My mother and her mother-in-law exchanged some pretty weird gifts over the years.
Once, my grandma gave my mother used (and stained) ex-hospital bedsheets, which she bought from a hospital.
Another time, she gave her a flesh-coloured 40 EE size bra. If you saw my mother, more specifically the size of her bust, you’d understand how insane a gift it was.
In return, my grandmother was presented with Slimming World dieting books and a plug-in air freshener.
I happen to like my mother-in-law and she also gives good gifts. I can’t imagine how bad it would be if she gave me some perfume from Jo Malone and then I said, with a glint in my eye, ‘I have something for you too, Sally!’ and then handed her soiled bed linen.
It’s her birthday next month. We’ll probably give her a voucher but here are my failsafe gift ideas for my mother-in-law, who loves animals, interior design, warm weather and lives in the countryside.
KATH KIDSTON PLIMSOLLS
KATH KIDSTON CERAMIC JAR
ACQUA DI PARMA
GLACIER CRYSTAL GLASS PHOTO FRAME
LANCOME HYDRA ZEN DAY CREME SKIN CARE SET
VON LILIENFELD MONET UMBRELLA
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