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Bridesmaid and Groomsmen Gift Ideas They’ll Actually Love

Raise your hands – how many etched glass beer mugs are in your cupboard?  Lots?  I know my husband has his share of commemorative wedding mugs.  Truth is, do your bridesmaids & groomsmen REALLY want a wine glass or mug with their name and your wedding date etched on it or?  Probably not.  Don’t worry, I’m here to save the day and share with you some truly unique bridesmaid and groomsmen gift ideas that they’ll actually love.

I want to make sure you give your bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts that they’ll really want to use after the wedding day – and appreciate more than a wineglass mug with your wedding date.  The helpful folks over at Groovy Groomsmen Gifts were able to help me make this blog post a reality by sending a fun little groomsmen gift show you and test out, but I’ve also chosen a few other favorites from around the web with some of my favorites being hand-made beauties to support small business.  What I love about this Groovy Groomsmen Gifts is that each and every item that they sell is geared towards finding the perfect gift to give the guys on your wedding day and make sure that it’s personal as well as unique.  I’ll share a few of my favorite things.

First up for the girls in your wedding party:

bridesmaid gift ideas

left to right: druzy earrings, hammered copper bangles, gorgeous floral clutches, made-to-order ceramic planters, pashminas

My favorites out of this bunch are the hammered copper bangles & made-to-order ceramic planters that would be perfect for a tiny little succulent or cactus to brighten any windowsill or desk!

Other ideas for bridesmaids & groomsmen:

  • A gift card tucked into a small gift to their favorite restaurant
  • Movie tickets, popcorn & candy to their favorite theater
  • A gift certificate for a 30 minute massage
  • Bowling, pizza & beer for two (a date night for your groomsman & his girlfriend = score!)
  • Manis & Pedis together
  • …. think of things with meaning to them… and even think of something different for each person to make sure they’ll really adore your thoughtfulness

Next up are the groomsmen:

groomsment gift ideas

left to right: pocket wallet, custom tie bar with initials, shot glass & jack-knife, toiletries bag


Here’s a little view of the shot glass & jack-knife that Groovy Groomsmen Gifts sent my way to check out.  I absolutely love the box that the items came in, and while I don’t use a shot glass much I’m sure there are a few guys out there who would and I know a lot of guys find it handy to carry a pocket knife in case of well… a mini emergency!  It’s a very nicely crafted kit and would be something a groomsman would really like!

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