Along with warmer weather, barbecues, and extended weekends in the outdoors, this time of year typically boasts a series of new beginnings for those looking to tie the knot. Yes, it’s wedding season, and with a myriad of nuptials being celebrated beneath the warm summer sun, we witness the happiness that our friends, family and newly-extended family share in the joining of two individuals into one loving entity. Along with this ritual comes an additional set of traditions all of their own. We’re speaking of course about the groom’s gifts to his groomsmen. For it’s not until the fog has cleared from the bachelor party and the festivities have begun that these gifts are imparted upon the best man and the groomsmen alike as a token of the groom’s appreciation.
So if you’re like us, a gift of utility, quality, and meaning are all characteristics of a gift worth giving. Luckily for you – especially if your wedding party is a large one – these don’t have to cost an arm and a leg either. Instead, what we have here are 20 of our favorite picks this season all for under $100 a pop, so you can focus on diverting more funds toward what is truly going to make your groomsmen and guests happy on the big day – the open bar.
Soto Pocket Torch
Turn that lighter into a fiery torch with the nifty Soto Pocket Torch. Now, each ordinary lighter becomes a wind resistant torch that burns up to 2,300 degrees F and actually increases the life of the lighter by 60 percent.
Bull and Stash Travel Stash
The art of taking and keeping notes is too often lost among our cell-phone addicted generation. However, you can help bring this lost art back to life with the help of this handsome notebook complete with 50 pages of 60lb bleed-resistant paper held within a tanned and naturally oiled leather cover.
Good Cigar Co.
We don’t have to tell you that cigars and weddings pair well together. But if your cigar knowledge is lacking but the intentions are just, let the good folks over at Good Cigar Co. get your groomsmen hooked up with either a single pack for the evening or a monthly subscription.
Bradley Mountain Tool Roll
Constructed from sturdy Martexin heavy waxed canvas, this handy utility roll is ideal for the workman constantly on the go. It boasts 5.5” deep pockets and rolls tight thanks to an oiled leather strap.
Brooklyn Slate Co Geometric Coaster
Help your groomsmen keep clean coffee tables and home bars with a stylish and modern Slate Beverage Coaster from Brooklyn Slate Co. No more unsightly moisture rings, or cheap bar coasters here. Instead, each piece is made from precision cut all natural slate and comes in a set of four.
Mazama Wares Cocktail Glass
Whether neat or on the rocks, a great drink deserves an elegant vessel through which is can be enjoyed. So when it comes to the latter, look no further than this handsome hand-blown smoke cocktail glass from Mazama Wares.
Everyman Grafton Pen
What’s the point of a notebook without a trusted pen to go along with it? Each Grafton Pen is made with anodized aluminum, features a tough pocket clip, and accepts both Pilot G2 and Fisher Space Pen refills.
Maxx and Unicorn Money Clip
For the minimalists out there, this sleek money clip is cut, engraved, tumbled and hand-bent from a single piece of solid brass. It’s an ideal replacement for a bulky wallet and the perfect means to keep your cash organized on the go.
Higonokami Friction Folder
For a sleek and reliable folding knife that’s both utilitarian and elegant, this friction folder comes equipped with a 3.5” blue paper reverse tanto steel blade with a lever deployment along with a 4.75” brass handle. To top it all off, handsome Japanese lettering is stamped on the side of each handle as well.
Old Ripy Bourbon Whiskey
The gift of bourbon is always a solid choice for these occasions. And with this small batch release from Wild Turkey, they’ll surely appreciate this gift with every smooth sip that follows suit.
Solid Brass Pocket Tape
Both durable and attractive, Best Made put together this handsome measuring tape made from solid brass and precisely cut with the help of a German instruments manufacturer.
Foursevens Preon P1
Keep the light shining into the night with this nifty little flashlight from the guys at Foursevens. that boasts brightness levels up to 100 lumens. It takes a single AAA battery, is made from solid copper and hosts a series of light modes to suit any task at hand.
Maxx and Unicorn Valet Tray
When the day is done and the time comes to empty those pockets, valet trays are a handy way to remain organized into the night. And with this piece – made from harvested walnut right here in the USA – your groomsmen, and their significant others, will thank you for helping them organize the nightstand.
Dango D01 Dapper Wallet
Every man needs a wallet. And with the Dapper wallet from Dango, your groomsmen will have a keep safe for their cards and cash in a piece that’s made from high-quality leather and aerospace-grade aluminum.
Heimplanet Monolith Dopp Kit
Anyone who’s traveled for an extended period of time knows the value of a quality Dopp kit. This offering from Heimplanet is made from 840D ballistic nylon, hosts a TPU coated exterior and an intuitive organizational system within. No brainer here.
Timex Waterbury Watch
Timepieces are a great way to remember any special occasion. Here Timex gets the job done with ease thanks to their black stainless steel dial face, Quartz movement, leather band, and water resistance up to 50 meters.
Owen and Fred Luggage Tags
Now featured in smoke gray, these personalized luggage tags are made from vegetable tanned leather and feature solid black lettering that’s sure to help your weekend bag stand out in the best way possible.
Matador Beast 28 Pack
Help your groomsmen get out and get exploring. Each Matador Technical Backpack features 28 liters of storage space, is made from water and puncture resistant PU coated ripstop nylon, and folds down to about the size of a football for easy transport and storage.
A modern and handsome accessory to any wardrobe, this leather bracelet complete with a matte gold plated barrel and magnetic clasp closure serves as an ideal piece to enhance the look of any style your groomsmen may sport outside of their tuxedos.
Dan and Dave Special Reserve Playing Cards
Whether it be Texas Hold ‘Em, Spades or even some Rummy with the old lady, this limited edition Collector’s Box Set from Makers is a perfect addition to the study or smoking lounge. Each box is crafted out of solid wood, features a handsome green leather interior and comes with two decks of Makers playing cards kept secured thanks to the box’s vintage-inspired lock and key.
Best Loafers For The Weekend Lounge
After the ceremony has past and the hangover arrives, a little relaxation is in order for the remainder of the weekend. In this case, be sure to pick up some comfortable loafers for the perfect afternoon lounge session.