Post # 1
MY Future Mother-In-Law is a HUGE longaberger fan. She actually has sold them for years and years. Prior to meeting FH I had never even heard of them since I am a southern girl and it isn’t big in the south.
She gives me basket (wanted or not) for EVERYTHING! She also wanted us to do a longaberger gift registry for the wedding. I kept almost everything to the pottery. However, she still got me another basket that I didn’t ask for for Christmas. I really have no idea what the heck to do with these baskets.
What in the heck do you do with all of the baskets? It doesn’t really match my style at all. Just looking around my living and dinning room I can spot 8 baskets. How much is too much? I know I am going to keep getting these gifts. I thought it was something that she does to both DIL’s but the other one didn’t get a single basket for Christmas. HMMM
Post # 3
Hahah! Maybe you could start a gift basket business! SHIT!
Post # 4
get rid of them!
have fi tell her your allergies are really bad and you have to get rid of them because they’re dust traps.
Post # 5
@Kitzy, nice thinkin!!! Dust trap!
Post # 7
You could ask that if she is going to get you baskets anyways, that she get a certain number of the same design. That way you could use them for storage on shelves. They also make great storage for children’s toys.
Post # 8
My mother also used to sell them! There are hundreds around my parents’ house! Their living room has high ceilings with beams across so most of the baskets are sitting on those beams. Otherwise she uses them for everything, garbage cans, napkin holders, magazine racks, soap and towel holders, etc etc. I don’t know how she does it, but it never looks like they are buried in baskets.
That being said, maybe she needs a little nudge about your personal taste? Seems like an odd gift to give someone all the time!
Post # 9
can you put them in a guest room/bath? Seems like a few could get stashed on nightstands, two next to the toilet, one under the sink…
Also, I like SB’s idea of using them for “light” garbage in the living room/bedroom/bathroom/etc.
Post # 10
I didn’t know what longaberger was, so I just looked it up. Kinda pricey, by the looks of it. So, my suggestion is to sell them. Why not make a few bucks? You could put it towards the wedding. 🙂
Post # 11
My mom sells Longaberger too, hahaha, there are friggin’ baskets everywhere. Thankfully I am successfully limited the number of baskets she has given me. I love my giant Picnic basket, but I don’t have/want anymore.
Post # 12
Longaberger is huge here in Ohio, well thats bc they are here. Sell them, there are people that go crazy for them! I don’t think they are worth it honestly.
Post # 13
I wish I could sell or get rid of them but she is at our house ever week and would def notice. They aren’t cheap baskets in anyway. For Christmas she got me one that is a recipe box. I already had a recipe box and this thing with all the extra’s that she got was prob between 50-75. I just don’t get how I have a wedding registry with about 30 longaberger items I WANT and she manages to buy something that isn’t listed. I know it was a nice thought on her side though.
I asked FH about how many more baskets can we end up with and he said he thinks she will end up getting us a few more basics and then stop.
Post # 14
My mom LOVES Longaberger and probably has 100+ baskets throughout her house. There are a lot of places you can put them where they aren’t obtrusive to your other decor/style. Both my mom and I have kitchen cabinets with space above them so she has a bunch of baskets up there, spare towels in the bathrooms can go in baskets, knick-knacks or pens on a desk can go in a basket, she has a basket that holds napkins, one under the coffee table for magazines, one on the stairs where you can put things that need to be taken up on your next trip, etc. It probably wouldn’t fit your style if you aren’t a basket fan, but she also has a “basket tree” in one room that holds about 8-10 different baskets.