Gifting The Men

Picking gifts for groomsmen is TOUGH—especially when you have a picky groom!  We always knew that half of our groomsmens’ gifts would be a tie for each guy to wear, so that was easy.  I picked those up from Men’s Wearhouse—and with them already on sale, plus a 50% off coupon, they came to be about ten bucks each! Major score!

Unfortunately, the second part of this gift hunt wasn’t so easy. Mr. Elk wasn’t really a fan of the conventional groomsmen gifts available, mainly because he didn’t deem them practical (the only exception being personalized beer mugs, which he had already been gifted by his brother at his brother’s wedding. Of course a beer obsessed guy would want to give everyone that!). Mr. Elk has always been more of a fan of gifts that can actually get use, rather than cutesy, potentially more meaningful gifts, so we got to work. After days of thinking and searching, my brain was really hurting. But finally, we had an idea that he approved of—a multi-tool! After all the things I suggested were shot down, I was so glad there was ANY idea Mr. Elk approved of, so I immediately had him order these up…just happy to be done!


Oh, did I mention we decided on these like two weeks before the wedding? Yea…whoops!

Did you wait a while before making an important decision regarding the wedding? Did it work out for you?


Mrs. Elk

City: Syracuse/Long Island
Wedding Date:
May 2012
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    FutureMrsKamilDark 303 posts, Helper bee @ 8:28 am

    Good choice! Practical is always a good way to go.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:48 am

    Ugh, guys are so hard to shop for, but I love what you chose, definitely something every guy could and will use!

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:03 am

    A Leatherman is such a smart, practical gift! Nice choice!

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    coyote 2032 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:00 pm

    Our guys have been hard to shop for too. This is such a great idea for a groomsman gift Elk, I love it!

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    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 5:28 am

    We are also trying to come up with a gift they’ll appreciate that is not the typical groomsmen gift. Great choice!

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    Michael Jenkins, Guest @ 6:37 pm

    It is so true buying a man a gift for a wedding can be painful, its not like a gift for dad, we are talking weddings. If you have ever watched one of those episodes of bride zillas, men are not much different, especially if he is of the, lets say, frail demeanor.

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