(Closed) Gifts for parents?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

For my parents we gave them a theater/hotel package for their favourite theatre in a little town.

DH’s mom got tickets to the theater in Toronto.

DH’s dad and stepmom got a digital picture frame. Read into that as you will 😉

All three sets of parents will also be getting a pro photo book after we get all of our photos back. I got a great deal through Groupon for photo books, so we bought 6 coupons!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am at a loss as well and my rehearsal dinner is this Friday!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are getting our parents profesional photo books after the wedding. We are thinking about each writing both sets of parents a letter explining how greatful we are for their help and love either growing up  or how we look forward to becoming a part of their family to give them at the rehearsal dinner and just explaining that there are photo books to come. I keep wondering, though, if that is to wedding specific and it maybe it would be a good idea to give them a gift that is something else they would want or not. I don’t know how much my parents are going to look at the book though I know they want one.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

we will likely go a similar route to bakerella. none of our parents are really lacking for tangible items, so we always try to gift them “experiences” instead. in the past we’ve given our parents tickets to broadway shows, restaurant gift cards, and a chauffered-car for an evening (my mom HATES driving and has always said the biggest change she’d make in her life if she ever won the lottery would be to hire a driver and never get behind the wheel again). they have always loved getting gifts like this.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

we’re thinking of getting both sets of parents customized embroidered hankerchiefs. none of them are into tangibles, so we wanted to go with a sweet, meaningful keepsake. check out etsy.com for ideas and prices.

there are some really adorable quotes to write on the hankies like: “mom, to dry your tears, as you have always dried mine” “mom, today a bride, tomorrow a wife, always your daughter and best friend for life”, “dad, you were the first man i ever loved”, “dad, to remember the day you gave me away” … followed by my name and wedding date

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