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MIl and gifts

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TwoRedOrangeLittleLollys Sat 13-Jun-09 22:01:53

My mother in law is a little odd to say the least but I really do not know what to do about her very odd gifts.

Before marrying DH she would get me a "token" gift at Christmas and Birthdays, a tin of beans, a toilet roll one glove, for a wedding gift she gave a mug tree with one mug, since marrying DH I have been upgraded in the gift stakes, I have a a bird table, we lived in a flat 6 floors up, a floor mop, We have carpets so no need to mop, and now we have DCs it is even worse, DC1 was given a computer mouse, he is 18 months, and DC2 was given a family pack of haribo she is 3 months.

Dh loves the gifts and can not see why I do this face hmm

Please advise

ThePhantomPlopper Sat 13-Jun-09 22:03:01

I'd love a MIL like yours. Odd ones are the best.

CMOTdibbler Sat 13-Jun-09 22:04:12

Some people are just plain weird with presents. I think though, you get to compete with the Mnetter who got knicker elastic for christmas.

Smile, say thanks, and then come post about it - you'll never change her. But make it clear to DH that he does not get the cop out clause and is expected to produce proper presents

jkklpu Sat 13-Jun-09 22:07:15

For my Dad's 18th, his dotty aunt gave him a pair of embroidery scissors wrapped in a bayleaf.

Guitargirl Sat 13-Jun-09 22:08:11

This is hilarious grin.

My advice: take photos of them all and put them in a scrapbook with dates received!

My cousin received a lemon for her first birthday from her gran (aunt's MIL).

BuwchBywiog Sat 13-Jun-09 22:17:54

My sister has a MIL like this and its the highlight of Christmas to see what mad pressie she gets each year

Katisha Sat 13-Jun-09 22:27:08

I like the scrapbook idea!

mamas12 Sat 13-Jun-09 22:40:38

omg mine was like this

one xmas a pair of glasses and paint to paint by numbers on them set which a 13 yr old would think iffy

wedding - a single bed

birthday = a car rug, I didn't drive then

We also used to enjoy opening her pressies

love the scrapbook idea

Poppity Sat 13-Jun-09 22:51:56

I'll swap you, I just get crap gifts from mine, not interesting crap giftsgrin

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