For My Mother Book
Consider this a grown-up version of the baby book mom once made for you. With space to fill in sentimental prompts like “my first memory is” and “the most powerful lessons you ever taught me were,” this is sure to become the most treasured tome on her shelf.
To buy: $22, amazon.com.
As you establish roots of your own, give mom and dad something that symbolizes the strong foundation of wisdom, strength, and endurance they provided for you. This tree may be miniature now—the small is just 16 inches tall—but, when planted, it will grow into a mighty oak that’ll always remind your family of your special day.
To buy: For a similar product, $60, go to 1800flowers.com.
Mates for Life Print
Honor a relationship you admire with an artful print that highlights a unique set of animals that couple up for life. Purchase the artwork framed or as is.
To buy: From $45, uncommongoods.com.
A sentimental pre-wedding gift with a practical use, these lace-edged handkerchiefs will come in handy mid-ceremony when the happy tears flow. Choose from three fonts, 45 thread colors, and nearly 80 designs to create a truly one-of-a-kind gift.
To buy: $25, etsy.com.
Personalized Family Tree Pillow
This burlap pillow cover (complete with a cotton insert) not only serves as your spouse’s official welcome into the family tree, but it also gives your parents a reason to proudly display their pedigree right on the living room couch.
To buy: $45, etsy.com.
Where Chefs Eat
With an empty nest and no wedding planning to speak of, Mom and Dad may find themselves with some extra time on their hands. This comprehensive guide includes more than 3,000 chef-approved restaurants in 70-plus countries around the world, so there will never be a question about where date night should take place.
To buy: $25, amazon.com.
Handwritten Letter Box
Everyone should, at the very least, pen a short note to mom and dad on the wedding day, but this keepsake ensures that letter will stand the test of time. Simply write a short message in your own handwriting, scan and email it, and let the artist do the rest.
To buy: $45, etsy.com.
Premium Photo Book
Once the professional photos are ready, parents will be eager to relive (…or just show off) the day you tied the knot. This fully customizable book features an array of cover choices (everything from leather to silk) and double thick paper—and it lays flat, so Mom can leave her favorite page open on the coffee table for all to see.
To buy: From $55, shutterfly.com.
New York Times Custom Anniversary Book
The wedding day may be all about you, but your parents’ history is the root of your own existence, after all. This personalized anthology features a reproduction of the front page of the New York Times each year since their love story began.
To buy: $100, uncommongoods.com.
WiFi Cloud Digital Photo Frame
You can choose to preload this 8-inch digital photo frame with wedding pictures, but thanks to wireless capabilities, it’s easy to keep Mom and Dad in the loop from afar by changing the snapshots in rotation straight from your computer or smartphone.
To buy: For a similar product, $170, go to amazon.com.
Intersections of Love Pop Color Canvas
This graphic print, which can be personalized with two names, symbolizes the intersection of two families. Choose from six vibrant colors—or don’t: You can also order a tiled print.
To buy: $125, uncommongoods.com.