From what I was able to deduce from the wedding catalogs I got, the only real appropriate gifts for Groomsmen standing by your side on your wedding day are a beer stein or an engraved flask--what I term the "thanks for being up there with me, but you are probably going to be needing some alcohol later" gift. This is all well and good if your groomsmen are your drinking buddies, but Mr. Goodlaff's Groomsmen aren't exactly beer stein or flask kinda guys, so finding Groomsmen gifts was a bit of a challenge for him (us).
What to do? What to do? He debated and searched for months, but eventually, Mr. Goodlaff decided to go with an old standby: the day-of outfit completion package.
Behold: Mr. Goodlaff's Groomsmen gifts.
Each of the Goodlaff Groomsmen received their tie (same color and fabric as the bridesmaid dresses), patterned argyle socks in our wedding colors, and silver cuff links custom engraved with their initials.
It was a pretty swanky package, and hopefully they will treasure the personalized cuff links for years to come. The Goodlaff Groomsmen seemed to be pretty impressed with their gifts, and (major bonus!) no one appeared to be sad that they hadn't been the recipient of a beer stein...
What did you or will you get for your groomsmen?