@Corilee13: Like PP’s have stated the “tradition” is to give gifts to bridal party, parents, grandparents, and if you have ushers/hosts/readers, then it’s nice to gift them too.
However, gifts are something that should be given because you WANT to give them. Not because doctrines and beliefs dictate you should do so. That said, it would be nice to gift your parents, but you don’t have to. If you don’t really want to leave them out, maybe you could give them a nice print of one of your wedding pictures in a nice frame. Not too expensive, but a little something. Same for your FIL’s, or grandparents. They’ll appreciate it, and it won’t cost you very much at all.
I’m giving a lot to my Bridesmaids: I am giving them both a set of matching earrings/necklace/bracelet for every day wear, a necklace/earrings/bracelet set and a floral hair comb for them to wear with their dresses, (I wanted something specific, so I am covering that expense) and I’m thinking of giving them a handbag. They’ve done a lot to help me out the last few months.I was able to do this inexpensively, because I made all the jewlery by hand.
My Maid/Matron of Honor (Man, not Maid) will be getting a matching tie tack/money clip/cufflink set I got on Etsy. He’s been one of the best friends I’ve ever had through the years, and he’s always there for me when I need him. Fiance loves him too.
For my groomsmen/brothers, they will be getting stuff like hoodies, beach towels, and backpacks reflecting their interests. One is a huge Yankees fan, and the other is an Olympic Weightlifter (or well, he hopes to compete in the Olympics)
For FI’s Best Man, we are going to get him a nice Sake set, and some really nice Travel Chopsticks.
For my parent’s, I’m not sure, but I think I’d like to give them an actual photo album, and a few other personalilzed trinkets I can make. Same for FIL’s, because they are contributing just as much as my parents.
I will also do something special for my grandmother, who graciously paid for my wedding gown. I haven’t decided on what yet though.
But this is because they have all played significan roles in the wedding/our lives. We want to honor them. So really, all you have to ask yourself is if you want to do the same. Hope this helps, sorry it’s so long! 🙂