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.
Whether he's a runner or someone who moves around a lot during the workday, every guy can benefit from a pair of wireless headphones. They provide up to nine hours of listening time per full charge, so he'll never have to worry about losing sound in the middle of a tough workout again.
Shop Now: Beats "Powerbeats Pro" Wireless Headphones, $249.95, amazon.com.
Men need (and want!) to pamper themselves, too. This cleansing device was designed specifically with guys in mind, and it promises to help eliminate dirt, sweat, and oil from his skin and beard.
Shop Now: Clarisonic "Mia Men" Facial Cleansing Device, $99, sephora.com.
If he's crazy about vinyl, he needs a good record player at home. This low-profile option comes from a trusted brand in the music space, so you know the quality will be just right.
Shop Now: Crosley "C6" Belt-Drive Turntable, $154.95, amazon.com.
For the best photos, clearest quality-calling, and the latest in apps and games, he needs the new iPhone 11.
Shop Now: Apple iPhone 11, from $699, apple.com.
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.
Shop Now: Hudson Made New York "The Hudson" Grooming Set, $98, 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.
Shop Now: Mudpuppy "The Patterns of Frank Lloyd Wright" Wooden Dominoes, $29.99, dwell.com.
The rose gold accents really pop against the black leather strap and face of this two-tone watch, which is perfect for everyday wear.
Shop Now: Timex "Fairfield Chronograph 41mm" Watch with Leather Strap, $109, timex.com.
Your husband will be able to conquer any DIY project with this rechargeable screwdriver, no matter how handy (or not-so-handy) he is.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart 4V Rechargeable Screwdriver, $51.11, walmart.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.
Shop Now: YETI "Rambler" One Gallon Jug, $129.99, amazon.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.
Shop Now: Victrola "Bluetooth Speaker Table," $230, urbanoutfitters.com.
If your guy loves to read but hates selecting his next book, sign him up to receive five new hardcovers each month.
Shop Now: Book of the Month Subscription, from $49.99, bookofthemonth.com.
Each of these six scented candles are poured into stone vessels. We think they rock.
Shop Now: Tom Dixon Stone Candle Gift Set, $230, 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.
Shop Now: Saxelby Cheesemongers "Large Cheesemonger's Choice" Gift Box, $130, 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.
Shop Now: 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.
Shop Now: Barebones Axe, $135, dwell.com.
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.
Shop Now: Loyal Stricklin "Weekend Duffle" Bag in "Moss," $395, loyalstricklin.com.
Any occasion is worth celebrating if it means popping a Champagne bottle that's this luxe.
Shop Now: Armand de Brignac "Brut Gold" Champagne, $299.99, wine.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.
Shop Now: Filson "Original" Briefcase, $325, filson.com.
This mini keg is great for the beer enthusiast, and looks dashing in copper.
Shop Now: Growler Werks "UKeg 128" in "Copper-Plated," $229, growlerwerks.com.
After-shave cream might not sound that exciting, but he won't know how he lived without this cooling and soothing product.
Shop Now: Le Labo After-Shave Balm, $35, shop.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.
Shop Now: L.L. Bean "8-Inch Thinsulate" Boots, $159, llbean.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.
Shop Now: Shinola Leather Card Case in "Oxblood," $125, shinola.com.
This unique scent is totally luxurious.
Shop Now: Tom Ford "Tuscan Leather" Candle, $98, sephora.com.
If he's the cook in your relationship, treat him to personalized cooking gear, like an apron emblazoned with his name.
Shop Now: Williams Sonoma "Classic" Apron, $24.95, 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.
Shop Now: Wolf "Roadster" Watch Winder, $449, neimanmarcus.com.
These stylish shoes are comfy, lightweight, and will let his feet breath.
Shop Now: 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.
Shop Now: Abbeyhorn Handle-Grip Shoehorn, $40, mrporter.com.
If he uses his laptop a lot, give him this stylish suede case that will keep his computer safe.
Shop Now: 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.
Shop Now: Brooks Brothers "Butterfly" Bow Tie, $89.50, brooksbrothers.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.
Shop Now: 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.
Shop Now: MCMC Fragrances "Dude No. 1" Cologne, $75, mcmcfragrances.com.