thoughtful thank you gifts for men

Part 2

Men are notoriously hard to buy for. Fact.

And the hardest thing about wedding thank you gifts is you feel the need for your gifts to reflect the essence of the day, as well as be suitable for the recipient. Many wouldn’t think it appropriate or befitting of the occasion to present a playstation game as a thank you gift over dessert! You want to give gifts with sentiment and thought, that will always remind the person of their part in your special day.

At a family meal the night before my cousins recent wedding, he gave all the members of the groomsman party a set of cufflinks. All made by the same jeweller but representing a sport that was loved by each of them. It was such a lovely idea and so thoughtful (he was also very lucky that they all like sport and all have passions for different sporting pastimes!).

If the men in your wedding party are sports enthusiasts then there are some brilliant sport-themed gifts out there. These Word Tile frames are really quirky and you can choose the sporting theme based on who the gift is for. I also love Georgina Griffiths range of fused glass cufflinks, depicting a number of sports including tennis and cricket. If you have a little more to spend then these sports themed Bus Blinds are perfect and a bit different. For those with a tighter thank you budget, Tamielle do a lovely range of beautifully presented sport inspired Handkerchiefs.

Everyone loves music (‘there is no greater gift’ or so the saying goes…). Art Vinyl do a fab range of arty framed vinyl records, including; Duran Duran, Coldplay and Kings of Leon, plus many more. You could also get creative and create your own framed vinyl art work by using these Record Frames to display the favourite record of the recipient? For a music-loving Best man, what better gift than Melinda Mulcahy’s Personalised Wedding Plectrum. A wonderful keepsake that your Best Man will always treasure. Dizzy Jewellery offer a Cufflink version, with a choice of sayings and the option to personalise the back of the Plectrums, maybe with a wedding date and name?

For more neutral and traditional offerings for the men in your wedding party, these classic pewter Best Man Cufflinks are sophisticated and great value. However if you have budgeted to spend more on the best man’s gift, these Cufflinks in matt-finish, sterling silver would be a great choice to treat them in style. Hersey Silversmiths do a brilliant range of high quality silver items, that can be engraved with text of your choice. My favourites are the Bookmark and Drinks Coaster, which would make great gifts for new Fathers-in-law. Personalising each person’s drink of choice is a nice touch; Intervino have great selection on offer. The personalised bottle can be kept forever and the tipple used to toast your future together – lovely!

Last but by no means least, the Pageboys need thanking too (and are usually too young for cufflinks or drinking!). This Personalised Pageboy Star is brilliant value and a touching token gift. Or why not present them with a Personalised Keepsake Box, which can be kept forever and filled with cheaper toys and sweets to keep them entertained throughout the speeches (and beyond) on the day? For a cheaper way of creating the same idea, use these Cotton Shoppers and stuff with sweet delights from Cocoapod.

What will you be doing to show your appreciation to the men in your wedding party?

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