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Like bridesmaid gifts, gifts for groomsmen or ushers and the best man are usually last on a very long list of to-do's for the future bride and groom. Even though it's usually last minute, you want to give something that expresses your gratitude for their friendship and moral support.

But where do you start looking for great groomsmen or best man gifts?

Surf online, and all you're likely to find are the usual Swiss army knives, whiskey flasks or, worse yet, personalized cuff links. Try thinking outside the box and you'll soon discover the secret to the best groomsmen gifts. That is, search for generally great guy gifts or something you know each of them will like.

You'll soon discover your chances getting better and better for finding just the right token of appreciation for your favorite groomsmen — and ones that don't necessarily have to be wedding-themed:

Beer tankards - These have become increasingly popular as an answer to the old-fashioned whiskey flask and are usually available in pewter, ceramic or crystal. Make it personal by having them engraved with each groomsmen's names or initials.

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Groomsmen gift baskets - Not the usual hearts-and-flowers kind, but think about a small duffel bag filled with things that they may individually appreciate - like electronic gadgets for the computer geek; micro-brewery samples for the beer aficionado; snacks for the junk food junkie; or a collection of great action movies for the film buff.

Barbecue kits - Even if some guys don't aspire to become gourmet chefs, the outdoor barbecue grill is often as much their domain as the remote control! Feed their favorite backyard hobby with barbecue gift kits that usually include tongs, spatulas, knives, sauces and marinades, and other outdoor cooking paraphernalia. Look online for groomsmen gift shops that will provide special packaging and add customized initials on request.

A night out - While the best man and groomsmen traditionally foot the bill for the bachelor party, the groom can return the favor by treating all his groomsmen to a night on the town, even if it's their favorite bowling alley or sports bar.

Day tripper - Make it a fishing charter, a day at the races, tickets to a sporting event, or private paintball session, or think about other activities the whole group might enjoy that will provide lots of laughs and memorable photo ops.

More tips & advice about groomsmen and best man gifts around the Web:

7 Can't-Miss Groomsmen Gift ideas - Check out a great list of great ideas from the wedding experts at

20 Classic and Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas - Here's another great list of gift suggestions they'll long remember, with related shopping resources.

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