Parent wedding gifts?! HELP!

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Two etched wine glasses for my parents; I’ll also get them a nice bottle of wine:

 

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@OUgal0004:  we did an embroidered handkercheif and my parents absolutely loved them!!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I found a digital picture frame that we got for both my Dad and DH’s Mom, gave them the gifts.  Then when we got our pics back of the wedding DH downloaded them onto a flash drive and gave them those as well.  I think we spent $30.00.  

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re doing small wedding photo albums for the parents and grandparents

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

could you give them a 100.00 gift card to a nice inn or restaurant nearby? our situation is a bit different because our parents and paying and planning the wedding, but i know what they’d like most is a little getaway or to be treated to a nice meal when all the hoopla is finished!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You could do a frame with a photo of you and them when you were younger and then a photo of you and them on your wedding day. Or do that just for your dad and get your mom a pedicure or manicure, which with just one would be less than $50. 

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@OUgal0004:  I think it’s a great idea. You can spend as little or as much as you want on a nice frame and I’m sure parents love the sentimental value. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Haha we give LOTS of gifts in my family, so we went way WAY over the top, but here is some of what we did.

Mom: monogrammed weekender bag, pearl bracelet, ring dish from DH that says “I’ll always take care of her”

Dad: mug that read “Of all the walks we’ve taken together, this one is my favorite” and restaurant gift card

Stepmom: handmade ceramic Christmas ornament that read “With all our love and gratitude” (and obviously the restaurant gift card)

FIL: engraved collar stays, restaurant gift card

MIL: delicate hammered silver cuff bracelet engraved on the inside “Thank you for raising the man of my dreams” (I know this is all over Pinterest, lol, but my MIL had never seen it before!)

BIL: engraved copper guitar pick

SIL: earrings (tiny silver punky-looking pyramid studs, haha, because she is very alternative and chic)

aunt: tote bag and ceramic ornament, as above

grandmas: screen-printed hankies (I liked these soooo much better than embroidered ones!)

We also paid for everybody’s mani-pedis the morning of the wedding!

Let me know if you want sources for any of these things!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@OUgal0004:  What about treating them to a night in?  You could get them a bottle of wine (or other form of alcohol), a gift card to their favorite carry-out place, some snacks, a blanket, and movie or amazon gift card (so they can purchase their movie).

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We spent more on the moms.  We gave our moms a pashima scarf – very well received!!  My stepdad got an airpump thing for his car, not a lot of money but he totally loved it.  FIL didn’t get anything because he didn’t get us a wedding present so we knew he wouldn’t accept a thing.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah they got a thank you note talking about how much we appreciated them being there to celebrate with us and helping with things (we paid but we did it in my dad’s backyard) and saying that they would get a book when we got pictures in. And now I really need to get on that! Gah!

Post # 16
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Helper bee

My parents just bought a vacation home, so we got them each monogrammed beach bags, and an extra set for guests.  Also one for FMIL. 

Also, both sets of parents will get custom wedding picture books.

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