Are you supposed to give a gift to your future in-laws? When it comes to wedding gift giving, new traditions have posed etiquette questions for engaged couples. After all, you don’t want to forget to give a gift; on the other hand, you aren’t sure if giving a gift is appropriate. That’s why we’re here to help! When it comes to whether you should give a gift to your future in-laws, we say yes! Giving a gift to your future in-laws is a sweet gesture on your wedding day. If you’re having trouble deciding what to give as a gift, here’s an easy rule of thumb: keep it sweet and sentimental. The gift does not necessarily need to be expensive, but it should always be thoughtful and serve as a keepsake from the wedding day. To inspire you, here are fifteen hand-picked (+ handmade!) gifts for in-laws they are sure to love…
Gifts for Future In-Laws
1. Personalized frames
This personalized frame with message is an incredible sweet gift idea. By Cvetolleta.
It will become their new favorite mug to grab every morning! By Susabellas.
3. Cuff bracelet
I got little tears in my eyes when I found this one! This bracelet is to be given to the bride’s mom and the inside reads, “I will take care of her always.” By Korena Loves.
Or this one for the groom’s mom by Wish Cuffs:
4. Hand-stamped necklace
This necklace is stamped with, “My Mother In Law, My Friend”. By Ellen B Keepsakes.
5. Fishing lure
Your future father-in-law (or mother-in-law, if she also loves to fish) would love this hand-stamped fishing lure which reads, “Thank you for raising the man of my dreams”. By C and T Custom Lures.
6. These sweet messages in a jar
These cute messages in a jar are the perfect gift for your in-laws. Inside, you’ll find 52 sheets of paper (one for every week of the year). Write a reason why you love them, what makes you thankful to have them in your lives, etc. on each piece of paper. Roll them up, tie with twine, and place in the jar. They’ll enjoy reading all the reasons they are loved by you all year long! By 52 Reasons Why.
7. Tabletop picture frames
Here’s a cute idea: give these photo frames to the mother of the bride and mother of the groom, with the engraved dress (on the left side) customized to look like hers. Snap a special photo together at the wedding and, later, have the photo added to it. By Prince Whitaker.
Or this one with a photo of the parents of the bride (or parents of the groom) as a couple:
8. Charm bracelet
There’s a bracelet from Honey Thorns for the mother of the bride or the mother of the groom! For the mother of the bride, “I promise to always protect her”. For the mother of the groom, “Thank you for raising the man of my dreams”. Both very sweet!
9. Jewelry boxes
These jewelry boxes are absolutely perfect for the mother of the bride or groom. The inside is personalized with a heartfelt message! By Susabellas.
10. Set of personalized handkerchiefs
With your own message, hand-embroidered. By Canyon Embroidery.
11. Custom wine bottle label
Customize your own message and place the label on her favorite bottle of wine or champagne. By Relax Event Studio.
12. Engraved decanter
For the father of the bride or father of the groom. By Engravings On Demand.
13. Stemless wine glass
14. Cuff links or tie bars
For the father of the groom. By The Silver Diva.
15. Cut-out heart necklace
We found this one and couldn’t resist sharing! The bride’s father would love one of these custom bobbleheads for his desk! By Bobbleheads Etsy Shop:
And don’t forget…
** A heartfelt card
With your gift, always include a card with a heartfelt handwritten message inside. By Marry Grams.
Wedding Tip: When to Give the Gift
You should give the gifts to your in-laws either at the rehearsal dinner or on the morning of the wedding.
Hope it helps!