Wedding Tips: Gift Ideas for Your Parents and Wedding Party

It’s become customary to give gifts to your parents and wedding party thanking them for all the help they’ve given you to prepare for your wedding. You want to give them a gift that will be meaningful and show just how much you appreciate them. Below is a list of great gift ideas that will really “wow” these special people:


Something Personalized– Giving a personalized item is a popular option. Put their name and your wedding date, or even a special message, and it’s sure to be a keepsake for years to come.

  • Flask/Beer Mugs

  • Water bottles

  • Luggage Tags– Great option for destination weddings  

  • Coffee Mug/To-go Mugs

  • Shot glasses

  • Clothing- Almost any type of clothing can become a great personalized gift

    • Shirts- So many options and styles to choose from! Team Bride/Groom, your wedding date, how many years you’ve known them, the list could go on. This is a gift that will get used time and time again.

    • Hats- Baseball Caps, Big floppy Beach Hats. Add Team Bride/Groom or Bridesmaid/Groomsman and your wedding date.

    • Socks- Socks can come in many different patterns these days. Find a pair for each groomsman that highlights their personal interests. Whether they wear them during the wedding for a fun touch or just for everyday use, they’ll be sure to get a kick out of this fun gift.

      • Slippers

Something to Lighten Their Load– Some couples opt to purchase part of the wedding party’s outfit in lieu of a gift that may end up never getting used. This option is great for couples who have younger wedding party members. Whether it’s their shoes, jewelry, or hair and makeup, this gift helps lighten the load for your wedding party.

Jewelry– Besides buying their wedding jewelry, as mentioned above, getting your bridesmaid a piece of jewelry is a great option for a gift. They can be personalized for each girl or matching so they can always look back at the memento and remember what a great time they had celebrating.

Robes– This option adds some fun to getting ready in the morning and begs for some great photos with your girls.

Knives– If you’ve got a more outdoorsy group, a nice hunting knife may be a great choice and can be used in everyday life while they’ve hunting, fishing or camping. A utility knife for the people who may not be hunters is an awesome option, too.

Tote Bags– Give your girls something to haul their stuff in!

Wallets/Money Clips– Give your guys a special spot to put their money.

Wedding Hankies– The perfect choice for Mom to dry her tears on the big day. Have a heartfelt message stitched in to make it extra special.

Golf Balls– Does Dad love to golf? Get a few personalized gold balls for him to hit around the course. (Pro Tip- Have one put into a display box for his desk in case he loses them all while out playing)