(Closed) What are you getting your parents for Christmas???

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
4337 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012


My mom loves to read outside in the shade during spring/summer, so I got my parents a portable hammock (along with a book for my dad that I happened upon).  My FI’s parents have a hot tub, so we got them a floating, waterproof radio. 

Do your parent’s like to work out? My mom likes to jog when it’s nice out, so I got her an ipod shuffle one year – my parents never think about “new” gadgets like that for themselves.

Post # 5
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I got my mom at perfume set and my father is obsessed with ice coffee, so I got him this special travel mug that will keep the coffee cold and I will probably get some coffee and a gift certificate.

Post # 6
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My mom likes clothes, so I bought her a casual dress she wanted. She’s also been talking about getting all these crazy facials before the wedding so I got her a fancy skin cream from Kiehl’s.

My mom also loves to get gift certs for her hair and nails, adn her favorite store, the Christmas Tree Shop. I didn’t do those this year though, but maybe it’s an idea for you.

I got my dad running shoes b/c he jogs a lot.

Got FI’s mom a kindle

Post # 7
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I got them a fondue pot, which they asked for and pictures of Fiance and I.

Post # 8
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Bought my mom the cutest coach purse ever. She has everything she wants and needs except a nice purse. She just won’t spend that kind of money on herself, even though she knows darn well she deserves it!

Post # 9
4663 posts
Honey bee

Mom: money towards a Kindle Fire

Dad: embroidered Matthews jersey (Go Pack)

Step-mom: money towards a Pandora charm (those things are expensive!)

FMIL/FFIL: going halvsies with FSIL/FBIL for a gas powered leaf blower

Post # 10
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m getting them a nice gift basket from Hickory Farms. They love edible things, plus I know they will use it. A lot of other gifts would just sit around collecting dust.

Post # 11
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My dad- he just wants CHAMPION/timberland sweatshirts and stuff like that… he’s so simple, but so hard to shop for at the same time. And we were looking into Cowboys jerseys.

FFIL- he wanted a mini keurig, since he’s the only one who really drinks coffee regularly in the house, so we went halvsies with Future Brother-In-Law. And we’re getting him the accessory that you can add your own coffee to.

FMIL- ugh. she’s so hard to shop for. She just says “get me a restaurant certificate” This year it’s to this italian place she’s been wanting to try a few towns over. I hate when people say “just get me this” it takes the surprise out! We’ll probably get her a new stock pot,too, though 🙂

Post # 12
1506 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We got my dad some golf shoes and a nice sweatshirt, and my mom a new hair straightener and a new bike seat for her bicycle. We got my Mother-In-Law a cashmere scarf and some perfume, and we got my Father-In-Law a scope for hunting deer lol. All of these gifts sound kind of rediculous, but they fit the receiver well. What do your parents do for fun? I find a gift certificate to a nice restaurant is always a good fallback.

Post # 13
999 posts
Busy bee

I am getting my mom a Coach purse and my dad another bottle of cognac. Not sure which one yet.

Post # 14
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I got my parents a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant. That way, I know that I’m getting them a gift they will actually use, considering they go there almost every week.

Post # 15
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I got my mom a 6 month Birch Box subscription. Basically they send you awesome beauty samples for in a box for just $10 a month.

And for my dad, I have no idea. He never asks for anything. I thought of something for his iPad or an experience like the richard petty driving experience (he’s a big car guy)… no clue. He would never ask for clothes, which is always my go-to.

Post # 16
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

my parents are pretty hard to buy for, so lately we’ve been giving them combined gifts and sending them to do something.

this year were sending them to a philly pops orchestra concert w/ a gift card to get lunch at a nice italian restaurant

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