Gifts for everyone!!!

posted 2 years ago in Family
Post # 2
42089 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

TheOtter:  I think we have to be careful about how much we spend on the parents’ gifts, otherwise it looks like you are spending their money. If you have enough money for all these gifts for the parents, you could have used it to pay for your own wedding.

I would get the ushers the same as the groomsmen. They actually do more work. The groomsmen simply wait in the back with the groom.

Post # 4
760 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

TheOtter:  We were thinking of having a personal chef go to my parents and cook a special dinner for them . . . That way it’s not a THING for them to keep track of, and it’s something special they wouldn’t do for themselves otherwise! Perhaps a gift certificate for something like that for your parents?

Post # 5
1045 posts
Bumble bee

We gave our moms/grandmas/aunts etc these with a baby pic of us, they could wear the day of the wedding.

Dad’s got personalized hankies and ushers got the same gift as the groomsmen (engraved beer steins, custom tie and pocket square, and engraved swiss army knife).

ETA: DH’s dad doesn’t drink so we gave him a similar engraved coffee mug as the beer steins.

  • This reply was modified 2 years ago by  SisterJude.
  • This reply was modified 2 years ago by  SisterJude.
Post # 6
2302 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

an idea i’ve heard of which i LOVE and am going to steal, is to buy the parents a night or two away at a close b&b or winery. that way, they get something special that’s an experience (if your parents are anything like mine they have everything they want, and lots of crap they don’t!) and they get a little R&R 🙂

we’re thinking of gifting my parents a night at a winery with a special dinner and wine tasting and maybe a round of golf at a nearby course. it’s only an hour away so they can schedule it whenever they like and not to be indelicate, but if my parents want something, they’ll buy it, so this is something they might not otherwise have done. 

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