(Closed) My birthday is in one week, and FMIL wants to take me clothes shopping….

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would be so excited! My MIL has given me money to go shopping because she knows I love new clothes! I would just pick out a new pair of jeans and maybe a shirt or two. Very nice of her.

Post # 4
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve done this and I felt awkward too! Just take it for what it is…a sweet lady, wanting to give you a gift, and she likely enjoys clothes shopping much more than you! It could be fun, who knows 🙂 

Post # 5
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

my FMIL has done this for me but with bathing suits! it was a super nice gesture and it’s always awkward when someone insists on buying you something…but if she wants to, let her! have fun! send a thank you card after 😉

Post # 6
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Sweet_Tea:  I would go and just enjoy. Yes I am sure at first it will be awkward but it sounds like she wants to spend some girl time with you (way cool FMIL). It doesnt necessarily mean you have to pick something out either. 

Post # 7
2379 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My FMIL has done this for me, and it was fun!  It’s an great way to pick something NOT purely practical and part of the blah, every day wardrobe.  Get a new pair of jeans and a couple fun tops.  Or try something totally different and get a dress!  Why not?  You need something for date nights anyway, might as well get something new and surprise your fiance.

Post # 8
9810 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

How sweet of her. I agree with pp, just rol with it and be glad your MIL is such a kind person. I bet you might even have fun. I hate shopping,  ut with the right person, even I can enjoy it:-)

Post # 9
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

She’s probably trying to be nice and make sure she gets you something useful for your birthday that you will also like. Think about what you may need, maybe a nice new t-shirt? If trying on clothes before you FMIL makes you uncomfortable, you could try telling her that you currently don’t need any new clothes but could do with a new pair of shoes or maybe a new handbag? 

Post # 10
12621 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would feel incredibly uncomfortable, and probably decline to go.. 

Post # 11
2809 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i would be thrilled. i love when people offer to buy me clothes (:

Post # 13
1673 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Sweet_Tea:  Sandals would be good, you don’t have to try any clothes on that way. Maybe a cute silky robe! Totally frivolous. I always think those are so glamorous. Or expensive socks. Expensive socks are the bomb.

Post # 14
4685 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I would be flattered.

Post # 15
1367 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think it probably comes from a good place.  You could also buy a pair of sunglasses, a scarf or neclace if that’s your thing (an accessory so she feels like she’s buying you a treat 🙂

Post # 16
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It’s so sweet of your FMIL! I understand why you might feel uncomfortable, but I am sure she means well and wants to put an effort into your relationship with her, so if I were you I would definitely go! Bonding time!

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