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One day, while researching some gift ideas for the groom, I realized how challenging it is to actually find that spot-on item that sums up the groom’s personality perfectly. With the loads of generic products out there, it can be quite overwhelming to locate exactly what you’re looking for.

However, I took the liberty of scouting some amazing sources, to create this round up of some of the best groom’s gift ideas — I might even add some of these to my own Christmas shopping list this year!

Speaking of shopping, I prefer to do all of my online sprees on Etsy — it’s everything I’m looking for in handmade and personalized gifts, plus it makes you an extra cool human being to support small businesses and families. 

Before I dive right in to the different products, I just have to mention this really cool gift idea from Buyagift: Buyagift is the UK’s leading provider of experience days. If you’re looking for a unique wedding gift for anyone, an extra special Christmas present, or even just a novel way to mark your own special occasion then a unique Buyagift experience day really is the gift that keeps on giving. From helicopter flying and cookery lessons to supercar driving, Buyagift have everything that you could possibly need to make someone’s special occasion absolutely unforgettable. With over 4,500 experiences to choose from (physical as well as online/digital), you are sure to find the perfect gift for even the most discerning loved one, whether they’re an aspiring gourmet chef or a high-flying thrill-seeker…

Okay! Here we go! 

Table of Contents (click to jump to section):

Personalized gift ideas for the groom

A custom or personalized gift is a great way to show that you made extra effort to make your groom’s gift special. You can order custom items on Etsy, where you will be able to change things like your groom’s name, or even add your wedding or engagement date as well on some items. Your personalized gift can be anything from a watch or wallet, to drinkware, fitness or travel items. The possibilities are endless!

Stylish gifts for the groom

If your groom loves looking presentable most of the time, then consider getting him something that suits his style. Whether he is the metro kind of guy, or loves to dress up like a gentleman for work, give him something that will turn his good outfit into a perfect outfit. When shopping for accessories, consider if he will actually wear it, or if it will gather dust in the corner closet.

Tech + gadget gift ideas for the groom

It’s known fact that most men love their tech and gadgets — and with so many items available in this category, it’s easy to find something useful for his work, lifestyle or hobbies. With the right budget, you will be able to get him something really cool! 

Home + lifestyle gifts for the groom

If there’s something specific that the groom would like for the home, or a certain lifestyle that he’s living, this should be an easy category to find a gift. These type of gifts should be something useful, and not end up in the junk drawer, begging to be given away. Be thoughtful with your choices, and maybe opt for something unique or personalized to make it extra special.

Crafting + hobby gift ideas for the groom

What does the groom do when he’s not working? Crafting and hobby gifts can be a great way to help remind him how important it is to take a time out, and just do something for himself, that he really enjoys. It can be an outdoor activity, a DIY activity, or something that he occasionally does to relax, like playing golf.

Travel gift ideas for the groom

If the groom travels a lot (whether for work, or for pleasure) it may be the perfect opportunity to get him something that will ease his travels, or that he can use on a regular basis. Maybe he is in need of a new travel bag or accessory, and giving him something new will be one of the best gifts he receives.

Bar + beverage gifts for the groom

If the groom enjoys his alcoholic beverages, then you’re in luck! Barware, drinkware and anything drink related are quite popular as gifts for the groom as well as the groomsmen, so it should be quite easy to find something to compliment this pasttime. And kudos if your can get it personalized, too!

Outdoor + camping gifts for the groom

Outdoor and camping gifts are great for the groom who loves to be outside, in nature. There are plenty of outdoor activities that can provide a great scope for gift ideas. If he loves the oudoors, chances are, he loves camping (and probably fishing), too!

Sport + fitness gift ideas for the groom

This category provides great gift opportunities for the fitness fanatic groom or sporty groom. If he competes in a specific sport, I’d say that you should find something specific for that activity, but in general, most fitness items make great groom’s gifts as well. The fitness category has a wide scope of gifts to choose from that will suit nearly any budget.

Sentimental groom gift ideas

Being close to the groom gives you an opportunity to give him a sentimental gift. This is great for the man who has everything, and a good way to honor the tradition of giving him something that will be from the heart. Sentimental gifts should be chosen wisely, though. There are many people who try to rid their lifestyles of clutter, and who will put gifts away in a box somewhere to eventually throw out… Make sure that the groom will likely share the same sentiment with the item.

Fandom groom gift ideas

Fandom gifts are perfect for the groom who is obsessed with a certain show, movie or series. And luckily, the internet has provided with a wide array of items to choose from for nearly any popular entertainment. The groom will likely appreciate the item more, because you know him so well to give him something he is a fan of!

Groom gifts for the mancave

Not all grooms get to keep their mancaves once they are married, but for those few who do, here are some suggestions for gifts for the ‘cave. Dress his cave up with decor, barware, and quirky man-items!

Self care gift ideas for the groom

Self care is just as important for men as it is for women. Give the groom something to pamper or maintain himself with so that he feels good! Self care is also a great way to relax and unwind, so it’s the perfect choice of gift for the man who is constantly under stress or work pressure.

People also ask these questions about gift ideas for the groom:

  • What is the best gift for groom?

    The best gift for the groom is something that he will truly appreciate — it might be something useful or that he can look at everyday. But no matter what, it should be something from the heart. Go through all the different categories in this post, and choose one that will put a smile on his face.

  • What should I get my groom for a wedding gift?

    If you're the bride, make your wedding gift to the groom extra special by giving him something you know he will use and appreciate. Go through all the items in this post again to see if there's something you might have overlooked.

  • Does the bride give the groom a gift?

    Traditionally, the bride and groom exchange gifts either on the morning of the wedding, or the evening before the wedding. However, if you both feel that you're only going to write a letter to each other, then that is very romantic as well — make sure your photographer capture the moments!

  • How much should I spend on a Grooms gift?

    Depending on your general gift budget, you might be able to get the groom something that is inexpensive, yet thoughtful. I have listed items from many different price ranges in this post, so work out how much you have available to spend and go through the list again.

Tanya Viljoen

Founder of The Wedding Club

Tanya is a wedding industry pro and content creator. She is passionate about all things wedding, and aims to give useful and actionable info for brides, as well as wedding planners. When she’s not planning, researching and writing content, her teacher skills kick in and creating courses and eBooks is the next stop. She also loves drinking chai tea!

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