(Closed) Parent Gifts

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1477 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We gave both moms a diamond heart necklace and both dads pocket watches.

Post # 4
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I did not give gifts to my parents… But, my officiator was my grandfather and I made the gift very personal!

He is a collector of tranished copper music box/rotating figure things.. right? He all ready has three that I grew up with, and know that he loves dearly.

He is also a collector of lightehouses, and is very involved in the lighthouse community, etc.

So, I did get lucky, but I think a more personal gift (in my opinion) would be better than a hanky, especially if it just isn’t your style (or theirs).

I went to the local thrift store one day with my fiance (at the time), and we ran into the exact copper music figure thing he collects. It was a light house. He doesn’t have the lighthouse. (Oh yes!!!)

And, it played their wedding song(my grandma and his) (you light up my life)… so lucky! But, so awesome.

I immediately bought it, I think it was around 10 dollars. And that was what I gave him for officiating my wedding.

You could try getting something more personal, and having it etched or engraved. Or gift them to go to a spa or get a massage, for all their troubles. Ha!

There are so many ideas. I honestly didn’t see how a hanky would be handy, all though traditional and could be put in a keepsake box, unless maybe your parents actually use them… or they want it!!!

You could go for something similar maybe?

Post # 6
998 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We are giving albums to the parents as thank you gifts. They really wouldnt appreciate the sentimental stuff that people typically give. 

Post # 7
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Albums are also a great idea! Especially for parents they don’t go for the sentimental stuff.

I personally would kill for a massage right now.. so.. yea! Ahah!

Maybe a bottle of their favorite aged wine, with a nice handwritten card… so many things you could to do!

I think some places offer engravements for silver frames, you could frame a photo of you and your mom on your wedding day, and engrave it with something. And the same for your dad.

We have an engraving place down here (that does other personalizable gifts).. not sure where else they expand to.    Things Remembered, is the place. They do lots of nifty cute things!! We have one at our mall, but they have a website. 🙂

Post # 8
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh my gosh these took so much thought and work for me…

For all parents (my mom, my dad and step mom, and my dh’s parents) we got each a customized wood frame from etsy that said a quote on it and our names and wedding date. 

Then each parent got an individualized gift (sorta). I did an entire bag of goodies for my mom, and got her a bracelet from Etsy that represents infinity/forever. I got my dad customized Etsy cuff links that had photo’s of him  and I when I was a kid. (also his tie) For my step mom, she did so much work and paid for our flowers so i got her a cashmere pashmina. My Darling Husband is not sentimental so we just gave his dad his tie, and his mom a coach wristlet.

I wrote all MY parents letters. Dh didn’t, he’s a slacker 😉

Surf Etsy.. there are SO MANY ideas there

Post # 9
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

We got both moms necklaces and both dads key rings from Tiffany. DH’s mom is a pastor so we got her a dove necklace, DH’s dad love cars, so steering wheel for him. I really liked the idea of giving my mom an infinity symbol and giving my dad a nice heirloom style piece. Since our wedding was small we were able to allocate a bit more of our budget to gifts.

For my mom:


For DH’s mom:


For my dad (hand engraved with his initials):


For DH’s dad:

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