(Closed) Gift for Parents

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

How about a framed photo from the wedding or a photo book? The most important part is that it’s personal and accompanied by a heartfelt thank you letter. 

Post # 4
4047 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014



Okay, okay, maybe not grandbabies. Do they have any hobbies? Do they drink (get them some nice wine)? Do you live away from them – you could get them something local from your area? Or just invite them over for a nice meal. Go all out and cook up a storm and enjoy dinner with them. And a nice heartfelt note too.

Post # 5
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

A mini photo album if your photographer offers a matching album for parents that smaller. Or a weekend away at a local bed and breakfast. If they are paying for the wedding you guys can afford a gift under $300 for them. Our parents album is $100 dollars per parents.

A bed and breakfast weekend you can get for under $300, your just paying for the room and taxes, make sure they can book the timeframe/weekend they want, kind of like a gift certificate.

Post # 6
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I second the mini photo album.  We are getting our parents one.

Maybe try offering to pay for their hotel or upgrading their hotel room.  Write them a note and leave it with a gift basket in their room.  Just remember not to overdo it on something really extravagant as most parents don’t want you spending money on them.

Post # 7
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have had embroidered hankerchiefs made for them with a message from me expressing my thanks and some sweet words and my wedding date. 🙂  Etsy! 🙂

I may try to think of something else as well.. we’ll see.

Post # 8
3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We’re giving ours electronic frames with a bunch of pictures from the wedding.  We think it’s pretty nifty.

Post # 9
33 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are going to do photo book and maybe a dinner.  FI and I are paying for 1/3 of the wedding but our mothers have been so helpful and we are still over 10 months out!

Post # 10
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Parent gifts that we did:

Pearl earrings (my mom)

Massage (MIL)

Scotch (my dad)

Gran Marnier (FIL)


plus we got leather photo albums for them (still haven’t made them!) and Blurb photo books in the meantime.

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