(Closed) parents gifts

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We made them photo albums using Blurb and it gave us the freedom to design the layout and customize the photos for each set of parents.

 We also bought each mom a Tahitian pearl from our honeymoon in Bora Bora.

Also some under $100 ideas include gift certificate to a nice restaurant or a copy of your wedding video.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

digital photo frames.

gift certificates for favorite restaurant.

I’m hoping for some more ideas here as well, because I’m looking now! 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We got our parents little presents from our honeymoon and we will also be making them Blurb books.  We got my mom magnets (she collects) from all of the places we went to on our honeymoon; my dad got 3 lbs of fresh tea from a farmer’s market in Germany; and my in-laws got a case of wine from a winery we visited (the shipping was more expensive than the wine!).  We didn’t buy them anything beforehand because we couldn’t think of anything they would like as a parent’s gift!  🙂

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We are getting my FI’s mom and my parents nice picture frames. Probably something from our honeymoon, too, but that’s TBD. I don’t think anyone expects nice gifts from us because we’re paying for the entire thing ourselves.

You could do albums afterwards. I want to do a shutterfly one once it’s all said and done. 

Post # 7
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Wannabee

We ordered gifts for our parents from http://www.photofiddle.com and I just got them in the mail today and I love love love them! So I’m so excited to share this idea! My fiance and I each took our favorite picture of our parents from their wedding day and then had them changed into artwork on the website (there are a bunch of options you can try, I used impasto and my fiance did oil painting). We already bought frames and just put the pictures in, and they look fantastic!! You can either order canvas or artprint, we did artprint bc it was way cheaper (I got an 8×12 for $15) and easier to frame and I bought the frame from Michael’s ($10) so it actually ended up being really inexpensive (when I got the idea, I wanted to do $100 each parent so I was pumped this cost so little!) but I think our parents are going to absolutely love it! I love how it ties in their wedding day to ours. I can’t wait to give it to them!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

For my birthday, my neice made me a photo book and used quotes she found from some of my favorite books and about family/love on her Mac. It was so beautiful and well done and she only spent $20 and it was about a 15 page book with multiple pictures on it! She said you can do it online at apple too I think. Some were black and white, some color. I may do this and do a hard bound instead of the soft bound. It was very touching, I never expected and still cry when I look through it. So I plan on putting pictures togethor of my Fiance and I growing up to us dating and then the wedding for them. I do not know, what does everyone think?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I also made a Blurb book for my parents.  They loved it and thought it looked so professional.

Post # 10
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Worker bee

Love the ideas of buying things on the honeymoon that are unique. Check out http://www.modernluxuri.com for cute keepsake ideas, esp for mothers.  Cant stop telling everyone about this site since I found it! Look at the bridal collection they have for keepsake jewelery, "wedding themed" soy candles, apparel, etc.  Could always combine something like that with a photo album….thinking of doing that myself!

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