7 gift ideas for your groom

As you’re whisked away to separate pre-wedding activities, from the final dress fitting to pedicures with your bridesmaids, don’t forget to buy your husband-to-be something special for your wedding day. These gift ideas will remind your groom that you’re still thinking of him, even amid the flurry of final details.

Watch: This is the perfect gift for the practical groom because he can wear it every day. Attach a note saying, “See you at [insert wedding time here]” for a playful flair.


Yeti tumbler: This stainless steal mug keeps drinks cold or piping hot hours after you pour them. Whether your groom spends his days fishing off of the Carolina shore or sips coffee on the way to work, he’ll love this practical, high-quality gift. You can even bring it on the honeymoon to keep your cocktails cool.

Boudoir bridal shoot: For an intimate surprise, schedule an appointment with a boudoir photographer a few months before the wedding and surprise your groom with an album on the morning of the big day. He’ll be more than ready for you to walk down the aisle.

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Silver, engraved flask: This is a great way to add a personal touch to a popular gift. Whether you opt for his monogram or a sweet message, he’ll think of you every time he uses it.


Cuff links: A popular option, gifting cuff links to your future husband is a romantic tradition. Engrave them with your wedding date for a sweet touch.


Survival kit: Your future husband might feel jittery the day of your wedding, so calm his nerves with a few small gifts. Consider filling a cigar box with mini bottles, cigars, his favorite snacks, and a personal note. Bonus: this thoughtful gift can be as low-cost as you’d like.

Sunglasses: Whether you’re headed for a tropical getaway or the slopes, a nice pair of sunglasses is the perfect gift for a groom who likes to vacation in style. Feeling especially festive? Consider putting together a honeymoon gift basket for him, including the shades, a new bathing suit, sunscreen and a book he’ll love.

Crystal Stokes

Feature photo by Crystal Stokes Photography