What did you get your mom/FMILas a gift?

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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567 posts
Busy bee

Kacie209:  my mom paid for my shower so I gave her a nice engraved frame for that. for the wedding I bought both my mother and FMIL customized hangers for their dresses. I also got my mother a personalized handkerchief and left it up to FI to get his mother another gift if he wants to.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Kacie209:  I got my mom a bracelet and a necklace ( pearl set) which I bought before I knew what she was wearing ( totally doesnt match ) lol but oh well she can wear it another time! I am also going to get her a cute  vera bradley lunch tote, paying for her my SIL and sister to all get mani pedis the day before the wedding. I probably will put a nice picture in a picture frame too. She paid for my shower which was a restaurant for like 50 people. So i def want to give her a nice gift. 

I got my MIL a pearl bracelet 

Dads are both getting engraved cufflinks.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I got them embroidered personalized hankerchiefs a la what you see on Pinterest, but of course they’d never seen such a thing and absolutely loved them.  We also got our parents a canvas wedding print of their side of the family as well as a photobook of wedding photos.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I got her a gorgeous unique pearl necklace that is along the lines of my wedding colors, which luckily is something I think she’ll love! Which, I guess re-reading your post is what most people are doing… haha whoops creative fail on my part! 😉 My dad doesn’t really like gifts, so I’m writing him a heartfelt letter and might get him a frame with a picture of he and I in it from when I was little.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I just got them a nice card and after the wedding we made our parents a nice wedding album. They loved it 

Post # 7
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Newbee

Etsy has some beautiful necklaces that say “thank you for raising the man of my dreams”. So sweet!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

Kacie209:  I bought my mum a silver, drusy a day blue topaz pendant and white gold and blue topaz earrings to wear on the day (her outfit was silver with subtle hints of pale blue in her hat so they complemented it nicely). Then my OH and I bought my parents tickets to La Boheme; I’ll be going with them and will also treat them to dinner and champagne. They contributed a lot of time and money and so we wanted to get them something nice. 

We didn’t get anything for FMIL; it’s complicated but we had our reasons (namely being the immense stress she caused and the fact she wasn’t originally invited and was only invited in the end in a bid to minimise her crazy behaviour) 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I wanted them to have something to open at the rehearsal, so I got each set of parents a custom print of our engagement pictures to display in the house. I got them each their own wedding album for Christmas. All were from Shutterfly.

Post # 10
Hostess
2920 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I got my mother and mother of the groom an engraved procelain trinket box from Etsyand also Coach wristlets.

Here is the trinket/jewelry holders

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We’re doing embroidered handkerchiefs for both moms from this seller: https://www.etsy.com/shop/linenwhites?ref=l2-shop-info-name (just received them – came out absolutely lovely!), as well as a card. I’ve been struggling to think of something to present at the rehearsal, as well as a gift for the (step)dads, but in all honesty I think I’m just going to keep it simple for the sake of my sanity.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

For the women we bought jewelry that matched their individual personalities. For the guys though, they are all outdoors people be it sailing, hiking, or camping. Thus, we’re getting a nice Osprey daypack for all of them. We figured they would rather have something they can use than sentimental! 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Kacie209:  FMIL loves corny sentimental things, so I’m getting her a “thank you for raising the man of my dreams” hanky from Etsy.  I think for my mom, I will get a really nice frame and a photo of us from my shower, along with a bracelet or earrings to wear on wedding day.

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