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« on: November 23, 2009 10:17:07 AM »

My boyfriend and I have been together for 9 months and we do not plan on breaking up. We have actually talked about getting engaged but to wait after we graduate from college. Ever since his mother has met me, she has hated me. She literally hates me. Her feelings toward me are much more than dislike. This is my first christmas with my boyfriend so I do not want anything to ruin it. And I plan on being with her son for a very very long time, I should at least try to get on her good side (even though there are somethings I have done some things for her son that has actually helped him a lot). What should I make her or get her? It has to be something that is actually very very cheap.
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009 12:25:19 PM »

What are her interests?

In general, maybe knit or crochet her a scarf, or take a picture of your bf and frame it for her  (decoupage the frame?)

« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009 02:11:02 PM »

what does she like?
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009 03:16:01 PM »

This is my first Christmas with a boyfriend serious enough for me to consider buying his mother a present. His mom loves me, so my idea may be irrelevant.

I am making my (future) mother-in-law a make up bag (in bright green, her favourite) and putting in a basket filled with spa like items such as bubble bath and candles.
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2009 06:51:39 PM »

What are her interests?

In general, maybe knit or crochet her a scarf, or take a picture of your bf and frame it for her  (decoupage the frame?)

I like the frame idea, but I don't know if she would like a picture of me and my bf. But I'll probably just make a frame pretty. I had visited her parent's house in Martha's Vinyard in the summer so maybe I should decorate the frame in a beach theme and put one of the many pictures I had taken in it.
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2009 05:20:44 AM »

I think the most important thing with winning her over is to take the high road everytime. If you are always lovely to her, then eventually when your bf and his mum have the 'why don't you like my gf? she has been nothing but nice to you' conversation, she will have no defence and have to start being nice back.

As far as ideas I don't suggest a photo of the 2 of you, she might see that as rubbing the relationship in her face. A photoframe could be nice, maybe with a photo of her and your bf, then it sort of says 'I know he is your little boy, but I love him too.' If you get a chance, pull out your camera next time the 3 of you are together and take a nice photo of them.

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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2009 04:52:30 PM »

Kill her with kindness.. I have been married for 11 years my mother in law hates me, however she has nothing bad she can say about me.. To be honest find out what she likes and go from their. Making her something shows that you are putting an effort into her gift.  Grin
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