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There is a multitude of fun and creative options for your man’s side of the bridal party that’ll knock those traditional gift ideas right out of the park.
When brainstorming ideas for what to give, try thinking about choosing gifts based on personality. This makes things feel less generic, and creates the opportunity to reflect on how awesome your groom’s dudes really are. I've narrowed it down to five personality types: The Athlete, The Outdoorsman, The Minimalist, The City-Slicker, and The World Traveler. I've also listed some favorite websites at the bottom to give you even more unique (and cool) gift giving possibilities!
If you’re as obsessed with baseball as Rebecca (see her blog post comparing wedding planning to The Sandlot), you’ll love this baseball bat from The Man Registry that can be engraved however you’d like it. Choose the groomsman’s name, an inside joke, nickname — the possibilities are endless!
LEFT / RIGHT: Louisville Slugger Shades | Shwood
Maybe your fan likes to kick it in style. These shades from Shwood will keep the sun outta your eyes at any Giants game. They’re made from authentic Louisville slugger wood; pretty cool!
Have a dude who is always down for a hike? Leave him prepared with this hand sewn pouch from Manready Mercantile, featuring: 6 feet of paracord, a small compass and a petite bundle of strike-anywhere matches.
MIDDLE: Bourbon Jerky | Manready Mercantile
Best addition to any campfire (or groomsmen gift)? This here jerky. Soaked overnight in Bulleit Bourbon whiskey, this stuff is the real deal.
RIGHT: Warhorse Workshop Bracelet | Manready Mercantile
Perhaps your outdoorsman appreciates hiking in style. This bracelet is made from braided Kangaroo leather with a deer antler closure. Known for durability, it’ll keep any groomsman fresh on the trails.
Handcrafted in the USA, this leather iPhone wallet is perfect for the no-fuss kind of guy. Slip in his phone, I.D, and cash and he’s good to go.
RIGHT: Poquito Wallet | Madera
Hailing from Australia, these wallets are from renewable timber and are as simple as can be. Slim, purposeful, and effortless cool.
The City Slicker
A stainless steel comb doubles as a bottle opener. Keeps your dude lookin’ swell, even if he’s cracked a few too many.
MIDDLE / RIGHT: Lighter Cufflinks | Cool Material
I KNOW I said I wouldn’t include cufflinks. But these are vintage style lighter cufflinks. Flaming cufflinks here, people. The perfect addition to any bad-boy, city slicker’s wardrobe.
The World Traveler
A water proof journal and space pen... because sometimes you need to take notes while scuba diving, right?
MIDDLE: Picture Dictionary | Flight 001
A pocket sized photo dictionary that allows you to point to a picture when you don’t know the word. Perfect for the guy who is adventuring across the globe.
RIGHT: Leather Passport Cover | Tom's (made by Apolis)
Simple and chic, this passport cover by Apolis is timeless. Apolis means “global citizen,” and their company believes in creating social change through business practice, which is an awesome bonus.
Because truthfully, we all just want to give the important men in our lives one kickass gift.