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Thank You Gifts For Parents Of Bride And Groom

Finding the perfect gift for your parents before your wedding can be a difficult task. The fact that they might have contributed financially to the big day likely will add to the stress of finding the right gift and can cause you to struggle with what type of gift you should purchase. By looking in the right places, however, brides and grooms have many gift options that can be used to thank their parents appropriately.

Keeping it Personal

Buying a personalized wedding gift is a great option when buying gifts for your parents. Personalized gifts add a touch of sincerity and create a direct connection to the special event. Engraved frames are popular choices because they often are of high quality, contain a personalized message from the bride and groom and can hold a valued photograph from your wedding. It's a gift they will long cherish and showcase in their homes.

Jewelry also may be personalized and engraved with a message or date. Items like cufflinks and lockets are popular choices. Plaques showcasing a special poem or saying are also good personalized gifts, particularly since you get to choose what is engraved onto the item. Other personalized gift ideas include holiday ornaments, which are prized in some families, or even a framed family tree showing the new addition of the couple just married.

Traditional Gifts

Aside from the selection of personalized gifts, you might also consider traditional or classic gifts. A crystal vase or clock is an elegant gift, as is a silver gift such as a service tray or candleholder.

Creative Parent Gifts

Often, creative gifts turn out to be the most personal, unique and appreciated gift options. Consider making a scrapbook for your parents that tells the history of how you met or shows how you grew up and showcases your special moments. It's likely to be an emotional journey for you as well as for your parents.

If you're gifted with a special ability, like painting or writing, consider creating a gift using your talents. A handmade quilt, pottery, poetry, art or music may be a very appreciated gift.

Having your photographer take special candid shots during the wedding ceremony and reception might make for a special gift. Put the candid photographs in a special album and offer it as a unique gift.

Gift of Relaxation

What better gift to consider after the stress of planning a wedding than the gift of relaxation? The bride and groom most often get away after the wedding by traveling on a honeymoon. Let your parents have some relaxing time away too. Consider buying them a gift certificate for a weekend getaway or spa treatment. Check directories for getaways in your area.

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Be sure to assign someone before your wedding day to secure your wedding envelopes and gifts. You don't want to worry during or after the reception to try and find assistance. Choose someone you trust and someone who will have room in their vehicle to take the gifts from the reception.

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