Wedding Gifts from Bride to Groom
32 Wedding Gifts from Bride to Groom
By Kathryn M. D’Imperio
As you select special wedding gifts for your maid of honor, bridesmaids, flower girl, and parents, don’t forget about that most special someone on your list!
In many circles, it is common for the bride and groom to exchange gifts on their wedding day. Gifts are often swapped prior to the actual ceremony, either at the rehearsal dinner or by way of a messenger on the wedding day. Other times, brides and grooms may exchange gifts sometime throughout their wedding day, or even at the close of the evening when the two find themselves alone at last.
Any gift of jewelry or something like a handkerchief can become a precious part of your wedding day. Your groom can tuck a hanky boasting a personal message from you into his pocket, or he could surely wear a watch, necklace, cufflinks, or other piece of jewelry on the big day. Think about the message and sentiment you are hoping to achieve, and that, along with the cost, should guide your decision.
On a Budget
Bottle of your favorite wine and a love letter
Customized calendar with pictures of the two of you
Handcrafted blanket or afghan
Mixed CD of your favorite songs and a love note
Photo album or scrapbook containing many of your favorite photos and some he hasn’t yet seen
Soft and fuzzy bathrobe you sewed yourself
Safe and Traditional Picks
A necklace or bracelet if he wears jewelry
A new watch
Gift basket of all his favorite things
Men’s jewelry / keepsake box
New leather wallet, inscribed if you wish
Something to use on your honeymoon, like brand name sunglasses or fun outdoor equipment
Classy and Customized
An engraved pocket watch
Crystal photo frame for his desk
Gift certificate for an adventure of a lifetime – scuba diving, skydiving, hot air balloon rides or something else up his alley
Personalized golf balls for the golfer
Poem display plaque with some sentimental words
Technology at Its Best
iPod or MP3 player
Portable DVD player
Video game system
If Price Is No Object
A print, painting, or sculpture by one of his favorite artists
A set of golf clubs, if he doesn’t already have them
Get him that Rolex he’s been eyeing up!
In an effort to save on the extensive costs of a wedding, some couples opt not to exchange gifts other than their wedding bands and the honeymoon they’ll share. If you decide not to swap gifts, consider sending a sweet greeting card or a handwritten love note – something you both can cherish for a lifetime.
Also see: Wedding Gifts from Groom to Bride