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. 
While smaller gifts can appear to be less thought out, you also want to avoid looking like you ran into a convenience store on your way to the wedding and picked up something last minute. A unique groomsmen gift is something that your groomsmen will cherish for a long time, and while it may seem like a challenging task, finding the right unique gift for your buddies is quite easy when you really get down to it.

Engraved Gifts

personalized whiskey barrel

Engraving is a great way to personalize plenty of different items for your groomsmen. Lasers can engrave anything from wood to metal to glass in a fraction of the time and cost that it did in the past. Monogram towels, mugs and even cigar humidors, are great ways to show your buddies that the time they've dedicated to your big day was appreciated. What feeling is better than hitting the green with your 6 iron and cleaning it off with a towel containing your initials? 
No matter which way you choose to personalize your gifts, you can have them done in a short amount of time so they can be ready and out of thought while planning the rest of the wedding.

Engraved Flasks

engraved flask
Flasks are an excellent gift for so many reasons. Give them an engraved flask them with their initials, the date of your wedding, or pretty much anything in letters and numbers, which would be meaningful to them. It is a gift that they will probably use time and time again, as well as something that can be done up so that it is as classy as you want it to be. A filled flask is one step up, too, especially if you fill it with their favorite top shelf liquor. Flasks are also easy to pack and won’t take up the precious room in your suitcase. 

Personalized Cufflinks 

personalized cufflinks Cufflinks are another small sized gift that packs easily, but can be used immediately on your wedding day. Unlike the flasks, the bride's mother probably won't look down on your groomsmen for wearing their cufflinks during the ceremony. These cufflinks can be engraved however you want, and while rented tuxes can come with standard ones, having a special accessory like a pair of engraved cufflinks can make anyone feel classy. These cufflinks can be used time and time again as they will aid your buddies in making good impressions at interviews, networking events or business meetings.

 

Travel Set 

Personalized Toiletry Bag

It's a destination wedding after all, so why not get your groomsmen a sweet travel gift set that they can bring to your wedding? Not only does this mean that they will be using your gifts immediately, it also means they will not have to worry about packing the essentials, as they are already packed in a personalized toiletry bag
No matter what you give your groomsmen, make sure it is personal and shows you thought. The last thing any of us guys wants is to be thanked with a gift that shows no meaning. 
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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.

Something like a small box of chocolates with a picture of the wedding couple on the front won't suffice. Nor will a handful of mints in a tin can with the wedding date on the cover. Groomsmen deserve better than that. Take a look below for 5 classy groomsmen gift ideas that express gratitude in the proper fashion.

 

Pocket Knives and Multi Tools

 

Personalized Knife

Now this is something that every man can use. Let your groomsmen summon their inner MacGyver with a utilitarian multi tool or pocket knife. We all had one of these when we were younger and boy, did we enjoy them. This is the sort of gift that will inspire feelings of nostalgia and youthful bliss. It will also come in handy more than almost any other gift that you can think of. Even if your groomsmen live in urban environments, they'll still find a use for a pocket knife. Or, get them a pocket knife/money clip combo unit. If you want to go the extra mile, get an engraved pocket knife with each groomsman's initials or name.

 

 

Customized Pens

 

Personalized Pen Gift

Even though we've gone digital as a society, everyone still uses pens at least a couple times a week. People still write notes, fill out checks, create grocery lists and sign their names. So pick out some high quality personalized pens and cases and make them unique with engravings for each groomsman. Or, pick out stylish journals, portfolios, journals and letter openers if you think your groomsmen would appreciate them a bit more.

 

Flasks

 

Personalized Flask

Every groomsman will enjoy a flask. Most brides and grooms take the idea a bit further and provide their groomsmen with personalized flasks, engraved with their names or their initials. Men love their alcohol, especially after a long wedding process involving rehearsals, tuxedo fittings, a bachelor party and the actual wedding itself. It's a stressful series of events that groomsmen will appreciate much more when they are downing some hard liquor out of a customized flask, unique to them.

Flasks are typically available in stainless steel and leather. If your groomsmen are the outdoors type, opt for leather. If they are urban warriors, go for stainless steel. If you don't want to engrave their initials on the flasks, engrave something like your fraternity's letters, nicknames or a short, meaningful saying. Don't forget to fill those flasks up! That way the boys can start partying right away.

 

Cigar Humidor

 

Personalized Cigar Humidor

A personalized cigar humidor is a masculine gift that is sure to please any groomsman. A humidor is essential to maintaining quality cigars as it keeps them fresh for the long haul. Even if some of your groomsmen don't smoke, they can use the humidor as a container for other objects like personal valuables and keepsakes.

 

Engraved Cufflinks

 

Personalized Cufflinks

Cufflinks help a dress shirt's cuffs look much more stylish. Cufflinks are especially rewarding when engraved. Although they sound expensive, engraved cufflinks are actually quite affordable. Cufflinks are like the gleaming rims on a luxury sports car. They are the final piece to a man's unique personal aesthetic. Choose between brass, rhodium and silver cufflink finishes for the ultimate classy groomsman gift.

 

 

 

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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

Why Personalized Groomsmen Gifts are Best

The search for the perfect groomsmen gifts has plagued about-to-be-married guys since the beginning of time. Well, maybe the problem doesn’t date back that far. Probably, just making it to the next meal was a good-enough prehistoric present for the entire wedding party. But today, these guys who are going to plan your hopefully awesome bachelor party, stand around in a fussy suit or tuxedo on the wedding day, usher the geriatric female guests to their seats really deserve a special token of your appreciations. 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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Get Party Started With Bachelor Party T-Shirts

Posted on Aug 05, 2012. 0 comments

Think grown men dressing alike is for weirdoes and wimps? Well think again, because there are a couple times in a guy’s life that it’s okay for the entire wolf pack to dress up identically. The most obvious is on a man’s actual wedding day when the whole line-up of groomsmen and ushers wear carbon-copy tuxedos. But the bachelor party is increasingly becoming a popular night to ditch individual style for a unified front of fashion.

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Bachelor Party Scavenger Hunt for the Groom

Posted on Aug 05, 2012. 0 comments

If you’re looking to kick up the competition on your bachelor party night, a scavenger hunt just may be the answer. However, this isn’t exactly the game from childhood that you may be remembering where finding a tame stuff from neighbors gets the win. Instead, create an epic party event that is half drinking game and half search for “treasure,” a combination that is sure to become stuff of legends with your groomsmen. Incorporate the search items all through the night, from the gathering and dinner to the bar and strip club (if this sort of entertainment is on the agenda). Each item on the list should be worth some predetermined amount of points (and reward shots of alcohol) and the winner gets bragging rights and immunity from having the photos shared. Of course, make sure that you have hired a car service or have a sober, designated driver. Don’t forget to tie in awesome groomsmen gifts from GroomStand.com such as a stash of personalized flasks or bachelor party t-shirts. Here are some hunt ideas to get you started:

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Have a 'Smoking' Bachelor Party

Posted on Jul 17, 2012. 0 comments

Grouch Marx once said, “Given the choice between a woman and a cigar, I will always choose the cigar.” What better way to kick off a fiancée free night than to light up a round of fine cigars at your bachelor party. Cigar smoking has become quite a popular activity at these guys-only events and Groomstand.com has plenty of ideas make your night go up in smoke . . . in a good way!

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Groomsmen Gift Ideas for the Redneck Wedding

Posted on May 11, 2012. 0 comments

Groomsmen Gift Ideas for the Redneck Wedding

Ever watch “My Big Fat Redneck Wedding” on the CMT network? It’s a reality show that documents down-home country couples as they prepare to take a trip down the aisles of matrimony -- it’s like a train wreck that you can’t turn away from. After watching a bubba-thon of these episodes one day and getting high on Cheetos and Twinkies, I started thinking about what would make some really cool groomsmen gifts for the redneck.

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Big Blazing Bachelor Party Idea - BBQ Lessons

Posted on Apr 06, 2012. 0 comments

Big Blazing Bachelor Party Idea - BBQ Lessons

It’s time your buds took the big plunge – no not getting married, that’s a little situation you’ve gotten yourself into. We’re talking about learning how to cook (at least outdoors) and fending for oneself so that those bachelor bellies won’t have to depend on mama’s spaghetti or the drive through at the local burger joint. Teaching you buds how to cook is a hands-on idea for your gifts for groomsmen, one they can use forever.

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Best Baseball Movies For Bachelor Event

Posted on Mar 19, 2012. 0 comments

Best Baseball Movies For Bachelor Event

Major League Baseball will open with pre-season games on May 28th and fans are buzzing about what the year holds. If you have a late spring or summer wedding planned, maybe you can get the guys together for one last hurrah at your favorite ball field before the Big Day. Even if the home team isn’t in town, you can still have a fun bachelor’s night focused on friendship and baseball flicks! You don’t have to be at the ballpark to break out the peanuts and Cracker Jack. In fact, you may want to break out the beer and serve it up in personalized MLB beer steins honoring the team of your choice. Give them groomsmen gifts or at least mark the occasion with really cool party favors; may we suggest mini replica baseball bats or awesome personalized MLB signs that can be displayed in the man cave or spot of sports watching.

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Budget Friendly Groomsmen Gifts

Posted on Mar 18, 2012. 0 comments

Budget Friendly Groomsmen Gifts

Between the rumors of gas reaching 5 dollars a gallon by summer and the expensive tastes of the bride-to-be quickly draining the wedding budget, what’s a poor groom (literally) to do? You’ve booked the wedding venue and she’s bought the dress, but now all those little essential ‘extras’ are starting to add up. One of your remaining obligations is to purchase groomsmen gifts for the guys who will standing by your side on the big day. Even though most of your buds aren’t expecting a gift, either they aren’t aware of the tradition or just think it’s a bit fussy; you don’t want to skimp over this gesture of appreciation. The good news is finding great groomsmen gifts don’t need mean you’ll have to sign-away your first born son into indentured servitude. Places like GroomStand.com offer plenty of inexpensive groomsmen gifts that look anything but cheap – your friends will be impressed and your wallet won’t be stressed!

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Best Groomsmen Gifts Ever

Posted on Mar 07, 2012. 0 comments

Best Groomsmen Gifts Ever

You can’t flip through a magazine or surf the web without being bombarded with some type of “The Best Of” list. From the best places to live, the best barbershops, the top universities and premier pizza shops, it’s always reassuring to know that you’re making a solid choice, a pick that other people validate by some criteria or another. When a newly engaged couple starts planning the Big Day, the quest for “bestness” is magnified exponentially. Typically, the bride, who sees the wedding as the culmination of all her romantic, knight in shining armor dreams, is the one pushing for perfection. If it was up to most guys, wearing jeans, eating barbeque and skipping the floral arrangements would be just fine for a wedding scenario. But, in the end, the usually bride gets her way and the couple joins together to put their best foot forward in an effort to impress guests with their fine taste and hospitality.

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Beer Flights Take Off

Posted on Mar 06, 2012. 0 comments

Beer Flights Take Off

So many beers, so little time. Did you know that beer is the third most widely consumed beverage in the word over water and tea? The Chinese alone drink more than 45 billion liters a year! From pale ales, stouts and lagers, it’s hard to decide on just one type of beer let alone which brand to guzzle among the seemingly endless array of suds pumped out by major and micro-breweries. No doubt if you’re serving alcohol at your wedding, the bride has agreed to let you serve your favorite beer. Now pull the beer theme into other aspects of your wedding with beer-inspired groomsmen gifts.

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