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Parents' gifts suggestions

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#1 reevesbride

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    Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:34 PM

    I searched for a thread for parents gifts and was unable to find what I was looking for in previous threads. So I figured I'd start fresh with my own thread. My parents are paying for the majority of our wedding. I want to give them a gift with meaning not an engraved pen, or an personalized bath robe. What are you giving your parents as a gift? All suggestions wll help.


    #2 jreule

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      Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:08 AM

      For our moms, I had braclets made with the similar theme as my necklace!!! They both loved them!!! It was perfect!!

      #3 Gail

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        Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:14 AM

        i've been unsucessful in this area also. So hopefully someone can give us some good ideas. Also, what about flowergirls? I have 2- ages 5 and 6
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        #4 Jacilynda

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          Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:18 AM

          We really truggled because the usual gifts were horrible for our parents. we also didnt want to spend more on one than the other. Our parents were all so different so it was very hard! We've decided on deluxe picnic coolers. My parents ride their 4-wheelers out in the mountains to have lunch all the time so it woulld work welll for them. Joes parents are always traveling around the world and they always have a bag w/ wine, sandwich stuff, cheese, etc. So we are getting them a picnic cooler that holds a bottle of wine and glasses. We'll have them embroidered w/ their last names.

          #5 YaelM


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            Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:30 AM

            For my parents we are getting Reidel wine glasses since they love wine but dont have nice glasses. For FI's mom we are paying for her whole trip (Flight and hotel) and may get something small

            #6 beachhappy

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              Posted 04 March 2009 - 05:36 AM

              I am struggling in this area too! One of my cousins and his bride gave their parents photobooks from their photographer and they were a hit but I would like something to give before the pictures come in.

              #7 Jenamie

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                Posted 04 March 2009 - 05:44 AM

                I want to get this for my mom :)
                My Daughter's Wedding Photo Album : Target

                I think I'll get her a turtle charm bracelet too (My wedding theam is beach/turtles :) )

                #8 Rhonda

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                  Posted 04 March 2009 - 11:42 AM

                  I'm having a hard time with this too.
                  We have decided to surprise our parents with a romantic breakfast in bed at the resort the morning after the wedding.
                  Then, I was thinking of giving my mom a photobook of us from earlier years until the wedding and my dad a photoframe of the same idea. I won't be able to give this until after the wedding though. I was also hoping that I could give something to them at the wedding or before.

                  #9 Jacqueline

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                    Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:24 PM

                    i had a hard time with this too. i had a hard time finding them a gift "together" so i got them both a separate gift. its depends on how much you want to spend and what your parents are into, if they collect anything, etc. like my dad likes watches so i decided to get him an antique looking pocket watch, engraved. i got my mom a wooden musical jewelry box, the tune is somewhere over the rainbow, she loves that song.

                    heres a nice website someone on bdw gave me, sorry i cant remem who, but its great.
                    Personalized Gifts and Unique Gift Ideas at Things Remembered

                    swarovski has really beautifull frames too. If there are stores near you, check it out, they have things in store that are not on line.

                    you could do a nice photo album or something too.

                    #10 binzer

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                      Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:12 PM

                      my mom is easy b/c she absolutely looooves earrings, but I have no idea what to get for my dad! He's one of those guys who only ever wants what he needs, but everything he needs he already has!

                      I would have done the whole photo album thing, but we're living in the US for a few years while my FI goes to school and I don't have access to any photos

                      Also, how does it work with my fiance's parents? Do I get them gifts...does he get them gifts...do we both get them gifts, or do we get them gifts together?

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