For now, toss the bridesmaid gifts aside and think about that one vital accessory you forgot - the garter! The garter toss is a symbolic gesture of a groom throwing away his bachelor days. From modest and monogrammed to chic and crystal-adorned, these garters are a catch. Garters make a great bridal gift from Mom to the bride-to-be. WeddingStand words of wisdom: These garters have an almost magnetic force. When the groom throws the garter, get out of the way!