(Closed) How much are you spending on Parent gifts?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you have the money and feel like that’s the type of gift that you would want to give them, I don’t want to discourage you.  I would never gift my parents that much, but I also don’t have nearly that much money available.

 For our parent gifts we just gave them each a bottle of expensive wine!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If you feel it may be too much, do either of them have birthdays or an anniversary that you can gift a joint gift for? Or maybe Christmas?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Question – If my parents arent paying for the wedding, am I suppose to give them a parent gift? They are giving us "as our wedding gift" the photography and cigar roller, together costing $1,000.

Post # 7
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Newbee

I think the parents gift of the PGA tkts and VIP passes is perfect! I plan on spending between 500-1000 for my parents gifts, as they are paying for almost all of our wedding.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

If you have the means to gift that, then go for it!! Sounds like something they would really like & not normally buy for themselves, so that makes it a nice gift. 🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@Ms. Guava-Tini – My mom has purchased my dress, as well as all of the accessories and alterations. For now I have bought her a beautiful bracelet that will match her outfit for the wedding, that she can wear in the future as well. I will follow up with prints and/or albums for all parents… haven’t decided on a gift for FI’s parents, they are REALLY hard to shop for…and both sides wish we would just save every penny because we are building a house, too!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We’re forgoing parents gifts since they aren’t helping really with the wedding, but we plan on putting nice albums together on MyPublisher or Blurb or something for XMas for each set of parents since we’re getting married in October

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My parents are deceased. We are giving my FI’s parents a $50 gift card to their favorite restaurant.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Each set of parents contributed $5K, and we’re paying for the rest (about $15K). We spent about $60 on each parent (nice clutch for one mom, earrings for the other mom, and a watch for the dad). I feel that while very generous, the VIP golf gift is a little too much for this occasion. But it would be perfect for an anniversary gift!

However, if you feel it’s appropriate, then that’s really all that matters 🙂

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We’re not giving parent gifts (or at least, right now we’re not). If we were, we’d probably spend about $50 each, max.

If you have the money to give the gift you’re planning, I’d say go for it! =) They are paying for the majority of the wedding, so if you have the finances, I think it would definitely be appropriate (but by no means required).

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

When I mentioned to my mom about parents gifts, she laughed and asked me what the heck that was. I didn’t know either I thought it was a little odd. Than again i’m paying for the majority of my wedding, she’s gifted us some money, and things, but she was def not expecting us to come up with a present for her and my dad.

 Your idea sounds really cool about the pga tour, that is a very thoughtful gift, let us know what you decide to do!

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