Gifting Our Folks

There’s not really anything you can ever give your parents that can express truly how appreciative and thankful you are for everything they have done for you throughout your life. Also for everything they have helped out with for the wedding.

Now, just like all my other gift giving ideas, I always start off with one idea, and then my brain totally switches to something completely different as the end result. My first gift idea was to just give a picture frame with the promise to give them one of our wedding photos in it, but that just didn’t excite me. I knew after the wedding I would redeem one of those Shutterfly coupon codes or gift cards and order them their own photo book of our wedding photos once our photographer gave us our pictures back, so I went another route.

So here we go, the gifts for our parents.

Mothers Gifts: Celebration Cake Pandora Charm


We chose this, of course, so they could have a reminder of the wedding on their bracelet whenever they look at it, or when they show other people. It was a easy choice and they both loved them.


Image via Pandora

My Dad aka Ex-Roommate’s Gift: Glass Decanter

My dad is hard to shop for. The man has everything, so I really had to search long and hard for something that was:

1. Different

2. Not a Gift Card

3. Something he would actually use

Then Mr. W said, “What about a Decanter?” I said, “Perfect! But why weren’t you this proactive while choosing groomsmen gifts?” But that’s a whole different story.

We had it etched with his initials on the front.


Image via Things Remembered

Mr. W’s Dad: A Pen

Yup, he got his father a pen. His father has an affinity for nice ink pens, so it was a good choice for him. We insisted he use it the next day to sign a pretty important document for us. He loved it.


Image via Paradise Pen

What other types of gifts did you gift your parents and soon-to-be in-laws?


Mrs. Walrus

October 27
Detroit, MI
Wedding Date:
April 2015
Classifieds: May 12, 2015
Dressing the Groomsmen
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  1. pyramid Bee
    Mrs. Pyramid 104 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:21 am

    Aw, the Pandora charm is such a cute idea for your moms!

  2. mssquid Bee
    Mrs. Squid 49 posts, Newbee @ 9:21 am

    Mr. S is obsessed with decanters and he doesn’t even really drink hard liquor. It’s totally a “man” thing. I agree, parent gifts are tough because nothing seems adequate. I think you picked some really great items, especially since they’re things that your parents can use regularly and be reminded of you and Mr. W!

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    LoveMyBrit 761 posts, Busy bee @ 11:20 am

    Haha we got similar gifts for my in-laws! We got my mother-in-law the number “3” Pandora charm because we were married on April 3, his parents were married on March 3, and my parents were married June 3. As for his Dad, my husband picked out a nice pen and had it engraved with a quote that was meaningful to both of them. Great minds 😉

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