Sometimes telling your Bride to Be’s Dad that you are marrying his daughter can be a scary thing. Even if you get along well and you are now entering into the competition for the love of his Baby girl and taking her away from him. No Dad wants to know or think that someone else will be taking care of his little girl, but to make it easier on him I always recommend having a talk with him one on one where you also give him a gift that shows you care and you will take care of his little girl.
It is ok to propose to your fiancé in public or in front of her family, but having the heart to heart conversation or asking for her Father’s permission should be something you do one on one to not only show respect to her Dad, but also to show him that you are man enough to take care of his little girl and also that you respect him enough to have the talk with him one on one without the protection of his wife or his daughter.
Now, each Father In Law is going to be different, but there are a few gifts that we think will work better for a majority of Father in Laws and we’d like to share some ideas of things that we think work well across the board and that you might want to recommend to your website visitors. Here are some of our favorite Father of the Bride Gifts to help break the news and why.
Cufflinks aren’t something people wear everyday. Especially since most companies have gone business casual. However, cufflinks are completely appropriate for weddings and formal wear. Taking the standard cufflink and having it engraved is one thing and a great gift for the Father of the Bride. However I like to take things above and beyond that and also use locket cufflinks with a picture of the Father’s daughter and him in them because it not only makes it more meaningful, but it shows you respect your new wife’s Dad and the job he did raising his daughter. The two I featured here are two of my favorite locket cufflinks and ones that I always recommend for Father of the Bride gifts.
I couldn’t pick just one as my favorite, so click the link above to view my favorite picture frame pocket watches.
Another great affordable and classy gift you can give to your Father in Law or the Father of the Bride is a Classic Pocket Watch which also acts as a locket with a picture of his daughter. Pocket watches are completely out of style, but when you are dressed for a wedding and want to make an extra statement, Pocket Watches just somehow seem to work and even though your new Father in Law may never wear it again, The Pocket watch you buy him will definitely be kept somewhere he can look at and he will definitely appreciate the thought you gave into showing him that you respect and appreciate him with a classic and “timeless” gift.
Now, even if your Father in Law doesn’t smoke cigars, Humidors make excellent gifts. Men love them and they love to be able to keep a good cigar fresh for a long time and stored properly. Humidors aren’t something they would think about regularly or think about buying regularly, but if you buy your new Father in Law a Humidor and also some nice cigars to ask for his daughters hand in marriage. Combine it with a really nice Brandy, it’ll show you have class and you will also be able to provide for her and make sure she has better things in life, not to mention you might impress your new Father in Law. The only time I really don’t recommend this gift or the Brandy idea is if your new Father in Law is a recovering smoker or alcoholic. Then you may want to try the other gift ideas above.