You’ve asked your best friends to be a part of the most important day of your life, that’s pretty huge. Now, what do you get them to thank them for standing up with you as you promise to love your person forever?
In a world where you can get anything and everything fast, we wanted to share gift ideas that are personal and handcrafted. Gifting your guys with something handcrafted, also means that you’re supporting small businesses and artisans that put their heart and soul into what they are making. Your groomsmen are not only going to love their gift but will think of being a part of your big day every time they use it!
We’ve rounded up some amazing companies that craft some pretty awesome things. You may even be buying one for yourself…because they’re that cool.
Michael Stepp made his first copper mug in his dad’s commercial refrigeration workshop 15 years ago. He and his college roommate, now co-founder Matt, began making more and more mugs, the enthusiasm over the mugs grew and Handlebend was born. What drives Michael and Matt and their team of artisans is the fact that their mugs bring people together. “Our mugs provide people the opportunity to slow down and enjoy the time spent with the people that you’re with.”
Handlebend’s copper mugs, designed and crafted in O’Neill Nebraska, are the perfect gift for the groomsman who loves to sit and enjoy a good beverage. The Distressed Rambler is the perfect blend of rustic and masculine and we think any guy (or girl) would be ecstatic to receive it. Whiskey drinkers in your tribe? The Lazy E Whiskey might be more their style. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong. Their packaging is on point and the mugs are customizable making them an even more personal gift!
A fourth-generation Rockhound, Nick grew up digging for gems with his great grandparents and grandparents in the mountains of Idaho. It’s where he learned about Rockhounding and where Hells Canyon Bolo Co. was born. Everything is handcrafted in the capital of the gem state, Boise, ID.
Each bolo begins with a rough gem, next is modern Navajo-inspired metalsmithing. The bolos they create are stunning and bold, a perfect accessory to your groomsmen’s wedding day attire. Going for a classic rocker look? Choose the Snake River Blackjack Bolo. If a boho look is more your thing, the Rattlesnake Jasper Bolo or Succor Creek Picture Jasper Bolo are amazing choices. No matter which bolo you go with, your groomsmen will treasure this gift for a lifetime.
Created in Salt Lake City, Utah, Two Roads Hat Co. makes quality hats for extraordinary men…and we’re pretty sure your groomsmen are extraordinary. The company draws life from the brand of men who refuse to take the easy way out. They can’t live your life for you, but they sure as hell can put a good-looking, high-quality hat on your head while you go through it.
Add some style to your groomsmen’s wardrobe and gift them a hat from Two Roads Hat Co. Our personal favorites are the Bushwick Rancher Hat and the Echo Park Fedora Hat. There are even hats for the little guys, so you won’t leave your ringbearer out of the style game.
Based in Ogden, UT, Staghead Designs creates handcrafted rings for men and women, jewelry, cuff links, and knives out of unconventional, meaningful materials like wood, antlers, gemstones, and steal just to name a few. Owner Ben Eaves, began Staghead Designs with a love of exploring and a need to create. He has many pieces of jewelry and gifts in stock, however, you can create meaningful custom pieces as well.
We think that Staghead Designs options for groomsmen gifts are pretty great. Choose a pair of cuff links made from elk antlers. Looking for something a little more daring…a custom engraved hatchet or pocket knife are fun options. Whatever you choose you’ll be your groomsmen’s favorite friend for giving them such a meaningful gift.
Kodiak Leather, a family-run and operated business based in Lehi, Utah, creates beautifully made leather goods. They pride themselves on the heirloom quality pieces they create, that you can pass on to your children and they can pass on to theirs. Their pieces are created in Utah and crafted by artisans in the US and India.
We think their Buffalo Leather Dopp and Leather Toiletry Bag are the perfect handcrafted gift for your groomsmen. Your guys will be traveling in style with either one of these bags. Even better they’ll think of you and being a part of your wedding day every time they use it!
With so many great options of hand-crafted gifts for your guys, we know they’ll love whatever you choose for them!
To find more great gift options for your groomsmen visit our Gifts & Registry Vendor Collective on our website!