It's a tradition in many cultures for brides to give grooms a gift before or after the ceremony. If you are debating what gifts are appropriate for your groom, consider the following. Each of these gifts is bound to please your groom and will remain as a keepsake of your wedding long after the event.
There are everyday watches, and then there are special-occasion watches. If your groom is like most guys, he wears a sports-type watch most of the time. Gift him with a thinner, more elegant model to wear at your wedding and when you dine out on your honeymoon. The elegant Movado Classic Stainless Steel Watch is such a classic that the version with a black leather strap is in the Museum of Modern Art's design collection.
It's never too late to start planning where to spend your first anniversary -- or how to afford a honeymoon that you didn't think you could. Give him a travel gift the two of you can share and revel in!
If your groom is wearing a rental tuxedo, chances are he will receive inexpensive cufflinks for to secure the French cuffs of his shirt. Surprise him with a gift of fine gold cuff links in this classic shape that he'll value for a lifetime. Alternatively, he's likely to be especially pleased if you select gift cuff links that symbolize one of this passions. If you purchase the cuff links far enough in advance, this groom gift can be engraved.
Your budget is already stretched, but you don't want to forget the groom. Give him a gift of cufflinks in the symbolic "love knot" shape that he will treasure forever.
If you're like most couples, chances are some of your friends and family will want to present you with gifts of cash for your wedding. Help the groom prepare by giving him a gift money clip. This classic, textured 14k gold money clip will feel substantial in his pocket and always remind him of the occasion.
A video camera isn't a sentimental groom gift, but it's one that will be especially useful for capturing memories on your honeymoon. This is the camcorder everyone wants now. Lightweight because it has no moving parts and records everything on a removable flash memory, it also boasts a Canon lens. Record your most romantic moments and memorable trips with it. You'll never have to replace tape in the middle of a shoot. The unit, which fits in the hand, can also be used as a still digital camera.
Gift the groom a gift of a slim, new leather wallet. With generous gifts from wedding guests, it should fatten up in no time!