(Closed) Help With Gift For FMIL

posted 9 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Could you hire someone to paint a mural at the nursing home?

Or does she like to cook? What about an awesome set of cookware (Le Creuset?) or cooking classes? Of maybe a Christmas tree and decorations for the home? Uh….

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Something I wanted to do for my mom, Mother-In-Law, and grandma for my wedding, but never got around to and I feel so bad: 

When you alter your dress, save the extra fabric (for me I had a lot from the length since I’m so short) and turn it into a handkerchief for her (and you can even embroider it if you would like)!  It’s something that is fairly inexpensive, but has so much sentimental value attached to it!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@pmerr: Another option could be to order extra length or fabric with your dress so you have the fabric to play with 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

What about buying her a classic set of pearls that she can wear and remember you by when she puts them on. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@pmerr: Good question, maybe you can ask your bridal salon and see what they could do?

@lilyfaith:  I know, I can’t wait to see what you come up with when you do this!  I had grand ideas of even having someone crochet the edges of the fabric just to give it the older look.  I still have the fabric, I should really do that one of these days!  P.S. I’m also 5′ tall! 🙂

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oooh I thought we were talking about Christmas. And I meant a tree for her nursing home.

La di da, my brain is gone today.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hahaha, I’m a dork, i didn’t even read it properly…glad I helped you think of a wedding gift!  Now for Christmas…that gets tricky, I NEVER know what to get my Mother-In-Law either!

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

Go to http://www.gifts.com/ideas/her and they have gifts for every type of person.  You’ll see a scroll over bar at the bottom of the page that will allow you to shop by personality, for example “The Active Retiree” or “The Super Grandma.”  Let me know what you end up deciding on.  I go to the site all the time when I’m looking for gift ideas.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I know they don’t cook , but do they like to eat??  My inlaws don’t have the time so we got some of the frozen foods from Omaha Steak Co.  Fish , Chicken  , Etc. It REALLLY yummy , and gave them to chance to have a extra special meal on some nights with out the fuss. They have really enjoyed it  , actually they asked for it again this year lol!!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

Or what about a cashmere pashmina.  My mom swears by those things.  You can probably find one at the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale.  I think it’s still going on!  I saw some there.

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