Long before you decide to get hitched, the guy that would one day be your best man and bachelor party planner was already there for you. He's seen you through the good times, the tough times and the times you had too much to drink and can't really remember that well.
Yes, we know that people like to call it "Her" day when it comes to weddings. But it's your day too, and the Best Man is a vital part of the wedding party and your big day. After all, he's going to need to calm your nerves, try not to lose the wedding rings and make a possibly embarrassing but heartfelt toast.
It's not always an easy job, but there's no one else you'd rather have doing it. That's why it's so important to show some appreciation for your best dude and wingman on this most special of days.
And because you may have enough on your plate with all of those wedding plans and the stress that comes with it, we've simplified your job with a collection of gifts that your best man will actually like.
We know that best men aren't all cut from the same cloth, so you'll find a little something of everything and in every price range. Whether he's into music, the outdoors, sports or the good life, we're sure that you'll find something that will make your best man's day on your big wedding day.
And now, we have gathered here today to unite you with these awesome ideas…
Cheers to The Best Man
Is your best man your best drinking buddy too? Check out these gifts that will make his next drinking experience one to remember… or forget.
Etched with street names and locales, this urban map whiskey glass will help your best man remember his favorite city, his old stomping grounds, or maybe that epic night out you two had before the wedding.
Sometimes a guy wants a manly drink out of a super manly mug. Handcrafted from genuine horn, this extra-large tankard Viking stein and shot glass fit the bill. Big enough to quench a Viking's thirst or an incredibly thirsty best man.
3. Beer Cooler
Guys don't seem to mind shampoo and conditioner that come in the same bottle. So why not a cooler backpack that doubles as a chair? Genius!
This personalized leather flask can be engraved with your best man's initials and even comes with a funnel and shot glasses. He'll be ready to toast to your wedding and hopefully many other happy occasions.
Here's another 2-in-1 gift that will make your best man's life easier. It's a coaster and a bottle opener and can be personalized with his name or initials. Plus, it's made out of leather, which is a totally manly way to protect his coffee table from unsightly water rings.
He likes a cold one, not a lukewarm one. This personalized Yeti colster will make sure your best man's drink stays frosty. What better way to chill?
For the best man that appreciates a good brewski, it's hard to go wrong with a craft beer subscription. The Craft Beer Club will ship him the best artisanal brews from small producers across the country. Made with only traditional brewing ingredients and time-honored traditions, it will give him a chance to pour some in his favorite beer glass and create some of the finest burps he's ever had.
This carbonated growler goes anywhere and will make sure his beer stays cold and never goes flat. Your best man deserves to enjoy his favorite brew to the very last drop.
If your best man is a baseball fan, he'll get a massive kick out of these exceptional used baseball bat bottle openers. Each one is made from a bat used by an MLB player in an actual game. All openers come with a story of which game the bat was used. Some even have nicks and scuff marks from play. This takes bottle opening to the big leagues!
11. Cocktail Kit
Sometimes a man just needs a martini. This handy little cocktail kit serves four and is TSA compliant if your best man wants to get his party started on the plane to wherever.
If scotch is his drink of choice, you can never go wrong with a good bottle. Smooth with a palate of dried fruits and woodsmoke, this Macallan goes down easy. But try to resist getting bombed before the wedding.
Tech Savy Gifts
Give him the gift of tech with these trendy and useful gadgets.
13. Apple Watch
Maybe your best man is high tech all the way and you have a budget to spoil him. In that case, he'll always be at the ready with an Apple Watch featuring a fitness tracker, voice assistant, heart rate monitor and GPS. He may actually feel eternally grateful that you're eternally wed.
14. Apple AirPods
He's listened to you through the good times, the bad times and the times you've had too much to drink. So why not gift him something that he can listen to when he just wants to tune the rest of the world out? A pair of Apple AirPods could make the bonds of friendship stronger.
In case your best man can't keep track of his AirPods, this personalized leather AirPods case can be embossed with his name. It even has an opening at the bottom to charge them and a clip he can attach to a belt loop or backpack. Now that's what we call tech support.
16. Charger Station
He's your best man, your best friend and he's always up for anything. Make sure he's juiced up and ready for action with this 3-in-1 charging station. It will be all systems go!
Not only does this birch phone amp speaker look manly, but it offers a low tech solution for high tech sound. It amplifies sound through a unique acoustic cone with no cords or battery. It's perfect for the patio, beach or a camping trip.
18. Movado Watch
He likes to rock it old school and still wears a watch. A classic Movado timepiece is something he'll have around for a long time. Plus, it's affordable jewelry that dudes can give other dudes.
This may not be as fancy or high tech as James Bond's gadgets, but this handy little pocket tool can be used as a bottle opener, a saw blade, a flat head screwdriver, a wrench, a nail pry and a lot more. Even if he mostly uses the bottle opener, it's still pretty cool.
20. Echo Dot
If your best man always has to have the latest and greatest, try gifting him the newest Echo Dot. He can play music, call hands free, check the weather, listen to the news and more. It might be the next best thing to his best friend.
The Best Man Who Cooks the Best
Even though you may not want to kiss this chef, We’re sure they’d love one of these grill master or kitchen master gifts.
21. Deluxe Grill Set
There's nothing he likes better than 'cuing up a steak. Give him a grill set that he and those sirloins deserve. And then invite yourself over, of course.
Some people like it hot. If your best man is the spicy type, he'll get a charge out of this hot sauce kit that will put a lot more bite into any dish. However, he may want to keep a glass of milk handy.
23. Cigar Humidifier
If your best man enjoys a good cigar, help him smoke it in style. This cigar humidifier set comes with a monogrammed wooden box, ashtray, guillotine cutter, leather cigar case plus a humidifier and hygrometer. It will light up his day!
Is your best man flying a long way to come to your wedding? Or does he just enjoy exploring? Either way, these gifts will be perfect for anyone who enjoys a little getaway.
24. Weekender Bag
If you're having an out-of-town wedding or your best man just loves to hit the road, a personalized leather weekender bag may be the perfect gift. And who knows, one day your wife might let you take a boys' trip with him again.
Is your best man a man of action? Then he could probably use a waterproof duffle bag. Whether he's kayaking, camping, fishing or caught in the rain on the beach, this watertight bag will make sure all of his gear stays dry.
If your best man is adventurous and loves travel, he's going to cherish this scratch-off map. Now he can keep track of all the places he's been and all the ones that are still on his list. Travel goals might just be the best goals.
For Those Men Who Don’t Fit The Mold
If you have a best man who is one of the hardest people to shop for, look no further. Check out this collection of random gifts that are sure to work well for the number one man at your wedding.
This handmade, full-grain leather tray on Etsy can be a personalized gift with the best man's initials on the outside and comes with your choice of fire brand for the inside of the tray. It's a classy way of saying, "thank you, and here's a place to throw all of your crap."
Every guy needs a keepsake knife. And this one can be engraved with his name and the date he stood up for you at your wedding. Something he may not be thinking of when he's out hunting or cutting up boxes, but hey, it's a nice thought.
Maybe your best man sports a hipster beard. Or perhaps he just has a ragtag collection of hair on his face. Either way, this organic beard grooming kit featuring organic beard soap, beard oil, mustache wax, stainless steel scissors and more will ensure he's looking well-groomed for your big day and beyond.
If your best man likes to host poker night, Shutterfly can customize playing cards with his name and a favorite photo. It could turn out to be his lucky deck.
Does your best man love to hit the links? Give him a set of monogrammed golf balls to use while he goes after that elusive hole in 1.
Help your best man decorate his man cave with a personalized game room sign dartboard and game room sign. It will also give you something to do on those oh-so-necessary boys' nights.
Cufflinks are a classic gift for a reason. Every man needs at least one set, and what better occasion to break them in than your wedding? We love the sleek, modern design of these sterling cufflinks that can be personalized with his initials. A cool pocket watch would only add to his classy fit, too.
He'll be ready for your big day and all the other significant occasions in his life!
It's no secret that men love to bond over sports. What better gift than two tickets to the big game you can enjoy together? Because sometimes a man and his best man just need to spend some quality time screaming their lungs out in a stadium.
Your best man has gone above and beyond, so why not give him a little bit of everything? This gift set comes in a rosewood box with a monogrammed leather wallet, flask and a pocket knife. It's everything he deserves after sweating over that wedding toast!
Well, it may be the end of your single days, but it's the beginning of a whole new chapter of your life. One in which your best man and best friend will still play an important part. A thoughtful gift will let him know just how much you appreciate him. And could possibly make him pull back just a tad on that embarrassing wedding toast he's planning.
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35 Gifts To Give Your Best Man:
- Urban Map Whiskey Glass
- Authentic Viking Stein and Shot Glass
- Beer Cooler
- Death Star Ice Cube Mold
- Leather Flask Gift Box
- Coaster and Bottle Opener
- Personalized Yeti Beer Colster
- Craft Beer Subscription
- Growler Werks uKeg Carbonated Growler
- MLB Game Used Baseball Bat Handle Openers
- Cocktail Kit
- Macallan 12-year-Old Scotch
- Apple Watch
- Apple AirPods
- Personalized AirPods Case
- Charger Station
- Timbrefone Acoustic Phone Amp
- Movado Watch
- Gentlemen's Hardware 15-in-1 Multi-Tool
- Echo Dot
- Deluxe Grill Set
- Hot Sauce Gift Box
- Cigar Humidifier
- Weekender Bag
- Waterproof Duffle Bag
- Maps International Scratch Off Map
- Personalized Leather Valet Tray
- Personalized Pocket Knife
- Ultimate Beard Grooming Kit
- Monogrammed Playing Cards
- Personalized Golf Ball Set
- Custom Game Room Sign Dartboard
- Tickets to the Big Game
- Groomsmen Gift Box