Your wife’s parents are celebrating their Golden Anniversary. There’s going to be a big party and some relatives are even flying in from abroad to celebrate. Now, of course you love your wife, but you haven’t always seen eye-to-eye with your in-laws. You’re tired of the bickering, and besides, it makes your wife upset. It’s time to turn over a new leaf, and this anniversary is the perfect opportunity to show them you mean it.
How about getting them a great personalised gift?
Everyone is going to be bringing gifts; flowers, a bevy of alcoholic indulgences, but a few people will be bringing things of greater sentimental value. It’s a big decision and you’ve talked about it extensively with your wife. Political differences aside, you’ve brought them a gift on every important occasion for years now.
Everyone is going to be bringing gifts; flowers, a bevy of alcoholic indulgencies, but a few people will be bringing things of greater sentimental value. It’s a big decision and you’ve talked about it extensively with your wife. Political differences aside, you’ve brought them a gift on every important occasion for years now.
What can you give them that they don’t already own 10 of?
What about clothing? Too complicated, you don’t know their sizes and if you go too small you’ll make them feel overweight. Go too big and that will just be insulting. How about jewellery? Well that really only works for one of them. I mean you could get him cufflinks, but how often have you seen him wear a suit jacket?
Your wife taps you on the shoulder, it’s more like a series of punches. Excitedly, she exclaims she has the perfect gift in mind. She’s remembered her mum telling her that their towels were looking tattered and she wanted to replace them. Not only will towels make for a practical gift, they can be personalised.
Of course you don’t want to imagine your in-laws thinking of you every time they dry their bums, but you do know them and you know how much they’d appreciate towels that could accent their admittedly gorgeous bathroom.
This is such a special occasion, why not go ahead and get them a whole set; hand towels, bath towels, and bathrobes. The hand towels should be personalised. They can say:
To your Golden Anniversary and our terrific political quibbling. May there be many more years of both to come.
Your wife doesn’t like the part about the quibbling. Fine, you’ll come up with a message you can both agree on. In the meantime, you both agree you want the towels to be made of the finest, softest material; Egyptian cotton towels, and you know just where to order them.