Doesn’t the title of this post make it sound like it’s going to be a torturous entry that is only tangentially related to a sponsorship? Perhaps a Meaningful Personal Memory brought to you by Old Navy?
Actually, I just wanted a place to share the fantastic gift idea ideas I received via Twitter yesterday when I posted that I was having a hard time thinking of what to get my mother-in-law for Christmas. In case you, too, find certain people to be a shopping challenge, here’s a roundup of potentially useful suggestions:
Charity gift? Donation for schools, ed, domestic violence? Gift cert to local restaurant? Wine tasting class?
Nice candles, gloves, a pretty scarf, fancy coffee/tea.
What about canvas print of great photo? My MIL loved the one we got her. Also once got a custom silhouette of the kids.
Pretty cookbook? Nice soft gloves/hat? Upgraded version of something she already uses? (nicer soap, fancier salt, whatever?)
Uncommon Goods has a great selection of interesting gifts for hard-to-shop-for people.
How about a throw blanket with a photo of the kids? They are creepy but my MIL loved hers
One year I bought mine a bible cover from etsy, another year a tea cozy, still another year an etsy bookmark. One year, custom teas.
Cozy throw blankets, monogrammed tote, slippers, snow globe.
Kyocera ceramic knife set..I’ve gotten this for a few different people and all loved it.
The base model Kindle is a great gift and not horribly expensive.
Hve you checked out Fab yet? Totally different unique gifts for everyone.
Teavana teas and their perfect teapot
Do you know her salon? A gift voucher for a hair cut/something else she does regularly could work.
Necklace with grandkids’ birthstones?
Tickets to an upcoming show or event that she might enjoy?
Set of mugs/latte bowls (Anthro), Smitten Kitchen cookbook, set of classic DVDs (Hitchcock, Cary Grant), monogrammed boat tote?
Cozy throw blanket, new towels, nesting bowls, x-of-the-month club (pasta, chocolate, salsa – check Amazing Clubs), Le Creuset pan?
Scarf? Crabtree and Evelyn Hand lotion kit? Expensive slippers? Spa gift card? Something from personalization mall?
An ornament with her house painted on it? (Ooh, I love this idea. Look!) Or a sketch of the cabin? silhouettes of boys? All I’ve done & all on etsy.
Do you have some awesome gift ideas the rest of us can borrow? Share them in the comments! (I’m kind of geeked about the possibility of having my shopping done early this year so I can chill the fuck OUT during the December craziness.)