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Soapwalla Soap Bars
Depending on how well you know your boyfriend or girlfriend’s parents, it’s probably best to play it safe. Everyone loves—and will eventually use—nice, locally made soap.
We have yet to meet a parent that doesn’t love and actively seek out fancy tea. There’s no way to lose here.
Met HD Broadcast Tickets at BAM
These high-definition theater broadcasts of Met performances are a genius idea and a perfect parent-date. Also, even people who don’t like or care about opera love Aida.
Plants are so lovely, and hey, did you know terrariums had a big moment in the 70s, too? Why not have a nice, innocuous chat with your boyfriend’s mom about it? Perfect.
Fancy Olive Oil
Again, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t love and use fancy olive oil. Plus, this store just opened up, so this buys you at least five minutes of a set, pre-determined conversation topic.
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