Written by Naoimh O'Hare, Assistant E-Commerce Editor at WeddingWire
January 13, 2021
Through every important milestone, your parents have been right there with you. They've wiped away tears, shared in your laughter, and offered invaluable wisdom every step of the way. Now, they're going to show the same love and support on your special day. Choosing thoughtful wedding gifts for your parents and new in-laws is a sweet way of saying thank you for everything they've done. After all, these special humans are responsible for making you and your S.O. the people you each fell in love with. To help you show your appreciation (and impress those new in-laws!), we've gathered some of our favorite gift ideas they're sure to love.
You already know you won't be able to hold back the waterworks when you recite your vows—but trust us, you won't be the only one crying. Anticipate a few happy tears from the people who raised you too. These adorable "Mom" and "Dad" embroidered handkerchiefs will come in handy on the wedding day and make for sweet keepsakes afterward.
My Hanky Ua mother and father wedding handkerchiefs, from $20 each, Etsy
Family Memory Book
When it comes to meaningful gifts for the parents of the bride or groom, StoryWorth is a sure winner. Each week, they'll receive a question they can answer with a personal story. After a year of gathering your parents' amazing life experiences, it's all put together in a custom keepsake book. Reading it will be a great way to get to know your in-laws or learn a little more about your own parents.
StoryWorth gift book, from $99, StoryWorth.com
Recipe Cutting Board
There's nothing like the taste of your mom or dad's home cooking. Let them know you'll still be coming over for dinner on the regular by giving them a custom cutting and serving board engraved with one of your favorite family recipes. Talk about creative wedding gift ideas for your parents!
Morning Joy Co. recipe cutting board, from $69, Etsy
Celebrating a child's wedding doesn't happen every day. Keep the drinks flowing by treating your parents to a one, two, or three-month wine subscription.
Winc gift card, from $60, Winc
To your in-laws, your soon-to-be spouse will always be their baby. That's why a heart-shaped collage of family photos is a thoughtful gift for your S.O.'s parents on the wedding day.
Minted Heart Snapshot Mix Hues photo art, from $29 unframed, Minted
Framed Message & Photo
Both of your parents have gone above and beyond to make your wedding day everything you dreamt of and more. Get two of these sweet, personalized photo frames to express just how grateful you are for their support and kindness.
Shen Doah parents of the bride or groom gift, from $78, Etsy
No one will want to toast more to your union than your parents. Make their bubbly all the more enjoyable with a pair of sleek champagne glasses. These flutes were designed to enhance effervescence 'til the very last drop.
Sempli Monti champagne flutes, $50 for a set of 2, Food52
Read the full article, 21 Truly Sweet Wedding Thank-You Gifts for Parents or Parents-in-Law, for these and other great ideas!
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