He's your best mate, best friend, brother from another mother (or maybe even the same) and now you've asked him to stand by you, on your big day, as your Best Man. Since he has been there for you through it all (remember that one night you never speak of, yeah, he does too, wink, wink) he deserves a special gift to say 'thank you'.
But....what exactly do you get the guy who's had your back all these years? We think it should be thoughtful, personal and most importantly practical. Consider something you would love, but would never purchase for yourself.
Here are a few of our favorite Best Man gift ideas....
Make it a 'guys' gift:
You really can't go wrong choosing things guys love - think flask, growler, grill kit, watch, the list goes on....all are classic yet practical. Take it to the next level by making it personal with his name, monogram, favorite sports team or even favorite movie quote.
Make it an adventure:
Is your bestie really into basketball - treat him to courtside tickets or maybe he loves craft beer? Why not plan an evening of brewery tours and tastings or maybe he is a gym rat or CrossFit junkie - get him is fitness fix with a lesson from a private trainer or coach.
Make it a throwback:
If you and your best mate go all the way back to grade school, why not handpick a few of his favorite childhood snacks, candy or beverages - just a little reminder that you have been friends since the beginning of time. If your Best Man was your college roommate you could surprise him with custom cufflinks from your alma mater or a framed print of his favorite band poster.
Whatever you decided to get him, just make it memorable and be sure it looks like it came from you. Sure your bride-to-be can make suggestions, but ultimately the Best Man gift needs have your personal touch.