(Closed) What Permanent Gift should FIL Give Us?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Buzzing bee

How about a piece of art ,chosen by you, that would always be on display in your home?

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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 # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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!

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