The wedding is weeks away and you’re still searching for the perfect gift for your groomsmen. You want to honor your men and thank them for standing by your side on the big day, but let’s be real – you probably don’t have time for extensive research, which is why we did it for you! Bonus: These Groomsmen gifts are made right here in The Maritimes, so you should be able to go to a local shop or they should ship to you in plenty of time! Keep reading to see what local favorites made our list for the 10 Groomsmen Gifts They Will Love.
Whether your guys prefer to sip and enjoy, or take shot after shot, it goes without saying that whiskey has long been the go-to spirit for men all across the globe. Some prefer bourbons, some prefer scotch, but for many whiskey connoisseurs they love trying anything with the word whiskey in it. Give your bourbon-loving bros the opportunity to sip some of the country’s best whiskey with Glen Breton Rare, North America’s first single malt whisky, from Glenora Distillery in Cape Breton.
2. Craft Beer
What man doesn’t love beer? I’m convinced that every man thinks that beer is quite possibly the greatest creation on Earth. It’s the perfect way to combat a hot summer day and makes all those problems from pre-wedding stress disappear in just one sip. The great news for Maritime beer lovers is that craft beer brewers are really making a name for themselves across. Seasonal and specialty ales make a change from every day domestic beers. Try a Spruce Ale or Maple Ale from Rare Bird, a Cereal Killer Oatmeal stout from Big Spruce Brewery, a Man’s Best Friend from Picaroons or pick up a gift set from Boxing Rock and let your recipient pick whatever they want! There are so many brewers and flavours to choose from – don’t be afraid to mix and match from your favourites to create the ideal gift for the beer connoisseur.
3. Cutting Boards
Do you have someone on your list who spends most of his time in the kitchen? Foodies are great people to buy for because there are so many different amazing gifts you could get them. An essential kitchen tool for the foodie on your list is this beautiful, Cape Breton made cutting board. Larch Wood cutting boards are the best cutting boards available. Beautifully crafted in Cape Breton, these superior end grain cutting boards are not just functional, they are art.
Your groomsmen will appreciate this useful gift. Whether you’re buying for the rugged, athletic, or man who loves to be in the kitchen, treat them to the elegance and convenience of knives while saying thank you in style. Grohmann Knives, handcrafted in Pictou, Nova Scotia for over 50 years, are recognized around the world for their superior quality.
5. Leather Wallet
A leather wallet is a pocket essential and makes a great gift idea for the stylish groomsmen. Leathersmith Designs in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia provides sturdy, quality products that can be personalized to your liking.
6. Beard Grooming Kit
Looking for the perfect gift for a bearded man? Check out the Beard Care System from Sussex Beard Oil.
7. Bow Tie
Help your party to accessorize for the big day and beyond with personalized neckwear. We love East of Ordinary, a Halifax-based company that designs and makes bow ties. When Ashley Forshner got married in 2012 her and her husband wanted to find something unique and different for each groomsman which was impossible for her to find. Making them was the best option and that’s how East of Ordinary came to be. Since then she has made bow ties for weddings, photo-shoots and nights on the town.
Looking for something very unique and made-in-The-Maritimes? It doesn’t get much better than Acadian Caviar! Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar from Carters Point on the Kingston Peninsula pairs perfectly with champagne and wedding cheer. This exquisite caviar comes from wild Bay of Fundy Atlantic sturgeon that is harvested during its migration in the Saint John River in a small scale, traditional and sustainable fishery.
9. Skin Care
It’s not just your Bride Tribe that could use a little R&R. Show your Groomsmen some love with the Nova Scotia Fisherman Stem to Stern gift pack. The Stem to Stern mini pack includes their mini lotion, rescue balm and soap.
Spices and seasonings are the perfect gift for any professional or home chef. Rub That Rubs offers authentic Halifax Donair seasoning which is great for burgers and chicken, and much more. They even offer Nova Bay Seasoning which helps to bring out the sweet flavors of the delicious Nova Scotia lobster. Great in melted butter for butter for dipping and elevates Scampi, Crab and Shrimp to a new level of greatness.
There are many tasks that can be delegated to the Groom such as choosing the Groomsmen gifts but sometimes Grooms need a little bit of help when it comes to deciding how they will honor their best mates. I hope this list provides you with some gift inspiration and makes the choosing of gifts a little bit easier.
What do you think of these Groomsmen gift ideas? Can you think of any other options? Leave your comments below.