(Closed) Is it bad not to give gifts to parents?

posted 8 years ago in Family
  • poll: Is it bad not to give gifts to parents?
    No, it's not bad, especially since you are giving photos to them later. : (15 votes)
    42 %
    Yes, you need to give them something. : (21 votes)
    58 %
  • Post # 3
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    No it’s not bad to skip them. If you want to give something, the pictures afterward should be fine.

    Post # 5
    7152 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    If your parents are paying, I think that you should give them something. It doesn’t have to be an expensive gift. Just something heartfelt and meaningful.

    Post # 6
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Well my parents are helping a lot with the wedding so I feel its necessary for me to get a gift of thanks.  I’m not getting anything expensive, just something meaningful to show my appreciation.  When we get our photo’s we’ll put them in a frame for our parents as well.  I don’t think you HAVE to get them a gift.  Maybe just a letter would be nice.

    Post # 7
    2532 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think that the photo albums are a great gift! But you may want to give them something at the rehearsal dinner just to show your thanks and appreciaton. It doesnt have to be big, but since they wont get the photo albums for a few weeks it might be nice to give them something to show them your gratitude while the wedding is going on.

    Post # 8
    1385 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m gifting MOB and MOG beautiful frames with the intention to give them a beautiful photo of us to put in the frame, so it’s not that the gift has to be BIG.

    Post # 9
    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Personally, I dont think its “necessary” to gift parents, esp since you are giving them a nice photo later ( i think thats what parents really want anyway) while it isw= nice if you have the extra $$, but if you don’t, your parents won’t be upset b/c they didn’t get anything.


    Post # 10
    1207 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    My parents are getting pictures.  We def did not have the extra money to gift our parents during the wedding festivities.

    Post # 11
    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Just my personal two cents, I’d give them something, even if it’s small and didn’t cost you anything. There are so many DIY options out there, and I think they’d really appreciate it. 

    Post # 12
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    maybe you could just write them a nice thank you note saying that the photo album is coming, because they are paying for things so i think it would be nice if they did get a gift, but it makes sense to why they can’t have it now.

    Post # 13
    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Can you buy the empty photo album in advance?  That’s what my Fiance & I are doing, I’m probably going to get the “Our Children’s Wedding” type photo albums & a card that says we’ll fill it with pics after the wedding.

    Post # 14
    4567 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    For me, it’s important that I give them something before the wedding. My parents have done SO much for me and my brother, and a token of that is symbolic of how much I appreciate everything they’ve done. Even a thank you note would be nice.

    Post # 16
    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    If they are paying I think they should get a gift.  I am getting mom a pashmina, and probably gifting them a gift certificate to a nice restaurant at home and/or a stay out for the weekend (that’s what I am hoping for)…

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