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10-19-2005, 02:44 PM
I am stuck in a bit of a quandry...FH's parents are throwing us an Engagement party at the end of the month at their house in the yard. They are getting a tent, astroturf under the tent (because of all the rain we've gotten around here in like the past 2 1/2 weeks!) and the food and all. I would like to get them a Thank You gift for all of their work on this party. It's really hard to shop for them for Christmas in the first place, and they usually don't use anything we get them.
Has anyone ever received a unique gift or gotten a unique gift for someone that is difficult to shop for? Any help or guidance will be greatly appreciated.
10-20-2005, 04:43 AM
Obviously I don't know what they're into...but if they're people who have tons of things already, don't really need anything-how about like a set of bed trays (target has oak ones for like $20-$25 each) with a set of wine glasses or something????? I would love that for a gift, it's different and romantic-your hunny can bring you breakfast in bed... :) just an idea, hope i could help a lil!
10-20-2005, 04:43 AM
or maybe a gift card to one of their favorite restaurants so they can get out for a nite!
10-20-2005, 04:51 AM
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10-20-2005, 12:43 PM
Thank you ladies! I love your ideas! They aren't into much of anything that I can really get them. They are really hard to shop for because they always say they don't want anything from us...and never like anything we give them.
For example, FFIL makes his own wine. Whenever he gives someone a bottle he always keeps the original label on the bottle. So, I thought it would be cool to get him is own wine labels that have "Lastname Winery" on it and they are professional wine labels. Everyone I talked to said that was a really cool idea. When he opened it on Christmas he looked at it, asked what it was, and said you didn't have to and threw it to the side. For FMIL I crocheted a "prayer shawl" in black cashmere wool. She always wears black, and loves shawls, so I thought it would be nice. It came out really nicely, and she didn't even say thank you. (The prayer shawl part of it came because at Thanksgiving FH's brother - their son - died in an accident.)
We put a lot of thought, time, and effort into those gifts (and we got them other little things too) and they basically threw them to the side...pretty sad if you ask me. They could have at least said thank you....they made FH feel like an idiot.
They do love coffee, though and they are doing more things for themselves, like breakfast in bed, so maybe I will combine the two ideas. Thank you again ladies! :D
10-20-2005, 02:43 PM
or they have wine gift baskets- or any gift baskets. you can send them a bouquet of flowers...
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