(Closed) In laws and expectations…Did you buy your FMIL a gift for mothers day?

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I didn’t get my Future Mother-In-Law a Mother’s Day gift when we were engaged, but I did buy her birthday and Christmas gifts. Obviously, now that we’re married, I’ll be gifting my mother-in-law on Mother’s Day. She deserves it!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m planning on getting my Future Mother-In-Law a small gift for mothers day this year, maybe a potted plant or some salted caramels (things I know she enjoys), but certainly nothing extravagant. I also don’t think its “expected” before we’re married. I just really like Future Mother-In-Law so I want to get her a gift. After we’re married, I just plan on a gift coming from FH and I every year. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I plan to, but I get her random gifts throughout the year as well. She’s awesome 🙂 that being said, if I didn’t get her a mothers day gift she wouldn’t turn it into an issue.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I always make her a cute little cake being that she is my biz partner and she is the best Future Mother-In-Law ever to exist!!! I seriously do love her to death and she deserves to be spoiled on Mother’s day. She has done soooo much for me. So we usually take her out for dinner and then surprise her at home with the cake, she always loves it.

Post # 7
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2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I always get her flowers…she loves flowers!

Post # 8
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2693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

No.  I get her an Xmas gift, but that’s about all.

Post # 9
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Honey bee

My Fiance and I usually take her out to brunch or dinner on moms day. I never even considered to get her a gift just from me?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Fiance and I just buy some really nice plants for both Mom’s from us together, even before we were engaged.

Although I usually sneak us taking my Mom out for breakfast or lunch in there too, she is the better Mom after all 😉

Post # 12
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Helper bee

We aren’t engaged yet but I don’t think we’ll be getting anything even after we are married.  His family isn’t big on gifts for any occasion even christmas is kept relatively modest. So we will probably try to be there or just call. My family is the opposite. We love doing gifts for each other throughout the year, but there is no expectation that he should participate.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Our situation is probably a little different since Darling Husband and I lived together for many years before getting married. All gifts that we give, regardless of the occasion, are from both of us. I’ve never bought her a gift just from me, but she has gotten Mothers Day gifts from both of us since we started living together (which was like 3 months into our relationship).   

ETA: Our Mothers Day gifts normally consist of either brunch or dinner out, flowers or a nice plant and some kind of gift. The last few years we’ve gotten her a gift certificate to get a massage since she really enjoys them but hardly ever treats herself. The same goes for my mom though minus the massage and replace it with a gift certificate to her favorite garden shop or something similar. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love my Mother-In-Law but havent really got her any gifts lol.. I guess I suck as a daughter in law so far.. I just never really think of it. I think this mothers day I will buy her something nice.

Post # 15
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7606 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I don’t get her a gift, but neither does my FI!  They are “card” people, and so are my parents, so I always make sure he gets her a card she will like.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

when we lived in the same place as her, dh and I usually usually got her flowers or a plant and made her dinner. but since moving, we got in trouble for not doing anything besides sending an email–it was ridiculous, I didn’t send my mom anything either. but from now on we’ll send flowers or something just to stay off her sh!t-list

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