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Groomsmen Gift Question

I'm getting married in a week and haven't gotten groomsmen gifts yet. I have 7 groomsmen, and they are all kinda of into different things so I cannot find one single item that they would all like and don't have the time or patience to pick out separate ones (plus, someone may have wanted something else I got for another guy). Anyway, is there anything wrong with like a gift card to Best Buy or Circuit City or something??

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Edit: Fill with their spirit of choice to make it more personal?
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The gift cards are a good idea... but here's what we (and by we I mean I) did for our groomsmen.

Coach has some really nice credit card holder/money clip combos that are reasonable in price and quite a nice gift. At some point or other, all of the guys said how much they liked them, and it's something they will use and would not think to buy on their own.

Beer mugs and lighters are too played out... this was a nice change of pace for our guys.

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is it tradition to get the groomsmen a gift?
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In the past, I've gotten

engraved flask
pocket knife
carbon fiber pen

If they're manly, they'd probably get more use out of one of those gift cards. But it's not showing much thought or imagination on your part, but thats understandable considering you probably got wedding night sex on your mind...and all the subsequent sex you WON'T be getting after that

Joke: What food can you feed a woman that cuts her sex drive by 50%?
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wedding cake
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cubs tickets on a saturday, for everyone.
I would, except one is coming from California, one from ohio, one from Tennessee...you can see how that wouldn't work out well.

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what's the budget, price wise?

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I would, except one is coming from California, one from ohio, one from Tennessee...you can see how that wouldn't work out well.
And, that's where my idea comes in...
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In the past, I've gotten

engraved flask
pocket knife
carbon fiber pen

If they're manly, they'd probably get more use out of one of those gift cards. But it's not showing much thought or imagination on your part, but thats understandable considering you probably got wedding night sex on your mind...and all the subsequent sex you WON'T be getting after that

Joke: What food can you feed a woman that cuts her sex drive by 50%?
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...

...

...

wedding cake
Yeah, wedding night sex in the W downtown! And don't you mean wedding cake cuts sex drive by 100%. Well, maybe 99%, she does want kids.

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Joke: What food can you feed a woman that cuts her sex drive by 50%?
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wedding cake
And for some lucky men... it's completely the opposite! Oh, yeah!!!
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Yes.... you should get a gift.

It should not ( entirely ) be something consumable.

It should *not* be a gift card.


How about.... nice a cigar ( premo ) for everyone with a classy
cutter / punch set...... they will think of you every time they use it.


A shaving Set ?

http://www.nashvilleknifeshop.com/shaving-sets.html


A Mens Grooming kit in a leather zippered pouch ?


The Coach card-case idea is a good one too.....

The drinking flask ... with a nice bottle of something each one likes ?



Should be something durable in my opinion.


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what's the budget, price wise?
Well, considering I just graduated college and haven't started working, I was thinking $50-$75

oh yeah, and having 7 guys doesn't help either

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The Coach card-case idea is a good one too.....

The drinking flask ... with a nice bottle of something each one likes ?



Should be something durable in my opinion.


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You've got the right idea.
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How about.... nice a cigar ( premo ) for everyone with a classy
cutter / punch set...... they will think of you every time they use it.
I was going to suggest this next, nice one.

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Well, considering I just graduated college and haven't started working, I was thinking $50-$75
The aforementioned Coach gifts cost us $38 a piece. Not bad for the brand and quality.
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The aforementioned Coach gifts cost us $38 a piece. Not bad for the brand and quality.
Which one was it like out of these??

http://www.coach.com/content/product...category_id=74

http://www.coach.com/content/product...category_id=74

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Well, considering I just graduated college and haven't started working, I was thinking $50-$75

oh yeah, and having 7 guys doesn't help either
everyman needs one of these.

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I have the second one and can honestly say, it's great. Nice and thin and fits in the front pocket.

DL, Insurance card, debit card, key card and money all fit perfect.

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Which one was it like out of these??

http://www.coach.com/content/product...category_id=74
It was this one... Quite convenient. I actually bought one for Rob as a wedding present and gave it to him at the same time. They all liked them and I've actually had a couple mention that their GF or dates have given them props on them.

I also printed out a "Thank you for being a part of our day..." note and had the sales girl put one in each wallet before wrapping them.

Coach will box even box them up for you. Nothing frilly, just right.

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HAH, I was about to mention that too. Seriously was one of the best gifts I've ever gotten... I use it often.
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ken's multitool idea is a really good one too.

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Do you have a wedding present for your bride??

BIG mistake if you don't.... even if she tells you not to... you should still get her something... or you'll never live it down!

Trust me... just because she doesn't mention it after the fact... but I assure you all her friends will ask... "What did he get you?" And NOTHING is NOT the right answer!

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Bag of blow for each of them, so they make it through the whole wedding reception.

Multi-tool or flask/cigar set combo looks like winners to me.

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