Groomsmen Gift Ideas for Sports Fanatics
Chances are good that you bonded with your groomsmen over a shared love of sports. It's one of the few activities that almost all guys can appreciate. So now that these men are standing by your side at your wedding, what better way to show your appreciation than with a sports-themed groomsmen gift? Here are a few ideas:
Sport-themed Beverage Containers
It's a simple twist on a classic groomsmen gift: a glass with the logo of the groomsman's favorite professional sports team. Beer lovers will appreciate either the Personalized NFL Mug or the Personalized MLB Mug. Each 12-ounce mug comes with the team logo on one side and the gift recipient's name laser etched on the other. If the beer is most commonly consumed from a can, the NFL Can Koozie may be more appropriate. This silver-plated beer can holder sports an NFL logo on one side and can be personalized on the other. Guys who like hard liquor will love a Personalized NFL Shot Glass, which is a smaller version of the NFL Mug.
Sports Locker Room Photos
Every guy dreams of being on a professional sports team. And while you can't make that dream come true for your groomsmen, you can indulge their fantasies a little bit. Get them each a photo of a sports team's locker room, but with one of the jerseys sporting each groomsman's name! Choose from the College Football Locker Room Print With Wood Frame, the NFL Locker Room Print With Wood Frame, the NHL Locker Room Print With Wood Frame, and the MLB Clubhouse Print With Wood Frame.
If you and your friends like to spend an afternoon on the course, any one of these golf-themed gifts would let them know that you're up for eighteen anytime! The Personalized State Quarter Ball Marker/Belt Clip allows you to choose which state coin will magnetically attach to a belt clip to keep it stored until you reach the green. The Personalized Golfer's Multi-Tool combines a knife blade, divot-repairing implement, and bottle opener into an easy-to-use device. A black, red, or navy Personalized Golf Towel would also look sharp on the club bags of your groomsmen. The Personalized Golf Shoe Bag is ventilated and comes with two storage pockets and an end zipper to keep mud and sand confined to footwear. Your groomsmen can use the Personalized Hampton Executive Putter Set to practice putting while away from the course. This attractive brass-handled wooden case holds two balls, a disassembling putter, and a wood practice cup. Or if grilled burgers or steaks are always on the menu after a day on the links, you should consider the Novelty 5-Piece BBQ Tools in Black Golf Bag. This 8-piece grilling set comes complete with a golf grip handle on each tool and a sharp "golf bag" carrying case.
If you like to sneak out of work with your friends for a daytime baseball game, then these groomsmen gifts will be perfect for your diamond crew. Get them a 34-inch, regulation-sized Rawlings "Big Stick" Bat or Hall of Fame Baseball Bat, which can both be personalized. You can also present them each with a Personalized Baseball. The engraved ball, which is mounted on a wooden base, can be engraved with the recipient's name and the word "Groomsman" or the name or date of the event. For something a bit more authentic, you can choose the Personalized MLB Team Autographed Baseball in Case, which also includes the signatures of every member on the roster of the Major League Baseball team of your choosing - all housed in a durable acrylic case.
Maybe ten years ago, you would have laughed if someone had suggested that poker was a sport. Today, you can't flip on a sports channel without seeing some sort of televised poker event. With this in mind, perhaps a Personalized Poker Set would be a gift that says, "Let's get together for cards sometime!" This set comes with playing cards and 300 poker chips which are stored neatly in a composite wooden box which can be personalized with a name and image of your choice. For a slightly different look, the Professional 300 Piece Poker Set contains the same items but is encapsulated by a sturdy aluminum case with a silver outer plate that can be personalized.
If the sporting tastes of your groomsmen lean toward the rink, then a Personalized Hat Trick Mini Hockey Stick might be an appropriate option. Each 21-inch wooden stick comes laser-etched with the groomsman's name on the shaft and wrapped with one of five tape colors.
You've been with your favorite group of sports fanatics through the wins and losses, the tense moments and the buzzer beaters, and the key injuries and the blockbuster trades. And you're going to need that level of commitment to your upcoming marriage in order to make it work. Since your crew has decided to support you as you take the plunge, show them that you are thankful for their loyalty by presenting them each with a sports-themed groomsmen gift.
Chris Martin is a freelance writer who writes about weddings and groomsmen gifts