Nearly 40% of all weddings take place in between May and August, which means it’s time to get your tuxedo dry-cleaned because you’re probably headed to a wedding in the next few weeks.
If you’re the one getting married, chances are you’ve had to put one of your brothers or buddies up to the task of being a groomsmen. It’s safe to say they’d much rather be out hunting or watching a basketball game than getting fit for a tux or going to rehearsals.
That’s why it’s always nice to thank them with a gift. Whereas the traditional gift is a fancy pocket watch or expensive cufflinks, these items will just collect dust over the years because they’re either too expensive to use or the opportunity to use them never comes up again.
That’s why you should steer clear of those gifts and get your groomsmen pocket knives. Here’s why.
Pocket knives can be personalized
One of the top reasons people get their friends flasks is that you can easily have them engraved with a saying. Fortunately, you can do the same exact thing to pocket knives. Many companies give you the opportunity to personalize your pocket knives by adding an inscription on the blade. We have personalized knives for groomsmen where you can put a meaningful name or phrase.
Knives are actually functional on a day-to-day basis
When was the last time you went a day without using a knife? Whether you’re cutting up an apple or opening a box, a pocket knife has hundreds of daily uses that make it completely functional. Unlike a flask, which will likely start collecting dust as soon as you give it, a pocket knife can easily be clipped to a belt and used every day.
You can match a pocket knife to a personality
The fact that there are thousands of different pocket knives on the market means you can get the exact knives to match your groomsmen’s personalities. Is your friend a hunter? Get him the Buck 110 Hunter. Is your brother a fan of the classic look? Get him a Schrade Old Timer. Is your best man a lover of art? Try a Damascus pocket knife. The possibilities are endless.
The pocket knife is a rite of passage
This reason gets a little more abstract, but it’s equally as important. For millennia (and arguably much longer), the pocket knife has been an important symbol throughout the many stages of life from birth to death. That’s why it’s so apt to give as a thank you to those who support you during a marriage. The history behind the knife stretches back and will remain priceless.
The final reason may be the most compelling: pocket knives are simply cool. You could go the old-fashioned way and get a nice tie clip, but few things match the cool factor like a good-looking pocket knife. If you don’t want your groomsmen giving you forced smiles when you give them their gift, get them a pocket knife.