Engraved Barware: The Perfect Personalized Gift

Posted on Oct 23, 2014. 0 comments

When you're entertaining, it's the little details that truly make an evening special. Presenting an ice cold beer, a vintage wine or a cocktail in a stylish glass can make a big difference in the ambiance of any party, and engraved barware is a sophisticated option for serving drinks. Most people don't buy engraved barware for themselves, making personalized glasses and accessories to stock the bar great gifts. Not only can engraved barware be given to groomsmen, but they also are wonderful holiday gifts.

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What are the 10 Best Groomsmen Gifts Ever?

Posted on Sep 24, 2014. 0 comments

On your wedding day, you'll be surrounded by friends and family members, and the most special men in your life will be standing shoulder to shoulder with you when you exchange your vows. The men that you ask to be your groomsmen are among the most important guys you know, and many will have traveled great distances to be with you for the big event. The gifts that you choose to give them are a way to show your appreciation, and you want to make sure that you give them something memorable to symbolize your gratitude in a meaningful way.

So just what is the best groomsmen gift ever? There really is no single answer to this question. The best gift for your groomsmen will depend on their interests and tastes, but this list of 10 personalized wedding gifts for groomsmen is sure to contain something that will appeal to your friends and family members.

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5 Gifts only a Beer Lover will Love

Posted on Aug 06, 2014. 0 comments

Many credit Ben Franklin with saying, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Even though the true origin of the phrase is up for debate, there is still plenty of wisdom to the saying. Nowadays, beer lovers are as distinguished a bunch as wine connoisseurs. If you know someone with a true passion for lagers, stouts and ales, giving him one of these beer gifts is sure to make for the perfect birthday gift, Father's Day present, groomsman gift or gift for any other occasion.

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Score A Hole in One With Golf Themed Groomsmen Gifts

Posted on Jul 05, 2014. 0 comments

Your groomsmen are going to be with you for the big day, and there’s no better way to thank them than to get them some solid gifts. Not just anything will do, however, get them personalized items that will allow them to takeaway something functional and grand. For instance, you could select one of the many options from the world of golf. That’s right, a little bit of golf can be grand and if your groomsmen are willing to go for a few rounds with you, then you might as well treat them right with a few gifts that will sure get them chuckling. The following are just a few ideas that you can go forward with.

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Why Personalized Groomsmen Gifts are the Gift to Give

Posted on Jun 27, 2014. 0 comments

Giving gifts to your wedding party is a way of expressing your gratitude for everything they've done. In the case of groomsman, a gift is a nice way to thank them for planning the killer bachelor party, and donning a tuxedo. While most people know a groomsman gift is a necessity, picking them out can be really tough. Most wedding experts agree that you can’t go wrong with personalized groomsmen gifts, especially those that are engraved with names and initials. Before you go ahead and get down to shopping, consider these important tips before purchasing a personalized groomsman gift.

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5 Groomsmen Gifts to Consider

Posted on Jun 10, 2014. 0 comments

Your groomsmen are an important part of your wedding. After all, they help keep the stress out of planning the wedding, and they're with you every step on the way. You want to thank them properly for being a part of your wedding. However, you do want to avoid gifts that aren't as likely to appeal to them.

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Modern Groomsmen Gifts to Give your Groomsmen

Posted on Jun 01, 2014. 0 comments

There are a lot of details to take care of with your wedding, honeymoon, and bachelor party. One thing you don’t want to forget is groomsmen gifts for your buddies. Your friends are nice enough to be with you on this big day, so you are going to want to make sure you get them a thank you gift that is unique and expresses your gratitude. And you’re going to want it to be better than those baggies of candy coated almonds or scented candles the guests are getting. Personalized items add that truly special touch. Here are a few different, more modern options for groomsmen gifts your friends will appreciate.
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5 High End Groomsmen Gifts that Will Separate you from the Rest

Posted on May 19, 2014. 0 comments

Your groomsmen are an amazing group of guys, otherwise, they wouldn't me your groomsmen. They may be a long-standing group of friends from elementary school, your buddies from college, or your or your wives family members. Over the course of your engagement and right up to the big day, they will be supporting you and helping you through one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking times of your life. Not to mention they will be the ones planning the end of your single life celebration. 

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5 Things Don Draper would give his Groomsmen

Posted on May 09, 2014. 0 comments

Don Draper, in 2009, received the distinct honor of being named the Most Influential Man by Ask Men, ahead of real life individuals. The mysterious and expertly crafted fictional character from Mad Men  is, in many ways, the epitome of masculinity and adulthood. He is guarded, but sophisticated; he is intriguing, yet ordinary. His style is high class, and his charm, intellect and intrigue bag him the biggest clients and a career that boggles the mind.

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Groomsmen Gifts for a Destination Wedding

Posted on Apr 23, 2014. 0 comments

Your wedding is coming up and fast, and you still need to figure out not just what to get your groomsmen, but how to transport it to your destination wedding. Unless you want your wedding to be mostly shipping costs to get those gifts there, chances are you are going to be looking for something on the smaller side.

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5 Classy Ways to Thank your Groomsmen

Posted on Apr 13, 2014. 0 comments

While it is common practice for wedding goers to buy nice gifts for the bride and groom, the soon to be married couple should also reciprocate the favor. Groomsmen deserve a classy gift that says “thank you” in a respectful and sincere manner.

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Top 5 Groomsmen Gifts That Aren't Lame

Posted on Apr 04, 2014. 0 comments

As a groom, there are more important things on your mind than what to give your buddies as a groomsmen gift. As grooms, we’re planning color themes, look at venues, and planning a seating arrangement that keeps both sides of the wedding happy - well maybe planning is not the correct word, it's more like just saying yes.  However, it's not acceptable to let your closest friends think you don't care about them, after all they've done you a huge honor by being a part of your wedding party. The impersonal gifts many plan to pick up on the way to the ceremony aren't enough to reflect the meaning behind these tokens of appreciation. However, you should not fret. We've done the research for you and found five groomsmen gifts that your buddies won’t call lame.  

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A Lesson in History: Cufflinks

Posted on Feb 17, 2014. 0 comments

Today's cufflinks are a recognized symbol of elegance for men and women alike. They can be seen wearing them at weddings, dinner parties, conferences and all kinds of official events. But cufflinks underwent a long journey before they became what we know them for today.

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Wedding Gifts: From The Registry to The Weird Ones

Posted on Jan 30, 2014. 0 comments

Both wedding newbies and pros have a hard time deciding on what wedding gift to furnish. We all strive to choose the best gift out there but, in reality, we are often left rueing our selection.

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Four Trendy Gifts for the Home Bar

Posted on Nov 26, 2013. 0 comments

Toast to the friendship of your groomsmen, they've been by your side during crucial life moments -- including the wedding day! Everything from champagne to shooters will go down in smooth style thanks to the assortment of barware groomsmen gifts at GroomStand.com. Find out some of the latest trends for the home bar.

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Scarlet Fever - Sexy Star Getting Married

Posted on Sep 05, 2013. 0 comments

Who is Romain Dauriac and how did the dude get engaged to screen siren, Scarlet Johansson? Inquiring minds want to know, I know I do! First reported by People magazine, the Hollywood grapevine was all atwitter about the pending nuptials of the Avengers star, especially since she has been seen all summer wearing diamond rings on left hand --- although dismissed each one as a fleeting bauble. If you recall, the beauty was previously married to Ryan Reynolds, so this will be her second trip down the aisle.

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Groomsmen Gifts Popular for Fall Weddings

Posted on Sep 05, 2013. 0 comments

September is the second most popular month for weddings, falling in right behind the ever-famous June. The reason so many couples get hitched this time of year is, in large part, because of the mild weather – it’s started to cool off a bit yet it’s not too cold in most parts of the country. In my opinion and in my part of the world, October and November make nice months for nuptials.

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Scarlet Fever - Sexy Star Getting Married

Posted on Sep 05, 2013. 0 comments

Who is Romain Dauriac and how did the dude get engaged to screen siren, Scarlet Johansson? Inquiring minds want to know, I know I do! First reported by People magazine, the Hollywood grapevine was all atwitter about the pending nuptials of the Avengers star, especially since she has been seen all summer wearing diamond rings on left hand --- although dismissed each one as a fleeting bauble. If you recall, the beauty was previously married to Ryan Reynolds, so this will be her second trip down the aisle.

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Groomsmen Gifts Popular for Fall Weddings

Posted on Sep 05, 2013. 0 comments

September is the second most popular month for weddings, falling in right behind the ever-famous June. The reason so many couples get hitched this time of year is, in large part, because of the mild weather – it’s started to cool off a bit yet it’s not too cold in most parts of the country. In my opinion and in my part of the world, October and November make nice months for nuptials.

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A Puff of Paradise - Cigar Stations

Posted on Aug 13, 2013. 0 comments

A Puff of Paradise - Cigar Stations

It’s a trend that’s taking over the reception, some think it “stinks” others think it’s a little puff of paradise – I’m talking about a cigar bar. Cigar bars have been spotted at weddings everywhere, from casual West coast beach events to hoity-toity hotel ballroom receptions in the East coast. A number of celebrity grooms have made sure that there is a fully-stocked cigar station at their A-list event and the coolness factor has trickled down to use regular, working Joes.

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Advert Thirst Disasters with Emergency Drink Kits

Posted on Aug 13, 2013. 0 comments

Advert Thirst Disasters with Emergency Drink Kits

I was recently out of town for a wedding and was treated to a clever wedding favor. When I arrived to the hotel and trudged up to my room, inside an “emergency drink kit” was waiting to greet me. It’s not unusual for the bride and groom to leave behind a little welcome basket in each room for the non-local guests; usually it’s filled up with stuff like maps, restaurant suggestions, the wedding weekend itinerary, some snack foods and such. But this was way, way cooler considering I really needed a good drink after a long and stressful day of air travel.

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Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall - Six to Start!

Posted on Aug 13, 2013. 0 comments

It’s a guy’s dream come true, we’re talking about 99 bottles of beer on the wall. Just as the familiar pub song suggests, just “take one down, pass it around, 98 bottles of beer on the wall.” We can’t argue that it might be fun to drink your way through 99 bottles of beer along with your groomsmen, but when you all have drained every last drop – it’s gone for good! Why not make the magic last with a bottle of beer on the wall that lasts forever. GroomStand.com has a impressive array of tavern signs, pub signs, bar signs – or whatever you call these tributes to beer. Any of your brew-loving buddies will love to hang a beer on his wall, it’s a way to mark his territory in a man cave, game room or little corner of the den. Here are six of our favorite personalized beer signs that make refreshing gifts for groomsmen, your best man, or any other beer-lover in your life.

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Famous Cigar Smokers in History

Posted on Jul 13, 2013. 0 comments

Famous Cigar Smokers in History

If your friends enjoy smoking and the finer things in life, you should consider giving cigars and cigar accessories as groomsmen gifts. A cigar inspired best man gift or groomsmen gift, like a beautiful humidor or specially-designed cigar ashtray, not only aids the recipient in the enjoyment of this luxury in life, but also sends your sentiments of appreciation. Many of us have a stereotyped image of a cigar smoker based on our past experiences. For many, this gentleman is distinguished, relaxed and exudes an air of refinement. He may or may not be rich or powerful, but when it comes to cigar smoking, he’s a man of means and only the puffs on cigars that please his palate. Over the years, many famous people have been associated with cigars, thus lending to one’s perception of a “cigar smoker.” The thought of some of these celebrity smokers would be nearly unrecognizable if they didn’t have a cigar lolling between the lips. Inspired by a list from Cigars Magazine, these men were known world-wide for their cigar fancy.

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You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

Posted on Jul 13, 2013. 0 comments

Regardless of whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, we have another bride and groom dancing video gone viral on Youtube.com. Since the video sharing site was created in 2005, people have uploaded every kind of clip imaginable, from laughing babies to firework fails. One type of video that always seems to go viral is choreographed dances at a wedding, either by the bride and groom or by the groom and all his groomsmen or the bride and all her bridesmaid. We’ve yet to see a video of a preacher moonwalking yet. Post to the comments if you find one!

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You Can't Dodge the Bullet Forever - Wild West Weddings

Posted on Jul 13, 2013. 0 comments

You Can

Have a hankerin’ to get hitched in the Wild West? Today, in several venues around the country you can plan a wedding with the rustic vibe of life in the untamed 19th century. And, there is no threat highwaymen dropping in to steal the wedding gifts or the bride’s Pa breaking up the ceremony with his sawed off shotgun.

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Relieve Wedding Planning Stress with Poker

Posted on Jul 02, 2013. 0 comments

Relieve Wedding Planning Stress with Poker

Grooms, are you having stress? If so, don’t fret – you’re not alone! New research shows that many men about to tie the knot are becoming overwhelmed with planning the big day. What, wait a minute; planning for the big day -- isn’t this the bride’s job? Well, today, more and more men are stepping up to tackle many of the tasks that have once been handled by the woman in the relationship, from picking out the wedding menu to picking up relatives at the airport.

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No-Fail Foil Way to Wrap Groomsmen Gifts

Posted on Jun 22, 2013. 0 comments

No-Fail Foil Way to Wrap Groomsmen Gifts

During the months leading up to the wedding, there are plenty of “honey-do” tasks that the bride may ask you to step up and take over. Better get used to it. Some of these chores may be items on her to-do list, while others may be responsibilities that were yours to start with – only you were oblivious. For example, did you know that YOU, the groom, are supposed to shop for the best man gift and all of the groomsmen gifts. Yes, that’s right. Even though the bride is most likely the super shopper in the relationship, able to run faster than your speeding heart and leap tall turnstiles in order to be first in line at a sale, hunting out and buying groomsmen gifts is your job.

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Do You Take This Flask to Have and to Hold?

Posted on Jun 22, 2013. 0 comments

Do You Take This Flask to Have and to Hold?

A man without a flask at his wedding is a brave sole. A walk down the aisle is much easier with a little smile on your face, and a quick way to loosen up and put those pearly whites on display is to partake in a small swig of spirits from a flask. We’re not condoning getting smashed, drunk, or three sheets to the wind; that would really put a burr in the bride’s britches and, honestly, pushes the limits on the ethics involved in taking your vows. But, we see no problem with enjoying a single sip or mixing up a small drink to help calm your nerves before the big event. This all being said under the assumption that there is not a history of problems with alcohol in your life.

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Take Your Last Bachelor Dip at Pool Party

Posted on Jun 17, 2013. 0 comments

Take Your Last Bachelor Dip at Pool Party

Even though summer has just barely started, temperatures are sure to remain hot for a few more months, especial in the south and west regions of the US. If you are trying to plan a bachelor party or guy’s weekend party in honor of an upcoming wedding, staying cool may be just as much of a priority as having fun. We have a great idea that is sure to make a splash with you and the guys – a Pool Cabana Party.

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Getting Married in Vegas

Posted on Jun 01, 2013. 0 comments

Getting Married in Vegas

Getting married in Las Vegas is a great option for couples looking to get hitched quickly but without the dull ambiance of a hometown justice of the peace. For folks who don’t want a lot of fuss and family, a Vegas wedding is one of the best wedding presents ever! There is no waiting period or blood test required to get a marriage license in Nevada which means that long-time lovebirds or even those who have just recently met can be married quicker than you can say “What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas.”

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Groomsmen Gifts for the Hip Home Bar

Posted on May 15, 2013. 0 comments

Groomsmen Gifts for the Hip Home Bar

When furnishing a home bar with serving pieces and implements, the obvious and more conventional choices come to mind. Nice weighty beer mugs able to hold a full pint of brew, shot glasses to get the party started (or keep it going) and even a serviceable flask ready to top off for an outing. All of these have traditionally been (and really still are) great gifts for groomsmen.

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Groomsmen Gifts for Christian Weddings

Posted on Apr 29, 2013. 0 comments

Groomsmen Gifts for Christian Weddings

In the Christian faith, groomsmen have long played an important role in the wedding ceremony. For years, these friends have served as loyal companions, close confidants, and as your moral compass in times when you’ve stepped slightly astray.

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Travel Issues When Giving Pocket Knife as Groomsman Gifts

Posted on Apr 18, 2013. 0 comments

What guy wouldn’t want to receive a pocket knife as a thank you for being your groomsman? As far as men go, I don’t think there is a single one of them who wouldn’t get excited about unwrapping a box, lifting the lid and finding a sleek, streamlined pocket knife or fully-loaded multi-function tool waiting within. Even if he already has a pocket knife or two, another is always welcome. It’s like women and shoes; you can never have enough!

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Bachelor Party Paradise: Self-Serve Beer Taps

Posted on Apr 18, 2013. 0 comments

Bachelor Party Paradise: Self-Serve Beer Taps

Times are a changing, we are doing more and more stuff for ourselves. Most people under forty or fifty don’t even know that gas-station attendants used to pump fuel into your car or that elevator attendants were in control of the lift to ensure safe arrival and the desired floor of a high-rise. Help was also required for getting money out of the bank, now we self-serve at ATMs grocery store check outs and a host of other locations. Another sign of the future, the role of the bartender may also be changing . . . . make that vanishing thanks to the integration of new technology in bar and food establishments.

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Smokeless Tobacco, Baseball Trivia & Groomsmen Gifts to Chew On

Posted on Apr 18, 2013. 0 comments

Smokeless Tobacco, Baseball Trivia & Groomsmen Gifts to Chew On

With baseball season is in full swing and splatters of spittle are hitting the ground, our minds have momentarily become distracted from all things groomsmen gift and best man gift related. Baseball season got us thinking about how one of the most enduring rituals of this all-American sport came to be. We’re talking about chaw, chew, snu, gator lip, dip, wad, redman, skoal and grit, that big pouch of gross gunk that baseball players like to stick between their lip, cheek and gums.

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Smoke to infinity and beyond! Gigantic Cigar Sold for $185K

Posted on Apr 17, 2013. 0 comments

Smoke to infinity and beyond! Gigantic Cigar Sold for $185K

Do you and your groomsmen like cigars? I mean, really, really like cigars? If so, you may have just missed out on aquiring the granddaddy of all smokes – the Gran Habano #5 “El Gigante cigar.” It’s hard to believe that this 19-foot bad boy with a 3-foot circumference is really rolled fermented tobacco because it looks strikingly similar to a timbered tree trunk being hauled out of the woods.

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A Dream Come True, JFK Cigar Box

Posted on Apr 17, 2013. 0 comments

A Dream Come True, JFK Cigar Box

If you’ve ever watched the hit History Channel show, “Pawn Stars," you’ve no doubt seen the random parade of memorabilia, paraphernalia and just plain junk that comes rolling in. I love to sit back and watch this colorful reality show that centers on the real-life pawn business “Gold & Silver Pawn Shop,” now a popular landmark on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Folks from all walks of life haul in their antiquities, artifacts and, er . . . well, junk and negotiate with the savvy three-generational pawn shop owners, grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey.

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Study Says Curved Beer Mugs Increases Quantity Consumed

Posted on Mar 29, 2013. 0 comments

Study Says Curved Beer Mugs Increases Quantity ConsumedThey say if you use a smaller plate, youÍll eat less. You would think the same theory probably holds true for the size of your glass. But, a new study of British beer drinkers has found that drinking beer from a curved glass dramatically increases the speed at which a person ñswillsî _ that is, to ñdrink or eat freely, greedily, or to excess.î

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A Big World of Beer Mug Options

Posted on Mar 29, 2013. 0 comments

The Japanese are just so inventive. From the car to the video game console, this clever country is always on the cutting edge of the next trend. That’s why when we saw the commercial for the Professional Beer Foam Making Mug, they had us memorized at “super gadget.” We just had to track one of these down.

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Mixing Drinks with Speed and Cocktail Shakers

Posted on Mar 03, 2013. 0 comments

Mixing Drinks with Speed and Cocktail Shakers

There are many skills a guy should have and one of the most essential is being able to mix up a mean drink. Most men pick up this absolute must-have ability during their bachelorhood, such as in college or in the early work years. Nothing imparts sophisticated swagger and attracts the women more than being able to mix up a wide range of adult beverages. It’s a win-win; not only are drinks made, but women are met! Perhaps it’s even how you charmed your significant other!

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Why Personalized Groomsmen Gifts are Best

Posted on Feb 11, 2013. 0 comments



At Groomstand we have been supplying proud American and Canadian groomsmen with gifts since the late 90's and we have a good handle on what the most popular gifts are and what you should engrave on them. But why are personalized gifts the best?

One of the best ways to show that you are thinking specifically of that person is to give a personalized groomsmen gift. While each of the groomsmen gifts will be alike (such as a groomsman flasks, engraved cufflinks or pocket knives), each will also be as unique as the recipient thanks to the addition of a name, monogram, or initial letter engraved on the gift. There are numerous other reasons why it makes perfect sense to give personalized gifts for groomsmen, here are a few:

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ThereÍs a Groomsmen Gift for Every Game

Posted on Feb 11, 2013. 0 comments

ThereÍs a Groomsmen Gift for Every Game

Usually an eclectic bunch, a guy’s posse of groomsmen is a collection of great friends made in a variety of different places. You may go way back to childhood with some of the guys and share memories like learning how to ride bikes and playing on the same Little League team. Some of your other groomsmen may come from a college fraternity, sports league or from your first real job after graduation. Don’t forget about those groomsmen you are closest to; we’re talking about brothers and cousins, if you have them! Sometimes the bride will even have a male relative that she wants to join you entourage. For the sake of the future marriage, embrace the newest addition to your line-up. Who knows, you may end up being life-long buddies.

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Money Clips, Credit Cards and Paying Incidentals on the Fly

Posted on Jan 19, 2013. 0 comments

Money Clips, Credit Cards and Paying Incidentals on the Fly

Money clips have long been a popular choice in groomsmen gifts. This quintessential men’s accessory carries a certain caché and that caché is cash! If you are planning to give your wedding attendants a money clip, it’s still an excellent choice in gifts for groomsmen. But, of course, you’ll want to take into consideration all the other financial tools a man has to carry around on a daily basis, specifically a bunch of credit cards. Today, more than ever, credit cards are the primary means for transacting money. Payments traditionally only made with cash can now be made available on credit cards, thanks in large part to technological advancements in the industry. Companies such as Square, Intuit and PayPal have been marketing small credit card readers that fit on the top of smartphones and this has expanded the number of vendors that can accept plastic payments.

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You Know a Groom Planned the Wedding When . . .

Posted on Dec 19, 2012. 0 comments

. . . . instead of tuxedos and bowties, the male wedding entourage shows up in casual Friday attire. And by casual Friday attire, we mean casual Friday at the gym – sweatpants, sneakers, and yesterday’s whiskers. Those with more groomed whiskers may have used their newly acquired shave sets (great groomsmen gifts) and sculpted out some mutton chops or a Fu Manchu especially for the occasion.

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Three Seasonal Drinks for your Holiday Bachelor Party

Posted on Nov 26, 2012. 0 comments

If you are getting hitched in December or January, it’s time to celebrate. Whether it’s a bachelor party, guy’s weekend away, or the rehearsal dinner, serving up delicious drinks inspired by the winter season are sure to put folks in a festive mood. Forget about the old and overdone drinks, such as eggnog or hot toddies; we have three unique options (and the appropriate glassware) that will have the groomsmen and guests toasting your good tastes. Oh, and here’s a little hint; a set of personalized barware or engraved beer mugs always makes a we Read more »

Possible Celebrity Weddings This Winter

Posted on Nov 02, 2012. 0 comments

The summer isn’t the only season for celebrity weddings, late fall and winter are also popular times for A-listers to tie the knot. Of course, the latest big stars to get married are Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel who wed in the Italian countryside in October of 2012. Other engaged celebrity couples who are rumored to be getting married in the near future are Britney Spears and her former manager Jason Trawick, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, and Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb. Looks like quite a few sexy screen sirens are a Read more »

Wine-Inspired Gifts for the Holidays

Posted on Nov 02, 2012. 0 comments

Wine gifts have long been a popular choice for the bride and groom to give their respective wedding attendants as a “thank you” for participating in the Big Day. Even if your ceremony isn’t until next season, you’ll appreciate the impressive array of tasteful wine gifts for men and women at Groomstand.com.

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Groomsmen Gifts for an Epic Alpine Adventure

Posted on Nov 02, 2012. 0 comments

Soon the slopes will be in full swing with skiers and snowboarders shredding it up during daylight and partying down in town after hours. An all-guy getaway to the mountains makes the perfect bachelor party; it’s equal parts adrenaline-packed action mixed with no-nagging relaxation. So if you have a winter wedding planned, consider a weekend trip to a ski resort as your final destination as a single dude – there are many awesome resorts in the country that offer a great nightlife scene as well. Don’t forget to treat your pals to groomsmen gifts that fit the occasion, here are a few of our favorite ski and snowboard trip-inspired best man gifts and groomsmen gifts:

Personalized flask: You can’t expect a guy to wait until he gets to the lodge to enjoy a little adult libation – if you all are hitting the double diamonds, you can call having a sip of spirits “ liquid courage.” An engraved flask featuring the recipient’s initials makes a quite useful choice in groomsmen gifts and can be tucked into a ski jacket for enjoyment all day.

Personalized bota bag: Similar to the concept of carrying around a flask, the bota bag is an old-world style vessel that is ready to hold wine or other alcoholic beverages. A great choice in groomsman gifts for the guy who would rather drink wine than beer. Ergonomically kidney-shaped the strap is meant to be work around the neck and under one shoulder so that it comfortable rests on your side. When your thirst beckons, just take a refreshing swing out of the spigot.

Cabin series poker set: When the bachelor party ends up back at the hotel or cabin, poker or other card games are always an entertaining way to hang out into the wee hours. Present your wedding attendants with their own rustic-look poker set that features a wood-finish exterior customized with the recipient’s name and an outdoorsy design. Inside, all the requisite gear needed to play poker is packed neatly away.

Personalized ski lodge sign: Capturing spirit of snow sport enthusiasts everywhere, this vintage-look custom sign features a graphic of a skier catching air straight off the summit. A welcoming touch for any room, especially a cabin, the recipient’s name is personalized on the front with an invitation to warm up. Every buddy will love these home souvenirs from a ski trip that will not be long forgotten!

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A Manly Winter Recipe - Whiskey Barrel Aged Wassail

Posted on Nov 02, 2012. 0 comments

Colder weather means it’s time for a hot beverage and wassail is a popular choice during the yuletide. This old English drink is historically made from mulled cider along with an infusion of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and other spices. Today’s wassail recipes have evolved, often beginning with a base of wine, juice or ale and punched up with brandy or sherry. Keeping these traditions in mind, Groomstand.com has a delicious wassail recipe that we’ve created for one of our popular groomsmen gifts (which also makes a great Christmas gift, by the way) – the Personalized Mini Whiskey Barrel.

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What to Stash in a Keepsake Box

Posted on Sep 20, 2012. 0 comments

Ah, the paradox of time. Time is free, but itÍs priceless. You canÍt own time, but you can use it. You canÍt keep time, but you can spend it. And, once youÍve lost time, you can never get it back. Never do any of these words of wisdom make more sense than when you embark on a new journey in life, especially a groom as he gets married. If youÍve started any of the wedding planning, you must know how much time is a gift for the groom! And, while you canÍt stop time, but you can keep mementoes from special occasions to help you remember the past. This sort of personal collecting will give you a source of joy and a big smile each time you revisit your special things throughout the years. The ideal place to keep such valuable treasures is in a keepsake box. At Groomstand.com, we have quite a few handsome options for your choosing. For example, our personalized cherry keepsake box is made from quality hardwood with a sliver plate to accommodate the engraving of a name and date. And, remember, these keepsake boxes make excellent groomsmen gifts for all the important men in your wedding. This is by no means a defining list, but below are a few ideas of what to store away in a keepsake box.

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