Ideas for gifts for the parents? Officiant gift?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@cmbr:  Hey date twin! 

Yeah…I have nothing for my father yet. I was thinking maybe a really nice bottle of liquor? I also need something small for other people who are helping with the wedding. 

Also thinking about the officiant. I was thinking maybe a gift card to a nice meal for he and his wife?

Post # 5
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789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@cmbr:  Ugh I know, I still have two readers, four ushers, and two people handing out programs. Our officiant isn’t getting paid, but we are covering his hotel room for the two nights. 

Post # 6
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t know what we’ll do for our moms. Maybe a gift card for a massage, or a hair appointment? They don’t spend money on themselves, ever. So sometimes you have to force them to.

I think if my parents were still together (hah! weird to even think that) I’d buy them a date night as a gift. Movie theater gift cards, a gift certificate to a nice resturant, and maybe some champagne and treats.

I think it’s polite to get a gift for the officiant – they’re performing the most important task! 🙂 I think some people pick up things for their officiant during their honeymoon.

For our officiant, I will probably give her a giftcard to Starbucks (she has all of her client meetings there) and a bottle of nice vinegar (since she mentioned she loves vinegar, yum!).

Post # 7
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Oh, BTW – buy giftcards/gift certificates at Costco (inexpensive, bulk, or discounted) or in bulk (some places let you buy 3 $10 giftcards in one $30 pack).

Also, Target will sometimes have a sale on iTunes giftcards. I got a $15 giftcard for $12 last time. Not too steep of a discount, but it was still nice to have.

Post # 8
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@cmbr:  We got our officiant a fossil watch. 

Mom- pearl necklace 

Dad- Cigar and cufflinks 🙂 

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