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When it comes to searching for gifts for your in-laws, it helps to think of them as both family and friends.
These gifts should be fun and thoughtful, but don't need to break the bank. Whichever in-law you're shopping for, we found 18 gift ideas to delight your relatives and further solidify a tight-knit family bond.
When we release our 2018 gift guides, we make sure all prices are current. But, prices change frequently (yay, deals!), so there’s a chance the prices are now different than they were the day of publication.
Gifts for father-in-law
- 1. Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet, $80, Amazon
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If your father-in-law is a big reader (or just loves to watch Netflix in peace), treat him to the all-new Amazon Fire tablet. He can do almost anything with it. So, watch out: You may not see him for a while after he unwraps it!
- 2. Sfoglini Seasonal Pasta Subscription, $65 and up, Food52
If your father-in-law loves to rule the kitchen, treat him to the delights of a surprise seasonal pasta (and a selection of signature noodles) delivered to the front door every month.
- 3. DishFish Ergonomic Non-Smelling Cleaning Sponge, $15, Amazon
And if he's on dish duty after dinner, lighten the load with this practical-but-fun stocking stuffer — an effective, odor-free cleaning sponge called a DishFish.
- 4. National Geographic One-Year Subscription, $25, Amazon
For the father-in-law who is fascinated by stories from around the world, why not gift him a monthly peak into the most fascinating stories about people, nature and the planet from National Geographic.
- 5. Jack Rudy Cocktail Kit, $50, Orvis
Want to create an instant bonding experience? Present him with a set of old school cocktail mixers ... and perhaps a bottle of bourbon or gin to go with them!
- 6. L.L.Bean Base Camp Love Seat, $70, L.L.Bean
Are your in-laws also lovebirds, and a touch outdoors-y? We love this lightweight, portable loveseat from L.L. Bean. It's perfect for fireside chats or sitting on the sidelines of a grandkid's soccer game!
Gifts for mother-in-law
- 1. Casper Cool Supima Sheet Set, $140 and up, Casper
If it's not in the cards to spring for a vacation for your in-laws, you can deliver the next-best thing: a bed that feels like you're crashing at a five-star hotel. These Cool Supima sheets from Casper (yes, the same Casper that makes mattresses!) are crisp, breathable and totally luxurious.
- 2. Voluspa Cool Tones Pedestal Candle Set, $50, Nordstrom
We don't know a mom out there who doesn't love adding a new candle (or four!) to her collection. This gift set is affordable, plus the packaging is elegant. For more candles, check out all the candles TODAY editors used and actually liked.
- 3. Le Creuset Four Mini Cocottes with Cookbook, $100, Nordstrom
These tiny Dutch ovens are perfect for making creative, single-serving dishes at home. Le Creuset is a classic cookware brand beloved by Julia Child, and we love that this set includes an inspirational cookbook!
- 4. Chanel No. 5 Bath Soap, $26, Barneys New York
One of our favorite ways to treat someone during the holiday season is to give small, inexpensive gifts from a luxury brand. A perfect example? This luxurious Chanel bath soap costs far less than a quilted handbag.
- 5. Parachute Fouta Stripe Bathrobe, $99, Parachute
We cannot overstate how much your mother-in-law will appreciate a gift that offers her a way to relax. Parachute's cozy cotton bathrobe is classic and elegant, much like the woman who will wear it.
Gifts for sister-in-law
- 1. Fishs Eddy NYC Tap Water Glasses Gift Box, $40, Fishs Eddy
You don't have to be a Manhattan local to appreciate the fun and humor of these NYC Tap Water glasses from dishware haven Fishs Eddy — a store that actually is a favorite of Manhattan locals.
- 2. Everlane Fold-Over Pouch, $98, Everlane
For a very special sister-in-law, a very special gift. We love this beautiful leather pouch from Everlane in a bright shade of cherry red that's trendy now, but will be timeless soon after. She'll love how it pops against her winter neutrals, like camel, black or grey.
- 3. Sirena 18K Gold Plated Huggie Hoop Earrings, $52, BaubleBar
Stylish, classic and affordable, these sweet little huggie hoops from BaubleBar's Everyday Fine collection are perfect for the holidays. Your sister-in-law will love wearing these pretty, delicate earrings long after the holidays are over.
- 4. Veuve Cliquot Brut Yellow Label Champagne, $50, Drizly
You can't go wrong with a delicious bottle of bright, bubbly, celebratory champagne. It's the perfect excuse for a girl's night in or a holiday toast.
- 5. Neon LED Bluetooth Speaker, $32, Urban Outfitters
It doesn't get much more gift-able than this: a playful neon heart lamp that's also a Bluetooth speaker! She can put on her favorite playlist and have a dance party in her apartment, dorm room or the shower (it would make great additional lighting in the bathroom).
Gifts for brother-in-Law
- 1. Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden 3 Starter Kit, $100, Amazon
Also available at Urban Outfitters.
This is the ultimate, couldn't-be-easier, self-growing garden. It comes with everything you need to start growing your own basil. So, it makes a great gift for anyone who wants to ease into gardening of any kind.
- 2. Tangram Factory Smart Rope, $45, Amazon
Take your brother-in-law's workout routine to the next level with this smart jump rope that features technology to track his jumps and syncs with his phone for accurate recording.
- 3. Sunski Dipsea Polarized Sunglasses, $55, Nordstrom
They say you never really appreciate how great polarized sunglasses are until you have a pair. These lightweight, durable frames from Sunski are perfect for activities on land and sea — but also come in a stylish and universally flattering design.
- 4. Altec Mini H2O Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker, $30, Target
A waterproof, dust-proof, snow-proof and basically everything-proof speaker that also floats? Your brother-in-law will have a blast toting this handy Bluetooth speaker (with a 6-hour battery life) around with him everywhere he goes.
- 5. Nintendo Super NES Classic Edition, $80, Best Buy
It's no secret that '90s nostalgia is huge right now, and the craving for this decade extends into electronics, especially for millennials. That's why Nintendo has reissued (and updated) the Super NES system. This miniature version comes pre-loaded with all 21 of the original games ... Super Mario Kart anyone?