You’re getting married! Congratulations, and best of luck on your big day. Because you’re so close with your friend now, best man, we’re sure you’ll want to get him a gift that’s both useful and thoughtful. We’ve put together a list of great best man gift ideas for the man who’s got your back on the big day—and beyond.
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25 Cool Best Man Gift Ideas
1. Personalized Sunglasses
If you are having a summer wedding, then sunglasses will be a perfect gift they can even use during the wedding.
You can find a ton of different styles and colors to choose from. You could also personalize them with his initials or the wedding date.
2. Personalized Wodden Bottle Opener
Sometimes a simple gift does the trick. These bottle openers are a simple but practical gift.
3. Customized Flask
Why not get him a customized flask for the best man who enjoys a good drink? You can have it engraved with his name, the wedding date, or a special message.
He is sure to appreciate this thoughtful gift!
4. Tickets to a Game or Concert
Does your best man love sports or music? If so, tickets to a game or concert would be the perfect gift! Just make sure to get them in advance so he can plan accordingly.
5. Best Man Pocket Watch
This classic pocket watch would make a perfect gift for the best man. Personalized with a special message, it comes in a handsome gift box.
He will love using this watch on special occasions!
5. Personalized Whiskey Decanter
He will treasure a perfect classy gift every day after a long day when he sips his whiskey.
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6. Custom Groomsman Tumbler
7. Golf Balls/Golf Club Cover
If your best man loves to golf, why not get him some golf balls or a golf club cover?
8. Engraved Leather Wallet
I love getting a new wallet. And I’m pretty sure your best man will love this thoughtful gift too.
9. Bridal Party Boxers
Help him get ready for the big day with a set of personalized boxers! You can choose from a variety of different designs and colors. He is sure to love showing these off during the photoshoot!
10. Personalized Cufflinks
These cufflinks can be personalized with his initials, name, or a special message. They make a great addition to any dress shirt and are perfect for formal events.
11. Personalized Wooden Beer Mug
These beer mugs are unique gifts that are sure to last a lifetime, just like your friendship.
12. Personalized Shot Glass
Personalized  shot glasses are an excellent option for your best man. These are typically made of glass, but you can find plastic ones as well.
Most of these will have the name of your best man on them and often a picture.
You can choose to either use one designed for men or even customize it with a photo of you and your best man when you were younger.
Either way, it makes for an excellent gift for your best man.
You can also purchase a keychain for your best man. Keychains are great because they allow him to carry keys around wherever he goes.
Since most men carry their keys in their pockets all day long, they tend to forget where they put them down when they’re not wearing them.
This causes them to lose essential items or get lost in the process.
A personalized keychain will help him keep track of his keys and remember where he put them down so that he doesn’t have to look everywhere for them when he needs them again.
14. Customized Can Cooler
You can’t go wrong with these custom can coolers for the outdoorsy best man. You can customize each one with a different saying or phrase, or even just your best man’s initials.
And they come in a ton of rad colors and patterns so that you can choose just the right one for your buddy.
They will keep his drinks cold while he’s out doing guy stuff like fishing or camping, and they’ll remind him every time he uses it that you love him.
15. Engraved Watch
An engraved watch is a timeless and traditional gift that is sure to make your best man feel extra-special on your big day.
You can get it engraved with a special message or saying, or even a small quote from one of his favorite movies.
When choosing your message, go for something simple but meaningful—something that he’ll look at every day and be reminded of the vital role he played in your life and marriage.
Something like “Best friend, best man” or “To my best man on my big day.”
16. Beer Cooler Bag
The+ only way to improve a classic is to make it cold. This bag will keep your best man’s beer at the perfect drinking temperature down to the last drop.
17. Grilling Thermometer
Don’t let your best man burn another steak again. With this grilling thermometer, he’ll be sure to impress his guests with perfectly cooked meats every time.
It even has an auto shut-off so he can get the grill started and not have to worry about it until it chimes!
- Instant Read Food Thermometer | Our instant read thermometer features a temperature probe and advanced, highly accurate technology with 2-3 seconds response time; Instructions, 2 CR2 button battery, meat temperature chart, 4 hook and loop dots for storage, comes pre-calibrated for your convenience, and recalibrating feature if needed.
- Multi-Use | From bbq thermometer to baking thermometer, our digital food thermometer for cooking is perfect for meats, liquids, deep frying and candy making.
- Easy-Read Digital Thermometer For Cooking | Large instant thermometer dial with bright blue backlight means you can always read the temperature, whether you are grilling in the dark or baking in your kitchen.
18. Whiskey Stones
Because you don’t want him diluting his whiskey, these whiskey stones are perfect for chilling drinks without watering them down!
They’re made from soapstone which makes them safe to eat and won’t scratch up his favorite whiskey glass.
19. BBQ Grill Light
This light has eight LED lights that illuminate the grill surface for precision cooking in low light conditions or at night!
Its weather-resistant housing makes it durable enough to use outdoors year-round, and its magnetic base attaches securely onto any metal surface with ease!
- 【SUPER BRIGHT】The BBQ lights features 9 high density LEDs. It provides super bright, glare free and wide beam to light up your entire cooking area instantly, ensuring perfectly cooked food each and every time
- 【POWERFUL MAGNETIC BASE】The barbecue grill light has a powerful magnetic base, which allows you to firmly secure it to your grill in any position. You can place it not only to the sides of a grill, but also any vertical or horizontal metal surface
- 【FLEXIBLE GOOSENECK】The 11cm flexible gooseneck can adjust 360 degrees, enabling you to orient lights beam to exactly where you need it and illuminate every inch of your grill surface
20. Golf Club Bottle Opener
This golf club bottle opener is perfect for opening bottles of beer on the golf course or anywhere else for that matter.
It’s made of durable stainless steel and has a zinc alloy head, giving it the look and feel of an actual golf club.
21. Pocket Knife
This pocket knife is perfect for a man who likes to be prepared for anything. With its razor-sharp blade and sturdy construction.
22. Personalized Wedding Socks
You can never go wrong when it comes to socks as gifts. They are a practical and necessary item, but they can also be fun.
He will love that you thought to get him something unique and special, and he will appreciate having a new pair of socks to wear on your big day.
23. A Framed Picture
A picture is worth a thousand words, and this one will be worth even more to your best man.
It’s a simple but sentimental gift that he can put up in his office or home, and it will remind him of the great memories you have together every time he sees it.
24. Custom Engraved Tie Clip
This tie clip is an excellent gift for the best man who is always well-dressed.
It’s a sophisticated but straightforward way to help him keep his tie in place, and it can be engraved with a special message or saying.
This is a gift that he will be able to use every day, and it will remind him of your special day.
25. Personalized Lighter
This classy lighter can be engraved with any particular message, making it a unique and personal gift. It’s a great way to help him light up his life, whether he’s using it for cigars, cigarettes, or candles.
How to Choose a Best Man Gift
Keep it simple. You have a lot going on with wedding planning, so keep your gifts  hassle-free.
Don’t try to be fancy or elegant; give the gift you feel most comfortable with — even if that means re-gifting!
Maybe you’ve been friends since first grade, or perhaps you met in college after you’d both had too much beer.
No matter how long you’ve known each other, there’s always a funny story you can share to make that present something your best man will treasure.
Your best man is your right hand, so you want to give him something he’ll be able to use and enjoy — even if it’s not the sort of thing he’d buy himself.
If he has a favorite hobby, playoff that with a lighthearted gag gift or something cool and practical; that’s just his style.
Most importantly: Don’t wait until the last minute! It’s time to get started early on finding the perfect gift for your best man.
No matter what type of gift you choose for your best man, make sure it is heartfelt and personal. He will appreciate your thoughtfulness on this special day.
Thanks for reading! We hope this list helped you come up with the perfect best man gifts. If you have any other great ideas, please share them in the comments below.
What are your favorite best man gifts? Please share below!
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