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Perfect Gifts You Can Buy For Your Mother-In-Law This Christmas


There’s nothing harder than buying a gift for your mother in-law.

The gift has to be something she likes and something she won’t be offended at being gifted with. I learnt this the hard way, one year I gifted my MIL with something I won’t mention here and since then every year she talks about my funny gift and laughs at it at my expense.

Here are some perfect gifts you can purchase for your mother-in-law this Christmas;


1. Hamper

While you can already buy a packed hamper, we would recommend making one yourself. It’s easy! All you need to buy is a basket, you can buy a plastic one for example and pack it yourself with things that you know your mother-in-law will appreciate. You can never go wrong with milk and other beverages. A bottle of groundnut or cashew nuts is also a great addition to the hamper. If your MIL drinks alcohol, then buy a nice bottle of wine that both she and your father in law will appreciate. Don’t forget to cover it with a see through plastic wrap.

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2. Foodstuff

We all know how expensive things are right now in the market, in fact rice is ‘gold’. If you cannot afford a full bag, why not just buy her a half bag of rice. Trust me she would love you for it. You can also add a keg or bottle of vegetable oil and a basket of tomatoes if you can afford it. Just make sure you deliver them on time so they can be useful for Christmas cooking.

3. Kitchen appliances  

If your mother-in-law doesn’t have a microwave or one kitchen appliance that you know will make her life much more easier, then get it for her. As she’s using it she’ll be remembering her “darling” daughter and keep praying for you.

If you afford to buy a kitchen appliance, you can buy a chinaware for her. Nigerian mothers are big lovers of chinaware no matter how many they have already, they still cherish it as a gift.

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4. Clothes

This is one thing my own mother has told me to stop buying her unless I also give her money for sewing. However if your mother-in-law is a lover of clothes buy her ankara or lace materials that are not too expensive but also not too cheap. If you’re buying, buy for her husband too or it’s going to be war.

5. Sleep wear: night gown and pyjamas

It is very likely that your MIL and father-in-law are in need of new sleep wear, so why not buy one each for them? It has to be something they’d feel comfortable and good in and the colour has to be one that’ll lift up their spirit every time they wear it.

Other things you can buy for your in-laws

  • A Mr and Mrs watch
  • Bed sheet and pillow cases

Sending you lots of love and peace in this season of light!

 

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Gifts To Get That Special Man In Your Life This Father’s Day


Would you agree with me that fathers don’t get celebrated enough i mean mother’s day comes twice in a year but father’s day comes only once, Lol. So on this wonderful day where we get to celebrate those wonderful husbands, fathers, brothers and friends in our live we usually wonder what we can possibly get them this fathers’ day.

Lets look at this suggestion on what to get this special men in our lives on this day specially dedicated to celebrate them.  

  • Shoes: This is usually a good gift idea because practically every man likes a good pair of shoe. Take a shoe from his rack, check the size and good buy him a lovely pair of shoes. Better still take him along with you have him pick out a pair he likes and pay for it. 
  • Watches: This are also a very safe choice for men. While not all men are particular about shoes, some actually cant do without their watch. Make sure the person you are buying it for actually likes watches.
  • Cufflinks: This works very well especially if your man wears corporates a lot. Get a beautiful pair of cufflinks for your man to go with his shirts.
  • Shirts: This are also a very safe gift to buy because every man especially a working class man has shirts in his closet. So why not buy him a shirt.
  • Native Wear: You really cant go wrong with native wears get him a beautiful guinea material and give his tailor who already has his measurement and surprise him with it. Top it off with an agbada. I am sure that would put a smile on his face.
  • Football Jersey: Practically every man in Nigeria is a football fanatic so why not order him a customised jersey from his favorite football club. That would definitely make his day.

You can also get him a cologne, treat him to a spa day or if your husband is a bookworm buy him a book. The truth is you are the one that knows what works best for the man in your life, hopefully I have helped you to come up with a perfect gift for that special Father in your life. 


Remember Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, so lets take our time to celebrate them this father’s day. 

Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing Papalettes!!

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