It is customary for the groom to thank his attendants by presenting them with a gift as a token of appreciation. The objective is for you to select a gift that is meaningful and thoughtful, something that hopefully will not be relegated to the back of a closet, but instead will serve as a lasting memento.

Here is a list which may help you with making your choices.

Personal Gifts

  1. monogrammed or initialed items such as: engraved wine glasses, cigar case (with cigars), cigar cutter, business card holder, silver playing card carrier, key ring, money clip, pocket watch, Swiss Army knife
  2. personalized stationary
  3. cologne (his favorite)


Not-So Personal Gifts

  1. cologne (his favorite)
  2. glass or pewter beer mugs or steins
  3. cuff links
  4. silver or leather-covered flasks
  5. tickets to a sporting event or concert
  6. date book or desk calendar
  7. writing implements
  8. sport or hobby-specific accessory like golf balls, tees, lures, etc.
  9. subscription to a “something”-of-the month club, such as wine, fruit, cigar, beer, etc.
  10. Martini or Margarita set
  11. shaving kit
  12. gift certificate for a spa treatment, massage or hair grooming
  13. CD or video set or music Gift Certificate
  14. magazine subscription
  15. museum membership
  16. bottle of fine wine, or a bottle of home brewed beer
  17. sports lessons with a pro: golf, tennis, etc.
  18. sports activity: golf, racket ball, etc.
  19. barbecue tools with apron and an oven mitt
  20. coolers filled with a 6-pack of a local micro-brew
  21. activity gear
  22. lottery subscription
  23. ravel kit
  24. car emergency kit (jumper cables, etc.)


Difficult as it may be, the more personalized or person-specific the gift is, the more likely it is that it will be appreciated. Happy shopping!