Post # 1
What did all of you get for your future Mother in Laws? My FI is terrible at finding gifts, so I have been brainstorming. I was planning on getting her the same necklace that I will be wearing at the wedding, but then she told us yesterday that she went and bought a necklace and earrings already.
Post # 2
hunting_bride : nothing because she’s a b*tch.. Some ideas though:
Jewelery (doesn’t matter if she already has some, she can wear whatever you’ve purchased her another time)
Hamper with her favourite foods and drinks
A nice bottle of her favourite wine/spirits
Mini-break/nice hotel stay with her and her partner
Tickets to an event/concert she would enjoy
I would treat it the same as her birthday or Christmas, basically.
Post # 3
When we got married, I gave my mother in law one of our family heirloom pieces of jewelry–a natural black pearl necklace which I had restrung for her. It was really special to share something important from my family with my new family. She still loves it and wears it which makes me so happy!
Post # 4
I got both mothers a handblown gazing ball.
Post # 5
I’m planning to buy nice gold earrings for his mother and cuff links for his dad. I wouldn’t worry about her having jewellery for the wedding day already; if you give her the necklace ahead of time she can wear it at other wedding events (rehearsal dinner, post-wedding brunch, etc.) if she wants. It’s fine that she chose her own jewellery for the big day; everyone has their own taste and I actually prefer when gifts don’t come with the expectation that they have to be worn on the wedding day.
Post # 6
I made a hand embroidered hankerchief for her. I think something small and sentimental that she can use for the wedding is a nice idea.
Post # 7
hunting_bride : I bought my MIL something very similar to what I got my mother. I’d planned on buying my mom a necklace from Tiffany’s, so I had DH help me pick out one around the same price point for his mother. We wanted them both to feel special, but still got an affordable necklace (we stayed around the $125-150 mark for each of them) for them both, while each picking the one out for our mothers. We gave them to both of them at the rehearsal dinner so that they could wear them if they wanted to, but told them not to feel pressure to wear them to the wedding.