- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2014
So I am scouring the internet for gift ideas for my mom and FI’s mom for the wedding. I am having an issue because I don’t know if I need to get them similar gifts or if I can get them totally different gifts.
My first instinct was a piece of jewelry, probably a necklace. The problem here is that my mom wears minimal jewelry. On top of that she makes very good money and just buys herself whatever she wants. (Which makes it so hard for gift giving!) What do you get for the person who has everything?? Then I thought that maybe a picture frame would be nice and they could put a picture from the wedding inside. FI’s mom is a professional photographer. She has canvases of family portraits all throughout the house. I’m just not totally sure if a picture frame is a very “her” gift. She loves all things vintage and antique and romantic. My mom is more modern and prefers a more modern rustic type style… If that makes sense??
Anyway. I came across a necklace that I think is beautiful. And I think it fits his mom’s style great. I’m also a little bit obsessed with it. I could leave the short (somewhat cliche) note: “thank you for raising the man of my dreams” inside the locket with a more personal note in the box. Here it is:
I also found this nice picture frame that I think is very cute (would get the ivory ribbon, not white). I think my mom could put it on her desk at work. I could leave a nice note inside the frame and promise her a print of her favorite wedding photo to put inside along with a personal note in the box
We have had issues in the past of both moms thinking we prefer spending time with the other mom because of some misunderstanding or miscommunication of a schedule/timeline. (mainly for holidays.) So because of that I want to really make sure that I don’t offend one mom because they think the other mom got a more personal gift or a nicer gift. Not to say they are unappreciative or crazy enough to cause a scene the day of the wedding. They wouldn’t. We are both the first babies to get married for both parents so I know they won’t be anything but happy for us.
I may be totally overthinking this I just don’t want to upset anyone on the day of the wedding.
So what is the best bet here?
Give them both a necklace? Both a frame? My mom the frame and his the necklace? None of these?