Mother went all out on this Chinese tradition. Even Chinese people in Hong Kong don't go to this much effort. We have family heirlooms, dried seafood, cakes, sweets, honey, wine, beans, fruits, nuts, and a truckload of other things I don't even know the names of in English.
To give you an idea just how overboard mother went - nobody in the history of our very large extended family have ever had so many wedding gifts prepared for the betrothal family. And we've had quite a few weddings in recent memory.
As long as mum is happy.