Post # 1
In my family, we all read and love books, so I just get people books. My husband’s family DOES NOT READ. What the hell did I marry into? HELL. ha. But what do you get people for Christmas when they don’t read?
I have to get gifts for:
his mom — posh dresser, likes…?? told me that people who read are fat.
his dad — likes model trains (I think), old cars…
his sister — she’s my best friend so that’s easy I guess
his sister’s boyfriend — ugh
his brother’s kids — yeah they’re getting books
Any ideas??? My husband is such a scrooge and is complaining about everything Christmas-related so I don’t even want to get him something. I was thinking Roku but that’s let’s be honest more for me.
Post # 3
I have never gotten anyone a book as a gift. Get them gift cards and call it a day.
Post # 4
@peachacid: For you mother I know those fake fur scarves that are almost like a hood (can’t think of the name) seem to be in this year as far as I can tell. So maybe that or a nice scarf, shawl, bracelet…
For your dad you could always get him a book/magazine on vintage cars, calendar with them, perhaps a model or framed picture of a vintage car
Sister’s boyfriend – gift card to sporting or hardware store – might need to find out what he is into
Really for all of the above you could also just go with alcohol – it seems to be a great gift! A good bottle of wine or a new drink may be more well received if you have no idea what to buy
For your husband you should get some of the fake coal and include it with whatever you get him!
Post # 5
Does his mom have one of those purse hangers, the ones that go over the table and you hang your purse on it. If she’s a posh dresser than she probably carries nice purses which, I personally, don’t like placing on the floor. I got one a few years ago and I love it and use it all the time. You can get some really nice designer name ones.
The boyfriend, I’d stick with a gift card, maybe to Amazon or something.
The dad, maybe a model car of a classic car.
Post # 6
@JessicaJupiter: Ugh his parents also don’t drink. I don’t know what to do with people who don’t read and don’t drink. It’s like they’re aliens.
I’m scared about getting his mom anything she’ll have to wear…because she has really expensive taste and I don’t want her to feel obligated to wear whatever it is, you know? But that’s a good idea…I’ll look at Macy’s or something.
The idea for his dad is a good one! Thanks. Also the coal idea, ha.
His sister’s boyfriend really likes airplanes. Maybe I could get him…something….like that.
Post # 7
I’ll just get each of them this…it’s a “beardski” and is a ski mask.
Post # 8
Activities can be a fun alternative.
Zip lining, museum passes, event tickets, horseback riding…. that kind of thing.
Or food. I love food.
Post # 9
How about some books and a bottle of wine and then tell them it’s what YOU love so you wanted to share it with them because that’s what people do when they love someone, they want them to have something AWESOME. And wine and books are AWESOME.
Post # 10
Ohh, I like the beardski thing. Perfect. Even better if they DON’T ski. LOL
Post # 11
@peachacid: Gift cards. I know, they’re lame, but it’s basically free money. Anyone who complains about getting one is crazy.
Post # 12
@peachacid: How about a spa gift certificate or a mani/pedi gift certificate for his mom? Who doesn’t love some kind of spa service, especially if she can choose exactly what she wants?
For his dad….how about a sweater or scarf?
Sister + brother- I’d do a “couples” gift like tickets to a play or event they would like to attend, or a gift card to a nice restaurant.
Post # 13
@atacrossroads: To me, giving someone a gift card is like saying, “I have no idea what you like or what you want, so I got you this because I felt obligated to get you something.” That’s why I asked for ideas.
Post # 14
@cdncinnamongirl: I just remembered that I already got something for his sister (who is my best friend, so it’s actually easy to buy for her), but a present for her and her boyfriend together is a good idea. My husband’s brother doesn’t do Christmas presents, so I don’t have to worry about that, but I’ll get the kids books anyway.
A gift certificate to the salon is a great idea! Thanks.
Post # 15
@peachacid: Yeah. See, we don’t know them or what they like either aside from that they are apparently heathens who don’t read, which is why I (and others) suggested gift cards.
Post # 16
@futuremrsk18: They literally do not read and do not drink wine. Well, my best friend does. OBVIOUSLY. Because how could I have a best friend who didn’t READ????? lol