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Posted: 10/17/2004 12:25:39 PM EDT
I am getting married next year and have been trying to think of what kind of gift to give my groomsmen and ushers. I don't want to do something cliche like a pen set. I was thinking about custom knives with laser engraving. I know a local guy who makes beautiful custom knives. I was thinking about something nice but fuctional, like a 4" fixed blade with My fiancee's and my name and the date laser etched on one side, and the initials of the guy receiving the knife on the other. If I do the knives, it will be something I design myself, so it will be an orignal and unique design with only 8 made.


What do you guys think?

Any other ideas for gifts?
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 12:31:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 12:32:26 PM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 12:34:12 PM EDT
I have thought about Surefires also. Maybe E2E's in the gunmetal finish.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 1:01:05 PM EDT
Damn. Where do I apply to be a groomsman in your wedding?

Those are fantastic gifts. Nice engraved flasks are also neat gifts if you don't want to spend quite as much dough.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 1:58:24 PM EDT
I did these from thinkgeek, pretty handy lights:)


Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:12:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:32:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 2:33:29 PM EDT by MudBug]
The same thing I said last time someone asked;

Sog Twitch (Well built. great looking, handy little assisted opening knife. Would take engraving very well)


Or

Inova flashlight (X5, X1, or the X0. Depending on $$$.) Very good looking, great functioning LED lights, and the newest model is reported to be incredibly bright. Would also take engraving very well.

Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:33:18 PM EDT
My brother got us hip flasks. Hijinx ensued.

-z
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:35:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 2:37:20 PM EDT by hepcat85]
Knife is a great idea. However, have you considered making them folders so they might actually use them? I mean in a day to day sort of way. Have the handle inscripted instead of the blade, I think that is bit more elegant. that's ENTIRELY MY OPINION.

And something like THIS for the best man.

Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:38:36 PM EDT
I always thought it would be cool to give each of them a NAA .22mag mini revolver.

I do like the knife idea also, but I'd think about a folder as well rather than a fixed-blade.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:41:07 PM EDT
I gave my best man a laser engraved Cold Steel tanto.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:44:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By norman74:
I always thought it would be cool to give each of them a NAA .22mag mini revolver.

I do like the knife idea also, but I'd think about a folder as well rather than a fixed-blade.



Real men carry fixed blades.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:11:24 PM EDT
A box of trojans and the bridesmaid's phone numbers.

The best gift I received was a swiss army knife. Second best was a money clip and change holder for my dresser. I still have, and use, all of them.

I also like the flask idea.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:36:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ker-Pow:
A box of trojans and the bridesmaid's phone numbers.



Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:08:46 AM EDT
A friend got me and the other groomsdudes a Victorinox Swiss Army knife. They've come up with some neat innovations since I had one back in the 1970's, like an interchangeable-bit screwdriver (eight bits total, plus the 4mm socket that the bits go into), and a (patented!) jeweler's screwdriver that screws into the corkscrew.

It's the most useful tool I own. I use it at least two or three times a week. And I even missed a flight to mail it back to myself when I almost walked through airport security with it.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:13:17 AM EDT
This is what the Wedge family gave away at our wedding.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:53:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ker-Pow:
The best gift I received was a swiss army knife.


I second the swiss army knife or utility tool. You can never have too many and it is easy to select one to fit the groomsman's lifestyle. The one I received for being in my sister's wedding is the one I have with me right now.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:43:45 AM EDT
Got mine the mini (2" screen) tv's. That was five years ago and they still talk about what a great gift it was.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:00:46 AM EDT
A bridesmaid. If they are hot.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:11:28 AM EDT
When I was best man at my buddies wedding, he got us all camel backs. Great gift. Very functional. So much better than a damned pen or something like that.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:13:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zak-Smith:
My brother got us hip flasks. Hijinx ensued.

-z



+1 That's what I did. Boy there was trouble afterwards.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:25:30 AM EDT
I got cordless screwdrivers for my groomsmen. Black and Decker with the built-in worklights. 4 of them thought they were great, one of the still has it in the box because he doesn't have any idea how to use it.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:29:24 AM EDT
Inova flashlight X5, now that is cool!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:31:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:
I have thought about Surefires also. Maybe E2E's in the gunmetal finish.



excellent idea
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:12:56 AM EDT
Last wedding I was a part of, I got a 12 pack cooler with a 12 pack.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:24:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wedge1082:
This is what the Wedge family gave away at our wedding.





This is what I gave at mine:



It's been updated since then with a small LED light instead of the compass/glass combo.

I read a while back of a groom who gave his men ready-to-fly radio-control airplanes.

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:29:36 AM EDT
here is what I have received for my various grooms duties

engraved glass (like wedge- except not a trap) they didnt even have tap beer at their reception.,..so useless

Cheap pocket knife- pretty much useless

Flask- used it at their wedding- booze got all warm and nasty-never used again- useless

money clip- what am i , like 100 years old?---useless

Letter opener - see above- useless

For god sake- get something that doen not suck!!!
dont whine about "its the thought that counts"
by the way, we gave oue glasses like Wedge- except we DID have tap beer at ours...
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:36:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 9:36:23 AM EDT by manghu67]
If you give your groomsmen knives, make sure each of them gives you a quarter in exchange...
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:36:49 AM EDT
I gave out .50 dummy rounds polished up nice and engraved with their initials.

--Josh
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:44:55 AM EDT
I gave my groomsmen Swiss Army Climber model knives. I gave my Best Man a Kimber TLE.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 10:35:51 AM EDT
Years subscription to their favorite mens magazine, Preferably with all naked women.
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