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#1 lovebeingamum76

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

Heeelp I need suggestions I have no idea what to get them ....

TIA

#2 BadCat

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:59 AM

A bunch of DVDs including the collected works of Gilbert and Sullivan.  My parents are in their 70s.

#3 Ireckon

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

Mum, a slow cooker, Stepdad a couple of Lee Child books.

MIL....not sure, perhaps some moisturiser or a handbag...

#4 dreamingofcats

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

Mum/Dad - A hall table as they have recently renovated alot of their house.

MIL/FIL - New home phones.

#5 Logical nonsense

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:21 AM

My parents, nothing, they will get a phone call, as they are in Sweden,
will make mum happy biggrin.gif

My MIL will get a new dictionary & a thesaurus, she likes crosswords
FIL we will get him a new phone as there old one is constantly running out of battery,

#6 Banana Pancakes

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

The same thing I do every year

Dad- Stamps (he is a huge stamp collector)
Mum- Clinique aromatics perfume and maybe a cute little garden gnome.



#7 PrincessPeach

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:26 AM

My parents - a digital camera

PIL - no idea yet, might go in with BIL for something big.

#8 bonnybabe

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:26 AM

the christmas food stuff from crabtree and evelyn.  Its pretty and tastes good.

#9 chic mummy

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

mum and MIL - cream gift pack from lancome and clairns

Dad - digital set top box.

FIL - no idea yet.

and then im making both my parents and IL both a calender for next year off my computer with pictures of our newborn bub  (if he decides to come out in the next week or two so i can take photos) and of course our puppy will be a star in the calender as well  tongue.gif

#10 just2ofus

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:32 AM

Either a weekend away or new luggage sets for both of them.

There are 5 siblings so we all just pool our money together and buy a 'big' gift for them.

#11 starfire

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

My parents - a digitial photo frame (requested)
DH's parents - Not a damn clue, DH is no help either. Will put out feelers soon and see what they want/need otherwise just a gift card from their favourite stores.

#12 unicycle

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:35 AM

nothing other than a phone call ( live in different countries). we feel we have more than enough possessions and that if we need something we will buy it ourselves.

#13 nayjay

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:37 AM

A Bunnings gift voucher because I have no idea what else I could get.
I am also hoping to find the Temple Grandin DVD for my mum.  (It is her favourite movie and she wants a copy of it...the challenge is finding it.)

#14 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:37 AM

My parents have seperated this year and I know Mum is struggling a bit financially so I have gotten her gifts cards - Coles Myer ones which she can do whatever she likes with.

Dad - I usually buy him a few books so will probably do that this year.

I'll give them a latest photo of the kids in a frame and maybe some clothes each.

#15 Bodacious Prime

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:41 AM

Mum - I just discovered that she likes Rod Stewart so I've ordered her the American Songbook box set.
Dad - A $50 Bunnings voucher as usual.
They'll both get a few baked things too, all packaged up for the freezer.

Inlaws - That's up to DH and will depend on whether or not they have another argument between now and Christmas. I'd say a card at best.

#16 Littleone84

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:42 AM

Same thing as we do every year, we get them a gift voucher for a different restaurant.

#17 WithSprinkles

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:42 AM

goldclass tickets/movie tickets
magazine subscription/newspaper subscription
voucher for a nice restaurant
A good wine or alcohol of choice
A wooden chopping board with a selection of cheeses
vase
New towels (bathroom towels or beach towels)
...



#18 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

We don't really do parents presents. They asked use to stop giving them presents when we had kids.

We are giving each set of parents a framed photo because we had family photo's done this year.

Kids will make them something as they normally do- drawings/painting and a card. They love that more than anything we could buy from a shop anyway.



#19 Gloriana

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:53 AM

Mum and dad are getting a coffee machine and mum is also getting a pendant with all the grandkids names.

IL get a phone call because they live in NZ and we don't buy each other anything. Be lucky if FIL remembers DH's birthday which is a day after his  rolleyes.gif .

#20 FaithHopeLove

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:55 AM

Mum gave my sister and i ideas for both. she wants things like maxwell williams glasses, garden tools and a new nightie. for dad she suggested a bridgeclimb voucher.

#21 jks91

Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:16 PM

Mum - Tickets for Pink concert next year with my sister and I
Dad - whole bunch of DVD's (he has given me a list already to pick from Tounge1.gif)
MIL - no idea, last year we bought her a massage/spa day voucher that she never used sad.gif
FIL - hopefully nothing.  He has brought nothing but problems and BS to us this year

#22 franklymum

Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

Inlaws -

Joint present - 3 tickets to Charlie and Lola at the opera house so they can take DD1. They really love spending time with her without parental supervision biggrin.gif and will absolutely love this. They'll catch the train into the city with her and have a picnic lunch packed by us in the botanical gardens.

We'll also get them some books and a big calender with photos of the girls. They really have everything material thing they could want so it's all about family and experiences for them now.

My mum-

Some handmade bowls, some natural skincare, probably a top, a book and some chocolate covered cranberries. Mum loves beautiful things so i like to cover all the bases - something for the house, something to read, something to wear and something to eat!

#23 lovebeingamum76

Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

Thank you for the replies ladies...

#24 Therese

Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:40 AM

Last year we got my parents a magazine subscription. The year before we got them canvas prints of their grandchildren.

My in laws are really hard to buy for so I leave that up to my husband. Often it ends up being gift cards.

#25 bright*future

Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

mum - new placemats & coasters for her new table, & a scarf
SMIL - a book on digital photography & a scarf
MIL - no idea, probably some new sneakers
FIL - a book & CD




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