Shopping for gifts for your bridesmaids is usually one of the more fun, stress-free (we hope!) tasks on your pre-wedding to-do list. And while we have plenty of ideas to inspire you, we think it’s safe to say that your groom is the one who is likely in need of our gift-giving suggestions.
With that being said, we’ve compiled some of our favorite local gift ideas and a few places where you’re hubby-to-be is sure to find some stylish mementos for his guys. Whether you pass this list along to him, or do the shopping yourself, is completely up to you.
Henry A. Davidsen
Where: 1701 Spruce Street, Rittenhouse
What: Brian Lipstein’s Rittenhouse boutique may be known for outfitting Philly guys in the sleekest of custom menswear, but it’s the showroom’s vast array of colorful accessories that really catches our eye. Want your hubby’s groomsmen to be the best dressed in town? Pick up a few bold pocket squares, cufflinks, or even a nice watch to thank the men that’ll stand by your side on the Big Day.
Holt’s Cigar Company
Where: 1522 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse
What: Philadelphia’s oldest cigar shop—whose owners opened the city’s only indoor smoking lounge, Ashton Cigar Bar, just last year—makes choosing gifts for the men in your life (whether they’re smokers or not) a breeze. Holt’s is stocked with quite an extensive selection of cigars, plus a variety of sampler boxes that are perfect for gifting. You’ll even find flasks, bottle openers, and other accessories to give the guys too.
Where: Shop online through the Rotocaps website or her Etsy site.
What: In search of a unique gift that’s both functional and personal? Look no further than local artist Jen Roder’s beer bottle cuff links. At $40 a pop, Roder will turn each of the groomsmen’s favorite brew into a pair of cuff links he can wear long after the wedding.
Where: 241 Race Street, Old City
What: There’s no shortage of fantastic gifts at this Old City boutique, and the men’s section is not to be missed. From engraved Swiss Army knives to personalized slate coasters and festive cocktail shakers, you can’t go wrong with a quick shopping trip to Scarlett Alley.
Philadelphia Sports Tickets
We’ll take it upon ourselves to assume that both your groom and his guys are pretty sports-obsessed and would absolutely love a pair of tickets to see any of the teams that call Philly home. Whether you opt for a private suite, or just a great set of seats, there’s no better way to treat your best men. Whether your party is a fan of the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, or 76ers, each team has different options for premium seating and VIP packages (the Phillies even have Power tickets that come with a $12 concession and merchandise credit).
For more of our local bridal guides, go here.