It doesn’t matter how old you are, the loss of a father is devastating.
While it won’t take away the pain, sometimes a thoughtful gift of condolence or a memorial tribute can provide a little balm for the soul of the grieving person.
Maybe you are looking for that perfect “in memory of Dad” gift for a friend or family member who has recently lost a father?
Or perhaps you want to find a special remembrance or keepsake token for yourself to honor your own Dad?
To help answer that difficult question of what to get someone whose dad died, we’ve put together a thoughtful list to help you keep Dad’s memory alive.
Take a look at our memorial gift ideas and find inspiration to celebrate a life well-lived.
21 Best In Memory of Dad Gifts
These are our top choices of thoughtful sympathy gifts for someone whose dad passed away.
Any one of these would make a touching loss of father gift for the bereaved, and would be a good way to show them your love and support.
It can be hard to come up with sympathy gift ideas on your own, so we hope you’ll find this list helpful.
1. Custom Lighted Memorial Frame
This custom, lighted photo frame is a wonderfully personalized gift that they will cherish.
You can choose the inscription that sits below the photo and include his name as well. Just seeing it will bring comfort to their heart.
2. Memorial Photo Locket
This sweet locket would make a special gift for someone who has lost a special dad.
Crafted of quality materials to withstand regular wear, the cardinal is symbolic of the memory of those we’ve lost.
3. “Raise a Glass in Memory” Bottle Opener
Our personalized walnut and maple bottle opener makes it easy to offer a salute to your loved one. Raise a bottle to Dad’s memory each time you pop-a-top!
You can use it as a portable bottle opener or mount it on the wall. This is a great addition to a kitchen, garage, or even your patio.
4. Memorial Windchime
Listen to the wind blow and remember your father when the chimes sound. You can memorialize your dad on the engravable portion of this windchime by adding his name and dates.
You don’t even have to see the wind chime to know he’s with you -all you need to do is hear it. It’s nice to spend some quiet time out in your yard, and now you can let these gentle chimes lull you into relaxation.
5. In Loving Memory of Dad Bracelet
This hand-made copper and nylon bracelet is an excellent way to pay tribute to your father. The cord is a heavy-duty nylon paracord, while the disc is made of heavy copper. Each disc is hand stamped upon order.
Place his initials or the word “Dad,” and the year he passed away on the copper washer. This memorial bracelet will be able to be worn for years to come.
Looking for something a bit more delicate or formal? This beautiful silver bangle would be a wonderful alternative.
6. A Father’s Love Heart Plaque
A beautiful memento of a beloved father, this memorial heart plaque is perfectly suited to be displayed on a mantle, your office desk, bookcase — anywhere your eye regularly wanders.
With his name settled between two hearts, it’s a wonderful reminder that his presence will be ever-near your own heart. A truly special piece.
Papa Christmas Ornament
The Christmas season can represent especially tough times for those who are in mourning.
This memorial ornament may be the perfect gift to keep him close to their heart throughout the holiday season.
7. Goodbyes Are Not Forever Glass Suncatcher
This lovely glass suncatcher will remind you of him each time the sun streams through it. Along with its heartfelt quote, you can have it customized with his name and remembrance dates.
Finished with a beveled edge and a silver chain, it can be hung in a favorite window or even on the Christmas tree during the holidays.
8. Custom Painting
This hand-made custom portrait is a gift to be adored for a lifetime.
With all of the personalization options, you will have no problem getting everything perfect for your family portrait. This gift is truly a treasure that will fit into any home or office.
9. Memories of My Dad
Our Personalized “Memories of You” journal can be memorialized with the name of their loved one. This gorgeous leatherette cover comes in your choice of gray, brown, or teal.
Journaling can be a constructive way to work through your emotions after the death of a loved one. This journal can be a gift for yourself or someone you know.
10. In Memory of My Dad Memorial Candle
Candles are very traditional bereavement gifts as their flame represents the soul of the person we’ve lost.
This candle votive and remembrance display would be a meaningful way to keep him close and would make a unique memorial gift.
11. Custom Memorial Clock
This hand-made wooden clock makes a wonderful memorial gift for someone that has lost their father. Every time they look at this clock, they will be reminded of their dad and your thoughtfulness!
You can choose from six designs and finishes. Your new clock can be hung up or displayed on a stand.
Your memorial clock will suit any decor and be appreciated for years.
12. Memorial Frame
This hand-made commemorative frame is a thoughtful condolence gift to someone that has lost their father.
Imagine how this framed keepsake will bring a smile to your loved one’s face. This remembrance will suit any decor; at work or home.
13. Dad Garden Stone
If their dad loved to be outdoors or in the garden (or if they do), then memorial stones like these would be a great gift option.
A beautiful way to remind them of their wonderful father.
14. Memorial Bird Feeder
This is one of our favorite gifts; our memorial bird feeder is made of aromatic cedar and an engravable acrylic panel.
You can pick a design and an “In Loving Memory” inscription personalized with his name and dates. This is a very meaningful gift for someone who is always saying, “Angels appear when cardinals are near.“
So, celebrate life by feeding the neighborhood birds and enjoying their soothing presence. You can watch out the window, in the garden, or off the porch.
15. Father Willow Tree Figurine
One of our favorite remembrance gifts, the figures from Suzan Lordi’s Willow Tree collection make such thoughtful gestures. This one features a father and daughter, but there are many options to choose from.
Each is lovingly hand painted and makes a beautiful gift for this time of sorrow.
16. Stacking Ring
These hand-made rings are composed of silver pewter and are non-tarnishing and hypoallergenic. Each ring is hand stamped with your loved one’s name, birthstone, and angel’s wings.
You can stack these rings or wear them by themselves.
This is a splendid way to memorialize your loved one and keep their memory close to you.
17. Memorial Portrait
This 3D memorial crystal will be a treasured tribute to Dad. This laser engraved crystal will look beautiful anywhere in your home or office.
The three dimensional photo gift is made from state-of-the-art crystals by an experienced designer. This will be a beautiful memento to cherish and talk about for years to come.
18. Memorial Lantern
These hand-made memorial lanterns are a perfect tribute to your loved one.
Memories of your loved one are your most treasured things once they’ve passed. However, you can keep their memory burning brightly every time you switch it on.
The flickering flameless LED light gives the impression of a burning candle.
19. Trees in Memory
When you give a tree gift, you give something that could last for hundreds of years.
Our National Forests cover 8.5 percent of the United States. Sometimes wildfires devastate them, and replanting trees can help to regrow these areas.
Information about your tree and photos of it are posted online. The recipient of this gift can go online and learn about their tree and even plan an outing to see it.
More Memorial Gifts for Loss of Father
Here a few more memorial gifts for loss of father for your consideration. Finding gifts for someone whose dad passed away isn’t always an easy task, especially if this is your first time having to make this type of choice.
Take your time, carefully consider your options, and at the end of the day remember that it’s ultimately the gesture that matters more than anything.
Remembrance Photo Book
How better to commemorate your wonderful father than with a remembrance photo book?
You can keep all of your most precious memories caught on film in one place, dedicated specially to him. Fully customizable so it reflects him perfectly, this will be something cherished by the family for generations.
Skylight is a digital memorial photo frame you can email photos to, and they show up in seconds. This photo frame is as easy to use as 1,2,3!
Plugin and use the touch screen to connect to Wi-Fi, pick a Skylight email address for your frame, and then email photos to the frame’s address, and they will appear right away!
It’s a great way to share memories with family and loved ones across the miles.
This hand-made “reminder” pillow is just right for hugging and snuggling up to.
This is a personalized pillow cover made out of your loved one’s shirt. You can choose an embroidery message too. The seller will supply the 18″ x 18″ pillow.
Imagine the comfort you will feel when holding this pillow close to your heart.
Walk With Me Keychain
“Walk with me today, Dad.” This is a genuinely personal remembrance for your wedding day. This piece consists of a photograph charm to tie around your wedding bouquet. This is a fantastic way to keep Dad close on your special day.
The ribbon on this hand-made charm comes in various colors. You will have no problem finding the one that best suits you and your color scheme. The Swarovski Crystals and pearl beaded silver charm add the finishing touches to this piece.
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This unique fishing lure is made of high-quality stainless steel, and it will not tarnish or rust. It will look the same for years to come, keeping its shiny luster as it tempts fish.
Engrave your loved one’s name and dates. Dad will never miss another fishing trip!
“Robins Appear When Loved Ones Are Near” is a charming thought. These hand-painted stones are varnished and will withstand the outdoors.
You can display your pebble on a coffee table, desk, or shelf. Leave it at home, outdoors, or take it to the office. No matter where it is, you will be reminded of your loved one.
The original version of this saying mentions cardinals; if that’s the type of bird your dad loved, see more here.
You Are My Today & All of My Tomorrows
Our rustic, yet elegant, wooden keepsake plaque perfectly expresses the love and affection you shared! This meaningful piece pays homage to your beloved and will suit any décor.
Display your feelings for your loved one in your home or office.
Finding the right gift for someone who has lost their dad can be difficult. But, whether you pick a gift that helps them through the grieving process or one that honors the memory of their loved one, they are sure to appreciate it.
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