Organising the perfect stag party can be a tall order. You want a stag to remember. You also want a stag party to suit the groom – it’s a celebration of him, and his last days of freedom, after all. The typical pub crawl and clubbing extravaganza just won’t cut it anymore.
With wedding days taking on ever more elaborate themes, best men across the country are going to new extremes to give their best mate a truly game-changing experience. You need to do something exciting, unique – a stag party you never imagined and will certainly never forget. Check out our suggestions!
1. Game of Thrones
Everyone loves Game of Thrones. Why not treat the groom to a GoT-inspired stag weekend? You have a range of options available, from a medieval banquet to hiring a castle. Of course, the ultimate experience is a weekend away to Belfast, where the show is based.
Visit the real Winterfell, take part in archery, and embrace the chance for everyone to dress up as the Night’s Watch! You can also shoot your own Game of Thrones scene. Re-enact your favourite part of the show or write your own scene to film – it could even be a fun thing to screen on the wedding day!
If you’re looking for a more high-adrenaline activity, this canyoning experience in the Brecon Beacons certainly delivers the thrills! With the supervision of guides, you’ll essentially be descending rapids and riding waves without a paddle – or a raft. This is the kind of pulse-racing stag-do everyone will be talking about for years to come! Good luck.
3. Golf Simulation
You don’t have to be a seasoned pro to enjoy a game of golf – particularly when it’s a cool indoor simulation. This cuts out all the tiring walking and allows you to fit in other activities around the game too.
You also don’t have to worry about specific clubhouse rules or clothes (although dressing up could still be a laugh) – and you can embarrass the stag by uploading a picture of him mid-swing to one of the golf screens. This could be the perfect way to kick off a game of pub golf too!
4. Fancy A Kick Around?
If golf’s not your thing, then how about a game of Bubble Football? Wearing inflatable balls similar to those used in Zorbing, you can play a fun and contact-heavy football match (and tackle the groom a suitably unfair amount). Have the groom and best man head up the teams and see who can score the most goals – or at least stay on their feet.
However, if you’d rather get down to enjoying a more traditional game, there are other ways to make football with your mates extraordinary – by adding a couple of genuine football icons. ‘Play with a Legend’ allows you to meet and compete with ex-professionals, from Danny Murphy to Matt Le Tissier. With locations across the UK, it’s the perfect unforgettable experience for true football fanatics.
5. Life Drawing
Another unique activity for a stag-do you might not think of is a life drawing class. There’s an element of competition and a chance for creative expression, and you’ll be drawing a beautiful nude model. All the art materials you need are provided and you’ll also be guided by an experienced art tutor, so there’s no need to worry about being a beginner. This is a chance for some pre-pub sophistication before the inevitable decline into boozy storytelling, terrible dancing, and takeaways.
6. Wine Tasting
Bring a sense of style to the boozy aspect of your stag-do. You don’t have to just try a variety of wines either – it’s easy to arrange a tasting session for craft beers and ciders too (although try not to mix your drinks!). Wine/beer tasting also offers you a broader choice in terms of venue than some other activities, depending on which events company you go with. For example, you can arrange to have the tasting at home or in a private function room at a restaurant. If you really love wine, there’s also the pricier option of a wine-tasting weekend.
7. Beer Bike
If wine tasting is a bit too fancy for your groom, how about hiring a beer bike in Central London? Yes, it’s what you’re thinking – an enormous bike with a canopy, music, and bar. Of course, some of you will have to peddle, but you can fight about that amongst yourselves. This is a great way to take the clichéd drinking-in-a-pub tradition and do something new with it – as well as being a truly unique way to enjoy the city.
8. Roller Skating
Pretty sure you would never have considered roller skating for the stag’s big night! But how about it? Step out on that floor and show the guys what you’ve got – you could even make it a roller disco.
Who doesn’t want to see their mates roller-dancing to Mr Brightside whilst desperately attempting to stay vertical? This is also the kind of stag activity that you can customise to your own particular taste depending on the organiser you go with or the venue you choose – some allow you to create the exact night you’re looking for – the music, how the room is decorated, etc.
9. Back to Basics
How about rediscovering your inner caveman with a hunter-gatherer experience out amongst nature? Hunter Gather Cook in Sussex gives you the opportunity to identify, prepare and cook wild plants and animals, as well as teaching you skills such as making fires and cooking with them.
Before the more mannered ceremony of the wedding, it’ll be good to get back to basics in an exciting day out of primitive self-sufficiency. However, this is probably not the best option if the groom is a vegetarian…!
10. BBC Tour
Is the groom a bit of a TV and radio buff? Why not treat him to a BBC tour! After a tour guide through the production process, you’ll be able to have a go at making your own radio play, with all the special sound effects you could possibly need at your fingertips. And why not have a go at reading the news, or doing a weather report? The tour takes about two hours so it would be a great activity to do in the afternoon before heading out to London.
You’ve heard of surfboarding and snowboarding – but what about sandboarding? This unique and exciting activity is offered by the Barefoot Surf School in Devon.
If you’re a boarding pro – great, you can go for the steeper sand dunes, but if you’ve never boarded before that’s also fine – you can start easy and work your way to the tougher dunes.
Does the groom fancy himself as a bit of a James Bond figure? Try as he might, he may never get that license to kill and ability to thrill – but hover crafting might just be his chance to channel 007.
After some initial expert training and a safety briefing, you’ll be able to drive a hovercraft across water, grass, mud and anything else you encounter on the kilometre-long course! Maybe time everybody’s lap too – nothing like a bit of healthy competition to decide who gets the first round in.
And if you are a lucky groom reading this post, don’t forget to reward your best man for helping you to organise one of the mot beautiful, wild days of your life…
What to Give to Your Best Man Gift Ideas
They have helped you plan out the proposal and may have helped narrow down the ring selection for the big day. It’s only fitting that you do something to show your best man how much you appreciate him for helping you through such a life-changing time.
Nothing says thank you more than a personalized pair of cufflinks to wear on the big day. Purchasing a beautiful set of cufflinks can take a standard suit to an extravagant suit just by wearing them. The links can help to tie all of the suit components together for the big day.
Also, the gift can be personalized when you order them if personalization is your thing. Thing engraving the date you all become friends or brothers. Or perhaps engraving a simple thank you on the links is enough to get the sentimental thought across.
This can come in handy for everyday wear after the wedding and can prove useful if your wedding is being held outside. The shades will help to block the sun from their eyes and block their eyes from anyone noticing that they are becoming a little bored during the wedding festivities.
Let’s face it sometimes, there may be a lull in excitement, and they will need to hide it. Gift them with a pair of shades that really fits their style.
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Don’t worry about breaking the bank when you purchase the headphones; there are plenty of options out there that are budget-friendly and accomplish the same thing as the expensive ones.
4. Vinyl Records
There is something classy about owning a record player and enjoying the sounds of vinyl records. If your best man is into vintage items getting him a set of vinyl records may be the way to go when getting him a gift.
In recent years vinyl has made a massive comeback so you will be able to find vinyls for a lot of mainstream artists that are making music right now. A vinyl record as a gift is timeless and will remain in style for centuries to come.
5. Personalized Yeti
A personalized yeti is a great gift to give your best man when you give him a vessel to hold all of his beer and liquor for the night without losing his cup or other unexpectedly useful stuff.
And what makes the cup so unique is that it is personalized just for them. Feel free to put a witty joke on the outside or keep it simple with their initials.
6. Leather Flask and Shot Glass Set
A flask and shot glass set is another gift that can be personalized for your best man, and they could slip it in their suit pocket during the wedding. It takes the appearance of the flask to another level with the custom personalization.
7. Shaving Kit
Every man can benefit from having his own shaving kit with the essentials packed into it. And the best part is you don’t have to spend an excessive amount of money to find a shaving kit that has all the essentials and is beautiful at the same time. If you feel like personalizing the shaving kit bag, go for it.
8. Desk Organizer and Phone Charger
At one point or another, every man has misplaced his keys, phone, and wallet, but this gift is going to change all of that. The desk organizer and phone charger give your best man one central location to place all of his things every day.
It reduces the likelihood that he will lose his things and help him become organized. This is an excellent gift for the best man that is naturally unorganized and tends to lose their stuff at all times.
9. Your Own Beer
This gift will be consumed quickly, but they will be thankful to have the gift of a beer that you crafted just for them. Tons of breweries will allow customers to customize and make their own beer for a small fee.
All you have to do is research the breweries in your area that offer this service to customers. Then make an appointment and make a beer that your best man will love.
10. Quality Watch
It doesn’t need to be extravagant, even a greeting can already complete their day. Hugging them and putting into words how much you appreciate them is another option. But if you are the type of person who willingly splurges on gifts for their loved ones, then go ahead.
After years of giving people something special, you are probably out of ideas now. You might not know where to search for the best one for them. If you are having a hard time finding the right gift, you should enumerate first the things that fascinate them. Do they have obsessions with TV series or do they collect wristwatches? If it is the latter, then this guide can help you with your gift-giving problems.
What to get someone who loves watches?
Finding the best birthday or holiday gift for your loved one can be a challenge. There is an abundant number of timepieces in the market that you have to choose from. But you don’t have to be a watch collector to know that Rolex is the brand that can leave the receiver speechless. It is not among the most popular luxury brands for nothing.
Before you go to a Rolex dealer, you must first have a watch in mind. To avoid wasting so much time choosing, below is a list of ideal Rolex watches to give to a watch enthusiast.
- Rolex Yacht-Master II
Rolex Yacht-Master II has the title of the most complicated model that the company ever manufactured in 2007. One of its complications is the regatta chronographs. It is perfect to give to someone who loves racing yachts or sailboats. He can depend on this watch to know the remaining minutes before the start of the race. It adds to the aesthetics of the overall appearance of the timepiece. Besides this complication, it has a colored blue ceramic bezel and full dial that make it look extravagant.
You can choose its color from yellow gold, stainless steel, white gold, or rose gold. Choose the one that perfectly matches the preference of the receiver.
- Rolex Submariner
The company recently introduced the newest addition to the Rolex Submariner collection. It moves away from the typical design of Rolex watches. Instead of having a box-shaped super case with fat lungs, it has a curve-like exterior design. The case size is also different from the old released timepieces. The company made it 41 mm rather than the usual 40 mm. It is a watch that can last longer than other wristwatches because of its improved power reserve because of the attached new Rolex Caliber 3230.
Rolex Submariner has a black dial and green bezel that best compliments each other. You can choose this model with a date complication. As the name implies, it will display the date on the watch that is helpful to track the day of the week. A complication can increase the price tag attached to a model. So if you are short in budget, you may opt to buy the model without a date function.
- Rolex Day-Date
The design of the Rolex day-date can spice up anyone’s fashion style. If the receiver loves everything luxurious, then this watch is for him. It is among the most expensive models released by the company. This is because of the precious metals used to manufacture it. The oldest model in the collection was in 1956, which is 36 mm in size. The original colors available in the market are white, red, and yellow. But through continuous innovation, there is now a platinum option and versions with a size of 40 mm. You can choose the 36 mm for petite women while the 40 mm is best for men.
You have to choose the preferred metal, bezel color, and the language for the day display when you purchase this model. So you must know the preference of the receiver before heading out to a store.
- Rolex Datejust
In 19545, the company released the first Rolex Datejust in celebration of its 40th anniversary. It is the best gift to a person who is still a beginner in the world of luxury watches. It is an entry-level model manufactured by the company. The colors you can choose from are yellow gold, gold, steel, and two-tone steel. It has a size range of 31 mm to 41 mm. Its wide range of options makes it compatible with the preference of both men and women.
In a Nutshell
Rolex offers the best luxury watches for more than a century already. It is the best gift to buy because it has high functionality and exceptional value. Every part of the watch is worth your money. Make someone’s holiday or birthday the best one yet by giving them a watch from this brand!
Choose Your Gift
Now that we have provided you with a list of great best man gift ideas to choose from, it is time to make your final selections. Remember, time is running out, and there’s no time like the present to choose the right gift for your best man.
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