“It’s not as great a day for the bride as she thinks. She’s not marrying the best man.” Anonymous
Weddings are a special, once-in-a-lifetime event. That statement is true not only for the bride and groom but also for everybody who was lucky enough to receive an invitation to be a part of the wedding party. Being included in somebody’s wedding party is a statement of your importance in the life of that person. For most people, the members of their wedding party are chosen with care. That’s why choosing the right groomsman gift for your best man is so important. This man is the rock in your life. The buddy or brother you can always turn to.
Cuff links are both a traditional and an ideal gift for a best man. But you want to give your best man a gift that will truly show the thought that you put into it and the care that you have for your best man. How do you choose from the many options that you could select? We’ve narrowed it down to a simple three-step process of elimination.
Firstly, Identify Your Best Man’s Personality
Buttoned-up and straight laced? The crazy guy at the party? Too stylish for his own good? Taking a moment to think about what type of style your best man embraces can help to narrow down the selection. If he’s a little on the wild and crazy side, consider novelty cuff links that he can wear the next time he’s out monkeying around. For a more straight laced personality type, stick to classic cuff link sets. Finally, if your best-man looks like he just stepped off the cover of GQ, honor is sense of style with a more modern design.
Is There Something Nostalgic Between the Two of You?
Your wedding is an emotional day, so focus on the things you treasure in the form of your best man gift, too. Did the two of you play a sport together? Select cuff links with a sports theme that brings the memory to mind every time he looks at them. Are you high school or college buddies who love your alma mater? Look for colored cuff links in your school tradition colors. Have a photo that’s entirely emblematic of your relationship? Choose photo locket cuff links and have the picture inserted. Remember, your wedding day celebrates relationships. That includes your relationship with your best man.
Colors or Neutrals? The Last Question.
The final question that you need to ask yourself is whether you want to purchase color cuff links or something in a more neutral shade. Of course, this should be partially driven by your recipient’s personality and style. But chances are that your best man will also be wearing these cuff links at your wedding. You also want to choose something that you (and more importantly the bride) will appreciate. Narrow your selection down by simply choosing whether you want a colorful accent or a neutral one.
You want to give a best man cuff link gift that he’ll use for the rest of his life and remember the important day that he shared with you, so put some thought into it! If all else fails, ask your bride-to-be! Chances are, she’s got a great beat on style.
We’ve curated our top picks for ideal best man cuff links. See them here!