Groom 101

What Should Grooms Have on Their Wedding Registry

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As grooms become more and more involved in wedding planning and the popularity of man showers and couples showers continue to grow – now’s the perfect time for grooms to bring in some serious loot by creating their man registries.

Although traditional wedding registries are great for items like bath towels, dishes, and bedding, there are certain items that guys should handle — or at least have a hand in — selecting. After all, the groom is half of the wedding equation. Plus, your guy friends will want to give you something they know you’ll enjoy.

Registry Categories

Here are some major gift categories to consider that both brides and grooms can enjoy together. Like what you see? Create a registry with us.


  • 4K TV – parents or groups of friends may go in on something like this together
  • Video game system – we’re Team PS5
  • iPad
  • Party games for get-togethers – Jackbox Games, Cards Against Humanity, Settlers of Catan
  • Portable speakers
  • Projector and screen
  • Surround sound speaker system
  • Ring security system
  • Nest thermostat
  • Amazon Echo or Google Home

Home Improvement

  • Tool chest
  • Toolset
  • Stud finder
  • Paintbrushes
  • Ladder
  • Dependable flashlight
  • Lawnmower/weed whacker
  • Electronic Level

Kitchen and Grill

  • BBQ Grill
  • Cedar planks for the grill
  • Grill tools
  • Grill cover
  • Steak knife set
  • Deep fryer
  • Grilling cookbook
  • Meat grinder
  • Specialty hot sauce or BBQ sauce

Basement/Man Cave

Game Room

  • Dartboard
  • Poker table
  • Poker chip set
  • Beer pong table – OK, this one is iffy, but nothing beats revisiting those college nights!
  • Board games


  • Tent
  • Outside patio space heater
  • Hammock
  • Tailgaiting gear
  • Horseshoes or bags game
  • Lawn chairs
  • Cooler
  • Binoculars
  • Camping equipment

Sports Team Gear

  • Wall art or framed memorabilia
  • Appetizer bowls
  • Glassware, beer steins, and coffee mugs
  • Shot glasses
  • Travel mugs
  • Lamps or neon signs
  • Flag or yard sign
  • Blankets or pillows

TMR Recommendation: These are just suggestions to help get the ball rolling. Each couple is different and enjoys different things. We recommend first taking an inventory of what’s most important to you and your bride, and then registering accordingly. Remember, getting married is a joint venture. The groom’s involvement in the wedding gift registry is essential. Don’t let your gifts be an afterthought!


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I reached out to The Man Registry on a Saturday, just 7 days before my wedding, asking for help with my groomsmen gifts. I heard back within an hour and was able to get 8 personalized coolers in just 3 days. Ordering was easy and the quality was top notch. Would highly recommend The Man Registry!

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