Last minute parent gift question - liquor edition
May 8, 2014 4:04 PM Subscribe
Last minute help needed for a birthday and mother's day gift for my mom and dad - fancy alcohol advice needed.
posted by ghostbikes to Shopping (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm having lunch with my parents tomorrow while they're in town on the way to a more distant destination. I won't be seeing my mom on Mother's Day, and I haven't seen my dad since it's been his 65th (!) birthday a couple weeks ago - so this is kind of the only opportunity I will have to see them around these Big Events for a while. I flubbed my Dad's birthday and sent a card but didn't get him a gift yet, and would like to get him something. I am also clueless about what I could get my mom for Mother's Day that I could get tonight and give to her tomorrow.
I have a few fancy liquor stores within my immediate travelling distance, and they like alcohol, particularly wine and mixed drinks. Even though I have very often defaulted to the drinkable gifts for them before, I would like to get them something super nice but am stressing out about it since I have basically zero time and zero knowledge (maybe more like negative as facts actually tend to leave my brain as I enter a liquor store). it doesn't have to be separate things necessarily. I was thinking along the lines of "LOL A WINE AS OLD AS YOU ARE!" and then a cheaper cheesy label one for Mom. But they buy a lot of wine themselves and can pretty much get what they want. Maybe some kind of nice port they could share? how do you pick a port? would the liquor stores have this rightimmediatelynow? are there other fancy things than port that the nice liquor stores might have? Halp? I'm thinking to spend like $200 at the absolute max.
thanks for helping to redeem a bad daughter!