Post # 1
My Father-In-Law said that he wants us to tell him what gift to give us for our wedding. We want it to be something that will last forever (or at least a very long time) and around $1000 or less. We don’t want a gadget or a tv that we might want to upgrade in 5 years.
Our best idea so far is a headboard, do you Bees have any other good ideas?
Post # 3
I’d pick something fir a special occasion, like a really nice crystal decanter set. That will become an heirloom over time and you’ll have a toast to Father-In-Law each time you use it.
Post # 4
My parents wanted to do this too and it made things so hard. I’m not an heirloom person like my mom, and I don’t really feel sentimental attachments to things to keep them for a long time.
We went with a dining table from West Elm and we love it!
Post # 5
We got silverware chests from one set of parents and a silver candelabra from the other.
Headboard sounds like a good idea. My inlaws were originally going to buy us a piece of furniture, like a couch, but then we ended up not moving across the country so kept what we have.
Post # 6
How about a piece of art ,chosen by you, that would always be on display in your home?
Post # 7
My mom wanted us to do the same thing and i asked for a real silver service set. I always remember my aunt bringIng out my grandmas at Christmas, but I’m likely not in line to inherit that one since she has her own daughter.
Post # 8
I second the dining table suggestion. You might want to redecorate your room or switch bed sizes so a headboard doesn’t seem as “permanent” to me– plus I’d feel weird about having my in-laws gift me a bed…
DH’s parents have had the same dining room table since they got married– it’s beautiful and well loved.
Post # 9
Here’s something on my list that’s prsonal artwork: http://www.dna11.com/
It’s a company that turns your amplified DNA into art. They send you a swab kit (for cheek cells I think), you send it back and choose your colors and they print it on stretched canvas. You have the option to do two peoples DNA side by side too. If you’re not as much into science, they also do it with finger prints and lip-prints. I’ve wanted it forever!
Post # 10
Oh wow, I third the dining room table idea. That’d be awesome. I feel like a headboard might be easier to buy yourself than the table set. 🙂
Post # 11
My grandmother bought each of her five sons a dinningroom table when they got married. I loved knowing that growing up and eating off it. My dad still has it at his house. I third the vote for something like that.
Post # 12
Although a dining table sounds like a good idea, we live in a condo without a dining room. I’ll probably inherit at least one set of actual silver if not two, and it would seem odd to me to use real silver at our counter or coffee table.
I like the idea of a piece of art.
Post # 13
One idea would be to ask for tools, if you foresee needing them. Drill, Circular Saw, Vice, Pliers, Screwdrivers, ShopVac, Fire extinguisher etc.. I know they’re not very fun, but they’re also not very fun to buy for yourself. AND, you’ll have them a lifetime and think of him every time you use them!