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Bridal shower gift for future daughter in law

Started 1304365923.163 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1304428717.64 by beanie

My son and his fiancee are registered at Macys and Crate & Barrel. I bought them a set of cookware that they have chosen, but I also want to give a personal gift. I'm usually pretty good at this but I'm drawing a blank and would love some suggestions. TIA beanie

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TrackerGal1304366105.1423626 PostsRegistered 8/7/2007

A lovely, delicate handkerchief to carry on her wedding day, perfume she might like, a manicure or pedicure.

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JuJu Squee­zey1304366172.214444 PostsRegistered 4/22/2009Space Coast FL

his and hers matching house slippers or pj's, it says warm and fuzzy

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leehare1304366177.6531805 PostsRegistered 4/7/2010

Even though my husband and I were older (2nd time)-his mom gave me some pictures of him as a little boy--I just love them, and framed a big one and have it on my nightstand. When people ask me who is that little boy-I say he is mine, all mine!

Divine1304366278.9133645 PostsRegistered 11/20/2008

My DIL loves pearls so I gave her a lovely pearl bracelet. Maybe a book or photo album (frame)?

sunshine451304367023.57742855 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast

maybe you could start her with a pandora bracelet or necklace??? start her with one bracelet or necklace and one charm and then add to the bracelet for different occasions and milestones!

if YOU yourself have a nice piece of jewelry that you want to pass down to her from YOUR own personal collection that may be a nice gesture also. that way she can pass it down to her daughter or daughter in law if they plan on having children.

another idea i have heard of before is a locket. you can find a photo of your son as a young boy and get a photo of her as a young girl and then place them in the locket.

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CardinalGi­rl_1304367537.7676862 PostsRegistered 7/11/2007
On 5/2/2011 Trackergal said:

A lovely, delicate handkerchief to carry on her wedding day, perfume she might like, a manicure or pedicure.

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I think the handkerchief sounds like a really lovely idea. I also like the suggestion of some framed pictures of your son as a child.

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Zoologist1304368358.0136031 PostsRegistered 9/3/2010

A perfume gift set for her and a cologne set for him would be my choice.

viva9231304368483.6237081 PostsRegistered 4/5/2008Delaware

One of the items I was thinking of would be a picture frame for a picture for either the engagement or wedding picture for either the wall or bedroom side table. This would be more of a gift for the 2 of them.

a beautiful candle with some kind of saying they could display in their house/apartment.

A small hand made cookbook with their favorite recipes,one that u could put together.

MandaKay00­211304371454.8471351 PostsRegistered 12/9/2010Knoxville, Tn
On 5/2/2011 viva92 said:

One of the items I was thinking of would be a picture frame for a picture for either the engagement or wedding picture for either the wall or bedroom side table. This would be more of a gift for the 2 of them.

a beautiful candle with some kind of saying they could display in their house/apartment.

A small hand made cookbook with their favorite recipes,one that u could put together.

I like this idea! At a friend's wedding shower, they included a recipe card in the invitations for each person to bring one recipe and add to a book. I thought this was super thoughtful and was a bit jealous :). Although this wouldn't be just from you (but your idea), I think anyone would be happy with this (if they cooked, anyway).

Or maybe a throw with their names and wedding date on it.

lulu21304371458.20721771 PostsRegistered 8/1/2007

I gave my (then future) DIL a pair of pearl earrings that had been mine. I knew she was wearing a pearl necklace with her gown.

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irish mama1304373221.7334492 PostsRegistered 5/10/2007

When my DIL had her Bridal Shower last year I gave them the everyday dishes and flatwear that they wanted.

As a personal gift I took a picture of my son when he was one and asked her Mom for the same I had them copied bought a double heart picture frame and gave her that along with a few other small items. Katie

FreddieP1304379824.5531395 PostsRegistered 4/17/2008

You could put together a scrap book of pictures and mom memories like what happened the day he was born, the first day of school, maybe some little mementos you've save from when he was young like a drawing, report card, lock of hair etc.

For my SIL's shower each guest made a scrap book page and then brought it to the shower where they were all eventually incorporated into a book.

Each page was unique and different as they were a mix of guests from young to old, every one from college friends to the grandmothers so there was really a fun and unique assortment of pages for the book. Doing it ahead of time really gave people time to put some thought into it. Making your own mom scrap book would be a special keepsake

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Zcat1304380048.5532700 PostsRegistered 2/3/2010Florida

I like the idea of some pearls. There are all kinds of styles to choose from depending on her preferences. If you get her something to wear that day, she will cherish it forever.

(I was originally going to suggest a piece of your jewelry that you could pass on, but with the divorce rate the way it is, maybe you should wait a few years.)

PurpleBunny1304380152.98739232 PostsRegistered 2/27/2008The Couch

A nice recipe book of all your 'family secret' recipes - everything her future husband would love for her to cook for him.

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ChoosandMa­nolos1304380301.2775013 PostsRegistered 7/2/2006

DON'T give her an ironing board...just sayin'. {#emotions_dlg.mellow}

FUTURE1304380452.84711956 PostsRegistered 5/18/2008
The recipe book or handkerchief would be my choices. My mother let me wear my great grandmothers engagement ring on my wedding day (it had a sapphire in it, so it was my something blue), and that meant so much. If you have an heirloom handkerchief, that you wouldn't mind giving her, that would be very sweet and thoughtful. If you do the recipe book, highlighting some of your axons favorite recipes would be an extra special touch. HTH!!

doxiemom 41304380459.76327472 PostsRegistered 12/30/2008NJ-FL
On 5/2/2011 lulu2 said:

I gave my (then) DIL a pair of pearl earrings that had been mine. I knew she was wearing a pearl necklace with her gown.

That was really nice...........I am also a big charm bracelet person.......It's a gift you can keep adding on with different occasions.

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Zcat1304380578.582700 PostsRegistered 2/3/2010Florida

I don't know what your relationship with her is like, but she might appreciate being told that you will not get involved with their life and you will not take sides in any of their arguments. I'm sure she would appreciate being welcomed to the family on equal footing.

So many bad MIL - DIL relationships.

The best gifts aren't things.

(I'm not putting this all on you. I'm just throwing it out there.)

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TrackerGal1304380590.7823626 PostsRegistered 8/7/2007

By the way Beanie, you can find beautiful handkerchiefs on ebay.

beanie1304384328.8531413 PostsRegistered 2/14/2007
On 5/2/2011 sunshine45 said:

maybe you could start her with a pandora bracelet or necklace??? start her with one bracelet or necklace and one charm and then add to the bracelet for different occasions and milestones!

if YOU yourself have a nice piece of jewelry that you want to pass down to her from YOUR own personal collection that may be a nice gesture also. that way she can pass it down to her daughter or daughter in law if they plan on having children.

another idea i have heard of before is a locket. you can find a photo of your son as a young boy and get a photo of her as a young girl and then place them in the locket.

what absolutely lovely ideas! ty

beanie1304384409.491413 PostsRegistered 2/14/2007
On 5/2/2011 irish mama said:

When my DIL had her Bridal Shower last year I gave them the everyday dishes and flatwear that they wanted.

As a personal gift I took a picture of my son when he was one and asked her Mom for the same I had them copied bought a double heart picture frame and gave her that along with a few other small items. Katie

I am definitely going with this idea....most definitely! You mention a frame and another poster mentioned a locket....both beautiful...thanks so much

beach music1304384707.43729065 PostsRegistered 4/16/2007

my MIL gave me copies of my husband's childhood and family pictures, from both sides... his paternal grandmother gave me a copy of the family history and the names, addresses, phone#,dates of birth, etc. of her family, as well as some family photos.

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Sushismom1304384798.886007 PostsRegistered 10/21/2004
On 5/2/2011 irish mama said:

When my DIL had her Bridal Shower last year I gave them the everyday dishes and flatwear that they wanted.

As a personal gift I took a picture of my son when he was one and asked her Mom for the same I had them copied bought a double heart picture frame and gave her that along with a few other small items. Katie

Love this idea. Sounds perfect to me.

lovemygigi1304385128.535095 PostsRegistered 3/12/2010

beanie, please don't tell me you are my friend's future MIL, lol! Not that would be a bad thing, I have met her and she is a wonderful lady :) She and her fiancee just did their registries there over the weekend.

I like the idea of a photo album and or piece of jewelry that you think she may like.You are sweet to be concerned about giving a personal gift to her!

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free-spirit1304387530.9432106 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007New Jersey

Give her something that is yours ... or a family heirloom. It does not have to be valuable. The sentiment shows she is a member of the family.

The best shower gift I received was from agreat aunt of my husband's. She gave me something for my china cabinet that belonged to my husband's grandmother.

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