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Thank You Gift Ideas For Your Parents & In-Laws


You’ve made it through your wedding, and you’re now happily married. Congratulations! Now that the festivities are over, it’s time to start thinking about how to thank those who helped make your day special. For many, they’ve been the ones who have sacrificed so much for our happiness. It’s important to show them gratitude. Of course, you want to find the perfect present. But what do you give someone who has everything? You can never go wrong with personalizing gifts. 

Custom Desktop Plaque

Does mom or dad have a desktop set-up with family pictures? Do your in-laws have a proud display of their children’s awards and accomplishments? A custom desktop plaque is an excellent gift. Personalize the plaque with your wedding date and a favorite image from your ceremony. Try to use a family photo that includes the recipient, such as the father walking the bride, his daughter down the aisle. Other options are candid images from the reception, like the mother-son or the father-daughter dance.

An Engraved Plant Cube 

Give a living gift. Even for the mother-in-law or mom that has it all, you can never have too many indoor plants. However, this present isn’t only flowers or succulent plants. It’s a personalized planter. Add your names and the wedding date. Also, include a quote or poem about love or family. 

Embroidered Handkerchiefs

Go fancy with a product that’s not as common. Embroidered handkerchiefs are a unique gift. Hand-stitched hankies with “mom” and “dad” along with the date of the ceremony are perfect for drying up the tears of joy and having a keepsake forever. Surprise mom and dad and your in-laws at your reception with beautiful, handcrafted handkerchiefs. 

A Memory Book

Soon-to-be newlyweds, sit down and create a memory book. Build a handcrafted album and start the memories from the beginning. Capture the first date, meeting mom and dad, holidays together, and vacation photos. Include moments with siblings, best friends, and other family members to make it a unique reading experience that your parents and in-laws will cherish.

A Photo Collage

Make a photo collage of your future spouse’s life. Start with baby pictures and go right through to the engagement photo. Make sure to leave a space for the wedding images with mom and dad. Consider a unique frame. Did your husband make a special gift for Mother’s or Father’s Day one year that your in-laws still beam over? Maybe it was a handmade flower frame or one made of seashells from a trip to the ocean. Replicate the design around the photo collage to make it an extra-special wedding gift for everyone. 

Canvas Wedding Prints

Giving photos isn’t simple anymore. There are many to choose from, including beautiful canvas prints. Give mom and dad and the in-laws a masterpiece for your wall. Consider using an engagement photo. For gifts after the wedding day, use shots from the ceremony. Canvas prints from your nuptials are an excellent traditional present. Spice it up some by making it a large image such as 24-inch by 26-inch or 20-inch by 30-inch frame. The finished product is gorgeous and will be a reminder of your special day and happiness for your parents or in-laws.

Digital Video Frame

Digital pictures are an excellent way to share memories. However, it’s no comparison to the digital video frame. Instead of a photo carousel, put the best parts of your wedding and reception video on a continuous loop for mom and dad to enjoy all the time. The frames use a built-in memory chip. You can even upgrade the video to include pregnancy announcements, baby gender reveals, and various clips of their grandchildren. A digital video frame is a gift that can keep giving. 

Wedding Party-Animated

We’ve covered all the traditional photo options. However, another unique present for mom and dad or the in-laws is an animated drawing of the wedding party. This combines the traditional gift with a non-traditional twist. These can be fun and give everyone a good chuckle for years to come.

Finding the right wedding gifts for your parents, in-laws, and other extraordinary people that took part in your special day isn’t simple. But, these are the people that helped make your nuptials special. You want to honor them and give them a present that they’ll cherish forever. With these tips, you’re one step closer to finding the perfect gift for your mom and dad, and in-laws.