- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
So I’m working on the parents gifts right now. I have something picked out for my own parents. I want to give them a one night stay in a hotel and tickets to an amusement park. They love rollercoasters AND they sacrificed their annual vacation (usually a 10-14 day cruise) for my wedding. So this is my way of saying thank you – now go relax!
NOW, FI’s biological parents can’t make it to the wedding. But his host mom from college and her husband are coming to represent him. They will be treated like his actual parents. FI has never met host mom’s husband before and well, FI is a guy and can’t really tell me what his host mom actually likes.
When I try to give him ideas and examples of gifts his usual response is “she will lose that… it will end up in a corner somewhere with stuff piled on top of it… I don’t know where she likes to eat or what she likes to wear…she’s always in overalls” (She owns a company that cleans up areas after oil rigging).
So yeah… I’m at a loss. I don’t want to give my parents this AWESOME gift and get something super generic for his host mom or waste money on something she will lose. Should I give her a $100 visa gift card or something? She actually helped FI pay for the honeymoon so she did contribute.