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49 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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Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2021 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!

Gifts for In-Laws Under $25

Family First Script Tabletop Canvas Print

Whether they place it in their bedroom, on the fireplace mantel or in the kitchen, this tabletop canvas print is sure to make your in-laws smile every time they pass it. The 6"x6" canvas can fit five of your favorite photos and has the phrase "Family First" smack dab in the middle. Plus, the black-and-white design is ultra classic.

Vistaprint Custom Puzzle

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.

"The Overstory," by Richard Powers

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."

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.

Palm Body Brush

This body brush is a great gift for the in-law who 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.

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!

Hugs & Kisses Engraved Candy Jar

Shopping for an in-law that has a major sweet tooth? A personalized candy jar is a thoughtful and practical gift option. This one from Personalization Mall can be engraved with any name and a two-line message. You'll get extra bonus points if you fill it up with their favorite candy, too!

Being My Father-In-Law Mug

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.

Gifts for In-Laws Under $50

Made With Love Personalized Ceramic Bakeware

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.

Tozo Wireless Earbuds

If you're hoping to avoid splurging on AirPods, we'd recommend looking into these wireless earbuds. They've racked up over 37,000 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 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 they'll actually want to receive as a gift.

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.

Chunky Knit Turtleneck Sweater

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.

Amazon Echo Dot

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.

National Geographic One-Year Subscription

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.

Ouai Chill Pill Bath Bombs

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.

Bauble Bar Niata 11mm Small 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 in-law will love wearing these pretty, delicate earrings all year long.

Minnetonka Pile-Lined Hardsole Slippers

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. Styles start at $49.45 on Amazon.

"Live Beautiful," by Athena Calderone

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.

Bravo Sierra Starter Set

For the men in your family, this holiday gift set is a great way to restock their grooming arsenal. It contains deodorant body spray, traditional deodorant, hair paste, face moisturizer and shaving cream all in one box.

"Family" Rustic Wood Sign

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

Minted Photo Pillow

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.

Dearfoams Nana and Papa Bear Slippers

Could these be any cuter? We didn't think so. If you've got kids (or you're announcing that you're adding to the family), your in-laws will be thrilled to wear these with pride. It certainly helps that they're nice and comfy, too, and have cushioned insoles with memory foam. They're even machine washable!

Sommify Interactive Blind Wine Tasting Experience

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!

Family Tree Of Life Personalized Wall Art

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

Demdaco Grandma & Me Foot Pocket Blanket

Grandparents can never get enough snuggles with their grandbabies, 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.

Felt Wine Carrier

For the in-law who's always toting around wine, this bag is likely a lifesaver. Available as both a single and duo carrier, they 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!

Tequila Lover Cocktail Kit

Do they love to celebrate taco Tuesdays with some tequila? Then this cocktail kit would be the perfect gift.

Small Travel Jewelry Case

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.

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 they cook, adding a personal touch to future barbecues. Just keep in mind it costs more depending on how many initials you want.

Pickleball Paddle Set

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.

Horti Order a Jungle

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!

Daisy Cakes Daisy's Chocolate Cake

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.

Purple Carrot Meal Service

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. For $72, you can order your in-laws a kit that contains three recipes (they serve two people), giving them the opportunity to avoid that recurring nightly fight over what's for dinner.

Gifts for In-Laws Under $100

23andMe Ancestry + Traits Service

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!

Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Robe

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.

Tangram Factory LED Smart Rope

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.

Onscreen Spark

Keeping in touch with your in-laws just got a lot easier! Onscreen lets you host video calls right from your TV using your phone, so you can get a much better view of loved ones with high-quality video and audio. The system works with iOS or Android and comes with everything you need to get started including a camera, HDMI cable and base.

SpaFinder Gift Card

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.

Radical Pan

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.

Gifts for In-Laws Under $150

Yeti Camino Carryall

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.

Casper Hyperlite Sheets

There's nothing quite like sinking into some cozy sheets after a long, hard day, and Casper somehow managed to combine comfort and cooling with this remarkable set. The brand calls them their "coolest sheets yet" and they're ideal for in-laws that are constantly at odds over the temperature in the bedroom. The set comes with one flat and one fitted sheet and two pillowcases, and is made with a breathable TENCEL Lyocell fabric.

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-in. screen to video chat, display photos, display recipes — you name it!

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.

Allbirds 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.

Lifepro Serenity Shiatsu Foot Massager Recovery Machine

We can't think of anyone on our shopping list that wouldn't appreciate a relaxing foot massage. Lifepro's Serenity 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 massage programs, two massage modes and 15 intensity levels so you can customize your massage completely.

Gifts for In-Laws Over $150

Eureka Groove Robot Vacuum Cleaner

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.

Honeywell HPA300 HEPA Air Purifier

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.

The Tchibo Coffee Machine

If your in-laws love coffee, gift them with this single-serve bean-to-brew coffee maker from Tchibo, a company well known for its aromatic roasts in Germany since the '40s and which recently debuted here in the States. At only 7 in. wide and just a foot tall, the Tchibo coffee machine is sleek enough to sit comfortably right on the countertop, and no pods means no waste. Also comes with two 30-oz. bags of whole-bean Tchibo coffee.

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