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future mother-in-law gift help
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1.       Kelebek
781 posts
 05 Jul 2008 Sat 11:03 pm

hey everyone.. I will be meeting my bf mother in 5 days in Istanbul.. I got her a present which is candle place, candles, flower pot, and fake flowers, and the thing u cover table (i dont know the english name). Its all in a box. Do you think it is good enough? too much? hmmm? please suggest.. my mom is not here so since i am 22, and i have never experienced this before i am a little lost.

is it good? or?

thanks

2.       sonunda
5004 posts
 05 Jul 2008 Sat 11:09 pm

I don't know what Turkish mothers like so I will leave that to the Turkish users but good luck!
(personally-I don't like fake flowers)

3.       ~ Ozcelik ~
29 posts
 06 Jul 2008 Sun 12:44 pm

Hi there,

How exciting !!!
I can remember meeting my future in-laws for the 1st time (that was over 3 years ago now).
I got her nice english sweets and chocolate and also local souvenirs from where I lived. She absolutely loved it. I'm am certain that she will love whatever you take for her.

Enjoy your time out there.

Best wishes

Jo

4.       Nuraa-xo
152 posts
 06 Jul 2008 Sun 01:32 pm

Things to brightin up the home are perfect
I remember my brothers fiancee brought my mother flowers
and my mother didnt care, she was just excited to see her.

Good Luck
you must be really excited

5.       Deli_kizin
6376 posts
 06 Jul 2008 Sun 02:00 pm

Go and look for some special cookies or chocolates from your country. Make sure they don't contain alcohol, gelatine or one of the E-marks that Muslims aren't allowed to eat, in case your bf's family is religious. For me it is easy, I can even bring Baileys and Whisky from the taxfree

But cookies, chocolates, sweets, that are special for your country, are generally very very welcome! They keep asking me to bring more 'stroopwafels' and Dutch cheese !

6.       AEnigmamagnadea
416 posts
 06 Jul 2008 Sun 06:19 pm

Quoting Deli_kizin:

Make sure they don't contain alcohol... in case your bf's family is religious. For me it is easy,



Hahahahahahahaha! Yeah right - because as we ALL KNOW Turkish muslims just dont drink alcohol right?

7.       Deli_kizin
6376 posts
 06 Jul 2008 Sun 07:04 pm

Quoting AEnigmamagnadea:

Hahahahahahahaha! Yeah right - because as we ALL KNOW Turkish muslims just dont drink alcohol right?



I don't see what is so hilarious on that. I know the majority may drink, but it REALLY depends on the family you are talking about. I know many people who drink alcohol but whose parents don't. It's better to be sure and it is nice to show your consideration anyhow.

8.       sonunda
5004 posts
 06 Jul 2008 Sun 07:37 pm

Quoting Deli_kizin:

Quoting AEnigmamagnadea:

Hahahahahahahaha! Yeah right - because as we ALL KNOW Turkish muslims just dont drink alcohol right?



I don't see what is so hilarious on that. I know the majority may drink, but it REALLY depends on the family you are talking about. I know many people who drink alcohol but whose parents don't. It's better to be sure and it is nice to show your consideration anyhow.



Good advice DK-until you know the family and their views on alcohol. It just shows respect.

9.       mltm
3690 posts
 06 Jul 2008 Sun 09:19 pm

And I think it's not just for muslims, before buying something that consists of alcohol you should always consider the chance of the person not drinking alcohol, because not everyone likes alcohol! Like smoking!

10.       uzeyir
268 posts
 06 Jul 2008 Sun 09:28 pm

Quoting mltm:

And I think it's not just for muslims, before buying something that consists of alcohol you should always consider the chance of the person not drinking alcohol, because not everyone likes alcohol! Like smoking!


I totally agree with you.

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