Many brides and grooms participate in a small gift exchange on the morning of their wedding. It’s a way to kick of the love fest and a sweet note or a thoughtful gift is a great way to get those happy tears flowing. If you’re not sure where to start, keep in mind that even a lovely handwritten card is enough. If you do want to go with something a little bit more impressive, we have some awesome options for you.
The first route is to get your groom something he will use on the wedding day – socks, collar stays, cufflinks, jewelry, or a tie bar are all awesome options. If you can add personalization to any of the above options, even better. On that note, any monogrammed or initialed gift will become a sentimental and treasured gift and is a wonderful route to take if you have enough time. You can also think out of the box and gift a cool piece of artwork, plan something special on your honeymoon, or even have a photographer take a few boudoir photos and present him with the prints for a sexy surprise.
Ready to shop? We’ve put together a list of 10 of the best gifts for a bride to gift her groom below that are sure to wow.
If you’re a groom shopping for his bride, we’ve put together a similar list just for you.
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1. Shinola Runwell Blue Dial Tan Leather Men’s Watch
One of our favorite wedding day gifts from the bride to the groom is a watch. Include a note that reads “See you at the altar, don’t be late!” or something to that affect for an adorable touch. To make this watch, or any watch even more special and sentimental, take it to an engraver to have a personal message etched into the back. This watch, made in Michigan, has a classic polished look to it. The deep navy face is the perfect contrast to the supple tan leather, but if these colors aren’t his style, check out some other high-quality, luxurious Shinola watches here.
2. Stainless Steel Collar Stays Gift
If your budget is running low after paying for the wedding but you’d still like to get your soon-to-be husband a token gift for the big day, consider these simple and romantic collar stays. They’ll go undetected in his shirt, but are such a sweet gesture and something he can wear time and time again. If you have the time, consider purchasing one of these options for personalized collar stays and have them engraved with a special message, his initials, your wedding date, or even the coordinates of your wedding.
3. Personalized Groom Socks
Another token item that won’t break the bank, these inexpensive socks are the best humorous gift to get your guy on your wedding day. We love the idea of gifting these along with one of the more serious gifts on this list for a gift that will have him laughing and crying (happy tears) all at the same time. These custom order dress socks are made from 78 percent cotton, 20 percent polyester, and 2 percent spandex for a really comfortable fit. Each pair is hand processed and printed on the ribbed crew length socks and are available in all standard sock sizes. This version reads “In Case You Get Cold Feet”, and this version reads “Keep Calm I’m the Groom“. Choose your favorite or gift a few.
4. Personalized Custom Belt With Secret Message
Every man needs a quality leather belt and this one can be personalized with a hidden message on the interior, making it an awesome wedding gift for your groom. Each belt is handcrafted with full grain American steerhides and can be personalized with the groom’s initials, embossed on the outside loop, and your secret message inside. Holz Leather Co. has so many amazing, high-quality and handcrafted leather products. Browse them all here.
5. I Can’t Wait To Marry You Card
Keep it simple with a card or add a card to one of the other amazing gifts on this list. Either way, you’ll want your card to be special and relevant to the momentous occasion. This beautiful calligraphy card is the perfect place to jot down a romantic note to give to your new husband on your wedding day. It measures 5.5 x 4.25 inches and is made of beautiful, 100 percent recycled Kraft paper, complete with a coordinating envelope. Looking for alternative card options? Check out some other great cards for the groom here.
6. Personalized Engraved Whiskey Decanter & Metal Cigar Flask
How awesome is this curated gift? The presentation is amazing and the contents do not disappoint. Each wood box measures 8 x 11 inches, and is 5 inches deep. It’s personalized with your groom’s name and includes a gorgeous glass whiskey decanter, a cigar case, and a cigar cutter. The cigar case holds two cigars. To make this gift even more thoughtful, pick up two of his favorite cigars and include them before gifting so he can enjoy one while celebrating on your big day.
7. Personalized Monogram Beer Mug
If your groom is a beer drinker, there’s no question that he’ll be enjoying a few rounds with his buddies while he gears up for his important walk down the aisle. Traditionally the groom’s gift is giving the morning of the wedding and we love that these would come in handy right off the bat. Each beer mug is personalized two to three letters and can be printed on one or both sides in this modern block font. The engraving process permanently marks the glass, making the glasses last forever and dishwasher safe. The $11.99 listing is for one glass. We recommend purchasing 4-6 for a full set. If he’s more of a whisky guy, check out these coordinating rocks glasses or browse tons of alternative monogrammed glassware here.
8. Personalized Wooden Wedding Wine Box
Men who love wine will be wowed by this gorgeous wine box. While the wine is not included, it’s the perfect way to present a favorite bottle to your groom on your wedding day. Each box is carefully created, engraved with your names, your wedding date, and a gorgeous “LOVE” logo. Depending on your humor, you can forgo the lovey dovey design for something a bit sillier. This option reads “You had me at Merlot”, which is equally appropriate for a wedding day.
9. Gentleman Jon Complete Wet Shave Kit
Get an awesome gift for your soon-to-be husband while also (selfishly) making sure he’s looking his best on your wedding day. This gorgeous wet shave kit is just as beautiful as it is practical and has everything he’ll need for a barber-like experience at home. Cheap cartridge razors will be a thing of the past once he experiences this type of shave. This kit includes a safety razor, a badger hair brush, one alum block, one stainless steel shave bowl, shave soap, and five extra astra razor blades.
10. Hidden Secret Message Leather Bracelet
This simple and sleek leather bracelet is awesome for any guy. While it appears to just be a plane leather band, it has a secret message on the interior side of the bracelet. This is a great sentimental and meaningful gift idea, made with high quality and comfortable European genuine leather. The bracelet is 10mm wide and has magnetic hypoallergenic clasps.
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