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Q: What is a good gift to buy a Chinese Mother-In-Law?

She's 86 years old and very traditional I believe...except for accepting me as one of her son-in-laws. She does not live in a major city in China and i dont want to offend her, and I would ask my wife...but i want to take other initiative this year to also surprise my wife.

9 years 20 weeks ago in  Family & Kids - Other cities

 
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What sort of things does she do daily? I know she cooks...get her some cutlery or some pots and pans she will use those everyday and that can remind her of you, but just make sure you get the good quality type.

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Cyanide  lol

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a grandkid.

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My first thought was to suggest a basket of fruits, but then I thought there is a possibility some of the fruits may not be to her liking.  Then I came up with what I think will earn you a few points, a "red envelope".  You can buy one for around 1 Rmb, go to bank and get some new bills, and place them inside.  Then give it to her, telling her that it  is to buy something she always wanted but never could have, and it is your way of thanking her for raising such a wonderful daughter, your wife.

Good luck, partner, hope it does work.

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airfare to Miami

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My mother in law is 60. She has a computer online but couldn't send e-mail or shop taobao because she doesn't know how to type pinyin. A character recognizing USB writing pad fixed that.

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