Post # 1
Hi bees! I need some help with a gift for my Bf’s family. This has been super bothering me so I need help deciding whether or not this would be an appropriate gift. We’ve been together for almost 2 years now, but we’re not spending the holidays together this year so I wanted to sent a small gift to his family to be sweet and to wish them happy holidays.
I already bought a box of chocolates as well as Li Bein tree ornament. This ornament has the Baby Jesus nativity scene painted on it. Even though I know they are not very religious (but are still Christian), would this be okay to give as a gift?
I don’t have any time to get anything else for them, so if not, I would just have to give a box of chocolates. Which personally, I don’t think is enough.
We are an interracial couple and so I don’t want to be offensive in anyway, especially cause I’m not Christian myself. They don’t have to absolutely love it (but that would be great if they did!), but hopefully they realize that its the thought that counts and that I am open to learning more about them & beliefs. And also that I am very thankful that they are supportive of our relationship.
Thanks so much for your help!!
Post # 3
Since they ARE Christian, I think it’s a great gift! If they weren’t Christian, THEN I don’t think it would be an appropriate gift. 🙂 So nice and thoughtful and I’m sure they will love it!
Post # 4
I think it’s definitely the thought that counts. And I do not think it will be offensive. It’s really nice of you.
Post # 5
i really hope it won’t be. and thanks 🙂
Post # 6
I’m sure they’ll think it’s nice since it’s from you, but I don’t think it’s the best idea. I would say “thanks” but then not use it. But in no way do I think it would be offensive.
Post # 7
I think it would be nice to show you are thinking of them!
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
If they were a Jewish family, a nativity ornament might be offensive. 😉 Since they’re actually Christian, the worst that could happen is that it just might not be an ornament they would like to display, in which case: no harm, no foul. Don’t worry about it; it’s a sweet gift!
Post # 9
In this case, it is truly the thought that counts. And since you know they are Christian then there’s nothing offensive about it. I’m sure they’lldisplay it just beacuse it’s from you and it’s a thoughtful present.
Post # 10
If they are Christians then why would it be offensive to them?
I can understand if the ornament wasn’t their style or taste but you are going to run into that no matter what.
I say send on the ornament!
Post # 11
I think its fine – did you ask your FI what he thinks?
Post # 12
Update: Thanks everyone for the votes & comments. I did end up giving his family the ornament & they seemed to like it so I’m glad everything worked itself out. Hope everyone is having a happy holidays!