28 Father of the Bride Gifts That Will Induce Happy Tears

By Meghan Thomson | Updated: October 23, 2023

    Wedding planning is quite the journey, filled with endless details and decisions. Amidst all the hustle, it’s essential to remember those who’ve been with us through thick and thin: our parents. The bride’s father, in particular, often feels pride and nostalgia on this significant day. It’s a beautiful gesture to acknowledge his role and emotions with a thoughtful gift.

    Unsure about what would hit the right note? We’ve curated a list of top father-of-the-bride gift ideas that cover a range of tastes and budgets, perfect for anyone looking to appreciate the main man on this special day.


    These stainless steel cufflinks are personalized with the wedding date and bride’s name. Dad will surely cherish them and will be honored to wear them as he walks his little girl down the aisle. Also, he will always have these to bring back memories from her big day.

  1. Custom Handkerchief
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    Custom 100% cotton handkerchiefs are a perfect keepsake father of the bride gift. This item is made with care, and the embroidery adds a special touch. In addition, you can choose the font color and personalization to make this item truly unique. 

  3. Engraved Whiskey Glass Set
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    Whiskey glasses, coasters, and cooling cubes are beautifully packed in an engraved wooden gift box and will surely be loved. In addition, this is a perfect Father’s Day gift to impress your future father-in-law. Also, adding his favorite bottle of whiskey will make it extra special.

  5. Stainless Tie Bar
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    This beautiful stainless steel tie bar can be engraved, offering multiple finishes. Also, engraving is available on the front and back to create a personal touch. Dad will love wearing it on the big day since it is a thoughtful gift. 

  7. Personalized Tie Patch
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    A heart-shaped tie patch allows the bride to sneak a special note to her Dad, which he can have with him for years. In addition to choosing a color for the heart, the font color can also be selected.

  9. Father and Daughter Hand-Painted Figure
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    This hand-painted figure was created to celebrate a father’s and daughter’s love. In addition, the sentiment:” Celebrating the bond of love between fathers and daughters” is written on an Enclosure Card. Above all, this thoughtful gift will be cherished by the recipient.

  11. Picture Frame
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    A beautiful wooden frame that holds a 4″ x 6″ photo from the wedding day. This frame can be placed on a table or hung on a wall. Also, if you need a Christmas or Father’s Day gift after the wedding, this frame can be gifted with the picture already added.

  13. Father of the Bride Stainless Tumbler
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    Stainless Steel laser-engraved tumblers are a great gift that will surely get constant use. They are double-wall insulated to keep the drink hot or cold throughout the day. Since you want them to be used during the big day, add a personal title and the date to keep them from getting mixed up!

  15. Whiskey Decanter Set


    A beautifully packed whiskey decanter set that includes glasses and slate coasters, all packaged in a pine gift box. This set is made of high-quality material. It will be proudly displayed and shown off.

  17. Engraved Leather Wallet
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    Personalized leather wallet engraved with thoughtful words for Dad. In addition to two cash pockets, it has eight slots for credit cards and will be helpful on the wedding day. This beautiful wallet with a rustic look will be cherished for years.

  19. Personalized Knife
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    This engraved knife can be ordered alone or with a personalized box and is also great for groomsmen’s gift ideas. A name and date can be added if desired. The wooden handle and black blade offer an elegant look.

  21. Copper Money Clip
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    The 14 gauge copper money clip is hand-stamped to add a personal touch. This is something special for the honored Father of the bride. Gifting a particular item like this will truly be appreciated.

  23. Pocket Watch
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    Some dads love the newest gadgets, but this pocket watch is the perfect touch to the tuxedo. A gorgeous piece and a monogram can be added as a personalized gift. Similarly, it would be a great wedding gift for the groom.

  25. Gold Foiled Card
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    A perfect gift is not complete without a card. These matte white cards with gold foil detail will wow the recipient. Special notes from the bride and groom will make these cards extra special

  27. Father-in-Law T-Shirt
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    A t-shirt perfect for a father-in-law with a sense of humor. This shirt comes in 5 colors, is machine washable, and is super soft.

  29. Keepsake Wallet Card
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    Made of lightweight metal, this keepsake wallet card can be gifted on a particular day. Multiple options are available, including mother-of-the-bride gifts. Packaged in a blue gift envelope, it is ready for gift-giving.

  31. Father of the Bride Socks
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    This unique gift will touch Dad. Dad can wear this perfect wedding day gift on the walk down the aisle.

  33. Leatherette Cigar Holder and Cutter
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    Any cigar lover will adore this thoughtful gift. The leatherette cigar holder has a pocket for the cutter and can be engraved in two places. The blade will cut a cigar up to ⅞,” and this set comes packed in a box for gifting.

  35. Customer Engraved Lighter
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    This solid brass lighter casing has a stunning matte black finish and can be engraved for a personalized gift. This is an excellent addition if you are planning to get the cigar holder and want something extra. Don’t forget to grab some lighter fluid to fill this; since it can be refilled, this will be treasured for years to come.

  37. Wine Glass Set
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    Wine lovers will adore this gift, including two glasses for the bride’s parents. Since the text is etched into the glass, it is guaranteed not to wear off over time. The glasses even come already packaged in a gift box.

  39. Wedding Day Face Mask
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    Adding a face mask to the bride’s gift ideas for her Father seems weird. However, nothing since March 2020 seems normal, so here we are. This mask will help keep the Father of the Bride safe and keep him from misplacing his show throughout the day. The cover even has a pocket for a filter which is included.

  41. Glass Beer Mug
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    Look no further for the Dad who keeps telling you how his daughter’s wedding made him broke! Also, a perfect gifting idea for the beer-loving Dad. The saying is etched into the glass, ensuring it will last through washing and long after the wedding is paid for.

  43. Thank You Keychain
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    The handy Father will love a simple keychain with a screwdriver, wrench, and hammer. This is made of stainless steel and is very durable. The Father of the groom would also love this from his son.

  45. Funny Coffee Mug
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    The perfect gift for any coffee-loving father-in-law with a great sense of humor. This high-quality ceramic mug can be used daily or displayed in the kitchen. Since it is microwave and dishwasher-safe, it can be heated and washed daily.

  47. Personalized Beer Bottle Opener
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    This is a great gift idea from a son-in-law for the beer-loving Father. Also, it can be personalized on both sides if desired for a personal touch. Since the bottle opener is made from hardened aluminum, it is lightweight and can be used as a keychain.

  49. Wedding Day Gift Set
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    If you are looking for a gift set for Dad, look no further. This set includes a card, socks, a handkerchief, a shot glass, and a coaster. Also, you can personalize the socks and handkerchief for an extra special touch.

  51. Personalized Flask Set
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    Help Dad get through all the wedding day payments with this personalized leatherette flask. The gift box and flask can be personalized with a name, wedding info, and initial. In addition, two shot glasses and a funnel are included to complete the set.

  53. Leather Weekender Bag
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    This leather bag is a gift for the Dad who loves weekend getaways. Since the vintage-inspired design combines distressed leather, it gives a rich, classy look. Also, this gift can be used for a golf trip once all the post-wedding excitement settles.