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5 thoughtful wedding gift ideas that'll get your parents and in-laws touched

Before you start on your next phase of life, here are 5 thoughtful wedding gift ideas for your parents to thank and appreciate them.
 

1. An all-expenses paid holiday

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Now that you are off their hands – for a little while at least, this is a good time as any to send them off on an all-expenses paid holiday of their dreams.

Whether it’s a relaxing beach resort getaway or a beautiful European adventure, they deserve nothing less than the best.

While you embark on your coupledom of marriage-hood, your parents can revel in travelling like a pair of young lovers again.

 

2. Wedding portraits with your parents

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Capture the moment by having both your groom’s parents and yours included in your wedding portraits!

We think this makes for a touching memento of your wedding celebration.

Get them dressed up and made-up and make your wedding portraits a family affair.

 

3. Keys to your home

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Gifting your parents the keys to your marital home will ease their worries about you moving out of their nest, knowing that they are welcomed to your new place, even when you’re someone’s spouse now - with some boundaries set, of course. 

No matter how old we get, we’ll always be a child in their eyes and they’ll always be our parents.

Giving them access to your new life will allow them to feel like they are a part of it, just like before.

See also: HOW TO IMPRESS YOUR WIFE'S FAMILY: REAL FATHERS SHARE THEIR TIPS MAKING A GOOD IMPRESSION

 

4. Tribute speech

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How many of us really thank our parents on the daily basis?

If you never have had the opportunity to show your gratitude for everything they’ve done for you, there’s no better time and place than to thank them at your wedding, in front of your family and friends.

Pen your heartfelt appreciation and rise to the occasion with this simple gesture – after all, you won’t be where you are today without them.

 

5. Personal touch

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 For a truly personal gift, how about taking the DIY route. From painting to pottery, encapsulate your love for them by creating something with your own hands.

The hours and effort put in is priceless, just like the bond you share.

See also: GETTING ALONG WITH YOUR IN-LAWS - 6 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND