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Gift Ideas for the Groom

October 17, 2017
Words by Kyra Goodman
Photos courtesy of Swanky Badger

Looking for the perfect gift for any groom or groomsmen? Swanky Badger creates stylish, personalized gifts for men that carry true meaning and heart, making for a truly special moment between the gifter and recipient. There’s no better way to say “thank you” than a heartfelt gift!

Mark Hanratty started Swanky Badger right after his wedding in 2014 because he had trouble finding thoughtfully designed, personalized gifts for his groomsmen. Hanratty, who was born and raised in Ireland, bought personalized cigar boxes online to thank his friends for flying 5,000 miles to be in his wedding. Bu,t he was seriously disappointed with the quality when they arrived. When he tried to return them, he had a bad experience with the storeowner, which gave him an idea. He thought, “What would happen if I could create some beautifully designed products, treat customers really nicely, and sell gifts that I knew people would be proud to give to their nearest and dearest?” And Swanky Badger was born. Hanratty has gone on to grow Swanky Badger into a go-to place for manly and meaningful personalized gifts.

Some Swanky Badger products include: Whiskey Decanters, Whiskey Glasses, Leather Wallets, Phone Cases (vegan leather), Wooden and Classic Watches, Pocket Watches, Cigar Boxes and Flasks. Products range from $23-80. “We take great pride in every order we ship out because we know it is going to be part of a special moment between two people. And really, life is about those moments,” says Hanratty. The company’s gifts were even included in Julianne Hough’s wedding and highlighted in People Magazine.

Having trouble deciding with so many great options? For Groomsmen, the three most popular items are:

1) Personalized Whiskey Decanters – Swanky Badger offers six different personalization options, with something to match every style of wedding. There are a range of choices which involve adding a personal message engraved on the back of the decanter or adding matching whiskey glasses. These decanters start at $44.99. 

2) Personalized Wooden Watches – These have become extremely popular the last 12 months. Swanky Badger has two types of wood to choose from, Bamboo and Sandalwood. On the backs of the watches, grooms will have their groomsmen’s initials, wedding role and the date of the wedding engraved, for a great gift they can wear every day. These are $69.99.

3) Personalized Cigar Boxes – Very multi-functional. Grooms can fill these with other items of ours such as wallets, pocket-knives, watches or hip flasks, as well as other items related to his wedding such as bow-ties, pocket-squares cigars, cuff-links, etc. Just like the decanters, we offer multiple designs to match every type of wedding. Priced at $29.99.

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