(Closed) Gifts for our Parents

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I don’t have any wonderful ideas either but I will definitely be watching this thread because I don’t know what to get them either.  I thought about getting them personalized hankies from etsy as a keepsake plus the photo album we are getting from our photographer for them but it turns out that is what my sister got them on her wedding day.  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re planting a tree in my parents backyard. We’re having the wedding there so it’ll be a nice memento. Plus it’ll not be too expensive and should last quite a while!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I asked my parents what I should get them and they got mad I even wanted to get them anything! They said it isn’t my place to be buying them gifts when they get to attend the party. Stinkers.

So for Christmas I am getting them a super nice Photobook with our wedding pictures in it. I’m either going with Blurb or Mpix. At Snapfish you can “pre-order” a photobook if you want to give them something the day of. Then they could even pick out which pictures they want.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My parents are so hard to buy for. Every holiday they get the same thing dad-case of tennis balls/ gift cert for the tennis place Mom- gardening gift card/ Knit her a sweater

So we are getting them the albums our photog makes. They are super cute, they look like actual books! It should be a nice surprise!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I think photo albums will be something they will treasure for a long time! We are planning on getting them for both our parents.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are buying handkerchiefs for both our mom’s… from etsy seller MollyandMom they turned out super cute and I think they will love them!! As for the dads.. we are not sure what to get

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We are getting our parents something to help them treat themselves. Future Mother-In-Law is getting gift cert. to their favorite hotel in Santa Fe, Future Father-In-Law is getting gift to a hot springs spa. My mom/stepdad: No idea! – something along the same line though.. They love to travel so trying to come up with something/somewhere they’d like to go. – Hotel gift cert. to Hilton Head or something.

 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have the same issue.  We thought of purchasing trees too but the groom’s family lives in a condo.  So they are not allowed to plant anything.  What should we get?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We got our parents giftcards for them to go to a nice dinner out.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have gotten my mom and Future Mother-In-Law a set of pearls with a matching bracelet and earrings. They can wear them to the wedding too, of course.

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hi Ladies – I love the tree / plant idea – our wedding isn’t at either his parent’s house or mine – but that is a really cute idea.  Also, my mom and I had a very long dress hunt – seriously no lie – I tried on probably 100 dresses – till I found the ‘one’ in another bridal store – I found my dream dress in brides – the magazine.  I thought it was def out of my price range – it looks like a dress that would be on say yes to the dress – the ad reads – endlessly glamorous – highly dramatic – all for a stunning price!  and I was also stunned who carried it!  It is so simple, classy, spunky, Audrey Hepburn Look – simple with a little kick to it.  Obviously, I could go on and on about it…  but back to the main reason I am posting this book report is – I was on a mission to find that perfect dress without spending 1,000’s of dollars – I really didn’t care who made the dress – I was after the look and I found it.  So for my mother – I am going to put a book together using snapfish or one of those sites – my 1st photo book I have ever done – so it might take a long time – but my plan is to put all the pictures of the dresses and places that allowed pictures to be taken.  Most of them I wish my face wasn’t in the picture because boy do I have some bad expressions.  This will be very funny and we will always remember our times together – mother and daughter finding the perfect dress – if you know me – you could browse the pictures and just know which one has kris written all over it.  We went dress shopping 8 Saturdays – all day – they were long, confusing, and tiring but it was all worth it.  (we / I went to 42 bridal shops) -some shops I went by myself because I travel in a large area with my job.  So the book will be fun and funny.  I would say 80% of them let us take pictures too…. 🙂  I have my work cut out for me.  This place had a ‘no picture rule’ but said they would allow my mom and best friend to take a picture… this might be the cover… maybe not – maybe the outside of the building will be – showboat… they were very very nice here though I will say – didn’t have what I was looking for though

I also like victoriar’s idea – after the wedding we will put professional albums together for both of our parents. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee

We are doing duplicate albums that our photographer makes (they look just like our album, but are a little bit smaller).  We are also getting silver frames with a place for 2 8X10 pictures.  In one, we are putting a picture of me and my fi with our wedding date engraved below and in the other, a picture of them on their wedding day with their wedding date engraved below.  I also LOVE the tree idea. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My parents were also surprised that we’ll be getting them gifts. I thought it would be nices for the gifts to be applicable for the wedding. For my mom, I purchased a handkerchief from etsy that reads “today a bride, tomorrow a wife, always your daughter, a best friend for life” with her name and the wedding date. For my dad, I got him cufflinks with DAD monogrammed on them. I also might get them a gift card to go out to dinner together, since they paid for about 80% of the wedding.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Oooh sgarrison I like the idea of the Dad cufflinks.

We’re thinking about getting them converters – so that they can make all their old home videos into DVD’s.

Edit: We’re doing the photo books too. They get to choose which pics from the proofs they want.

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