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Behold the 15 Best Groomsman Gifts of 2015

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

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Looking to shop outside the box for your groomsmen gifts? We have creative gift ideas for the partyers, foodies, sports fans and beyond. Here are our 15 favorite gift ideas for 2015.The Keg Shaped Beer Mug is one of 2015's top groomsmen gifts

1. Personalized Keg Mug, $27.95. Keg stands are old news. If you and your groomsmen want to take it to the next level, just fill this engraved, keg-shaped beer mug to the brim and commence a full-on keg chug to kick off your bachelor party or wedding weekend.

The Custom Wall Mounted Cap Catcher Bottle Opener is one of this year's top groomsmen gifts.

2. Personalized Wall Mounted Bottle Opener + Capcatcher, $49.95. This customized bottle opener with cap-catcher is the real deal. Mount it on a backyard fence, basement wall or in the man cave and start crackin’ em open!

The monthly "Fuego Box" subscription is one of this year's hottest groomsmen gifts.

3. Fuego Box Subscription, $27.95 to $29.95 per month. Does your best man love hot sauce? If so, this is a subscription box he’ll really be able to get behind! Members receive two to three small-batch, artisan hot sauces per month. Rumor also has it that a little something extra is included in the first shipment.

The Handcrafted MLB Team Coaster Sets are one of this year's top groomsmen gifts

4. Marble MLB Coaster Sets, ($44.95). These officially licensed four-piece marble coaster sets are true works of art that any baseball fan will appreciate. Every set contains four handcrafted coasters, each featuring a different version of the selected team’s logo. With all 30 MLB teams available, you’ll have no problem finding each groomsman’s favorite squad.

The handmade whiskey barrel bullet pen is one of this year's top groomsmen gifts

5. Engraved Whiskey Barrel-Bullet Pen, $66.95. Ever wondered what you’d get if you gave a master craftsman a bourbon barrel and a fired 50 caliber machine gun bullet? The answer is a bad-ass pen that any guy would love to add to his office repertoire.

These manly scented candles are one of this year's top groomsmen gifts

6. Man-cans, $9.50 each. These uniquely-scented (man) candles will bring a touch of manliness to any room. Scents include Fresh Cut Grass, Memphis Style BBQ, New Car and our favorite: Sawdust.

The Personalized Midnight Pocket Watch is one of this year's best groomsmen gifts

7. Midnight Pocket Watch, $34.95. A tried and true gift idea, this sleek, handsome pocket watch features a 14-inch chain, Quartz movement and can be engraved with up to three lines of personalization.

The Personalized Craft Beer 12-Pack Coolers are one of this year's top groomsmen gifts

8. Custom Craft Beer Coolers, $39.95. These craft beer coolers are great for toting beer to the bachelor party, couple’s shower or other manly pre-wedding activities. Choose from three cooler colors and have each groomsman’s initial embroidered on the front at no extra cost!

The Custom Photo Football is a top groomsman gift for 2015

9. Customized Photo Football, $35 to $55. Solidify your wedding party as the greatest team ever assembled with these tremendous, customized photo balls. The personalization process is easy at Make-A-Ball.com.

The Custom Leather BBQ Grilling Gloves are one of this year's top groomsmen gifts

10. Personalized Leather BBQ Gloves, $39.95. Are your groomsmen grill masters? If so, these durable, leather grilling gloves are both a unique and practical gift idea. In addition to offering safety and comfort, each recipient’s initials are cattle-branded on the right-hand glove.

The US Army Grooming Kit is a top groomsman gift for 2015

11. Military Field Grooming Kit, $65. This manly grooming set is packaged in a vintage U.S. Army supply kit and includes soap, 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, shaving cream and a screwdriver (why not?).

The Das Horn Drinking Horn is one of this year's top groomsman gifts

12. The “Das Horn”, $24.99. To borrow a phrase from Fight Club, how much can you know about yourself if you’ve never chugged beer from a horn? The “Das Horn” holds 24 ounces, includes a stand and has a removable neck strap that allows you to go hands-free when necessary.

The Wayfarer Bottle Opener Sunglasses are one of this year's top groomsmen gifts

13.  The Pryfarer: Bottle Opener Sunglasses, $47.95. Love those group photos of the groom and groomsmen sporting matching sunglasses? Bring some serious style to your wedding party with these unique Wayfarer-style sunglasses that have bottle openers built into each end.

The Personalized Indoor Wooden Putting Set is one of this year's top groomsman gifts

14. Personalized Indoor Putter Set, $44.95. Repeat after me: Every guy needs a putting set in his office, den or man cave. This wood set contains a right-handed putter, two golf balls and a practice cup.

Cufflinks with Initials on them

15. Initial Cufflinks, $25.99. Add a touch of personalization for each groomsman with these handsome accessories. Each3mm cufflink is handmade from think walnut wood. The lettering is laser cut and topped with a clear lacquer for protection.

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Which of these gifts would your best man and groomsmen like most? Share a comment below.

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8 Lovely Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

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On the hunt for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart? Here are eight of our favorite gift ideas for her. For extra points, make sure to pair your gift with some fresh flowers and a handwritten card. That’s how you handle Valentine’s Day like a boss.

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1. Engraved Keepsake Box with Cork Board Interior ($56.95). Include a few mementos from special dates in your relationship, such as a ticket stub from your first date, a monogrammed cocktail napkin or favor from your wedding day or plane tickets from a favorite vacation [buy here].

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2. Round Four-Prong Basket Diamond Stud Earrings ($525-$925). Perfect for both everyday wear and special occasions such as weddings, she’ll never want to take off these gorgeous round diamond stud earrings from Ritani [buy here].

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3. Dead Sea Mud Bath Spa Kit Gift Bag Set ($51). Give her the gift of relaxation with this spa kit, which includes 9 ounces of mud bath, a 4-ounce scrub soap bar, a 3-inch sponge and 2 ounces of mineral salt bath [buy here].

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4. Custom Glass Shadow Jewelry Box ($34.95). This pretty personalized glass shadow box is ideal for housing jewelry, hair accessories or special mementos [buy here].

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5. Monogrammed Leather Zip Wristlet ($149). This colorful monogrammed leather wristlet is perfect for holding her essentials — cards, cash, phone and more — on date nights [buy here].

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6. Kate Spade New York ‘Stop and Smell the Roses’ Bangle ($32). This beautiful rose gold bracelet will not only remind her of you, but to take time to enjoy life’s little moments. Bonus points: Pair it with a bouquet of roses [buy here].

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7. Heart Book Box ($55). Bookworms will love this antique hidden book box. Fill it with a personalized note, trinket, candy or jewelry [buy here].

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8.  Vintage Skeleton Key Necklace ($34.95). Remind her that she carries the key to your heart with this beautiful, one-of-a-kind vintage key necklace [buy here].

Which of these gift ideas would be perfect for your significant other? Tell us in the comment section below.

 

5 Holiday Gifts for Newlyweds

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Looking for a holiday gift for newlyweds or a soon-to-be-married pair? Skip the one-size-fits-all approach this year, and check out these creative and personal, hand-picked gifts that are perfect for any couple.

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1. Personalized 16″ Wooden Serving Tray ($47.95). This sleek, polished black wooden serving tray is great for serving hors d’oeuvres while entertaining or keeping barware or other household items organized. Customize it with the couple’s last name initial at no extra charge.

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2. Montage Custom Photo Book ($39 and up). This simple-to-use photo book service lets couples create a custom wedding album crafted from high-quality materials. In as little as 15 minutes, an auto-layout tool designs these striking albums, which include up to 180 photos on 70 lay-flat pages. Photo books available in three sizes. GroomsAdvice readers automatically receive free shipping at checkout by clicking here

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3. Eat, Drink and Be Married Personalized Cutting Board ($45). Made from locally-sourced maple, this handmade, 16×9 cutting board is engraved with “Eat Drink and Be Married” and personalized with the couple’s wedding year. The engraved side is perfect for display, while the functional reverse side can be used for cutting and chopping.

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4. Personalized Our Song Throw Pillow Cover ($36). This 100 percent cotton, personalized retro-themed “our song” throw pillow makes a great keepsake of the couple’s wedding song. Available in three sizes and two designs (record or cassette tape), the pillow can be personalized with a year, couple’s names, song name and artist.

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5. Home State Throw Blanket ($41.95). The perfect accessory for chilly winter nights, this cozy throw sports the outline of their home state and the word “home.” Available in cream or gray.

Which of these gifts would be perfect for the couples on your holiday list? Tell us in the comment section below.

9 Dude-Approved Holiday Gifts

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

If shopping for the men on your holiday list typically leaves you perplexed, exasperated, and/or hunting for the nearest bottle of wine (no judgment!), you’ve come to the right place. Don’t spend another minute contemplating whether he needs another “tool” or maybe “something” for the yard. We’ll level with you: The answer is almost always no. So save yourself some stress this year, and check out these fun, dude-approved gifts we’ve rounded up instead. It’ll be our little secret.

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1. Personalized Craft Beer 12-Pack Bottle Cooler ($39.95). Perfect for toting 12 bottles or 18 cans of his favorite brew to the next tailgate or BBQ, this rugged craft beer cooler with an attached bottle opener, front pocket and a removable shoulder strap, will keep his beverages nice and frosty. Personalization included.

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2. Personalized Men’s Leather Watch Case ($57.97). With a glass lid and 10 removable velvet cushions, this handsome leather watch case will keep his growing timepiece collection safe and organized at all times. Add his initial to the lid at no extra cost.

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3. Powerbeats2 Wireless Earbuds ($199.95). Ideal for working out and traveling (or even just taking calls), these sweat- and water-resistant, wireless earbuds will keep him jamming for up to six hours of nonstop playback from a 30-foot Bluetooth connection. Available in five colors.

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4. Custom 3pc. Golf Set ($69.95). The perfect gift for any golfer, this set comes with a sleek golf shoe bag, handy divot repair/ball marker tool and a plush terry cloth towel. Personalization on the bag and towel included.

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5. Oak Bourbon Barrel Mug ($59.95). Crafted from an American White Oak bourbon barrel, this is no ordinary mug. This is a man’s mug. Each mug is wrapped in black steel hoops and its interior is lightly toasted for enhanced flavor.

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6. Engraved Whiskey Barrel Machine Gun Bullet Pen ($66.95). This bad-ass pen works double-duty for both whiskey lovers and gun or military enthusiasts. The tip of the pen is crafted from a whiskey barrel, while the body is made from a spent 50-caliber machine gun bullet. Engraving included.

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7. Jawbone UP24 Fitness Wristband ($129.99). Whether he’s already active or resolving to get more fit in 2015, this comfortable fitness wristband will help him track his activity as well as his sleep, 24 hours a day, gently nudging him when he’s been sitting too long.

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8. Personalized Men’s Shaving Set – Badger Hair Brush + Razor ($119.95). Treat him to the ultimate close shave with this luxe shaving set, which comes with an authentic badger hair brush, a razor that uses Gillette Mach3 blades and a stylish storage stand. Add his initials at no extra cost.

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9. Personalized Happy Jalapeno Grill ($29.95). An excellent gift for foodies, chefs or guys who simply enjoy the spicier side of life, this stainless steel jalapeno grill cooks those tasty peppers to perfection.  Personalization included.

Which of these gifts would your guy love to unwrap this year? Let us know in the comment section below.

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One Up Santa with 8 Groom-Worthy Stocking Stuffers

Monday, November 24th, 2014

We know the holiday shopping season can be stressful (especially if you’re also trying to plan a wedding). When it comes to stocking stuffers, you want to surprise him with something unique that he’ll actually enjoy. Of course, the search is time consuming and it’s easy to break down and end up filling his stocking with candy canes and a Starbucks gift card. Hoping to resist that urge this year? Consider one of these totally unique options instead.

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1. “In Case You Get Cold Feet” Groom Socks. We recently wrote about these customized groom socks, which are a fun wedding day attire idea for the groom. Is there a more appropriate way to gift them to him than on a chilly Christmas morning in a stocking?  [Buy for $29.99 on Etsy]

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2. Bourbon Barrel Stave Bottle Opener. Looking for a fun gift that’s one of a kind? These rustic bottle openers are handcrafted from the staves of an oak barrel that was used to age both bourbon and beer. Because no two oak barrels are exactly alike, your bottle opener will feature characteristics that are truly unique. [Buy for $19.95 at The Man Registry]

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3. The Art of Shaving Soap + Bowl. Remember, you’re both winners when he’s sporting a close shave. Stuff his stocking with the gift of a traditional shaving experience with this set, which includes Sandalwood Shaving Soap and a classic wooden bowl. [Buy for $50 at The Art of Shaving]

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4. Engraved Wood Grain Pocket Knife. This definitely beats whatever rusty old pocket knife he’s currently using. The Manchurian Ash handle provides the style, while the custom engraved surface offers a touch of sentiment to an item that no man should ever leave the house without. [Buy for $39.95 at The Man Registry]

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5. Leather Travel Journal. Is 200 pages enough for him to jot down his wedding to-do list? If not, don’t worry. This 6″ x 8″ journal from Rustic Ridge Leather is refillable! [Buy for $36.97 on Amazon]

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6. Port-O-Pong Floating Cooler. While summer may be the furthest thing from his mind on Christmas morning, he’ll appreciate the thought behind this floating cooler that can hold a 12-pack. Heck, it may even find its way into his honeymoon luggage. [Buy for $29.95 at The Man Registry]

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7. Patriotic Neckties. Ties with the words of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence > ties without the words of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. [Buy for $45 at Uncommon Goods]

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8. Mr. + Mrs. Flask Set. Receiving can be equally enjoyable as giving. Gift him a “Mr.” flask, complete with mustache design and treat yourself to the accompanying “Mrs.” version with pink lips. [Buy for $47.95 at The Man Registry]

What are your favorite types of stocking stuffers? Let us know in the comment section below.

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