Once you get engaged, it’s time to pop another important question and ask your best guys to stand beside you on your big day. While you know they’ll say yes no matter how you ask, being a groomsmen or the best man comes with some important responsibilities, so it’s always nice to go the extra mile and give a fun present to show your appreciation.
If you’re looking for creative ways to ask your groomsmen to be in your wedding, look no further! We’ve rounded up all the best groomsmen proposal ideas that your friends are sure to treasure. Each of these items would make a great stand-alone gift, or could be added to a groomsmen proposal box. Read on for easy and affordable groomsmen gift ideas that are sure to impress your squad.
1. Favorite Alcohol With Personalized Label
For a present that is sure to please, keep it simple and buy each of your boys a bottle of their favorite booze. To add a personal touch, pop the question on a printable label like these from Merriment Design.
2. Peanut Butter Bites
These sweet treats are a crowd pleaser and are sure to impress your future groomsmen! What buddy wouldn’t say yes when you ask him to be in your wedding while offering up a delicious peanut butter and chocolate treat? These peanut butter balls call for just five ingredients and are such an easy present to make.
3. Personalized Pint Glass
Creating personalized pint glasses for each groomsmen is a simple but sweet way to pop the question. Your friends will love enjoying an ice-cold beer in a glass that’s personalized with their initials, an inside joke or a special message.
4. Homemade Taco Seasoning
If your friends are foodies, creating and packaging seasonings is a unique gift idea that is sure to please. Spice up the traditional groomsmen proposal present by making your own homemade taco seasoning for your boys. Barefeet in the Kitchen’s recipe is super easy to follow, and you probably already have most of the ingredients on hand.
5. The Perfect Box of Treats
When thinking about what to gift your future groomsmen, sometimes it’s helpful to stick with the basics. What guy doesn’t love candy and beer? We love these gorgeous DIY groomsmen proposal boxes full of crowd pleasers like craft brews, pilsner glasses and sweet treats.
6. Necktie Coffee Cuff
Coffee drinkers will love this simple DIY present. Repurpose an old tie into a functional coffee cuff that your friends will soon be using daily to insulate their morning cup of joe. Consider monogramming the cuffs with each groomsmen’s initials for a truly personal touch.
7. Custom Playing Cards
Get the games started with personalized playing cards! Add the date of your upcoming wedding to create a sweet keepsake your friends will love using.
8. Leather and Wool Flask
Is there a more perfect dude present than a leather and wool flask? This no-sew DIY project from Eat Sleep Make is super easy to make and will surely be used by your boys for many years to come.
9. Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
Your groomsmen are guaranteed to say yes to your proposal once they sink their teeth into these to-die-for chocolate covered cherry cookies. These drool-worthy chewy treats are loaded with maraschino cherries and white chocolate chips. Get the recipe from Fancy Fork for the perfect groomsmen gift.
10. Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream
Homemade shaving cream is a great groomsmen present for your friends that love to pamper themselves. This shaving cream recipe smells delightful and is sure to impress everyone. Combine coconut oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil and essential oils for a luxurious present your guys will enjoy using daily.
11. Personalized Beer Glasses
This simple DIY project from A Little Nutmeg will really wow your crew! Use masking tape and gold leaf paint to create one of a kind designs on simple beer glasses. Your friends are sure to enjoy a pint in these personalized glasses for years to come!
12. Homemade Beard Oil
Beard oil made of argan and jojoba oil is a groomsmen proposal idea that is both thoughtful and practical. This simple oil will help your friends condition their beards without extra grease or oil. Make sure they remember to use it on your big day so that all of your groomsmen look their very best.
13. Homemade Beef Jerky
If you’re looking for an original and delicious present, consider gifting your friends with homemade beef jerky. This recipe is simple and can be easily customized to you and your friends’ taste. The jerky would make an awesome stand-alone gift, and could also pair nicely with other crowd pleasers like beer, whiskey or chocolate.
14. DIY Scrabble Coasters
Looking for a unique but practical groomsmen present? Consider making these scrabble coasters. Spell out each groomsmen’s name or an inside joke to create a personalized gift they’ll love resting their old fashioned on.
15. Box of Cupcakes
Sweet treats are always a good idea! Ask your friends to stand beside you with a box of delicious cupcakes. Who could say no to that?
16. Personalized Luggage Tag
If you’ll be asking your friends to travel for your wedding, a luggage tag is a fun groomsmen proposal present idea. Add a fun photo or your friends’ initials for a really special present.
17. Memento Key Hanger
The best groomsmen gifts are functional and practical, and a little bit sentimental. If you’re feeling extra crafty, consider making each groomsmen a key hanger that they’ll surely use daily. Incorporate special keepsakes or mementos like an old license plate to create a gift that is useful and one of a kind.
18. DIY Skinny Ties
Feeling crafty? Make your crew a special present by repurposing a vintage tie into a skinny tie that they’ll wear again and again. Making matching ties for your groomsmen is also a great way to ensure that everyone matches perfectly on the big day!
19. Comic Book Coasters
If you and your friends love comics, consider surprising them with fun comic book coasters. Personalize each project with your friends’ favorite characters to create a practical present that will make them smile every time they set their drink down. To make this unique DIY project, check out this tutorial.
20. Matching Socks
This a fun groomsmen gift that also doubles as a great photo opp on your wedding day. If you gift your groomsmen matching socks, ask your photographer to snap a pic of the group’s ankles on the big day for a fun wedding shot.
21. DIY Paperback Wallet
Another fun gift idea is to create a DIY paperback wallet. Check out this tutorial from ReFabulous to give a paperback book a new life as a wallet. Use one of your friends’ favorite books to create an original gift that they will surely treasure.
22. Box of Donuts
If your buddies live nearby, pop the question in a super sweet way by bringing each guy a box of donuts. Your guys will say yes with enthusiasm when you request they be your groomsmen by showing up at their door with breakfast.
23. Homebrewed Beer With Mustache Glasses
If you brew your own beer (or are interested in learning!) consider surprising your boys with homemade beer and beer glasses for a truly special proposal gift. If you’re feeling crafty, use tips from Danks and Honey to etch a mustache stencil on the glasses. Don’t forget to include a card with a clever mustache pun!
24. Bottle Of Wine
You can never go wrong with a nice bottle of wine. Consider adding a personalized label to really make the present special and give your friends a sentimental reason to hold onto the bottle long after the wine is gone.
25. Custom Flask
Your buddies are sure to enjoy any drink they have in a customized flask. Personalize each flask with your friends’ names or favorite quote to create a keepsake they’ll love using.
26. Homemade Soap
Create homemade soaps for your groomsmen that will leave them feeling clean, moisturized and pampered. This soap recipe has a masculine scent that your friends will love. The best part is that they won’t even have to use any cologne afterwards. Get the recipe from Savvy Homemade.
27. Cigar Box And Whiskey Glass
What guy wouldn’t love a groomsmen proposal present when it’s a cigar box inside of a whiskey glass? Tie the whole present together with personalized tags that pop the question. For some inspiration, check out these gift tags created by Stuck With Pins.
28. Mini Bar In A Jar
Get your groomsmen excited for the festivities to come by gifting them with a proposal present full of mini bottles of booze. Check out this tutorial from The Shabby Creek Cottage to make a gift that is guaranteed to get your groomsmen ready for a good time.
29. Homemade Hot Pepper Oil
Another great gift for your foodie friends is homemade hot pepper oil. To make this practical present, all you need is olive oil, about 20 dry ornamental peppers and a glass jar. Cut the peppers in half, combine the ingredients, let everything sit for about three days, and you’ve got the perfect present for any friend that loves spicy food!
30. Personalized Coffee Mug
If you’ll be asking your friends to be your groomsmen in the winter, gift them with a personalized coffee mug they’ll love. Add their favorite coffee or hot chocolate mix for a proposal gift that will warm their heart.
31. Printable Proposal Tags
Jazz up a six pack of beer or your buddy’s favorite snack with a festive printable that will help you pop the big question. These printables from the Wedding Chicks are a fun touch that can be added to any groomsmen present.
32. DIY Wallet
Consider making your guys DIY wallets for a charming proposal gift that’s also useful. This wallet fits all of the essentials, while still being light and compact, making it perfect for your groomsmen to use on your wedding day. Get the sewing pattern from World of Pineapple.
33. Mustache Yarn Koozies
Give your friends whimsical mustache koozies that they can use to keep their favorite drink warm all winter long. This gift would be the perfect accompaniment to a nice card in which you “mustache” your friends to be your groomsmen. Get the tutorial from Yarnovations for a clever present idea.
34. Monogram Growler
Your friends will love filling these monogrammed beer growlers with their favorite beer! This sleek growler would make the perfect addition to a picnic at the park or an outdoor barbecue. Your buddies will definitely appreciate keeping their beer fresh in this practical present.
35. Fun Bow Tie
Giving your groomsmen a one of a kind bow tie is always a great idea! Gifting your guys with matching bow ties is also a great way to guarantee that you get some fun photos of the group during wedding weekend.
Your friends will love standing beside you on your big day and helping you with wedding planning beforehand. A groomsmen proposal is the perfect way to thank them in advance for their support. When the wedding is over, don’t forget to send them a final note of thanks.