Post # 1
We’re getting married 24 days from now (yay!) and I’m trying to narrow gifts for people who have been so kind to us during our wedding planning. We’ve taken care of our party, parents, and certain vendors who have gone above and beyond. Hhowever, I cannot think of an appropriate gift for FI’s aunt and uncle who have been the ONLY family members to help us out with the wedding. They are planning and hosting our “welcome reception” which we’re doing instead of a traditional rehearsal dinner.
I want to give them something nice, but they are so hard to shop for because they have so many beautiful things already.
I thought about Tiffany stemware (because they enjoy wine and other cocktails), but they have lots of nice pieces already.
I thought of spa gift certificates, but that’s what we’re giving our planner. I wanted to give them something different (or maybe that doesn’t matter?)
I thought about a gift card to a nice restaurant, which might work for a date night gift, but seems a little impersonal.
Any ideas are appreciated! The budget is ~$150.
thanks so much ladies!
Post # 3
@GAPeachyBee: I love the idea of spa gift certificates, particularly if it’s something they might love!
Post # 4
We are doing a little tote bag for my aunt, who is helping us a lot (not monetarily) with the wedding and family party later. The tote is an adorable personalized bag, and it will include some alcohol and food she likes, some kind of wedding ornament, and one or two other little things to fill out the bag. I am also taking my aunt to get her nails done before the wedding with the rest of the girls (mom, FMIL, FSIL, BFF).
Our basic “recipe” for gifts has been: something wedding-y (ring dish, ornament, engraved collar stays), something they can do later (spa or restaurant gift certificate), special food or drink that they like, and one or two fun items (flask, compact).
Post # 5
@pengoala -Thanks for the feedback!
@howsweetitis – I really like your gift ideas! I just might steal this 🙂
Post # 6
@GAPeachyBee: I’m in the same sort of dilemma. I will never be able to repay them for the generosity they have shown us. We’ve decided to write letters/thank you notes expressing our gratitude and many other things.