If you’re planning a wedding, you already know the day isn’t just about you. Making everyone feel special and included is important—that means picking out the perfect gifts for everyone involved—not least among them, the father of the bride (and if you’re looking for gifts for the mother of the bride, we have you covered, too).
Every father-daughter or father-son relationship is different, even within the same family. So picking the perfect present to celebrate your unique bond with your dad (or your stepdad or dad-in-law!) can be a challenge: Is he sentimental? Serious? Practical? A jokester? No matter what type of man your Pop is or what his hobbies are, we’ve got gift ideas. From jewelry to beer glasses, you’ll find something ahead that will make him happy and proud–everything you want your dad to feel.
Best Father of the Bride Gifts
A monogrammed decanter makes the perfect sophisticated father of the bride gift for your dapper dad. Choose from three engraving designs for an elegant pick that doesn’t disappoint. According to one reviewer, “This decanter exceeded my expectations. It’s flat out beautiful. The engraving is superb.” Sounds pretty Dad-worthy.
Choose from black, gold plated, or silver finishes, then engrave this bracelet on the front, back, or both with your own words or one of the pre-written messages. Whether you opt for a lyric from your father/daughter dance, a private joke, or something simple (like “Dad”), it’s hard to go wrong with this stylish, sophisticated pick. In the words of one happy customer, “So extremely impressed with the bracelet when it came that I wanted to start ordering one for everyone I knew.”
Weddings can be stressful for everyone involved. If sentimental father of the bride gifts are just not up your dad’s alley, get him something practical and pampering! An ergonomically-designed massage pillow with deep-kneading nodes and heat function will soothe his tense muscles at home, the office, or even in the car.
Is your dad a cryer? Gift him a hilarious keepsake that might actually keep him from blubbering on the big day. Made from 100% cotton with scalloped embroidered edges, the “Keep Your Shit Together” hanky is exactly the laugh he will need—a timeless message, really.
With multiple storage compartments, double zippers, and water-resistant lining and faux leather, this toiletry bag has tons of room and keeps all of your dad’s belongings protected. Whether he’s traveling on business or coming to visit the newlyweds, he’ll think of you and your special day every time he uses this case.
For Star Wars fanatics, this gift is basically a no-brainer. Are you even a dad/fan if you don’t make an “I am your father” joke? C’mon! Plus, since they’re sleek black and white (with just a teensy hint of red), these cufflinks won’t look too silly or kitschy for your big day.
What better gift for your guitar-playing dad than a special pick, complete with dad joke? Perfectly punny, it comes in silver, gold, and rose gold tones with matte or polished finishes, along with a velvet jewelry pouch. Note, this pick is meant more as a keepsake than for playing—either way, it’ll make the father of the bride smile big.
Whether he’s a beer drinker or just a fan of bottled beverages, he’ll think of you every time he cracks open a cold one! Made of sturdy locally-sourced wood in upstate New York, this wall-mounted bottle opener can be personalized with your father’s initial/name or a favorite short saying—up to you!
This duffel bag’s eatures include a detachable, cushioned shoulder strap, side strap, and a water-resistant shoe compartment that can also be used to keep dirty or wet clothes separate. Your father can carry this for travel (it’s carry-on sized), as a gym bag, or both—a perfectly practical gift!
He’s not a regular dad, he’s a suave, James Bond kinda dad. That’s why you’re giving him this sleek, sophisticated wood hip flask, complete with monogram. Because he’s just that cool.
A stylish spot to stow his ties and remind him of his favorite daughter? Father-of-the-bride gift: found.This sleek pick doesn’t take up much room and has space for pocket squares and cufflinks, as well!
Sentimental Father of the Bride Gifts
If he’s a whiskey man, gift your father a glass to toast with at the wedding—one that can’t be mistaken for anyone else’s. This set comes packaged in a box emblazoned with “Thank you for helping to make our day so perfect,” as well as a coaster with an equally sweet sentiment. Cheers to that!
Cool and rugged with a hidden mushy message on the back, this stylish wooden watch captures both sides of your dad. Choose from a pre-written note from daughter to father, or customize it with your own words, then present it to him in its sleek accompanying wooden gift box.
Novelty socks are a father-of-the-bride gifting staple and he’ll love wearing this sentimental pair to walk you down the aisle on the big day. The handwritten-style font also gives them a personal vibe, which will help get him right in the feels—and make for great photos!
Although you’ll have to wait until after the wedding to give this gift, it’ll be worth it to see your dad’s reaction. A canvas or photo print of your father/daughter dance and the song lyrics, too? Someone pass the hanky, please.
If he’s super sentimental, father of the bride gifts with old-school photos (think him-pushing-you-on-the-swings kind of thing) are what you’re looking for. Cufflinks are pretty traditional as far as gifts go, but he’ll never expect this special pair that will give him the feels and then some.
A personalized print of you and your dad taking that all-important walk is guaranteed to get him right in the heart. Just choose custom details like your hair color, body type, skin tone, and dress style, then do the same for your dad’s look, and add a short sentimental message if you like. The result: a work of art that will be ready for you to give your papa on the big day—no waiting for wedding photos required!
Raise a glass to the first man in your life! A pint glass engraved with his most prestigious role as father of the bride (and the date) will come in handy both at the reception and for years after. Bonus: This shop offers options for stepdads, grandparents, mothers, and more.
Add a special touch to your dad’s tie! A patch made with a photo of you and him, as well as an embroidered note, makes the sweetest personal gift. “This was the perfect addition to my father’s gift,” wrote one reviewer, “He was so surprised! It came quickly and was super easy to sew on.”
Choose from 15 rustic wood backgrounds, black or white text, and create a clip frame perfect for a wedding-day pic of your and your dad. The sentimental message is total father-of-the-bride material, but you can customize the quote to your liking, too. Idea for the day of: Present it to your pops with a childhood photo of you and him, to be replaced with a wedding snap.