Here is my link from last year’s Father and Father-in-law Gifts because it gets searched all year – I guess everyone finds these gifts a challenge.
Do I have anything to add? New ideas? Sure.
More experience gifts like hiking, fishing, sporting events, concerts (classical, rock or pop -find his favorite).
Take a class together like black smithing, wood working, book binding, or a cooking class.
Share a hobby, stamp collecting, baseball cards collecting… you get the idea.
Pragmatic Mom is in charge of the Mother and Mother-in-Law side – Can’t wait to see her separate but equal gifts!
The 12 Days of Shopping
Dec 1: Make Your Own Gifts Granola, Day 1 of 12 Days of Shopping – Granola versus Homemade and Personal – Granola from Flour and Barefoot Contessa.
Dec 2: Kids Make Gifts CRAFT (ModPodge versus Clove Fruit)
Dec 3: Personalized Gifts (Fancy Address Stampers versus Pretty Papers Giveaway)
Dec 4: Father-in-Law/Dad and Mother-in-Law/Mom
Dec 5: Tutors/Teachers
Dec 6: High Tech/Low Tech
Dec 7: Hostess/Gifts That Give Back
Dec 8: Sanitation Engineers, Mail Carriers, Hairdresser, Delivery People, Babysitter, Cleaning People, Dog Walker/Dog Trainer, etc. (a.k.a. who else did I forget?) and Emily Post’s Etiquette on this subject.
Dec 9: Husband, Me (Our Own Wacko List); Capability:Mom Husband/Wife
Dec 10: Dog/Cat
Dec 11: Quick Gifts from Whole Foods versus Gourmet Food Store
Dec 12: ‘Cause I Am So Together, Last Minute Home Made Gifts: Pragmatic Mom and Capability : Mom