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Posted: 8/19/2004 11:49:15 AM EST
Looking for gifts for my groomsmen. I've gotten stuff like tool kits and pocket knives, and those are good ideas, but I want to get something that reflects my personality. Only one of the guys is a 'gun guy' (yeah, I know, shame on me...), so that eliminates most of the fun stuff. They come from all different occupations, so it's hard to find a common thread. My fiance says you're supposed to give everyone the same thing.

I'm thinking about Surefire lights. How does that sound? Everyone can use a good flashlight, and it's a nice enough gift that it won't just get thrown in a closet and forgotten.

Any other good ideas? I thought maybe a multitool, but a Surefire sounds more fun to me...
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 11:50:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 11:52:06 AM EST by Torf]
I gave all my groomsmen Leatherman tools.

Another gift idea might be a 3-4 LED headlamp. I LOVE mine, and my dad loves the one I got for his birthday one year.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 11:52:02 AM EST
Call up a few knife manufacturers and tell them your sad story.

You can get a bulk of Stainless handled Spyderco Delicas for maybe $35-45 each and have them engraved or something.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 11:53:00 AM EST
I gave my groomsmen jack shit. But I was young and poor. I did pay half on their suits though.

Last two weddings I've been in, I've gotten some golf related stuff (guy was a big golfer) and a ticket to a Baltimore Orioles game.

Give them matching Glock 19's.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 11:53:23 AM EST
Kershaw does custom engraving
Looks pretty nice too
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 11:54:04 AM EST
Blowjobs from a fine ass stripper ain't a bad idea either or something.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 11:54:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 11:57:02 AM EST by mcgrubbs]
Surefires (NOT the G2!!)

Knives

Multi-Tool


My top three choices for gifts for just about anyone and any occasion

Get each one of them an E2E, that would be cool!

And for God sakes, don't make them pay for anything!!!! I think that is just rude. My dipshit brother-in-law is paying to fly him and his GF from Aspen to Hawaii, because they are both in his friend's wedding!!! Do you know how expensive it is to fly in and out of Aspen?!?!?!? I do!! Damn
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 11:54:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 11:57:08 AM EST by HKocher]

Originally Posted By Burley:
Give them matching Glock 19's.



Um no, I'll save that for my next wedding, after I win the lotto.

I don't like these guys THAT much. Price range is $50-100.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 11:59:06 AM EST
After 9/13 you can get them all UZIs and AK-47 you found on the sidewalk
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:00:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 12:00:53 PM EST by Brisk322]
I gave mine these...



Was a hit. I didn't get rid of mine till I got a Leatherman Wave (and they might be a bit pricey for a group of guys).

Got one of these from a friend...


edit: mine had my initials, nothing about scouts
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:02:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Brisk322:
I gave mine these...

www.knifesite.com/fullsize/CC1SB.jpg

Was a hit. I didn't get rid of mine till I got a Leatherman Wave (and they might be a bit pricey for a group of guys).

Got one of these from a friend...

a248.e.akamai.net/f/248/6640/7d/www.thingsremembered.com/images/large/000518042L.jpg
edit: mine had my initials, nothing about scouts



+1

got my guys a nice pocket knife. was a hit
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:05:09 PM EST
I got a nice personal grooming kit in a leather case when I was a groomsman and I gave engraved silver flasks to my groomsmen/ushers
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:07:12 PM EST
I gave my groomsmen powertools. My best man also got an engraved pocketwatch.

Surefire lights sound good.

Kirk
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:07:31 PM EST
ya, ya, ya, i know, go figure.................

i got my best man an engraved flask with his name and the date and i got my groomsmen engraved shot glasses with the same
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:10:38 PM EST
I got a bronze tire gauge, but then he kept me boozed up for the month before celebrating. He may have been better off to buy us all G-17s.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:13:52 PM EST
Damn, are you supposed to buy the best man something different?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:14:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By mcgrubbs:
And for God sakes, don't make them pay for anything!!!! I think that is just rude. My dipshit brother-in-law is paying to fly him and his GF from Aspen to Hawaii, because they are both in his friend's wedding!!! Do you know how expensive it is to fly in and out of Aspen?!?!?!? I do!! Damn



Suits for my wedding were about $70 each. I paid $40 and asked them to pay $30. Two of them paid, one didn't. Not a big deal.

Friend #1 gets married, his fiance picks out the most fucking expensive tux in the place. Cost to groomsmen? $125 each. He gave us the golf stuff and bought us dinner.

Friend #2 gets married. He picks out somewhat reasonable suit. $90 rental. He pays for shoe rental. Ends up costing groomsman around $70 each. He gave us the baseball tix. Also gave me leftover (approx 60 bottles) beer after his wedding.

I hope none of my other friends get married soon. Damn things are breaking me up.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:16:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By HKocher:
Looking for gifts for my groomsmen. I've gotten stuff like tool kits and pocket knives, and those are good ideas, but I want to get something that reflects my personality. Only one of the guys is a 'gun guy' (yeah, I know, shame on me...), so that eliminates most of the fun stuff. They come from all different occupations, so it's hard to find a common thread. My fiance says you're supposed to give everyone the same thing.

I'm thinking about Surefire lights. How does that sound? Everyone can use a good flashlight, and it's a nice enough gift that it won't just get thrown in a closet and forgotten.

Any other good ideas? I thought maybe a multitool, but a Surefire sounds more fun to me...



I will gladly be one of your groomsmen.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:17:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:18:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By HKocher:
Damn, are you supposed to buy the best man something different?



shit if i know if it's in the "rules" or not but i thought it was appropriate................
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:20:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 12:23:07 PM EST by HKocher]

Originally Posted By mcgrubbs:
And for God sakes, don't make them pay for anything!!!! I think that is just rude. My dipshit brother-in-law is paying to fly him and his GF from Aspen to Hawaii, because they are both in his friend's wedding!!! Do you know how expensive it is to fly in and out of Aspen?!?!?!? I do!! Damn



I've never paid for a tux when I was in a wedding party, so I plan on covering those.

As far as travel, I have a lot of friends/family out of town, and I've always had to cover my own expenses. Sucks, but weddings are friggen expensive for both sides. I think the reception dinner is $100 per plate plus liquor, rehersal dinner is about half that.

If I had the dough, I'd cover their travel costs, but unfortunately that ain't going to happen. I feel bad about it, because I hate making folks go out of their way for me. But it is a one time event...

Hey, they can stay at my place if they need somewhere to crash!
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:24:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By wedge1082:

I will gladly be one of your groomsmen.



Heh heh, well two of them are in KC, so you guys can carpool.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:25:42 PM EST
Engraved flasks or zippos are good. I never made the groomsmen/best man pay for the tux (2 marriages) because that seemed shitty to me to ask them to travel to my wedding and then pay to be in it.

my .02
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:27:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By HKocher:

Originally Posted By wedge1082:

I will gladly be one of your groomsmen.



Heh heh, well two of them are in KC, so you guys can carpool.



I promise to behave. And when you are asked "Do you take this woman to be your wife?" I will not yell

IT'S A TRAP!!!

Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:28:43 PM EST
The Wedge family did engraved glass beer mugs for our wedding.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:41:27 PM EST
My buddy got each of use a Coach wallets with our initials on it....pricey, but I use that thing everyday and will probably last me 20 yrs.


Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:54:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 12:56:27 PM EST by operatorerror]

Originally Posted By EagleArmsHBAR:
After 9/13 you can get them all UZIs and AK-47 you found on the sidewalk



I thought that was only in California?

Edited to add that the Surefires sound good to me! Or at least something tactical or ninja-like!

And, yes, the best man usually gets a little something extra.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:59:18 PM EST
Go with the sure fire. That's what I thought halfway through your post, then I finished reading and saw that you already came up with it.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 1:25:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 1:26:18 PM EST by MudBug]
You are gonna hear the Knife, Flashlight, Multi-tool thing a lot, because they are great ideas.

Knife;
my University just banned knives on campus, so I bought a SOG Twitch I (It's small, what they don't know won't hurt them) it looks great, could be engraved, and built very well (about $35)


Flashlight;
Surefires are always good, but check out Inova's new X0, it has incredible performance for an LED, and looks fantastic. It can also be engraved. (about $40 - $50)


I know nothing about good multi-tools.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 11:12:26 PM EST
I was in a wedding party that got some real nice slingshots. We were all country boys at heart and it was funny for the reception to be going on inside but all the groomsmen and the groom to be in the parking lot shooting at beer cans in the parking lot. We were highly amused.

S.O.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 11:24:24 PM EST
+1 for flask easy access to courage liquor before they have to say a speach
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:09:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By brushdog:
Go with the sure fire. That's what I thought halfway through your post, then I finished reading and saw that you already came up with it.



Yes go with the sure fire. I need a sure fire You groomsmen need sure fire's.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:47:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By wedge1082:
The Wedge family did engraved glass beer mugs for our wedding.



And they looked like this:

Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:50:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 4:55:52 AM EST by wedge1082]

Originally Posted By Brisk322:

Originally Posted By wedge1082:
The Wedge family did engraved glass beer mugs for our wedding.



And they looked like this:

img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/brisk322/Itsatrapmug.jpg



Thanks for coming to the wedding.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 8:24:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 8:25:00 AM EST by MrKandiyohi]
Ooooh, oooh, I think I found a good one.




It'll give you guys something to do on the morning of the wedding. The guys generally sit around and do nothing until the pictures are taken.

www.bananatoys.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=B&Product_Code=RCPlane
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 8:26:27 AM EST
Think Benchmade.


Oh:
www.nomarriage.com
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 8:28:42 AM EST
NRA memberships...
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 8:35:08 AM EST


I gave my groomsmen custom Criswell tanto knives that were engraved with names and date.

Some of the better groomsmen gifts I have received/seen are:

- SKS rifles (My absolute favorite! These were the $100 Russian one that were out very a while)
- NAA mini-revolvers
- Pewter flasks (engraved)

Groosmen gifts are traditionally are personal type of effect.

-Z
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 9:01:49 AM EST
Thanks for the ideas guys.

If money was not issue, I think the coolest gift would be matching 1911s. Doesn't get much better than that.

BUT since I'm on a budget...

I'm thinking my top two choices are:

Surefire light
Knive with engraving
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 9:17:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 9:44:00 AM EST by Wave]
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 9:27:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 9:29:36 AM EST by FatMan]
My brother is getting married, again, next weekend. As his best man, I'm getting:



Link Posted: 8/20/2004 9:42:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By HKocher:

I'm thinking my top two choices are:

Surefire light Knive with engraving



Another vote for the surefire. ( I bought 2 more this week. Love 'em.)

Seems I remember that they will engrave them. Waiting for an email response from them to confirm this.

Link Posted: 8/20/2004 9:42:32 AM EST
What part of MO are you? Men's Wearhouse has a pretty neat collection of engraved knick knacks, shot glasses and flasks are by far the most popular, there are candles and stuff for her too. Cheaper than Just For Him, I know. IM me if you are interested.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 9:48:49 AM EST
I gave my groomsmen pocket humidors complete with a Montecristo No 2.

http://www.bcspecialties.com/cigarasp/pockethum.asp
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 9:55:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By USP40:
I gave my groomsmen pocket humidors complete with a Montecristo No 2.

http://www.bcspecialties.com/cigarasp/pockethum.asp



Great idea. I got a small cherry humidor from my buddy and his wife as a groomsmans gift. Came with a selection of different cigars. Tasteful and useful.

Congrats on your upcoming marriage, BTW!
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 10:38:05 AM EST
My guys all got Swiss K-31's and a 100 rounds of ammo.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 11:30:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By parshooter:

Originally Posted By HKocher:

I'm thinking my top two choices are:

Surefire light Knive with engraving



Another vote for the surefire. ( I bought 2 more this week. Love 'em.)

Seems I remember that they will engrave them. Waiting for an email response from them to confirm this.




I was wrong, not for small orders anyway . Local shop might could though. Here's the response from surefire:


We have the ability to laser engrave lights. There an additional up charge per light, set-up fee and minimum quantity required. (typically 100-200 units). If you would like more detailed information, feel free to contact me directly

Thank you,
Dave Pasienski
Regional Sales Representative
Office # (800) 828-8809 ext. 2149





Link Posted: 8/20/2004 3:59:01 PM EST
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