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5 Father of the Bride Gift Ideas

In honor of Father’s Day right around the corner, here are 5 of our favorite father of the bride and father of the groom gift ideas. While your big day is all about you and your spouse, it is important to recognize special family members with tokens of appreciation. These gifts are suitable for any important man in the bride or groom’s life, like a father, grandfather, uncle, or friend.

Personalized Tie Patch

A wonderful sentimental gift is a personalized tie patch. Choose a favorite photo and have it made into a patch to attach to the tie your father will be wearing on your big day! Available on Etsy, this tie patch is available in a peel and stick format, sew on, or iron on options. There are multiple dimensions available to fit almost any tie. Customization of your message is available free of charge.

Can Cooler

There’s nothing better than a cold drink! Gift these matching can coolers to the father of the bride and the father of the groom, so they can toast in style. These are available on Etsy in either black or white with engraving included. There are tons of personalized “roles” available, making these not only great gift for both fathers, but for groomsmen and other family members as well.


An embroidered handkerchief is a great gift not only to remember the occasion, but also to wipe away those happy tears. Check out Etsy for this handkerchief with personalization, your choice of thread color, and the option to add your wedding date.

Cuff Links & Tie Clip

Another great gift option are a few accessories for your big day. These cuff links from Clinks are available in sliver, gold, and rose gold and have several engraving options. This tie clip, from Amazon, is also customizable with the wedding date and names of the couple

Leather Toiletry Bag

Your father is likely to not treat himself to things, especially during wedding planning. While this luxury personalized toiletry bag many not be something your father or future father-in-law would buy for themselves, it would make a wonderful gift for the wedding day. This Leatherology Top Zip Toiletry Bag is available in 9 colors and is equipped with a zipped interior pocket and 2 open pockets with leather trim. It is 9.8″W x 6.3″H x 3.3″, perfect for tall bottles to stand upright. The interior nylon lining is water-resistant and the bag can come beautifully gift wrapped. There is an option for personalization for an additional fee, available hand-painted or debossed.

If you are planning a wedding in Roanoke Virginia, Richmond Virginia, Fredericksburg/Northern Virginia, The Shenandoah Valley, Coastal Virginia or in Charlottesville/ Lynchburg Va. we can help with your wedding planning and ideas.

The author: Natalie

Natalie is a Vinton, VA native currently pursuing a journalism degree at Virginia Tech. She loves planning, and has a specific interest in all things to do with weddings. In her free time she enjoys reading, journalism, and traveling. Her post-grad plans are to pursue a career in magazine writing and design.