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The Ultimate Father of the Bride Gift Guide: 30 Ideas He'll Love

Stuck on what to get your dad as a wedding present? We've compiled the ultimate father of the bride gift guide covering everything from tasty treats to luxury fragrance.

Personalised Father of the Bride Handkerchief

If you and your other half are thinking of buying something special for the father of the bride but you're not sure where to start, we’ve come to the rescue with our helpful guide to father of the bride gifts.

The father of the bride role is a big one on the wedding day and traditionally includes walking the bride down the aisle and kicking off the wedding speeches – you can calm his nerves with these great father of the bride example speeches here! – so we think he deserves a gift worthy of the task. From cards to sweet treats to grooming gear and sentimental pieces that will have him shedding a happy tear or two, there's a gift below for every dad. 

All you need to do now is narrow down your favourite ideas - happy scrolling!

Father of the Bride Gifts Under £15

1. For the Stepfather of the Bride Card – £3, Yellowstone Art Boutique

 
Sometimes just a simple yet poignant message says it all – write it down in these father and stepfather of the bride cards from Yellowstone Art Boutique which have a lovely navy font and come with a stylish kraft envelope.
 

2. Father of the Bride Wedding Socks – £10.50, Chapel Cards

 
A gift he can wear on the day is always a good idea and a pair of socks is a safe bet. We love these father of the bride printed socks from Chapel Cards - they're simple and understated but still super sentimental! 
 

3. Personalised Toblerone – £12.99, Getting Personal  

 
A Toblerone is not just an airport purchase, you know! In fact, you can get hold of a personalised Toblerone at Getting Personal and we think it makes for a great gift for chocoholic dads, add his name or simply 'Dad' and he'll be touched. 
 
 

4. Personalised Buffalo Leather Slim Credit Card Holder – £10.95, Paper High

A leather card holder with initials

If your dad isn't the type of guy to carry around a bulky wallet, then this credit card holder from Paper High might just be the perfect gift. We love the distressed leather and the embossed initials. 

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Father of the Bride Gifts Under £30

5. Personalised Father of the Bride Wedding Glass – £23.75, Becky Broome

 
If you’re adding personalised touches to your wedding, make sure you extend this to the gifts by getting the father of the bride something really special – like this personalised tumbler glass by Becky Broome which can be customised with his name and your names. 
 
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6. Personalised Metal Street Sign – £18, The Hummingbird Card Company

 
This personalised street sign from Oakdene Designs is just what every dad needs. Whether they’ve already got their own little zone sectioned off in the house or they’d like to claim a space for their tools/gadgets/pool table/hobby (delete as appropriate), then this gift is perfect.
 
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7. Personalised Father of the Bride Handkerchief – £18.50, Pickle Pie Gifts

 
We think any father would be touched to receive this sentimental father of the bride gift. Present this handkerchief on the wedding morning and we reckon there'll be plenty of happy tears. 
 

8. Three Month Friday Night Curry Subscription – £26, The Spicery

 
Whether he loves a good tikka masala or can handle the heat of a fiery vindaloo, the three month curry subscription from The Spicery would be an amazing father of the bride gift and is something a bit different too. They also offer a range of other subscriptions for the dad who loves food with a kick, such as Mexican recipe kits and three month subscriptions for BBQ food from around the world.
 

9. Father of the Bride Cocktail Gift Set – £25.50, This Is Nessie 

Father of the Bride Tumbler containing a Negroni cocktail

Does your dad love a cheeky cocktail? We reckon he'd really appreciate this Father of the Bride cocktail set complete with a tumbler and a cocktail of your choice. For an extra £2 you can add a hand-painted father of the bride card.  

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10. Handmade Personalised Initial Leather Hip Flask – £24, Parker & Co.

Personalised Initial Black and Red Hip Flasks

A hip flask is a popular father of the bride and best man gift and is sure to go down a treat with your dad. Gift it with a bottle of his favourite tipple so he can make use of it right away! 

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11. Personalised Solid Oak Micro Plant Pot – £19.95, MijMoj Design 

A wooden plant pot

How cute is the message on this personalised plant pot? You can steal this idea or write you own as well as a longer message on the other side, giving this gift a seriously personal feel that's bound to hit your dad right in the feels. 

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12. 'Giving Me Away' Dad Wedding Keyring – £19, Oh So Cherished 

A silver personalised keyring with message for dad

We predict they'll be tears when your dad unwraps this thoughtful gift on your wedding day. Let him know you'll always need him with this silver, engraved keyring from Oh So Cherished

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READ MORE: 23 Tear-Jerking Father of the Bride Speech Quotes and Toasts

13. Personalised Men's Golf Glove – £23, Oakdene Designs

A white golf glove with black initials

If your dad loves nothing more than a game of golf on his day off, then a personalised golf glove is bound to go down a treat. Made from durable, synthetic leather in a monochrome design, this glove will never leave his hand on the course!

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14. Personalised Photo Filmstrip Leather Bookmark – £16, Lisa Angel

A bookmark with photos

If your dad is an avid reader, why not give him this personalised book mark from Lisa Angel? You can add your own lines of text to the top and select four pictures. We'd add some from recent years and a couple of cute childhood snaps too!

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15. Personalised Tie Clip – £25, Penelopetom 

Silver and copper tie clips

A personalised tie clip is a great gift for the father of the bride. You can personalise this design from Penelopetom with your wedding date or message of your choice, making it perfect for wearing on the day itself and beyond. 

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16. Charbonnel et Walker Sipsmith Gin Truffles – £15.99, Selfridges 

Gin Truffles in a green box

Our favourite truffle makers have teamed up with one of our favourite gin brands to create the ultimate box of chocs and we think the father of the bride is a more than worthy recipient. Team these Charbonnel et Walker goodies with a matching bottle of Sipsmith's to truly spoil him!

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Father of the Bride Gifts Under £50

17. Aesop The Adventurer Roll-Up Set – £45, Selfridges

Is your dad a bit of an adventurer? Or perhaps he just loves to travel? Either way, we think he'll appreciate this Aesop gift set. The result of a collaboration between Christopher Raeburn - a brand that sustainably reworks surplus fabrics and garments - and Aesop, this set is vegan, eco-friendly and the perfect size to pop into his luggage. 
 

18. Grow Your Own Coffee Gift Set – £48, The Gluttonous Gardener 

 
If your dad can't function without his morning coffee (same!) then a grow your own coffee plant gift set will be the gift that keeps on giving! We think green fingered fathers of the bride in particular will be chuffed with this present. 
 

19. Personalised Men's Leather Billfold Wallet – £42.50, NV London Calcutta

 
If the father of the bride currently owns a tatty wallet that’s seen better days, give him a stylish replacement in the form of this buffalo leather wallet from NV London Calcutta. Make this gift even more thoughtful by adding his name to it.
 

20. Personalised Father Of The Bride Jewellery Box – £38, Dust and Things

 
Practical and sentimental, we think this Father of the Bride Jewellery Box makes for a great gift. He can store his watch, cufflinks and any pieces of jewellery in it and be reminded of your special day every time he uses it. 
 

21. Large 'Pie Love You' Pork Pie – £39.95, Bray's Cottage Pork Pies

 
We love this sweet and funny gift from Bray's Cottage Pork Pies! If your dad is a pie lover, he'll appreciate this handmade pie packed with the very best Norfolk pork and topped with a cute message.
 

22. Personalised Men's Slogan Apron – £32, Clouds and Currents 

 
Is your dad king of the roast? He totally deserves this personalised apron from Clouds and Currents. Made from lightweight denim with an adjustable strap, he'll be able to fully focus on making those roasties extra crispy!
 

23. Personalised Man Comb with Leather Case – £35, Design and Fresh Thinking 

 
This personalised comb and leather case from Design and Fresh Thinking makes the perfect wedding morning gift. It's small enough to slot into his pocket and ideal for keeping his hair in check for those all-important wedding photos!
 
 

Father of the Bride Gifts £50 & Over

24. Personalised Silver Monogram Cufflinks – £85, Sally Clay

 
If he takes pride in his appearance and loves a good suit, you can’t go wrong with a sophisticated pair of cufflinks for the father of the bride. These monogrammed cufflinks from Sally Clay are made from sterling silver and feature intertwined initials and room at the back for a secret message.
 

25. Leather Wash Bag – £60, Vida Vida

 
A luxury leather wash bag like this one from Vida Vida is a great choice for the father of the groom - especially as you can personalise it with his initials. Gift it the day before the wedding so that he can use it to store all of his wedding morning grooming essentials in. 
 

26. Muonionalusta Meteorite Watch – £220, Martha Jackson Sterling Silver 

 
If your wedding budget allows, then a watch would make the perfect father of the bride gift. This Martha Jackson meteorite watch is a unique choice with its classic black leather strap and a face made from pure Muonionalusta meteorite (try saying that after a few reception drinks!). He’s sure to treasure it forever. 
 

27. Herschel Supply Co Duffel Bag – £85, Selfridges 

If you’re looking for father of the bride gifts for the dad who likes to travel, then this Herschel duffle bag is stylish and practical. Modern yet classic, this is a gift that he’s sure to be thrilled with.

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28. Personalised Veuve Clicquot – £59.99, Selfridges 

Bottle of Veuve Clicquot next to a cassette shaped box

There's never a better time to pop open the champagne than when your child is getting married to their soul mate, so gifting him this Veuve Clicquot is a no-brainer. We love the box shaped like a cassette tape with space to add a name and think music-lovers would really appreciate this. 

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29. UGG Scuff Sheepskin Slippers – £85, Selfridges

Your dad will certainly thank you for these cosy slippers from UGG come the winter months. Lined with pure wool and finished with stylish suede, he'll have the smartest slippers in the house!
 

30. Tom Ford Ombré Leather Eau de Parfum – £89, Selfridges 

 
If you fancy splurging, why not treat your dad to a new scent? We love Ombré Leather by Tom Ford with its spicy florals, patchouli and amber notes. 

Do You Get the Father of the Bride a Gift?

It’s not essential that you buy anyone a gift, but we think it’s a great way to show your appreciation, not only for his part in your wedding but for the years of love and support he’s given you until this moment. Not only that, anything you do give will serve as a sweet reminder of your big day.

You don’t need to spend a lot though; we’ve found plenty of gifts for less than £15 that we’re sure he’ll appreciate. Don’t underestimate the power of a beautifully worded card too, finding the words to express your love and gratitude can often mean far more than pricey presents.

What Do You get the Fathers of the Bride and Groom as a Wedding Gift?

Anything you think they’ll like! While cufflinks and handkerchiefs embroidered with meaningful messages are classic father of the bride and groom gifts, you don’t have to choose them. You probably know your dad better than most and so choose something you think he’ll love and treasure for years to come.

Does the Father of the Bride Buy the Bride a Gift?

Again, it’s totally up to you. Traditionally, the father of the bride pays for the wedding – although that’s fast becoming a thing of the past – and if you’re a dad who has made a financial contribution to the day itself, you may see that as the gift which is totally understandable. If, however, you would like to give a token to the bride we have plenty of bride-to-be gift ideas to help you find the perfect present.

Need more gift-spiration? Check out our groomsmen gift ideas for every budget