The best man is one of the most important people on your wedding day and it is traditional to present him with a token of your appreciation on the day. The Ushers may play a lesser role but their efforts should not go unrewarded and a tasteful gift makes a nice gesture and needn’t cost a fortune either?
Cuff-links are probably the most popular gift choice for male wedding attendants and the choice of designs and colours is quite overwhelming. Silver and silver plated cuff links are often the best option, particularly if you are buying for a few people. Engraving the cuff links with a first name or initials is a perfect way of making an inexpensive gift a little more personal and a personalised message card makes a thoughtful touch. You can choose from a wide selection of cuff-link designs engraved with his name and the wedding date or simply in terms of his role, whether he be the best man, usher, or father of the bride.
Tankards are another popular men’s gift and are always gratefully received. Again, ideal for engraving with your personal message and a quality tankard will usually be kept and used on a regular basis. There are several tankard designs to choose from and the cost need not be a major factor tankards available with free engraving from less than £20.
Hip flasks are another popular gift idea for a male wedding attendant (do you spot a theme here?) and can be plain pewter, stainless steel or leather bound. Perfect for personalisation and practical as well!
This pewter hip flask can be engraved for free with up to 40 characters and makes an ideal gift for an usher or best man. £29.50 from withlovefrom.com The Royal Selangor pewter hip flask (right) has a unique creased metal finish and is presented in this lovely lined wooden gift box- from John Lewis
A simple but effective gift idea, silver money clips are both practical and memorable wedding day gifts and can be easily personalised to make them extra special.
Two great examples from notonthehighstreet.com which can be engraved with the words of your choice. The money clip on the right can also be engraved with your own handwriting – just post or email your message and the engraver will copy it exactly.
A pocket watch is one of the most popular and traditional gift ideas for groom but can also make a special gift for the best man. Have the case engraved with your own special message to make this a truly unique gift that he will treasure forever.
There are several specialist retailers supplying traditional pocket watches, Bond Hilton are one of the main ones. There is also a wide selection to choose from on amazon with a wide range of styles and prices to suit anyone. Engraving can be arranged for just a few pounds and can often be done while you wait- search here for local engraving services.
Whilst a traditional gift is nice, sometimes you might want to give a gift which is a little out of the ordinary. If your h2b is a car nut or perhaps he’s always wanted to try his hand at something like flying a plane or maybe a parachute jump then this might be just the day to make his wishes come true?
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