(Closed) Do you give gifts to parents if they didn’t contribute?

posted 10 years ago in Family
Post # 16
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6297 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’ll give my dad/stepmom a gift, as they are paying for most of the wedding. I haven’t decided what yet, but I want it to be something good. We’ll also give his mom/stepdad a gift as they are paying for the rehearsal dinner.

I’d love to give my parents a trip, but I know they wouldn’t go. They have a 12 year old at home, and three dogs. I’d get stuck with them…lol. We actually gifted FI’s parents with a crusie for Christmas one year, but his stepdad’s work schedule makes it difficult to plan a trip. 

Post # 17
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1874 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My Future In-Laws is not going to contribute anything to the wedding but my Future Father-In-Law and future step-mother in law has been so sweet to me since I met them. They take me out to eat every sunday if I go to church with them and they always invite us over to any kind of special occassion they are having or if we just pop up they will make an effort to cook or get take-out for us. They LOVE to talk and conversate. I love them very much. I want to get them something nice. However, Im not getting crap, not doing crap, not even inviting her to ANYTHING Im having EXCEPT the wedding as far as his mother goes. If he wants to get her something then he can. Ive already wasted enough of my time with her. And I dont care if everyone in the room gets something except for her. I just recently found out shes been talking behind my back to my Fiance about him even being with me. So she can rot in hell for all I care and she will for touching children. On a more positive note, my parents arent going to contribute as much for the wedding, but they want to buy us our first home so thats a plus! I want to setup an appt to give my mother a facial. She said she didnt want anything so Im just going to have to surprise her. I dont know what I want to do for my dad or what he would like.

Post # 18
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1588 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

@starfish0116:  I’ve been monitoring Living Social and Groupon for their getaway/escape deals.  There are REALLY good ones sometimes.  My parents have a beach house that they go to really frequently, so I’ve been hoping to see a really good mountain B&B deal that they can drive to if they want, and it’s for a few nights.  Most of these are 2-3 night stays at hotels or bed and breakfasts for two for ~$200. They usually include a meal, a spa credit, a bottle of champagne…something.  Just wanted to share, fi you were interested in attempting to send your parents somewhere as a gift!

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posted 10 years ago in Family

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