Post # 1
‘Tis that time of year again to place my flower orders and I’m having a hard time doing so. Normally we buy for our mothers, grandmothers and sometimes my aunt but I’m thinking about cutting back on the grandmothers this year. We’d still definitely send a card but getting flowers delivered to them always costs an arm and a leg since they’re not local and we have to pay for shipping. In recent years, we would normally spend upwards of $75 EACH on a crappy floral arrangement through one of those online florists who deliver. Their delivery fee alone is often equivalent to the actual arrangement and the arrangement itself is never anywhere close to worth what we pay for it. Even going through local florists in their area still proves to be ungodly expensive. I can’t justify spending $150 on 2 floral arrangements that wouldn’t even come close to the $35 arrangements that I normally get for our mothers who are local.
So, I’m interested to see who everyone else gives Mothers Day gifts to. Would we be terrible grandchildren if we forego the insanely expensive flower arrangements this Mothers Day and just sent a nice card to our grandmothers? I mean, they’re not our mothers anyway so it’s not like we have to shower them with gifts but still. Ugh, why are flowers so damn expensive. They die within days!
Post # 3
We give gifts to my mom and SO’s mom.
Post # 4
Just my mom. My Future Mother-In-Law doesn’t celebrate holidays, so I lucked out in that aspect 😉
Post # 5
I don’t typically give gifts to grandmothers on mothers day. There is a grandparents day for that, although I think most people forget about it. It would get too expensive to buy everyone a gift for every major holiday.
Post # 6
Mother’s day and Father’s day, much like Valentine’s day, are essentially due to marketing. So I don’t think you have to send something.
*For the record, I do appreciate my parents* I just hate the marketing ploys.
That said, I send something to my mom and grandma. My husband does the same for his mom and grandma. Honestly though, if we have kids, I’m not going to get upset if I don’t receive something.
Post # 7
Just my mom and Fiance mom. I had never heard of buying presents for all the important people in your life who are mothers until a couple of years ago. I always just assumed people celebrated with their own mothers.
Post # 8
I send my mom a gift and a card for my grandma. Whenever my sis has a baby and is a mom I will send her a present for the first one (just because the first time for everything is more fun!) but my aunts and other people aren’t my mom, they have children to get them stuff for mothers day!
Post # 9
Usually just my mom and now my mother-in-law. Does that make me a terrible person?
None of my close friends have children yet. I don’t have a sister. And I only have one living grandmother (as does my husband) and my mom takes care of sending her a present.
Post # 10
I don’t buy any gifts for Mothers Day (or Fathers Day for that matter). We’re not a big gift family but we are a big card family. I send cards to my mom (sometimes she gets 2 – a funny one and a serious one), my stepmom, my two grandmothers, and one of my aunts with whom I am close.
This year we are treating my mom, aunt, and grandmother to brunch. This grandmother is suffering from Alzheimer’s and I’m not sure she knows she is a mother, let alone a grandmother! But she just comes along and has fun being with everyone.
My husband’s mom and grandmother are overseas so we’ll call them. My two SILs are moms but their family has a no gifts/cards pact amongst our generation to take the pressure off of everyone’s anniversaries, birthdays, etc. So we will just call them too.
Post # 11
Our mothers. When I lived near my grandma, I also bought her flowers.
Post # 12
My mom and Mother-In-Law. I buy for my sister if I see her on Mother’s Day, but she never reciprocates, so I’ve gotten to be sporadic about it to tell you the truth. I also buy for my stepson’s mom, but I don’t know what category that falls under, LOL!
Post # 13
Typically just my mom and Mother-In-Law. However, this is my little sister’s first year being a mom, so I plan to get her something as well…beings her little guy is a tad bit too young to know to get something for her. lol
Post # 14
Just my mom, we do not give a thing to Mother-In-Law. Even so, my siblings and I usually get her something on and off again through the years, not every year. My mom usually throws a fit if my dad forgets it though lol… good grief. In my family it’s just been something little kids celebrate, not kids over 18….
Post # 15
Mom, Future Mother-In-Law and my grandma. If FI’s grandma was here, I’d get a gift for her as well.
Post # 16
I spoke to my mom about it and we settled on chocolate. I’ll be sending the grandmothers each a box of Godiva and call it a day. It’s kind of hard to go from giving them a gift every year to not so she agreed that it may seem strange. I’m fine with spending a few bucks but not the $150 that I’ve been roped into in previous years.