I shared some ideas in a past post on what to give the bride the morning of, but today I am focused on wedding morning gifts for the groom! Although not necessary, an unofficial gift exchange on the morning of the wedding between the bride and groom can be fun. It doesn’t have to be an expensive gift – a keepsake token or something meaningful works just as well to give your groom.
We see many amazing photo opportunities arise during gift opening, so make sure the photographer is around to capture the emotion of the morning.
You shouldn’t have much trouble finding the right gift for your groom because there is a schwack of options online. Here are 19 of my favorite groom gifts that I’ve come across over the past year.
1. Hand-Written Love Letter
Probably the best gift your sweetheart could receive is a hand written note. Nothing beats knowing that your partner sat down and took time to think about what you mean to them. A hand written love note is a romantic, priceless gesture and something they will cherish for many years to come.
Price: costs next to nothing!
However, you could splurge and buy some really nice handmade paper if you want.
2. Wedding Band Engraving
Engraving your groom’s wedding band is such a meaningful idea. Make sure any message you write is short, as there isn’t much room on the inside of a ring. Add your initials, wedding date, or even an inside joke that will make him laugh — I added all three to my husband’s ring!
Keep it on the down-low so that he has a nice surprise to read after the wedding ceremony.
Each of the next few items are traditional groom gifts. They make for a memorable gift, especially if you engrave them with a special quote, your wedding date, or your initials.
3. Personalized Cufflinks
Add these personalized cufflinks to his french cuff shirt the morning of the wedding. Guys love looking their best too, and nothing says suave like cufflinks and a french cuff shirt!
A unique idea from the cufflinks below is to engrave with the coordinates of your wedding ceremony.
Shop: Miss Engrave
4. Personalized Money Clip
A reasonably priced gift that can be used for years — would be so much better if that stack of $100 bills came with the money clip!
Shop: 3 Little Pixies Shoppe
5. Double Sided Tie clip
Comes in stainless steel, copper, or brass with personalized monogram.
Shop: Sierra Metal Design
6. Personalized Wallet
Every man loves getting a new wallet – it forms part of his identity. Years later, when the wallet has become worn with time and meets its inevitable end, he will be sad to let it go.
Chin up though, at this price you can afford to buy two!
Shop: Joo Joobs
7. Personalized Flask
Have his initials engraved on the side and fill it with the beverage that suits him best.
Shop: RC Personalized Gifts
8. Engraved Etched Whiskey Decanter
A classy gift to use for years to come.
Shop: Teals Prairie
9. Personalized Moscow Mule Mug
This one made it to the list of wedding morning gifts for the groom for one reason: I thought it was neat that the back side of this stainless steel mug with classic copper finish has an entire Moscow Mule recipe engraved on it!
Shop: Teals Prairie
10. Wrist Watch
Watches are a staple accessory that every man should own. I can see my husband becoming a total watch guy. He only owns three at this point, but would definitely buy more if he could!
And what better occasion than his wedding day to receive such a lovely gift from his bride-to-be. There are so many different styles and quality of watches on the marketplace, which means there is also a huge range of prices.
Know your budget up front. Also, make sure that you choose a style he feels comfortable wearing. If need be, make sure the online store you buy from has a good return or exchange policy.
Bulova wrist watch from Amazon.
Some guys are into fragrance, others not so much. For those who are, buy a new bottle of cologne for him and the smell will always remind you of the day you both married.
Nautica fragrance on Amazon.
12. Personalized Wooden Humidor + Cigars
Cigars seem to be a symbolic right of passage in our society. Even if he doesn’t smoke, he’ll likely make an exception for both his wedding day, or the birth of his child.
For the cigar aficionado, what better occasion to buy a box than for his wedding day? A humidor filled with a celebratory gift that he can use after the reception with all his groomsmen.
Shop: Blue Fire Engraving
13. Sun Glasses for the Honeymoon
Heading to tropical sandy white beaches the day after the wedding?
Gift him a pair of new designer sun glasses. They’ll look good and protect his eyes for a long time to come — unless he is anything like me and accidentally breaks them! 🙁
14. A Boudoir Album
What man wouldn’t want a beautiful album staring his future wife in a bridal boudoir photo shoot?
If you’re comfortable with the idea of a boudoir shoot, consider this option as a gift for your groom-to-be and use Shutterfly to create your own beautiful album.
15. A Handy Tool
If you hubby-to-be is the outdoor type, a functional gift like a fancy Swiss army knife or other handy tool will make a great present.
Shop: Swiss Army Pocket Knife
16. Fountain Pen
Some guys are really into expensive pens. Buy a special keepsake pen as a gift for your groom on his wedding day … and then also use it during the signing portion of your the wedding ceremony!
Read More: 5 Top Fountain Pens Under $200
17. Groom’s Survival Kit
- Shave ✓
- Tux ✓
- Shine Shoes ✓
- Make sure he has a groom survival kit ✓✓
Shop: Wedd Box
Another option is this smaller kit as a mini gift.
Shop: Pinch Provisions
18. Creative Art
There are so many talented artists that you have access to online these days. Commission something special and bespoked like this framed wedding song art.
It makes a beautiful keepsake tribute from the wedding (while not screaming wedding), and it is a lovely piece for your new home.
Shop: Voice And Sound
Best of All
19. Choreographed dance
I think this is a fun idea.
Leave him a note in the morning saying there is a surprise waiting for him on the dance floor later that evening. You could add more to the note — but I will leave the rest to your (newlywed) imagination. Choose music that you both love, and get your bridesmaids and groomsmen in on the action.
Blow his newly bought socks off with your planned/choreographed dance moves!
Talk about the next viral video!
Alright, that’s all for now. I know there are many more wedding morning gifts for the groom, but I will have to stop here. Would love to hear back from you, let me know in the comment section what you plan on buying for your groom!