(Closed) Gift for FFIL that we don’t like?!

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What do I get for FFIL and his wife?
    A real gift comparable to my parents and FMIL : (3 votes)
    17 %
    A token gift (ideas welcome please!!!) : (11 votes)
    61 %
    A swift kick to the pants : (3 votes)
    17 %
    Other (below) : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    It would help to know what you’re getting the others.

    Maybe a scaled down version of the same/similiar?

    Post # 5
    Member
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    What are you getting your parents and FMIL? I’m just trying to figure out the ideas you had in mind and the price point you are looking to be in.

    Post # 6
    Member
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Give them their cutlery back.

    Kidding.  LOL.  What are you getting the others?

    Post # 8
    Member
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Hmmm..is there a favorite restaurant that your FFIL and his wife like to go or some place they have been dying to try? You can give them a $100 gift certificate there. Also if you don’t want to stay on the same line as an experience gift you could give them something like a digital frame, they usually run around $100.

    Post # 11
    Member
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @bakerella- I got a nice one for 50% off at a Brookstone outlet. Not sure if you have any of those stores near you. My future in laws have tortured me so much and made me cry so many times during this process that I just didn’t want to spend much on them so I completely understand.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1080 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    sell the cutlery on ebay and use the money to help buy them the digital picture frame. They will never know if you are using the cutlery or not since they aren’t exactally regulars in your home….

    Post # 15
    Member
    1347 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @bakerella: Well, considering how strange these people seem, maybe something they’ll do in the future will warrant that kick! 😉

    You didn’t actually remove the cutlery from the registry, did you? Assuming you get that as a wedding gift, you don’t need nice cutlery and the other one… maybe you can donate it somewhere and someone will benefit from the horrors of your FFILs. Unless they are so crappy they’re dangerous, haha.

    Post # 16
    Member
    520 posts
    Busy bee

    If the other two sets of parents are getting “experience” or meal gifts, I think you need to do something somewhat similar but waaaay less expensive.  Is there a local dinner theater near you?  Perhaps tickets to an amusement park type place?  I can totally understand you not wanting to get them anything, but in the big picture of things, it would probably be best to just get them something small. 

    Keep the cutlery, even if it’s sucky or ugly……just stick it away somewhere and don’t use it. 

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