Dh and I have been married 30 years. His dad and stepmom are the hardest people to gift. We've given a wide variety of things through the years. Dh's dad's bday is also Dec 1. Let's list our ideas and see if we can help each other. My own mom is easy. I've got her bday and Christmas gifts in mind already. I'll get my mom 2 blouses for her bday Dec 7. She hates to shop and it's been my go to for Mother's Day and Christmas these last 2 years. For Christmas my siblings and I are getting her a 20 piece Legacybox to transfer her 8mm films and slides to. Will probably be able to do this again for the rest of her films, slides and pictures. Last year we got Fil a giftcard to a local restaurant and a Chesapeake Bay crabcakes shipment. He's gotten sports team shirts and hats before, Lowes and Home Depot gift cards, nuts, pretzels, coin collecting scrapbooks and value guides... For MIL we have gotten her a department store giftcard and fancy Xmas decorations, framed family pictures... My grandmother loved receiving a roll of stamps and return address labels I printed on my computer.