While kids know that their parents will cherish any gift they are given, it can be quite difficult to find wedding gifts for parents that provide the wow factor. However, there are a few inexpensive gifts that any person can afford, or go half on with another person, that will truly make a wedding one that will never be forgotten. Whether your parents are renewing their vows, marrying after a divorce or getting married for the first time, the following ideas will make their occasion even more special.
Engraved Jewelry Box
Jewelry boxes can always be purchased for a great price. While some may be expensive, you can always find deals at local shops or online. The size of the price will depend on the type of wood used to create the box. While maple might be expensive, oak may be more affordable. In either case, the real beauty of this jewelry box comes with the engraving that you have put on it.
There are a few options for engravings with the following being the most common:
- The name of your parents followed by the day that they were married
- A long quote that depicts the love that both of your parents share together
- The lyrics to the song that was playing during their first dance as a married couple
Virtually anything that is sentimental to the couple can be engraved into the jewelry box. This will be a timeless reminder of the love that they share and is a gift that will not end up in the back of a closet or in a box.
While newlyweds may be going on their honeymoon, those getting married later in life may simply skip the tradition. When this is the case, you will have the option of offering the couple a weekend getaway that is close to home. While you may be thinking that this will be too expensive for a smaller budget, there is a trick – make it a group gift. Ask your family members to split the cost evenly so that you can afford to provide them with a weekend getaway.
A few ideas that are going to be less expensive are:
- A weekend at a bed and breakfast
- A two day cruise to nowhere
- A getaway in a cabin
- A weekend in a nearby city
To really save on the expense, choose a time of year that is considered off-season. This will allow you to either be able to haggle on the price, or pick a package that is far less expensive.
Personalized Wine Glasses
One of my favorite wedding gifts for parents are personalized wine glasses. These glasses can be purchased online and are simple, yet beautiful. In fact, for less than $100 you can buy a beautiful set of personalized wine glasses that will take center stage in a parent’s China cabinet.
These glasses usually are personalized with the initials of each parent, one on each glass, or they can have the date that they were married. This is a gift that will be out on the table during holidays or any other special occasion.