Increasingly, brides are breaking free from gender norms and including all genders in their bride tribe. Maybe you want your brother by your side or your best guy pal to have his own honor on your big day, so why not invite them into your bridal party with a special gift to kick it off?
Getting gifts for your entire bridal party can seem a bit daunting, especially if your crew is a mix of bridesmaids and bridesmen. Yet it doesn’t have to be. Just like when selecting gifts for your bridesmaids, you want to look for something that feels personal and thoughtful for your bridesman. With the help of a wedding expert, we found the best bridesman gifts for all different interests and budgets. Whether you’re looking for a pre-curated care package or to take a DIY approach, here are some great bridesman gift ideas for the special guys in your life!
This elegant 2022 Sauv Blanc is the perfect white wine for hot summer days. According to the winemaker, this selection is “like walking into a floral conservatory in full bloom of white citrus and jasmine.” It’s fruity, light, and crisp, and an easy pick for a wine-loving bridesman.
Price at time of publish: $32
Love is like a box of chocolates…we always want more of it! This decadent and delicious gourmet chocolate box combines European-style ganaches and pralines with modern and inventive hand-painted molded confections. It comes presented in their award-winning, foil stamped packaging for an elevated (and sweet!) gifting experience. Prices begin at $23 for 6 pieces and go up to 84 pieces for $229.
Price at time of publish: $23+
The perfect addition to a bridesman care package, this organic, exfoliating sugar scrub smells dreamy and leaves the skin feeling smooth and nourished. It has rose oil, hibiscus, argan oil, rose petals, and relaxing lavender essential oil to turn a normal shower into a luxurious spa day.
Price at time of publish: $25
Bucket hats for all! These personalized bucket hats are perfect for lounging by the pool or beach. They come in black and navy, and say “bridesman” on the front to get the festive spirit going. It’s made from 100 percent terry cotton, featuring a classic brim with decorative stitching.
Price at time of publish: $27
For a pre-curated box, we love this fully customizable option that still allows you to have a say on what goes inside! If you choose to go for the full set, you get the personalized sturdy black box, faux black wallet with name in silver font, soft and trendy scarf, and a personalized flask.
Price at time of publish: $18
These customizable candles are great for a gift box or on their own! Made with a wooden crackling wick and coconut wax blend in a 14 ounce glass jar, these “Bridesman” definition candles are sweet and sentimental—and smell amazing. Choose from a number of scents like lavender sage, iced coffee, blueberry lemonade, and more.
Price at time of publish: $16
This phthalate-free room spray comes in a variety of scents, like this Midnight Sky option that’s rich and sensual. It has notes of rugged leather, tahitian vanilla, lavender, and earthy oakmoss and just a touch of brown sugar. Yummy!
Price at time of publish: $14
Who doesn’t love healthy snacks? This vegan, gluten-free, and protein-packed snack is the perfect addition to a gift basket for the health-obsessed bridesman. Each pack has 11 grams of complete plant-based protein, 4 grams of fiber, and only 2 grams of net carbs. Plus, they’re crunchy and delicious!
Price at time of publish: $13
If your bridesman is always losing or breaking his earbuds, he’ll love this gift! These noise-canceling earbuds are great for travel, the gym, or to feed his podcast addiction. They feature combined hybrid dual drivers, LDAC technology, and six built-in microphones that work with an intelligent algorithm so phone calls don’t have a bunch of annoying background noise. We love to hear it (no pun intended).
Price at time of publish: $170
These Premium Direct Trade single coffee packs are ethically sourced, sustainable, and ready in just five minutes. Think of them like a tea bag, but for coffee! These steeped bags are precision ground, pre-dosed, and just require water. They eliminate the need for extra machinery or plastic pods, so they’re great for on the go use like camping trips or travel.
Price at time of publish: $15
Having a tropical destination wedding and want an on-theme gift that’s actually useful? These gorgeous coasters are the perfect blend of practical and festive. With tropical palm trees hand beaded in India with glass beads and sequins, these 4 inch coasters are luxurious, elevated, and make us want a beachside cocktail…ASAP!
Price at time of publish: $84
Premium olive oil is one of those classic gifts that’s always appreciated. And with dozens and dozens of reviews that this is the “best olive oil ever,” you can’t beat this choice! This duo set offers one bottle designed for roasting, sauteing, soups, stews, and cooking, and another for drizzling over salads, in hummus and baked goods, or on bread. Both are cold pressed within 90 minutes of harvest, and come in beautiful, UV-protected bottle packaging that looks great on the counter.
Price at time of publish: $74
Keep your bridesman healthy through all the wedding stress! These immune-supporting capsules are perfect to maintain a healthy body and fight off sickness during travel and beyond. Each pack of 30 pills is a blend of vitamin C, zinc, and selenium for advanced protection against free radicals and oxidative stress.
Price at time of publish: $48
For the Asian-cuisine lovers, this delicious chili crisp sauce is a must-have! Sugar free, vegan, Asian-and-woman-owned, this savory and crunchy Sichuan hot sauce is perfect to add to sandwiches, meats, dumplings, noodles, veggies…the possibilities are endless! It has a smoky flavor and a bit of heat, but isn’t insanely spicy.
Price at time of publish: $15
A gift for the golf-obsessed bridesman, this set includes a dozen personalized golf balls in a personalized display case made from canvas, cardboard, and wood. It also includes a dozen tees and pencils, and comes in three colors—yellow, white, and pink. Monogramming is included in the price!
Price at time of publish: $99
Every bride tribe needs a grill master, and this personalized BBQ-themed apron lets him know he has won the title. The best part? It’s fully customizable. Pick your strap color and all the text, so you can include his name, nickname, an inside joke, or even your wedding date.
Price at time of publish: $22
Made with sustainable, hypoallergenic, and 100 percent organic lyocell, these breathable and silky-soft sheets are as good for your sleep as they are for the planet. If your dude runs hot, he’ll love the sheet’s moisture-wicking fibers and breathable weave that result in a cooling effect. They also come in tons of colorways to suit your bridesman’s personal aesthetic.
Price at time of publish: $169
Everyone needs a good sharp kitchen knife—they just make cooking easier, faster, and more fun! German-made with a razor sharp stainless carbon tapered alloy blade and gorgeous olive wood top handle, this knife is a take on a classic Japanese vegetable knife. It’s been drop-forged to achieve a hardness level of 58 Rockwell, so it’s built to last.
Price at time of publish: $180
This zero-waste, cruelty-free, compostable, plastic-free shampoo bar and conditioner set is full of Rice Water Protein, essential oils, and natural ingredients that perfectly balance the PH in your hair for extra growth and hydration. The bar format is set to last 100 washes, and contains no sulfates, parabens, artificial fragrances, or dyes.
Price at time of publish: $28
Bring a little relaxation and peace into your bridesman’s home! This set of 10 essential oils is 100 percent pure, natural, and organic. This set includes Lavender, Tea Tree, Lemon, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sweet Orange, Lemongrass and Eucalyptus oils. It can also be used in a diffuser or for DIY candle and soap making.
Price at time of publish: $25
These cufflinks can be personalized to include your bridesman’s initials and full name. You can also select different color combos that feel most “him,” and you can take it one step further and fully design the background or even add a small photo! They’re sterling silver plated and finished with a UV resistant and waterproof coating for added protection and longevity.
Price at time of publish: $27
Turn your bridesman into an at-home barista without dominating his counterspace. This highly rated espresso and cappuccino maker features an electric coffee bean grinder, stainless steel portafilter with single and double shot filter baskets, milk frothing pitcher, scoop/tamper, two ceramic espresso cups, and 1.25L capacity transparent water tank. It comes at a reasonable price point, and comes in four colorways to suit his style.
Price at time of publish: $220
Whether your bridesman is just entering into the world of hair care or is a total hair veteran, this quick frizz control cream is great for last minute touch ups on your wedding day and beyond. Packed with avocado oil and omega 3’s, this cream instantly absorbs into the hair for hydration, nutrients, and style for dehydrated and frizzy hair. It’s intended to be used on dry hair.
Price at time of publish: $24
This premium, English-style wicker picnic basket makes picnics luxurious and convenient. It comes with everything you need: two porcelain plates, two wine glasses, two stainless steel utensils, and two food containers with lids, secured in a plush corduroy interior with leather straps. It also has a cutting knife, cheese board, cheese knife, waiter’s corkscrew, salt and pepper shakers, insulated cooler bag, wine bag, and fleece blanket.
Price at time of publish: $208
Chances are, your best guy pal is in serious need of new underwear (is it just us, or are there always like ten holes in their briefs?). These luxurious, ultra-soft, premium boxer briefs will feel like butter on their… jewels. Made from 95 percent Tencel Modal and 5 percent spandex, the brand’s patented MyPakage Technology is made to lift and separate the boys, so their junk stays feeling fresh.
Price at time of publish: $54
These fun pajama pants come in several patterns that are all fun, vibrant, and make a statement. They’re lightweight, stretchy, and super soft for a cozy sleep or lazy Sunday. They come in two sizes: Medium/Large and X-Large/XX-Large, with a stretchy elastic waist and an adjustable drawstring. We especially love the deep sea fish and the beer patterns!
Price at time of publish: $28
Rosé all day. This delicious and delicate rosé was cold fermented to complete dryness in 100 percent stainless steel. It has notes of citrus, cherry, and guava, and is balanced and bright without being too sweet. It’s the perfect addition to a care package or on its own!
Price at time of publish: $25
This all-natural, vegan, plant-based deodorant actually works and smells incredible! Made with organic jojoba oil, organic shea butter, arrowroot powder, baking soda, organic candelilla wax, and a delicious essential oil blend, this handmade deodorant is free of aluminum and parabens, and is sustainably made in biodegradable containers with the cutest design. He can feel good while he smells good, without all that nasty added stuff.
Price at time of publish: $10
This multi-award winning whiskey is for the whiskey connoisseur. This artisanal blend of straight rye and straight bourbon whiskey is ultra-premium, crafted, and bottled at 96 Proof at Cedar Ridge Distillery, one of America’s most prominent family-owned distilleries. The taste is exceptional: notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and candied pecans. A must for a true whiskey lover!
Price at time of publish: $60
Meet the Expert
Kennedy Bingham is a bridal stylist, bridal content creator, and influencer in LA that focuses on working with non-traditional “nearly weds.” Her goal is to continue to educate brides on the endless options in the industry and redefine the way we think of “bridal.”
What to Look For in Bridesman Gifts
If you’re stuck, a great rule of thumb is to think about something that will help them through the wedding day. “I find that when I’m working with a group of bridespeople, the bridesmaids are often familiar with the traditions while bridesmen generally come in blind,” says bridal stylist and expert Kennedy Bingham. “Think little things they might not know they needed, like cufflinks or a tie clip.” Modern Black Elegant Personalized Monogram Name Cufflinks are a gift he can use for your wedding and well beyond.
With so many wedding costs and fees to consider, it’s important to come up with a budget for your bridesman gifts to help you stay on track. Everybody’s budgets are different, so there’s no “correct amount” to spend. You can get something great for less than $25, like AndSons Chocolatiers Signature Collection, or splurge on a several hundred dollar gift. Both are totally acceptable choices, as long as they are meaningful and special to you and your loved one!
Think about your bridesman’s favorite hobbies, special interests, or unique needs. Is he an avid golfer? Consider Mark & Graham Personalized Golf Ball Gift Set. Big time coffee drinker? EspressoWorks All In One Barista Bundle Set is the type of gift he may not buy himself. Consider these types of questions when shopping to find a unique gift that’ll speak to him.
According to Bingham, a bridesman’s role is the same as a bridesmaid. Your bridal party should be there to support you through the hard parts like planning stress and decision making, but also be an uplifting and celebratory friend to join in on the fun.
“Your bridal party should be made up of the people you believe will best support you through the wedding planning process,” says Bingham. “Whether that’s helping you decide a color scheme, or late night snacking sessions venting about how stressful the process is. If in your mind you picture your brother, male cousin, male best friend, etc. then they’ll be a perfect fit.”
“Yes! You may just have to be more creative and really know your bridesmen,” advises Bingham. “For example, your bridesmen might love the idea of a skincare mask, but not really wear a bracelet or necklace.”
Just like any gift, the most special ones are tailored to the individual receiving them. Think about their hobbies, interests, personal aesthetic, sense of humor, or simply something you know they’d love but never buy for themselves.
While there are no hard and fast rules, some gifts are more widely considered gender neutral. These include items like cookware, food and alcohol, games, or tech gadgets, so they make easy gifts for the whole crew.
“I love the idea of getting bridesmen (and bridesmaids!) personalized bottles of cologne,” suggests Bingham. “It gives them something to wear on the wedding day the same way you might give your bridesmaids earrings to wear on the wedding day.”
If you don’t want to give a physical gift, you can also provide a fun dinner party, wine tasting experience, or simply write a heartfelt letter.
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Chelsea Frank has been a lifestyle writer for nearly 10 years. She’s contributed to dozens of online publications, researching and writing on a number of topics, from clean beauty and fashion to travel and wellness. Find her on Instagram @chelseafrank.