Many probably don’t realize the best man’s job goes way beyond organizing the stag party. In fact, the maid of honor and best man are just about neck-in-neck when it comes to wedding responsibilities.
That’s why we assembled this list of gift ideas for the best man in your life! He plays such a vital role in helping the groom get to the altar in one piece, so let’s make sure he feels appreciated for his efforts.
Gifts Your Best Man Will Love!
1. Personalized Leather Hip Flask
The official gift for groomsmen and best men everywhere, a personalized leather hip flask is always appreciated. This stylish one comes in a surprisingly large selection of colors and personalization options and is a great way to say thanks to the guy that’s always got your back. And, let’s be honest, you know he’s going to get some serious mileage out this gift.
2. Customized Copper Beer Stein
There’s something about glowing copper that makes any bar instantly classier. This copper beer stein/Moscow mule mug can be personalized with his initials engraved in the classic circle design. It’s so beautiful, he’ll display it proudly and use it often.
3. Personalized Weekender Bag
When he tells you to pack your bags for the stag party, hand him this stylin’ weekender and let him know how much you appreciate him.
It’s big enough for a long weekend (or even a whole week if he travels light), and is made from sturdy cotton canvas. Features an adjustable shoulder strap, leather carry straps, and plenty of zippered pockets inside and out to stash everything he’ll need to get you in trouble for the weekend.
4. Personalized Whiskey Glass Set with Whiskey Stones
If your best man is a whiskey aficionado, he’s gonna love this. The rustic wooden box will feature his initials on the outside and is lined on the inside to protect a beautifully etched whiskey glass and marble stones. Give it to him with a nice bottle of whiskey (or whatever his poison) and share a toast.
5. Personalized Sports Water Bottles
The contrast of the white vinyl monogram (his initials, or his full name – your choice) against the shiny black of this water bottle looks super sharp. It comes with a flip straw lid/handle for easy sipping and carrying, and is sturdy enough to stand up to plenty of abuse. It’s useful and good looking. Kinda like your best man.
6. Monogrammed Robe
A monogrammed bathrobe is always a cool gift, and this one is sure to impress him. It’s the same robe used in many five-star spas and hotels, and you can have it monogrammed on the front or the back of the robe.
This robe is waffle-woven, hand-embroidered, and full length in size with long sleeves. It’s also got a couple of pockets for his flask and cigars.
7. Leather Valet Tray
This leather valet tray just oozes class and he’ll be seriously impressed when you give it to him. Made from full-grain, vegetable-tanned Italian leather, you can have it monogrammed with his initials to make it look even more expensive. This gift elevates emptying your pockets at the end of the night into an official ritual.
8. Personalized Golf Balls
If your best man is a golfer, this is the gift for him! The rich wooden box is gorgeous and can be personalized with his initials or his full name. It contains 12 monogrammed balls, 12 plain tees, and 12 pencils so he can keep track of how many times he demolishes you on the course.
9. Monogrammed Tie
by The Tie Bar
The Tie Bar is bringing sexy back. Or at least, they’re bringing back the tradition of gifting a tie to the important men in your life. The days of the tie-giving cliche are gone! These gorgeous, creatively monogrammed linen ties are perfect for any occasion. It’ll soon become his “go-to” for interviews and special occasions.
10. Best Man Socks
Everyone’s happy to get socks, especially if they announce to the world that you’re the best man. They’re dressy yet quirky, perfect for photo ops. He’ll love wearing them on the big day!
11. Personalized BBQ Tool Set
This set of barbeque tools comes complete with a bamboo storage case, and they’re almost too beautiful to use. You can choose to monogram the box, or the box and tools. Regardless, they’ll draw plenty of compliments at your best man’s next backyard gathering.
12. Personalized Cartoon Travel Mug
Now, THIS is a unique gift! He’s gonna freak out when he opens it and sees a caricature of himself on this Yeti-quality travel mug. All you have to do is send in a pic or two of your best man (or the whole groom’s party if you’re so inclined), they’ll draw a couple of caricatures for you to choose from, then bam! They’re on a mug. If these don’t get some compliments from the folks on the subway during his morning commute, nothing will.
13. Monogrammed Cigar Box + Cigars
Pinewood cigar boxes are so old-school chic, we love them! Customize them with his initials, his full name, or with a special message from you. You can go fancy or rustic, whatever suits his aesthetic, and they’re felt-lined just like your grandpa’s used to be. Fill them with cigars, airplane bottles of booze, or both for a gift he’ll love.
14. Rustic Leather Journal
Made from tough, rustic leather with thick leather strap enclosures, the first thing we thought when we saw this journal was “manly.” It’s got the kind of gorgeous, beat-up look that conjures up images of rugged cowboys riding across the desert. Have it monogrammed with his initials and fill it with your paper choice for writing, sketching, or whatever. What will he write in it? Who cares! Whatever it is, it’ll look exceedingly cool.
15. Personalized 14K Gold Plated Cufflinks + Tie Clip Set
Your best man will look extraordinary sporting these classy cufflinks and tie clip with his initials engraved right on them. You can choose between 1 and 3 initials, and have a personalized message engraved on the back of the clip for an extra fee if you’d like.
16. Personalized Beer Cooler Bag With Bottle Opener
This is such a useful gift! Beach trips, camping, tailgating, you name it. If he needs a cooler, he’ll want to bring this one. Select from black, olive green, or blue and a specific lettering style to make it uniquely his.
It’s insulated with PVC-free lining and can keep his beers cold or his food hot. Built with a sturdy adjustable shoulder strap and padded handle, it also features a built-in bottle opener for convenience. It accommodates up to 12 bottles or 18 cans, so he’ll be set for hours of hanging with his people.
A Token Of Your Appreciation
Chances are, he already knows you appreciate everything he’s done to help you get hitched.
He knows you’re eternally grateful for helping get the groomsmen cleaned up and outfitted.
He knows you LOVED the stag party and that you meant it when you drunkenly slurred : “I LOVE you man!!”
He knows you’re so glad he’s there for support when the reality of this monumental decision gets a little heavy. (There’s no shame in admitting that it can, and often does, induce borderline manic episodes.)
But don’t underestimate the power of a well-thought-out gift for your best man. He’s sure to treasure the memories it stirs up of your big day and his role in the whole shebang.