Got my groomsmen:
* An American Indian blanket
* A hundred little tobacco bundles each tied with a prayer for him and his family, then burned to "release" the prayers -- an Indian custom
* A video game
...that is, each was personalized to the tastes of the man.
harney and co. ltd does a set in what looks like a high end cigar box with four tins of tea and a really nice strainer/drainer in it, pair that with a nice brown betty teapot and your buds will get a lifetime of use out of it.
then again i'm a borderline fanatical proponent of tea.
All the groomsman gifts I've relieved have made their way to the junk drawer or worse. Cheers to you for trying to make it worth while. Something that might be neat if you're all in to camping and you want something classic, These candle lanterns are pretty neat. They're inexpensive and throw a lot of light. I take mine out every time I camp. I like old school type stuff like that. Several camping stores sell them and when the gaudy label is peeled off, they have a classic look. My $.02
Rule of thumb ... If it's sold at 'Things Remembered' it will soon be forgotten.