This is my 2nd wedding/marriage. I don't remember getting them gifts the first time but I know it's traditional. My former sister in law (I got her in the divorce) is also doing a lot for the wedding as a gift so I'd like to get her something too! She has a circuit machine so I was thinking buying vinyl but I have no clue about that! Help!! Thanks!
What do the moms and dads like? Think about what they’re into to get a personalized gift. For instance both the fathers of mine love alcohol aha so we got them limited edition versions of their favorite alcohols
We got really specific gifts for our parents - kind of to the point of absurdity.
We found a paperweight for my dad with his favorite animal, and I dug up an old picture of the two of us. My stepmother, and I *am not at all kidding*, wanted a reusable glass mug from Starbucks (where DH works). Like... that is what she wanted, so we found her one. (My family likes practical gifts.)
We got my ILs a card that said, IOU, and then gave them a triptych of wedding pictures for Christmas.
Actually, it is not traditional to give all parents gifts at wedding time, just pictures, in albums or frames, after the wedding. Mothers' day, Fathers' Day, parents Anniversary, parents' birthdays, and some religious holidays like Christmas, are parent gift occasions. No one will stop you. But don't feel obliged . Parents should get a hand written thank you note if they help financially. But you do not give a gift as a thank you for getting a gift, standard etiquette. If some parent has been exceptionally helpful, receiving and recording gifts, taking deliveries, helping address invitations, airport trips, giving housing and meals to friends or bridal party, services beyond normal family give and take, a gift may be appropriate in addition to a written thank you note.