What did your Fiance give his parents as a wedding gift?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Did you give gifts to your parents on the wedding day?
    I gave gifts to my parents only : (5 votes)
    11 %
    I gave gifts to both my parents and future in-laws : (1 votes)
    2 %
    My fiance gave gifts to his/her parents only : (1 votes)
    2 %
    My fiance gave gifts to both his/her parent's and my parents : (0 votes)
    We gave gifts to both sets of parents as a couple : (21 votes)
    46 %
    We didn't give either of our parent's gifts : (18 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We got a gift for my parents. Did we find it necessary, no, but they had helped out quite a bit both with their time and money, and we wanted to show our appreciation. We got my dad a bottle of whiskey and we got my mom a food mixer she’d been eyeing.

    For his parents we didn’t get anything. They didn’t help with anything, but we didn’t ask them to either. They showed up to our wedding, stayed at the reception for a bit, and that was that.

    Either way, I don’t think gifting is necessary.

    Post # 5
    229 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My fiancé and I bought his parents a gift card to a restaurant at a winery they enjoy. We wanted to give them a nice night out to enjoy post wedding chaos. We did the same for my parents.

    Date night is important at any age! 

    Post # 7
    3635 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    His parents didn’t have a full matching set of dishes (yes, really) so we bought them one (at IKEA).  We got my mom a massage and pedi and dad a giftcard to his favorite restaurant (so mom kinda won on that one, he wasn’t going alone).

    Post # 8
    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @HappinessIsInDaisies:  Well, you don’t have to tell the in-laws that you got your parents something and not them!

    You could get them something practical. Do they need new towels, something for the kitchen?

    Post # 9
    140 posts
    Blushing bee

    We got both sets of parents a family portrait from our wedding. Ordered the canvas print from Costco. Obviously, we gave that to them after the wedding but it was our thank you gift for being an important part of our special day.

    Post # 10
    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

    We didn’t give either of our parents gifts on the wedding day.  We didn’t feel it was necessary either.  We plan on sending them framed photos from the wedding though.  

    Post # 11
    223 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We did small things for our parents, included them in specific get ready things, got them personalized hankies, wine glasses/mugs, and I hand made them cards. We also plan on getting them nice framed photos of us from the wedding. 

    Post # 12
    1590 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I don’t want to speak ill of my parents, but I moved out years ago and we’re not that close. They’re not contributing to the wedding. I was just going to do parent albums for each.

    FI’s parents are pretty good to us. I guess I’ll leave it up to him if he wants to get them something extra. They always seem uncomfortable getting gifts from us though.

    Post # 14
    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 1993

    We gave each set of parents a heartfelt thank you note, and a small album of wedding pictures. The albums were designed so that if anyone wanted to take out a photo and put it in a frame and display it, they could. And they have 🙂

    If they were to help you financially on the honeymoon, then you could bring them something interesting from your travels.

    Post # 15
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @HappinessIsInDaisies:  FOr my mom I really wanted to get her a vacation somewhere but she doesn’t care to travel. So I bought her a whitegold necklace with a butterfly charm bc she likes butteflies. I also got her a keychain for her to attach to her corsage the day of the wedding that has a picture of my father in it (my father passed away)

    For FI’s parents we have no idea what we are getting them, we are still looking at ideas. We are thinking of getting them  a giftcard to their favorite restaurant and also get them something more personal

    Post # 16
    3833 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We gave each set of the parents a double frame that held our invitation and an e-pic, and we gave them their last name in that style where found object are used to make the letters.

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