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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Gifts for in-laws under $25
One of the most popular picks from Cyber Monday, this 12-pound weighted blanket is not only affordable, but promises to be beneficial as well. Wrapping the wearer in a 12-pound hug, this blanket can alleviate stress and soothe them while they fall asleep, or while lounging on the couch.
For an affordable personalized gift that will tie in with their decor, gift them this stack of books that can list their furry friends, the order of their family tree or name all their grandkids. With the option to choose from number of books, the ribbon surrounding the books, a font and whether or not a charm adorns the side, there's no shortage of detail that goes into this gift.
Game nights just got better with this trivia game that asks questions about every decade, to test knowledge about who knows what. With questions like "What is a meme," or ones surrounding eight-tracks and transistor radios, this game is sure to be informative and fun.
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!
What do you get the father-in-law who has it all? A mug that tells him just how lucky he is to have you in his life, of course! This comedic mug is perfect for those that have close relationships with their in-laws and can be a great gag gift or a meaningful item he'll cherish forever.
Show your mother-in-law how much you appreciate her with this funny unicorn mug. It's inexpensive and also dishwasher- and microwave-safe.
Photo gifts are always some of the most thoughtful ones around, and if your in-law is into puzzles, they will definitely appreciate this 48-piece puzzle that measures 8"x10" when assembled. The durable glossy paperboard can be customized with any photo and text you want, and it can double as both a gift and a commitment to get together soon to put it together as a group.
Whether they have a love for nature, is an avid reader or both, your in-law 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."
For the men in your family, this gift set is a great way to upgrade their grooming arsenal. It contains a face wash, shaving cream and maximum hydrator gel. According to the brand, it's great for guys with extremely dry to combination oily skin.
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.
Anyone on your in-law list will love this popular smart speaker. With its compact design and crisp sound, users can enjoy music, audiobooks and podcasts instantly.
Gifts for in-laws under $50
If they haven't already caved and indulged in this water bottle that has taken the internet and many by storm, gift it to them this holiday season. Dishwasher-safe, reviewers love this Stanley Quencher because it "fits in my cupholder perfectly" and it's "the perfect size," ample for anyone who hates filling and refilling their water bottle multiple times a day.
Shopping for an in-law that has a major sweet tooth? These holiday cheer cupcakes from Baked by Melissa might be just what they need. They include mouthwatering flavors such as Christmas Cookie, Caramel Hot Cocoa, and Chocolate Blackout.
For the in-law who always brings the wine to the party, this brand says the Winesulator will keep the contents at the perfect temperature making it a great option for outdoor barbecues, picnics and more.
This hot sauce kit from Uncommon Goods has raving reviews and is worth purchasing for any in-law that loves a bit of spice in their life. Each custom hot sauce is meant to highlight flavor instead of just being spicy, and they can name their creations whatever they'd like.
Whether she's constantly on the go or looking to change up her skin routine, pamper your mother-in-law with this bestselling travel kit from Tula. The set includes their "cult-classic" face cleanser, moisturizing cream, exfoliating sugar scrub and vitamin C serum. Plus, the brand says each bottle is TSA-friendly!
If your daughter-, mother- or sister-in-law loves to travel, they'll be thankful for this pretty jewelry case. It'll help her keep track of all her baubles while she's on the road.
Stylish, classic and affordable, these sweet huggie hoops from BaubleBar's Everyday Fine collection come in three different sizes and are perfect for any occasion. Your in-law will love wearing these pretty, delicate earrings all year long.
Want to send a subtle hint that you'd like your in-laws to whip up some of their best family recipes? This custom ceramic dish is a sweet gift that you can also benefit from. It has a heart graphic in the middle, can be customized with one line of text and comes in three colors (red, navy and turquoise). Plus, it's microwave-, oven- and dishwasher-safe.
If you're hoping to avoid splurging on AirPods, we'd recommend looking into these wireless earbuds. They've racked up over 70,000 reviews on Amazon, with shoppers commenting on their solid sound quality for the price, as well as their ability to easily pair to smartphones.
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 they'll actually want to receive as a gift.
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.
You can never have enough turtlenecks! Any of the women in your family will appreciate having this cozy piece in her arsenal when she's getting dressed on chilly mornings.
For the in-law who is fascinated by stories from around the world, why not gift them a monthly peek into the most fascinating stories about people, nature and the planet from National Geographic.
For those who need a little R&R, these "chill pills" are loaded with jojoba, safflower and hemp seed oils to guarantee a relaxing, luxurious soak.
If your in-law is the type whose house is always in perfect shape, they will appreciate this coffee table book from design expert and interior designer Athena Calderone.
Let them know you feel honored to be part of the family with this sweet sign for their home.
Looking for something cozy and cute to give to your in-laws? A photo pillow is always a great option! Available in six colors (our fave is called sky blue), this one from Minted can feature multiple photos. It also comes with a removable, washable cover, so it's low maintenance and easy to clean.
Help your in-laws show off their family pride with a personalized tree-of-life portrait that lists all the members of the family. It can fit up to 25 names and a last name under the tree trunk, and it'll definitely be a nice conversation starter at the next family function.
Gifts for in-laws under $75
If you have an in-law that loves to sit and read for hours, a pair of soft, pile-lined slippers could make the experience even more enjoyable.
If they love a unique gift, this kit might be the perfect thing for them. Using their favorite vodka as a base, they can make a batch of their very own aromatic gin and show it off to guests that are visiting over the holidays (or keep it all for themselves, no judgement here).
Grandparents can never get enough snuggles with their grand-babies, and this special blanket from Demdaco is made just for grandmothers who want to soak up all the quality family time they can get. It has the phrase "Grandma's cuddle blanket" on it and comes with a built-in pocket to warm your feet.
For the grill master in the group, buy this monogrammed branding tool. It'll sear your favorite backyard chef's initials into each steak they cook, adding a personal touch to future barbecues. Just keep in mind it costs more depending on how many initials you want.
If your in-law loves tennis but doesn't love running all over the court these days, it might be time to turn their attention to pickleball. The racquet sport is great for all ages, and it's almost a cross between tennis and Ping-Pong.
Anyone with a green thumb will appreciate this box of plants that'll breathe new life into their home. The set comes with several 4-in. plants (between 5 and 20, depending on your preference) in grow pots and includes care cards to help the new plant parents take extra good care of them. The site also offers subscriptions so you can also shower your in-laws with a monthly supply of plants!
Can't make it home for the holidays? Sending a sweet treat to your in-laws isn't a bad consolation prize. You might have seen Daisy Cakes on "Shark Tank" before. The South Carolina-based business is known for making decadent desserts that satisfy even the strongest sweet tooth, like this four-tiered chocolate cake that's made from scratch. It ships nationwide, so you can send it to whatever corner of the country your in-laws reside in.
Gifts for in-laws under $100
For the budding photographer or the family member who enjoys capturing memories, give them the gift of instant gratification this holiday season with this film camera that prints out photos instantly. Photos have a removable peel-and-stick back for making scrapbooks that much easier.
Shopping for an adventurous couple that loves to try new foods? Meal kits are a great way to introduce them to new dinner ideas. Purple Carrot is a clean-eating meal-kit delivery company that specializes in plant-based recipes and gluten-free and high-protein meals. Starting at $50, you can help your in-laws order their first kit and give them the opportunity to avoid that recurring nightly fight over what's for dinner.
Calling all wine lovers! Your in-laws will have hours of endless fun hosting their friends for wine tastings with this interactive experience. Here's how it works: Each player brings a bottle of their favorite wine from an approved list that comes with the game, and players take turns guessing the grape and origin of each one. Just make sure your in-laws invite you over to test it out!
We can't think of anyone on our shopping list that wouldn't appreciate a relaxing foot massage. InvoSpa's Shiatsu Foot Massager lets them sit back, kick their feet up and unwind as the device kneads out all the stress and calms tight muscles. It has three programs and two massage modes so you can customize your massage completely.
Nostalgic gifts are always well received, and 23andMe's Ancestry kit can help in-laws dig deeper into their past and discover their roots. The popular kit traces ancestry and DNA and helps you map out your family tree with ease. It's a great bonding activity you can do together!
Take their workout routine to the next level with this smart jump rope that features technology to track their jumps and syncs with their phone for accurate recording.
The gift of relaxation is always ideal. With a SpaFinder gift card, they can find a nearby spa and set up a couples massage or any other service that appeals to them. They'll walk away feeling zen and will definitely remember the sweet gesture.
Gifts for in-laws under $150
Take the heavy lifting out of date night and plan it yourself with this surf & turf dinner for two! With two lobster tails and two filet mignon steaks, they can opt to have this meal in its entirety or as two separate date nights. This meal is from the New York City-based Luke's Lobster, but they'll feel like they're dining in New England with this pick.
Anything that makes cooking easier is OK in our book, and this unique sauté pan has a raised lip that makes flipping food a breeze. It's perfect for in-laws that love experimenting in the kitchen and comes in three sizes: 8.5”, 10” and 12.” It has a lifetime warranty, is dishwasher-safe and has a durable nonstick surface that's easy to clean. Plus, it's built to use with induction, electric and gas ranges.
If your sister-, mother- or daughter-in-law is 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.
Whether your in-laws love to go camping or take day trips, they will need a sturdy bag that can carry all their travel essentials. Yeti's Camino 35 Carryall has plenty of storage space with dividers and two interior zippered pockets. It's also made of a waterproof, easy-to-clean material that'll outlast years of adventures.
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-in. screen to video chat, display photos, display recipes — you name it!
Gifts for in-laws over $150
For a gift that will truly impress your in-laws, gift them an always impressive bottle of Stag's Leap. This one has notes of raspberry and nutmeg, along with an aftertaste of red fruits and berries.
Give them a good excuse to take a much needed vacation with an Amtrak gift card. You can choose to cover a portion of or all of their trip. Plus, this gift card never expires, so they can even use it across multiple trips if they choose.
There's nothing quite like sinking into some cozy sheets after a long, hard day, and Cozy Earth somehow managed to combine comfort and breathability with this remarkable set. Reviewers have said that they're like "heaven on earth" and are "simply the best sheets, bar none," so they're ideal for the in-laws who like to prioritize their ZZZs. The set comes with one flat and one fitted sheet and two pillowcases, and is made with a soft, moisture-wicking bamboo fabric.
If your in-laws love coffee, gift them with this single-serve coffee maker from Breville. At only 8 in. wide and just a foot tall, the Nespresso coffee machine is sleek enough to sit comfortably right on the countertop and has gained a reputation for making the perfect cup of rich-tasting coffee. It also comes with 12 pods for them to try out.
Sure, cleaning can be therapeutic sometimes, but more often than not it's just a total drag, and that's why we've always had a weakness for robotic vacuums that take care of the job for us. This one from Eureka would make a nice splurge gift. The powerful device sucks up everything from crumbs to pet hair on hard floors and low-pile carpets and can be used in conjunction with the Eureka app, Alexa or Google Assistant or with a remote control.
An air purifier might not seem like the most sentimental or exciting gift possible, but it's an ultra-thoughtful present all the same, especially during a global pandemic. Honeywell's popular HPA300 model covers up to 465 square feet of space and filters rooms up to five times per hour, so it's perfect for large gathering spaces and can help ensure your in-laws have a happy, healthy holiday season.