Need Help with Parent gifts!

posted 2 years ago in Family
Post # 2
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

megs102:  Not knowing anything about your parents, you could give them a lovely silver or crystal frame to display a wedding picture, or a gift card to have a canvas print done of their favorite pic.

Failing that, a night at a romantic B&B on their anniversary, dinner out at a nice restaurant, a couples massage, a cooking lesson for two- something that is personalized to their interests.


Post # 3
2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I got a frame for my mom and FMIL. One with my moms name and my name, and wedding date. FMIL’s has her name, FI name and wedding date.

Not sure what to do for the dads yet though. I like julies1949:  ideas. A night out gift would be nice

Post # 4
4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I know this is old, but for my parents, we’re doing a night away to a local beach town’s mystery festival. Both of my parents love reading mystery books and they fostered that love of mystery books and television in me.

Post # 5
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am getting my mother a necklace (still undecided on the style), and my dad a personalized swiss army knive (to replace his current one). I also plan on engraving a frame for them to put one of our wedding pictures in.

We’ll do the same for his parents – necklace of some sort for his mom, his dad was bought a new engraved hunting knife, and we may do the picture frame thing too.

They each be around the same price.

Post # 6
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

megs102:  these are the gifts we got our parents

My mother – i bought her a white gold butterfly necklace with a diamond in the middle and I got her a charm with a picture of my father in it to attach to her corsage when she walks me down the aisle

MIL- we bought her a bracelet from Pandora

FIL – we bought him a personalized watch box. He has a big collection of watches but just leaves them on his dresser, so it was a good idea, no its organized

Post # 7
5391 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

megs102:  We didn’t get his parents anything as they didn’t contribute time, or money, and his mom caused untold stress and problems for us nd very nearly wasn’t invited. 

We got my parents (who paid for most of the wedding; we covered the honeymoon, some of the stationery, OH’s outfit, the rings, the gifts, and part of my outfit; they paid for pretty much everything else) the following:

Nice bottle of Chateauneuf du pape for my dad

Pendant (silver with drusy and blue topaz) and earrings (white gold and blue topaz) for my mum

Opera tickets to see La Boheme for both of them (I’ll be going too and also treating them to dinner at a highly rated fish restaurant, and champagne) 

Total spend will be around £450/$700

Post # 8
395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Sunset Hills Country Club

For my dad I am getting him a 2 frame picture frame, on one side it’ll be a picture of me as a little girl, and on the other side there will be a picture of me inn my wedding dress. The day of my trial hair my photographer is going to take a couple of pictures so I can do this for my dad. I am going to get the frame engraved with “To perfume and make up from ribbons and curls” it’s from the song Butterfly Kisses.

For my mom and his mom, I have no idea! I was leaning towards an infiniti necklace for our moms, but I’m not sure if they’ll wear them.

His dad passed away 7 years ago, and his mom has remarried. His step-dad is a groom’s man, so he’ll get that gift. Would we get him a gift separately? His step-dad doesn’t have any children, and they’re not close, so I’m not sure about the protocol.

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