Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 20th 2008

When it comes to buying gifts for the groomsmen to say thank you, the usual suspects appear.-

-Hip Flasks

– Shaving sets

– Cufflinks

– Ties

-Multipurpose tool (Leatherman)’

-Beer mug

-Money clip






-Business card holders

But if you feel like being a little more creative, here’s some fun ideas to thank the men standing beside you on your big day.

Custom Bobblehead

Bobblehead from Whoopass Enterprises

I love bobble heads! A custom one is even cooler though and so much fun! Using a photo you provide, a company can make a bobble head look just like your best man! You can even have him dressed with accessories like sporting equipment or musical instruments.

Tshirts From Threadless

Threadless Squeeze Me, Threadless I Want To Be Friends

Threadless has a penchant for producing witty, humourous t-shirts and supporting artists at the same time. Each design is unique – some are funny, some are beautiful pieces of art and some relate to hobbies and passions. You can pick the perfect t-shirt for each of your groomsmen!


The new generation of ipods are seriously cool with their massive range of colours, widescreen feature and sleek, curved lines. Order online from Apple Australia and you can get it engraved for free.


Skywalk Experience from Red Balloon Days

Websites like Wishlist or Red Balloon Days are full of fun experience gifts which anyone would remember forever. From walking on Sydney Tower, skydiving, rally car driving and light aircraft training flights, there are gifts to suit numerous budgets and personality types. Plus it’s a way of giving a one in a life time event to your best mate.

Bespoke Shirts


Shirts from Tailor2You

This is slightly traditional but it still has an element of “wow” to it. Having a shirt made especially to your grooms men’s measurements is something luxurious and something he can wear on the day. You can choose the fabric, collar, cuffs, buttons and fit and your groomsmen will come out looking snazzy in a shirt they can have forever. You could even monogram them for an extra special touch.

Great tailors will be able to do this or try Tailor2You for online ordering.