Your wedding day has arrived. The bridesmaids haven’t disappointed, the groomsmen are looking dapper than ever, the flower girls are on cuteness overload, and the rest of the party is just lit up. You’re having the perfect day. What can ruin it?
Bad wedding party gifts and favors.
The men and women who’ve dedicated their time and energy to come and cheer you up on your special day need a small thank you. They need to feel appreciated for taking some time to be with you on your wedding day.
And that’s why you need to carefully select the wedding party gifts and favors that you’re going to be gifting the attendees.
“But there’s a lot to choose from.”
Indeed. But we’ll help you break down the choices to a few best samples, across all price ranges. So jump in and get spoilt.
1. A Bottle of Scotch
View site: Wait, that simple? Yes. Impressing men is a walk in the bar (park). Get them booze and you have the party lit all through the night.
But since everyone in the wedding party (save for the kids), can get their hands on some beer, you need to go the extra mile for the groomsmen. Those are whom this gift is meant for.
This particular Scotch from Highland’s Park is 12-years-old, has a sweet fruit cake and honey flavor with a smoky aroma to give it that coarse feel at the throat.
For a single bottle, you have to part with $55.
2. Personalized Cufflinks
View site: The moment you announced your wedding day, all the men had a tough job of selecting the best suits and matching them with the best accessories they could find. So why not give them a thank you by adding something personalized and special to their new collection of accessories?
We are talking about personalized cufflinks.
These cufflinks have a suave black back that can be engraved with every guy’s initial. The gray silver and black contrast will make them look sharper. And thankfully, each pair will only take you back $10.
3. Leather Cosmetics and Dopp Kit
View site: This is one perfect gift choice for the best man. If he loves traveling, going to the gym, or performing outdoor activities that require him to carry one or two personal effects, then this cosmetics case will suit him best.
The bag has a large canvas and huge compartments that can store anything he’ll want. He’ll fit in shoes, razors, toothbrushes, and a change of clothes for a night or two. And for this one special man, you’ll have spent $35 to get this.
4. Navy Leather Watch
View site: Let’s talk about the father of your bride. You can’t give him what you’ll gift the rest. He needs something special. He needs a luxury leather watch.
This particular one is a chronograph leather watch that retails for $135. Made by Fossil, it brags of water resistance up to 5 ATM, a leather strap, and a 42mm case size. It also has three separate dials for seconds, minutes, and hours.
5. French Coffee Maker
View site: You have a workaholic for a best man? Why not get him this? This coffee maker, despite being given out of a hilarious joke (and of course, gratitude for such a commendable job done), will be appreciated by not just the best man but the maid of honor too.
This French press can make coffee from coarse ground coffee and hot water in just 4 minutes. That’s for 8 cups of coffee, 4oz each. The best part is that it’s made out of durable stainless steel, with a dishwasher friendly design that won’t keep you worrying about how you’ll get it cleaned up.
And for such value, you get it for $39.19.
6. 50 Mini Lanterns
View site: The mood at the reception should be just right. At times, your wedding planner might advise you to add a bit of ambient lighting to the grounds to naturally set the mood. And since your guests will love it, you can send them home with something that will keep that mood alive for a longer time.
With this set of 50 tea light lanterns, you can nail that gift right. Each man, with his better half, can leave the grounds with something that will light up their next dinner dates for a long time. And since you are getting the set of 50 for $165, this one’s a good bargain you can’t ignore.
7. Skeleton Keys Bottle Openers
View site: The entire male fraternity in your wedding party will fall in love with this. Instead of getting what looks like a key, each man will be getting an assorted bottle opener, shaped like a key. The item comes in bright gold colors and features a vintage design that makes the gift feel like a proper souvenir.
And the best part for you is, an assorted pack of 50 goes for $44.99.
8. Monthly Book Subscription
View site: If your wedding party is full of nerds (meaning you too are a nerdy self), then this is the holy grail of a wedding party gifts or favors you can get.
“But why bother? My friends read a lot of books.”
That’s the exact reason why this gift works. Book of the Month will allow them to choose any books of their choice and have them delivered straight to their inbox. Better yet, this package can come with a 3-month subscription, meaning your friends will be sorted for a book-life. And for the 3-month plan, you’ll just need $50.
9. Personalized Whiskey Decanter and Cigar Accessories
View site: For the hardcore groomsmen who love to sit back with a glass of whiskey and cigar to smoke the day off, this is the perfect gift for them. This gift box comes packed with a whiskey decanter coupled with a round bottle lid, a cigar holder, a metal cigar cutter, and a whiskey flask.
The best part is, you can customize each item with the names or initials of the groomsmen. That makes this gift even more special. And better yet, you’ll have all these items packaged in a nice wooden gift box that you can personalize too.
All that for $116.14.
10. Essentials Gift Box Set for Your Father
View site: Yes, your father or step-dad has to get something very special from you. And one gift set you can consider is this essentials gift box set. It comes in navy color, packed with 4 neckties, a pair of collar stays, 3 pocket squares, 2 tie bars, and 2 pairs of socks.
In case dad gets confused on what to wear these with, tell him any charcoal, brown, or navy suit would be a great fit.
And for such a thoughtful gift, you’ll need to spend only $165.
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