Here’s why cufflinks are great gifts: 1) You don’t have to worry about size, 2) Get a pair in neutral colors and recipients can wear them with any French cuff shirt, 3) They’re inherently valuable like any fine jewelry, 4) All men have occasion to worry cufflinks—or should, 5) Classic styles remain classic over time (think: simple spheres or cubes), and 6) They never wear out. This guide includes cufflinks ranging from $55 to $375; there’s something here for every groomsman.
As a culture, we’ve moved past the notion that pink somehow is a threat to masculinity. Such progress deserves be toasted with a glass of chilled rosé. Also: with these killer rose gold cufflinks. It’s a look that’s pretty much perfect for a summer wedding. Especially when engraved with initials.
A flash of color is always welcome on guys, especially when it’s a blue as brilliant as the one found on these Ted Baker cufflinks. And since the bride is bound to have “something blue” on her, your groomsmen might as well too. With semi-precious stones, slight horseshoe shape and touch of Brit-pop cool, these offer just enough flair without drawing focus.
No one combines traditional style with full-on whimsy quite like Paul Smith, as evidenced by these metal and mother-of-pearl cufflinks. They fit a rainbow’s worth of color on relatively tiny palette and yet never tread even close to “rainbow suspenders” territory. No small feat.
If you’ve got your groomsmen wearing tuxedos on your big day, consider chipping in with a new set of studs and cufflinks. These sophisticated silver and mother-of-pearl options are an easy choice with their simple design and non-ostentatious size. This is what’s meant by “class for days.”
Your groomsmen are a badass bunch. You know it, they know it and now the whole world will know it when they’re wearing these skull…cufflinks. Okay, so it’s not exactly a Sons of Anarchy patch, but still. It’s hard to imagine a groomsman not being 100% psyched to get a pair of McQueen cufflinks, especially ones as cool as these.
Crafted of fine sterling silver, these David Yurman links feature a seemingly simple design that reveals more complexity with each glance. Give these and you’re flirting with Oscar gift-bag territory. Your groomsmen won’t just wear them again and again. They’ll probably wear them to their own weddings, too.