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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 step-father of the bride cards from Yellowstone Art Boutique, which have a lovely navy font and come with a stylish kraft envelope.
Pros & Cons: Call us patriotic, but these beauties are proudly printed in the United Kingdom; we sure do love supporting our local businesses —  they're also crafted from recycled paper made in the Lake District. Though they're restricted to A6 dimensions, you'll find more than enough space on the inside to write something meaningful.

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! They're the kind of item one can hang onto for years; probably wear them on a rare special occasion too.
Pros & Cons: You can opt to include a sweet personal card to add even more sentimentality to the gift; it might cost you an extra £3.75, but that additional level of personalisation will definitely be worth it.

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. Let's be honest, who wouldn't be stoked to receive a delicious chocolate with their name on it?
Pros & Cons: This delightful gift comes with a bespoke keepsake box that he can use long after devouring the Toblerone. Despite only having a 14-character limit, there should be enough space to at least fit a name or nickname.

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.
Pros & Cons: This gorgeous wallet is sleek, stylish, and made from high-quality buffalo leather that only gets better with age — It might only have space for a few items, but the gift-receiver will certainly have enough room for the essentials.

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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 both of your names. 
Pros & Cons: These nifty glasses receive hand-etched engravings right here in the United Kingdom and will ship to you in a matter of days, in case you need a superb gift in a hurry. You might need to find out if the father of the bride is a whiskey, beer, or wine drinker — no worries, Becky Broome has a range of different glass-style options to accommodate his preferences. 
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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 personal 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.
Pros & Cons: If he has a preferred colour, this thoughtful gift can come in traditional red and white, or you can opt for purple, pink and blue. With two different sizes to choose from, you might need to whip out the measuring tape before selecting the optimal one. 
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7. Personalised Father of the Bride Handkerchief – £18.50, The Hummingbird Card Company

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 for this perfect present to wipe from their cheek.
Have the date of your big day and a special message printed onto the material for a unique sense of personalisation. The letters can be made using gorgeous gold, silver or rose gold foil print. Each one is delivered in a blush or pewter grey petal-shaped wallet, finished off with a "sealed with love" sticker.
Pros & Cons: Made from high-quality cotton, it will feel luxurious to the skin; you will just need to let them know that the handkerchief must be washed at a maximum of 40°C to retain the material's ideal quality.

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, this 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.
Pros & Cons: If they're really fanatics about this specific cuisine style, you can easily up the subscription to six or 12 months — with so many different options to choose from, you might want to take a minute deciding on the ideal plan to suit the father of the bride's preferences.

9. Father of the Bride Personalised Golf Divot Repair Tool – £19, Hope and Halcyon

Golf Divot Repair Tool

Is your dad all about early mornings, tee boxes, and rolling fairways? You can equip them with this handy Golf Divot Repair Tool from Hope and Halcyon, which we're certain will come in handy at multiple points during his 18-hole round. You can add a hint of touching personalization with space for some text and a little red heart to show your appreciation for the father of the bride. 

Once ordered, it will arrive in a fancy black gift box with a luxury black lining interior.

Pros & Cons: You can further enhance this special gift by opting to include a custom personalised ball marker. Though this option might set you back £11, we think you won't regret seeing the joy on their face when they rush off to play a round of golf, divot repair tool and ball marker in tow.

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10. Handmade Personalised Initial Leather Hip Flask – £28, 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. The actual flask is made from durable stainless steel and protected with a stylish, 100% genuine leather cover — you can personalize this gift by having their initials added to the cover, which comes in black or brown coloured leather.

Pros & Cons: This delightful item is crafted at home in the United Kingdom, and your purchase would be supporting this locally-run business. The only sort-of con with hip flasks is they run out fast, so keep your refill close by to keep the good times rolling.

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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 your 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.

Pros & Cons: This thoughtful gift is ideal for the father of the bride who loves taking care of others and has a soft spot for gardening or flora in general. If his green thumb needs a little work, you might need to keep reminding them to water it regularly; they'll get into soon enough with a little love and encouragement.

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12. 'Giving Me Away' Dad Wedding Keyring – £19.75, 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 morning. Let him know you'll always need him with this silver, engraved keyring from Oh So Cherished

Pros & Cons: You will have two heart-warming lines of text to choose from that says "thank you!" for sharing such an important occasion. The keyring can come in a complimentary cotton bag or a stylish gift box — if you opt to go with the latter, it's an additional £3.50, but oh-so-worth it.

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

13. Personalised Men's Golf Glove – £25, 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!

Pros & Cons: These gloves are designed with love and made to fit like a ... well, a glove, out on the fairway. With two sizes to choose from, you might need to figure out a way to get measurements to avoid the item being too big or too small.

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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 bookmark 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!

Pros & Cons: This beautiful keepsake is made from genuine leather; this organic material can arrive with a distinct smell which fades after a short period of time.

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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. They will shine brightly as he brims with pride throughout your milestone celebration.

Pros & Cons: Not only will you enjoy the complimentary personalisation options, but also free gift wrapping in the shape of a drawstring linen pouch; however, you can also choose an embossed gift box for a little extra.

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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 Sipsmiths to truly spoil him!

Pros & Cons: Made from a range of naturally delicious ingredients, you can bet your bottom dollar that these truffles will explode with flavour; just make sure dad is a fan of gin, milk, and soya, as his diet might need to be considered.

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17. Personalised Men's Slogan Apron – £27.20, 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!

Pros & Cons: The only thing difficult about this potential gift is choosing a colour that best fits the father of the bride. Available in blue, grey, or black denim, opt for the option that speaks to him; there are also different lines of text that might fit them better, such as Licence to grillWinner Winner Chicken Dinner, and The Master Mixologist.

Father of the Bride Gifts Under £50

18. Le Labo coffee body scrub – £40, Selfridges

Let's face it, most grown-ups love a cup of coffee, some might even say they can't start their day without it. If dad is among the many, we're certain this coffee scrub will provide a little bit of that perky-java feeling. Crafted using a plant-based formula, this stuff is great for your skin; We think that everyone should give themselves some TLC, including each and every father of the bride. 

Pros & Cons: Ideal for natural and environmentally-conscious individuals, you might have to wait one or two extra days since the product is shipping all the way from the Big Apple.

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19. 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. Once shipped, it arrives in a beautiful wooden crate, something he might be able to repurpose if he's all about that DIY life.

Pros & Cons: An extra bag of chocolate-covered beans are delivered alongside this cute little gift. Just make sure the gift receiver has the right kind of space to home a plant; they need plenty of sunlight, water, and loving care.

20. 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 — alternatively, you could even have artwork engraved onto the face of the wallet, giving it a truly unique look.

Pros & Cons: This wallet comes in a range of colours, including classic black, rich brown, grey and bright and dark blue, and does not come with a closed compartment for coins; but the width-wide note pocket will safely store your cash in a sleek and sophisticated way.

21. Personalised Father Of The Bride Jewellery Box – £45, 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. The lid features a leather loop handle for easy access and three separate compartments to help make sorting an easy task.

Pros & Cons: Though it sits at a sizeable 5cm tall with a 25cm diameter, you'll be surprised at how efficient this item is in terms of storage; it always looks gorgeous, meaning it won't clutter countertops or bedside tables.

22. 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. It's not every day you get to show someone you appreciate them through something so delicious, so go ahead, treat 'em!

Pros & Cons: Make no mistake, when you hand this tantalizing pie over to the father of the bride, he'll be eager to dig in. You might need to work on your timing as you don't want him covered in pie as he guides you down the aisle.

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!

Pros & Cons: Not only is this a fancy comb, but it also features a nifty bottle opener on the back of the handle, an essential for when he needs to crack one open for a spontaneous toast at your wedding. It's quite weighty due to being made from solid, high-quality materials, so he might need to wear a jacket rather than keeping it in his trouser pockets.


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.

Pros & Cons: These are dazzling gifts and will certainly make his outfit look even more dapper; just make sure he looks after them when he's on the dance floor at your reception; if he grooves a little too hard, he might lose them while cutting the rug to some good tunes.

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.

Pros & Cons: Handcrafted from genuine buffalo leather, you know you're giving him a high-quality product. It's perfect for the father of the bride, who loves his morning routine and loves to keep up with modern trends.

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.

Pros & Cons: Phew, this is a seriously stylish watch and will enhance his swagger ten-fold; with it being quite a beautiful but expensive gift, you might need to let him know to take good care of it whilst out celebrating your big day. Discover more wedding watches here.

27. Herschel Supply Co Little America backpack – £105, Selfridges 

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

Pros & Cons: The backpack features padded shoulder straps for maximum comfort and charming faux buckles with leather strappings — he might love it so much that he'd wish it were a little bigger for much longer travel journeys.

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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. 

Pros & Cons: Who doesn't love a quality bottle of bubbly? It's literally a representation of celebratory occasions, and this particular selection will make a great addition to any connoisseur's collection. You might want to get your order in for this limited edition set, with delivery times varying — he might love it so much he'll want to pop it with you two newlyweds as a way to celebrate.

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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, and probably the comfiest, slippers in the house! We wouldn't blame you if you ended up getting some for you and your partner. 

Pros & Cons: These slippers look so stylish, and the sheepskin insole will be like stepping into a cloud. Just try to keep them dry and clean, as you don't want to lose the ultra-soft state of this material. They're also slip-on, ensuring no fuss getting your feet somewhere warm fast once you've hopped out of bed in the morning.

30. Tom Ford Ombré Leather Eau de Parfum – £100, 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. The actual bottle boasts a sleek and sophisticated look in all black with some elegant white text.

Pros & Cons: This unisex fragrance has quite the following, with several reviews claiming the scent lasts all day. Discover more wedding aftershaves here. 

Do You Get the Father of the Bride a Gift?

It’s not essential that you buy anyone a gift, but we think a father of the bride gift is 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