(Closed) What to buy Mom for her second wedding?

posted 11 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Do they live together already? Or will they be moving in together after the wedding? If it will be their first home together, I would get them something for the house that they would both enjoy.

I understand wanting to give them something tangible and lasting, but I think ballroom dancing lessons are a great idea. 

Have you spoke with your soon-to-be step sisters? Maybe you can all go in together and get them one big gift (new tv for house, a weekend getaway, etc.).

Post # 4
21 posts

My mom (same age) got remarried 5 years ago and we bought them a really nice bottle of vintage port, as it apparently played a key role in their getting together in the first place (Mom: "Charlie, would you like to come in and join me for a glass of port?" Charlie, "Why yes, I believe I would!" and the rest is history).  
Not sure if your mom is a port drinker, but I would suggest a really nice bottle of Champagne or wine that they could enjoy together or with family is a thoughtful gift.
Or you could even get them 2 bottles – one to drink now and one to drink on their first anniversary. 
 Hope this helps!

Post # 6
4479 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I like the wine/champagne idea, if they are wine/champagne drinkers (or at least appreciators). I wanted to get something like that for my mom and step-dad for their wedding (which was just this weekend!) but I realized that even if I got them a really great bottle, they wouldn’t have appreciated it much since both of them like nothing better than a bottle of white zin.

I don’t think ballroom dancing lessons are disposeable… I think they are a gift that, once used, will never be thrown away! And also that it’s a very sweet idea.

Post # 7
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

How about chipping in all together for some professional photography at the wedding, so your mother and her new husband have pictures of their entire family to keep and cherish?

I also like the getaway idea, especially if they haven’t planned a honeymoon.

Post # 9
2029 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think the photographer idea is seriously awesome. Wedding photography has changed so much since the first time she got married, she probably would be stunned by the amazing photos she’ll get!

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