via Leoni Bolt
The day you’ve been waiting for is finally here... After months of planning, you're going to walk down the aisle and marry the man of your dreams. As the bride, all eyes will be on you, but we can't forget about the other star of the day! Since you don’t get to see your groom until you're standing at the altar, sending a little something to remind him how much you love him is the perfect preview to the ceremony.
The exchanging of gifts between the bride and groom is a tradition that's been around forever.Whether it be a simple love note or a grand gesture, this special touch is greatly appreciated. Of course the fact that he gets to spend the rest of his life with you is a gift in itself, but for the brides that are looking to do something extra special and sentimental for their soon-to-be husband, Long's is here to help!
Having trouble coming up with the perfect gift idea? This ultimate list of wedding gifts for the groom is what you've been waiting for:
1) A Watch Built To Last A Lifetime
An elegant timepiece is a unique gift that is sure to resonate with your groom-to-be. Not only will this gift show off his style, it's something he can use for a lifetime. Whether you choose an everyday, sporty, or formal piece, you can give the watch a personal touch by having it engraved. Either way, every time he puts it on, he'll be reminded of the amazing day you two began the rest of your lives together.
Gift Idea: Set the watch to the time of your wedding with a little note like "See you at 4:30 pm!"or "Don't be late!" This is a cute, fun way to gift the timepiece and let him know you're thinking of him.
At Long's, we have a wide variety of watches from 14 different luxury brands. Interested in gifting your groom a timepiece on the day-of? We recommend that you set up an appointment with one of our watch specialists so they can work with you to find the perfect one for your future husband. And fun fact - Long's does free watch engravings if you purchase your watch with us! Here are some of our top recommendations right now:
Featuring: Shinola The Runwell 47mm, $550 (Available at Long's)
Featured: Rolex Sea Dweller 4000 (Available at Long's)
2) Custom Cuff Links
They may not be seen by many, but cuff links are an essential part of every groom's wedding day attire. A mark of sophistication, cuff links will not only take his wedding-day-look to the next level but also be useful for years to come.
With all of the various styles and designs (from simple to intricate), this accessory can express the personality of your hubby in ways other pieces of jewelry/watches can't. Find a unique pair that showcase your groom's personality or add personal touch to a classic pair by engraving your initials, wedding date, or meaningful message.
Do you and your S.O have a certain place that's meaningful to the two of you? Maybe it's the place he took you on your first date or the location of your wedding venue? Whatever the place, you can now use it to commemorate your love with a pair from A. Jaffe’s Maps Collection. The cuff links feature a map of the location with a small diamond pinpointing the meaningful spot. You can choose to include this design on both cuff links or engrave a message on one for an extra personal and sentimental touch! Don't worry - it's super simple to design your map, just come into your closest Long's Jewelers store and we can show you how it's done.
3) Engraved Flask
A flask customized to fit your groom’s personal style makes a great wedding day gift.This is a less expensive alternative to gifting a watch or cuff links and will come in handy for calming those pre-wedding jitters! After the wedding, he can display the flask on your bar/bar cart at home as a lasting memory of your day. Send it to him with his liquor of choice and a little note to let him know you're thinking of him.
Bonus: Add cigars for him and his groomsmen to enjoy as a day-of treat (and maybe some mints to follow).
4) Sunglasses (For The Honeymoon)
Your wedding day is the ideal time to gift your man the new pair of designer shades hes been dying for. Even if he doesn't need them on your wedding day, they'll be perfect for the honeymoon to follow. A great pair of sunglasses is the perfect gift for any groom. If your man spends a lot of time outside this would make an especially perfect wedding day surprise. Attach a special note to the gift reminding him that the honeymoon is just around the corner to give him another reason to smile.
5) Engraved Money Clip
Featured: Sterling Silver Hinged Money Clip With Gold Accent, $165 (Available at Long's)
Every man should carry around a wallet or money clip to keep their bills neatly folded while they're out. While that bulky wallet he’s been sporting since you met may be fine for everyday use, it definitely doesn’t go with his tux!
This is something your groom probably won't even think of until he goes to put on his tux. A sleek, elegant money clip is a practical gift that will impress anyone he may encounter. The one featured above is made of sterling silver and features a yellow gold accent. You can give this gift as it is or customize it with an engraving in the smooth space at the end of the clip's face.
6) Wedding Day Survival Kit
If you're not looking to spend as much money, a wedding day survival kit of is a cute and simple way to show your S.O. how much you care. Include:
Pair of Cozy Socks - to keep cold feet away
Life Savers - to keep him from drowning in emotion
Favorite alcohol - to calm his nerves
Ring Pops - in case he forgets the essentials
Mints - to ensure a fresh kiss (no gum!)
A Card - to explain the kit and all of its
Make the kit your own by incorporating one (or more) of the other gift ideas listed above within the survival kit. For example, the the engraved flask to go with the alcohol or sunglasses because your love shines so bright. This gift idea is great because it's simple, fun, and you have the opportunity to personalize it however you want.
Now that you have some gift ideas for your groom-to-be, let us help you check wedding bands off your to do list! Visit any of our five New England locations or start browsing our online wedding ring collection today.