My uncle makes some lovely home products out of granite, we picket out some sea-inspired trivets and coasters for the MIL, and are getting a glass set for FIL. For my mom (no father), I have no idea! I'm still looking for ideas for her myself. We are also getting both sets of parents a photo album of pictures from the wedding.
We are taking them out to dinner the night before and I’ll prob give them each a framed photo after the fact. Honestly I was never aware of parents gifts being a thing until I came to this site. I certainly appreciate them but I don’t see the need to give them a specific gift. If they were paying for the wedding and/or helping plan I would probably do something more, but that’s not the case for us.
My parents are paying for most of the wedding as well, but honestly they are so hard to buy for regularly, so I think a dinner and a framed family photo for the wedding will work. Cause honestly, anything I buy for them is usually never used and just a special dinner with my FH and them should be sufficient. Also, I am trying not to go overboard with the gifts for anyone in the wedding cause any extra money I have is going towards the wedding.
But otherwise, like people say, just buy for them like it's their birthday.
We are writing each of our parents a lovely heartfelt card expressing our thanks and our appreciation (we have 3 sets between us because FH parents divorced and remarried). We also plan to get them all the same gift, but customized so their feelings don't get hurt. Based on their styles, and the decor in their homes we agreed they would all love this sign (or something similar, we havent bought them yet)
family name sign
We also plan to gift them each a wedding album with pictures in it after the photos come back a few weeks later. Because we would have 6 people to buy for, buying individual gifts was too expensive and it was hard to find gifts within similar price ranges they'd all like. Family is also super important to all of us, so I think they'd appreciate something like this.
My dad is absolutely my rock and I wanted something sentimental but him. He loves this certain style (bowler hat, vest, button up) so he is getting to wear that for the wedding and I’m buying a pocket watch to go along with it. It will be engraved but I’ve not decided yet what I want it to say. My mom is much more difficult but I am getting her this, I think. Lol
I bought my parents this and will pick a picture from the wedding for them to put in it.
I also hadn't really heard of this till the site...yes, I would have naturally gotten my Mom something as she is paying for our wedding but I wouldn't have thought of it as this big presentation deal, which we aren't going to do, we will just give her a gift privately before the wedding. We are not giving anything to FHs Mom as she's not contributing the wedding. That's what mothers and fathers day is for, to say thank you for everything you've done as a parent.