Buying for your Best Man

Buying a thank you gift for your best man can be tricky as men don’t often know what to buy for other men. Best man gifts are typically given the night before your wedding as a token of your appreciation. Having groomsmen gifts to buy as well can be tricky since they often require you to purchase the same exact gift for every guy, meaning that you need to keep various tastes and your overall budget in mind.

The best man gift can be unique and is an area where you can really personalize your gift to your best man’s taste. You will also need to be spending a bit more than you are on the rest of the group. This is your chance to show this person how much you appreciate their friendship and support. Hopefully, they’ve put a lot of time and effort into your stag night and your big day so you’ll want to show your appreciation by thanking them with a meaningful gift.

It’s best to be prepared, you don’t want to leave gift buying to the day before the wedding. It’s a good idea to have all the gifts sorted at least a month before the date. This will ensure that issues with processing or shipping will be resolved before the big day. If you’re totally stuck for ideas then here are some of the types of gifts that you could consider:

All things alcohol related are normally a safe bet and things like barware and bottles for best men who love their scotch, whiskey, beer, or wine. There are many options for personalised glassware available on the market. You can have any type of glassware, or even a flask, monogrammed with his name or initials. If you prefer something without his name, find a beautiful set of glasses that can replace the cheap ones he bought after college. If you can buy a bottle of his favourite scotch, whiskey, beer, or wine, include that too. For Wedding Venues in Essex, visit

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If your best man loves a bit of DIY then tools are a good idea for the handyman. Choose something a little bit special and not something he can pick up at B&Q. Is he into sport? Consider something he can use for his favourite sport or hobbies. Maybe he loves cooking and if so, think about some quality kitchen or cookware.

If your best man is a bit of a fashion guru then accessories and clothing could be purchased if you’re confident you know what he likes and his sizing. Maybe treat him to something he wouldn’t normally splurge on himself. Watches, necklaces, engraved cufflinks and quality leather goods such as belts, wallets or briefcases are all good ideas. Adding a tasteful monogram will also make the gift more personal and special for the occasion.

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If you’re still struggling for inspiration, think about the things that you’ve done together in the past. Is there a particular band that he loves? Then go for concert tickets or other merchandise. Does he love movies or has always wanted to try an extreme sport? Then think about a membership card to a local cinema or an experience day voucher. There are tons of ideas online so you’re sure to find him the perfect gift.