I need some quick advice on a very timely situation. I have been married for two years and new that my in-laws wedding anniversary was this month. I also knew it was a big anniversary-- 40 years. Before my in-laws decide renovate their $25,000 kitchen in their new home we had discussed going to NYC with them during Thanksgiving holiday to celebrate. They elected to do the kitchen instead. Which was fine by us. This whole time I thought their anniversary was this thanksgiving. That is what my husband told me.
However, we just found out that their wedding anniversary was this past Sunday. We did not call nor send a card. We did not acknowledge at all because both of us thought it was on this coming Thursday. He called his mother to tell her we are coming over tomorrow for the holiday weekend and she tells my DH that "I am very dissappointed that you two never acknowledged our Anniversary." Mind you we are 3 hours away and that we had been planning on coming over for 5 days for Turkey Day. It really upset my DH.
So here's where I need advice:
I have tomorrow morning to come up with a very sincere and special anniversary gift. Any suggestions? We still plan to acknowledge that we missed the actual date.
They have everything and not to many hobbies.
My husband feels terrible about it and so do I. We were planning on taking them out to a nice dinner when we went to visit this weekend. But all she really wanted was us to remember on Sunday, which is too late.
I don't know how to make it up to her. I never heard her so sad and dissappointed in us before. Any advice would be great.