(Closed) What kinds of gifts are traditional to give to my parents after my wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
103 posts
Blushing bee

I’m giving my mum and my FI’s parents some of our large flower arrangements from the church. My dad isn’t really a flowers kind of guy so I got him a nice bottle of scotch. Fiance & I aren’t getting anything for each other… Mutual decision though, we’d rather save the money for our honeymoon.

There’s nothing in the world I could do to thank my mum especially for all the work she’s done towards this wedding, but she appreciates the thought.

Post # 4
9 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012


We are struggling a bit with this too but we are going to get my parents a weekend away (nothing too flash) to say thank you as they have paid for the majority of it and something smaller for my HTB mother! Dont know what yet though…

Good luck!

Post # 5
2889 posts
Sugar bee

We made photo albums for each set of parents and took mine out to a nice dinner months later to thank them for all of their support through the planning process (they did not pay for our wedding).

Post # 6
481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Great question! I also have been at a loss for what to get my and my FI’s parents. I am curious to hear what other people are doing!

Post # 7
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We bought nice picture frames for our parents.  My parents’ is leather, and my MIL’s is silver.  My parents use ours to display one of our wedding photos, and my Mother-In-Law has commented on how she likes her frame multiple times.  So I guess it was a successful choice 🙂

Post # 8
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We also got each set of parents picture frames, from Things Remembered.  We engraved them with our names and the wedding date at the top and “Thanks, Mom and Dad!” on the bottom.  They were pretty and silver, and were double frames, so a pic of us would go on one side and a wedding invitation on the other side.

My sister did this first 4 years ago, so my parents have a matching set.  (We’re twins, so I thought this was a cool idea.)

We did not do bride/groom gifts to each other.  We assumed this was fulfilled by the rings, honeymoon, etc.

Post # 9
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We’ll probably do albums or nice frames / canvas prints to our parents. Both sets of parents have lots of photos around the house so I think they’ll appreciate it.

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