Unexpected Groomsmen Gift Ideas for the Sporty Types

My husband is the ultimate sports fan. At our wedding, the groom’s cake was a helmet in the colors of his favorite college team. At our reception–his mother danced to the fight song!

I’m not so much of a sports fan, honestly. But over the years, I have learned to purchase for the fans out there. There’s not a sport he doesn’t love. Some people lose their husbands to football season, some to basketball–we have a tradition for every sport in this house!!

At our wedding, we got matching jerseys from the best man, and my husband was thrilled! The bond of sports gifts cannot be denied. 

Since then, I’ve discovered a few awesome sports gifts online. It’s amazing what’s out there, and definitely doesn’t have to be your average sports reference–in fact, you can really get gifts for the sports fan in your wedding party that are classic, elegant, funny. . . the options are open!!

  1. Baseball Bat Pen

Personalized Game-Used Baseball Bat Pen, $69.99, EVERYTHINGBASEBALLCATALOG.COM.

This pen is a truly unique idea.  Each pen is actually made from a baseball bat that’s been used in actual baseball games! The actual games are unknown–and anywhere from junior to pro.

You can engrave it with the full name of your groomsmen (up to 12 letters), your team name, or even nicknames! 

Each pen is made from a baseball bat and gunmetal hardware with a standard Parker ballpoint refill. They are also hand-turned and finished and are excellent quality.

These come in a leather pen box which is also personalized (making it perfect for storage or display). You can write with these pens or just keep them held up for all to see the memory of your friend’s gift and this special day! It’s so unique for baseball lovers and has a wonderful history.  

It’s also eco-friendly, adding a great way to recycle baseball bats once they’ve been put out to pasture!

2. Beer Cap Map Soccer Ball

Personalized Beer Cap Map Soccer Ball, $64.39, GROOMSMENGIFTIDEAS.COM.

Super fun for any man cave, home bar–even basement–this beer cap map is made of real wood, thick, and is a fun piece of decoration as well as a game to play as you knock a few back!

This piece of wall art is a thick wood and can hold up to a lot, it’s easy to mount, and will be highly visible.

Each one holds 64 beer caps, and the personalization is directly painted/colored on the woods (no stickers!) It hangs from the wall, and lasts forever!

There’s a lot of room for personalization, so you can even add a sentiment or joke under the name! Don’t hold back.  These are available for almost any sport on the website, so you can give each groomsman one for his personal favorite.

3. Flask and Shot Set

Officially Licensed NFL Sparo Brown Personalized Flask and Shot Set, $49.99, HSN.COM.

This list would not be complete without the nod to the NFL! Here’s a very elegant set with a flask and shot glasses with your choice of NFL team logo and initials.

This comes in a decorative box, marked with your NFL team as well, and a nice flask is an easy way to stay warm while tailgating during those midwest games!!

If you have fans of different teams (I know, bite my tongue!!), you can order separate flasks, but chances are your whole crew’s going to want to support the same team, each with their own unique initials, of course.

It’s a great way to toast the team, enjoy the game or just show off on your desk!

4. Basketball Wall Art

Personalized Metal Basketball Wall Art, $26.00, ETSY.COM.

He shoots! he scores!

Don’t forget basketball. These are really classic, beautiful basketball signs that are made out of a masculine 14 gauge American made steel. 

They’re powder coated to help prevent rust and discoloration, for a long life on your wall. In fact, these come in a number of different colors and are a beautiful decoration for a man cave, but the subtle, artistic design makes them great even for a living room or den.

Each piece is available in a number of different colors (perhaps the color of your favorite NBA team?), and available in several sizes, up to 42” in diameter. 

Striking and beautiful, this decoration is highly personal and yet binds all of your groomsmen with a common decoration! Each guy can pass by this wall art and remember your special day.

There are two mounting holes at the top for proper display. Each item is handmade and features five-star reviews from over 1000 customers. 

No matter the sport – there are really a lot of awesome personalized sports gifts out there. Be creative! For a true sports fan, nothing makes them happier than seeing their team represented with their name hung proudly on the wall or sitting on their desk. It’s easier than you think to make that happen in a quick online shopping trip.

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