What to give mother-in?
There are a lot of jokes and various funny stories about the relationship between mother-in-law and son-in-law. Indeed, in many families, the relationship between the husband and the mother of the wife is not the best. Often the problem is that the mother-in-law unwittingly interferes in the life of the newly-married spouses and tries to influence her daughter in solving home conflicts. The most peaceful variant of the development of relations between mother-in-law and son-in-law develops in the event that they live separately and are seen only on holidays.
The fact that donating a mother-in-law for a birthday, anniversary or other holiday will be discussed in this article.
Flowers should not be a gift in themselves, but can be a pleasant addition to it. The exception is flowers in pots, but we do not recommend giving them at all, since not all women are keen on growing indoor plants. A small, well-chosen bouquet will instantly arrange even the most severe mother-in-law to you, because all women love flowers. For a bouquet, it is better to use garden varieties of flowers of reserved shades. Buy roses, tulips, chrysanthemums, lilies, etc.Wildflowers, such as chamomile, lily of the valley, sunflowers, etc., are usually given to young girls.
The most optimal gift for a person whose tastes and preferences are not very familiar to you is a gift certificate. Most chain stores, as well as various beauty salons, entertainment centers, etc., offer a selection of gift certificates of various denominations. Ask your wife what her mother is most interested in at the moment and what are her immediate needs, and give her the opportunity to choose a gift for herself.
If you live with your mother-in-law and unexpectedly present her with a ticket to the nearest sanatorium for a week, such a gift may not only please her, but also raise a suspicion that you want to get rid of her. We are talking more about tickets for a theatrical production or a concert of a favorite musical performer. Get a ticket for her for the event that she would like to attend, but decided not to spend money on it. After all, positive emotions are a wonderful gift that will long remain in the memory.
Casket or chest
Surely, over the long years of her life, your mother-in-law has accumulated a lot of jewelry or various useful trifles, which she simply has nowhere to put. Instead of giving her a third unnecessary chain or tenth earrings, which are unlikely to suit her, give her a beautiful casket or chest where she can store it all. Now on sale you can find a lot of interesting handmade boxes made of wood, stone, etc.
Try to find a gift for the mother in the bookstore. It does not have to be fiction. Depending on her mother-in-law's hobbies, she can be given a book on art, a set of scanwords, a lunar and sowing calendar, etc. The main thing is to show sensitivity and an individual approach in choosing a gift.
If you are looking for an inexpensive gift for the Eighth of March, the New Year or another public holiday, on which it is not customary to give expensive gifts, go to the grocery store. There you can collect a gift basket in which you can put delicious Chinese or Indian tea, natural coffee, a set of chocolates, a bottle of elite alcohol, a can of red caviar or a stick of sausage - depending on what your mother-in-law loves and what you think is appropriate to give.If you want to take a creative approach, order a custom-made cake as a gift.
Many now give as a gift household appliances. Here it is necessary to proceed primarily from their financial capabilities and needs. You can donate really useful and necessary household appliances, for example:
- Electric kettle;
- TV, etc.
And you can donate just a nice gift, such as a massage foot bath or an electric waffle iron. There is little sense from such gifts, but it will surely be a surprise.
If the mother-in-law lives in another city, you can give her a cheap computer or laptop and set up Skype on her so that she can communicate more often with her daughter. She will certainly appreciate your care and desire to save the opportunity to see your daughter and grandchildren at least on the computer.