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bank5
08-17-2008, 02:13 PM
I'm leaning towards mp3 players. Any other ideas?

ollinger
08-17-2008, 03:46 PM
cufflinks are common....something they'll never use.

alcap26
08-17-2008, 05:13 PM
I gave mine silver money clips.

Fee
08-17-2008, 05:22 PM
Engraved swiss army knives.

What's your budget?

Ignorant Genius
08-17-2008, 05:34 PM
I'm leaning towards mp3 players. Any other ideas?

Dream date with Fee and her friends?

Chaperoned, of course.

Fee
08-17-2008, 06:10 PM
My husband doesn't let me date. Sorry.

Leelord337
08-17-2008, 06:37 PM
I'm leaning towards mp3 players. Any other ideas?

supply the beer, that should be enough

goober
08-17-2008, 07:03 PM
Anybody been a groomsmen and not get a gift? Happen to me twice. I guess I have some cheap friends- lol

AAAA
08-17-2008, 07:10 PM
Goober, He's your best buddy just laugh it off in the years to come. Groomsmen do it out of buddy love for their friend.

Fee
08-17-2008, 07:12 PM
Anybody been a groomsmen and not get a gift? Happen to me twice. I guess I have some cheap friends- lol

Hope you got them etiquette books for their first anniversary, that qualifies as paper. ;)

Ignorant Genius
08-17-2008, 07:15 PM
My husband doesn't let me date. Sorry.

He might, if you asked him really nicely. And promised to be home by Midnight.

Fee
08-17-2008, 07:17 PM
He might, if you asked him really nicely. And promised to be home by Midnight.

Yeah, I tried that already (please see handsome guy in green shirt in my avatar). ;)

And I'm usually home by 10 pm on my own. :-?






{if anyone is taking this seriously, please don't}

SFrazeur
08-17-2008, 07:20 PM
What should I get my groomsmen?

Bridesmaids.

-SF

Mansewerz
08-17-2008, 07:25 PM
Wait are groomsmen the equivalent of bridesmaids? Like their the best man's underlings?

goober
08-17-2008, 07:39 PM
Goober, He's your best buddy just laugh it off in the years to come. Groomsmen do it out of buddy love for their friend.

Honestly I never really even thought about it until years later when somebody asked me what I got as groomsmen gift.

CanadianChic
08-17-2008, 08:08 PM
I would never buy a groomsman a gift that will become outdated or is merely a fad of the moment. They can buy their own MP3's. I would go with the time honoured tradition of cuff links as someone already mentioned. Depending on the money situation, platinum would be the way to go. IMO. When I was a maid of honour, I believe the gift was diamond earrings. Again, if money is a problem you can go more low key, but I would personally not consider electronics to be an appropriate gift.

SFrazeur
08-17-2008, 08:30 PM
In seriousness I would go with something useful that can you can have engraved, I think if you look along those lines you'll be able to find something that will last a lifetime.

SFrazeur
08-17-2008, 08:33 PM
I would never buy a groomsman a gift that will become outdated or is merely a fad of the moment. They can buy their own MP3's. I would go with the time honoured tradition of cuff links as someone already mentioned. Depending on the money situation, platinum would be the way to go. IMO. When I was a maid of honour, I believe the gift was diamond earrings. Again, if money is a problem you can go more low key, but I would personally not consider electronics to be an appropriate gift.

The sad matter is some Marriages do not last the length an electronic device is "in-date".

-SF

Freedom
08-17-2008, 08:53 PM
If budget wasn't a problem, maybe watches?

Tie chains/bars?
Cufflinks?
Money clips?
Some people give flasks...

Lakoste
08-17-2008, 08:56 PM
Watches, flasks, swiss army knives, pens, alcohol, money clip, and cuff links are all things that were suggested to me when I was making the same decision as you.

Engraving whatever you choose is always a nice touch too.

CanadianChic
08-17-2008, 10:20 PM
^^I agree with this post for the exception of alcohol. Regardless of how much the gift costs, you want that person to look at it years from now and remember the reason behind it. Personally, I feel the only appropriate time to buy someone alcohol as a gift is during the holidays. I like the idea of a flask for each of them if not the cuff links.

lilminihorse
08-17-2008, 10:55 PM
I got mine personalized beer stiens. they went over well

Fee
08-17-2008, 11:38 PM
I got mine personalized beer stiens. they went over well

The beer steins, or the groomsmen after they tried out the beer steins?

nyuck nyuck nyuck

origmarm
08-19-2008, 02:48 AM
I gave mine engraved cufflinks and had them a shirt made to measure each at my shirtmakers to go with it. Mind you they use them, I probably wouldn't have if it wasn't something they wouldn't use.

Lakoste
08-19-2008, 06:14 AM
^^I agree with this post for the exception of alcohol. Regardless of how much the gift costs, you want that person to look at it years from now and remember the reason behind it. Personally, I feel the only appropriate time to buy someone alcohol as a gift is during the holidays. I like the idea of a flask for each of them if not the cuff links.

Alcohol > 95% of the gifts out there for most guys.:)

tbini87
08-19-2008, 08:48 AM
i recently got my groomsmen manual nixon watches. i wore the same style watch in a different finish for the wedding. it was fun. i think they were around $85 each, a little pricey, but worth it imo.

diredesire
08-19-2008, 11:14 AM
Go to dealextreme.com and buy them all a really high powered flash light ;)

Or other gadgets (some of which are completely useless, but cheap!)