Last Updated: Apr 26, 2018
His little girl has grown up and found the man of her dreams. Before he walks her down the aisle and gives her away, you want to remind him you’ll always be daddy’s girl. Whether you give him a beautiful glass photo print for his dresser, a photo mug he can use every morning or a personalized paperweight he can place on his desk, we’ve compiled a collection of father of the bride gift ideas that will remind him of that special bond between a father and daughter for years to come.
1. Mason Jar
Whether he’s working hard in the yard or on his latest project in the garage, every dad likes to feel like he’s king of the house. After a long day, he’ll need an ice-cold beverage to wet his whistle. Help him enjoy his favorite drink in style with the charming Crown King Mason Jar.
In between all the wedding weekend events, make sure dad is all set with some quality snacks and treats to keep him going. Either make your own or purchase some locally made salsa and a special snack to go along with it. Try making some homemade corn chips as well!
3. Waffle Mix
On the morning of the wedding, wake up early and make a waffle date with dad. Put together a gift basket with all your waffle favorites—powdered sugar, maple syrup and even fresh fruit. Spend some quality time chatting with dad before the day gets rolling.
4. Luggage Tag
When packing for his little girl’s big day or heading off on his next business trip, gift him a sturdy and stylish luggage tag. With the Gallery Monogram Luggage Tag, you can design it with his initial and one of his favorite photos of him and the bride-to-be. No matter where he goes, he can take a little piece of her with him.
5. Ice Cream Bowl
When dad’s relaxing at the end of a busy week, there’s nothing more exciting than a bowl of ice cream just for him. Hand paint a customized ice cream bowl or find one from your favorite local store. The bowl has endless uses and can be paired with all sorts of fun treats in a gift basket.
What’s sweeter than a father-daughter fishing trip just after all the busyness of a wedding? Gather a new set of tackle, tackle case or even a new reel and plan a day of fishing and catching up over a long afternoon.
7. Playing Cards
Over the holidays and on family trips, dads are always up for a game to pass the time. A deck of cards is a fun and easy way to turn any festivity or vacation into a party. He’ll love this set of Chalkboard Playing Cards that can be designed with individualized text and a family photo.
8. Wooden Music Amplifier
To truly express your gratitude, show off your carpentry skills by gifting something beautiful and practical. Using the natural acoustics of poplar wood, build a music speaker that seamlessly blends with wooden home decor.
9. New Tools
The wedding is a great time to wow dad with a complete overhaul of his tool set. Show him how much you’ve appreciated his support with state-of-the-art tools and a modern tool bag. Monogram the bag with his initials for a personal accent.
10. Photo Mug
At the start of his day or on a cold winter night, the father of the bride can usually be found with a warm cup of coffee in his hand. The Dad Striped Border Mug will help him enjoy his preferred beverage and remind him how loved he is. Design it with a beautiful photo of you and it’s sure to become his favorite mug for years to come.
11. Glass Photo Print
The father of the bride has always been so proud of his little girl. He’s filled his home and office with memories of you and can never have enough great photos of times they’ve spent together. That’s why every dad is sure to adore the Gallery Monogram Curved Glass Print with a personalized collage of his favorite photos with his daughter.
12. Espresso Cups
If dad is an espresso lover, make his coffee routine complete with a new matching set of espresso cups. Pair the set with some locally roasted espresso beans and reserve a date soon after the wedding to sit and catch up.
13. DIY Fishing Lures
A treat for the avid fisherman, link your choice bottle caps to treble fishing hooks for this personalized set of lures. Does dad have a favorite beverage? Personalize this handmade fishing set as a great father of the bride wedding gift idea.
14. Photo Book
As dads watch their kids grow up, they love to reminisce about all the memorable moments they’ve shared together over the years. It may seem like only yesterday he was teaching his daughter to ride a bike and now he’s about to walk her down the aisle. Help the father of the bride celebrate the journey of watching his little girl transform into an elegant woman with a collection of photos that showcase your everlasting bond.
15. Photo Pillow
Pillows are a functional way to brighten up any space. Whether a dad needs to spruce up the couch in his office or add an accent to his man cave, he’s sure to love a one-of-a-kind pillow designed just for him. With the To The Moon Collage 16×16 Pillow, you can add a custom collection of his cherished photos.
16. Beachwood Door Sign
Curated wall decor can transform the energy of a room. Hand paint a beechwood door sign and attach natural twine for easy hanging. This father of the bride gift adds charm to the rustic home while exhibiting your personalized artistic touch.
17. Tea Tree
If dad is a true tea lover, up his tea game with a handmade tea tree. Adorably festive, this is a particularly ideal display when your wedding coincides with the holiday season. We recommend pairing this tea-filled topiary with a personalized mug or tea cozy.
18. Photo Puzzle
On a rainy Sunday afternoon or cold winter night, there’s nothing better than putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Create a custom puzzle any dad is sure to enjoy by adding a touch of nostalgia with one of his favorite photos. The father of the bride will love reminiscing about this special moment as he kicks back, relaxes and completes the puzzle.
While juggling meetings and deadlines at the office, it’s nice to have something special on your desk to brighten your day. Nothing will make a dad smile on a tough workday like a customized glass paperweight with a picture of him and his daughter. The Keyline Monogram Paperweight allows you to add a personal touch with text and a photo that dads can enjoy every day.
20. Lawn Dice
Ideal for a warm, springtime or summer wedding, gather the family outside for lawn games with these handmade lawn dice. Saw six squares from a 4×4 and paint the appropriate dots around each side. Dad will adore these at home for all his future barbecues and family parties to come.
21. Knitted Nautical Keychain for Dad
Thank your dad for all he has done with this hand-knitted nautical key chain idea, adorned with a personalized tag and anchor charm. Add a loving message, reminding him of your love every time he reaches for his keys.
22. DIY Checkers Set
Throughout all the hurried wedding planning, set some time aside with your dad for a father-daughter checkers match. Painted wood slices make for excellent DIY checkers pieces, with hemmed checker-patterned fabric as a take-anywhere game board. He’ll love the chance to slow down and catch up over this handmade gift.
23. Herb-Infused Sea Salt
Infuse sea salt with your choice of herbs in this easy two-step process. Package it all up in an airtight jar and gift it to your favorite chef. Long after the wedding, dad will be reminded of your gratitude when cooking up a delicious meal.
Say thanks to your dad for always having your back with these thoughtful gift ideas. Whether he prefers a relaxing night at home or out on the town, you can find something that will remind him you’ll always be there. Don’t forget to have him partake in some planning too, like picking out the father-daughter dance song.