Help! Gifts for your parents

posted 12 months ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

We only gave a gift to our mothers. We ended up getting necklaces with the ‘Tree of Life’ pendant that included the birthstones of their biological children, with the addition of our spouse’s. For example, my mom’s pendant included my birthstone, my husbands, and  my brother’s (my Mother-In-Law included the spouses of his siblings as well since they are married). We liked the symbolism of joining the families together.

Post # 3
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

We got both sets of parents a restaurant gift card and an IOU for a wedding album which we gave them a few months after the wedding.

Post # 4
1164 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
  • FH to MOG: asymmetrical gemstone tennis bracelet from Zales. She’s a really fun, cool woman who prefers gemstones over diamonds any day. 
  • Myself to MOG: silver trinket tray engraved with a sweet thanks for welcoming me into her family. 
Post # 5
865 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Neither of us have relationships with our fathers. For my mother we got her a black diamond heart shaped necklace, and for my mother in law we got her a black diamond brooch as she is sensitive to jewelry being worn directly on her skin. We went with black diamond cause of the beautiful contrast between it and silver, both loved the gift! we also included champagne for my mom and sparkling cider for my mother in law, as well breakfast early on the wedding day at our house they seemed to really enjoy the experience! They were also our witnesses that signed our marriage certificates which they thought was pretty great!

Post # 6
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

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peyton24 :  we gave both ours a canvas print of the live painting done at our wedding, it has all of both families in it. 

Post # 7
13904 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We got a double frame where one side was our invitation to the wedding and the other side was for our wedding photo (we put an engagement photo as a placeholder).  The gift was to each set of parents.  We wanted to get the exact same for each (DH’s family gets touchy about tit-for-tat things and gets annoyed when things aren’t equal).

Post # 8
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

We only did gifts to mothers because we were so broke at that point and also because the fathers just didnt care or want anything and specifically said so. I went on etsy and ordered 2 custom handkerchiefs with a sweet saying with reference to our wedding day, one for my mom from me and one for my Mother-In-Law from H. It had a poem on it and it had some custom wording and our names we added. Maybe theres something like that you could do 

Post # 9
5909 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

We didn’t do gifts to parents, I’ve always thought it was a bit of a weird addition to weddings and sort of a waste of money.

Is this usually done when parents pay for the wedding? 

Post # 10
1909 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

Both of our mothers collect lladro figurines so that’s what we got them, we got our dads a gold certificate 

Post # 11
1282 posts
Bumble bee

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zzar45 :  I’m not sure if it’s necessary, but we bought our parents gifts only because they gave us a big chunk of change for the wedding.

We got our dads a gift card to Top Golf and our moms spa gift cards.  We also did give them a small photo album as well.

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