16 Best Wedding Gifts for Parents

Planning a wedding takes a village—and if your parents and in-laws have helped to ensure the big day is every bit as special as you’d hoped, you’ll want to show your appreciation. Of course, a gift isn’t necessary, but it is a lovely gesture of thanks. Some couples even give a gift to be used during the reception, or a sentimental remembrance of the ceremony to be cherished for years to come.

Here, 16 of our favorite ideas.

Calla Lily Frame

Some gifts are classic for a reason. A framed family photo from your wedding celebration is a present your parents will cherish for years to come. 

Layflat Photo Album

In the same vein, if you’re creating a wedding photo album full of your favorite pictures from your ceremony and reception, consider ordering a copy for your parents, so they can look back on the festivities as well.

Brass Easel & Calendar

Or consider a calendar with candid shots from the day to continue the party all year long.

Wedding Handkerchief for Tear of Joy Wedding

If you already know your mom or dad will be inclined to cry during your wedding ceremony, start the day by gifting them a personalized handkerchief to dry their tears.

Hydrangea Thank You

Before walking down the aisle, go ahead and stock up on thank you cards, like this floral design from Rifle Paper Company. Once you return from your honeymoon, pen your parents a sweet note filled with your favorite memories from the special day.

Mother of the Bride Tote Bag

For the Mother of the Bride who likes to make her presence known.

Crème de la Mer Moisturizer

All moms deserve a little extra pampering right before their baby ties the knot, so gift your mother a luxurious moisturizing cream, the kind she’d never splurge on for herself.

Leather Organizer Box

If your mom or dad is the sentimental type, gift them a leather organizer box filled with ephemera from your special day like your save the date, ceremony program, menu, etc.

I Love You Ceramic Espresso Cup

The simple aesthetic of this cup will appeal to both your coffee-loving father, and your new husband’s stepmother, who finishes every Sunday night dinner with an espresso.

Classic Bathrobe

A plush robe makes getting ready for the wedding feel a bit more cozy and relaxed—even if tensions are running high in the final countdown to the ceremony. 

Loeffler Randall Rochelle Bag

Gift the mother of the groom her own “something blue”: a slate-colored clutch to carry all her essentials—including tissues to dry her eyes.

The Starling

After weeks of rushing in the lead up to the wedding, the mother of the bride will surely enjoy relaxing in a pair of faux-fur lined slippers. Better yet, this brand is royal-approved—Meghan Markle is known to be a fan.

Striped Silk Repp Narrow Tie

One way to ensure family pictures look coordinated is by gifting coordinating ties to the men in the group.

Wedding Jewelry Dish

A small dish with your wedding date is a subtle way to commemorate the occasion.

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