Look at the time. Pocket watches are the type of present friends will treasure and perhaps pass down as heirlooms. If you choose pocket watches for groomsmen gifts, be sure to select a top-quality metal watch with a sturdy chain. Select watches with a design that will call to mind your wedding day or choose unadorned pocket watches and have them engraved with a meaningful sentiment or names and initials.
Show me the money. If you want your best man and other friends to be reminded of your friendship, esteem, and appreciation every day, a high-quality money clip is a top choice for a gift groomsmen will love. You might select a classic leather money clip with a pocket to hold his driver's license or credit card. On the other hand, you could make the gifts more luxurious by selecting sterling silver clips and having them specially engraved with the names or initials of the recipients. Either way, your groomsman will remember you every time he uses it.