Wedding season is upon us, and the internet is packed with cool gift ideas for your groomsmen. These guys have seen you through thick and thin, they’ve endured the months of wedding talk, and no doubt organised a memorable stag do to see you into married life. If, when it comes to saying thanks, you want something a bit different to the usual go-to options, something with a bit more substance that will serve as a special reminder of the role they played in your big day, then how about an eco-friendly gift with plenty of feel-good factor?
Here’s our round-up of the best groomsmen gift ideas for your 2018 wedding – six thoughtful tokens of thanks, all of which are wonderfully eco-friendly …
Finisterre Transom Shorts
For the guys who are most at home on the beach, these Transom Shorts are the perfect companion for summer adventures. Made from a quick-drying blend of organic cotton and ECONYL® recycled yarn, these super-sustainable hybrid shorts are suitable for both land and sea.
Finisterre’s love of the sea and respect for the environment is palpable in all their carefully designed products – a perfect match for a groomsman whose heart lies on the coast. Their partnership with ECONYL® is making waves in the fight against plastic pollution. This recycled yarn is produced by taking nylon waste from the ocean and transforming it into a performance swimwear fibre. Plus, 10% of profits from the sale of ECONYL® products goes to Surfers Against Sewage, an environmental charity on a mission to protect the UK’s waves, oceans and beaches.
The Transom Shorts cost £65 and are available in three colours: a funky multi-colour print (based on the microscopic patterns of microplastics!), Wet Sand and Indigo.
The Ebb wallet
A gift for your groomsmen that keeps on giving, The Ebb has been lovingly handcrafted with longevity in mind. This charming leather wallet will grow old with its owner, sharing memories and adventures aplenty. Made from the finest vegetable tanned leather, it is infused with a rich authenticity. It will develop a unique patina depending on how and where it is used, serving as a special reminder for your groomsmen of the role they played in your big day. Designed to carry one to three cards, with room for notes in the front, The Ebb is a winning combination of style and practicality – and it’s perfect for your groomsmen to tuck into their wedding attire!
The Ebb wallet costs £29 and is available in either Walnut Brown or Natural.
Crankhouse Coffee Rhinowares Hand Coffee Grinder
This next suggestion is ideal for the coffee addicts amongst your groomsmen. The Rhinowares Hand Coffee Grinder from Exeter’s famous artisan micro-roaster, Crankhouse Coffee, is the perfect tool to make your own deliciously fresh coffee at home or work … or anywhere really! Complete with its own carry case, this portable coffee grinder features a slick stainless-steel body and hardwearing ceramic cone burrs. And why not treat your groomsmen to some of Crankhouse’s finest coffee beans as an extra little ‘thank you’?
All their beans are selected from speciality importers who demonstrate a commitment to ethical and sustainable practices.
The Rhinowares Hand Coffee Grinder costs £35 and comes with a discount code for £3.50 off a bag of coffee beans (see the website for full details).
Oak bark tanned leather belt
For a special gift that your groomsmen can cherish for years to come, the oak bark tanned leather belt really is an outstanding choice. In fact, Colville Leather’s master craftsman Matt gifted each of his groomsmen one of these stunning oak bark belts at his wedding last year. Skilfully handcrafted from an iconic Devon leather, this belt is a work of art that looks great and smells divine. It wears its natural characteristics with pride, exuding charisma and individuality. The strong and flexible oak bark belt is finished with either a solid brass or stainless-steel buckle and rivets. Perfect with just about any colour and style of trousers, this timeless classic will see your groomsmen through any occasion, including your big day!
The oak bark tanned leather belt costs £89 (free UK delivery) and is available in dark oak, London tan or black.
Find out more about how oak bark tanned leather is made on our blog.
YouWood Grayson Maple and Leather Watch
Smart and stylish, the Grayson Maple and Leather Watch from YouWood makes a fitting gift for groomsmen. Beautifully simple in its design, this watch is the perfect addition to your groomsmen’s daily wear, effortlessly complementing any type of outfit. Its maple wood face and worn-effect, caramel-brown leather band combine to make an elegant accessory that can be worn and loved every day. What’s more, all proceeds from the sale of Grayson watches go towards supporting orphaned children in Greece, so this is a gift that does good as well as look good.
The Grayson Maple and Leather Watch costs $50.
Oak bark keychain
Affordable and practical, yet still oozing character with its beautiful handcrafted details, the oak bark leather keychain is just the gift for a groomsman who’s notorious for losing his keys! Made using traditional techniques from the very special J & FJ Baker oak bark tanned leather, each keychain boasts unique colouration and markings that are sure to leave its new owner truly charmed. A traditional saddle stitch contributes to the rugged aesthetic, whilst a solid brass lobster swivel clip means it can easily attach to a belt loop or bag. A wonderful token of thanks for your groomsmen, each oak bark key chain represents a little bit of Devon heritage.
The oak bark keychain costs £17 and is delivered free in the UK. Choose from three colours: dark oak, London tan or black.