(Closed) What gifts are you getting your parents?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Give them a gift that means something. I am still wondering about this as well but I know my parents would rather have something sentimental than expensive. I was thinking about having my mom and step dad’s wedding pics made into an album on Blub.com (hopefully I’ll have time) and I am still thinking on my dad’s. Maybe concert tickets or something (he loves music).

I would say a ballpark of 50 to a hundred? Your parents know you don’t have a ton of money… maybe get your mom a beautiful photo of the two of you when you were little and an embroidered hankerchief or something?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i haven’t decided yet but i think @artsprout.love has the right idea… go with something sentimental rather than super expensive. Maybe something in line with their particular interests or hobbies? Maybe a picture collage of pics with you and them? Maybe a sweet letter thanking them on a nice paper tied with ribbon?

Ideas i’m playing around with are concert tickets to a jazz lounge (which my parents love) or maybe a book with pictures of us through the years.

hope that gets some ideas flowing 🙂

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I really want to get my parents a KitchenAid mixer for their new house, but to do it, I’ll have to spoil the surprise for one of them.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Definitely something that you can afford!  Your parents are helping with the wedding because they love you and want you to have the best wedding, not because they expect an equal gift in return.  Many parents don’t even WANT a gift.

We are getting all of the parents a digital photo frame filled with pictures of us and our respective families.  Then after the wedding they can load wedding pics onto it.  I have found high-quality ones with good reviews on Amazon for $75, but I’m waiting to buy them until closer to the wedding (I tend to change my mind a lot!).  I also got my dad cufflinks and may get the moms embroidered hankies.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

framed photos of us and a romantic movie and dinner night..or maybe couples massage..I dont know…my mom has done so much to help pay for my wedding..I wish I could buy her so much, ( I have been entering her into contests hoping she wins) lol.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I think copies of our wedding album and wedding video will be the best thing to give my parents and FI’s parents. I want to do something amazing for them, they’ve given so much and been so wonderful, but they’re really obnoxious to shop for. I think the album is something nice that they’ll appreciate – but then again, they might be buying them for themselves already.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010
Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

MOM: I’m getting my mom a really gorgeous figurine with a mother and daughter on the daughters wedding day…I got her one (well, my dad did) when I was really little for mothers day of a mother and a young daughter.

DAD: I’m not sure yet…something equally sentimental

Future Mother-In-Law & Future Father-In-Law: NO IDEA!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We bought a really nice waterford crystal picture frame (it was on sale for 50% off!) and plan to give it to them with an engagment picture in it and then give them a wedding picture of us to put in it when we get them back!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Well we know we are getting our mothers probably a spa gift certificate because it is right up both of their alleys, but we have NO idea what to get our fathers! They are both not the kind of men that ever buy anything so it makes gifting for them SO difficult because they never want anything that they do not 100% need.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I already have an embroidered hankie for my mom and I might do something mother/daughter for her as well.  I think I’m just going to do a parent album other than that though.  My parents really don’t have space for more stuff (shelf space is quickly running out with how they collect things) and they know I’m broke, so I don’t think they’ll expect more than just the album.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Anthony’s Fine Dining

A really nice frame with an 8×10 from the wedding…wish we could afford more, but at least it will be on display for years to come!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My parents are also footing the entire bill so we are spending much more on them.

My parents : $350-500 gift card to hotel in Hilton Head
His Mom, Rehearsal Dinner hostess: $200-250 gift card to their fav hotel getaway
His Dad, Helping us w/ family cookout Thursday: $100-150 Hot Springs Spa gift card

We didn’t want to go the keepsake route – and figurd, more than anything, would appreciate getting some time to themselves after 15 months of our wedding planning. – NOTE: We’ve been saving and buying things slowly over the last year or else we probably wouldn’t be spending as much

We’ll do shutterfly photo books for them for Christmas.

What about a nice bottle of champagne? or treat them to dinner out?

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