(Closed) Parent’s Gifts

posted 11 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2007

We’re giving our mothers a Coach Bag, our fathers a Coach Belt, and for a gift together we’re getting them Tiffany Champagne Flutes. We’re spending quite a bit on them, but they have helped us with about half our wedding costs financially, so we really wanted to thank them.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

For our parents, we wrote them each a letter telling them what we admired about them as a couple (his parents are married 30 years, my dad remarried 4 years ago, my mom is engaged) and what we hoped to take from their relationships and incorporate into ours. Each letter is individualistic to that couple, and it gives us a chance to tangibly express the gratitude that we feel for everything they’ve done for us (not just in regards to the wedding, but in raising us to be who we are today, which made us perfect for each other!)

We chose our favorite engagement picture and had it made into greeting cards (using Shutterfly, which I highly recommend) which we will write the letters on. We didn’t want to frame them because they are personal, and we wanted to let our parents choose whether to display them or keep them private.

We are  also debating getting each couple a gift card. I know these are usually cop-out gifts, but we want to get each couple something specific to their interests, as a way to "further enhance" the relationships that we have come to admire and respect and strive for.

HTH!

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2007

That is such a good idea kandaceandjason. That is so sweet. I might have to borrow that idea too 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We’re planning to do letters, and a parents album with some wedding pictures.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

We got our parents embroidered handkerchiefs. It was more of a personal gift. We’re also going to create parent albums for each side of the family.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

what about good stock bindery? they create custom books that contain narratives and family trees. one of the featured projeccts included a dedication for a family member who recently passed away.

http://www.good-stock.com/home.php

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2008

The photo album seems to be a popular idea.  We’re also planning on giving our parents albums.  They have just about everything.  I know something as sentimental as an album and family tree will certainly be a hit.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I wanted to do the photo albums too, but was just curious – for those of you who have done this, how do you present it on the wedding day?  Obviously the wedding photos won’t be available yet for several days or even weeks so it won’t really be a timely gift.  But it is such a lovely idea we really want to do that.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

You can’t present it right away obviously.  So one thing you can do is show them the nice album you plan on using, or mention it in your thank you card.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

For the tech-savvy…

 I’m planning on giving my parents a digital photo frame. We’re working with a photographer who will gives us all his photos on CDs. This way, we can load EVERY photo we get onto a large photo card, put it in the frame, and voila, my parents will have every single photo from our wedding day.

 And Kodak has a really nice frame (about $250, I think) that will let you load music as well, so you can put songs from your wedding…

 Now, because my FI’s parents already have one, I’ll probably steal another idea for them!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

we are doing a photo guestbook for our wedding (yay for iphoto’s books!) that includes pictures of my fiance and I at various stages in our lives, and we will purchase two extra copies of the photobook for our parents with a special note on the first page for each. i think it’s something that they will certainly appreciate and will always remind them of us and our wedding day!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

nashgirl, that’s a great idea. esp when the wedding pictures don’t come for a while later!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2007

both parents are getting albums for christmas (the wedding is in 31 days! eep!).  My parents are splitting the cost of the wedding with us, and as a thank you, we’re going to lay pavers down for their patio!  They bought a new house a couple of years ago and the backyard is still dirt. 

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