Friday, October 8, 2010

Gifting The Groomsmen

Today, my husband shares his unconventional gift choice for our groomsmen, plus the reasoning behind it. Enjoy!

When it came to choosing gifts for my groomsmen, I wanted to go for something unique that also had some semblance of practicality. Of course, the quintessential gift for groomsmen is a classic set of cufflinks.

There are many great varieties available to match the guys’ tastes and impart some of the groom’s personality at the same time. At one end of the spectrum are cufflinks molded from gold and silver, which can truly be considered jewelry. At the other are fun and quirky picks that may not be crafted from precious metals, but feature the insignias of colleges or sports teams that have special significance to the groom and his friends. Of course, there are also cufflinks that span the entire spectrum, being at once stunning and fun, such as the ThinkGeek set below, which features photomicrographs of caffeine molecules.
However, unless your groomsmen are 007, cufflinks are often doomed to sit unused in a drawer full of socks. So, instead, I opted for a gift that would hopefully be more useful, if not a bit out-of-the-ordinary – lock-picking sets. Though this may sound like an unusual choice of gift, these kits are actually very handy should you ever lose a key or face a broken door lock in your home. Also, for those who enjoy solving hands-on puzzles such as Rubix cubes, lock-picking can be quite the challenge.
In the end, no matter what gift you may choose, try to pick something that reflects who you are. In my case, I’m an engineer who loves puzzles and the joy of solving them, as do the rest of the guys I chose to have at my side throughout the wedding.

What's your fiance's style when it comes to gifting the guys?

(Photo Credits: ThinkGeek & SouthOrd)

11 comments:

  1. those are cool! We gave our groomsmen flasks with their initials :)

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  2. That's an awesome gift! My fiance is skipping the cufflink route also for his groomsmen, but I have no idea what he's come up with!

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  3. My husbnad did bifold wallets with the groomsmens initals

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  4. What a neat idea! My husband gave his guys Swiss Army Knives, since they are all outdoorsy types.

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  5. I love it! I didn't even know they sold those. Where did you find them?

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  6. Awesome post!! I think it's so important to think of the individual likes of your bridal party when you pick out any gift, rather than something totally generic.

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  7. Thanks for the comments, ladies! Gonna Be His Mrs., Stephen got them online through a website called SouthOrd. He found great sets for just about $20, and they arrived very quickly.

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  8. great gift idea. i agree that the more useful the better :)

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  9. i'm sorry, did you say lock picking kit??? that is awesome. i'm sure your groomsmen had so much fun with those. i want one.

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  10. I was so jealous of the guys when they got these!! They all had so much fun with them, ha!

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