Gift ideas for DADS? So lost!!

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@cestvrai:  I did do cuff links, but personalized one’s off etsy with a photo in each of him and I together when I was a kid. He wore them the day of the wedding, and probably will never again but it was a nice keepsake.

I also just wrote him a long letter. We gave all 3 (my parents are divorced) sets of parents a wooden etsy photo frame that had a quote around it for them to put a wedding photo in.

Post # 4
356 posts
Helper bee

@cestvrai:  What about a personalized flask or pocket knife. My dad loves his alcohol, and the outdoors so I’d try to do something that fit their personality.

Post # 5
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@cestvrai:  Luckily for us, our parents are all wine fans.  I think we are going to get each set (his parents are divorced and remarried) a bottle of our favorite wine from Chelan, WA and put on custom labels with our wedding info and messages to them. 

I’m doing extra for my parents since I think it’s a little different for the bride.  Plus, I’m moving out of state 5 days after the wedding and they’re already having a hard time with it.  My dad is getting engraved copper guitar picks and my mom will get an engraved copper bookmark.  My dad is a huge guitar player (total of 10 in the house right now) and my mom and I are always swapping books.  In addition to the wine and those extra small items, I will write them each a note to open on the wedding day. 

I kind of want to get them a date night gift card or something as a thank you for the wedding (they’re covering 75% of it) but haven’t decided just yet. 

And, at Christmas, each set will get a nice wedding album.  I’ll just swap out certain photos to make them custom for each parent.

Post # 6
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014


Post # 7
540 posts
Busy bee

We wrote our fathers letters, and then got them each something taylored to their hobbies/interests.

Post # 8
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I got my dad a money clip which says ‘for the little bit of money my daughter hasn’t taken’ and our wedding date stamped -from etsy. It’s become a running joke that he hasn’t got any money due to the wedding so I know he will smile and he can have it on him on the day. He’s a tricky one to buy for – doesn’t wear cuff links etc. will also get my parents a nice photo frame once pics are back 

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