The mother-in-law would demean her, as a way to abase the young wife in the son's eyes.
While a mother and daughter who are close may give lingerie as a gift to one another, it probably isn't quite as fitting to give to your mother-in-law, unless it is something along the lines of a modest nightgown.
Through the decades, the Llanview Banner has been at the center of multiple storylines from Viki's first love affair with star Banner reporter Joe Riley to her struggles with former mother-in-law Dorian Lord.
I never would have exposed her to her brother except that my mother-in-law came over for a barbecue that day and brought along her dog, my bitch's brother, before I even knew what was going on.
Try to pick a low stress time if possible - low stress can simply mean that you know there's no major project due at work or that you're sure your annoying mother-in-law won't be visiting.