Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club
We’re trying to figure out something meaningful to get each set of parents. Both of them have quite a bit of “stuff” so we’re trying to think in terms of meaning & sentimental value, but we’re stumped.
Post # 3
Ive seen those personalised hankies that have a message on them
This is just one I got on google. But I reckon you could do a better job. Not everyone is a hankie type tho! Nice little keep sake or something along those lines? as well as maybe making personalised cuff links for your dad… or buying a pretty necklace for your mum?
I dunno just ideas!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - Claxton Farm
We had a similar budget. We bought our parents personalized keepsake bowls from Paloma’s Nest to give them at the rehearsal dinner, and we’re giving them each a wedding album from blurb after the wedding.
Post # 5
I love that saying – so beautiful!
Post # 6
@ccranetobe – oh my goodness i LOVE THIS!!!
Post # 7
You could make them a custom photo book on blurb.com for that amount – that would be very meaningful! Unless you’ve already got parent albums in your photography package… My mom is officiating, and I got her a pair of amazing vintage earrings for $30 that she’ll love and be able to wear on the day of.
Post # 8
My parents are coming in to town a few days before the wedding and we’re taking them for a nice picnic dinner near a pretty lake with some of their favorite food and wine. They like quality time more than stuff.
Post # 9
Are parent gifts required? Our families aren’t contributing to the wedding so I’m not sure if it would make sense for us to buy them a present.
Post # 10
We are giving a gift after the wedding, I am going to collect all of our good photos from the wedding and make them a pretty keepsake album
Post # 11
We had a photo of the two of them from our wedding. How often do they have a nice photo of just the two of them? Pick out a nice frame, and be done! 🙂
Post # 12
my mom LOVES Howard Miller clocks. These can cost up to THOUSANDS of dollars.
But I found one – on their website – it’s a table clock that you can put 2 3×5 pictures in – one facing front, one facing back – that I got her and put our invite on one side and the other side will be for a wedding picture. it was $50
and for my dad, the coolest cufflinks that are lockets. the pics were hard, but I got them in there! with an online coupon i found, i spent $45.
my parents paid for half of the wedding, we paid for the other half. his parents contributed nothing – BUT I still bought his mom one of those nice hankies with “mother-in-law 26-June-2010” embroidered on it and a poem inside the box.
Post # 13
- Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club
We are hosting the wedding ourselves… but I can’t imagine not presenting them with *something*. It seems like the right thing to do.
These are some good suggestions — keep ’em coming! 🙂
ETA: That clock is so cool, it even goes with my mom & stepdad’s house! You might have just given me half the answer to my question, thanks!
Post # 14
I think I will have our photographer take pictures of my siblings and my FI’s siblings and put together a photo book of each family. Our photographer is just starting out so he will probably do it for free or cheap. Or we could just compile the professional pics of each family from the wedding and order a photo book online at snapfish or whereever.
Post # 15
We are getting my parents a fruit tree– not overly sentimental, but something that is sustainable and will bring them gifts (fresh fruit) that they will enjoy every year. For his parents, we still haven’t decided. They live in NYC, so a tree doesn’t work for them 🙂 They will each get a copy of the photobook we make from the wedding pictures for Christmas, given how long it takes to get professional photos back.
Post # 16
We bought really nice frames and gave them a framed engagement picture.