(Closed) What gift are you giving your parents?

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

my FI says he’s giving my parents 8,888 dollars for good luck.  I don’t know if he really will or can afford to but it’s tradition for his family to give money to my parents.

and i’m giving my future parents in law grandkids in the future, isn’t that enough? ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 4
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Newbee

Hiya!

   We are giving our parents each a 10" digital photo frame.  This saves us some money on having to do a parent album( because I will have a copy of my digital negatives)  Found them on ebay for a steal! 

  This way they can relive the moments of the wedding in a nice fashion- and its on display all the time! Thought it would also be a nice way to capture all of our new life moments in the future as well.

Frames ran about 99-110, with about 20.oo S & H.  In the store the cheapest I found was 150-170 (for the brand I chose)

Hope this helps! Let us know what you choose! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We made a photo book from shutterfly with pictures from our childhood and growing up.  Each page has pictures of us that "match", for example:  the first page is our baby photos, a few pages later there is one of my fh (at the age of 5) dressed as a cowboy, and one of me (at the age of 3) in a cowboy hat on a rocking horse. The photo book is 20 pages long.  We ordered 3 copies of it, one for the guest table and one for each set of parents.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Aulisin08, we’re doing the same thing with digital photo frames!  Would you mind sharing which ebay seller you bought them from?  I just looked and there are so many.  Thanks!!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

We are also giving our parents digital picture frames…sorry that I didn’t have an original idea. I did read somewhere that it could be fun/thoughtful to get a set of tickets for you/each set of parents to do something that you will all enjoy together after you get married (i.e. wine tasting, a Broadway show, dinner gift certificates, etc.) It could also be cute to get a double frame and put in a picture of their wedding day with the other side empty for yours?!? Maybe that is weird, but it could be sweet and sentimental…

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I did the photobook idea.. made the photobook on my mac using pictures we took over the past year… I called it "A Year in Our Life"…  It came out really nice.  I’ll be making them each another one after the wedding with photos from our wedding/honeymoon, etc.  His parents live on the East and we live in the West so they really like photos…  My parents just lke to brag….

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We aren’t giving our parents anything.  None of them are putting a dime into our wedding, so we figured it isn’t necessary to give them any type of gift.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Really nice windchimes, something nice they can enjoy year round and think of us when it chimes.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We’re giving our moms a "family tree" brooch with our birthstones on it (all their kids stones) we got the idea from redenvelope.com here: http://www.redenvelope.com/re/gifts/product_display/product_information.jsp?nc=95111&refPg=endeca_srch&N=0&Nr=searchable%3A0&Ntk=search&Ntt=gemstone+family+tree&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&initSrch=search&oid=23694244&nc2=1′ defer=’defer

Our Dads are getting pictures of us all with a dad poem written on them and framed ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 15
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Newbee

you don’t have to give a tangible gift.  during my brother’s wedding (and i plan on doing this at my own wedding too!), my SIL and brother wrote seperate letters to the parents – thanking them for their love and support and reminsced about certain childhood stories and just gave everyone insight of how awesome and important the parents are in their lives.  the siblings read the letters out loud during the ceremony and everyone started crying!  i think my parents really appreciated being acknowldged in that way during the ceremony.  i know my parents were overjoyed and loved the letter reading more than any tangible gift.

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We are doing a destination wedding on the beach, and are having a Unity Sand Ceremony. SO there will be 3 Vases. We are having both sets of our parents come up to pour the sand into the center vase (which will be ours to keep). But we got each one engraved, and we are giving one to his parents and one to my parents…and I am sure we will send them a thank you letter as well! 

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