Post # 1
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I know I’m late to the game doing my Christmas shopping, but I cannot for the life of me figure out what to get my fiance’s grandfather. He’s not actually his dad’s father. The grandmother re-married after her husband died. I just don’t really know anything about him, and we only socialize with him during the holidays. Even then, conversations are always light and “how are things?” I’ve tried asking my fiance’s parents for ideas, but they’ve literally given no ideas. Not a single thing. My own grandfathers passed away before I was born, and I don’t have a great relationship with my father. So this is just foreign territory for me. What in the world do I do?
Post # 3
I usually send my grandparent’s some chocolates from our local chocolate factory. They love them! I also have sent them gift baskets with sausage, fancy cheeses, fancy coffee, etc in the past.
If he drinks beer/wine maybe a nice bottle from a local winery/brewery? If it gets chilly where you live maybe a quality pair of leather gloves?
Post # 4
Vacuum sealed insulated thermos + teas or coffee if they are into that? My grandparents love the Starbucks tumblers I got them a few years ago.
Cashmere throw blankets?
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble
My grandfather is a sucker for flannel shirts, so every year, we all make sure we’re not buying the same one, and he gets about 4 of them lol…this year, I’m doing the insulated cups, and coffee. They both do coffee, and LOVE the Cowgirls(Dallas LOL), so I thought I’d get them something together.
Post # 6
You can never go wrong with chocolates (unless of course he is diabetic) or a bottle of wine.
For people like this my mother usually purchases raffle tickets for them or scratch tickets – my godfather is hard to buy for some years but when she resorts to those he is happy with them because he doesn’t want to waste his own money on them.