There’s nothing more exciting than planning one of the most important days of your life with your closest friends by your side. But we know better than anyone the cost of modern weddings. So how do you say “thank you” to your groomsmen (and groomswomen) while also staying on top of that wedding budget? After showcasing the best wedding venues in our markets, giving you the 411 on florals, and guiding your selection of envy-worthy Wedding Registry items, Zola’s back with some awesome gifts for the groom’s commitment crew. Even better? These gifts are all under $50 each. Read on for awesome groomsmen gift ideas that will leave your groom’s entourage (and your wallet) very grateful.
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For the Alcohol Connoisseur
Your wedding is a celebration, so why not have your groomsmen/women’s gifts follow suit? Here are some of our favorite alcohol-themed gifts that you can count on to get the party started and to keep it going well after last call.
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Have a wedding party full of Don Drapers? You (de)can’t go wrong with this groomsmen gift. (Sorry.) This monogrammable whiskey decanter is equal parts fun and classy. Or if your groom crew is more into Malbec than Maker’s, hit them up with these equally sharp personalized wine decanters.
For the brewski loving broskis (sorry, we couldn’t help it), a personalized growler is the gift that will keep on giving. Craft brews are bigger than ever, so this growler is perfect for any friend that likes to keep really great beer on hand.
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The ultimate addition to two fingers of the brown stuff, whiskey stones are just as functional as they are beautiful—especially when they are as clean, modern, and elegant as this silver-toned set from Swedish brand Orrefors. A gift to keep your pals’ drinks colder and purer longer? We’ll raise our glasses to that.
Whether they’re wine or beer drinkers, your mates will appreciate a stylish bar tool that will last them a lifetime of bottle-popping. This hand-crafted Laguiole corkscrew, made from stainless steel with a red stablewood handle, looks as good as it functions.
For the Well-Groomed Groomsman
If you have some GQ gentlemen in your wedding, we have the perfect gifts to keep them looking great during and after your wedding day.
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Just think: every time your peeps pack up their toiletries, they’ll think about your wedding (fondly, of course). With a rugged, minimalist design in charcoal gray waxed canvas, this travel wash bag is perfect for the groomsman or woman on the go.
Beard Grooming Kit
This handy, pocket-sized kit will keep your bearded and ‘stached groomsmen looking damn handsome, as advertised. It contains a high-quality, 100% natural beard oil and wax (key to keeping whiskers looking soft and under control), a pair of scissors, and a comb. In short, this thoughtful little gift ensures that your even your hairiest groomsman will look great in photos.
The ultimate in luxury shaving products, this shaving set is for groomsmen who are serious about keeping their cheeks smooth and their chins stubble free. Made from natural, soothing ingredients, this kit contains a 5-step shaving guide, cleansing face wash, soothing shave oil, post-shave balm, and hot cloth face towels. Did we mention it’s TSA-approved for carry-on luggage? Score.
Shaving Soap and Soap Bowl
With quality craftsmanship and display-worthy design, this shaving soap and bowl set is great for guys who love a great shave without all the fuss of gadgets. The double-handled enamel soap bowl features a sailboat illustration on one side and the quote “Take the rough with the smooth” on the other, so it’s ready to elevate your best dudes’ bathroom shelves. Let them work up a lather acceptably with the sandalwood-scented shave soap.
For the Groomsman With a Competitive Edge
If entertainment is the name of the groomsman gift game, we’ve got you covered. Here are our favorite gifts for groomsmen who want to hone their inner card-shark skills, or just want to have a backyard catch or a friendly round of table tennis.
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Playing Card and Flask Set
What goes better with cards than booze? Send your groomsmen off equipped with entertainment for hours with this 2-piece set that includes a deck of playing cards and a 6-oz. stainless steel hip flask. The flask’s sueded case can attach to a belt buckle, and its captured lid means that the cap won’t go missing after one too many hands.
Portable Table Top Tennis
Who says you can’t have a little competitive fun when you’re getting dressed for a wedding? No one, when you gift your pals this portable table top tennis set. For the athletes and game-seekers among your crew, they’ll be psyched to be able to turn any flat surface into a vehicle for a bit of ping pong smackdown.
Premium Leather Baseball
Whether you played Little League together as kids or just watch the World Series as adults, get nostalgic over America’s pastime with your groomsmen by throwing out these premium, vintage-inspired leather baseballs. Crafted from expensive Chromexcel leather, which ages to a beautiful patina and smells amazing, this “lemon ball” is modeled after the early 19th-century lemon peel-style ball design.
For the Grilling Groomsman
Have some foodies in your wedding party? These gifts prepare your friends to whip up a delicious meal over the open flames (and give you an excuse to invite yourself over for a post-wedding cookout).
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BBQ Grill Set
If searing steaks, flipping burgers, or grilling veggies is how your groomsmen and women prefer to spend their evenings, this set of 100% stainless steel grill tools will be the talk of the wedding party. The spatula and tongs in the Carbon barbecue series, crafted with German precision by Schmidt Brothers, have a modern look with their unpolished, scorched steel handles. Hot in so many ways.
Magnetic Grilling Spice Set
Talk about considerate and convenient—this 3-piece magnetic grilling spice set by Cuisinart will let your buds keep their most critical spices at the ready when they’re playing grillmaster. They’ll appreciate being able to fill the three spice canisters with their go-to seasonings, and since they stick to any magnetic surface, your groomsmen will never have to leave their Weber’s side again.
Grilling Sauce Kit
Your groomsmen aren’t animals—how are they supposed to enjoy their grilled foods without proper sauces? Equip them to churn out delectable marinades, sticky-sweet glazes, or just melt butter or cheese on the grill with this handy 2-piece grilling sauces kit from cast-iron expert Lodge. The kit includes a basting brush, a recipe book, and an incredibly versatile, rather adorable miniature cast iron melting pot.
For anyone who knows their way around the kitchen, one thing is for certain: a great chef’s knife changes everything, and this ash wood knife is sure to wow all the members of the wedding party. It’s black blade (which happens to be coated in a titanium, non-stick coating, nbd) contrasts beautifully with the wood handle for a cooking tool that looks as sharp as it cuts.
For the Gadget-Loving Groomsman
It’s no secret that shopping around for a techy gift can be overwhelming, not to mention pricey. But, thankfully, these awesome gadget gifts pack some serious punch without hurting your wallet.
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Google Home Mini
No matter who you are or what you’re into, you could use a Google Home Mini. Powered by Google Assistant, this 4-inch device can do pretty much anything you ask it to (within reason): Make a call. Tell you the weather. Schedule stuff. Play music. Entertain the kids. Turn off the lights in your smart-powered house. Whether you’re a techie or not, this is a gift that will make your buds feel like all-powerful superstars of their living rooms.
Fire 7 Tablet
For only $50, you can give your wedding party a gift as impressive and functional as this sleek new Amazon Fire tablet. With a 7″ display, up to 8 hours of battery life, 8GB of internal storage, and connection to Alexa (that sassy robot assistant who remembers all the music, media, and information you like to have at your fingertips), this is one groomsmen gift your crew will definitely use long after their walk down the aisle.
Bluetooth Shower Speaker
Do some of your groomsmen act like they secretly missed auditions for “The Voice?” Empower your shower-singing friends to really let their inner performer out with this wireless Bluetooth shower speaker. Its rechargeable lithium battery offers up to 2.5 hours of play time, which is far more than even a very long shower concert should take. And at only $20 a pop, you can afford to throw in some nice earplugs for their SO, if needed.
Old-School Pen Knife
For the anti-tech gadget guy or gal, nothing beats a beautiful pocket tool that will last him/her a lifetime of DIY fix-it handiness. This pen knife from Gentleman’s Hardware features 12 brushed stainless steel tools and blades, but fits into a back pocket, a coat pocket, or a small bag for on-the-go McGyvering.
These friends and relations have been there for you and your spouse-to-be long before the big day, so surprise them with a great groomsmen gift from Zola that they both love and can put to use, too. Browse our whole collection of groomsmen gifts on Zola, and be pleasantly surprised with all the awesome gift ideas that won’t blow your entire wedding budget.