Bachelor parties aren’t always about debauchery. The modern groom-to-be often opts for a fun guy activity like a poker night, hunting trip or trip to a sporting event instead of the usual booze crazed bar hopping. If you are looking for some great bachelor party gifts that are tasteful and useful, here are five that any groom-to-be will love.
Craft Beer Sampler and Accessories
Men love beer. If the groom-to-be is a craft beer enthusiast, a great bachelor party gift would be a sampler of unique or hard to find brews. How about a selection of his favorite craft beers? You can visit specialty liquor stores or even local microbreweries for a great selection of brews. Don’t just limit your bachelor party gift to the beer though. Include accessories such as a pilsner glass, mug, flask or cooler. Another great beer related bachelor party gift would be a home brewing kit.
Some of the best bachelor party gifts aren’t things, but experiences. The sports enthusiast would love tickets to his favorite sporting event. Think outside the box and gift the future groom with a skydiving trip, archaeology dig, hot air balloon ride, extreme sports experience, NASCAR driving experience, Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp or survival trip. Grown Up Camps is a great resource for locating adult fantasy camps across the U.S.
If the groom-to-be on your shopping list is a poker fanatic, hold a World Series of Poker style poker night for his bachelor party. Set up an official poker table, break out the deluxe set of poker chips and use cards from the future groom’s favorite casino. You could even have someone dress the part of a Vegas style dealer. Bring Sin City to the future groom’s neck of the woods. Have some great food on hand as well and a full bar. Not only will everyone have a great time, but at the end of the night your bachelor party gift to the groom-to-be could be all the fabulous poker equipment.
Outdoor Bachelor Party Gifts
The key to giving tasteful bachelor party gifts is to think carefully about the future groom’s interest and hobbies. Does he live for outdoor grilling season? Why not go in with a group of guys on a great new grill. Grilling items are hot bachelor party gifts right now. Of course, you could give him a grill, but also consider items such as motorized grill brushes, grilling tools, spices or grill accessories. How about enrolling the groom-to-be in a steak of the month club or getting him an outdoor TV, hammock or wireless outdoor speakers?
Men love gadgets. Gadgets are great, and oftentimes relatively inexpensive, bachelor party gifts. Not sure of which gadgets would make a good bachelor party gift? How about a talking remote grill thermometer, wireless sportscaster or a Nyko Wand? What about a CarMD that reads engine codes and helps diagnose car problems? Digital Trends has a good listing of some of the best gadgets for men. Ask Men has a helpful list of the 20 gadgets that men want. My personal favorite is the Keychain Alcohol Detector.