It can be tricky to drum up best man gift ideas that properly convey your gratitude. After all, your best man has played a huge role in your big day up to this point—he probably planned your bachelor party, helped you pick out your attire, listened to your wedding planning recaps, and will be there on your wedding day to support you and calm your nerves before you head to the altar. Now it's your turn to show your thanks for everything he's done by surprising him with something thoughtful on the wedding day. If you're having trouble thinking of the perfect gift for your best friend or brother, we can help. Our advice: Choose a gift that pays homage to something he already loves (this tip goes for groomsmen gift ideas too). Below, we're sharing a slew of creative and personalized gift ideas to do just that. Whether he's an outdoorsman, a grill master, a drink connoisseur, a plant papa, a tinkerer, or a fantastic mix of them all, there's something he'll treasure.
A Gift Box of Craft Cocktails
This handsome trio of rye whiskey cocktails is ideal for the man who enjoys a good drink. Your best man will love the Manhattan-inspired Artisan with hits of bitters, vanilla liqueur, and Italian cordial. For something a bit sweeter, there's the Huntington Peach, replete with peach liqueur and French orange cordial. And finally, the "dessert in a bottle," the King Kong with rye, vanilla, and banana liqueur.
Artisan Craft Cocktails trio gift box, $50, Artisan Craft Cocktails
Monogrammed Dopp Kit
For the best man who likes to travel in style, try this handsome leather dopp kit. These zipper toiletry bags come in a range of sizes and colors, from a rich dark brown to a stunning merlot. Make it his by filling it with some of his favorite travel essentials—and add a monogram, of course.
CKR Leather personalized groomsmen leather dopp kit, from $55, Etsy
Hand-Blown Beer Glass Set
Sure, your best man might already have pint glasses or tumblers at home. But are they hand-blown glass? Do they feature a raised topographic impression of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park? We didn't think so. This best man gift idea is perfect for the outdoorsy guy who's always planning his next adventure.
Whiskey Peaks half dome beer glass set, $30 for 2, Huckberry
A Hotel-Quality Robe
If we've learned anything from spending more time at home, it's that there's nothing more luxurious than lazing around in a plush robe. Made with 100% organic cotton, this fluffy option is absorbent enough to dry off after a shower and comfortable enough that your best man will want to wear it all day long.
Boll & Branch men's plush robe, $128, Boll & Branch
Monthly Coffee Gift Box Set
This is the caffeinated gift that keeps on giving, with three-month, six-month, or 12-month subscription options. He won't find this coffee at his local cafe—these single-origin beans are roasted to order and delivered on his schedule. What's more: The decorative bags are beautiful and include handy descriptions about the beans of the month.
Atlas Coffee Club monthly coffee subscription, from $60, Atlas Coffee Club
Cozy Suede Slippers
These faux shearling slippers make for an affordable yet luxurious best man gift (and wouldn't make a bad groomsmen gift either, especially for a winter wedding). We love the cozy lining, multiple color options, and hard sole so he can wear the slippers as slides or shoes if he's up and about.
Minnetonka 'Casey' slipper, $50, Nordstrom
Reusable Whiskey Stones
If he already has enough whiskey glasses, amp up his cocktail hour with whiskey stones. Made from dark granulite rock, these little cubes will keep your best man's whiskey cold, but not watered down. Simply give them a wash, pop them in the freezer, and they're ready to go next time he's in the mood for a cold one.
Lithologie gabbro whiskey stones with tray, $45, Huckberry
Fresh Countertop Herbs
If your best man has a green thumb and loves to cook, give him the unique gift of fresh herbs all year round with this indoor garden. With automated lights, nutrients, and watering settings, this smart garden will bring him joy long after your wedding day.
Click & Grow smart garden 3, $100, Click & Grow
A Whiskey Glass With an Edge
Whiskey glasses are a classic best man gift idea, but this one offers a touch of innovation. Simply freeze the glass and an ice wedge will form, which will keep his drink nice and cold without watering it down. Plus, it just looks cool.
Corkcicle whiskey wedge glass, $25, Corkcicle
The Ultimate Multi-Tool
With 16 functions, the Geekey is the perfect gift for the best man who loves to tinker and tackle DIY projects. This stainless steel keychain can turn screws, bend wires to mend a bike spoke, open bottles and cans on the go—it even has a smoking bowl if he's into that sort of thing.
Carve Design multi-tool keychain, $23, The Grommet
A Catchall Phone Charger
For the best man who keeps a tidy desk or entryway, we love this leather accessory tray that doubles as a wireless charger. It can hold his wallet, keys, and a few pens in one place, all while keeping his phone battery topped up. For an extra-special addition, add his monogram: The gold lettering looks especially nice on the cortado and saddle colors.
Courant 3 classics wirelesses charging and accessory tray, $175, Courant
Personalized Money Clip
Money clips are a classic best man gift, but this one from Etsy offers extra style and substance. We love the copper finish, and the maker can stamp on a monogram for a personalized finish.
Woobie Beans personalized copper money clip, from $30, Etsy
Customized Cuff Links
If your best man has a lot of other weddings or formal functions coming up, treat him to personalized cuff links showcasing his initials. These accessories are made from actual typewriter keys, giving them a unique retro feel—they'll immediately stand out from the other cuff links in his collection.
Tokens & Icons letter and initial cuff links, $128, Cufflinks.com
These national park–inspired candles are an excellent best man gift idea for someone who appreciates aromatherapy. There are 10 different scents, each named after a national park, but the Zion candle with desert lavender, sage, and dried herbs sounds particularly soothing. And once the 80 hours of burn time are finished, the recyclable tin can be used as a pencil cup or planter.
Good + Well Supply Co. Zion National Park candle, $38, Huckberry
Professional-Grade Cocktail Gift Set
If his home bar is already stocked, elevate his mixing experience with this stainless steel cocktail kit. The gleaming Boston shaker, two-ounce jigger, and hawthorn strainer are fantastic essentials, but our favorite piece is the black walnut muddler for extra minty mojitos (and anything else he wants to smash).
Fortessa Tableware Solutions crafthouse stainless steel cocktail set, $120, Food52
Stylish Weekender Bag
For the best man who's always on the go, this is a great gift idea. He can finally retire his old duffel bag and upgrade to this handsome waxed number from Barbour. The perfect weekender, it'll hold everything he needs for a quick getaway—and look very good in the process.
Barbour essential wax holdall bag, $240, Backcountry
A Chef-Approved Apron
Chances are your best man doesn't have an apron, but that doesn't mean he doesn't need one. This washable cotton apron, beloved by Michelin-starred chefs, will keep his clothes tidy and make him feel like a pro no matter what he's cooking.
Hedley & Bennett essential apron in Midnight Blue, $85, Hedley & Bennett
Durable French Cookware
If all of your best man's cookware is nonstick, it's time to show him the way of carbon steel, which will completely upgrade his kitchen creations. This pan is lightweight, it heats quickly and evenly, and it's oven-safe up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit (yes, really).
Made In blue carbon steel frying pan, $69, Huckberry
An Indestructible Cooler
This Yeti hard cooler is based on the acclaimed original with some upgrades. It's tall enough for bottles of wine and slim enough to slip in the back seat of your best man's car for that next road trip with the guys.
YETI The Roadie® 24 hard cooler, $200, YETI
The Hottest Hot Sauce
How do you make hot sauce even hotter? Add truffles. This gift box of sauces offers a mix of heat levels and flavors. They're also vegan and gluten-free for the best man who has dietary restrictions.
TRUFF variety pack, $70 per box, TRUFF
Gourmet Knife Set
While you may have received nice knives as a wedding gift, it's not a guarantee that your best man can say the same. This essential set of knives is a generous best man gift idea for at-home chefs. It includes a razor-sharp chef's knife, a bread knife that'll actually cut through crusty loaves, and a paring knife for smaller jobs.
Misen essentials knife set, from $180 for 3, Misen
A Practical, Stylish Keychain
What makes this budget-friendly keychain so special? It's also a bottle opener. Choose from 15 different colors and finish it off with your best man's monogram so everyone knows it's his.
Ophis Leather leather bottle opener custom keychain, $13, Etsy
A Timeless Glass Decanter
Hello, Don Draper vibes. This elegant whiskey decanter is something your best man will have forever. The pure crystal decanter is mouth-blown and then hand-cut in a diamond pattern.
Richard Brendon diamond cut crystal decanter, $408, Food52
So maybe meat isn't a traditional keepsake, but if your best man loves to cook, the best gift is one he can slap on the grill. This gift set comes with six beautifully marbled wagyu fillets and Jacobsen black pepper infused salt.
Snake River Farms first class filets pack, $375 for 6, Huckberry
The Coolest Cooler Bag
Whether he's heading to the campgrounds or a cookout, he'll love toting around this insulated beer sling, which can hold up to five of his favorite canned craft beers (why not include a pack as part of the gift?). There's also a koozie attached for whenever he needs to take a swig.
Burton beeracuda cooler bag, $25, Backcountry
Sleek Pocket Knife
Designed by aerospace engineers, this pocket knife might just be the coolest one we've ever seen. Made from titanium and low-friction bronze, the smooth finish won't tear up his pocket. Plus, there's a knife for both lefties and righties, something your lefty best man will absolutely appreciate.
Aerocrafted sideslip titanium utility knife, $98, Huckberry