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'Hamas' Jenkins
06-18-2006, 02:28 PM
I'm getting married in 3 weeks, but have no idea what I should get for my groomsmen. What is a reasonable amount to spend, and what would be a good idea??

chagrin
06-18-2006, 02:35 PM
I thought you people gave each other machine guns... :p


chill out dude, A gift card for a nice dinner or even a plane ticket for a vacation is always appropriate for groomsmen - or a good bottle of vino, scotch, etc.
Key is, if you are doing any of this "traditional" it has to be something really nice, even a pen set, watch...something like that.

Baconeater
06-18-2006, 02:36 PM
I bought my groomsmen custom-made monogrammed beer mugs when I got married. I received a swiss army knife and a Zippo lighter as gifts for a couple weddings I was in. I don't think you need to spend a whole lot on the gifts.

Braincase
06-18-2006, 02:37 PM
I'd tell 'em I donated the money for their gifts to Asia Carrera.

'Hamas' Jenkins
06-18-2006, 02:39 PM
I thought you people gave each other machine guns... :p


chill out dude, A gift card for a nice dinner or even a plane ticket for a vacation is always appropriate for groomsmen - or a good bottle of vino, scotch, etc.
Key is, if you are doing any of this "traditional" it has to be something really nice, even a pen set, watch...something like that.

What about crossing the Canadian border (2+ hours away) for some Cubans??

HarryParatestes
06-18-2006, 02:42 PM
Hookers.

SNR
06-18-2006, 02:45 PM
Midget strippers

58-4ever
06-18-2006, 02:47 PM
Color me ignorant, but I didn't know groomsmen received gifts. I'm a best man and a groomsman in two upcoming weddings, so this is pretty sweet.

milkman
06-18-2006, 02:50 PM
Color me ignorant, but I didn't know groomsmen received gifts. I'm a best man and a groomsman in two upcoming weddings, so this is pretty sweet.

Hell, I thought groomsman took care of horses! :D

Uncle_Ted
06-18-2006, 02:50 PM
Flasks! Get them nice ones. They are a classy, manly gift -- and unless your groomsmen don't drink, they'll get put to good use too.

TinyEvel
06-18-2006, 02:51 PM
How many dudes, what's your budget, how old are they (average)?

I've received:
cocktail shaker (I use it often)
silver cigar tube: monogrammed (never use)
Silver cufflinks: monogrammed (c'mon!)

I think that's about it.

So, you can either go with something realy special and monogrammed, that they'll have in a box in the back of their sock drawer for a long time (see above), or something they can really use but not necessarily eternal (iTunes gift card?)

Or, maybe a happy medium like a big Maglite (you can even get these monogrammed) or a golf thing. GOlf things are a no-brainer. If you're doing one of those "vacation/weddings" you can get them something that coincides with the destination.
Hawaii? Snorkle set
Mexico? Sunscreen and juaraches.
Miami? Trojan condoms and hangover meds
Canada? Ummmm...Canadians help me out.

Point is, the traditional stuff I've gotten was usually met with a collective "Hmm. Thanks" But the unique stuff: golden.

chagrin
06-18-2006, 02:52 PM
What about crossing the Canadian border (2+ hours away) for some Cubans??

Absolutely, good cigars always work! I wish the dude I stood for gave me a nice cigar or 5 or 25. I bought my best man a trip to Vegas...like I said, if it's traditional you should buy something very nice, but I guess it, like everything, is a matter of opinion.

Rain Man
06-18-2006, 03:00 PM
Whenever I've been a groomsman, I've always preferred to not get an "eternal" gift. Yeah, you may be a pal of mine, but I really don't want a beer stein that's engraved with the names of you and your new wife. I can't throw it away, it's hard to sell, and I'm probably not going to use it, either.

Go with one of the following:

1. Naked pictures of your wife if she's cute (and deep down, you know the answer to that question)

2. Gift certificates to a movie theater, so they can see other nudity.

3. Breadmaker. You can't go wrong with a breadmaker.

4. A remote control blimp with a webcam so they can take aerial photos of their neighborhood. I can't be the only one who wants one of those.

BucEyedPea
06-18-2006, 03:06 PM
Hammer and Sicle cufflinks or tie pins!!! :p

burt
06-18-2006, 03:12 PM
Get em all BJ's....but don't give them to them yourself...have the future Mrs. give them.....it'll mean a lot more if she gives them...

Monkeylook4food
06-18-2006, 03:58 PM
Go with one of the following:

1. Naked pictures of your wife if she's cute (and deep down, you know the answer to that question)

Now I feel obligated.

Monkeylook4food
06-18-2006, 03:59 PM
Get em all BJ's....but don't give them to them yourself...have the future Mrs. give them.....it'll mean a lot more if she gives them...

I doubt my wife feels obligated.

Saulbadguy
06-18-2006, 04:06 PM
I got mine wallets.

CHENZ A!
06-18-2006, 04:08 PM
I have recieved a money clip, and a flask, both were engraved, and get used.

Oh yeah, I also got a nike golf shirt one time. (the money clip and flask were better)

DJay23
06-18-2006, 05:30 PM
My first groomsman (best man) experience netted me a big nothing. My second one got me a ball cap.

I've been pretty jipped it seems.

Spicy McHaggis
06-18-2006, 05:33 PM
Flasks! Get them nice ones. They are a classy, manly gift -- and unless your groomsmen don't drink, they'll get put to good use too.

I like this suggestion especially if you're younger. One of my friends got each of us a flask with our initials enscribed on it for doing the groomsman thing.

Bwana
06-18-2006, 05:47 PM
Buy everyone an H3.

DaFace
06-18-2006, 06:18 PM
My first groomsman experience got me a World War II Russian assault rifle. The second time, I got a (nice) pocket knife. Last time, I got cufflinks. Based on that trend, I'm due for a roll of LifeSavers next time.

burt
06-18-2006, 06:21 PM
I got mine wallets.

I woulda done that, but my wife got that.....

burt
06-18-2006, 06:22 PM
I doubt my wife feels obligated.

I guess that only happens in porn world.

rad
06-18-2006, 06:28 PM
Whenever I've been a groomsman, I've always preferred to not get an "eternal" gift. Yeah, you may be a pal of mine, but I really don't want a beer stein that's engraved with the names of you and your new wife. I can't throw it away, it's hard to sell, and I'm probably not going to use it, either.

Go with one of the following:
3. Breadmaker. You can't go wrong with a breadmaker.

No, no, a $30 steak from a good local butcher.

luv
06-18-2006, 06:53 PM
Whenever I've been a groomsman, I've always preferred to not get an "eternal" gift. Yeah, you may be a pal of mine, but I really don't want a beer stein that's engraved with the names of you and your new wife. I can't throw it away, it's hard to sell, and I'm probably not going to use it, either.

Go with one of the following:

1. Naked pictures of your wife if she's cute (and deep down, you know the answer to that question)

2. Gift certificates to a movie theater, so they can see other nudity.

3. Breadmaker. You can't go wrong with a breadmaker.

4. A remote control blimp with a webcam so they can take aerial photos of their neighborhood. I can't be the only one who wants one of those.
Listen to the man. He knows what he speaks of!

Rain Man
06-18-2006, 07:02 PM
My first groomsman experience got me a World War II Russian assault rifle. The second time, I got a (nice) pocket knife. Last time, I got cufflinks. Based on that trend, I'm due for a roll of LifeSavers next time.

This is a great compliment. Each time, they recognize that you need less and less to kill somebody.

Rain Man
06-18-2006, 07:03 PM
Listen to the man. He knows what he speaks of!


Did you get him the breadmaker? Did you? Did you?

blueballs
06-18-2006, 07:06 PM
condoms

ChiefsFan4Life
06-18-2006, 07:07 PM
Flasks - they will use them if they drink

I got my groomsman an engraved flask and an engraved beer mug from Things Remembered with their favorite NFL team's logo (all Chiefs except one Cowboys and one Rams)

burt
06-18-2006, 07:08 PM
(all Chiefs except one Cowboys and one Rams)

Yet you still invited them to your wedding.......

Frazod
06-18-2006, 07:10 PM
I got my groomsmen two gifts each - one "official" gift, which was an engraved desk set with a pen and small clock, and one personal gift suited to each friend individually. I don't know if that's what you're supposed to do, but I felt pretty good about it.

How much you spend is up to you and should be dependent on your financial situation. Don't cheap out, but don't bankrupt yourself, either.

luv
06-18-2006, 07:13 PM
Did you get him the breadmaker? Did you? Did you?
Made two loaves today. :)

rad
06-18-2006, 07:14 PM
Made two loaves today. :)

Enough with the scat references already!

luv
06-18-2006, 07:18 PM
Enough with the scat references already!
You really should get over your obsession... :p

rad
06-18-2006, 07:21 PM
You really should get over your obsession... :p

Sorry. It was just too funny.

Rain Man
06-18-2006, 07:23 PM
Made two loaves today. :)

Wow. I think that's the first time anyone has ever taken my advice on ... anything.

tk13
06-18-2006, 07:26 PM
A Phil Mickelson: 2006 US Open Champion t-shirt.

BucEyedPea
06-18-2006, 07:26 PM
Wow. I think that's the first time anyone has ever taken my advice on ... anything.

I've taken some of your advice. But I ain't sayin' what it was.:redface:

luv
06-18-2006, 07:26 PM
A Phil Mickelson: 2006 US Open Champion t-shirt.
ROFL

That would be a rare find!

Rain Man
06-18-2006, 08:06 PM
I've taken some of your advice. But I ain't sayin' what it was.:redface:

You did? How on earth did you find a Romanian woman to fill out the threesome?

Dunit35
06-18-2006, 08:40 PM
One wedding I recieved a wal-mart card with a massive $5 on it. But it was better than nothing and it bought me some rubbers.

My brothers wedding I recieved a small bottle of Crown.

The wedding I was in yesterday involved me getting a tie.

Bowser
06-18-2006, 09:16 PM
Get them poker chip sets.

www.pokergoods.com

Use code 15OFF for 15% off the price.

YAY!

Big Dick Jones
06-18-2006, 09:20 PM
Get them poker chip sets.

www.pokergoods.com

Use code 15OFF for 15% off the price.
Yeah, I could use them to throw at stray dogs.

Ebolapox
06-18-2006, 10:51 PM
Flasks! Get them nice ones. They are a classy, manly gift -- and unless your groomsmen don't drink, they'll get put to good use too.

I've always loved the gift of flask... it's like looking at your pal, and telling him (without really telling him)..."I really don't think you can go more than 20 minutes without swilling hard liquor"

Monkeylook4food
06-18-2006, 11:05 PM
For my groomsmen I paid for a round of golf the day before the wedding and bought them each individually selected gifts of reasonable cost. I spend the most on the guy who traveled the furthest. One of my closest friends is a jarhead buddy out of Boston.

KC Jones
06-18-2006, 11:45 PM
hmmm... I think I got my groomsmen proto pipes and made sure they were full when I handed them out. Wow, things have really changed since then.

Halfcan
06-19-2006, 12:14 AM
Best gift for a groomsman is a drunk Bridesmaid.

ChiefFripp
06-19-2006, 05:23 AM
You have to buy groomsman presents? Man, I'm never getting married. Seems like one big money sink to me.

ILChief
06-19-2006, 06:18 AM
I bought my groomsmen sterling silver money clips with their initials engraved on them. about 30 bucks each.

Tatertot13
06-19-2006, 09:40 AM
Kangaroo scrotum coin purse

rageeumr
06-19-2006, 09:50 AM
I went with the engraved money clip. Just about as cliche as you can get. I would have done flasks, but all of my buddies already had about 3 apiece.

InChiefsHell
06-19-2006, 09:53 AM
You have to buy groomsman presents? Man, I'm never getting married. Seems like one big money sink to me.

Well, I got married very young, we apparently didn't do anything right, inculding buying gifts for the groomsmen.

...since then, all my friends have gotten married and all of them bought gifts...once I got a monogrammed bowling shirt...not much of a bowler, but it's actually a pretty cool shirt...I got a flask once, which gets plenty of use, I got a really nice pocket knife, a drink mixing set, and a couple other things which escape me. Honestly, my favorite is the flask...

HC_Chief
06-19-2006, 09:54 AM
Beer.

'Hamas' Jenkins
06-19-2006, 10:25 AM
Well, I got married very young, we apparently didn't do anything right, inculding buying gifts for the groomsmen.

...since then, all my friends have gotten married and all of them bought gifts...once I got a monogrammed bowling shirt...not much of a bowler, but it's actually a pretty cool shirt...I got a flask once, which gets plenty of use, I got a really nice pocket knife, a drink mixing set, and a couple other things which escape me. Honestly, my favorite is the flask...

What about Leatherman Multitools??

DMAC
06-19-2006, 10:35 AM
What about Leatherman Multitools??I gave those out at my wedding.

I got a backpack once, that was pretty cool.

morphius
06-19-2006, 10:45 AM
Hell, I think I have only been in one wedding, and I don't have a damn clue what I bought. I didn't know till the last minute that I was supposed to buy something so I picked them all up some nice hats, 2 Chiefs Fans and 1 Donk fan. Then for my Best Man I bought him one of those statue's of the Brain, from Pinky and the Brain which was, "the best groomsman present EVER!". LOL!

morphius
yeah, I suck.

sedated
06-19-2006, 11:23 AM
I vote for flask.

you can never have enough flasks.



if they don't drink, get them some vagina cream

InChiefsHell
06-19-2006, 11:55 AM
What about Leatherman Multitools??

THAT was one of the other ones...he gave us Letherman Micras...the little ones with the scissors...pretty cool, still have that one on my keychain...

broncoholic
06-19-2006, 01:30 PM
The correct answer is tickets to the home opener.

I gave my groomsmen tickets for all of us to a Broncos game, and we had a blast!

BucsGirl
06-19-2006, 02:37 PM
I think the flask or the money clip..engraved
and maybe a nice dinner... kinda depends on how good of a groomsman he was... :rolleyes: