Thank You Gifts for Mom and Dad

Friday, June 21 2013

While the wedding day is all about the bride and groom, remember to take the time to thank the people who have been there by your side through it all. From your first steps to walking you down the aisle, your parents have seen you through the toughest and the best parts of your life. No matter your budget, you can give them something special to remind them of how much you appreciate them. Think about purchasing tickets to a show or event they really enjoy. Take them to the theatre and a nice dinner after you return from your honeymoon. Check out the upcoming seasons for the 5th Avenue Theatre, the Seattle Rep and the ACT. After the stress of the wedding is over, you can finally relax without the conversation revolving around seating charts and cake tastings. If your parents have given up their annual summer vacation to devote their time to your wedding day, think about giving them a little weekend getaway at a bed and breakfast. provides gift cards that can be redeemed at thousands of bed and breakfasts across the country and around the world. If your parents are more oenophiles than travelers, then consider purchasing them a membership to a winery. Members of the Vintage Reserve Club at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville can enjoy two bottles of wine every quarter, a 20 percent reduction on Chateau Ste. Michelle wines in their shop or online and complimentary tastings. If your parents are not local, send them a nice memento from your wedding day like a canvas print of a wedding portrait or create a custom wedding album. At the end of the day, you know your parents better than we do, so just think about what your parents would enjoy and surprise them!