+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    19,775
    Thanks
    5,207
    Thanked
    7,055
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts

    Question What do you buy your parents / in laws for Christmas?

    Every single year I have the problem of what to buy my parents and in laws. They all honestly have everything they could *possibly* need and then some.

    This year is slightly easier as my side of the family are doing a kris kringle and choosing what we want but I still have to think of what to buy the ILs.

    What do you buy for people who have everything and are in their 50s?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    19,599
    Thanks
    3,252
    Thanked
    4,044
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    I just selected 25 photos I've taken of jasper over the year & I'm putting them in a small photo album - done.

    But they haven't seen him in a year.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    2,714
    Thanks
    346
    Thanked
    182
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    we have this problem too, if our parents want something, they usually buy it :$

    My mum we got her to make a list of 10 things she'd like and we bought a few from it, so she's getting perfume, a new beach towel and a CD she wanted.

    MIL & her partner aren't visiting for xmas, so we're going to send them a hamper of food/wine to their place.

    FIL I have NO idea, DH has to come up with something, the only thing he's suggested so far is some new golf shirts.

    ETA. Oh yes, and I make each of them a calendar with photos of DD in it

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    19,599
    Thanks
    3,252
    Thanked
    4,044
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    My mum I've gotten her a couple of books, a bath pack & a candle pack.

    But I'm glad I got her a few things because she bought us a BBQ !

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    7,023
    Thanks
    191
    Thanked
    1,050
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    we just buy a small gift and also print out a few photos of the kids.

    my mum is getting some body shop bits and pieces, dad is getting a bbq mat.
    MIL a potted plant and FIL some golf balls

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    14,955
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    624
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Santa photo's, once you hit 18 thats it, no more. Makes it far to expensive for everyone.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    3,866
    Thanks
    5,428
    Thanked
    1,556
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Mum is getting a mold of DD's foot that we've framed and a couple of photos. I'm also going to get her a necklace, a DVD that she wants and some Body Shop stuff to go with it.

    We're giving Dad a season of a TV show that he likes, a new wallet with photos of DD in it, a BCF voucher (they've just bought a camper trailer) and something else that I've forgotten...

    FIL - I have no idea. I've got a frame and a photo of DH, DD and I. We'll probably get him some golf stuff. He's hard to buy for - he's one of these people that often makes comments about what you've bought them, and make you feel as if they don't like it.

    Oh, we bought Dad a weather station thing.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    1,612
    Thanks
    1,608
    Thanked
    1,042
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Nothing! We agreed on both sides of the family years ago that we don't buy Xmas presents for adults. Every year people were trying to 'out-do' the previous year and it got ridiculously expensive. Now we just get together for good food, a few drinks and lots of fun watching the kids get spoiled.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    2,213
    Thanks
    434
    Thanked
    294
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    They want nothing but i saw this funny Grumpy's Shed sign at the market day the other day so brought dad that, and they are all getting a copy of my 12week scan photo in a frame

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    320
    Thanks
    169
    Thanked
    120
    Reviews
    0
    I only buy for mum and MIL and I try to buy for them as people not nana's so they get nothing to do with the kids unless ds wants to make them a card. This year I bought mum a nice top and a scarf. MIL got a scarf and a book.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 60
    Last Post: 17-03-2012, 20:10

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

FEATURED SUPPORTER
Billington StreetFor stationery as unique as you are! ♥ Handmade, custom designed stationery for all of life's celebrations WINNER ...