Post # 1
FI and I celebrate Mother’s day with both our mothers together with a simple BBQ. With our wedding a month away, money is tight. Since we give the gifts to in front of each other we try to get them the same thing. Any ideas besides flowers? Do you get your mom/FMIL actual gifts, each year?
Post # 2
Yes I get my mom a gift each year, I don’t think I would get her the same thing as my SO’s mom, its kind of like getting identical presents for BMs, a bit impersonal. I shop just like I would on their birthdays or Christmas. This year I’m getting my mom a Japanese Maple Tree (sapling), my SO is getting his mom some nice pruning sheers. I’m not sure what I’m going to end up with for his mom, but likely a tote bag or something as she loves bags although I was also thinking of some Burts Bees products.
Post # 3
What about a nice larger frame that they can put one of your wedding pics in. We usually just take my MIL out and get her a nice card. My mom passed away, so I normally just call my Dad on mother’s day to thank him.
Post # 4
A gift certificate for a manicure they can use for the wedding?
Post # 5
My mom lives in another state, so I went un-creative and sent her flowers, and a card in the mail.