Broke-Ass Category: The Groom

12/16

Affiliate Disclaimer NewIt’s that time of year again! Gift guides are back! From now until the holidays, we’ll be rounding up some of our favorite gift ideas, mostly in broke-ass budget range (but with one or two splurges thrown in). Whether you’re shopping for your best gal, your favorite dude, your family or yourself, you’re going to find some stellar ideas for everyone on your shopping list. This week Ryan’s bringing you a little something for the guys.

‘Tis the season for list-making and gift-giving. We’re dashing through our lists with some of our top favorites of the year. Stumped on what to add to your list? Check out this Ultimate Gentleman’s Gift Guide for some serious inspirations.

The Broke-Ass Bride's 2016 Gift Guide The Ultimate Gentleman

Top row, left to right:

Drink up, in a delightfully macabre way.
Skull Decanter, $33.08 from Etsy seller JayEngrave

Pineapples are still having a moment.
Pineapple Jam Pocket Square, $15 from The Tie Bar

Art + Science = Perfect home decor.
Atmosphere Print by We Are Brainstorm, $45 from Upstate MN

Middle row, l to r:

It’s a knife! It’s a corkscrew! It’s a lifesaver for all situations!
No. 10 Knife and Corkscrew by Opinel, $32 from Upstate MN

There’s no better way to start your day with a classy AF cup of French Press coffee.
White Ceramic French Press, $75 from J. Crew

Bottom row, l to r:

A burgundy tie for each holiday party!
Basic Burgundy Gift Set, $39 from The Tie Bar

For the artiste, the doodling game just leveled up with a 3D doodler.
3D Doodler, $69.99 from Michaels

For the music lover and collector of vinyl who has a knack for tech.
EP-33 Bluetooth Turntable with Speakers, $169 from Urban Outfitters

Anything you think we need to our lists this year? Let us know in the comments below or on Instagram @thebrokeassbride.

  • 11/18

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewVintage Midnight Blue Tuxedo from Etsy seller StyleStash
    Go vintage! Check out this 50s midnight blue tuxedo from Etsy seller StyleStash ($275)

    Fellas, let’s talk tuxedos. Being a groom is probably one of the few times in our lives that wearing a tux is appropriate. Some of you may want to take a little advice from Jay Gatsby and suit up for this magical occasion. And guess what? You don’t have to look all extra-formal and stuffy while you do it. Here are a few non-traditional ways we’ve found to sport a slick tuxedo for the big day.
    Combatant Gentleman Navy Tux
    Navy is a fun and easy way to do a formal look that’s just a little different. This one from Combatant Gentlemen also comes in heather gray and is only $200!
    J Crew Chambray Tuxedo
    Ditch the plain ole white button up for a seasonal pattern to mix it up. (IN LOVE with this Chambray Tux, btw.) J. Crew, $525.
    Etsy Banded Collar Bib Tux Shirt
    Here’s a neat idea: A banded collar bib tux shirt — no tie necessary! It still looks great even without the jacket. Etsy seller SixStarUniforms, $18.95 & Up.
    Tuxedo T-Shirt from Etsy seller YouHadMeAtInk
    Sorry, you guys. I couldn’t help myself. It is a fun groom’s gift though. Etsy seller YouHadMeAtInk, $16
    Men's Warehouse Gray Tuxedo
    The best thing about this color and style is that you could use these pieces separately for any occasion. Men’s Wearhouse, $695.
    Burgundy Tuxedo
    Way into this color for a tuxedo, it’s really unexpected. The vest is a great way to make it polished even without the jacket. Amazon, $109.97.

    How do you feel about tuxedos? Have you found some cool ways to wear one? Share with us using #brokeassbride on Instagram.

  • 11/4

    Steampunk Notepad

    Steampunk Notepad, $13.50 from Etsy seller OldWaysFussNFeathers Hey dudes, do you remember way back when people used to have giant desks and write letters to each other all day? Major #fbf, I know. There are some of us out there that still practice this ancient art form, believe it or not. Though there's the ease of sending an email or setting up a Facebook invite,…

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    10/21

    Personalized Pocket Square

    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…

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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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  • 9/23

    TheTieBarAccessories

    Dudes, let’s face it. When it comes to saving money for your wedding, every single penny counts. One of the easiest ways to trim down your budget is to cut down the costs of small things, like fashion accessories. Our friends over at The Tie Bar have an immense assortment of pieces for guys, in a wide range of options. Here’s a list of items…

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    9/9

    Nordstrom Classic Cashmere Sport Coat

    Classic Cashmere Sport Coat, $348.98 from Nordstrom “To achieve the nonchalance, which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match.” – Hardy Amies, Fashion Designer Patterns can be a tricky style element—do it wrong and you might end up looking like a character from Alice in Wonderland. There are some pretty simple rules regarding patterns, and how to mix them,…

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    8/12

    Mens Whiskey Barrel Wood Wedding Band

    Hey there, dudes! It’s time to talk about rings. We've covered the baubles for the ladies, and now it's time to focus on you. I won’t go into a long diatribe about their significance, the symbolism of eternal love and blah, blah, blah. Instead, I’ve done a bit of shopping and I’m gonna share the loot I’ve found. The list is separated into three categories:…

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  • 1/29

    Real Wedding- Penelope & Mikiya's Charmingly Creative Campground Commitment

    Credit: Emily Takes Photos Alright grooms, I'm gonna give you a quick and dirty lesson about your shirting. Don't worry — it's not gonna be that brutal. However, before we get into styling, it's important to note a few key things when the shopping for the right shirt, especially when it comes to a wedding. And while it may seem that shirts can run on the…

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