Choosing a gift for your boyfriend's mother can be a stressful activity, but you can find a thoughtful gift she'll love by considering her interests and supporting her lifestyle. Although you want to stay away from overly personal gifts, especially if you have just started dating her son, you can still buy something she'll appreciate. Coordinate with your boyfriend to get something on her gift list, or use your own creativity and talents to give her a Christmas surprise. No matter what you wrap up, present it with a smile to make a charming impression on your boyfriend's mum.
A photo-related gift makes a personal Christmas present that is useful, and neither too familiar nor too generic.
A lovely photo frame or a digital photo frame preloaded with family pictures are both choices that will provide enjoyment for years to come.
Pool resources with your boyfriend to purchase his mother a handy digital camera so she can capture all the family moments during the holidays.
For an older mum, or one who enjoys genealogy and has a lot of old family slides, buy her a slide-to-digital photo converter to help her preserve old memories for future generations. Show her how to use it or pledge your help in transferring those old slides to digital files.
Treat your boyfriend's mother to a gift she can enjoy during some much-deserved, relaxing quiet time. Start with some super-soft slippers to keep her feet warm, then add some bubble bath, aromatherapy candles and lotions in a gift basket. Have your boyfriend purchase a spa-quality robe to coordinate the presents.
Most people appreciate home-made gifts, so impress your boyfriend's mother by spending some time making her a heartfelt home-baked gift. Stretch your skills by making both classic cookies and gourmet baked goods that she may love so much she'll want the recipes.
If you're not a baker or much of a cook in any respect, purchase special treats such as gourmet coffee selections, or gourmet spices and herbs to complete her cupboard. If his mum fancies herself a sommelier, splurge on a terrific bottle of wine or a wine-of-the-month club membership.