The 19 Best Wedding Gifts for Parents

Show your appreciation with something special

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There’s nothing like a wedding—and the wedding planning process—to bring two families together. And when your parents (and your partner’s parents), have been an integral part of the time leading up to the big day, it’s only fitting to give them a token of your appreciation.

But wedding gifts for parents don’t have to be crazy elaborate or over-the-top. Thoughtfulness and a sweet sentiment go a long way here, so consider a personalized gift or something that they can use the day of the wedding. Or, pick up a present that taps into their particular interests or hobbies.

As always, it’s the thought that counts, but these sweet gifts are sure to please any parents.

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Minted Custom House Letterpress Portrait Art

Minted Custom House Letterpress Portrait Art

 Courtesy of Minted 

Upload a photo of your parent's home—perhaps your childhood house, or the home where your parents lived when they first got married—and Minted’s designers will turn it into a beautiful letterpressed work of art. Add custom text and pick your size and frame option—you'll have yourself a truly memorable, heart-warming present.

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Sew Happy Girls Father of the Bride Tie Patch

Sew Happy Father of the Bride Tie Patch

 Courtesy of Etsy

Write a short and sweet love note to your dad and have it embroidered onto this hand-stitched patch. Made of ivory linen fabric, you choose the size, text, and embroidery thread color.

Meant to go on the inside of his wedding day tie, it’s the perfect way to remind him that you’ll always be his little girl as he walks you down the aisle.

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My Family Cookbook Journal

My Family Cookbook Journal

 Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Give your mom or MIL this fill-in recipe journal and start creating what’s sure to be a family heirloom for years to come. There are template pages for writing down over 80 recipes, as well as adding photos and more. Now, good luck getting her to actually share that recipe for her famous mashed potatoes…

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Label With Love In Law Wine Labels

Label With Love In Law Wine Labels

 Courtesy of Etsy

There’s perhaps no more foolproof thank you gift than a nice bottle of wine, but adding this custom label makes it feel all the more personal and special. Choose your in-law’s favorite bottle of red or white, then customize this label with your wedding date and a personalized message. They come in a set of two, so you and your spouse can each gift your respective in-laws.

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Effortless Composition Blue Hues Mohair Throw Blanket

Effortless Composition Blue Hues Mohair Throw Blanket

 Courtesy of Effortless Composition

You can’t go wrong gifting a cozy throw blanket. This one in particular is choice, with its supremely soft mohair feel and neutral blue and gray palette. Also nice: Each purchase comes with a free email session with an interior stylist who can offer tips and tricks for using the piece in your space.

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The Polka Dotted Bee Wedding Handkerchief Gift

The Polka Dotted Bee Wedding Handkerchief Gift

Courtesy of Etsy

Both practical and personal, these sweet embroidered handkerchiefs are perfect for wiping away those (happy!) wedding day tears. With options available for mom and/or dad, you can either choose from preset messages or get creative and write your own. Let the waterworks begin.

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Dope Coffee Pleasure Pack

Dope Coffee Pleasure Pack

 Courtesy of Dope Coffee 

Artisanal, small brand coffee is a surefire gift for any java lover. This four-pack—from a brand that seeks to eliminate the stereotypical pretentiousness around high-end coffee—comes with three of their staple coffees, plus a fourth flavor that rotates seasonally. Choose from whole or ground beans. 

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Susabella Mother of the Bride Gift Box Jewelry Keepsake Box

Susabella Mother of the Bride Gift Box Jewelry Keepsake Box

 Courtesy of Amazon

Made of earthenware clay, this heart-shaped box will make a beautiful addition to her nightstand or dresser. A heartfelt message printed on the inside will make her smile and think of you every time she opens it. It’s a sweet and simple gift, that’s also a nice option for those on a budget.

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Aromaology Spa Gift Basket

Aromaology Spa Gift Basket

 Courtesy of Etsy

Ideal for your mom or mother-in-law, this all-in-one basket comes with everything she needs to help unwind and relax after all the wedding hubbub has died down. Namely, a massage oil, soy candle, salt scrub, and aromatherapy sachet, available in eight different fragrances. It all comes wrapped up in a reusable burlap box, ready for gifting.

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Chris Cooks Personalized Family Member Signpost

Chris Cooks Personalized Family Member Signpost

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Family spread out? This adorable outdoor signpost keeps everyone symbolically together, showcasing their distance from your original family home. With an oxidized steel finish that patinas over time, and a weather-resistant finish, it’s the perfect addition to your parent’s garden or backyard.

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Lands End Suede Leather Moccasin Slippers for Him & Her

Lands End Suede Leather Moccasin Slippers for Him & Her

 Courtesy of Lands End

Everyone loves a good pair of cozy slippers and these certainly fit the bill. A faux fur lining makes them nice and soft, foam cushioning brings relief to achy feet, and a rubber outsole means you can even wear them for quick trips outside.

They can be monogrammed for an added personal touch, and come in options for both him and her, so you can give your parents or in-laws a matching set.

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Artblox Shop Sound Wave Art

Artblox Shop Sound Wave Art

 Courtesy of Etsy

A unique way to capture the memory of your father-daughter dance, this acrylic block can be printed with the sound wave of any song. Choose your color and personalized text at the bottom; you can even add a barcode on the back that your dad can scan to hear your song anytime he wants.

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Mouth "Best of Mouth" Gift Box

Mouth Best of Mouth Gift Box

 Courtesy of Mouth

This site offers some of our favorite food gift boxes, featuring an expertly curated collection of yummy goods from small brands across the country. Sure, you could gift just one, but why not surprise your parents monthly with a subscription box? The ‘Best of Mouth’ box will arrive at their door every month, housing an array of delicious delicacies for them to enjoy.

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Sheets & Giggles Eucalyptus Sheet Sets

Sheets & Giggles Eucalyptus Sheet Sets

 Courtesy of Sheets & Giggles 

You may have just registered for new bedding, but we’re willing to bet it’s been a while since your parents sprung for new sheets. They’ll definitely appreciate these, which are made from renewably and sustainably grown Eucalyptus and feel buttery soft and smooth.

Pick from one of seven colors; each set comes with one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases. And if you really want to go for it, get them the accompanying comforter, too.

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Hearth & Table Co. Personalized Wooden Spoon Set

Hearth & Table Co. Personalized Wooden Spoon Set

 Courtesy of Etsy

If your future MIL loves to cook, this personalized spoon and spatula set is sure to please. One features your names and wedding date, the other, a sweet thank you message. Both are wood-burned into the high-quality, chef grade utensils that are sure to last her for years to come.

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Kismet Weddings Co Wedding Card to My Parents

Kismet Weddings Co Wedding Card to My Parents

 Courtesy of Etsy

A handwritten note can go quite a long way. This simple yet elegant notecard is blank on the outside, giving you plenty of space to express yourself and your gratitude. The card itself comes in an off-white hue, though you can choose from any one of eight envelope colors.

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Soothe Gift Card

Soothe Gift Card

 Courtesy of Smoothe

There’s nothing quite like a massage to help unwind after all of the wedding planning is over. And with this gift card, your parents or in-laws won’t even have to leave the house; the on-demand service brings masseuses to your home or even office. (Pick one up for yourself too, while you’re at it.)

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ScreenCraft Gifts Wood-Framed Custom Map Serving Tray

ScreenCraft Gifts Wood-Framed Custom Map Serving Tray

 Courtesy of The Grommet

A serving tray is a gift that’s both pretty and practical, and this version is completely personalized, too. Choose a significant location (your childhood home, wedding location, you name it) and it will be printed onto the mango wood surface.

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Williams Sonoma Gardening Seat & Tool Kit

Williams Sonoma Gardening Seat & Tool Kit

 Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

If your parents or in-laws are the type who are always out in the garden or are renowned for their green thumb, a gardening gift like this one is the way to go. A lightweight stool, convenient storage tote, and five high-quality steeled tools meet all of their planting needs.

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