questionswhat are some good gift ideas for groomsmen?

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at my wedding the guys were happy to get gift cards for the rural king.

do something that is actually for them, not just a reminder of your wedding. get them something that is an item they wouldn't get for themself. these should be guys you know well, so it shouldn't be hard to find that something--a game, car accessorie, music item, gps, etc.

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paying for their tux rental is always a great gift...

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alcohol related, sorry, but at my wedding, the best man and groomsmen all got an engraved flask with the date, and my thanks for participating.

My wife gave all the bridesmaids matching rayban sunglasses which they all put on after "you may now kiss the bride".

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For my groomsmen I got dog tag necklaces with their initials and the year engraved on one of the tags, the other nothing for them to be able to engrave themselves. I wanted something that was personalized, and also virtually all of us at the time (and I am sure given their ages so do yours) had/have friends and relatives who were/ are deployed someplace hot and sandy, and I felt it was important to remember their sacrifices while I was lucky enough to get married and see my wife and new baby every day.

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@devexityspace: I actually already bought their whole outfit for the wedding. The wedding is on the beach and so we are doing Khacki's with short sleeve beach shirts and American Eagle leather sandals.

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@idiotwind13: My brother-in-law that is in my groomsmen is actually a Vet to the Iraqi war (went on a few missions over there). Personalized dog-tags is a cool idea. Thanks :)

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One of my groomsmen went on to enlist in the Marine Corps about a year after our wedding. A +1 for your brother in law and his service...

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Kinda suprised that no one has mentioned Woot! monkeys yet...

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Going with the beach theme, you could totally rock the sunglasses idea. Or a waterproof watch. If you are trying to keep cost down, you could do a beach towel/blanket. Or a beer bucket filled with guy beach stuff or something.

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Cufflinks. A buddy of mine gave me and the other groomsmen some Superman cufflinks. We didn't wear them to the wedding, I think, but they were pretty cool.

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For my groomsmen, I got Victorinox Alox swiss army knives with their initials engraved on the outside. The Alox aluminum casing really makes them stand out (much classier than the ubiquitous colored plastic ones) and it is easy to engrave.

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Since somebody mentioned waterproof watches and also a possible military connection, I'll point to a deal I just posted: http://1saleaday.com/watch/ (Seiko 5 Military Collection Automatic Movement Canvas Strap Men's Watch - Choice of Green or Blue)

Seiko 5's are really nice timepieces and stay "wound" by the wearer's movement, no battery required. BTW, this is significantly discounted at $65 shipped, if that fits your budget.

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@ginawoot: Oops, turns out that watch is currently available for just $5 - $7 more on Amazon. Good reviews, anyway: http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK805K2-Automatic-Green-Fabric/dp/B000LTAY1U/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

You've gotten a lot of nice suggestions; good luck choosing - and best wishes with the wedding!

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I like the swiss army knife (engraved) idea.
Also, since you already bought their outfits, that may be enough, unless they all had to spend a lot to travel there, in that case I'd definitely make the gift more substantial.

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@kamikazeken: I got a Swiss Army knife for standing up in a wedding along with a tie that we all wore at the ceremony. The knife is great and I keep it in my work bag all the time. Was a great idea.

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I'm leaning towards a weekend bag or something like that. Something nice, that will get used (how many more weddings are there going to be in your group in the next 10 years? a million?), but that someone probably wouldn't buy for themselves.

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Xbox 360s...

Gift card for a Nice place to eat

Swiss army knife was a good idea

A price range would be helpful

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Having been a groom as well as a groomsmen numerous times, skip the obvious ones like flask, cufflinks, etc.

I like the knife but I wouldn't get a Swiss Army one. Spend a little more for a quality one. BTW - there's a superstition about giving knives as gifts - make sure to get a coin in return so it's like they're buying it. Knives as gifts risk "cutting" the friendship.

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I will qualify by saying I am a woman. But I feel like it should be something that will last (restaurant gift cards, video games don't count for me) I like the watch, engraved knife/dog tags ideas. My brother got his groomsmen a nice pen (you could engrave or not). If you type in groomsmen you can get like a million things engraved. I do like the idea of making it personal. It doesn't have to be the same for each guy!

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First off CONGRATULATIONS!!

I know you said no alcohol, but if you are getting married in Mexico nothing says thank you like some Ultra Anejo Tequila! You should be able to find a bottle for a pretty decent price in Mexico.

Sorry, when it comes to weddings all I can think of is alcohol :)

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We got our groomsmen and ushers each a nice-looking flash drive with their monogram engraved on one side and the date of our wedding engraved on the other side. They came with a nice little pouch and a keyring. It was personalized, something to remember the wedding by, and hopefully something they would actually use.

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You mean aside from getting them set up with the really hot bridesmaid with a certain, ah, moral flexibility?

You can go with any of the above gifts, cufflinks, watches, etc. It depends upon what they are like and what they want. I would point you to the next time Meritline has a sale on cuff links. I'm wearing a pair now. They look very nice and cost me all of 4 bucks. I picked up a pair of Star Trek cuff links for a similar amount.

But I'd still go with the hook up. For the 19 year old especially.

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I gave flask sets...i got 'em at a reasonable price on ebay

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I got all of mine Flip Cams. In addition to being cool and relatively cheap, most of them also took videos of the wedding.

Also, custom cufflinks.

Etsy, Meritline, & other sellers have some cool ones. For example, I gave one groomsman buffalo nickel cufflinks, another Super Mario cufflinks, and so on.

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Thanks for all the ideas! I really liked @soccerboy9 idea with the engraved swiss army knife! Ill be looking around to see where I can get them engraved now!

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I'm getting married soon. I'm thinking of getting my groomsmen engraved pocket watches