When it comes to thinking of a great gift to give to parents on your wedding day, most couples minds go blank! But rest assured there is a huge range of great gifts online to help inspire you. Some ideas for the mother of the bride or groom are jewellery, personalised candles, cookbooks or gardening books, plants (they last longer than flowers! Treeco have some beautiful tree gifts, perfect for parents or the bridal party), a nice frame for a wedding photo or piece of wall art. You can get some beautiful personalised mother of the bride necklaces and framed art from e-tailers like Not on the High Street or Etsy, who also stock some great stuff for the mother of the groom like mugs and jewellery (with a very sweet ‘Thank you for raising the love of my life’ which could work for either the MOTB or MOTG). If you’d prefer to give something to both parents together, opt for some wall art, a set of draughts or poker chips or a chess board, a vintage bottle of wine or coffee table books, you can find a host of great ideas on weddingshop.ie.
Of course there’s nothing to say you have to buy thank you gifts for your parents, if you’re the crafty type you could personalise a photo frame, put together a collage of photos from your childhood or write a poem or letter to give to your parents on the morning of the big day which they are sure to treasure long after the wedding.
1. Mother of the Bride wall art, €37.32, from notonthehigstreet.com | 2. Mother of the Groom mug, €9.06, from Etsy | 3. Vera Wang silver photo frame from €56.00, weddingshop.ie | 4. Father of the Groom mug, €12.70 from Etsy | 5. Earrings with personalised card, €25.48, from Etsy | 6. Mother & Daughter necklace set, €95.56, from Etsy | 7. Travel chess set, €119.00, from weddingshop.ie | 8. Mother of the Groom necklace and pin set, €77.36, from Etsy | 9. ‘Libraries’ coffee table book, €60.00 from weddingshop.ie | 10. Family Coat of Arms & wedding memento from Nameyourgift.ie
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