A cursory Google search of “best groomsmen gifts” yields a slew of presents with one commonality: name personalization. Everything’s engraved or monogrammed, from wooden bottle openers to silver tie clips. But the truth is, there’s no other gifting occasion — birthdays, holidays, anniversaries — when you would immediately think to purchase a present with someone’s initials on it. So why do so now?
Depart from the monotony of engraved tie clips, monogrammed flasks and personalized cutting boards and surprise your groomsmen with something different, based on their own interests. Some of these options can be personalized (if you really have to), but they all offer something worthwhile without being, well, run of the mill. Oh, and they’re all under $100 (except for one).
The Style Maven
Nite Ize Inova STS Headlamp $28
The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide: How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster and Master Other Simple Pleasures $25
Buck Knives 124 Frontiersman Fixed Blade Knife $105
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack $75
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