(Closed) What are you doing for parent gifts?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What route did you go?
    Something really sentimental, maybe even handmade : (7 votes)
    17 %
    Photobook : (10 votes)
    24 %
    Gift certificate/card : (2 votes)
    5 %
    Something practical : (2 votes)
    5 %
    We skipped the parent gifts : (4 votes)
    10 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    14 %
    Still undecided : (11 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
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    408 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I’m getting a spa gift card for my mom. For my dad I’m doing a split picture frame- on one side a pic of us when I was a baby, on the other, the two of us on my wedding day.

    Post # 4
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    360 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    i think we are going to do a pocket watch for my dad, and a pre-wedding weekend in SF for my mom, along with a nice dinner and 4th row tickets to Wicked. 🙂

    Post # 5
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    342 posts
    Helper bee

    We’re doing frames from The Studio by Danielson Designs (super fun site if you’ve never checked it out) with their names, date THEY got married, and a line or 2 from their first dance songs

    Post # 6
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    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    Still working on this, but I’m thinking that FILs will get a gift certificate to a really nice restaurant (enough for entrees and wine and dessert), and my mom will get a pair of diamond stud earrings to wear at the wedding. She had a pair she loved that she accidentally lost a year or two ago, and I’m able to get jewelry at wholesale prices through FMIL, so I thought that would be a nice gesture to thank her for going through the painful process of being 3,000 miles away from me throughout the whole planning process. I know that hasn’t been easy for her. Still need to come up with something really good for my dad, though. He kind of already has everything he wants…

    Post # 8
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    2344 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We didn’t give gifts during the wedding, like at the rehearsal dinner, but we are going to give photo albums once we get our pro pics back. We are going to get a really nice, expensive one for my mom and stepdad since they paid for the wedding, and then a smaller one for FI’s parents.

    Post # 9
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    9 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2010

     

    For those of you giving a photobook.  Did you or are you planning on giving them a card at the rehersal dinner telling them about the photobook or how did you explane it?  Thanks

    Post # 10
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    13101 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’re doing a gallery wrap and letting them pick which of our wedding photos they’d like on it.

    Post # 11
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    2384 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We’re having a destination wedding in Mexico and are paying for everything ourselves. We also decided to pay for our parents trips down there, so that will be their present.

    Post # 12
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    16217 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I am glad you posted this because I checked the “still undecided” box. I could use some insight!

    Post # 13
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    1106 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’re taking my parents out to dinner and giving them simple, personable gifts. For my mom, she wanted this one necklace, so I made an exact replica of the one she wanted and added a little bit of my own flare to it. Then my dad is a BBQ man so we got a personalized BBQ brand for him. Something simple and sweet to let them know how much we appreciate all that they’ve done for us :] Then after the wedding, we’re making photobooks.

    Post # 14
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    11327 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I seriously doubt my parents know about/expect parent gifts… and I’d never heard of them before weddingbee… so we might not do them. We’re not giving each other gifts either (we are doing bridal party gifts). If we do something it will be personal and probably home-made. 

    Post # 16
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    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Ok i just voted for skipped but I meant other…LOL I think we will tryi to make some photo books to give them after we get the pictures back and maybe a special thank you card. Being as they are paying for a single thing or helping in anyway! I really don’t feel like giving them anything. But they did birth us into the world so…they do deserve somthing special. LOL

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