Family Christmas Gifts. Ideas needed!

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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kmbumbee190618 :  could you not get them gift cards so they can buy things for their new house as and when they want though? Maybe, if they are spending money on a house and wedding you could gift them a meal out for date night or something? 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

Like you said, you received a lot of the custom stuff for your own wedding – for us, we went super small, so not many gifts and such, but we got THREE custom things, and one can only display so much of that. I wouldn’t go that direction. 

To do something cute and save money, I’d go to a thrift shop and buy a nice basket, then place wine, coffee, or any other sort of goodies that you know they would like. Or even a nice restaurant gift card…if they are living with family, they probably live for date nights out. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

My SIL and Future Brother-In-Law just got engaged a few months ago and are planning to buy a house in 2020, too. They’re getting married this time next year. I got them a cute little Mr and Mrs mug and hot chocolate set, and I’m getting a gift card for one of their favorite nicer restaurants. I’m going to write something like “you guys have a busy year coming up, enjoy a date night on us when you need a little distraction.” I hope they like it. 

Post # 5
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Newbee

Date night gift cards can be nice. Some experience like dance lessons or laser tag or a painting or ceramics class. Even a nice restaurant. 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I got my SIL and her now-husband a Christmas ornament from Etsy one year that had their names, the year, and “Engaged” on it. I think the zero in the year was designed to look like an e-ring. Maybe something small like that? 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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kmbumbee190618 :  I’ll give you my family gift idea because we’re giving these to everyone this year. We’re making movie night baskets with varying combinations of the following things depending on the recipeints:

  • Box of popcorn (movie theater butter flavored, of course!)
  • Hot chocolate mix and mugs
  • Throw blanket 
  • Fleece socks (more so for the girls)
  • Bath and Bodyworks Candle 
  • The recipeints’ favorite candy or snacks 
  • A cute little poem about enjoying the movie night
  • An amazon or netflix gift card so that they can buy movies on Prime Video or do whatever they want with them 

I actually opened a similar style basket for White Elephant (Yankee Swap) at a work party last year and loved it, so now I’m stealing it but adding a few extras to make it a nice gift that I imagine all of our family members will enjoy. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I’m not a fan of stuff like the personalized “LASTNAME Family, Est 2019” signs.  I’d be especially wary unless you know 100% that she is planning to change her last name rather than hypenating, double-barreling, or keeping her own name.  

I think date-night stuff would be lovely.  Maybe a gift card to a restaurant, or gift card for the movie theatre?  A museum membership?  What do they like to do?  You could also look at getting gift cards for places like bowling alleys, rock climbing gyms, craft/wine nights, stuff like that.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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kmbumbee190618 :  I’m sure you could find more ideas on Pinterest! 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2018

You can donate something for the house. What you’ll need

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2020

A lot of things will be needed for a new home. You can make a gift in the form of household appliances. It could be a laundry dryer. With a portable dryer in the house there will be no big problem with dry clothes even in cold weather conditions. You can watch a review of the best portable dryer on https://pickadvisor.org/best-portable-dryers/ . This will make it much easier for you to choose a gift.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2020

pretty interesting suggestions

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