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Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: kurtzie
Date: June 07, 2009 11:21AM
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Grooms gifts
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17 votes were received.
Cuffs Links: French Cuffs are making a come back! 1
 
6%
ITunes / Apple Store Gifts cards : They aren't as impersonal as they seem! 5
 
29%
Engraved Beer Mug 6
 
35%
Stiff 'Em: They should be happy just to be in the wedding smiling smiley 5
 
29%



Does anybody have any unique/different Groomsmen and usher gift ideas?

Could be Mac related but doesn't have to be. Just wondering what other people did besides cuff links or flasks...

Thanks,

Steve
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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: Black
Date: June 07, 2009 11:44AM
Restaurant gift card/certificate.




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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: Wailer
Date: June 07, 2009 11:45AM
I think stuff that is personalized (engraved) that they would never buy for themselves is always best. Whenever I look at my engraved money clip, set of pencils, etc, I do think about the wedding.

I'd avoid anything that has you or your wife's name on it or the date of the wedding. These are gifts from you to your groomsmen.

So of all of the above, I'd go with the beer mugs.
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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: June 07, 2009 11:53AM
Wailer nailed it. Just engrave it with his name, maybe a short personal note if it will fit. Something like:

Jim,

Thanks for being a reasonably good buddy.

John



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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: AAA
Date: June 07, 2009 11:58AM
DellMini9s
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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: Black
Date: June 07, 2009 12:09PM
And I have no idea where to keep engraved little personal trinkets-- they stress me out every time I try to clean and eventually they end up in a box and I feel bad that money was wasted on something useless.




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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: June 07, 2009 12:29PM
That's why beer mugs are a good idea. You use them everyday.



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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: BernDog
Date: June 07, 2009 01:02PM
Letherman tools. I gave my groomsmen Micras, and years later, they still talk about how often they use them, and they think of the wedding every time they pull out their keys.
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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: dmann
Date: June 07, 2009 01:10PM
How much do you want to spend? Apple has refurb shuffles for $39 and $59 and Nanos for $99...

DM
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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 07, 2009 01:22PM
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dmann
How much do you want to spend? Apple has refurb shuffles for $39 and $59 and Nanos for $99...

DM

I too was thinking of shuffles, and you can get them engraved for free. Even if you have another iPod, a shuffle is good for running, working out, mowing the yard, etc.





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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: JoeBob
Date: June 07, 2009 02:03PM
I am with BernDog- Leatherman tools are incredibly useful gifts.
I have an engraved silver plated beer coozie that moves with me, but is never used.
Pretty, but a dust collector.
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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: testcase
Date: June 07, 2009 05:10PM
Hookers & booze. Repay them for the great bachelor party they gave you ;) !
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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: Big Daddy Cool
Date: June 07, 2009 06:04PM
Third vote for Leatherman.
I got my groomsmen The Wave, and had them engraved. Everyone loved them.
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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: troywellbuilt
Date: June 07, 2009 07:04PM
I went with sunglasses which everyone seemed to enjoy.
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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: clay
Date: June 07, 2009 08:40PM
leatherman or a nice led maglite
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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: tenders
Date: June 07, 2009 09:58PM
Friend of mine (before I met him) gave personalized cufflinks made of antique typewriter keys. Always thought that was cool.
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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: Mike V
Date: June 08, 2009 01:23AM
A nice LED flashlight, like a Fenix (something with a CREE LED).



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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: Spiff
Date: June 08, 2009 09:04AM
I gave carolina Blue iPod Shuffles with the groomsmen's names engraved. Fit with the Carolina Blue theme of the wedding. They were well received.
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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: Robert M
Date: June 08, 2009 09:05AM
Kurtzie,

A token gift like a reasonably priced leatherman tool and money. Yes. Money. Weddings are insanely expensive for the bride and groom but they are costly for groomsmen and ushers, too.

For example, groomsmen and ushers may have to travel to and from the wedding, pay for accommodations if he/she is coming in from out of town, rent a tux (if he doesn't already own one), etc. You get the idea. It all adds up very quickly.

While I would consider it an honor to be a groomsman or an usher, at the same time, money is tight these days and every little bit of savings helps. So, to me, a gift is nifty but money to help offset some of the costs involved with attending the wedding and/or being a groomsman (or usher) would very cool, too.

Robert
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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 08, 2009 09:17AM
I like the engraved stuff, but the beer stein would HAVE to include a year's 'beer of the month' kind of deal to make it fully "manly".

sadly, the engraved clock I received from my best friend's wedding just went to the landfill- it ran afoul of one of the kids and didn't survive.

When my lovely wife and I married in 1982, we gave away engraved gold cross pen and pencil sets- engraved with THEIR name, not ours. When polled a decade later, half of them still used the pens.
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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: michaelb
Date: June 08, 2009 11:34AM
Like several others here, and thinking about what I would want, I would go with the fenix keychain light (the E1 for $15) and/or the leatherman squirt with pliers. I think there is another flat side on the E1 that could be engraved.

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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: Thomas69
Date: July 12, 2010 03:03PM
I think I have exactly what you are looking for. It's titled Unique Groomsmen Gifts: www.Geris-Specialty-Unique-Gift-Ideas.com/UniqueGroomsmenGifts.html

It's from my unique gifts site & I hope that you found what you are looking for.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/12/2010 03:04PM by Thomas69.
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Re: Groomsmen and Usher Wedding Gift ideas
Posted by: paulsmith
Date: June 14, 2011 04:25AM
How about a personalized pocket knife tool ? Something unique as well as useful. You can engrave it with your groomsmen's names to make it even more special. Here's an example



These personalized gift items can be found at Personalized Gifts, they seem to have a bunch of these unique gift items.
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