Thanks for the generous favor
March 30, 2010 8:51 AM Subscribe
How to thank parents-in-law for a gigantic, monumental favor (of a financial nature) they've done for us?
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy to human relations (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My spouse and I are in the final stretches of buying a new house. The bank made a large miscalculation our initial mortgage paperwork, which only came to light at the very end as we got the loan letter right before closing. Their mistake, once we pointed it out to the bank, nearly destroyed the purchase of the house. At the last minute, my husband's parents agreed to a HUGE financial gift (many many many thousands of dollars involving sale of some stock they'd held for years) so our loan could be recalculated, allowing us to go ahead with the house purchase. What can we do to thank his parents for such a great kindness? We want them to know how important this was to us. The caveat is that we can't afford to spend money on a big appreciation gift like a trip or even a fancy dinner out. We will be sending them a heartfelt handwritten thank-you card, but are there additional ideas for budget-friendly and meaningful gestures we can also do? (FWIW, his parents don't live near us.) Thanks!