She is the woman who has been your support from the day you had to barge in to a whole new world altogether, a world brimming with unfamiliar faces and bizarre ways. She has been the sole person guiding and providing you with solace and consolation at times when you turned blue after petty sessions of altercations with your spouse.
She is the one who is always there to shower you with loads of affection and bunny hugs when you truly miss your own mom. She is your mother-in-law, the very soul for whom you got the love of your life- your dear husband or your adorable wife. But how many times have you really expressed your gratitude for this wonderful woman in your life? However petty it may appear, demonstrating your love and lauding the person who has such a significant role to play in your life is essential so as to make her feel special and loved. And what better time to express than Christmas itself?
Deciding on the apt Christmas gift for your mother-in-law can be quite a bewildering job, sensitive as the relation is. She might not be exhilarated to get expensive gifts, while even a small, immaculate hand-made craft item may thrill her. Make her smile by gifting her an electronic picture frame, wherein she is able to go down the memory lane with those snapshots flashing her mind like recent happenings. The day she got married, their tenth anniversary when she had posed in her ravishing regalia with her Prince Charming, the proud mom she became and the way her kids played truant with her- a nostalgic enigma that is sure to make her heart flutter with joy.
The best way to decide on a Christmas gift for your dear mom-in-law is to contemplate on what would you have given to your own mother. Considering the semblance in the role they play, it can be a great idea to think of something that can delight all mothers. Work out a secret plan with your father-in-law and spouse and surprise her with a family gathering. Cook her favorite ambrosial gourmet delicacies and pamper her with teeny-tiny gifts like a trophy with the saying “Best Mum”, a gift basket of delicious decorated cookies or yummy roasted nuts, a cashmere scarf or a kaleidoscopic array of her cherished flowers.
Why not delight your mother-in-law by arranging a luxuriating day for her at a soothing spa? Or reserving tickets for her to go on a holiday spree with her husband or close friends during Christmas? This way she will feel all the more rejuvenated, being away from the hustle and bustle of household chores and humdrums of daily life and will bless you for your kind, thoughtful gesture.
Does your mother-in-law enthrall you all with her outstanding culinary skills? Does she treat you often with mouthwatering chocolate brownies and lip smacking cakes? If she is a connoisseur of cooking and loves experimenting with a mélange of cuisines, a fabulous Christmas gift idea would be a recipe encyclopedia or kitchen appliances like a microwave or a blender.
Finally, nothing elates a doting granny more than spending time with her loving grandchildren. And if you happen to stay away from your in-laws, this will be all the more cherished. Arrange for a day of fun and frolic for them to the Zoo or send them picnicking amidst the Christmas spirit with happiness and celebration abounding everywhere. You will see her pulsating with energy as she relives her own childhood days with your children clinging on to her and giving her a great time.
Whatever you give as a Christmas present, load it with oodles of love, ardor and fondness and your mother-in-law will definitely be able to feel your warmth echoing through it.