Christmas is just around the corner and that means time to buy presents. The internet is full of gift ideas for husbands and wives, but what about gifts for the in-laws? If you are like me, you struggle to find good gifts for your in-laws.
My mother-in-law is hard to shop for. Very hard. I know everyone claims their mother-in-law is hard to shop for, but how many of your mother-in-laws have told you to return a gift because you need to save money? Yep. That has happened. It really made me understand why Trae had given up buying her presents by the time we had gotten married. My father-in-law isn’t much easier to buy for. He buys all his golf equipment and boating accessories from Craigslist or second-hand stores. He lives to find the best deal and his patchwork pontoon is proof of his deal-hunting abilities. So he doesn’t want us to buy anything that wouldn’t be considered a “steal of a deal.”
On top of that, they both say they have everything they need and don’t want any more clutter. As a result, I have had to get creative with Christmas gifts. My mother-in-law recently retired and my father-in-law will soon retire, and with the extra time on their hands, I have learned that gifts that involve an activity are the best ones. Some great gifts have been