Over the years, chances are you’ve heard your parents say they don’t need any gifts --they have everything they could want from their loving family. And while that might be true, there has to be a way to truly thank your mom and dad for everything they’ve done during your wedding planning process.
Hosting a wedding is an all hands on deck affair, and whether your parents provide financial support, emotional support or both, there’s a lot of effort that goes into the most special day of your life to-date.
So, before it comes time to walk down the aisle, save some funds in your wedding budget to purchase a gift for each of your parents that represents how special their support has been all along. From childhood to this next phase in your adult life, they’ve been there, and you can give them something that they can cherish forever, too.
Seeing your dad on your wedding day is almost as big of a reveal as seeing your groom, and there’s bound to be tears as your #1 guy sees you as a bride for the very first time. Surprise dad during your first look with an accessory he can wear when he walks you down the aisle.
14k Yellow Gold Grooved Tie Bar ($875)
What if mom has a lot of nice jewelry already? You can always personalize something to signify your wedding day and make sure this new piece of jewelry separates itself from the rest of her collection. Add a photo of you two to a locket she can cherish forever or engrave a bangle or pendant at any Long's Jewelers store with a special message just for mom.
If the groom wants to surprise his dad with something he’d never buy for himself, a watch is the perfect wedding day gift (you better believe he’ll buy tools or a grill for himself any day). A watch is a timeless present --no pun intended --and is an accessory that can be worn every day and appreciated as every minute ticks on.
Shinola 47mm Runwell Chrono With Silver Dial and a Cattail Brown Grizzly Leather Strap ($750)
If you want to go all out for your mom, you can’t go wrong with a diamond-centric piece of jewelry that is sure to bring her to tears (you might just want to wait until after the wedding to give it to her). Diamond jewelry is special, sentimental and can truly show your appreciation for all the love and support a mother can give.
Memoire 18k White Gold Diamond Bouquet Necklace ($505), 14k White Gold Diamond Halo Drop Earrings ($1,200)
If you're ready to start shopping for the perfect present for the two people who have helped you become the person you are today, browse our selection online or visit us in person at one of our five retail locations.