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34 best gifts for your in-laws in 2021

Impress your in-laws with these picks.
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When it comes to searching for thoughtful 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 gift ideas to delight your relatives and further solidify a tight-knit family bond.

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Best father-in-law gifts

1. Under Armour Sportsmask

The father-in-law who loves to run will thank you for this face mask. It's designed to sit off the face and lips for more breathability, so he can still get in his physical activity while feeling safe and comfortable.

2. J. Crew Marled Brushed Fleece Half-Zip Sweater

You simply can't go wrong with a classic half-zip sweater. Available in two colors, one reviewer even said it can be worn under a blazer or on its own.

3. National Geographic One-Year Subscription

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.

4. Minnetonka Pile-Lined Hardsole Slippers

If your father-in-law's the type to sit and read for hours, a pair of soft, pile-lined slippers could make the experience even more enjoyable. Styles start at $49.45 on Amazon.

5. Amazon Echo Show 8

For long-distance in-laws, the Echo Show 8 could be a great way to stay connected. It has all of the capabilities of the Amazon Alexa, plus an 8-inch screen to video chat, display photos, display recipes, you name it!

6. Pickleball Paddle Set

If your father-in-law loves tennis but doesn't love running all over the court these days, it might be time to turn his attention to pickleball. The racquet sport is great for all ages and it's almost like a cross between tennis and ping pong.

Best mother-in-law gifts

1. "Live Beautiful," by Athena Calderone

If your mother-in-law is the type whose house is always in perfect shape, she'll probably appreciate this coffee table book from design expert and interior designer Athena Calderone.

2. Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Robe

If she's the one hosting your next celebration, she'll need a little something to help her relax after party planning. This microfiber robe from Barefoot Dreams might do the trick.

3. Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book

If your mother-in-law also happens to be the world's best grandma, she might appreciate a nice book featuring photos with her favorite grandkids.

4. "Family" Rustic Wood Sign

Let her know you feel honored to be part of the family with this sweet sign for her home.

5. Tanya Taylor Mirabelle Robe

If you want to really make a good impression, splurge on this limited-edition robe from the colorful (and size-inclusive!) brand Tanya Taylor. With a hand-painted Pow print, this beautiful wrap ensures peak relaxation while also looking stylish enough to pop on a surprise Zoom call. Your mother-in-law will thank you for this one — trust us.

6. Hey Dewy Humidifier

Dry skin is a problem for many of us. Combat the effects of all that dry air with a portable humidifier.

7. Ouai Chill Pill Bath Bombs

For the mother-in-law who loves some post-work R&R, these "chill pills" are readily available for a nice, luxurious soak. Loaded with jojoba, safflower and hemp seed oils, they'll be left relaxed and nurtured for the rest of the night.

8. Lululemon Define Jacket

This jacket would make the perfect gift for the mother-in-law who loves to go out on morning walks with her girlfriends.

Best sister-in-law gifts

1. Palm Body Brush

This body brush is a great gift for the sister-in-law has been wanting to try the dry brushing wellness trend — or who you know needs a little R&R. Made in Japan, the brush is said to exfoliate for softer skin and increase circulation, improve digestion, reduce cellulite, relieve stress and more.

2. Sister-In-Law Bracelet

This sweet bracelet is a great way to show your sister-in-law how much you care. Engraved with a message about sisterhood and friendship, you'll probably want to get one for yourself too!

3. Bauble Bar Niata 11mm Smal 18K Gold Vermeil Huggies

Stylish, classic and affordable, these sweet little huggie hoops from BaubleBar's Everyday Fine collection are perfect for any occasion. Your sister-in-law will love wearing these pretty, delicate earrings all year long.

4. Otherland Canopy Candle

Otherland produces some of the coolest candles around. From their stylish design to their out of this world scents, it's the kind of candle she'll actually want to receive as a gift.

5. Chloé Eau de Toilette Rose Tangerine

For a gift that delights more than one of her senses, gift this luxury perfume. With notes of pear, black currant and bergamot, this fragrance smells divine. But that's not all, the chic bottle will look beautiful on her dresser.

Best brother-in-law gifts

1. Tangram Factory LED Smart Rope

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.

2. Bravo Sierra Starter Set

Restock all of your brother-in-law's grooming products with this holiday gift set. It contains deodorant body spray, traditional deodorant, hair paste, face moisturizer and shaving cream all in one box.

3. Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand

For the grill master in the group, buy this monogrammed branding tool. It'll sear your favorite backyard chef's initials into each steak he cooks, adding a personal touch to all his future barbecues. Just keep in mind it costs more depending on how many initials you want.

4. Fuego Box Hot Sauce Subscription

This subscription includes four quarterly shipments of unique (and tasty!) hot sauces, so your loved one can test out new flavors throughout the year.

5. Tozo Wireless Earbuds

If you're hoping to avoid splurging on AirPods for a brother-in-law, we'd recommend looking into these wireless earbuds. They've racked up over 37,000 reviews on Amazon with shoppers commenting on their ability to easily pair to smartphones and their solid sound quality for the price.

Best daughter-in-law gifts

1. Felt Wine Carrier

For the gal who's always toting around wine, this bag is likely a lifesaver. Available as both a single and duo carrier, she can go to picnics and parties without the risk of wine bottles clanging around. And the bag's wool fabric helps with keeping the wine chilled, too!

2. Delicate Monogram Necklace

Show your daughter-in-law how welcome she is in the family with a delicate necklace featuring the initial of her new last name. Or you could get two necklaces to be worn together if you want to make it extra special: one with her new last name and one with her maiden name.

3. Chunky Knit Turtleneck Sweater

You can never have enough turtlenecks! Your daughter-in-law will definitely appreciate having this cozy piece in her arsenal when she's getting dressed on chilly mornings.

4. "Bad Girls Throughout History," by Ann Shen

This coffee table book by Ann Shen is the perfect read for the bookworm who's all about girl power.

5. Small Travel Jewelry Case

If your daughter-in-law loves to travel, she'll be thankful for this pretty jewelry case. It'll help her keep track of all her baubles while she's on the road.

Best son-in-law gifts

1. "The Overstory," by Richard Powers

Whether he has a love for nature, is an avid reader or both, he might fall in love with this Pulitzer Prize–winning novel. Just read what Ann Patchett had to say about this book: "The best novel ever written about trees, and really just one of the best novels, period."

2. Wool Runner-up Mizzles

Even if he already owns a pair of Allbirds, these would make a great gift. The high-top design and water-resistant fabric make a great addition to his winter shoe collection.

3. Tequila Lover Cocktail Kit

Does he like to celebrate taco Tuesdays with some tequila? Then this cocktail kit would be the perfect gift.

4. Herschel Supply Co. Classic Backpack

He probably needs a nice bag for the commute to work, so he'll definitely appreciate this classic backpack from Herschel Supply Co. It's roomy enough for a laptop, a pair of shoes and all the essentials he'll want to bring with him.

5. Amazon Echo Dot

Anyone on your list will love this popular smart speaker. With its compact design and crisp sound, users can enjoy music, audiobooks and podcasts instantly.

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This gift guide was originally published on Nov. 17, 2017.