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The 10 Best Groomsmen Gifts of 2018 (and 5 You Should Avoid)

Chris Easter Groomsmen in grey suits gathering to enjoy some of the best groomsmen gifts of 2018

You’ve searched far and wide but the hunt is over! Here’s our list of the 10 best groomsmen gifts in 2018. We hope this helps narrow down your shopping list so you can get something great for the guys. Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the post for our list of 5 groomsman gift ideas you should avoid in 2018. Groomsmen gift box with flask and knife

Stirling Wood Groomsmen Gift Box

It’s simple math. Three gifts are always better than one. Especially when those gifts are as awesome as this personalized flask and heavy duty pocket knife we’ve bundled to create the Personalized Stirling Groomsmen Gift Box. The gifts come in our handsome natural wood box that’s  engraved with a groomsman’s name and initial. The best part is there’s no need for gift wrapping as the boxes come pre-filled with shredded presentation paper. Need to explore further? You can also browse the rest of our groomsman boxes here.

Personalized Waxed Canvas & Leather Dopp Kit

Waxed Canvas & Leather Dopp Kits

Your groomsmen will be hitting the road in style with these personalized dopp kits that are available in black and olive green. The best part about this gift is that it’s practical. They’re great for frequent travelers, students and guys who enjoy hitting the gym after work His grooming essentials and toiletries will fit comfortably inside. The exterior features a handsome look, especially after his initials are embroidered (for no extra cost). If you feel like really making his day, there’s also a version that includes a beard grooming kit.This stylish canvas and leather duffle bag — available in black, green or blue — includes leather handles, an adjustable cotton shoulder strap, as well as a roomy interior sporting a zippered pocket and a menswear-inspired striped pattern.

Canvas & Leather Duffle Bags for Traveling Groomsmen

Not every gift is worthy of being presented to your best man. These personalized canvas and leather duffle bags definitely make the cut. They’re available in three colors and can be engraved with the reception’s initials. There’s enough interior room to pack for a weekend getaway or quick business day trip.

Personalized Compass in Wooden Gift Box

Engraved Compass – the Sentimental Gift Idea

Is this Engraved Compass the coolest groomsmen gift of the year? It’s certainly in the conversation. Your wedding day is the ultimate achievement. Honor the men who helped guide you along the way. The compass is great for dads, brothers and the father-of-the-bride. It’s available in gold, silver and gunmetal designs. A wooden gift box is included for presentation and safe keeping.

Personalized Baseball Bottle Opener

Personalized Baseball Bottle Openers

Where we do we even begin with how awesome these personalized baseball bottle openers are. Each is handcrafted from a regulation-size baseball – with multiple ways to personalize. Not into baseball? Check out these puck openers for your favorite hockey fan.

Personalized Craft Beer 12-Pack Bottle Cooler

Personalized 12-Pack Craft Beer Coolers

These handy and durable craft beer coolers are ideal for many types of occasions. Grooms and groomsmen can use them while hanging out in the backyard, floating down a river or going on a road trip. They’re water tight and won’t leak when filled with ice. An initial may be embroidered on each cooler making for a practical and unique groomsmen gift. Also available in 6-pack size.

Personalized Decanter Set with 2 Low Ball Glasses for Groomsmen

Engraved Decanter Set with Lowball Glasses

Show me a guy that says he doesn’t want a stiff drink at the end of the day and I’ll show you a liar. This classy 3pc. decanter set is fit for any gentleman. We’ll personalize in one of four ways. One option features antlers and an initial (pictured above). The other three are variations of a formal monogram. Two lowball glasses are included so he’ll never have to drink alone.


Perfect for backyard grill masters and tailgaters, this handy grill tool set is housed in a personalized case made from natural, high-quality bamboo.

Great Groomsmen Grilling Gear

There’s nothing wrong with being a lousy grill-master. It hurts to admit it, but we’re all capable of this. With our line of personalized grilling gear, you can at least look good while pretending to know what to do. Grill tools, branding irons and monogrammed aprons are just a few ideas your groomsmen will love. Meat sold separately.

Custom Pub Sign

Custom Pub Signs for Every Type of Guy

Everyone’s different (and there’s nothing wrong with that)! We have custom pub signs to match the interests and personality of each guy in your wedding party. Home bar signs for the the man cave – cigar company signs for the stogie puffers – sporty signs for the athletes – and many more! All signs are ready to hang right out of the box.

Chalkboard Beer Mug

Chalkboard Beer Mug for the Creative Drinkers

It’s a simple concept that will provide hours of drinking fun. Fill this chalkboard beer mug with your favorite cold beverage and use the included piece of chalk to record what number drink you’re on. The higher the number gets, the funnier the looks everyone will be giving you. Fun, right? Or you could do something boring like write your name. Either way, you’re a winner in our book.

All of the products in this list (plus more) are available on The Man Registry. We offer speedy service, free personalization and free shipping on orders over $125. Need to also knock out your bridesmaid gifts? We have those too.

Groomsman Gifts You Should Avoid

1. Custom Bobbleheads and Caricatures. Just don’t do it. The concept is cool, but these things never end up looking how they’re supposed to. Inevitably one groomsman will get ticked off because his bobblehead doesn’t look like him – and then you’re stuck trying to get a replacement. Do you really want to be dealing with this on your wedding day?

2. T-Shirts. See above. Buying shirts for other men is a recipe for disaster because sizes vary. Someone’s shirt will fit wrong and it’ll turn into an embarrassing situation.

3. Sports Tickets. We agree that the idea of gifting tickets to the wedding party is appealing. What you’re really doing, however, is creating a hassle for yourself. There’s just too much coordination involved. Your friend have busy schedules, jobs, kids, etc. Be careful when assuming they can drop everything and go to a game together.

4. Alcohol. This is a great idea in theory, but what if your groomsmen are traveling home by plane? You’ll end up paying to ship the bottles back to each guy’s house. It won’t be cheap.

5. His Tuxedo Rental. Boring. Give him something tangible he can take home with him.

Gift Ideas They'll Love

  • An authentic Louisville Slugger bat that can be engraved for your best man and groomsmen.

    Louisville Slugger Personalized Baseball Bat

    3 Available Colors
    5.00 out of 5
  • Personalized Brown Leather Wallet and Cufflink Gift Set

    Personalized Brown Leather Wallet and Cufflink Gift Set

    7 Available Styles
  • Perfect for the stylish crew, this sharp 10”x8” carbon fiber-inspired watch and sunglasses case will help keep his accessories handy, organized and safe from scratches.

    Personalized Men’s Watch and Sunglasses Box

    5.00 out of 5
  • Black Matte Groomsmen Growler

    Black Matte Groomsman Growler

    5.00 out of 5
  • Personalized Beer Koozie for Groomsmen

    Personalized Beer Koozie for Groomsmen

    5.00 out of 5
  • personalized gunmetal pocket watch

    Personalized Gunmetal Pocket Watch

    5.00 out of 5
  • Personalized Gunmetal Round Cufflinks

    Personalized Gunmetal Round Cufflinks

  • The 4042GY grey duffle bag is ready to be filled with all of your groomsmen and best men's travel essentials.

    Personalized Grey Duffle Bag for Groomsmen



  • David from Daicar Estudio 9 months ago

    Those waxed canvas & leather dopp kits are my gift of choice for sure. Those colors are just great and the items inside are perfect even to get ready for the wedding!

    Great selection of gifts!

    • Chris at The Man Registry 4 months ago

      Thanks for checking out the groomsmen gift guide! The dopp kits are consistently a great seller for us – and they really do make a great gift for men (for any occasion). Glad you like them!

  • Olga 8 months ago

    Good ideas!!!

  • Noveli Photography 8 months ago

    Don’t want to name any names, but we’ve seen some less than flattering caricatures in our time.

  • Mary LaRochelle 8 months ago

    Loving the chalk board mug idea – totally agree that you do not want to get him a bobble-head – cheasy.

    • Chris at The Man Registry 4 months ago

      We totally agree. Cheese to the 10th degree!

  • Adam 4 months ago

    Most of the people I know don’t drink, so about half of this “best gifts” list would be some of the worst gifts I could give them.

    • Chris at The Man Registry 4 months ago

      Point taken. Perhaps the other half of the list could be some of the best gifts you could give them! Feel free to contact us if there’s something specific you’re looking for. Thanks for checking out our site!


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