Any guesses what St. Nicholas has to do with a groom’s parents receiving a gift from the bride?
According to legend, St. Nicholas (aka Santa Claus) put gold in the stockings of three poor sisters so that they could eventually get married.
That’s because, throughout history, women had to provide a “dowry” of money or other valuables to their husbands’ families.
Luckily, most modern brides don’t need a dowry anymore. Still, it’s a sweet gesture to give your partner’s parents a gift on your wedding day. After all, they’re the reason he’s here!
We’ve got some great ideas for parents of the groom gifts that any “MIL or FIL” will love.
Joining the Happily Married Club Photo Frame
This genuine wood board photo frame celebrates two one-of-a-kind weddings: yours and your in-laws!
It’s unique, handcrafted with care, and a guaranteed tear-jerker that will be proudly displayed and treasured.
It only makes sense that we give a shout-out to ol’ St. Nick!
This quality porcelain holiday ornament can include a message to your in-laws with your wedding date. Very thoughtful and sure to impress, this lovely gift will hang proudly on their holiday tree.
Make Her Light Up with a Candle
Gifting your groom’s mom with a natural soy wax candle is a lovely idea by itself, but the heartwarming message on this keepsake candle jar means so much more.
This hand-poured candle is available in three scent choices, and it has an ample burn time of up to 80 hours.
Your MIL will light up when she receives this beautiful candle, and we’re sure she’ll keep that jar close by long after the wick has burned.
The Love Is in Their Hand…kerchiefs
Happy tears at weddings should be encouraged and celebrated!
Gift your groom’s parents this pair of beautiful heartfelt handkerchiefs so they can dab their eyes with love and pride on your wedding day.
His New Favorite Tie Clip
These days, suits and ties aren’t getting worn as much on the regular, but formal attire will never go out of style for special occasions. And what day is more special to your father-in-law than his son’s wedding day?!
He’ll wear this tie clip proudly, and because it’s high-quality hypoallergenic stainless steel, he can wear it for years at other special moments without it rusting or tarnishing—a timeless keepsake.
Socks for His Standup Dad
To the rest of the world, your father-in-law is wearing plain black socks to your wedding. But, little do they know, those socks hiding under his trousers have a secret message from the two of you. He’ll be beaming with pride!
The Wise Gift of Pearls
You can’t go wrong with freshwater pearl jewelry for the groom’s mother. After all, she’s the “pearl of wisdom” who did a great job raising the guy you love!
There are choices with this jewelry purchase that will fit your budget. A freshwater bracelet, necklace, and earrings are available separately, as a set of three, or as mix and match items.
You can choose 18k rose gold, white gold, or yellow gold plating. Notably, this jewelry is tarnish-resistant and hypoallergenic.
Say It with a Heart Ornament
This simple ceramic ornament isn’t blinged out, but the simple and beautiful message to the groom’s mother is all you need to make a heartfelt impression.
A Cup for Joe (or Joanne!)
If your in-laws share your crazy sense of humor, this coffee cup is bound to become their mug of choice every day.
This hilarious cup is listed as a FIL gift, but who’s to say your MIL won’t love it too… we think a matching set is mighty appropriate in this situation!
Celebrating Circles of Life Necklace
The intertwined circles on this minimalist necklace symbolize unity and love.
This necklace is available in sterling silver or rose gold.
Whichever style or metal you choose, she can wear her new necklace as a casual accessory or with dressier outfits.
Message on the Bottle
Salute your in-laws with a personalized label on a bottle of their favorite vino! It’s a fabulous gift for wine enthusiasts, and the treasured message on the bottle will be displayed long after it’s opened.
A Picture Perfect Gift
Just wait until your mother-in-law sees a picture of her and her son from your wedding day!
This genuine red alder wood frame is beautifully simple and is complete with a glass insert for easy care.
Your message is laser-engraved, making this a beautiful memento of a perfect day.
Serve Her This Dish
A made-to-order, handmade clay jewelry dish with sealed gold leaf is a special gift for any classy lady. Personalize it with a name and date, and a short message of your appreciation for your mother-in-law.
There are eight styles available in blush, white, French gray, or ivory colors. Clay isn’t as hard as ceramic so this piece isn’t food safe or meant for the dishwasher, but it’s great for holding rings and necklaces!
For the Love of Liquor
Wine drinking parents aren’t the only ones who deserve the love.
If his parents enjoy good liquor, buy them a bottle with a personalized label from you. It will go down great!
Say Thank You with a Print
This 8×10 art print is high on our “parents of the groom gift” favorites list.
The archival paper looks gorgeous, and you can customize the colors of the birds, the font type, and the font color.
While this print isn’t matted or framed, it’s not difficult to get that done at a craft or framing store. The beauty here is the simplicity of the art and a message that celebrates what they’ve done for you and their son.
A Knife They Can Pocket
Are you stuck on wedding gift ideas for his parents? They’re not into wine or spirits, and they don’t have a ton of jewelry, but wait, they love the great outdoors!
Then celebrate your outdoorsy in-laws with a functional personalized pocketknife that will come in handy for years!
Reel Them In
Here’s another excellent idea for sporty in-laws—a personalized fishing lure for pulling in a trophy catch.
If they’re not into fishing, remove the fish lure and turn this into a handy keychain. Whether they’re unlocking their front door or reeling in a big one, they’ll think of you!
She’ll Be Charmed by This Bracelet
Your future MIL isn’t crazy about bling-bling, or she’s just low-key like you. Well, if you don’t think the “perfect gift” exists, we’d like to think otherwise.
A wire bangle bracelet is cool, youthful, and a great casual accessory she’ll wear every day as a memento from you.
The bangle fits practically every wrist and comes with engraved tags and a floating heart charm with a freshwater pearl. Lots to love about this thoughtful, unflashy gift.
A Plush Wedding Memory
This plush keepsake blanket, embroidered with a personal message, will be like being surrounded with warm wedding memories on a chilly day.
Super-soft microfleece and faux premium Lambswool Sherpa feel luxurious to the touch but are machine washable for easy care.
Spoon Out This Gift
When you’re marrying into a family of cooks, the fastest way to their hearts is through their stomachs!
However they stir their sauce, this personalized wooden spoon and spatula set will be used often and loved even more as a tasteful, treasured gift.
How About a Skinny Tumbler?
We think this 20-ounce stainless steel tumbler is fun and functional. Its “skinny” shape is easy to grip, perfect for whatever beverage the mother of the groom chooses!
Select her favorite color (in matte or glitter). The tumbler includes a lid and straw, and she can use it for hot or cold drinks.
It’s recommended to handwash the tumbler to keep its finish looking new.
Something for Under Their Cups
Here’s a thoughtful gift idea that’s a little unexpected.
Sometimes the best gifts are sitting right there under the new coffee cups you already bought them; we’re talking about coasters!
These handmade ceramic pieces have unique details like wildflower accents and a personalized message in metallic silver text.
Her Wedding Wine Tumbler
A fun way to acknowledge the wine-loving mother of the groom is with this stemless wine tumbler engraved with her “official” title and your wedding date.
One for the Beer Drinkers
These engraved beer mugs are perfect for the pint drinkers in your life.
The glasses come in various styles, with or without handles, and make a classy statement. Cheers to this great gift!
We Call This “Patch Perfect”
What a creative gift idea! You provide a personal, cherished image, and a custom patch is created from the impression.
It’s not difficult to have the “secret” patch sewn into the underside of a tie, or made to fit inside a dress or suit, making this “patch perfect” for any outfit worn by the groom’s parents.
Parents of the Groom Card
If your groom’s parents appreciate a convenient gift card for shopping, dining, or entertainment (and many do!) then put it in this sweet, elegant “parents of the groom” card with a thoughtful message.
A Compact with Impact
The true impact of this compact mirror is its lovely message, but she’s no doubt going to be impressed with its usefulness too.
Inside, the mirror is a regular (1x) image and a 2x magnifying effect, and it opens 180 degrees, perfect for touch-ups or dabbing her eyes.
For Mom’s Makeup
When you need a quick practical gift for the groom’s mom, this linen makeup bag ticks the box!
It will keep her items dry, and it’s also useful afterward for travel or storing other items in the bathroom at home.
Let’s Hear It for the Boys
Your groom and his dad have the spotlight in this classic wood frame engraved with a simple message.
Keep Them Both Dry on Your Day
If you’re the think-ahead type, having a set of clear umbrellas on hand for his parents is a thoughtful gesture they’ll certainly appreciate if the weather takes a turn during your wedding.
Best Gift in Show: A 3D Crystal Sculpture
We’re blown away by this one!
It’s a photo crystal with a 3D effect that uses a picture you provide; we suggest a photo of your wedding or the groom’s parents on your day.
The material, called K9 crystal, is exceptionally durable. A special effect that’s offered is called the “following” effect where the eyes in the crystal image appear to follow you (watch the video… it’s cool to see!)
There’s an order process that you should follow carefully for the best results, and be sure to review the sizes and shapes of crystals because there are many to choose from.
You can upgrade this stunning piece with a premium LED light base with multicolor options to make this gift extra!