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24 Thoughtful Wedding Gifts for Both Sets of Parents

Want to treat the folks to say thank you on your wedding day? Then don’t miss our top pick of wedding gifts for parents that they are bound to love

Parents of the bride holding a wedding thank you gift of a rose bush personalised with 'parents of the bride' etched onto the case

Parents of the bride holding a wedding thank you gift of a rose bush personalised with 'parents of the bride' etched onto the case

It’s not just the happy couple who get presents on the big day! There are some other very special people that you might want to treat - have you chosen the perfect wedding gift for your parents yet? 

Let’s face it, parents often provide emotional or financial support, or both, in the run up to your wedding – so getting them a token of your appreciation is a kind gesture. Although this isn’t all about sucking up to your future in-laws (although it can’t hurt, right?), your folks will feel really treated with a token of your gratitude on your big day. But what makes a good wedding gift for your parents? And how much should you spend? 

Traditional gifts of flowers, wine and chocolates always go down a treat; they are real crowd pleasers. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get the parents something totally different if you think they will appreciate it more. 

Maybe they would like a couple's gift experience such as wine tasting or afternoon tea, or maybe they would like something for the garden that they can plant and enjoy every season? They might even enjoy a pampering treat of some luxurious toiletries or maybe a massage voucher to de-stress? Think outside the box when it comes to picking wedding gifts for your parents!

Wedding gifts for parents don’t have to cost a huge amount or be over the top (unless that’s the luxury vibe you’re going for). Something thoughtful or sentimental will be appreciated and will feel extra special. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite gifts that your folks are sure to adore – finding the best wedding gifts for parents needn’t cause you any stress in the run up to your big day!


24 Wonderful Wedding Gifts for Parents

Personalised Reasons Why You're Wonderful – Not On The High Street, £19.95

Wedding gift idea for parents - a set of notes explaining why you think your parents are wonderful, with each gold note housed in a decorative glass tube

This very sweet and sentimental Personalised Reasons Why You're Wonderful gift, £19.95, lets you personalise 10 reasons why you adore your parents. Each reason is printed on a beautiful gold strip and housed in a cute glass tube. 

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Pink Dried Flower Bouquet – Oliver Bonas, £34.50

Dried pink floral bouquet

A slight twist on a traditional bouquet, these forever flowers will be a perfect reminder of your big day and will last and last. The Pink Dried Flower Bouquet, £34.50, features feathery textures against dried florals in deep pink, zesty orange and golden tones with a pop of blue.

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Everything Chocolate Gift Hamper Collection, £29.50

Chocolate hamper wedding gift for parents featuring lots of different types of chocolate in a black box wrapped with a white ribbon

Chocolate-loving parents will adore indulging in this fantastic selection of the very finest treats. The Everything Chocolate Gift Hamper Collection, £29.50, has mini billionaire shortbread, chocolates filled with caramel, cookies, and smooth hazelnuts, a mini patisserie selection, strawberries & cream chocolate puddles and so much more. Delicious. 

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A Poem For Every Night Of The Year – Foyles, £19.99

Illustrated cover of the poetry anthology 'A Poem for Every Night of the Year'

With this delightful poetry anthology, your parents can enjoy a full spectrum of poetry from familiar favourites to exciting contemporary voices. A Poem For Every Night Of The Year, £19.99, is a perfect gift that will last the whole year, with a little bit of magic to read every evening. 

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Multi Photo Upload Framed Print – Getting Personal, £19.99

Framed print of a collage of pictures

This Multi Photo Upload Framed Print, from £19.99, can be filled with fun photographic memories. You use family photos from your childhood or maybe some of your new wedding pictures.

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Brianna Wine Caddy – Anthropologie, £42

Brass vertical wine rack holding two bottles of wine

Such a pretty gift, and ideal if your parents like to host dinner parties! The Brianna Caddy, £42, will house the wine selection in the glimmering handmade holder. Perfect for the centre of the table. 

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Mermaid Pink Gin Gift Pick with 2x Glasses – Masters of Malt, £59.99

Gift box with a bottle of pink gin and two copper trimmed gin glasses

If you are catering for a gin fan, then this Mermaid Pink Gin Gift, £59.99, which comes with two gorgeous glasses, is a delicious treat. Your parents will think of you every time they rustle up a G&T.

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Pour & Sip Subscription – Masters of Malt, £89.95

Whiskey subscription gift pack gift for parents

Are the in-laws whiskey fans? Then they will adore this three month gift subscription, £89.95, that contains five drams each month, a welcome pack with tasting glasses, live tastings and much more! You can't go wrong with a good subscription gift for a couple.

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Heritage Gift Box – Liberty, £85

Liberty heritage gift box with shortbread, truffles, jam and tea in liberty print packaging

A delicious treat that parents or grandparents will adore. Because it comes in a pretty Liberty pack, the heritage gift box, £85, feels extra luxurious. It’s jam-packed with artisanal goods and flavoursome sweet treats from the Liberty Food Hall. From buttery shortbread and smooth chocolate truffles to Cumbrian jam and aromatic tea.

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Parents Of The Bride Thank You Gift – Not On The High Street, £56

Parents of the bride gift featuring a personalised wooden planter and a scented rose bush

Do your folks have green fingers and enjoy spending time in the garden? Then they will adore this pretty scented rose bush, £56. It comes in a handsome wooden gift crate that can be personalised with the words of your choice. Maybe the date of the wedding, or your parents’ names. 

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Just Because Gift Box – Fortnum & Mason, £30

Fortnum & Mason gift set featuring a mini bottle of champagne, truffles and a tin of tea

Gift sets don’t come much cuter than this! This pressie proves that good things come in small packages, and is ideal if you want to buy individual wedding gifts for your parents, rather than shared ones. The Just Because Gift Box, £30, come with a quarter bottle of Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne N.V, Marc de Champagne Truffles and a pocket tin of Royal Blend Tea Bags. Gorgeous.

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Personalised Bumblebee 1 Pint Mug – Emma Bridgewater, £27

Hand painted mug decorated with bumblebees reading 'father of the bride'

Such a simple gift, but one that will be used all the time and act as a wonderful memento of a wonderful day. And also… who wouldn’t want a whole pint of tea? The Personalised Bumblebee Mug, from £27, can be personalised to say whatever you like. We think it'd make a cute father of the groom gift idea

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Pressed Set of 4 Gin Glasses – Habitat, £16 

Retro gin glass containing pink gin displayed on a table next to a bowl of nibbles

Gin is still one of the most popular tipples around, so why not pick a bottle that you know your parents will love, and present it with this gorgeous Pressed Set of 4 Gin Glasses, £16. They are classically and beautifully cut – the height of retro chic.  

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Three Course Meal at a Marco Pierre White Restaurant & Thames River Cruise – IWOOT, £78

Restaurant set up at Marco Pierre White in London

The newlyweds will have honeymoons to look forward to after the big day, but how will you alleviate your parents’ post wedding blues? This gorgeous gift experience, with a delicious meal and fun cruise will do the trick! The Three Course Meal at a Marco Pierre White Restaurant & Thames River Cruise, £78, is a brilliant gift for couples. 

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Drunk in Love Jug – Liberty, £75

Pink vase with a floral motif

Crafted by Spanish artisans, we adore the Drunk in Love Jug, £75. Pretty decoration and a timeless style make it an ideal piece of homeware that will be treasured for years to come. It doubles as a chic vase, too. 

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Engraved Photo Key Ring – Getting Personal, £12.99

Engraved personalised silver keyring

This sweet keyring, that can have a personal inscription as well as a photo inside, is a lovely memento of your big day. The Engraved Photo Key Ring, £12.99, is an elegant and thoughtful gift that’s budget-friendly, too. 

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One Night Relaxation Break for Two – Red Letter Days, £129

Swimming pool at a spa

A pampering gift that will be impossible to forget. The Relaxation Break for Two, £129, includes an overnight stay with use of the spa and leisure facilities at one of a range of hotels across the UK. 

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Personalised Couples Rectangle Velvet Cushion – Not On The High Street, £35

Personalised velvet cushion in a burnt orange shade

You could have your names emblazoned on this cushion, or the names of your parents – either way, it is a super cute and super soft wedding gift for parents. The Personalised Couples Rectangle Velvet Cushion, £35, is available in a range of colours, so you could even tie it in to the tones you use for your wedding. 

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Gold Multi Tea Light Holder – Graham & Green, £45

Gold multi-level candle holder

A twist on a traditional gift of candlestick holders, we adore this bold and beautiful Gold Multi Tea Light Holder, £45. It makes a gorgeous centrepiece that will give your parents happy memories of your wedding at the dinner table. 

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Red Love Heart Small Teapot – Wolf & Badger, £116

Red heart motif teapot pictured with matching cups and saucers

If your mum and dad love a cuppa, then they will adore this designer teapot. The beautifully painted Red Love Heart Small Teapot, £116, is made from fine bone china and finished with 22 carat gold on the rims. A luxurious and gorgeous gift. 

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Nalgora Wine Cooler – Amara, £61

Brass wine cooler pictured with a wine bottle in it next to two wine glasses

Practical and pretty, make sure your folks think of you whenever they take a refreshing sip of perfectly chilled wine. The brass Nalgora Wine Cooler, £61, is a design classic. A really chic wedding gift for parents. 

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Aromatherapy Rituals Night Time – Neal’s Yard, £55

Neal's Yard night time aromatherapy set including five different bottles of product

Make sure the folks take some time out to relax and practise some self care after your big day. Aromatherapy Rituals Night Time, £55, will show them that you care and that you want them to take some time to chill. 

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Star Inlay Knives & Cheese Board Set – Oliver Bonas, £59.50

Wooden cheese board with gold utensils and gold stars inlaid into the wood

Calling all cheese lovers… Ensure you get served up a lovely cheese board next time you visit your parents for dinner with this gorgeous set. The Star Inlay Knives & Cheese Board Set, £59.50, combines a hand-carved acacia wood base and lid, inlaid with decorative golden brass stars. 

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Deluxe Cheese and Vintage Port Luxury Hamper – Appleyard Flowers, £69.99

Cheese and port gift box for parents

Sticking with the theme, we adore this elegant and delicious gift. The Deluxe Cheese and Vintage Port Luxury Hamper, from £69.99, contains three different deliciously-rich and creamy cheeses and a full bottle of an amazing Vieira de Sousa Tawny 10 year old Port. 

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Now you've sorted the perfect wedding gift your parents and in-laws, make sure you read our guide to writing your wedding thank you cards!