8 groomsmen gifts they’ll actually like
Get the groomsmen together, its almost wedding time!
Whether you’re looking to ask your brother, cousin or best mate to be a groomsman, or you’re on the hunt for a day-of ‘thank you’ gift – this is the list you need!
We all love something that is personalised, and these are great options if you’re looking to gift your groomsmen with something to mark the day or just to say thank you.
Personalising and engraving pieces can also make gifts extra special.
A really handy gift that will definitely be appreciated is a bottle of aftershave. Whether you decided to choose their favourite and go-to scent, or go for something new – it is always appreciated. Make the gift extra special with a personalised engraving. Liz Holdsworth Calligraphy on Instagram is a talented calligraphy creative who will etch a message into your selected bottle.
Engraved Silver Hip Flask
Although a pretty traditional gift for groomsmen, the Newbridge Silverware Hip Flask is a great gift. You can even get the hip flask personalised with a custom engraving directly via the Newbridge website.
Top Tip: don’t personalise the gift with the date of your wedding, because it’s unlikely to mean as much to your groomsmen in the future – get their name, and it means the might reach for it more often.
Website: Happy Socks
Instagram: Happy Socks
An old reliable. Socks, and more specifically Happy Socks are pretty straight forward and widely acceptable gift. If you’re so inclined, get a handful of random prints and it could be a quirky touch for your groomsmen on the day, and would make for good photos too!
Cost: From €12
Initialed Silver Cuff Links
Again, another classic gift for the guys. Cufflinks are becoming more and more redundant with updated and modern designs on men’s shirts, but if you’re having a Black Tie wedding – this could be a good option as tuxedo shirts usually still need cufflinks. These can be engraved too, and let’s be real we all love a bit of personalisation! Stick to initials to make this gift a timeless one.
Old-School Barber’s Experience
This is a seriously good go-to for partners, brothers, dads and best-friends. The haircut and hot towel shave combination at The Grooming Rooms is a luxurious and unique barbering experience, and most likely something your groomsmen wouldn’t buy for themselves. A trip to The Grooming Rooms would be an excellent way to gather together before the big day, and as they’re located on South William Street, Grogan’s is right next door!
Engraved Aged Red Breast Whiskey
One for the whiskey aficionados. Choose from a 12, 15 or 21 year aged whiskey, this is a gift that you’re not likely to buy for yourself. A gorgeous gift for anyone looking for a very special groomsman gift. Also the addition of the robin (geddit robin redbreast!) could be a lovely touch for a Christmas wedding. To make this extra easy, you can order these fine aged whiskeys online, and add on engraving for €14.99 and have them delivered to your door.
Cost: From €64 – €220
Engraving: Additional €14.99
Leather Weekender Bag
Louis Copeland & Sons is an Irish brand synonymous with top-quality men’s clothing and accessories. If you’re looking for a luxury gift for yourself or your groomsmen, this leather weekender bag is a great choice. Perfect for weekend getaways, work trips or even a sports match, a leather weekender bag is a lovely gift that your groomsmen might not fork out for themselves.
Personalised Jameson Distillery Edition Gift
Jameson Distillery Edition is made and bottled specifically for the Jameson home distillery in Midleton, Co. Cork. Described as a whiskey of “exceptional depth… and warmth“, and has flavours and notes of fig with subtle vanilla and charred oak characteristics. This whiskey is an exclusive edition, and you can make this bottle even more special by adding your groomsman’s name to the label. The name will also be added to the presentation box too!