(Closed) How do I thank my mom & dad?

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Could you set up a registry at Home Depot or Loew’s in their name, and direct all gifts for your wedding to that instead?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

…stay happy, visit often and give them happy healthy grandbabies (if at all convenient).

That’s all any parent could want for giving their baby a wedding.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Maybe you can get them a generous gift certificate to a favorite hotel or bed and breakfast so they can get away for a weekend and enjoy themselves? 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@bretonvirgniia:  You just said they wanted to fix up their house.  

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We just took them out to a nice dinner after everything had died down.  Wine and food make a great “thank you”!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am also kind of struggling with this.

My parents do not make a lot of money at all and my mom has been on disability for 7 years (waiting for a kidney transplant).

But they unexpectedly offered to pay for the food and alcohol for our wedding, which will total around $6K and I feel really guilty about it. But the insist.

This sounds kind of lame after everything they’ve given me, but I am planning on getting these frames from Things Remembered as their gifts:

 

http://www.thingsremembered.com/product/Gift-Categories/Frames-Albums/Family-Friends-Frames-Albums/Dad-Shadowbox-Frame/pc/122/c/2567/sc/2640/159968.uts?refineByCategoryId=2640 http://www.thingsremembered.com/product/Gift-Categories/Frames-Albums/Family-Friends-Frames-Albums/Mom-Wooden-Shadow-Box/pc/122/c/2567/sc/2640/162569.uts

I plan on putting in pictures of me with my parents as a baby, me growing up, me as a teenager, then me at my wedding.

It’s sentimental and I can add my own saying.

I will probably also give them a gift card for a really nice restaurant and/or a hotel. I wish I could send them on a trip, but with my mom’s health issues, it’s hard for her to travel.

You can always do something sentimental like a personalized frame/blanket/plaque/shadow box, and then send them away for the weekend or to a couples massage or something like that. 

 

 

 

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

So put together a fund that people donate to, and that money goes to helping them pay for someone do the kitchen.  

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree with a PP. Have a great marriage, visit them often, and give them lost of grandbabies (if that’s in your plans).

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My parents have been so generous during the wedding planning.  They’ve never once pushed an idea on us (not even with the guest list) and have supported all our choices- its incredible.  FI and I are giving them a gift certificate for a cruise.  They went on a cruise for their honeymoon and have mentioned going on another for an anniversary, but have never done it.

I think a trip of some kind would be a good gift- plane tickets, a few nights at a B&B, something like that.  I think it says ‘thank you’ but also allows them to enjoy something special with their own marriage, too.  Plus, with retiring and home renovations, its something they’re not likely to buy for themselves.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I still think you should help with the kitchen rennovations.

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