As a general rule, there is no obligation on anyone to give presents at a bachelor party. The real gift to the groom is the actual party itself which is measured by the good time he is actually having with his best man, his groomsmen, and his closest friends just before he gets married.
The giving of these bachelor party gifts actually evolved from the practice of the groom’s friends of giving these gifts as added entertainment to the party. These are gifts (now also called gag gifts) that are all naughty at best, with the obvious intention to bring out laughs from everyone.
These bachelor gifts, of course, don’t just end with those old familiar devices and other knickknacks with sexual connotations. Through the years, well-meaning friends of grooms everywhere have discovered many other alternative bachelor party gifts. The following are some of the more popular ones.
Most men simply love gadgets, especially those handy devices one keeps around for use in repairs and puttering around the house. These include bottle openers, coffee or beer mugs, shave sets, fishing gears, bar accessories, sports equipment, and others. Some give away T-shirts with personalized messages on them, mostly funny. These gadgets are also mostly inexpensive just like the T-shirts that can last for some time.
If you want something trendy, you might choose to give a wireless speaker set, a remote grill thermometers and the like. There are several online companies with lists of these unique gadgets although some of them can be somewhat expensive.
Some creative guys give gifts that last longer than the party – certificates to a local beer microbrewery for a time period for grooms who are beer lovers. These days, bachelor party gifts can be anything you can think of (and afford) to give away.
Thrills and adventures
Other people think the best gifts are not material things but those that fill the senses. If your groom is a sports enthusiast, he would love having tickets to his favorite sports.
Some may even have the taste for those extreme varieties – skydiving, hot air balloon trips, bungee jumps, formula car races and others. One unique idea among the many bachelor party gifts you can think of makes arrangements to have your groom attend or maybe even participate (if they are safe enough) in these events. The special experience is sure to last for a long time.
For poker enthusiasts, a full-on poker event for your groom’s party is sure to bring in a memorable night. This should include everything like an official poker table, poker chips, and cards from the groom’s favorite casino. Needless to say, this includes great food and drinks, and probably card dealers and food-and-drinks servers. Aside from the usual gag gifts, these other bachelor party gifts can be fun.