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Is there anything I should know about spending christmas with my Thai mother in law?

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Or I guess future mother in-law, I just wanted to keep the title short. Also if this isn't allowed in these forums please let me know, it was the only place I could find on google!

 

As the title says, i'll be spending christmas with my boyfriend and his mother, who was born and raised in Thailand, but has lived in the US for a while now. It'll also be the first time I'm meeting her! I don't wanna look dumb or disrespectful, so I've been googling what gifts not to give and such, and came across things like "don't wrap your gifts in green, blue and black", and other things that I would've never even thought about, so I'm a bit worried, as you can see by the fact that i'm thinking about this 4 months in advance lol

So yeah, are there any traditions or gifts I shouldn't give, or things I shouldn't do? 

Thank you in advance for the help!

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My kid had a maths test on Christmas Day last year. How we laughed as I told him of what his English cousins would be doing.

 

However, you could give a few thousand baht ot New year. I dont mean that to sound cynical. i give a percentage of my New year bonus to my in laws out of appreciation. It is well recieved.

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I'd say depends how long future MIL has been living in the US. Has she integrated & adopted most, some US customs ? I'm sure your B/F is the best one to advise on correct etiquette & possible gift. Even if she hasn't adopted all, any western customs, being your initial meeting, I feel a gift of some sort won't go astray.

FYI. I live in a small rural town, far away from the tourist strip. Local stationary shop has heaps of Christmas cards, wrapping paper & decorations. Although a Buddhist community the provincial Thais are slowly starting to accepting some western customs. 

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"who was born and raised in Thailand, but has lived in the US for a while now."  I suggest the OP should be read thoroughly prior to offering advice. If future MIL is living in the US, me thinks an envelope stuffed with green backs would be more appreciated than Thai Baht !

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Why spoil your Christmas  Just dont!  

 

Jinger Ben indeed

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Maybe not xmas style gift giving.  If you're coming from an occidental country, bring some kind of treats they don't have out here.  A sampler box of chocolates for example, but be aware the tropical heat.

 

 

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