Post # 1
My step-father in law (yeah, complicated – but we are close with them) is re-marrying in a couple weeks. 3rd wedding for him, 2nd for her. She’s loaded. Really – they don’t need anything.
We’re getting a stepping stone made with all the grandkids footprints for their garden from the kids…. but what kinda of gift do we give? I don’t want to spend much more than $50. If we’re going to spend the money I want it to be something useful… not crap. Have any ideas for something that may not be a ‘thing’ – donation of some sort in their name – or something along those lines??
Post # 3
@jilian: Well, depends. See what I did there – diapers? No but seriously, perhaps tickets to something? How about a $50 bottle of wine. It’s in your budget, is a bit extravagant, and consumable gifts are great for people who have everything – because, while they have wine, they are not going to drink the same bottle over and over.
Post # 4
What about a gift card for a home improvement store? They can buy stuff for their garden in the gardening department
Post # 5
How about something personalized?
Post # 6
@jilian: I second @Duncan
(whose new pic I’m totally loving, by the way). You can get a really nice bottle of wine for $50 and it’s most likely something they will enjoy. If they don’t drink, maybe a fancy set of spices. A friend of mine bought me an Indian cookbook and a really nice set of all the spices you need for Indian cooking. It was pretty awesome.
Post # 7
ohhh! Spices! Good call, if they like to cook! Or, if you are very close, and know their tastes, maybe something more personal like a piece of art.
Post # 8
A beautiful picture frame.
Post # 9
Seems like they don’t need more stuff. An experience or maybe pictures would be a nice gifts. Maybe concert or broadways tickets.
Post # 10
Hmm alcohol… hadn’t thought of that. They are definitely drinkers.
Thanks for the ideas – they are all great. Just don’t know enough about their tastes to trust making a decision on some of them.