Gifts for a Wedding: Buying for the Best Man
Weddings are such important events, so important that it can be
complex to go out and find appropriate gifts to mark the event.
In this regard, if you are in need of a gift for a best man, you
will want to consider the helpful pointers that are included in
this article. With these suggestions in mind, you will be able to
demonstrate to your best man how important he is to you.
Your Bond with Your Best Man
Itís always important to recognize the bond you have with your
groomsmen, but even more important to honor the special place the
best man has in your life. Chances are good that you have been friends
for years, and your bond has survived girls, separations, and other
things that would harm a lesser friendship. So choose a gift that
celebrates your past friendship and toasts the future one.
Traditional Gifts for Your Best Man
Traditional gifts for the best man are cuff links, flasks, and
pocket watches, as well as fountain pens (which today translates
to pen and pencil sets). Make sure you have the gift engraved with
the date and words of your appreciation. Traditional gifts work
best with traditional or old style weddings, but matching the flavor
is not necessary. Often, because the groomsmenís traditional gifts
are the same, one of these purchases should be an additional gift
for the best man that sets him apart from the others.
A Unique Gift for Your Best Man
If you want to do something more unique than cuff links, etc.,
for your best man, think about his activities and profession. If
he enjoys poker, there are personalized poker sets available; if
he likes sports, focus on his favorite sports figure and shop for
memorabilia; also consider highly designed board games, travel kits,
and household goods. Travel kits may be a welcomed gift if he is
on the road or in the sky a lot for his job.
A Very Unique Gift for Your Best Man
Also consider unique gifts like stocks, bonds, or some other investment
he might appreciate. You can also buy areas of rainforest, or other
areas of environmental concern, in his name-a certificate that you
can have mounted and framed is usually provided. Other considerate
gifts, depending on his tastes and appreciation, include paintings,
sculptures, photography, and other arts.
Once again, by buying one or another of the types of gifts suggested
in this article, you will be giving your best man a gift that he
will treasure and that will tell him boldly how important he is
to you -- and what an important role he plays in your special day.