Post # 1
FMIL’s b’day is coming up later this month. I’ve been with FI for 3 rounds of b’days and each time have taken her out to dinner. I asked FI what his mother might want to do for her b’day and he was no help, other than saying she didn’t really like to go out to dinner. Great.
She’s not really a movie, play type person. I’ve been racking my brains trying to think of something nice to do for her on her special day but am totally drawing a blank.
She loves pictures, has a ton of photo albums and picture frames. I usually do a framed picture for her – but I want to try to do something bigger/different.
I’m going to get her/make her a cake, and make sure she has flowers… but what to do to celebrate?? I don’t think she’d say anything, if she was asked.
Does anyone have any ideas? (It’s on a Sunday, if that makes a difference, and we’d probably have a good chunk of the afternoon to spend with her.)
Post # 3
what about a pamper day – send her off to have a massage or pedicure or something? if you like her enough – join her for a girls day
Post # 4
what does she like to do for fun/relaxing?
My FMIL loves to fish and doesn’t get too often because she lives in central Fl and it’s a hour drive to the coast so we got her a deep fishing trip ticket and spent the day on a boat in the middle of the ocean catching absoluately nothing but we had fun! And, she really enjoyed her day.
Does she likes spa/getting nails done? Maybe take her to have that done.
Like wine: like a winery tour?
Like being outside/hiking: going to one of y’alls famous trails and spending the day outside with her
Crafting/artsy: maybe a farmers market or art show?
Post # 5
Love the idea for a day of pampering, but FI will want to join us, so I’m not sure that’s the best idea (although, he has claimed to be willing to get a manicure!) 😉
She’s a hard-working lady who really doesn’t have any hobbies. She loves to cook, redecorate, and enjoy her photos. She’s not really into wine or outdoor type activities… although, she does love the outdoors.
I’ll run taking her to a botanical garden by FI.
Thanks for the ideas, ladies… you really know how to spur creative thinking!!
Post # 6
How about taking a cooking or baking class together? And that can be her present as well? There’s probably a restaurant, culinary center, Michaels, bigger bakery that might do something like that? Or even like a flower arranging class if she’s into flowers? You can learn a lot from the pros!
Good Luck! I think it’s sweet that you’re thinking of her.
Post # 7
Cooking classes are great ideas. Is there a certain type of cuisine she likes but is maybe difficult to make if you don’t know what you’re doing (like Dim Sum)? At least that way she doesn’t see it as a critique on her own cooking!!
Since she’s into decorating, maybe a subscription to a home decor magazine that’s in line with her style and taste?