fathers of the bride
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For the father who’s always been there for you, and always will be, not just any wedding day gift for Dad will do. After all, your wedding day isn’t just a day when you’ll finally marry your person, it’s also a day when your family will grow and your dad will see your life change before his eyes. To thank the father of the bride or groom for all he’s done to turn you into who you are today, and to show him you’ll always love him the most, these sentimental, personal presents for all styles of Dad are just the thing.

Check out 27 of our favorite wedding day gifts for Dad.

beer growler

Custom beer growler

Help Dad show off his style when he picks up (or whips up) his weekly microbrew with this vintage-inspired growler personalized with his very own “brand.” He’ll love showing this off at your after party!

WeddingWire Shop diamond emblem personalized beer growler, $30, WeddingWire Shop

wallet ninja

Ultra-thin multi tool

Dad’s always had just the thing to fix any and every problem you’ve ever encountered. Help him stay that way with this clever, card-sized multitool that will help him keep on MacGyver-ing the world into a better place.

Wallet Ninja 18-in-1 credit card sized multitool, $11, Amazon

journal

Life story journal

This sweet, interactive journal would be so fun for you and dad to fill out together—especially if watching you get married is making him extra-sentimental for the good ol’ days.

Uncommon Goods My Life Story So Far clothbound journal, $30, UncommonGoods

backpack

Lightweight backpack

This super-trendy backpack is all the rage right now with the hip set—but dad doesn’t have to know that! He’ll love its lightweight, technical fabrication and no-frills design (grab one for you, too, and gift them both to him with a promise to never stop adventuring with him!).

FJÄLLRÄVEN Kånken water resistant backpack, $80, Nordstrom

cutting board

Customized cutting board

Every self-respecting grill master knows: wooden cutting boards are simply a cut above. Dad will feel like the king of the grill he’s always secretly known he is as he slices steaks for you and your new spouse on this personalized cutting board made of eco-conscious rubberwood.

Shutterfly “King of the Grill” wooden cutting board, $49.99, Shutterfly

pocket watch

Heartfelt pocket watch

Charming and classic, just like dad, this pocket watch will add a dapper dose to his wedding day look, while offering up a sweet message from you to keep close to his heart for always.

WeddingWire Shop gold frame gunmetal pocket watch and fob, $35, WeddingWire Shop

handkerchief

Modern handkerchief

This timelessly cool monogrammed handkerchief won’t just come in handy on your wedding day (during which he will most certainly not cry, no way, that’s just the sun in his eyes!), it’ll also go with any and every suit in his wardrobe so he can pack it in his pocket it again and again.

WeddingWire Shop personalized white pocket handkerchief with sans serif monogram, $20, WeddingWire Shop

keg

Portable beer keg

Dad loves the great outdoors. Dad loves a freshly tapped beer. Dad loves you. Finally, all three of his favorite things can come together with this smart, take-along keg made for all our far-flung adventures together (or, duh, tailgating!).

Uncommon Goods lightweight outdoor keg, from $99, Uncommon Goods

tie

His new favorite tie

Practical dads probably won’t want anything from you on your wedding day except to see you happy and in love, but if you gotta give him something, complete his big day ensemble with a classic, high-quality silk tie he’ll have forever. (Mom will be glad he can finally retire that paisley number from the ‘70s.)

The Tie Bar dot silk tie, $25, Nordstrom

dad socks

Special socks for his special walk

A wedding day gift for Dad doesn’t have to be big to pack a punch! These socks come with a customizable label to share a sweet note with dad and put a spring in his step as he walks you down the aisle.

WeddingWire Shop personalized men’s socks, $12, WeddingWire Shop

candles

Man cave candles

Think your dad’s not a candle guy? Think again! Everyone can benefit from the soothing power of scented candles, and, even better, scent is the ultimate memory trigger, so Dad will always think of you on your big day when he lights up one of these candles with clean, masculine scents.

Old Factory Man Cave candle three-pack, $29, Amazon

cooler chair

Handy cooler chair

From the tailgate to the campsite, Pops (ever the practical one) will love this multitasking pop-up seat keeps his brews cold while also keeping him comfy—such a unique gift for Dad on your wedding day. Get it monogrammed so Uncle Jim can’t steal it.

WeddingWire Shop personalized camouflage folding cooler chair, $35, WeddingWire Shop

bbq set

Ultimate grill kit

Your father probably already has quite the collection of BBQ bits and bobs, but do they come in a cool stainless steel carrying case engraved with his name? Didn’t think so. Give him the ultimate cookout swag with this heavy-duty set.

WeddingWire Shop custom stainless steel BBQ tools grill set, $40, WeddingWire Shop

charger

Sentimental charger upgrade

You’ve always been his own personal IT support, and that shouldn’t end because you’re getting married! Get Dad untangled from his 100 iPhone cords with this cute contact charger. Every time he charges up, he’ll see a pic of you and him and smile. That’s a win-win.

Shutterfly “The man, The myth, the Legend” wireless phone charger, $50, Shutterfly

tote

Stylish travel bag

Gift him this super-stylish weekender before your wedding weekend so he can use it to pack up for all the festivities! Bonus: You can get it monogrammed with his initial so he never loses his vacay shirts on the luggage carousel again.

WeddingWire Shop canvas weekender travel bag, $50, WeddingWire Shop

mugs

Family portrait mugs

Order a set of these super-cute custom mugs decorated with portraits of you, dad, mom, and your new spouse—or whatever combination of loved ones you want!—so Dad can always feel close to his new and improved family unit, even after your wedding day.

Uncommon Goods personalized family mugs, from $30, Uncommon Goods

bottle opener

Convenient bottle opener

From workshop to man cave to patio, wherever dad cracks open a beer or soda, this handy wall-mounted bottle opener will be there, monogrammed with a handsome branding of his initial. Kind of like how Dad is always there for you. Aw!

WeddingWire Shop cedar wood wall mount bottle opener, $30, WeddingWire Shop

shave kit

Classic shave kit

A perfectly fancy gift to help upgrade Pops’ shaving game before his big walk down the aisle, this kit contains everything he needs for a barber shop-worthy shave. It’s a luxe touch every gent deserves to have on their side of the bathroom counter.

Gentleman Jon complete wet-shave kit, $50, Amazon

cufflinks

Monogrammed cufflinks

Maybe dad’s never been a cufflinks guy, or maybe he wears them all the time, but monogrammed cufflinks to complete his dapper look on your wedding day? Talk about a must-have. This wedding day gift for Dad also has the extra benefit of being tiny and discreet, great for gifting if your wedding is a plane ride away.

WeddingWire Shop round gunmetal cufflinks, $30, WeddingWire Shop

gift set

Grooming goodies

Moms aren’t the only parents who love a fancy body lotion. Even if your Dad is a no-bells-and-whistles type, he won’t be able to resist the clean scents and pampering ingredients in these handcrafted body and face products—a perfect gift for Dad on your wedding day. Who knows? You might just get him into anti-aging serums next.

Uncommon Goods handcrafted gentleman’s gift set, $38, Uncommon Goods

record player

Vintage-inspired record player

Handsome and nostalgic, this compact record player is the perfect gift for a dad who loves music and vintage style. To really seal the deal, gift it with a record that includes a song you both share a love for, or have a wonderful shared memory of. He’ll treasure it forever.

Crosley radio cruiser deluxe turntable, $70, Nordstrom

dopp kit

Rugged dopp kit

So dad doesn’t have to show up at your wedding hotel with his usual Ziploc bag full of odds and ends, this hardy canvas dopp kit with leather trim is just what he needs to hold everything he needs (especially the luxe grooming kit in #21!). Add a monogram to make it an extra classy wedding day gift for Dad.

WeddingWire Shop personalized men’s travel toiletry bag, $25, WeddingWire Shop

hammer

Engraved hammer

More of a showpiece than an actual tool (although it would work great as a household hammer!) this wood-handled, laser-engraved hammer comes with a sweet message that you can customize, thanking dad for always being your own personal Mr. Fix It. It would look so sweet mounted over his workbench!

Joyful Moose personalized laser-engraved hammer, $40, Etsy

flask

Classic monogrammed flask

Every self-respecting father of the bride or father of the groom deserves one of these portable potable containers—to live out his James Bond fantasies or just to make a day on the golf course a little more fun. We love the handsome wood-wrapped look of this hip flask.

WeddingWire Shop personalized oak wood wrapped stainless steel hip flask, $20, WeddingWire Shop

hikes book

Outdoor inspiration in a book

He taught you to love and respect the great outdoors, now give him even more to explore (with you!) in this dreamy coffee table book. Extra points if you tuck post-its into the pages of hikes you hope to do with dad and your new spouse someday!

National Geographic 100 Hikes of a Lifetime: The World’s Ultimate Scenic Trails, $35, Amazon

water bottle
Eco-conscious water bottle

For the environmentalist dad who you’re always reminding to “Drink more water!”, this rough-and-tumble reusable bottle is the perfect pick. Personalizable and easy to clean, it’s a great wedding day gift for a no-nonsense dad looking to lighten his carbon footprint.

WeddingWire Shop personalized chrome stainless steel reusable water bottle, $25, WeddingWire Shop

cash strap

Futuristic card case

Wallets are so 2010. Lighten dad’s load and make him feel so sci-fi with this unique case that holds cards and cash and features embedded RFID technology to keep his personal info safe and sound. Get it engraved for an extra-special gift.

The Ridge metal aluminum cash strap, $75, Nordstrom

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