33 Good Father of the Groom Gifts When You Have No Idea What to Buy Him
The father of the groom can get a raw deal when it comes to gifts as most of the attention centers around the bride and her parents. Redress that balance by choosing one of these oh-so-good father of the groom gifts that range from sentimental (like personalized cufflinks) to downright silly (think sushi socks). Whatever his personality type, you’ll find the perfect gift here, even when you really haven’t a clue what to buy him.
He’ll know exactly when it’s wine o’clock when he has this unusual watch on his wrist. Made from retired French and Austrian oak wine barrels, this handsome timepiece also uses stainless steel to add a contemporary feel to the warmth and richness of the beautiful wood.
Any photograph can be turned into a beautiful hand painted portrait with Paint Your Life. You could even have different photos amalgamated into one, which is perfect for including loved ones who couldn’t be there for the occasion, whether through distance or loss.
Forget instant coffee, this Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Maker will take his caffeine game to the next level. Cold coffee left overnight in the fridge transforms magically into the creamiest cold brew that even surpasses that of his favorite coffee shop.
Father of the groom gifts require a little out-of-the-box thinking, especially if you want to keep him on side! If he’s into his fishing, this lure will make him smile every time he uses it as it tells him he’s the best father-in-law ever. It’s available as a keychain, too.
Send him a different photo of the wedding every day with the incredible Aura digital frame. With room for more than 10,000 photos, when linked to your device you can send photographs instantly to the fame, giving him a wonderful surprise every time a new one is added.
Whether he tends to stick to the same few wines, or likes to try new and exciting ones, the FirstLeaf club is for him. Based on an amazing algorithm, six delicious wines will be hand selected according to the initial questionnaire, and shipped directly to him every 1, 2 or 3 months.
An olive branch is a well-known symbol of peace and friendship, so imagine what an entire olive tree says? This juvenile tree will arrive ready planted in its own pot and saucer, and will measure between 18” and 22” high. Gift includes a personalized note that comes sealed with wax.
Save him the hassle of taking an entire set of knives on his next fishing trip with the Multi-flex Interchangeable Set from Bubba. Employing a simple squeeze and slide mechanism, the non-slip grip can house any one of the 4 blades included to make filleting so much quicker and easier.
Give him something else to think about with a Masterclass in just about anything that piques his interest. These fantastic online classes come in subjects as diverse as cooking, science, and music, and are taught by the very best teachers in their field (think the legendary Carlos Santana on guitar).
Small enough to fit behind the driver’s seat, but tall enough to house several bottles of wine, the YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler is the perfect cooler to take on road trips or fishing expeditions. With one-handed opening and a comfy carrying strap, it’s the only cooler he’ll ever need.
Once the champagne has been consumed and the tie has come off, the father of the groom might want to kick back and open a cold beer. Make every bottle count with a personalized Bottle Breacher, which has been made by vets and is available in a huge array of designs.
He’ll think you’re asking him to help paint the new marital home when he first sees this Man Can! Inside, however, he’ll find all-natural soap, shave gel, bay rum oil and hand butter, along with a hand mitt, which all comes with a beautifully fresh, manly scent.
Give your father in law a wedding gift to remember with the Gillette Heated razor. With one wireless charge providing up to 6 shaves, this innovative razor is as close as he will get to a hot towel session, but from the convenience and privacy of his own bathroom.
Handmade from recycled sterling silver and 18K gold, these cufflinks pay homage to a man who lets nothing hold him back. Depicting snow-capped mountains under a golden moon, they will let him know that you see his strength and determination to climb every mountain.
It’s not just the bride who can wear ‘something new’, as this handsome but subtle tie clip so ably demonstrates. Made from aluminum with a modern brushed finish, the clip is hand stamped with his title and will add a classy touch to his wedding suit and any formal attire.
Sunsets are magical, and if he appreciates the beauty and magic of the end of the day, this Sunset Scene Sand Art picture will make a fabulous gift. Perfect for keeping on his desk or bookshelf, the scenery changes every time it’s inverted and no two sandscapes will ever be the same.
Sometimes an occasion calls for a whole bottle of wine, while others are a one-glass affair. Help him keep his vino safe with Coravin, the ingenious system that allows wine to be poured before resealing the cork, meaning the rest of the bottle stays fresh for months or even years.
Keeping a thick wallet in a back pocket can cause horrendous back pain as it affects posture, so it pays to find a slimmer alternative. This RFID blocking aluminum fiber wallet can hold up to 12 cards and features an external money clip to keep folded notes in place.
This knife can be used or kept as a keepsake, but either way it will make a stunning gift. The wooden handle can be engraved with the text of your choice – up to a maximum of 84 characters – while the blade comes in either stainless steel or black.
Make your father in law eat his words, or rather yours, with this set of 24 personalized cookies. Sweet, sentimental, or funny, you can have your message stamped onto these melt-in-the-mouth shortbreads for a gift he’ll enjoy for days or weeks to come (depending on how sweet his tooth is!)
Wooden watches make a lovely change from the usual types, so why not give the father of the groom this one as a thoughtful gift? Particularly suited to someone who loves a tipple, this watch is handmade from the oak of retired whiskey barrels, and features a striking black face.
Fishing trips and beach barbeques will never be the same again when he has this outdoor keg. Lightweight and portable, this growler can hold 64 ounces of cold beer, and will dispense cold, carbonated beer with a simple flick of the lever.
Give Dad a lasting wedding gift with a pair of cufflinks that he can wear on the day or any time after that. Rhodium plated and engraved with the wedding date, one says ‘Father of the Groom’ while the other features a heartfelt thankyou from a son to his dad.
Taking a grill with him when he goes off on adventures might not sound feasible, but this eco-friendly portable version makes it easy. Weighing just 10 lbs, this lightweight model comes in a special carry case and includes a grill, plant-based charcoal pods, thermometer, and bamboo spatula and cutting board.
He can keep cans cool and hands warm with these adorably cute Cold Beer Coats. Made to look like tiny puffer jackets, these little garments fit snugly around a standard can and fasten with a contrasting zip, while the ‘sleeves’ make convenient handles for hands to hold.
If he’s partial to sashimi or enjoys temaki, these socks will go down a treat. Made with a cotton, nylon, and lycra mix for well-fitting comfort, these socks come in green or black and feature an all-over sushi design for the foodie in your life.
Variety is the spice of life, and this kit will allow him to make a variety of spicy sauces that are exclusive to him. Containing everything needed to make six bottles of tongue-tingling condiments – including the bottles and customizable labels – it will keep him busy once the wedding day is over.
This watch is made using the wooden seats from MLB stadiums, offering Dad a chance to own an authentic piece of sporting history. Choose from The Yankees, Red Sox, or the Cubs for this time piece, which also features an eco-leather strap, and stadium details engraved on the back.
If you’re the last one to get married, this book will give Dad something to do to ward off Empty Nest Syndrome. Packed with details, photography, and tips from 100 of the world’s most spectacular hiking trails, it might tempt him to add a few destinations to his travel bucket list.
If he fancies himself as something of a mixologist, add one of these Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kits to his home bar. Each kit comes with the dried ingredients needed for the infusion, along with a label and bottle; all he needs to do is add the spirit and wait.
Mix memory with an appreciation for nature with the Woodcut Memory Game. Complete with 26 pairs of intricate wood designs on high quality cards, this matching game is suitable for all the family, and will provide some much-needed quiet-time after the wedding celebrations (or even during them).
If he’s a spirits man, treat him to a quarterly delivery from Flaviar, the subscription service that sources unique spirits and brings them to their customers’ doors. With three hard-to-find whiskey samplers, a collectible concrete coaster, and tasting notes in each box, it’s a gift that keeps on giving.
The stitching in this handsome leather watch strap represents Luke Skywalker’s light saber, making it a perfect gift for Star Wars fans everywhere, while the sub-dial features the symbol of the Rebel Alliance symbol. Full of subtle Star Wars touches, it’s the grown-up watch for the boy at heart.