There has been some debate as to whether it is required to bring a gift to the bachelor party. While bachelor party gifts are not mandatory, they can be considered thoughtful and good manners. A lot of guests chose to bring a gift to the bachelor party that can be used during the party, such as a gag gift or novelty item. Some guests bring food, party games, or even alcohol. If you know the bachelor well enough, you can think of a token gift to bring to the party.
Here are some ideas of popular bachelor party gifts, which will help you to buy a gift for the groom.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should you bring a gift to a bachelor party?
Gifts for bachelor parties are a lot like engagement gifts, acceptable but not necessary. The bride and groom will be receiving gifts at the bridal shower and the wedding. So it is not tradition, nor is it required to give a gift at the bachelor party. You can decide for yourself if this is something you wish to do.
What kind of gifts do you bring to a bachelor party?
Gifts for a bachelor party can vary depending on the groom’s interests and the theme of the party. Some popular options include personalized items such as whiskey glasses, custom cigar humidors, beer brewing kits, pocket knives, engraved watches, travel bags, personalized leather dopp kits, custom groomsmen socks, engraved tie clips, or a set of grooming products.
Great Gift For A Groom With A Sense Of Humor
If you are looking for fun gift ideas for the groom, you could always go with a novelty, or gag, gift. First, make sure that the groom has a great sense of humor. The last thing you want to do is insult the groom at his bachelor party.
Here are some great gift ideas for a bachelor who enjoys a good laugh:
- Gag Reel: You could make a funny video or slideshow of some of the groom’s funniest or “most embarrassing” moments. The point is to entertain, not to humiliate. So be thoughtful and do not include anything that would embarrass the groom or make him feel uncomfortable. You could make this at home if you have the right software. Or you could have it made via an online video or photo site such as Free Prints or Shutterfly.
- Lovers Dice: This is a novelty item for the groom to use with his bride. Also known as “Dirty Dice,” you can purchase these at Amazon.
- Marriage Survival Kit: This could be something that you personalize for the groom to help him “survive” married life. It could contain such items as aspirin for headaches (from the bride’s nagging), a calendar with all of their important dates such as anniversaries, birthdays, etc, and small bottles of alcohol for the groom to keep hidden from his wife.
- Marriage Coupons: This is another homemade gift idea. You could make a coupon book for the groom to use for his wife to save him during fights. They could include items such as “I promise to do the dishes for a week.” or “I will give you a back rub every night for a month.”
- Gift Card to His Favorite Pub: Purchase a gift card for the groom’s favorite pub, so he has a place to escape when they get in a fight.
Classic Ideas For Gifts
Of course, you could always purchase novelty items such as shirts, hats, shot glasses, and the like. If you are planning the party, you could get a group discount for the entire party or for groomsmen gifts.
Here are some great ideas for classic gifts for the bachelor party:
- Bachelor Hats: You can easily find hats or baseball caps on sites such as Amazon, Etsy, or eBay, as well as any party supplier. You can even have them personalized.
- Shot Glass: Everyone loves a shot glass. Getting the groom a commemorative shot glass for his bachelor party is a unique and thoughtful gift.
- Bachelor Shirts: A personalized t-shirt, sweatshirt, or hoodie is a very classy gift idea. You could even purchase this along with a matching hat. As well, you could have this personalized for the groom.
- Engraved Keychain: A personalized keychain with the groom’s name and the date of the bachelor party is a great commemorative gift. You can find these at many jewelry stores such as “Things Remembered” or other such stores.
- Personalized Golf Balls: If the groom is a golfer, you can have a set of engraved golf balls made, so he will always remember his bachelor party.
As well, you should plan some fun games for the bachelor party. Check out our site for engagement party games as well.
Last Minute Bachelor Party Gifts
If you decided to get a bachelor party gift at the last moment, you are not alone. There are plenty of easy and thoughtful last-minute engagement party gifts you can pick up before you head off to celebrate with the bachelor and his friends.
Following are some suggestions for last-minute bachelor party gifts:
- Alcohol: No one will complain if you bring a bottle of booze to the bachelor party, especially if it is the groom’s favorite!
- Photo Album or Frame: Married couples cannot have enough photo albums or picture frames to showcase their wedding or honeymoon photos. You can easily find a nice photo album or picture frame at any card shop.
- Restaurant Gift Cards: Why not give the groom a gift card to his favorite restaurant? He can use it with friends or take the bride out for a date night.
- Barber Shop Gift Card: The bride is not the only one who needs to be pampered and prepped before the wedding. Purchase a gift card to the groom’s barber shop, so he can get a shave and haircut before the wedding.
- Visa Gift Card: No one will be insulted by a visa gift card. Weddings cost a lot for both parties so the groom will be sure to find a use, whether he uses it to treat himself to something or to buy a gift for the bride.
Unique Gifts For Bachelor Party
Looking for unique gifts for a bachelor party? Consider personalized gifts that can ensure a memorable keepsake.
- Gin Gift Set: The personalized gin gift set with botanicals is a unique and thoughtful product perfect for gin enthusiasts.
- Razor Gift Set: Gift set with a razor is a stylish and practical choice for all grooms. It features a high-quality razor with a personalized handle, making it a memorable and useful gift.
- Pocket Watch: The personalized pocket watch is a sophisticated and timeless accessory. Engraved with a custom message or initials, this pocket watch can create lasting memories of the celebration.
- Wine Cork Holder: Such a gift is a charming and practical piece of decor. It is a perfect addition to any wine lover’s collection.
- Guitar Lamp: This is a delightful gift for musicians and guitar enthusiasts. It will add a touch of artistic flair and ambiance to any music lover’s space.
- Wine or Champagne: It is always classy to bring a bottle of wine or champagne to a stag or bachelor party. Ask around to find out the groom’s preference.
- Beer Mug: An engraved beer mug is a classy gift for the groom.
- Wine or Martini Glasses: A set of “his or hers” wine or martini glasses for the bride and groom is also a thoughtful and classy gift.
- Shot Glasses: Again, personalized shot glasses with the bachelor’s name and the date of the party are a fun gift for a stag party. Bonus: you can use them at the party!
- Personalized Flask: A flask is always a great gift, especially if the groom likes to attend sporting events!
- Commemorative Beer Bottles: You can order special beer bottles with commentating labels online. Or simply print your own and stick them on the beer bottles for the bachelor party.
- Beer Koozies: Beer koozies are an inexpensive and fun idea for a bachelor party favor. And you can order them online from any party goods supply store.
- Group T-Shirts: the T-shirt is cheap when purchased in bulk. You can order t-shirts commentating on the bachelor party theme for the entire party!
- Hangover Kits: Hangover kits are always a good idea for the “morning after.” You can make personalized hangover kits for party favors that include items such as barf bags, aspirin, orange juice, and other items needed to nurse a hangover.
- Travel Mugs: Travel mugs with the theme and date of the bachelor party are a great way to remember your guy’s night out!
Gifts For A Stag Party
If you wish to purchase a classy gift for the stag party, you can bring something like a bottle of champagne or a set of wine glasses. You don’t have to bring a gag gift if that is not your thing.
Following is a list of some classy gifts to bring to a bachelor party:
Stores such as Hot Topic or Spencers will also carry the most popular bachelorette party games.
Gifts Ideas For Groom
Bachelor parties are not just about the groom, they are also an opportunity for him to show his appreciation for his friends who have supported him throughout his life. Here are five gift ideas for the groom to give his friends as a token of his gratitude:
Engraved Pocket Knife: An engraved pocket knife is a practical and personalized gift that the groom can give to his friends. It’s a useful tool that they can use for years to come and will always remind them of the groom.
Customized Leather Wallet: A customized leather wallet with each friend’s name or initials is a stylish and practical gift that the groom can give to his friends. It’s a great way to show appreciation for their support and a useful accessory they can carry with them every day.
Cigar Box Set: A cigar box set with each friend’s name or initials engraved on the box is a sophisticated and thoughtful gift that the groom can give to his friends. It’s a great way to relax and enjoy a cigar together during the bachelor party and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Bonus: Bachelor Party Favors
Those who are planning the bachelor party won’t want to forget the bachelor party favors. These do not have to be expensive. Again, novelty items such as beer mugs, key chains, and shot glasses are ideal party favors.
Here are some more ideas for bachelor party favors:
We hope our list of great bachelor party gifts has given you some ideas about what to bring to the bachelor party!