Best Wedding Gifts for Mom and Dad
Although your wedding day primarily revolves around you, there are a few people who deserve some appreciation. After all, your parents are the reason for your existence, and often play a significant role in bringing your wedding dreams to life. They bear all of the stress with you, and provide a shoulder for you to cry it out. To say thank you, give them a meaningful little something to acknowledge their time and energy. Keep reading for a number of ideas on what to gift your parents the day of the wedding.
If you know you parents are easily brought to tears, a handkerchief is a sweet gift. To make it sentimental, add a personal touch in the form of an embroidered message. You can purchase handkerchiefs with pre-written, generic notes, but something from the heart will mean more. Let them use the handkerchiefs the day of the wedding, and frame them in a shadowbox afterwards.
A Family Photo
No matter how old you get, parents love receiving a quality picture and frame. Life flies by and sometimes you forget to update the pictures on the wall. Gift them the frame and a personal note the day of the wedding, with a promise to provide a picture shortly. Considering there are a number of frames available, you could opt for a collage frame, a triple frame, or another of your preference.
Give your parents a little extra something for their wedding day ensemble with a surprise accessory. For dad, there are ties or bowties, cufflinks, belts, shoes, watches. For mom, a pair of earrings, a necklace, bracelet, shoes, hairpin, and so on. If you prefer, a number of these items can also be embroidered or engraved.
A Home Illustration
There may be no place like home, but eventually we all grow up and get our own. A great gift for those moving out of their family home post-wedding, is a home illustration. There are a number of artists on Etsy who can draw a colored or black and white picture of your home, based off of a photograph. Add all of your immediate family members thumb prints, and you have a special reminder of where it all began.
Personalized Home Goods
Some parents are more practical than others, and prefer gifts they will put to use. Instead of one-use items, give your parents something they will be able to use much longer. For example, a comfy throw blanket with a personal note embroidered into one corner. If your parents love to cook, a personalized cutting board may also be appreciated. For those who like to entertain, engraved wine glasses or similar drinkware are perfect.
A Weekend Away
One of the best gifts a person can receive after such a stressful event, is some time to relax. For all of the time, money and energy that your parents put into making sure your day went off without a hitch, gift them a weekend away. The destination doesn’t necessarily matter, as long as they can get some uninterrupted Z’s.
At Pine Lake Ranch, we are thrilled that our venue can play host to such an unforgettable day that includes these special moments. Learn more about our beautiful venue, as well as our wedding services, including on-site amenities and rentals. Contact us today with any questions, or to inquire as to whether your event date is available.