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I'm looking for gifts for the groomsmen in my wedding next month, and I'd like them to be useful, cool tools.

Here's my criteria: - Prefer to get the same item for each person - Engraveable or otherwise customizable - About $50-75 per person

Potentially interested in items that reflect interests my bride and I have: - Music - Delicious good food & drink and cooking - The great outdoors - Gadgets - But definitely not limited to these items

Many of the gifts I've seen around the interwebs on sites like groomsday.com are really cheesy and/or junk. Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions for nice gifts!

asked Aug 12 '11 at 13:12

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I gave my men Leatherman Waves, with 50' of 300# test paracord wrapped on a carabiner. One of the men was a gas company supervisor, another is a SWAT team member for a very busy police dept, another was a state marshal, and the final man is a QA tester for NYSE. I think my SWAT guy used it the most. You can engrave them, of course. The carabiner and paracord were my adds, I figured they'd make it harder to lose, easier to add to a utility belt. <shrug> You may not get it completely right -- my man working for the gas company had access to them as a company bennie -- but my thinking was the tool represented a lot of solid function by a company known for quality. Exactly what I thought of my guys.

-C

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answered Aug 14 '11 at 06:57

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Thanks Christopher - I will check that out. There's a LOT of Leatherman variations, so I will check out that particular model.

3 years, 4 months ago
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So... how'd you make out?

3 years, 2 months ago
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I recently bought a folding knife that is a beauty and costs about $100 if you look for it - a little high, but very nice. It's a Fallkniven P3GY Folder With Yellow Bone Handles. Worth it, and would be well received.

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answered Sep 06 '11 at 10:49

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The standard Buck 110 Hunter is a good gift with a solid wood handle and very large brass caps that are large enough for engraving. Best of all, they run about $30 a pop, and are a good, proven, classic tool. My best man gave them as groomsmen gifts when he got married, and he had each of our initials engraved; I think the letters were at least 1/4" tall, there really is a lot of room there.

When I got married I gave my groomsmen these really nice insulated bags and had their initials embroidered on the front. They have a leather bottom and leather accents, and I think they ran around $40 with the embroidery.

I wish I had come up with the Buck knife first though, I think it was a cooler gift than my coolers.

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answered Sep 07 '11 at 13:07

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At the different weddings I've participated in as a groomsman I've received a watch, a leatherman+sheath knife, an engraved flask (on two occasions), and a german beer stein. All of which I still have but none of which I make much use of. I think they're in a box somewhere in the barn. I think you should cruise through the cool-tools archive and find a separate gift for each guy in your price range. They can't all be needing the same thing, and you can (hopefully) guess at something that suits each of them

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answered Sep 13 '11 at 18:34

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Those travel leather valets/catch alls were a hit with my groomsmen. Everyone needs a place to throw their keys, wallet, phone, change, etc, when they travel. The Pottery Barn model was the best design I could find and it can be laser monogrammed as well.

http://www.potterybarn.com/products/colby-leather-catch-all/?cm_src=rel

daus totravelisbetterthantoarrive.com

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answered Sep 16 '11 at 07:48

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These were men, right?

3 years, 2 months ago
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(Warning: Shameless plug!) My wife personalizes a lot of groomsmen's gifts in her shop, Laser It All: http://laseritall.com

It's a nice way to make the garden variety knife/flask/whatever special.

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answered Sep 22 '11 at 14:55

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Hip Flasks already filled, you can engrave them if you wish as well.

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answered Oct 02 '11 at 14:49

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I recently received a Key fob Remote as a birthday gift. And I found it is really useful and helpful. It can not only help me to decorate my key chains, but also it is a remote for my security system that allows me to arm the system when I exit the home and disarm the system when I am entering my home. In addition, it is not very expensive and just in your budget.

2 years, 10 months ago
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My Hubby gifted me a set of dinnerware and I think it is a good option, actually he ordered online, the dine ware reached to me well packed and delivered in a good conditions. The L.A. Table offers variety of such crockery, dinnerware, servingware and lots more of your taste.

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edited May 26 at 05:41

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