Post # 1
I am struggling to find a good father of the bride gift for my father. Overall, he has not been the most supportive person in my life and is literally not doing anything for the wedding (monetarily or time-wise), other than showing up for the wedding day and the rehearsal dinner the night before. Therefore, all these cute father of the bride gifts thanking the dad for all their help or saying how they will always be their daddy’s girl (which I never was) are leaving me bitter.
Are there any good father of the bride gifts out there for a situation like this… and not so sentimental?
(Also, sorry if this was posted to the wrong board…)
Post # 2
I don’t think it’s necessary to get him anything…especially if you aren’t close with him.
We didn’t gift anything to my mom or in-laws..just seemed like an unnecessary thing (one helped and one didn’t..and we are close to them). Not a big deal.
Post # 3
Do you need to give him a gift at all? It sounds like he’s not a very big part of your life, and I don’t think you’re required to reward that with a present. However, if you still feel it’s necessary, maybe something like a watch? Not engraved or anything, just a nice little something.
Post # 4
You could give him a generic-but-inexpensive gift if you feel the need to give him something. There are “Dad” pocket watches on Amazon and Etsy for under $10 with shipping. My Fiance actually picked one of them for his dad, even though we’d budgeted more, because his dad “would appreciate the sentiment but never use the gift.” Knowing his dad, that’s almost certainly true. It doesn’t look cheesy or cheap, unless you’re used to the kind that cost hundreds of dollars.