Post # 1
I could use a little advice…FI and I are purchasing gifts for our parents this week (something we have been putting off because it is just so hard to find the perfect something). FI’s parents have been divorced for 4 years and my FFIL has been seeing a woman for the past 3. She recently moved into FI’s childhood home with his father and has been very supportive and helpful with any wedding-related things we’ve thrown her way and even worked with my FMIL to throw my bridal shower.
I would love to get her something small … any ideas?
(Note: FFIL and FMIL do not speak and the divorce was not amicable. However FMIL does get along with girlfriend)
Post # 2
Soon2BeMrsCee: How well do you know her? A really nice journal might be nice, or a neck pillow (support, heh) or some high end chocolate / wine club? Too hard to say without budget + knowledge of taste.
Post # 3
Thanks for the ideas! FI and I don’t know her terribly well, as we live on the west coast and all of our parents are back east.
A journal may be perfect. We are thinking $50-75 for her.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
We gave all the parents the same gift which was an IOU a wedding photo album. Then after the wedding we gave them all 8×8 photo albums from Shutterfly along with some prints. For example if our photographer got a great photo of them together we printed it for them. I gave my parents additional gifts but FI didn’t have any ideas for his parents. His Dad is remarried and we didn’t get anything individual for his wife. If you do want to give an individual gift I would have it be in line with the type of gifts you’re giving everyone else but just suited to her taste.