Getting gifts for groomsmen is tough.
Your groomsmen are your “A” team. The first draft pick from all the dudes you knew growing up. You want them right there next to you on your big day. They are the guys you can call when you have a body to hide and need some help digging holes. For all the times they have been there for you, you want to get them a groomsman gift that is actually something they will appreciate. Being a card-holding member of the Everyday Carry club, you want to get your groomsmen something that reflects your own EDC philosophy. While you could easily get them a complete EDC setup for under $100, you want to get them something as memorable as it is useful. So we decided to do a little brainstorming to come up with some of the best everyday carry gifts for groomsmen.
If you are old enough to be getting married, chances are you grew up watching the same cartoons that I did. There was a magical ingredient that turned every kind of animal into a humanoid, ass-kicking machine: Radiation.
Now, What if I told you that you could carry around a radioactive glowing vial in your pocket (safely)?
Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. Since tritium is a low energy beta emitter, it is not dangerous externally (it’s beta particles are unable to penetrate the skin). That’s a relief because it looks cool as hell.
Besides being able to have a radioactive key-chain that glows for 15 years and being able to show everyone you know, this keychain is actually useful. Have you ever dropped your keys in the dark? Need a quick light to look at something? This thing is practical and an interesting conversation starter. This is a gift your groomsmen will not only find handy, they probably don’t even know it exists.
You can get a great housing for the vial HERE but due to Etsy’s policies regarding selling rods filled with radioactive gas, you can’t get the actual tritium rods on there.
Fortunately, Amazon doesn’t have a policy against it so you can get whatever color you want here:
Looking for something a little less likely to set off a Geiger meter? How about a handmade leather wallet? Provided you don’t have a wedding party filled with Bitcoin enthusiasts, there is a pretty good chance all of your groomsmen still use cash and debit cards.
A solid, handmade leather wallet is one of those small fashion accessories that people will use every single day. It’s something worth getting right. So why not get a handmade one that isn’t available in stores? Not only that but getting a personalized one gives it that extra little bit of “I got this specifically for you”.
Do you want your groomsmen to be at your wedding on time? Want to make sure they don’t have an excuse to be late? Get them a watch.
These wooden watches are incredibly unique and even the most bourgeoisie of watch collectors can appreciate a wooden watch. It’s made from a tree. You don’t get much more manly than a timepiece made from a tree. THESE wooden watches are cool in that they can be laser engraved with whatever message you want. Plus they don’t break the bank like some more classic watch styles will. There are also some other great watches out there if you want something a little more traditional and don’t want to break the bank. A great EDC watch is the Timex Weekender. You can’t go wrong with a classic like that.
Now, this is one of those EDC objects that people don’t realize they need until they start carrying one. This is why it makes a cool gift for your groomsmen. It’s super practical and is something that our forefathers all used to carry. It’s time to bring that back.
Have you ever tried recommending the idea of carrying a handkerchief to someone? They look at you like a crazy person. Chances are, they won’t go and get themselves one. If you get your groomsmen one they won’t have a choice. Plus they will thank you later. Then you can sit there with that ridiculous “I told you so face”.
There are some really badass hanks being made out there that your groomsmen will want to carry. Check them out HERE.
I think it would be safe to say that 99 out of 100 groomsmen think that knives are awesome. That 1 out of 100 should be harassed and publically called a groomsboy until he admits he was just being contrarian. Then you can give him THIS. These knives are hand forged from railroad spikes and are surely something that your groomsmen don’t already have.
While a quality folding knife is also a great groomsman gift, these knives have a little extra story behind them. It’s something they will have forever and will make their girlfriends roll their eyes when they play with it. It’s perfect.
For something a little less heavy and more geared towards an actual everyday carry, go with a high-quality Zero Tolerance knife . They will never need another knife for the rest of their lives.
You are all grownups now. You guys have adult stuff to remember and important notes to take. If you are going to carry around a notebook you should be doing it with style. A handmade leather Field Notes cover is classy as hell.
Think about it. If you are in an important meeting and you pull out a ragged little notebook to jot down notes, people are going to look at you like you have early onset dementia. When you pull out a leather covered, hand sewn masterpiece; people are going to look at you like you have your life together. After all, isn’t that what you have been trying to get your groomsmen to do for the entire time you’ve known them?
These make great everyday carry gifts for groomsmen. For the contrarian groomsboy from the last section, get him one of these.
You can pick up a pack of Field Notes HERE if the leather bound case doesn’t come with one.
Well, that about wraps it for our list of Everyday Carry gifts for groomsmen. Hopefully, we gave you some ideas on what to get your groomsmen that they can actually carry and use. Thanks for reading and congratulations on the wedding!