The 21 Best Sentimental Gifts for the Father of the Bride

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Best Gifts for the Father of the Bride

Brides / Lecia Landis

Whether you’re in the beginning stages of planning your wedding or mere weeks from walking down the aisle, you may be thinking about a special present for your dad. Your wedding day possibly feels as momentous to him as it does to you. In addition to helping you every step of the way, he’s likely going to be walking you down the aisle, making a speech for all of your guests, and sharing a dance with you on the big day.

 So, what can you gift the father of the bride that captures his interests and style, mixed with the right dose of sentimentality? From accessories and shoes to sports, cooking, and personalized finds, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gifts for dads at nearly every price point. The best part? You can have almost all of them shipped to your front door, so it's a breeze to pull together the perfect gift just in time.

Read on for the best gifts for the father of the bride.

Wedding Frames by Diane Custom Father-Daughter Dance Frame



One of the most memorable moments of your wedding day for your dad will be the dance he shares with you. Frame the photo of the special moment and customize it with the lyrics from the song you dance to together. Because the frame comes with a customized mat, the only thing you need to add is your photo!

Price at time of publish: $35

LiLinspirations Embroidered Personalized Handkerchief



You can’t go wrong by gifting your dad a custom handkerchief in honor of your wedding day! This Etsy shop allows you to personalize your special gift with up to four lines of text, in a choice of 25 different colors. Gift it to him during the morning of your wedding (before the big first look, perhaps?) so he can carry it with him all day long.

Price at time of publish: $39

Sew Happy Girls Engraved Tie with Photo



Your dad is likely planning to wear a tie while he serves as the father of the bride, so this is a great way to personalize and take it to the next level. This tie patch is made with a photo of you and your dad, as well as an embroidered note. Then simply attach the patch to the back of his favorite tie or to a new one as a gift. From the front, your dad will look like he's wearing a regular tie, but you’ll both know the sentimentality of the message underneath.

Price at time of publish: $60

Kingsley Leather Personalized Leather Cufflinks

KingsleyLeather Personalised Leather Cufflinks


If you’re searching for a gift the father of the bride can wear on your wedding day and far beyond, cufflinks are a timeless choice. This special pair is handcrafted of high-grade leather and can be personalized with a single bold initial for a personal touch.

Price at time of publish: $64

Williams Sonoma Monogram Glasses



When it comes to upping a father of the bride’s bar game, monogrammed glasses are a perfect choice. With a classic gold letter and glass rim, his favorite cocktails like Old Fashioneds or Whiskey Sours will look (and taste) even more on point. Pair these glasses with all of the necessities for your dad to create his favorite drink in them.

Price at time of publish: $8

Mark & Graham Harvey Leather Weekender



We’re drawn to classic gifts that will stand the test of time, and a leather duffel bag is something that any father of the bride will use for years. This weekender bag offers a step up in luxury, thanks to the supersoft pebbled leather construction—and you can also have it customized with your dad’s initials so it feels extra personal.

The convenient size makes it a great choice for fun weekend adventures or business trips. And the best part—it will only look better with time.

Price at time of publish: $469

Ward Wallau NFL Game Used Uniform Wallet



Encourage the father of the bride’s love for his favorite NFL team with an NFL Game Used Uniform Wallet. Each one features eco-friendly leather on the outside and a jersey from his favorite team on the interior.

The jerseys used in each wallet have been worn during a game—choose from the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, and more.

Price at time of publish: $210

Mark & Graham Personalized Golf Ball Gift Set

Mark & Graham Personalized Golf Ball Gift Set

Mark & Graham

It's always good to encourage your dad to pursue his hobbies! If he’s a golfer, he'll be sure to enjoy a golf ball set that's customized just for him. A dozen personalized golf balls, tees, and pencils arrive in this wooden keepsake box. Because the wooden box is complete with his monogram, he’ll likely want to proudly display it as well.

Price at time of publish: $59

Apple Watch Series 5

Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) - Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band


From calls and texting to maps and health, this is a gift that your father is guaranteed to love—and will use all the time. Customize everything from the watch’s size (we vote for the 44mm) and band color to cell capabilities.

Price at time of publish: $480

Mark & Graham Etched Windowpane Decanter

Mark & Graham Etched Windowpane Decanter

Mark & Graham

Rather than storing spirits in their original bottle, encourage the father of the bride to transfer them over to a piece that’s kinder to the eye. The windowpane design on this handsome decanter offers added detail and texture. A monogram can be also be added to personalize the piece.

Price at time of publish: $99

Cuisinart 20-Piece Deluxe Stainless Steel Grill Tool Set

Cuisinart 20-Piece Deluxe Stainless Steel Grill Tool Set

Bedbath and Beyond

Help your father of the bride step up his grilling game with a new set of tools! This 20-piece collection by Cuisinart includes gear for cooking grill favorites like hamburgers and hotdogs, in addition to fun things like corn on the cob and kebabs.

This is a great father of the bride gift for couples planning spring and summer weddings—and it encourages your dad to embrace a favorite cooking hobby post-wedding.

Price at time of publish: $71

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 35 II


Bose is an iconic brand known for its quality sound products and these headphones are no exception. With Bluetooth capability and an app to control the function, he’ll be able to listen to his favorite music, audiobooks, and podcasts all the time— at home, during his commute, or while he works out.

Price at time of publish: $299

Allbirds Mens Wool Runner Mizzles

Allbirds Mens Wool Runner Mizzles


Hailed as one of the most comfortable sneakers out there, Allbirds has a cult following for a reason. They’re stylish, yet practical—and the company has an eco-friendly mission that includes using sustainable and recycled materials. Be warned: your dad may love these so much he'll want to wear them on your wedding day.

Price at time of publish: $114

Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville



If the father of the bride views his morning (or afternoon or evening) cup of coffee as a highlight of his day, he deserves to own a great coffee maker. This Nespresso machine will make his daily cups of jo even better—he'll be able to automatically brew a variety of coffee and espresso flavors as single-serve cups. Plus, there’s an option to include a milk frother.

Price at time of publish: $128

Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker



Wireless speakers are likely on the wish lists of many dads. This easily-portable, rugged model is an excellent speaker at an even better price point. Treat your dad to great sound with Bluetooth technology, whether he listens inside on his sofa or outside on the patio.

Price at time of publish: $22

KitchenAid Professional 5qt Stand Mixer



KitchenAid Mixers aren’t just for couples to add to their registries! They’re equally as wonderful to gift to parents, like a father of the bride who loves to bake and cook. Think about pairing your dad’s new mixer with a cookbook for him to explore.

Price at time of publish: $450

Brooks Brothers Custom Dress Shirt



When we think of timeless formal wear for gents, the iconic brand Brooks Brothers comes to mind. Using the Brooks Brothers Custom Shirt Configurator, you will be able to choose the fit, color, collar, and more for your father of the bride’s dress shirt. You also have the option of adding a monogram to the pocket, cuff, or hem, for extra personalization.

Price at time of publish: $128

U-Turn Audio Orbit Special Turntable



Encourage your dad’s love of music with an upgraded, high-design record player. The retro-modern design is chic and sleek for office or living room and the audio quality is topnotch. For a fun pairing, gift the father of the bride this record player along with a new-to-him record to start or add to his collection.

Price at time of publish: $499

The Suit Shop Custom Suit or Tuxedo



Instead of renting a tuxedo, treat your father of the groom to a custom piece. Determine your fit online, order swatches, and order your dad’s suit or tuxedo. You might enjoy this experience so much, you may want to outfit the groom, his dad, and all of the groomsmen too.

Price at time of publish: $199

Ray-Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer Classic Sunglasses

Ray-Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer Classic Sunglasses


It’s hard to find a more timeless pair of sunglasses than the Classic Wayfarer 50mm Sunglasses by Ray Ban. We like this pair because of its polarized lenses, which help to protect the glare from the sun whether he’s active outside or driving in his car.

Price at time of publish: $163

Mark & Graham Italian Leather Portfolio



You can't go wrong with a custom leather portfolio as a gift for the father of the bride. This sleek zippered pouch features a black, blue, white, or camel-red Italian leather exterior and an interior with full-sized compartments for pens, documents, and business cards.

For an added element of personalization, add his monogram to the front in gold foil. Your dad will forever be meeting-ready!

Price at time of publish: $109

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