Need Gift suggestion for girlfriend's parents

isasir

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I've been dating my g/f for almost 2 years now, and this weekend her parents are flying up to NY from Florida to meet me for the first time (since there's a good chance we're going to get engaged soon.)

I'm trying to think of a good gift to give them. Something unique enough (maybe related to New York) that it'll stand out, but nothing overly expensive.

Yes, I'm turning to ATOT for advice on this. :p

 

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If you don't have a 61 inch HD DLP TV for me as a gift when i get there I am going to be highly upset!
 

isasir

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Originally posted by: MikeyIs4Dcats
take them out for dinner

Already doing that. Made the reservation earlier today. :) (Tho' I guess they don't know yet that I'm intending on paying for everyone). I still want to get them a small gift.
 
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every mom loves a pearl necklace!


maybe matching ones for mom and daughter :evil:

I know that doesn't help, but it was fun...
 

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Originally posted by: Mo0o
Jerusalem Tulip

That was my first thought :p

I feel like a gift would be unnecissary and awkward. But I don't know your GF's parents either.

EDIT: Althought tickets to a local show or event is a great idea!
 

isasir

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Originally posted by: LolaWiz
what about tickets to a great broadway show?


Not a bad idea, but I was hoping for something a bit cheaper since I'm already picking up the tab on dinner.

They've been to NY before and have other family here that they're visiting in their spare time.
 
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Originally posted by: isasir
Originally posted by: Mo0o
Jerusalem Tulip

Hmm, Google didn't help me with this one, nor did ATOT search. What is this?



from Meet the Parents

That's the least of Greg's worries when he meets his father-in-law to be Jack Byrnes, a retired "rare plant expert." Greg tries to get into Jack's good graces by bringing, as a gift, a rare Jerusalem tulip but the so-called expert doesn't have a clue what the plant is. Jack, Greg comes to find out, is really a retired psychological ops expert for the CIA. Jack is a man who can tell whether you tell the truth or lie, putting Greg in the unenviable position of having to prove his worthiness to be admitted into the Byrnes family and into Jack's own, personal "circle of trust."
 

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Originally posted by: isasir
Originally posted by: Mo0o
Jerusalem Tulip

Hmm, Google didn't help me with this one, nor did ATOT search. What is this?

In the movie Meet the Parents Ben Stiller's character gives his girlfriend's father a rare flower called the Jerusalem Tulip the first time he "meets the parents". Stiller thinks the father is a retired florist, but he's really a former CIA agent, the florist thing is a cover. Therefore the gift sucks.
 

isasir

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Originally posted by: MikeyIs4Dcats
Originally posted by: isasir
Originally posted by: Mo0o
Jerusalem Tulip

Hmm, Google didn't help me with this one, nor did ATOT search. What is this?

from Meet the Parents

That's the least of Greg's worries when he meets his father-in-law to be Jack Byrnes, a retired "rare plant expert." Greg tries to get into Jack's good graces by bringing, as a gift, a rare Jerusalem tulip but the so-called expert doesn't have a clue what the plant is. Jack, Greg comes to find out, is really a retired psychological ops expert for the CIA. Jack is a man who can tell whether you tell the truth or lie, putting Greg in the unenviable position of having to prove his worthiness to be admitted into the Byrnes family and into Jack's own, personal "circle of trust."

Thanks. And I saw that movie too!

Funny thing is, my g/f says her dad used to be in the Indian Air Force... Maybe he's really a florist. ;)
 
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what about something fun/kitchy? like a statue of Liberty snow globe or something and a nice, but simple letter thanking them for visiting?

What about a neat speciality item that NY (even the state) is known for? like a gourmet "famous" food of some sort?