With Father's Day just a few days away (Sunday 19th June in case you'd forgotten!) we thought we would take a look at some gifts that you can give to the first man in your life on your wedding day. Tradition dictates that the Father of the bride is responsible for providing the funds behind the majority of your special day, and while that might not always be the case nowadays, we're sure you still have a lot to thank your Dad for on your wedding day.
We've put together some of our favourite gifts for the Father of the Bride so you can show your gratitude.
Cufflinks are a classic present for male wedding attendees. By gifting your Dad a pair, he can reminisce about your big day every time he wears them. Why not go the extra mile and opt for an engraved set to really make them special?
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2. Tie Pin or Clip
Tie pins or clips make a stylish and practical choice for presents for the Father of the bride. They can be used to add a touch of style to an outfit and will make sure that his tie stays in the right place when it comes to the photos too!
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3. Hip Flask
There's something about a hip flask that provides an air of traditional style to a man's wedding day outfit. Whatever they put in it is entirely up to them, but you can make sure that your Dad keeps it classy with a sterling silver or leather-finished container.
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4. Wristwatch or Pocket Watch
For a lot of men, a watch is the one piece of jewellery they wear. Make your Dad’s watch extra special by presenting him with a new one on your wedding day! This collection by Christopher Ward has some fine examples of wristwatches that are the perfect way to say thank you.
C65 Trident Vintage £600 by Christopher Ward
C5 Malvern Quartz - Limited Edition £199 by Christopher Ward
C5 Malvern Slimline Square £399 by Christopher Ward
We don't know what it is, but there is something seriously cool about wearing a pocket watch with a suit. Turn the Father of the bride into a true dapper gent with a sophisticated and elegant alternative to his everyday wristwatch.
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5. Tankard / Whiskey Glasses
A personalised tankard or whiskey glass means that every time your Dad enjoys a drink, he can reminisce and toast your good health over and over again! A nice idea for a practical or decorative piece, sterling silver or fine cut glass will make a celebratory drinking vessel really stand out.
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6. A Special Bottle of Something
Whether it's a Scotch from his favourite distillery, a vintage bottle of wine, or something else that you know he's certain to enjoy: a special tipple is a great way to show your appreciation to your Father. Add your own message to the bottle too for that personal touch.
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7. Eau de Toilette
Speaking of bottles, a new fragrance for your wedding day might be the perfect thank you present. Pick up that certain fragrance that he has always wanted or something special that you think would be perfect for him. Either way, he is sure to think back to your big day and smile whenever he wears it.
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8. Photo of the two of you
What better way to show your appreciation for everything that your Dad has provided than to capture a moment of happiness from the past. Find a nice frame and add a message of your gratitude to the back of the photo for a wonderfully heartfelt gift on your big day.
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With so many different ways to show gratitude to your Dad, we're sure you'll find the perfect present to make your wedding day even more special for him.
Is the Father of the bride struggling to find the right look for your wedding? Check out our Best Dressed Guest: Father of the Bride style guide to help them look sharp on your big day.