Awesome Groom's Gifts for Your Future Husband
We've all run into an imaginative rut when thinking of gifts for our loved ones. There's even more pressure when you're shopping for your groom, especially if it's for a present he'll open on the day that you're getting married. If you decide to honor the tradition of surprising him with a groom's gift on your wedding day, it should be a bit more special than your average birthday goodie. But don't stress! We're here to make your hunt for the perfect present as easy as possible.
Our editors compiled a list of some of our favorite gifts for grooms. We've rounded up ideas in a range of price points, and the options appeal to a variety of interests. Techie husbands will love the electronics on this list. Meanwhile, stylish dudes will appreciate all of the chic and unique accessories. If your guy is into self-care, we've found grooming products and items he can pamper himself with. And if he's a cook, we've found great things for his kitchen, bar, or grill.
No matter what kind of man you're marrying, there's a gift out there that'll make his big day even sweeter. And, if you're looking for presents for a different occasion, don't worry: This guide has got you covered then, too. Whether you're buying for the holidays, for your anniversary, or even for his birthday, the products we found are an amazing jumping-off point for your search. Get inspired and get shopping—the smile on his face will be so worth it.
Crafted in New York, this kit is perfect for a bearded groom. Each set includes a ceramic soap dish and your choice of three scents: cedar clove, citron neroli, or juniper myrrh.
Hudson Made New York "The Hudson" Grooming Set, $94.50, hudsonmadeny.com
Architecture and old-fashioned fun come together in this wooden set of double-sided dominoes which give you two different options for your game.
Mudpuppy "The Patterns of Frank Lloyd Wright" Wooden Dominoes, $28.89, dwell.com
Stainless Steel Flask
This stainless steel flask allows any gent to have a sip of something boozy in style. Pair it with a bottle of his favorite spirit so he's ready to go.
One Kings Lane Stainless-Steel "Bevel" Flask, $26, onekingslane.com
Turn his mancave into the ultimate cinematic space thanks to this handy device. It's a gift that really gives back to both of you, though—dinner and a movie is way more fun on the couch in your PJs than it is at the theater.
Apple TV 4K, from $179, apple.com
A Chess Set
If your man likes to play the strategic game and you've been to (or live in) the Big Apple, then this set with its skyline-inspired pieces is just the gift to give.
MoMA Design Store "NYC Skyline" Chess Set, $135, store.moma.org
The rose gold accents really pop against the black leather strap and face of this two-tone watch, which is perfect for everyday wear.
Timex "Fairfield Chronograph 41mm" Watch with Leather Strap in "Rose-Gold-Tone/Black," $129, timex.com
Whether he carries a laptop to and from work every day or needs a nicer gym bag, this functional (read: lots of pockets) option has the space for plenty and it's super stylish too.
Shinola "Sport Brief" Bag, $795, shinola.com
Your husband will be able to conquer any DIY project with this rechargable screwdriver, no matter how handy (or not-so-handy) he is.
Martha Stewart 4V Rechargeable Screwdriver, $41.96, qvc.com
Chocolate Advent Calendar
He'll spend the month unwrapping 24 different bars of chocolate from the Los Angeles-based company—each of which have a cool label and even cooler flavors like apple pie, campfire s'mores, and matcha green tea.
Compartés "Modern Chocolate Advent Calendar," $250, compartes.com
He'll be equipped to stay hydrated (or caffeinated) on his next camping or fishing trip with this stainless steel one-gallon jug, which is virtually indestructible.
Yeti "Rambler" One Gallon Jug in "Stainless Steel," $129.99, yeti.com
Given as a pre-wedding gift, he can sit by this Mid-Century style side table and work on the rehearsal dinner playlist. Post-wedding he can kick back and relax, listening to his favorite songs.
Victrola "Bluetooth Speaker Table," $230,
If your guy loves to read but hates selecting his next book, sign him up to receive five new hardcovers each month.
Book of the Month Subscription, from $44.99, bookofthemonth.com
This sturdy utility box has plenty of compartments to stash tools, fishing lures, or whatever tidbits he needs on hand for his preferred hobby.
Schoolhouse Utility Supply Box, $109, schoolhouse.com
An indoor grill that's not an eyesore can be tough to find, but this one fits the bill. Made from fireproof porcelain, it's also portable enough that he can take it to the park or the beach, too.
Eva Solo "Table Grill," $299, kaufmann-mercantile.com
Each of these six scented candles are poured into stone vessels. We think they rock.
Tom Dixon Stone Candle Gift Set, $190, eastdane.com
Let the pros pick five unique wedges of cheese for your guy. You can even make requests—if your groom prefers to skip the stinky options, they will gladly accommodate this preferences.
Saxelby Cheesemongers "Large Cheesemonger's Choice" Gift Box, $125, saxelbycheese.com
He'll still feel like he's wearing his trusty hoodie from his college days while looking a bit more fashionable—and feeling even more cozy.
Everlane "The Heavyweight Cashmere Hoodie" in "Dark Grey Donegal," $160, everlane.com
This high carbon steel axe means he can chop firewood in style—or just feel really manly when using it as a tool around the house.
Barebones Axe, $135,
Engraved Cocktail Muddler
Does your sweetheart like to make fancy drinks with muddled ingredients? Then reward his enthusiasm for a well-made cocktail with this solid walnut wood muddler, which you can engrave free of charge.
American Heirloom "Engraved Cocktail Muddle," $29, aheirloom.com
This scent was inspired by the charred bottles of shaving tonics (think spearmint, lime, and vanilla) from a fire at a barbershop in 1891.
D.S. & Durga "Burning Barbershop" Cologne, $224.95, oldfaithfulshop.com
Modern technology may help him navigate, but doesn't mean an old-school compass isn't necessary for the avid hiker or campter. This vintage-inspired brass number is great for an adventure in the woods, where cell service might be hard to come by.
UST "Heritage Lensatic" Compass, $20, hackberry.com
He'll love making you breakfast in bed when he gets a delivery of a different kind of bacon each month. That's what we call a win-win.
Goldbely Subscriptions Monthly Bacon Subscription, $49 per month,
This duffle bag comes in the ideal size—it's large enough for weekend trips, but isn't too bulky to comfortably carry. The worn-in look gives it rugged appeal.
Loyal Stricklin "Weekend Duffle" Bag in "Moss," $350, loyalstricklin.com
We love this wooden dock for its sleek, modern look, and we're sure he will, too.
Grovemade "Maple" iPhone Dock, $79, grovemade.com
This watch works well for everyday wear, which means he'll get a lot of use out of it.
Komono "Winston Regal" Watch in "All Blue," $99.95, shop-usd.komono.com
Any occasion is worth celebrating if it means popping a Champagne bottle that's this luxe.
Armand de Brignac "Brut Gold" Champagne, $299.99, wine.com
Bulk razor packs are nice and all, but nothing beats the clean shave he can get from a kit as fancy as this one.
D R Harris "Ebony" Shaving Set, $395, mrporter.com
This simple, soft sweater is sure to become a staple in his wardrobe.
Everlane "The Cashmere Crew" Sweater in "Charcoal," $100, everlane.com
Filson products last forever, and they're stylish, too. This briefcase is made from water-repellent, wear-resistant fabric. You can also add personalized embossing.
Filson "Original" Briefcase, $325, filson.com
If your man loves Siri, he'll fall hard for Google Home. The smart speaker can answer all of his pressing questions, from what the weather's like to who won last night's big game.
Google "Home" Smart Speaker, $129, macys.com
This mini keg is great for the beer enthusiast, and looks dashing in copper.
Growler Werks "UKeg 128" in "Copper-Plated," $229, growlerwerks.com
This cool box comes with essential wine tools, plus a printed map displaying the world's major grape regions and varieties. It'll make a great addition to your kitchen, bar, or wine cellar, and comes with everything he needs to open, serve, and preserve vino.
L'Atelier du Vin "Oeno Connoisseur N°3" Set, $330, mrporter.com
After-shave cream might not sound that exciting, but he won't know how he lived without this cooling and soothing product.
Le Labo After-Shave Balm, $35, nordstrom.com
Bean Boots have been around for decades, thanks to their impressive durability. He'll love these if he has to walk to work—they expertly protect from rain and snow. Try this version for extra comfort.
L.L. Bean "8-Inch Thinsulate" Boots, $155, llbean.com
Make serving drinks easy with these foolproof glasses, which are perfect for the mixology beginner. Each glass spotlights a different spirit (vodka, rum, whiskey, and gin) and guides you through making four different cocktails with them.
MoMA Design Store Bartending Glasses, $20, store.moma.com
If you really want to splurge, this elegant bar cart is a timeless choice. It holds everything you need to entertain guests as newlyweds.
Restoration Hardware "Mayfair" Bar Cart in "Vintage Cigar," $3,195, restorationhardware.com
Keep his favorite timepieces safe with this lockable watch box. He'll love the stylish leather design.
Smythson "Grosvenor" Watch Box in "Dove Grey," $1,495, smythson.com
For the guy who travels light, a card case is better than a bulky wallet. This one's made from high-quality leather, and comes in a unique—but still timeless—color.
Shinola Leather Card Case in "Oxblood," $125, shinola.com
This unique scent is totally luxurious.
Tom Ford "Tuscan Leather" Candle, $98, tomford.com
If he's the cook in your relationship, treat him to personalized cooking gear, like an apron emblazoned with his name.
Williams Sonoma "Classic" Apron, $19.95, williams-sonoma.com
If he has an automatic watch (the kind that is wound my the wrists natural movements) that he doesn't wear every day, a watch winder is key. This gadget will keep his timepiece wound and ready to go for whenever he needs it. Plus, it's stylish.
Wolf "Roadster" Watch Winder, $449, neimanmarcus.com
These stylish shoes are comfy, lightweight, and will let his feet breath.
Allbirds "Wool Runners" Sneakers, $95, allbirds.com
A classic shoehorn is a must-have for men who own footwear that they want to keep looking great. The tool makes putting on shoes a breeze, and will stop their feet from crushing the backs of their shoes.
Abbeyhorn Handle-Grip Shoehorn, $40, mrporter.com
He needs a place to put his wallet and watch. Choose from a variety of designs (we like the motorcycle) and even add the embossing of your choice—from his favorite sports team to his monogram.
Billykirk "No. 309" Leather Valet Tray, $36, billykirk.com
Not only is this tie bar stylish, but it's made out of recycled 50-caliber brass shell casing. Sword & Plough recycles military surplus, works with American manufacturers who employ veterans, and donates 10 percent of profits back to veteran organizations. How cool is that?
Sword & Plough "50-Caliber" Tie Bar in "Brass," $59, swordandplough.com
Whether you're hosting friends and family or jamming out on your own, your husband will love this sleek speaker. It does so much more than just play music (like report the news and provide sports schedules and updates), and can be controlled with just your voice!
Amazon "Echo" Smart Speaker, $99.99, amazon.com
Get your man this set, which includes the Alpha Fit Clarisonic, two brush heads, a cleanser, and a battery. Plus, now you can engrave his name.
Clarisonic "Alpha Fit" Set, $219, clarisonic.com
If he uses his laptop a lot, give him this stylish suede case that will keep his computer safe.
D'alembert "Tallier" Laptop Case, $420, dalembert.com
You can't go wrong with this gift. Simple, classic, and never out of style, this black bow tie will ensure that your man's evening outfit is perfectly polished.
Brooks Brothers "Butterfly" Bow Tie, $60, brooksbrothers.com
Your hubby could always use a pair of good-quality cuff links, and these double knot ones are perfect for this "tying the knot" occasion.
Tiffany "Double Knot" Cufflinks, $475, tiffany.com
Help your hubby become the grill master you know he can be with this uber-cool personalized barbecue tool kit, complete with tongs, a spatula, a grill brush, and a basting brush.
Beau Coup Personalized BBQ Kit, $29.95, beau-coup.com
Whether or not he's the best golfer of the group, he'll look like a pro with this three-piece gold gift set that comes with an option to customize.
The Man Registry "Golf Lover's" Gift Set, $69.95, themanregistry.com
Every guy could use one of these. With so many different functions, you'll never be scrambling to find that bottle opener, corkscrew, scissors, or the 13 other tools that come with the knife again.
Victorinox "Explorer" Pocket Knife, $45, swissarmy.com
The sense of smell is closely linked with memory, so the two of you will always remember how he smelled on the day of your wedding.
MCMC Fragrances "Dude No. 1" Cologne, $75, mcmcfragrances.com
Show your groom that his roots are your roots now, too, with a customized quilt featuring the city or coastline where he grew up. This quilt features the Outer Banks coastline, but there are dozens of locations you can choose from on the site.
Haptic Lab "Outer Banks" Quilt, $289, hapticlab.com