Post # 1
I know — ridiculously early. But Hanukkah is overlapping with Thanksgiving this year, so it’s not as early as one would think to start shopping. Buying eight gifts for all of my inlaws is hard and stressful. Any ideas for some good generic gifts? I’m not very close with my inlaws (read: not at all) and DH has no ideas…
Post # 3
My go too’s are gift baskets, like a basket with all the stuff for a favorite meal, a homemade sweets basket (cookie’s, brownies, mini banana loafs), or a night in basket (popcorn, movie, bottle of wine).
Post # 4
@tksjewelry: those are my go to’s as well.
I also do things like hand lotion (I have a crabtree and evelyn outlet near me that’s great for this). Candles are good too – although obviously these are better for the females.
Can you do 8 gifts for the couple – combine gifts for MIL and FIL? That way you can do the “date night” basket with a restaurant gift card and movie tickets. That way you only have to think of 8 things not 16.
Post # 5
@Glasgowbound: We try to do a bunch of combined gifts, primarily because of the cost! It gets to be a very, very expensive time of year!
Post # 6
Give gifts to couples, not individuals. Do things like printing a favorite recipe and then buying all the ingredients to make that recipe. Or some bubble bath and votives for a relaxing romantic night. Or you could do things like big Yankee candles…nice picture frames, Good books for avid readers, restaurant/coffee shop gift cards (bonus if they are for local places)
Post # 7
I agree with pp – hampers are my favourite go to Christmas gift for my Fmil. For my mum, it’s perfume or Bayliss & Harding body stuff. For our dads, it’s nice bottle of wine.
Post # 8
I’m clueless when it comes to shopping for any of my FI’s family, and he’s worse than I am at it! He’s terrible at buying gifts for anyone. Haha. I don’t know them well enough to be able to come up with personal gifts.. I see them for holidays and maybe twice during the summer at our cottage.
Post # 9
I’m crocheting market bags for a few people – at least that’s my plan. Baked goods are always a good one, as it giving them all the (dry) ingredients and a recepie in a cute container. Attach a spoon or something and you’re good to go for a few bucks. I saw a super cute idea for the Mason jar mug with hot chocolate mix in it (with candycane bits!). I have a grandma who writes tons of letters so stationery works for her. I love coffeetable books, too.