(Closed) Etiquette on gift giving for parents

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Umm…I think it would depend on whether or not they contributed to the wedding. It’s definitely a popular thing to do, and a nice gesture, but probably for the most part unnecessary.

Post # 4
1356 posts
Bumble bee

Our parents have paid for everything, so I think we absolutely have to do this – to show our appreciation for everything they have done! But I still dont’ know what to get. 🙂

Post # 5
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

i think a lot of couples do. we did. pearl studs + cufflinks is what we gave them. it’s a sweet way to say thank you for their support, whether it’s emotional and/or financial.

Post # 6
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My mom actually encouraged us NOT to give them gifts.  She said that 36 years ago they weren’t expected to do so.  I think we’d like to do something, but since we’re two weeks away, it may be done later.

Post # 9
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

We want to five gifts to our parents, but we don’t have much money after getting MUCH needed furniture to our new place… but we are going to try to get them a little something to show are appreciation 🙂

Post # 10
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Catholic ceremony, reception at local armory

I’m sure our parents don’t want us to get them anything, but I feel like it’s a nice gesture with all the help and money they’ve given us towards the wedding. 

Post # 11
3331 posts
Sugar bee

We paid for everything in our wedding, so we didn’t have a lot of extra money for presents for our parents.  We just did something small–silver picture frames for them to put a wedding photo in.  They appreciated the gesture and we didn’t break the bank.

Post # 12
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are planning to do custom wine labels with our names and wedding date and give each parent a red and a white wine bottle.  We’ll probably do a framed wedding picture too once we get those back.

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