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Level Up Your Gift Giving with Fran's Groom Gift Ideas

One way to celebrate that a special man in your life is getting married is by sharing a token of your affection. You can mark the occasion by giving a thoughtful, luxurious groom gift that will forever remind him of this magical moment. 

A groom gift is often given by a bride on the day of the wedding or during a special moment leading up to it, such as during a rehearsal dinner. But groom gifts can also be given by any person close to a groom. Parents, siblings, friends, or a best man may choose to present a gift to the groom on or before his wedding day.  

Whatever your relationship with the groom, giving him a heartfelt, meaningful gift in the days or weeks leading up to his wedding is a private and personal way to share your love and support. If you aren’t sure what can help you express your affection in this special moment, here are a few groom gift ideas to help you pick the perfect present.


Finding the Perfect Groom's Gift: It's All About Him

Generous and thoughtful gift giving is all about the recipient. To find the perfect gift, think about the groom’s personality, hobbies, and lifestyle. Consider his interests, and choose a gift that reflects his individuality to show how much you care about him and this important moment in his life. 

  • How does he spend his free time? What does he like to do on the weekend? If the groom likes to cook, consider gifts that can elevate his culinary skills, such as a beautiful edge grain cutting board or a stylish serving bowl. For a golf lover, consider a gift certificate to an exclusive course or a private session with a golf pro so he can work on perfecting his swing. 
  • What are his interests? What is he currently learning about or drawn to? For a groom who has shown a new appreciation for wine, choose a gift that uplifts the wine drinking experience such as a set of crystal wine glasses or a gift certificate for a wine class. If he’s taken an interest in hiking and nature, consider new binoculars for watching wildlife, a Yeti cooler to take on his next adventure, or a new set of high-end camping gear.
  • What are his goals? What are his upcoming plans? A groom who is planning to travel might love a stylish luggage set or pair of noise-canceling headphones for long flights. If the groom is preparing for a marathon, he might enjoy a new set of running shoes or a few sessions with a private trainer. 
  • What is his style? What is missing from his closet or clothing collection? Give a gift the groom can wear with a new pair of stylish, high-end sunglasses or leather wallet. Or choose an item that he can use for years to come with a classic pair of cuff links or an eye-catching new watch.
  • What memories do you share? What is meaningful to you both? Make the groom smile on the most important day of his life by calling back a shared memory between the two of you. That could be as small as an antique postcard from one of your favorite places, a framed ticket from a concert you attended together, or a bottle of wine that you once shared. A sentimental gift can hold more meaning than anything else. 


Grooms Get Geared Up: Top Gift Ideas

If you have too many (or not enough) ideas for what the special bridegroom in your life would enjoy, consider these groom gift ideas. Narrowing in on a theme can help you pick the perfect item or curate a collection of gifts that complement each other to impress and surprise the groom.

Suiting Up

Give the groom something to spruce up his wedding attire. Personalized cufflinks or an engraved watch can add a touch of sophisticated elegance to his tux and help him elevate his style for years to come. You may also gift something for the groom to wear before suiting up to walk down the aisle by giving him a plush and luxurious robe.

Grooming for Greatness

Help the groom prepare for the big day by spoiling him with a lavish spa package or a curated grooming kit featuring his favorite products. Assemble items in an elegant wedding gift basket filled with luxury shaving creams, body washes, moisturizers, and hair products. 

Celebrate in Style

Give the groom what he needs to celebrate his big day in sophisticated style. Choose a selection of premium cigars the groom can enjoy with his groomsmen, and store them in an elegant, engraved humidor. Give the items to make the perfect celebratory toast with a stunning crystal liquor decanter, a set of fine Old Fashioned glasses, and a bottle of top-shelf whiskey or scotch. 

Tech Toys for the Modern Groom

Treat the tech-loving groom to electronics that offer both enjoyment and utility. Gift him the latest new smartwatch, noise-canceling earbuds, or fitness tracker he’s had his eye on. Or treat him to a new Bose Bluetooth speaker to provide a soundtrack in his groom suite. 

Experiences He'll Never Forget

Exceptional and thoughtful gifts don’t have to be tangible items. Giving an experience is a wonderful way to provide a memory that will last a lifetime. Present the groom with a gift certificate to an event or adventure. A foodie might love a cooking class or luxury food tasting, while a music lover might enjoy tickets to hear their favorite band. Check out the calendar of local nearby events and select something that matches your groom’s interests and favorite activities. 

Related: Selecting the Perfect Wedding Gifts for Wine Lovers


Why Personalized Presents Are the Groom's Best Friend 

To fully express what the groom means to you, add a personalized touch to your gift. Custom gifts go beyond the ordinary to create a lasting reminder of your love and support. Each time the groom looks at his gift, he will be forever reminded of you and the most important day of his life.

Unlike one-size-fits-all gifts, custom-made gifts show you put extra thought and care into picking the perfect present. You can tailor the gift to the groom’s tastes or customize elements with personalized details. Consider these personalized groom gift ideas.

  • Elevate your gift with a personalized engraving that features the groom’s last name or initials, a monogram, or a meaningful quote or song lyric.
  • Consider incorporating your own photos such as printing framed wall art or creating an entire photo book that contains images of your favorite moments together.
  • Choose custom options to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art, such as a line drawing of the groom and bride or a map pinpointing the location of the wedding. 

Find a way to tie elegance and sophistication into your customization. Choose high-quality products and engrave timeless items made from high-end materials such as a silver-plated picture frame, leather flask, or Spanish Cedar cigar humidor.  


How To Celebrate the Bridegroom 

A groom is about to experience one of the most memorable days of their life. Guarantee that you intimately capture the moment, by keeping these groom gift ideas in mind.  

  • Plan Ahead: Give yourself plenty of time to get your gift ready. You don’t want to find the perfect item and then discover that it is out-of-stock and you have to wait weeks for it to be delivered. Also, custom or special-order items can take weeks to prepare. Start shopping months before the big day to give a cushion of time for the gift to arrive. 
  • Don’t Overlook DIY: The most meaningful gifts have a personal touch. Consider how you can add a thoughtful hand-made or personalized detail to your gift. Maybe you make your gift more sentimental by including the groom’s favorite homemade treats, adding an inscription to a book or journal, and of course, including a handwritten card.
  • Focus on Sentiment Over Cost: A thoughtful gift doesn’t need to be expensive or elaborate. A truly generous gift is one that you put your time into carefully choosing. The sentiment behind your gift will always matter more than the price tag. Don’t get hung up on cost. Instead, keep the groom and your relationship at the heart of your gift buying process. Choose an item that showcases the deep connection between the two of you while giving the groom something he can cherish and enjoy for years to come. 

Related: Wedding Gift Giving: A Modern Wedding Gift Etiquette Guide


Get Inspired by Groom Gift Ideas

If a special man in your life is about to get married, we hope this guide inspired you to find the perfect way to celebrate. Use these groom gift ideas to select a meaningful item that will forever remind the groom of your love and the most special day of his life.

For other groom gift ideas, we invite you to explore the Fran Berger Living collection. We’ve curated the finest selection of kitchen accessories and at-home bar items any groom will love. Find an item as unique and extraordinary as the special groom in your life. Browse the shop.



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