As tradition would have it, it is still a common practice for brides and grooms to exchange gifts on their wedding day. It is so easy to get caught up in all of the pressing details in the weeks leading up to your wedding and to leave this task until the very end. That being said, I highly recommend planning this at least a month before your wedding day, if not sooner. You will see why as you keep reading. After all, your groom is the reason why you are getting married in the first place, so be sure to make him feel extra special on your wedding day before the festivities begin.
Sentimental Wedding Gifts
A Journal of Love Letters
This is an incredibly fun and sentimental gift that your groom will absolutely love! You can begin working on this as soon as you get engaged if you like. Start off your first love letter by expressing your excitement about your engagement and the fact that you will now be sharing a life together forever. As your engagement continues, write another letter once a month or once every couple of months. You can gage this based on what works best for you and by how much time you have before you get married.
Photo via The Bridal Guide
A Vintage Record
If your future hubby is a music buff, he may appreciate a vintage record. It could be a song that is really special to your relationship, or that meant a lot to him growing up that brought him comfort throughout the years. Personalize it to his liking and he will be really touched.
Photo via The Knot
Sensual Wedding Gifts
This is a special gift that is sure to make your groom blush before he meets you at the end of the aisle. He is obviously really excited about your honeymoon, and this gift will only add to that excitement. He is yours forever and you are his. This will definitely get your point across and he will cherish it for years to come.
Photo via Blue Violet Events
A New Cologne
Splurge on him a little and get the bottle of cologne that he’s been eyeing, or simply one that you think smells absolutely divine! After all you will be one enjoying him wearing it. Include a note asking him to wear it on your wedding day and for the rest of your honeymoon, if you wish.
Photo via Complex
Humorous Wedding Gifts
Warm Socks for ‘Cold Feet’
Offer your groom comfort and a laugh with some socks before you embark on one of the biggest journey’s of your life. Nerves are all over the place, so a sweet joke may be just what he needs to keep himself in check before getting too antsy. Match it to his suit or tux and he may just wear them for the wedding.
A Funny Book
If your goal is to make your groom to laugh before your ceremony begins, a funny book may be just what he needs. Especially if he has a love for the written word. One entertaining recommendation is the book Don’ts For Husbands by Blanche Ebbutt. It is filled with hilarious marriage advice for groom’s and is sure to ease his nerves.
Sweet Wedding Gifts
Groom Gift Basket
Remind him of how much you love him and how well you know him by creating a gift basket of some of his favorite things. Include items such as a satisfying snack, his favorite miniature drink, breath mints, an upscale shaving set to use for his wedding day, a Sudoku book or book of jokes, and a love letter.
Photo via The Knot
You can’t go wrong with a set of tickets to one of his favorite bands or sports teams. He will especially love it if you are there to sing or cheer along with him when the time comes.
Photo via Cat Country
Traditional Wedding Gifts
If your man appreciates the sophistication of a fancy watch or has one that he has been eyeing, now is the perfect time to treat him. He will be ecstatic to receive it and you will make him feel so very special. Consider engraving it with a sweet saying or your wedding date and he will keep it forever.
Photo via Airows
Personalized Cuff Links
Another gift for a fashionable groom is a set of personalize cuff links. These days you can get the most creative cuff links made and have your wedding date or your initials added. They will be perfect for him to sport with the rest of his attire. Just make sure that they go with his tux or suit if you want him to wear them on your wedding day.
Photo via My Wedding
Be sure to comment below if you find any of these gifts particularly intriguing or if you know of other fabulous favorites that others may find is the perfect fit for their groom!