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Posted: 8/26/2001 10:55:13 PM EDT
I'm sure some of you have been there either as the groom or the best man so I need some help. I'm taking the plunge and keepin the guns in Dec., in Las Vegas no less, and I need advice on what to give my best man as a gift (and don't say "a gun"). I know it's customary to give something, but what? Thanks Sydwaiz
Link Posted: 8/26/2001 11:00:50 PM EDT
I bought mine columbia river knives. They all loved them.
Link Posted: 8/26/2001 11:18:57 PM EDT
I gave pocket knives.
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 6:01:37 AM EDT
Is he single? If so, give porn. Is he married? If so, give porn.
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 6:21:30 AM EDT
Money clip, cuff links, tie pin, etc. are all customary gifts I think.
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 6:40:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 6:41:37 AM EDT
How much are you willing to spend?
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 6:51:03 AM EDT
I think a knife is a good idea. My brother gave us a stainless steel monogrammed cigar holder. Looks like a double cigar holder, but you take the top off and half of it is a flask. Naturally he put a Cuban in all of them for the reception.
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 6:54:57 AM EDT
No guns aye! how about some ammo [;d]
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 6:55:05 AM EDT
How about some nice stainless serrated blade Buck knives. Think most guys would like that. Best of luck, you are in for a change in lifestyle!!
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 7:03:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jomeokee: How about some nice stainless serrated blade Buck knives. Think most guys would like that. Best of luck, you are in for a change in lifestyle!!
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Looks like most people agree on a knife so I think I'll go with that unless someone comes up with a better idea. As for the change of lifestyle, I doubt it. We've been together for almost 9 years and have lived together for 2 years. She likes shooting almost as much as I do! Call me lucky, I guess.[^] Thanks, Sydwaiz
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 7:07:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Sydwaiz: I'm sure some of you have been there either as the groom or the best man so I need some help. I'm taking the plunge and keepin the guns in Dec., in Las Vegas no less, and I need advice on what to give my best man as a gift (and don't say "a gun"). I know it's customary to give something, but what? Thanks Sydwaiz
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I had a hard tim edeciding between a set of binoculars and an engraved whiskey flask. Also, if he likes tobacco a box of nice cigars is good. I would stick with one that lasts though. I ended up doing the binoculars. Knive are cool, but a very personal choice. Congrats. Zaz "I have given up trying to understand people in favor of mocking them."
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 7:12:52 AM EDT
My best friend got married a few months ago; he gave us (the groomsmen) Victorinox Swiss-Army knives. The new ones have some REALLY nice features, like a socket-screwdriver "blade" that takes various bits (comes with four double-ended bits). That knife has been the most useful gadget in the house (and at the range) for the last four months. Looks great, too.
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 7:22:55 AM EDT
Should I have the knife engraved? Thanks again, Sydwaiz
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 7:29:15 AM EDT
Definitely go with the engraving, usually just the person's initials is nice.
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 7:39:16 AM EDT
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I got my groomsmen Monte Blanc Pens... they sell for $140 in jewelry shops, but you can get them at Office Depot or Office Max for about $110... maybe cheaper if on sale. Very great writing instruments... I wanted to get them something that they could use everyday and something they wouldnt necessarily buy for themselves... I didnt do anything special for the BestMan though... I thought about buying him a more expensive colored Monte Blanc pen, but then remembered when I was the best man in his wedding... all he gave his groomsmen were bottles of cologne! Not a real big hit, and its used up in a few months... I know you dont have to spend a lot of money, just do what you can afford... I'd just stay away from gifts that are used up, like cologne or gift certificates to a nice restaurant or something... you want to give them something that will last that they can remember the day by... Here's another idea I saw: [url]http://www.frameastock.com/groomsmen.html[/url], this company sells individual real single shares of stock certificates that come framed... they're actually worth the current value of that share. M.
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 7:48:10 AM EDT
I gave out silver dollars of the current year (to commemorate the wedding) to all of the groomsmen (six of them!!!)...and the Best Man got one with a nice money clip that the coin fit into. Best gift I ever got was a Micra Leatherman...so knives are a good gift. One guy got all of his groomsmen monogrammed (first and last name) stationery cards. I thought it was kind of odd...but then realized that I drop a lot of short notes in the mail when I send things to my customers/business associates. It turned out to be a cool gift, but has to be for the right type of person. I don't know how appropriate it was for ALL of his groomsmen.
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 7:50:58 AM EDT
As a groomsman, I recommended that he give us Leatherman Mini-tools with our first name on one side and their name and wedding date on the other side. The bridesmaids were all jealous.
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 8:27:37 AM EDT
Remember, your friends should pay for the knife. I told my groomsmen to bring some coins that they hought were interesteing, value not being important. I now have several coins that will serve as mementos of that occasion.
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