Affiliate Disclaimer NewPersonalized Beer Cooler from Etsy seller HeritageWedding
Personalized Beer Cooler, $30 from Etsy seller HeritageWedding

Gifting is hard. Gifting on a budget is really hard.

Especially when it’s for your favorite dudes. You want to get your groomsmen something awesome, yet thoughtful — but holy crap everything always seems so expensive. While it would be nice to be able to get them all big screen TVs or spring for a dudes’ trip to Vegas, that’s just not always something your bank account can muster. Have no fear, fellas! Even under a tight budget, you can find a wide variety of gift items that are perfect for groomsmen, whether they’re techies, foodies or just love lookin’ good. Here’s our list of gift ideas for your best buds so you can show ’em you love ’em without breaking the bank!
Personalized Pocket Square by Etsy seller DVKzKrafts

Personalized Pocket Square, $10 from Etsy seller DVKzKrafts

Engraved Cuff Bracelet by Etsy seller Braceletshomme

Engraved Cuff Bracelet, $39.95 from Etsy seller Braceletshomme
Tie Bar Set from The Tie Bar

Tie Bar Set, $45 from The Tie Bar

Cigar Box Shave Kit from Etsy seller OrangeFuzz

Cigar Box Shave Kit with Beer Shaving Soap, $48 from Etsy seller OrangeFuzz

Monogrammed Wallet from J. Crew

Monogrammed Wallet, $45 from J. Crew

iPhone Projector from urbann outfitters

Smartphone Projector, $30 from Urban Outfitters

There you have it, our list of gift ideas for the groom on a budget. You can share your gift ideas with us on Instagram or in the comments below!

  • 10/20

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewOk, guys, I’m giving this column a go until I get one of you worthy darlings to step in for me (plz, do that. Email info@brokeassbride.com with #CAIGOI as the subject to apply. Details can be found here)! Until then, I’m scooting into the fashionista seat to see how I fare at finding you baller-ass Get Over It gowns. First up: Reader Sarah commented on this post asking:

    Am loving the style 16-03 from Berta’s 2016 collection! Would love if it’s below 2.5k … Could you help please!

    I gotchu, boo. Because all of the details of this regal gown together would add up to one hefty price tag, I’m going to include some body-skimming gowns, some killer lace detailing and some stunning low backs. Let’s see how I do, shall we?

    Can't Afford It

    Berta 16-03

    Berta Bridal 16-03, retails at ~$10,000

    Get Over It

    Blossom Gown by Etsy seller BridalSampleCloset

    Blossom gown, $825 from Etsy seller BridalSampleCloset

    Badgley Mischka Open Back Gown from ShopBop

    Badgely Mishka Open Back Gown, $695 at ShopBop

    Barthelemy Gown at Revolve

    Barthelemy Gown, $789 at Revolve

    Etsy LaceMarry Sexy open back wedding dress

    Sexy Open Back Lace Wedding Dress, $314 from Etsy seller LaceMarry

    Etsy WearYourLovexo Fiona Dress

    Fiona Dress, $1440 from Esty seller WearYourLoveXO

    Etsy LaceBridal Spaghetti Strap Wedding Dress

    Spaghetti Strap Wedding Dress, $458 from Etsy seller LaceBridal

    Katie May Monaco Gown from ShopBop

    Katie May Monaco Gown, $$1950 at ShopBop

    Revolve Mariella Stone Cold Fox

    Mariella Gown by Stone Cold Fox, $620 from Revolve

    Etsy LaceMarry Extraordinary Asymmetric Illusion Gown

    Asymmetric Illusion Neckline Gown, $364 from Etsy seller LaceMarry

    Katie May Charleston Dress from Shopbop

    Katie May Charleston Dress, $1650 from ShopBop

    And with all the money you’ll save with these gowns, you can totally afford a cape:

    BHLDN Sonora Cape

    Sonora Capelet, $170 from BHLDNEtsy VannaBridal Cape

    Bridal Cape, $35 from VannaBridal

    Etsy LoveSparklePretty Farrah Capelet

    Farrah Capelet, $220 from Etsy seller LoveSparklePretty

    Etsy LennyUzan Bridal Cape

    Tulle Cape, $65 from Etsy seller LennyUzanEtsy JuniperandGrace Kate wedding cape

    Kate Capelet, $55.02 from Etsy seller JuniperandGrace

    Well, Sarah, how’d I do? That Berta gown is seriously one of a kind, but with a little ingenuity and the right pieces, you can easily put together a similar look for wayyyy under budget!

    Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below! Please remember to include the budget you’re working with so we can find you the best alternative for you. Please be aware, though, that because you guys love this column so much, we can often build up quite the queue and it may be a while before we can get to your dream dress. Rest assured, though, Team Broke-Ass is on the case!

    *As always, please do your own research before buying a gown online. Team Broke-Ass is here to provide you with inspiration and resources, but it is up to the consumer to know what they’re purchasing.

  • 10/19

    Real Bride Danielle Engagement Photo1

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    Real Bride Ciji's Paperless Post Save the Date announcement

    Some ladies dream of the perfect wedding dress, others dream of the Prince(ess) Charming that will meet them at the end of the aisle and many dream of the minute that they will say "I do." Before I joined the sorority of engaged ladies, I too dreamed of the above but the most pressing dream and the images that keep me up at night are the…

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    Cash Wallet by BlackArrowStudio

    Cash Wallet, $56 by Etsy seller BlackArrowStudio I've been wracking my brain to come up with some truly epic wedding advice for you, BABs. This being my last advice post for The Broke-Ass Bride for the moment, I'm feeling some (self-imposed) pressure to get it right! 😉 I hope you enjoy it, and remember that you can always reply in the comments or email BAB directly…

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  • 10/13

    Julie Vino Jessica Style 706

    Reader Elizabeth NEEDS our help finding a Julie Vino look-alike that's a little less wedding gown and a little more evening attire. She writes: "I NEED to find a Julie Vino dress that I can afford, preferably under $1,000. I want the Jessica dress, style #706, from the 2014 Spring collection. I need something that doesn't look like a wedding gown but an evening gown…

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    So we did it! We're officially married! We had a beautiful, although a bit chilly, day in Vermont, but it didn't rain or snow, so I'll take it! It's been almost two weeks now, and I've had some time to reflect on the experience. Here's some advice for the brides-in-planning out there. Photo courtesy of Joel Boucher of Boucher Visuals People always say it goes…

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    Hello everyone! My name is Holly, and I am a Broke-Ass Bride. I guess it's important that before we get going on the creativeness and the snarkiness, you get to know the woman behind it. I'm in my late 20s, I'm a graduate student and I live in a large city in Canada with my fiance and my our dog. I love cooking, baking, yoga,…

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  • 10/7

    Etsy MyScrapbookDesigns Myrtle Beach Overlay

    Scrapbook overlay available from Etsy seller MyScrapbookDesigns Hello, beach babes. This post is all about one of the most temperate beaches in the U.S., Myrtle Beach. It’s a great honeymoon destination because of all the amusements, parks, entertainment and dreamy sunsets. It’s also a great place for the low-cost honeymoon, since there are so many things to do under a tight budget. Alright, fellas. You’ve…

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