The 33 Best Wedding Gifts for Parents

Don't forget Mom and Dad!

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Your parents—and your partner’s parents—have most likely gone above and beyond the call of duty during the wedding planning process. Finding a special gift to thank them for all their love and support isn’t always the easiest task. 

You could go with something unique and customized, like an illustrated portrait, a sweet letter, or monogrammed linens for their home. Another option is to find something that really caters to their interests and passions. Are they vino lovers? Splurge on that fancy wine chiller they've been coveting. Avid gardeners? Show your appreciation with a gorgeous new plant. No matter what you choose, just make sure the gift feels thoughtful and from the heart.

Here, the best gifts for parents at all price points.

Our Top Picks

Kistmet Weddings Co. Wedding Card to My Parents

Wedding Card to My Parents

 Courtesy of Etsy

Any gift to your parents—especially for this important event—should come with a thoughtful card. Make sure they know how much you appreciate them with this sleek, minimalist one.

Letters to My Mom

Letters to My Mom

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

It’s hard to find a more heartfelt gift then this letter set. It’s a sweet version of mad-libs—write from eight different prompts, including “Read me when you miss me.” It’s guaranteed to make your mom cry.

Label With Love Wedding Thank You Gift Wine Labels

Wedding Thank You Gift Wine Labels

 Courtesy of Etsy

Nothing says “thank you” like a nice bottle of red (or white). Customize them with these personalized wine labels—adjust the color scheme to your liking and just add your names and wedding date.

Natasha McCrary Farm Fresh Spa Experience Tin

Farm Fresh Spa Experience Tin

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Your mom deserves this relaxing at-home spa gift she’s worked so hard with big day planning. The highlight of the package is a bath tea of Goat’s milk, lavender, and shea butter.

The Magnolia Company Southern Magnolia Tree Sapling

Southern Magnolia Tree Sapling

 Courtesy of Food52

You may be all grown up, but this green-and-gold sapling isn’t. It can be kept in the pot it comes in or planted in the ground—either way, it’ll always remind your parents of you.

Looking for more great plant ideas? Check out our round-up of the best indoor plants to add to your registry.

Coconut Art Prints Custom Parents Portrait

Coconut Art Prints Custom Parents Portrait

 Courtesy of Etsy

How adorable and unique are these custom portraits? Send in a photo of your parents and you’ll get a custom illustration in return. Just imagine their look of surprise when they open up this gift!

Artifact Uprising Layflat Photo Album

Layflat Photo Album

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

You and your partner aren’t the only ones who will want to look back on photos of the big day. Give your parents a timeless photo album documenting the wedding—this one lays flat for a panoramic effect.

If you need more ideas for displaying wedding photos, take a peek at our list of the best custom photo gifts.

The Polka Dotted Bee Wedding Handkerchief Gift

The Polka Dotted Bee Wedding Handkerchief Gift

 Courtesy of Etsy

The best kinds of gifts are memorable and useful. Your parents will need these handkerchiefs to wipe their tears as you walk down the aisle. Add personalization to make them even more special.

Patricia Carlin Personalized Fan Family Art

Personalized Fan Family Art

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Do you come from a sports-loving family? This personalized artwork lets you put them in the center of the game. Add in all your family members, fun props, and team name and colors and you’ve got yourself a gift that will be a home run.

Cathy's Concepts Monogram Cuff Links

Monogram Cuff Links

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

The fathers of the wedded couple need special cuff links to top off their dashing wedding-day look. This classic pair, complete with personalized initials, goes with any suit and will do just the trick.

Sheree Burlington Personalized Family Tree Serving Bowl

Personalized Family Tree Serving Bowl

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Hand-painted earthenware bearing your family’s name will be a hit with both your parents and the guests they’ll be hosting for any dinner party. It’s the perfect reminder of family connection.

Mark & Graham Italian Washed Linen Dinner Napkins

monogrammed napkins

Courtesy of Mark and Graham

You can never go wrong with monogrammed napkins—they'll make all of your parent's dinner parties feel more special. These are stonewashed so they're extra soft and come in a range of pretty hues.

Recipe Foil Art Print

Recipe Foil Art Print

 COURTESY OF Minted

A beloved recipe deserves some big attention. Turn your parents’ favorite recipe into artwork by sending in a handwritten copy to Minted. It’ll easily become the centerpiece of their kitchen.

Chris Cooks Personalized Family Member Signpost

Personalized Family Member Signpost

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

A little bit rustic and every bit charming, this colorful signpost keeps everyone together. Dedicate up to five posts with the names of each family member and their distance from your parents’ home.

Eliza Tile Monogram Cheese Board

Eliza Monogram Cheese Board

 Courtesy of Anthropologie

For the parents who love to entertain—or just love cheese—this personalized cheese board is the perfect gift. Its Art Deco aesthetic and monogram sets it apart from its run-of-the-mill cheese board peers.

Geode Bookends

Agate Bookends

 Courtesy of Pottery Barn 

Glam agate bookends are exactly what your parents’ bookshelf didn’t know it needed. These white and gilded stones promise to add a dash of elegance among their reading collection.

Kumi Kookoon Quilted Silk Slippers

Kumi Kookoon Quilted Silk Slippers

 Courtesy of BHLDN

Your mother and mother-in-law will feel like princesses in these slippers made of silk charmeuse. Gift them before the big day so they can keep their feet cozy while getting glammed up for the wedding.

Haysom Interiors Whiskey Glass and Coaster Set

Whiskey Glass and Coaster Set by Haysom Interiors

 Courtesy of Amazon

This isn’t just a big day for you! Your dad may need to calm his own nerves—help him out with this sentimental whiskey glass and coaster set. It’s also available for “Father of the Groom.”

For more barware options, check out our list of top products you need for the perfect bar cart.

Grin Leather Leather Portfolio

Grin Leather Leather Portfolio

 Courtesy of Etsy

A leather portfolio helps keep everything in place in a stylish way, whether it’s shopping lists and receipts or passports and bills. Your parents will thank you for helping them clear the junk drawer.

Calpak Ambeur Carry-On

Calpak Carry-On

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

Mom and dad deserve a good getaway. Help them pack everything in style with a carry-on from Calpak. It’s the only luggage they’ll ever need.

Amazon Echo Smart Speaker with Alexa

amazon echo

 Courtesy of Amazon

Your parents will love the sound quality—and functionality—of this must-have home device. Voice control is available for everything from tunes to the daily weather report.

Hearth & Table Co. Personalized Wooden Spoon Set

Hearth and Table Co. Personalized Wooden Spoons Gift

Courtesy of Etsy

 

Your parents will love this cute spoon and spatula set—the wood-burned messages will put a smile on their faces every time they go to stir a pot or toss a salad.

Papinelle Belle Flower Satin Robe

Belle Flower Satin Robe

 Courtesy of Nordstrom 

Let the moms feel like part of the bridal party with their own matching silky robes. This midnight blue floral print confection is luxurious and dreamy—and it has pockets!

If you're on the hunt for more great robes, check out our round-up of the best getting ready robes.

Mark & Graham Travel Jewelry Case

Travel Jewelry Case

 Courtesy of Mark & Graham 

Packing is never fun, especially when it comes to jewelry. Delicate pieces are easy to lose and easier to tangle—but this travel case gives them a home. Stamp them with your mother’s monogram for a personal touch.

Sew Happy Girls Tie Patch

Sew Happy Girls Tie Patch

 Courtesy of Etsy

A small, heartfelt note can mean so much. Show your dad some love with this hand-stitched tie patch will make him cry in the best of ways.

IPA Beer Making Kit

IPA Beer Making Kit

 Courtesy of William Sonoma

The fathers don’t need to worry about running to the store for a six-pack with this beer making kit. They can sit back and relax in their favorite armchair after brewing their own batch.

Cozy Global Gift Basket

Cozy Global Gift Basket

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This handwoven gift basket has everything your mom or MIL needs for the perfect self-care day. It includes a mix of unique products from around the world, including a scarf from Thailand, Ghanaian cocoa, and mug hand-painted in Tunisia.

Kate Spade New York Raise the Bar Pavé Cuff

Raise the Bar Pavé Cuff

 Courtesy of Kate Spade

Let your mom sparkle and shine with this glittering Kate Spade bangle that comes plated in rose gold, silver, or gold.

Whitney Biggs Mother & Daughter Letter Book Set

Mother and Daughter Letter Book Set

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

 

Create lasting memories with your mom with this sweet gift. It consists of 40 cards to send back and forth, guided by prompts. The cards are to be put back in the book and to be passed down as an heirloom.

Wine Cork States

Wine Cork States

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Your parents now have a way to remember each bottle they celebrated a special occasion with. This wine cork display gets even more personal by representing the state your family calls home.

Treasure & Bond Jersey Rope Throw Blanket

Jersey Rope Throw Blanket

 Courtesy of Nordstrom 

We love a good gift that’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Look no further than this soft, textured blanket, which will spruce up any couch and keep your parents toasty during the cold months.

Vinglacé Wine Chiller

Wine Chiller

Courtesy of Amazon

 

Nothing puts a damper on a dinner like a lukewarm glass of white wine or champagne. This stainless steel wine cooler promises to chill bottles for hours, so you always have some vino ready during the wedding planning crunch.

By Sarp Wood Wedding Gift

BySarp Wood Wedding Gift

 Courtesy of Etsy

Photo print canvases are out—photo print wood is in. We love the rustic charm of this one! You can choose a favorite photo of the two of you or a family pic that you all love.

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