Holidays- What are you getting your MIL/FMIL?

posted 2 years ago in Holidays
Post # 2
135 posts
Blushing bee

My fsmil keeps saying how she wants a homemade blanket for her camper and has offered to pay, so I’m making her one for Christmas. I actually ordered the yarn today on a Black Friday deal.

Fmil wants lunch with Fi and I so we are doing lunch and paying for it.

Post # 3
6533 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Every year I just mail a box of goodies for everyone. This year I’ll actually be there so I’m making it a nice basket instead and trying to branch out from just sweets.  All homemade but nothing she needs to find space to store. Except I’ll probably include a framed picture of her new grandson.

not to be nitpicky but how is spending $150 not extravagant? That’s more than I’ve spent on anyone!  Still an experience seems like a good option… my sis and I do that with my mother yearly and she really enjoys spending the day with us. Maybe Mother-In-Law would like that too, rather than something to do alone. (ETA: as far as ideas go, we usually do a house or garden tour and lunch)

Post # 5
9615 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

My Mother-In-Law loves anything personalized. This year we are ordering her a calendar where each month is a different family picture. It’s not expensive but she loves that kind of thing. 

Post # 6
15 posts

This is such a good question. I never got my boyfriend’s mother anything because I’m still in college but we got really close this year and Im graduating in December. I want to get her a little something but nothing to much. Im interested to see what people say!

Post # 7
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Welp, she’s non-existent so…there’s that. 

Hmmm…does she like to cook? If so, you could get her some sort of nice kitchen set. 

You could get her a book she may like, a gift card, some jewelry, or a gift card to her favorite restaurant. 

Post # 8
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Fi and his mom aren’t close, but I always insist we get her something. Last year we got her a hand bag, Vera Bradley, so not overly expensive. This year, he has told me that he doesn’t even want to do a gift, but I stock up on the Vera Bradley travel blankets that fold into a pillow for gift giving, so we will probably give her one of those and a something else that is useful but small.

Post # 9
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I’m not sure what we’re getting Mother-In-Law yet as we’re on a tight budget this year, but if I could spend $150 or so I’d get her some kind of experience gift. Probably I’d take her to lunch and have a girls spa day or find something she’s wanted to do for a while and go with her. She hates not being able to get out of the house enough since she’s blind and Father-In-Law has to drive her everywhere but he’s a homebody lol What about a massage or nail salon gift card combined with a spa basket of her favorite tea/coffee, chocolate, and maybe a candle or some lotion or whatever she likes best? Or maybe tickets to a play that she would like, or if she likes doing stuff with you and/or Fiance find an experience that you can take her on yourself. The birthday book sounds cute too if she’s into that sort of thing. 

Post # 10
3036 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My Mother-In-Law is super into fine china so I’m thinking something extra from the Spode Blue Italian collection… And she’s obsessed with cashmere everything so maybe a really nice cashmere wrap. 

Maybe your Mother-In-Law would like a spa day? 

Post # 11
2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

hikingbride :   where are you ordering the calendar from, if you don’t mind me asking?

Post # 12
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - backyard

I’m giving my Mother-In-Law a photobook of our wedding pictures since we got married earlier this year at their house and they’ve mentioned how much they really want to print all the pictures from our wedding. I like your idea of getting her a massage appointment or nail salon gift card! Maybe you could gift her a spa day and include several services.

Post # 13
3736 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My Mother-In-Law loves cooking and wants some Pioneer Woman dishes/baking dishes, so that’s what I’ll be getting her. She usually always says “you don’t have to get me anything”, so the fact that she actually had a gift idea this year means she really wants it lol.

Post # 15
1362 posts
Bumble bee

My Future Mother-In-Law is the crazy cat lady LOL, so I got her some pajamas with cats on them. I also got her a little trivet tile from the canyon that she and my Future Father-In-Law just spent their 40th wedding anniversary. I unexpectedly was there a month after so took up the perfect gift opp! I’m still looking for some other gift ideas for her.

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