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10-29-2012, 11:24 PM
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Groomsmen Gifts

A few of you might remember awhile back I posted about engagement ideas/opinions... long story short I took the advice of the board and did the romantic gesture. I took her on a horse ride through the city followed by a proposal by the river a supper at one of the higher class restaurants and a night in the fancy hotel besbrough.
Now I come to you people in all of your wisdom to give me advice in what I should try get my groomsmen for gifts. I don’t like the idea of flasks since nobody really uses them anymore and I would rather not do cufflinks or a money clip ect. as those are pretty standard for weddings. So does anyone know of any unique ideas they have heard of or seen? Me and the boys are quite average joes who drink quite regularly, play hockey, rec volleyball, the odd slow pitch tournaments, golf, taking the old mans boat out on the lake... usual guy things

Any help/ideas would be appreciated

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My brother did bottles of crown royal and whiskey stones or something.

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A friend of mine, hugely into soccer as were his groomsmen, who got them custom soccer jerseys as gifts. Everybody loved 'em. Depending how into hockey everybody is, perhaps a custom jersey is an idea.

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I was given a watch as my groomsmen gift. I wore it on the day of the wedding and it's been sitting in the box ever since. I suppose I'll always have it for when I attend watch wearing events. But that will be seldom.

It was appreciated even though I have little to no use for a watch.

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Good idea for a thread. I will also need ideas on this as I'm getting married next year.

I was thinking good swiss army knives or leatherman's?





If I was a groomsman, I'd love a gift like that. But then again I love multi-tool gadgets and flashlights. Lol.


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Good idea for a thread. I will also need ideas on this as I'm getting married next year.

I was thinking good swiss army knives or leatherman's?





If I was a groomsman, I'd love a gift like that. But then again I love multi-tool gadgets and flashlights. Lol.
My brother got his groomsmen swiss army knives with our names engraved in them. All the guys liked the gift as it was original and it was something that is useful

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Good idea for a thread. I will also need ideas on this as I'm getting married next year.

I was thinking good swiss army knives or leatherman's?





If I was a groomsman, I'd love a gift like that. But then again I love multi-tool gadgets and flashlights. Lol.
Leathermens

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My brother got his groomsmen swiss army knives with our names engraved in them. All the guys liked the gift as it was original and it was something that is useful
Yeah that was exactly what I was thinking.

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I would much rather have had a leatherman than a watch.

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Assuming you're not in the States you can get everyone a nice Cuban cigar?

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All my groomsmen were hockey fans, so I bought them all player t-shirts or different Penguin players and let them choose who they each wanted.

Best man, however, I bought him something differently. Figured he deserved something better since he went through a lot for me for my wedding.

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I got a pretty nice Coleman soft cooler and a 6er of some good microbrew from my brother in law who married my sister. Pretty good gift.

I also got an iPod nano a few years back from my other brother in law. Both were sweet gifts that I use a lot.

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A few of you might remember awhile back I posted about engagement ideas/opinions... long story short I took the advice of the board and did the romantic gesture. I took her on a horse ride through the city followed by a proposal by the river a supper at one of the higher class restaurants and a night in the fancy hotel besbrough.
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I gave engraved Pewter beer mugs... the last time I was a grooms man I received an engraved pocket watch.

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At mt wedding I gave them personally engraved flasks with some top end scotch in them. In the past I have received, a stainless steel set of BBQ utensils, an engraved pewter mug, and even a chrome monogrammed USB memory stick. To give you some ideas.

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I gave engraved Pewter beer mugs... the last time I was a grooms man I received an engraved pocket watch.
As a little bit of a non drinker take off on that, double walled glasses are terrific for keeping coffee hot or cold drinks cold.
if you are already hectic on time, just use gift bags to put your gifts in, or gift cards(but make sure it's something they'd use, Chapters is a pretty good one as they do mostly have books but also a pretty interesting selection of a variety of things)


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I got a pocket-watch once with my name on it. Thought that was pretty good.

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As a little bit of a non drinker take off on that, double walled glasses are terrific for keeping coffee hot or cold drinks cold.
if you are already hectic on time, just use gift bags to put your gifts in, or gift cards(but make sure it's something they'd use, Chapters is a pretty good one as they do mostly have books but also a pretty interesting selection of a variety of things)
Yeah, I love those Tervis glasses... have 2-3 for each of my sports teams. Only downside is they're pretty damn expensive, but worth the splurge.

To answer the OP... check out the entire site in the link below, in addition to what I linked.

http://www.themanregistry.com/gifts/...ol-cooler.html


And also, get this for the bachelors party.

http://www.themanregistry.com/gifts/...explosion.html

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You guys are ****ing spoiled.

Last time i did grooms man i not only flew back to vancouver from the middle east for the wedding. But found out i had to not only where a tux but i had to pay for the rental myself. And i got no pocket watch/swiss army knife/cigar.

****ing *******.

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I bought some good quality pint-size beer glasses (are they called goblets?), and had them engraved with the initials of each groomsman and then filled in the engravings with gold leaf. It looked pretty cool.

The engraving was a lot more expensive than the cost of the glasses. Surprised me, but I guess engraving glass is a lot harder than metal.

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I got my groomsmen copies of Battlefield 3 for PC.

It helped we were all gamers.

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Would sun glasses be a good idea? it is an ourdoor wedding. The only thing about sunglasses is everyone likes differnt styles and such

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