(Closed) Who do you buy Mothers Day gifts for?

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Who do you buy Mother's Day gifts for?
    Mothers : (54 votes)
    76 %
    Grandmothers : (13 votes)
    18 %
    Aunts : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Sisters : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Other female relatives : (0 votes)
    Friends : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We give gifts to my mom and SO’s mom.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Just my mom. My Future Mother-In-Law doesn’t celebrate holidays, so I lucked out in that aspect 😉

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t typically give gifts to grandmothers on mothers day. There is a grandparents day for that, although I think most people forget about it. It would get too expensive to buy everyone a gift for every major holiday.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Mother’s day and Father’s day, much like Valentine’s day, are essentially due to marketing. So I don’t think you have to send something.

    *For the record, I do appreciate my parents* I just hate the marketing ploys.

    That said, I send something to my mom and grandma. My husband does the same for his mom and grandma.  Honestly though, if we have kids, I’m not going to get upset if I don’t receive something.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Just my mom and Fiance mom. I had never heard of buying presents for all the important people in your life who are mothers until a couple of years ago. I always just assumed people celebrated with their own mothers. 

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I send my mom a gift and a card for my grandma. Whenever my sis has a baby and is a mom I will send her a present for the first one (just because the first time for everything is more fun!) but my aunts and other people aren’t my mom, they have children to get them stuff for mothers day!

    Post # 9
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    Honey Beekeeper

    Usually just my mom and now my mother-in-law. Does that make me a terrible person?

    None of my close friends have children yet. I don’t have a sister. And I only have one living grandmother (as does my husband) and my mom takes care of sending her a present.

    Post # 10
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    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I don’t buy any gifts for Mothers Day (or Fathers Day for that matter).  We’re not a big gift family but we are a big card family.  I send cards to my mom (sometimes she gets 2 – a funny one and a serious one), my stepmom, my two grandmothers, and one of my aunts with whom I am close.

    This year we are treating my mom, aunt, and grandmother to brunch.  This grandmother is suffering from Alzheimer’s and I’m not sure she knows she is a mother, let alone a grandmother!  But she just comes along and has fun being with everyone.

    My husband’s mom and grandmother are overseas so we’ll call them.  My two SILs are moms but their family has a no gifts/cards pact amongst our generation to take the pressure off of everyone’s anniversaries, birthdays, etc.  So we will just call them too.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Our mothers. When I lived near my grandma, I also bought her flowers.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My mom and Mother-In-Law. I buy for my sister if I see her on Mother’s Day, but she never reciprocates, so I’ve gotten to be sporadic about it to tell you the truth. I also buy for my stepson’s mom, but I don’t know what category that falls under, LOL!

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Typically just my mom and Mother-In-Law.  However, this is my little sister’s first year being a mom, so I plan to get her something as well…beings her little guy is a tad bit too young to know to get something for her. lol

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Just my mom, we do not give a thing to Mother-In-Law. Even so, my siblings and I usually get her something on and off again through the years, not every year. My mom usually throws a fit if my dad forgets it though lol… good grief. In my family it’s just been something little kids celebrate, not kids over 18…. 

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Mom, Future Mother-In-Law and my grandma. If FI’s grandma was here, I’d get a gift for her as well.

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