Should You Get Your Boyfriend’s Mom a Present?

Wondering if you should get your SO's mom a present for the holidays? Here's how to tell.
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You’ve been with your boyfriend a few months, and with the holidays right around the corner, you may be throwing around the idea of buying your boyfriend’s mother a gift. You’re hesitant because you’re not that close to her, and you don’t want to give her the wrong thing. What to do?

Deciding whether or not you should get your boyfriend’s mom a gift can be difficult. While your boyfriend may tell you not to worry about, you do anyway because you don’t want her to think that you don’t like her. To help you decide, here are the factors that justify giving your boyfriend’s mom a present.

1. She gave you a present last year.

If your boyfriend’s mom gave you a gift last year, it’s likely she will give you one this year as well. It’s best not to be empty-handed this time.

2. Your boyfriend tells you she got you a gift.

If your boyfriend’s mother has purchased a gift for you, it’s only nice to have one to give to her when she hands hers to you. It will score you major boyfriend mommy points, too.

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3. You’re eating a holiday dinner she’s preparing.

As a guest in her home, it’s a nice gesture to offer a gift. Something like a centerpiece or dessert would be perfect for this type of gift giving.

4. You talk to your boyfriend’s mom often.

If you see your boyfriend’s mom a few times a week and you’ve had some meaningful conversations with her, it’s perfectly okay to get her a Christmas present. It’s likely she has connected with you, and the gift will reinforce that connection.

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3 thoughts on “Should You Get Your Boyfriend’s Mom a Present?

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    Hi Marcelina, I consider a gift to boyfriend's mom is a must, unless you are expecting that the relationship will not last too long. I think it's important to show that you care. Nice tips that you have there. Lovely article.

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