In addition to selecting his groomsmen and planning for the honeymoon getaway, grooms are responsible for choosing gifts for the men in his wedding party. The more thought that goes into the selection of gifts, the more likely these gifts will be appreciated. While you’re at it, why not help your groomsmen reduce their ecological footprints even just a tiny bit by giving them environmentally-friendly groomsmen gifts?
Here are some great eco-friendly gift ideas that your groomsmen will surely enjoy.
1. Organic products
When you have to give man-products, go for organic ones. Not only is giving organic products in line with the environmentally-friendly theme, it also says a lot about how much thought has been put into the selection of the gift. Organic products are made of natural raw materials, and are free of harmful or unwanted chemicals that may cause allergies, illnesses, or even death through long time use. By choosing organic products for gifts, you’re letting your groomsmen know that you care enough about them to want to give them the best that nature can provide.
2. Signed sports items
The sports fan puts high value in items that are related to their favorite sports team or player, so why not give the avid sportsman groomsman a signed sports item as a thank you gift? These items are usually classified as vintage which holds some value economically as well as emotionally. Finding them may be hard, especially if you’re looking for specific players’ signatures, but the look on your friends’ faces when you present them with something they’ve always (maybe secretly) wanted would more than make up for that.
3. Recycled leather items
There are many reasons why leather remains to be a popular material in products such as shoes and belts. They not only look good, but are also durable. Giving leather gifts are great, but giving recycled leather items means no further leather farming was done to make the product. This means less waste, more use out of previously-crafted leather products, and gift appreciation from groomsmen who will be more than happy to receive functional items that they can actually use.
4. Vintage accessories
Vintage accessories may vary in condition from bad to best, but there’s bound to be well-preserved ones that will not only break the bank, but also still look good, such as cuff links made out of recycled typewriter keys or scrabble tiles. These accessories are not only functional and practical; they also are a creative groomsmen gift idea.
5. Outdoor activities
Groomsmen gifts are not limited to any old items you can buy from a store. Some grooms take the initiative to plan out a great weekend getaway with their groomsmen, and live it up one last time before they tie the knot. However tempting that weekend in Vegas may sound, it’s not exactly one of the most creative groomsmen gift ideas in the world, especially when you’re trying to avoid excess. Why not go somewhere closer to home to minimize gas usage and emissions, or do outdoor activities instead. Going on a camping trip with your best buds can strengthen friendships and provide rest and relaxation.
Environmentally-friendly weddings don’t necessarily have to be more expensive than the more typical weddings, especially when you consider that a huge aspect of these types of weddings is reducing excess and waste. Giving eco-friendly groomsmen gifts, when selected suitably, can not only have a positive impact on your budget, it can also reduce yours and your groomsmen’s ecological footprint.