(Closed) Gift Help Please!

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

A lovely stationary set? A nice pair of monogrammed guest hand towels? A charming set of espresso cups or a tea pot?

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

A nice bottle of wine or champagne to celebrate the families joining.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

A really nice candle? That’s always my default-slightly-awkward-situation gift. My mom often does baskets with with stuff like a nice bamboo cutting board, pretty kitchen towels, etc just depending on the person’s interests.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

how about something unique from the city they’re from?  Find a local store with something that represent the city so it’s an introduction to them of where they (and you) are from. Think of your favorite store from this city where you’d pick up things that you like and enjoy. This way it has a little bit more meaning and can help in possibly understanding you and your parents a bit more. 

Also, try to convince your parents to learn a little italian (I’m assuming that’s what they speak since you’re in Italy?), even a few words just to get by.  I studied in Rome for a semester and while I wasn’t fluent by any means, i got a much warmer response from people when I just tried to speak their language.  A small gesture can mean so much.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

i echo alli’s sentiment. just basic greetings and polite words such as ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ would go over well, i believe.

 I would ask your Fiance what woudl be good gifts for his family. he should know best. no need to spin one’s wheels for no good reason.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

I like Alli’s idea of seeing if there’s anything unique about where your parents are coming from.  For example, from San Francisco, you have Ghiradelli chocolates, wine from Napa, salt water taffy from Atlantic City, Simon Pearce blown glass or cabot cheese basket from Vermont, maple syrup from New England…. 

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