What gift should i bring my boyfriend's parents?
May 11, 2009 9:58 AM Subscribe
What gift should I bring when I go to visit my boyfriend's parents' house?
posted by sarahj to Shopping (25 answers total)
We're in college and have been "officially" dating for about four months. His mom and stepdad took us out to dinner about a month ago and said I was welcome to accompany boyfriend when he goes home for about a week before his summer job starts.
I mentioned to him last night that I wanted to bring a gift of some kind (of course!) and he said something along the lines of "aw no you really don't have to do that!" (I had assumed he would help me choose something perfect for his mom).
My mom suggested a plant (boyfriend's mom gardens a little). I was thinking I could get a large nice potted plant, but my transportation situation is limited to public and bicycle. Plus I don't know a lot about purchasing plants (no idea what kind would make a good gift) and am extremely indecisive when it comes to buying gifts for people. I had thought about sending an amazon.com gift certificate (for maybe $50) after the visit, but my mom didn't like the idea of them being able to see how much I spent (agreed). Aagh! What should I bring boyfriend's mom? Should I send something after instead? or maybe both?