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.
Under $25 | Under $50 | Under $75 | Under $100 | Under $150 | Worth the splurge
Gifts for in-laws under $25
Personalized Stacked Books
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.
Boomers vs. Millennials Card Game
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!
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.
Mother-in-Law Unicorn Mug
Show your mother-in-law how much you appreciate her with this funny unicorn mug. It's inexpensive and also dishwasher- and microwave-safe.
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."
Clinique Men Starter Kit Daily Intense Hydration
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.
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.
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 223,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, with shoppers commenting on their solid sound quality for the price, as well as their ability to easily pair to smartphones.
Gifts for in-laws under $50
Altavida 12-Pound Weighted Blanket
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.
Stanley Adventure Quencher 40oz. Water Bottle
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 year. 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.
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.
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.
Uncommon Goods Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
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.
Tula On-The-Go Best Sellers Travel Kit
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!
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.
Bauble Bar Verbena 18K Gold Huggie Earrings
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
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
InvoSpa Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine with Heat
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.
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.
Uncommon Goods Homemade Gin Kit
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 (or keep it all for themselves, no judgement here).
Demdaco Grandma & Me Foot Pocket Blanket
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.
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 four-inch plants 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
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
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. 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.
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!
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.
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.
Gifts for in-laws under $150
Canon Instant Film Camera
For the budding photographer or the family member who enjoys capturing memories, give them the gift of instant gratification this year with this film camera that prints out photos instantly. Photos have a removable peel-and-stick back for making scrapbooks that much easier.
Goldbelly Surf and Turf Meal
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gifts for in-laws over $150
Stag's Leap 2019 Fay Cabernet Sauvignon
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.
Amtrak Gift Card
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.
Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set
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 zzz's. The set comes with one flat and one fitted sheet and two pillowcases, and is made with a soft, moisture-wicking bamboo fabric.
Nespresso Vertuo Matte Single by Breville
If your in-laws love coffee, gift them with this single-serve coffee maker from Breville. At only eight inches 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.
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 year.