Groomsmen…they’re your closest pals, your second family and your biggest supporters and today you’ve chosen them to share arguably the most important and memorable day of your life: your wedding. From tuxedo rentals and costly games of golf, to a bachelor party and long, awkward speeches, you owe it to them to show just how grateful you are for their friendships.
We’ve reached out to our resident tech-guru, Maggie Wallace, to help you break a groom’s traditional gift giving. she’s come up with a few incredible ideas to gifting your groomsmen with one of the season’s hottest tech gadgets and/or accessories.
Headphones and Earbuds
You know these guys well, so you should have a good idea of their likes, dislikes and hobbies. When it comes to listening to music, over-ear vs. in-ear headphones provide different listening experiences, and each works best for specific activities.
1. For the active fellow in your group, Monster iSport wireless headphones are ideal. These trendy, over-ear headphones offer their owner that hip, chunky look, while resisting water and sweat—and they are machine washable too. They also come in a spunky, neon green color.
2. For the music connoisseur, these Bose Noise Canceling headphones are the perfect fit. With a crisp, controllable sound and the ability to cancel out exterior fuzz, these headphones are music-enhancing wonders. They are also available in several customized color palettes.
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3. For the guy who doesn’t like headphones, these critically celebrated, Bluetooth-enabled Phiaton Noise Cancelling headphones are the top of the line. These earbuds also include a sound canceling mic, perfect for paired use with a smartphone.
4. For the bad boy of the group who is always causing trouble, a pair of Skullcandy Merge earbuds or other rockin’ accessories are the way to go. T-Mobile offers these headphones with the fun, skull logo brazenly placed on each earbud. They work with almost any device.
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AlarmDock and iShower
Think outside the box and offer your groomsmen the gift of music, news or audiobooks….in the shower. The water-resistant iShower allows users to sync apps, music and videos via Bluetooth, for pristine shower-safe sound. Alternatively, start your buddy’s morning off right with the sleek and popular AlarmDock Halo 3. The ideal size for any beside table, the Halo 3 syncs directly with your iPhone or iPod to stream your favorite artists and playlists.
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Nike + Fuelband SE Silver
This wristband features new stainless steel detailing and advanced tracking technologies. Measure the intensity and efficiency of your workouts, compare them to your friends and gather helpful stats from your activities. Bluetooth capabilities allow you to sync your wristband directly with your favorite Nike sneakers, as well as your mobile device. As a bonus, you can sign your friends up for the free Nike App that lets you share your progress and workouts with the group. Lastly, the Nike Fuelband is available in three different sizes, offering a desired fit for each unique user.
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Olloclip Photo Lens
Enhance the quality of your groomsmen’s photography with the Olloclip, an adjustable photo lens made specifically for the iPhone. The 4-in-1 lens snaps directly into your mobile and offers four different perspectives: Fisheye, Wide-angle or one of two Macro lenses (10X or 15X). The best part? This cool little gadget fits perfectly in your jean or coat pocket. Just don’t complain when your pals’ images start flooding your social news feeds!
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But, of course, the best gift you can give everyone who attends your wedding reception is a fun-filled celebration that they’ll talk about for years to come. Request a no-obligation consultation with Ron Ruth WED® of Ron Ruth Wedding Entertainment. We’ll talk about how you’d like to celebrate your happiness with a Kansas City wedding reception filled with as many fun memories as you and your guests can handle! Click the link below and let’s get started!