At the risk of upsetting tradition, we’d like to propose a tweak to the age-old adage that when you marry someone, you’re also marrying their family. It’s objectively true, but we can also say from experience (and plenty more anecdotes from our members) that “marrying their family” is really a nice and much less weird way of saying that you’re really marrying their mother. As you likely know, keeping a mother-in-law happy is crucial, to the point that it can even make or break a marriage.
So, what’s the surest way to make a mother-in-law happy? Well, being a good partner to their son or daughter, first and foremost. But assuming you’ve got that one handled, we recommend moving on to winning their hearts with bribery. And by bribery, we of course mean buying your mother-in-law a fantastic gift that goes above and beyond, something that shows you not only tolerate their presence but actually enjoy them and appreciate the endless phone calls they make to your home and opinions they can’t help but dispense! (Now, it may actually be the case that you do love all those things about your mother-in-law, and we think that’s terrific. No judgment here — we’re jealous!)
Mother-in-laws are used to being the ones giving the gifts, so you’re gonna have to bring your A game if you want to match their shopping prowess. Sounds like pressure, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Here at MASSE, we provide amazing gift ideas for your mother-in-law, backed up by reviews from a whole community of shoppers who have really used (or gifted) the products they’re reviewing. We’ve got something for every type of mother-in-law, from the interior design nuts and athletes to the sentimental types. Having a mother-in-law is stressful enough — finding a gift for her should be easy!