Tuesday, June 30, 2009

wedding party: men's gifts under $20

Walnut and Maple Money Clip
{ walnut and maple money clip by holcombswoodworking }

D. writes me with a challenge:
I am not having a bridal party, but I have a friend officiating, another as a musician, another as DJ, and readers... oh my. I want to give them something as a token of my appreciation, but they're mostly guys (so jewelry is hard, unless I have something different for the girls), and the biggest problem is we're pretty strapped for cash. The wedding is this August, so we don't have much time to save for gifts, either...

I'm hoping to spend 10-15 tops per person; something handmade (of course); something unique. Cufflinks are out (these guys aren't the kind of guys who wear cufflinks)... I'm totally at a loss.

can you find unique handmade gifts for random wedding helpers for under $15 each?
yes! yes. some of these are traditional, some unique, some just plain random (firestarter!)... you said no cufflinks, so i included the pair below if useful for other folks searching for similar. will post a separate post for ladygifts.

for your friends, readers, bartenders, photographers, djs, all under $15:

Bocote Wood Cufflinks CUSTOM Leather Keychain - Fobs - text on one side
Mans jewellery tray, wood, vintage Natural Mens Shaving Set w/ Brush in Smoky Vetiver (FATHERS DAY PRICE REDUCTION)
Bauer FireStarters - Set of 3 Camera Strap Slip Cover SALE
Vintage Bar Tools--Stainless Steel and Wood--Made in Japan--Set of Six Useful  Bar Tools for Cocktail Hour Two United Keyring
Turntable Record Player Retro Pop Art DJ Gift Black Metal Cigarette of ID card or Wallet or Ipod Nano and Earbuds Holder Case turntable amazing life organizer - small pocket moleskine cahier - green
Say Cheese Mens T-Shirt - Size XL personalized monogram bookmark -- brass letters
envelope wallet - business card holder Vintage Ronson Fish Starfire Varaflame Lighter
{each photo links to its shop}

also for readers/writers, there is a world of printed/gocco'd moleskine notebooks, many customizable and under $10.

and a few more ideas, for $15-$20:

SuperCurvy Churchkey - Hand forged bottle opener Buffalo Nickel Cufflinks-FREE GIFT BAG- Retro Man Guys Dad Fun Gift 80's Dork Boy Groom Groomsmen Fathers day
Stamped Copper Guitar Pick - or Unstamped Too - Just Say the Word Japanese Koi Yellow Fish Illustration Print Navy Messenger / Field Bag
Leather Journal Reporter Style 1920s Torpedo Etched Antique Aluminum Cigar Case
{each photo links to its shop}

or you could always get handmade frames and put photos in as your token of appreciation:

AUTUMN Fabric Photo Frame Samuel Fabric Picture Frame
Reclaimed handmade photo frame 1) 5x7  Colored Barnwood Style Picture Photo Frame with Glass (...7 Colors To Choose From...)
Bicycle Beer Bottle Cap Picture Frame 3.25 x 3.25,  2 blocks for your own art
{each photo links to its shop}

what do you think? other ideas? post links?

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for these ideas! I need guy's gifts since we are on a budget. Cute!

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  2. I just blogged about getting some of our wedding gifts from etsy... specifically from Jewels of Luxury... you can read all about it here:
    http://brideonpurpose.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-little-bride-elves.html

    They were a bit more expensive than the ones you have listed here, but overall, I am very happy with the purchases!

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  3. I would love if you would do a post of non- jewelery bridesmaid gifts. Of our bridesmaids only one of them wears it often and then, she prefers the quirky outlandish type. Any ideas?

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  4. Money clip would definitely nice for them since they just put them in their pockets anyway. And they find them really cool.

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