POPSUGAR Love You Don't Need Permission To You Don't Need Permission To . . . You Don't Need Permission To . . . by DearSugar 1/23/09 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > . . . return a gift from your mother-in-law that you’ll never use. Source Read More You Don't Need Permission ToLove And Sex POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter Personalize Tech Love and Sex Vegetarian Food Home DIY Sign up with facebook or By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. aimeeb 6 years Ha! aimeeb 6 years Ha! sparklestar 6 years Awwww. Presents from my MIL-to be have all been lovely so far. kia 6 years ooops, I mean I would rather her get nothing instead of buying me crap kia 6 years ooops, I mean I would rather her get nothing instead of buying me crap kia 6 years Tee-hee I know this so well. I ask her for permission to exchange her presents. I would rather her not get nothing instead of something I will never use. She has actually been learning more about my taste as a result of my honesty and for this past x-mas she nailed it by keeping it simple... an Indian jewelry bag for travel, simple boutique soap, and tea. I think it is cool that being honest with her is helping her get to know me better. ilanac13 6 years that's always awkward. my fiance is from a completely different type of place than i am so every year when his mom gets me presents, they are so far from what i would normally like that it's just hard. i always smile and say thank you but i think that my man knows that i'd never really like the gift. if only there were the stores in NYC that she got these things for me to return them, but there aren't :( pippins_halfling 6 years I agree with prince_eab! Haha, you never know when she'll ask about it. princess_eab 6 years Hmmm, a much better idea is to hang onto it and use it whenever she's around!