19 Thoughtful Wedding Day Gifts for Parents
A wedding gift is by far the best way to thank your mom and dad for everything they've done to help you down the aisle. Seriously — they raised you, helped you realize what's important through the ups and downs of relationships, and, of course, likely shelled out some major dough to help pay for the event. Expressing your gratitude to your parents for helping to make your wedding dreams come true (even if virtually) — or at the very least, being there on your big day to show their support! — requires some *major* thought and effort. If you aren't sure where to begin, the gift ideas below are super sweet and will likely cause even more tears to be shed. Get ready to spoil those 'rents and show them that you'll always be their little girl with one of these personalized gifts.
Treat mom and dad with a special portrait from your wedding with this custom photo art from Minted.
Gifts for Mom
ZCreateDesign "Best Mom Ever" Tote ($14+, was $16)
Give Mom a gift that tells it like it is, just like she does. #BestMomEver
There's a good chance your mom read you the book Love You Forever when you were a kid. The message that you'll both love each other forever just so happens to match the endless loop of this bracelet. Plus, its simple design means she can wear it forever too.
slip Pure Silk Pillowcase ($89+)
This anti-aging/anti-bedhead pillowcase is like an all-night beauty treatment and Mom will be all over it.
BHLDN Thalia Earrings ($58)
You're not the only one who gets something new on your wedding day. Show your mom how much she means to you with these classic pearl drop earrings. It's an ideal match for a simple yet elegant MOTB dress.
Natori Beach Terry Robe ($84, was $120)
This cozy robe will be your mom's favorite pamper-me product. She'll be thankful as she calms down after the wedding and on days when she simply needs to unwind and relax.
Herbivore Calm Bath Salts ($15, was $18)
Your mom's there to help you make all the tough decisions, plan every detail, and get you ready to walk down the aisle. A morning bath with calming salts will help her relax and prepare for the big day — or recover from it the day after!
BHLDN Faux Fur Wrap ($98)
Depending on your mom's style this chic wrap could make the perfect accessory for a MOTB on the big day. If she's not a faux fur-type gal, a Pashmina wrap could still be a great gift.
Your mom (and dad) will probably tear up on your big day. These embroidered handkerchiefs stand as the first line of defense against a blotchy face in photos AND make a great thank-you gift.
Gifts for Dad
Dad's gotta look sharp as he escorts you down the aisle. This high-end shaving kit ensures there won't be any cuts along the way — at least as far as his scruff is concerned. The lotions and serums incorporate botanicals and essential oils, so they're easy on the skin.
Bevel Trimmer ($175)
If your dad prefers an electric shave, this sleek cordless trimmer will do the trick. Designed using research from master barbers, the Bevel trimmer's blades repel dirt, oil, and build-up to minimize skin irritation. It also holds 5+ hours of battery life, in case Dad needs to clean up that five o'clock shadow later in the day.
If your dad is a whiskey lover, this is the ultimate gift bag. And since it's a sampler, it will suit any dad's taste buds.
These knot-inspired cuff links will forever remind your pops of the day he helped you tie yours. The classic design ensures he'll get good use out of them too.
After an all-eyes-on-you day, your dad deserves a snazzy accessory that'll turn heads. A BOSS watch certainly fits the bill and will make sure he's not late for the very important date.
Both your parents will love having this record player on hand. Make it an extra special gift for Dad by pairing it with an album that has your father-daughter dance song.
Grilling Spice Blends ($36)
If your dad loves to grill, here's another gift for post-wedding fun. This set of handcrafted rubs will spice up your dad's grill for months to come. They're all carefully curated, incorporating single-origin spices around the world to create unique flavors.
This kit includes everything your pops will need to brew his first batch of beer. If he loves brewing, he can reuse all of the equipment for batch two and beyond.
Omaha Steaks Butcher's Classic Collection ($150 total, $271 separately)
This shipment — which includes three different types of steaks, pork chops, burgers, franks, and potatoes — delivers dinner for days to your parents' front doorstep. As an added bonus, they might even invite you and your new spouse over to enjoy some filet mignon.
Bonus: Treat them both to a personalized calendar to remember from Minted. Customize each month with multiple photo layouts and colors, and add your special text to specific days of the year (like your and their anniversaries!).
Mom and Dad have been there through every breakdown, heartbreak, and celebration and your wedding day is the perfect way to show how much you love them. Even though we know love isn't material, showing out with some amazing wedding gifts couldn't hurt!
What are some of your favorite wedding gifts for parents? Share with us @BritandCo!
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