16 DIY Groomsmen Gifts the Guys Will Love
Whether your soon-to-be husband asked a number of his closest friends to serve as groomsmen in your wedding or tapped only a few right-hand men for the big day, it's important for him to show his appreciation for all that they do. If you ask us, there's no better way to express how much their support means to you both than with personalized groomsmen gifts made from the heart. If you're yearning to create a DIY present—or simply want something unique and customized—but aren't sure where to start, we have you covered.
These DIY groomsmen gifts run the gamut. They can be gifts that serve as mementos of your big day, or be as simple as a box of their favorite desserts—who doesn't love a sweet treat? Or, give them a bit of both with our DIY Menswear-Wrapped Gifts. Handmade wrapping with a nod to menswear surrounds a box filled with some of the groomsmen's favorite things. We suggest anything from bow ties to custom sweets that they're sure to love. For the guys that enjoy a good happy hour, give them their go-to drink wrapped in a custom bottle.
You can also stick to the basics to create groomsmen gifts that they will cherish for years to come. A handmade pocket square is a timeless gift they can wear when it comes time for your big day or for any formal occasion in the future. A simple thank-you can also go a long way. Create a custom card with a photo or even take it up a notch by creating a boutonnière with a personal photo. Ahead, we share more of our ideas for groomsmen gifts that won't go out of style and will help express your love for their constant support.
Groomsmen Tie Boxes
A cheeky "tie one on" message is the perfect way to package this classic wedding-day gift for groomsmen.
Repurpose vintage scarves as pocket squares to give the guys a bit of the style spotlight. You could even include a mini manual for how to fold them.
Here's a groomsmen gift that keeps on giving. Bestow bow ties or traditional ties for the big day, along with illustrated business card-size instructions for tying one.
Rosemary Sea Salts
Have a few foodies in the bunch? Infuse coarse sea salt with a favorite herb and decant into jars for a flavorful present.
Shave the Date
Everyone wins when you invite the groomsmen to the barber for morning-of shaves (or beard trims as the case may be). The boys get to bond—and you can rest assured they'll be looking sharp in time for photos.
Include anything from bow ties to custom treats for your groomsmen gifts. Make it even more special by including their favorites, and then wrap them up nicely in a box for them to enjoy.
A handy bag to hold a wallet, keys, and other essentials—this pouch will help your groomsmen stay organized for your big day and beyond.
An elegant groomsmen gift can also be a timeless one. If you use velvet, satin, or any other fabric of choice—the tuxedo bow will be the perfect accent for any formal event.
Boutonnières get a sweet upgrade when you add a photo of your loved ones to them, as evidenced by this lapel accent. To make this craft, begin by making a template for the photo: Press a piece of paper into the photo opening, and score around the edge with a pencil. Cut it out, slide it in, and resize it as needed. Next, print the photo on the heavyweight printer paper. Use the template to cut the photo to size, slide it into the accessory, and then add a jump ring to thread with a cord or ribbon and tie around the boutonnière.
Step outside of the box when creating a boutonnière for your groomsmen. These easy designs just require a simple stick pin with an appliqué patch to catch anyone's eye.
The groomsmen can enjoy cigars and keep them stored safely for a special occasion thanks to this gift.
To create a custom box to store your best buds' treats of choice, we suggest using flocking powder (also known as fuzzy glitter) since it comes in a variety of colors and creates a soft-texture finish.
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Handmade Thank-You Card
A custom card that speaks from the heart will be a cherished gift for the groomsmen. Begin by choosing an image and photocopying it, reducing or enlarging to fit your card. Then cut an ink block to the approximate size of the card, allowing for a border. Lay the tracing paper over the design and trace it with a pencil. Transfer the image to an ink block by placing the paper facedown onto the block and rubbing gently with a fingernail. Carve the design into the block using a linoleum-cutting tool, with the hollow side facing up. Remember the carving will be a mirror image of the finished print, and only uncarved areas will pick up the ink—not the image itself. Next, squeeze a dollop of block-printing ink onto a paper plate. Roll the brayer over the ink until it's covered with a thin, even layer. Use the brayer to coat the block thoroughly with ink. Place the card face down on the block and rub the card gently. Reapply ink for each print. Lastly (after three prints), wash the block with warm, soapy water, and dry it with a lint-free cloth.
Create a gift for your groomsmen that is practical and made special just for them. Coasters will be the best addition to their tables at home and a sweet reminder of your big day.
Button Cuff Links
Gift these handsome cuff links that can be used for a shirt or jacket. To create these, with needle nose pliers, open a jump ring and slip it into a button. Then close the ring with the pliers. Repeat with the other button, but before closing it, link it to the ring on the first button.
Custom Bottle Cocktails
Whatever your groomsmen's favorite drinks are, you can make a custom batch yourself to gift them. On top of that, a DIY design on the cocktail bottles will make it seem even more personal.
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