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Wedding gifts for parents — Best ideas of May 2018

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Here are some fantastic gift ideas for the bride or groom to give their parents.

Weddings are also a special milestone for parents and buying a wedding gift for them doesn’t always have to be a hard task.

If you’re looking for a grand gesture for your parents on your big day, there’s a large range of appropriate items you can choose from. Here’s a guide to help you find the perfect gift for the parents who mean so much to you.

Ten great ideas to get you started

If you’re still not quite sure what gift to buy your parent on your wedding day, here are some gifts we love at finder.com to help inspire you to find the perfect present.


A small tree

Although it might seem like an odd gift, if your parents love nature and symbolic gifts, a tree might be the perfect gift for both of them. It’s a little life that will grow up to bring them joy, just like you. Aww.


Key chains

In the time surrounding a wedding, money can be especially tight, so it’s understandable if you’re only looking for a simple gift. This key chain set is the perfect gift for both sets of parents and costs less than $15.


Keepsake box

A small, personalized keepsake box makes a great sentimental gift. This one is designed especially for the mother of the groom, but there are dozens available on Etsy for any parent.


Bamboo cutting board

A personalized cutting board is a perfect gift for parents who love to cook. This one shows your gratitude with a heartfelt message laser engraved as well as your own names. It’s a keepsake your parents will cherish for years to come.


Funny glasses

If your parents have a good sense of humor, they’ll love these glasses. After making a big financial investment in your wedding, they’ll appreciate the gratitude. This set is the perfect accessory for your parents to rock at the reception.


An afternoon away

If you can afford it, it would be great to buy your parents time to relax after the wedding. They’ve likely put a lot of work into making your special day happen, so an afternoon at the spa or drinking wine at a beautiful vineyard is well deserved.


Custom portrait

If you’re willing to wait until after the wedding to give your gift, a custom drawing of one of your wedding photos with your parents is a great idea. Drawings of father-daughter dances are especially popular and make a great gift that’s sure to be cherished.


Sweet photo frame

This one, in particular, is perfect for the father of the bride. It reads “Dad, of all the walks we have taken together, this one is my favorite.” It’s a sweet sentiment and a beautiful wood frame that would make a tear roll down any father’s cheek. The photo of Dad walking you down the aisle will have to come later.


Embroidered hankies

Wedding handkerchiefs are a very traditional wedding gift for parents. Details like lace and a sweet message make this classic a sentimental gift that parents will adore.


Photo book

If you’re willing to wait until after the wedding, why not present your parents with a beautiful photo book of wedding pictures? They’ll appreciate it, especially if they paid for the photographer. If you don’t want to wait, you could also make a special photo album of memories you’ve shared with your parents. Make it by hand or use an online tool like the one on Walmart.com.

Best selection of wedding gifts for parents

We make selecting wedding gifts for your parents easy. Just look through the discount codes, online stores and products available and find the perfect gift from the retailer of your choice. Whether you already know what you’re looking for or have no idea, you’ll be able to find something with finder.com.

Tips for choosing wedding gifts for your parents

You want to find a gift that can act as a token of appreciation for everything your parents have done for you both. Keep these simple tips in mind and you’ll find something very appropriate for the occasion.

  • Think about who you’re buying for. Keep in mind the recipient and the appropriateness of the gift. For example, buying a gift for your mother is very different from buying a gift for your father-in-law. Consider their tastes to get a gift they’ll love.
  • Do your research. It may be a good idea to talk to someone close to your parent to get a better understanding of what they want. And before buying a gift, make sure you check out all the options available.
  • Consider their needs. Think about what could be really useful in your parent’s life to get a gift that will be really appreciated.
  • Set your budget. Sometimes the less expensive and more sentimental gifts are the best gifts. Before you start shopping, set your budget and try to find gifts that are within your spending range.
  • Decide on whether you want to purchase a practical gift or a sentimental one. Do you want to buy a gift that they can use everyday? Or would you rather buy a gift that is meaningful and special like a piece of jewelry?
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