Best Man Gifts: 28 Ideas for 2021
Published date: 8th February 2021 | Author: Hollie Bond
Being a best man is a true honour, but it also involves quite a lot of effort. Once you’ve bestowed this special title on your best mate, he then has to set to work on his best man duties including planning your stag do, keeping the ushers in check on the day and writing and practising his best man speech. He’ll also be on hand to help you with any other tasks you might have like choosing outfits, booking transport and sorting out entertainment.
Even though he’ll happily do all these jobs just because he loves you, he still deserves something special on the day as a thank you. Best man gifts don’t have to be expensive to show your mate how touched you are. Personalised gifts work really well and any gifts that have a lot of thought behind them will go down a treat.
We’ve rounded up 28 of the top best man gifts for 2021, all of which will work perfectly for other members of your wedding party – your ushers, groomsmen and fathers of the bride and groom too. We’ve included a range of prices from under £50 to over £150 to suit every groom’s best man gifts budget. And, a word of advice – don’t leave these special gifts until the last moment, especially if you’re choosing something personalised as it might take a while to make and you’ll need to factor in delivery too.
Best Man Gifts Under £50
Personalised Hip Flask
Think your best man might need some Dutch courage before he does his speech on the big day? Give him the gift of an engraved hip flask (filled with his favourite spirit) that he can have a quick sip from before taking to the mic.
Best Man Mug
Got a best man with space for some art in his flat or house or is he someone who loves a bit of unique art? Then he’ll love this idea of a personalised best man wedding print. You can choose the exact suit and his hair style and skin tone to make it look exactly like him.
Sticking with the alcohol theme – if your best man is better known for his love of a fine Merlot or Sauvignon, how about buying his favourite bottle along with an engraved glass for him to enjoy for many years to come?
Not only can your groomsmen put these personalised collar stiffeners to good use on the big day, but if he wears a shirt to work, they’ll be a lovely daily reminder of a fabulous day.
If your best man is known for his love of a good beer, then this best man gift will go down a treat. Tankards are always great fun as they are made for saying cheers and celebrating and having one with his name on will make it a lovely keepsake of the big day.
A nice leather wallet is a classic best man gift and one that will go down very well. You could even get it personalised with his initials to make it that extra bit special.
Best Man Survival Kit
Give your groomsmen or best man a survival kit to see him through the wedding day with ease. This lovely personalised tin contains everything he might need from a shoe cleaning kit to an emergency wedding ring!
Perhaps your best man is doing you the honour of driving you to the church? Or does he love his car as much as he loves you? If so, a smart key ring for his keys will go down a treat.
Is your best man a bit of a book worm? Then treat him to a book subscription so he’ll receive some brilliant books through the post for a few months after the big day. With no speech to write once the day is over he’ll have plenty of time after all
Speakers are a really good best man gift especially if your friend loves music. Go for something uber cool and present-worthy like this cool design from Gingko.
Cufflinks are another classic best man gift idea. Your best mate can wear them on the day and at other special events in the future.
Are you having an overseas wedding in sunnier climes? Then a pair of cool sunglasses would make a perfect gift for your best man. He can wear them for one of those fun groomsmen in their sunnies wedding photos that are often taken at destination dos.
A best man gift of a money clip is a lovely keepsake that your best man can use at the wedding if you’ve got a cash bar and also for many nights out in the future. Choose one that you can engrave to make it extra meaningful.
How about a nice decanter for best men who like to live the high life and host dinner parties with a nice posh glass of red. Go for something funky and unique from a brand like Riedel.
Groomsmen gift ideas at a destination wedding don’t get much better than a lovely luggage tag. You can gift a personalised tag to your boys and other members of the wedding party on the way out at the airport and then they can use it for years to come on their holidays.
Best Man Gifts Over £50
It’s not just the groom who can get cold feet at a wedding. Make sure your best man’s feet are nice and toasty in his wedding day shoes with a pair of fun or personalised socks. Happy Socks do lots of fun designs and we particularly like this Beatles set for any music-loving groomsmen.
Can’t think of anything tangible to buy for the best man? How abut an experience that you can do together once the wedding day is over. Not only will it give you something to look forward to after the big day but as gift ideas go your mate will love doing something with you that isn’t wedding-related after all that planning. Think what your best man likes best – driving sports cars, watching comedy shows, Michelin-starred eating, football, flying planes… the world is your oyster.
If your best man has a beard, he’ll love this grooming kit that’ll have him looking his slick best for the wedding.
Perhaps cheese is a particular passion for your best man. If so, this gift idea will be ideal for him – a personalised wooden board with space for both cheese and the wine to go with it.
If your best man thinks himself a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to wine, give him the smart tools to go with his passion. This luxury bottle opener comes in a gorgeous box and can be personalised. You can get cheaper ones too if you’re looking to spend less than £50.
Alcohol Making Kit
Introduce your best mate to a new hobby that you could benefit from too – a beer, spirit or cocktail making kit!
Bluetooth Record Player
How cool is this retro looking record player in a case. This is a good best man gift for anyone who’s into their vinyl. Your best mate could bring this along to the next house party or event too.
A Personalised Grill
Your best man might be known for his cooking skills and love of a good BBQ, so as gift ideas go you won’t get better than a cool table top grill that he can whip out at any event and cook up a feast.
A Personalised Watch
How smart is this watch? Your best mate will think you’ve really splashed out on him if you choose this traditional wedding gift. There’s a choice of colours and it can be personalised too. Give it to your best man the night before the wedding so that you make sure he turns up to the church on time!
Leather Tidy or Coin Tray
This best man gift is a great idea for any groomsmen who are a bit untidy and could do with somewhere smart to put their watch, cufflinks and coins at the end of the day. You can add initials to this lovely leather option to make it even more special
Paul Smith Wash Bag
Looking for gift ideas for groomsmen who are travelling overseas for your special day? How about a posh wash bag that they can use during the celebrations and at any holidays afterwards. Designer Paul Smith does some really fun designs if you’re happy to splash out.
Alcohol Bundle Box
Keep it simple with something you know for sure that he’ll love and put to use – a crate, cask or box of his favourite alcohol.