My husband likes to receive a new billfold every couple of years either for his birthday or Christmas. It’s always on his list because he doesn’t like his billfold to look tattered and worn.
Randy specifically prefers trifold wallets.
Over the years, my mother took over the billfold gift giving. She liked giving him what he wanted, but she didn’t like him knowing what the gift was going to be.
She was all about the surprise. So she would place different amounts of cash in the billfold. Her favorite type of billfold contained hidden compartments or zippers where she could hide the money.
Sometimes she would find a billfold with an insignia related to his favorite hobby or his profession.
My mother enjoyed watching him search for every bill and each time he would make a big deal out of it. This tradition between mother-in-law and son-in-law made each other equally happy!
Since my mother passed away, our sons have continued the tradition with their dad. I will say he’s not quite making out as well as when my mother was hiding the cash in his billfold. But of course he loves it anyway!
My father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his billfold. – Rodney Dangerfield