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34 best mother-in-law gifts of 2021: Mother-in-law gift ideas

These presents will make a great impression.
Mother in Law Gift Guide
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Whether you're best friends with your mother-in-law or not, it's not always easy finding a gift for her that fits the bill. After all, you want to get her something that she'll actually like and remember for years to come.

To help you find the perfect gift to impress your mother-in-law, we put together a list of products that any mother would love. Whether she's a world traveler or enjoys experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, we've got plenty of options for every type of mom.

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Best mother-in-law gifts under $25

1. Blomus Concrete Scented Candle

You can never go wrong with a candle and these ones come in a number of delightful fragrances like soft linen, fig, sandalwood and verbena lime. Plus the beautiful hues and understated design will look great in any space.

2. Corkcicle Air

If your mother-in-law is a wine lover, she's sure to appreciate this all-in-one tool. It'll keep her bottle at the ideal temperature and it will act as an aerator.

3. Mother-in-Law Morse Code Necklace

This jewelry piece made just for in-laws is a thoughtful gift. The artist is known for using morse code to express sentiments and spread love with the intent of bringing you closer to your loved ones.

4. UncommonGoods Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden

This aesthetically pleasing mason jar herb garden would look good in any home! This set from UncommonGoods is super easy to use, even if she's not a pro at gardening. All she needs to do is plant the seeds, fill the pre-soiled jar with water, and watch her herbs flourish.

5. Anthropologie Bistro Tiled Margot Monogram Mug

If you're in a bind and still don't know what your mother-in-law would like, keep her gift simple and get her this bestselling Art Deco-inspired mug from Anthropologie. It's fun and useful. Plus, it's J.Lo-approved!

6. "Best Mother-in-Law Ever" Wine Glass

Show your mother-in-law just how much you love her with this fun wine glass tumbler. Since it will be summer soon, this would be great for the pool or beach!

Best mother-in-law gifts under $50

1. Sarabeth's Preserves - Gift Sampler Box

For a gift that's just as sweet as she is, give her a sampling of Sarabeth's most popular fruit spreads.

2."36 Hours World" by The New York Times

Does she love to travel or have dreams of seeing the world? If so, get your mother-in-law this travel book which features over 150 different cities around the globe with suggestions for a memorable and feasible 36-hour stay.

3. Custom Cutting Board

Whether she considers herself to be an at-home chef or enjoys creating charcuterie boards for movie night, your mother-in-law will love this beautiful, custom cutting board from Etsy.

4. Pottery Barn Personalized Beaded Silver-Plated Frames

Gift your mother-in-law one of these beaded silver-plated frames and fill it with your favorite photo together. Make it even more special by personalizing it with a monogram.

5. Minted Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art

Another fun photo gift idea is this customizable heart snapshot art piece from Minted. It's a great way to showcase all of your best photos together and reminisce about fun memories.

6. Homesick Scented Candle

You can't go wrong with a Homesick scented candle. Remind your mother-in-law of home with this sweet candle. It has 60 to 80 hours of burn time, is made with soy wax and comes in a wide range of cities, states, and countries.

7. Personalized Hand Stamped Keychain

This personalized hand stamped keychain is a small but thoughtful gift to remind your mother-in-law how grateful you are for everything they do.

8. Dear Ava Mother-In-Law Spa Gift Box

This sweet gift basket from Dear Ava is the perfect gesture for the mother-in-law who forgets to take a moment for herself once in a while. It includes a lavender soy candle, two bath bombs, lavender soap and lip balm.

9. Mark & Graham Monogrammed Travel Jewelry Case

If she loves her jewelry, she'll appreciate this personalized jewelry case. Add your meaningful three-letter design in a variety of color combinations.

10. Cool Nights Long Sleeve Notch Collar PJ Set

Who wouldn't want to receive pajamas? This set is great for the summer since they're made out a special fabric that is specifically designed to keep you cool and comfortable at night.

11. Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray

Everyone deserves some "me time" once in a while. For those times when she has an extra few minutes to herself, gift her this wooden bathtub caddy tray while she enjoys a warm bath.

12. Oster Hand Mixer With HeatSoft

If she loves to bake, a hand mixer is a must! This mixer melts butter in seconds using HeatSoft technology, so it's great for last-minute baking projects. Plus, it's easy to clean since it's dishwasher safe.

13. Leaf Stud Earrings

For the mother-in-law who likes their jewelry understated, this leaf stud is the perfect hint of glam, without being overwhelming.

14. The Popcorn Factory "Socially Distant Hug" Tin

When in doubt, remember that everyone loves food. If you're looking for a thoughtful way to remind your mother-in-law how much you love her, this "socially distant hug" tin from The Popcorn Factory is a great option. It includes three different types of popcorn including butter, cheese, and caramel flavors.

15. Clinique The Chubbettes Set

For the mother-in-law that doesn't believe any look is complete without a swipe of lip color, this gift set is perfect. It includes 20 different lip color minis that range from natural nudes to festive reds.

Best mother-in-law gifts under $100

1. Relaxation gift basket

Although you normally might treat her to a day at the spa, this year you can give her all the essentials to recreate the experience at home. This set includes a face mask, bath bomb, body oil and more. Plus you can add her name to the box for an extra special touch.

2. UrbanStems "The Celeste" Flower Arrangement

If your mother-in-law is traditional, we suggest going with this beautiful flower arrangement from UrbanStems. It has hints of blue, coupled with ivory and lavender, and comes in a clear textured vase. For some added sweetness this item also comes with Sugarfina Pink Pineapple sweets.

3. Winc Gift Card

We all need a glass of wine from time to time. With a Winc gift card, you can help your in-law explore new bottles with their specialty wine subscription box. Each month they send you three bottles of wine based on the quiz you take when you first join. You can gift one, two, or three-month subscriptions.

4. Anthropologie Waterfall Wine Glasses

Help her kick off a holiday happy hour in style with these beautiful waterfall wine glasses from Anthropologie. They come in a set of four and they're hand painted.

5. Ugg Cozette Slippers

With summer just around the corner, these cozy Ugg slides are the perfect slippers for warm weather. They're made with a luxurious blend of sheepskin and come in three different shades including beige, gray and black.

6. Minted "Looking Ahead" Frame

Minted's "Looking Ahead" frame is great for those who recently got married and want to send their mother-in-law special photos from the wedding.

7. UncommonGoods Custom Travel Photo Coasters

If she enjoys traveling, gift her a set of these custom travel photo coasters so she can reminisce on all of her fun memories around the world on a regular basis.

8. Kendra Scott Davie Cuff Bracelet

Kendra Scott has many gifts that anyone would love, including your mother-in-law. This cuff bracelet is available in six different stones and would add the perfect amount of sparkle to any look.

9. Instant Pot 6-Quart Pressure Cooker

Another great kitchen staple is a pressure cooker. This Instant Pot can make everything from hard-boiled eggs to chicken dishes and cooked rice. She will love knowing she can whip up a meal in less than 30 minutes.

11. Simple Human Sensor Mirror Compact

Everyone needs a compact mirror for on-the-go appearance checks. This one by Simple Human takes compacts to the next level — seriously. With three times magnification for a hyper-clear view of every facial detail, as well as a sensor light that turns on automatically when taken out of the pouch, this mirror will surely be your mother-in-law's favorite gift.

Best mother-in-law gifts over $100

1. Bearaby Cotton Napper

In a year of high stress and restless nights, everyone will appreciate a gift that will help them get a better night's sleep. A weighted blanket promises to do just that, and your mother-in-law will love this stylish one from Bearaby.

2. Rothy's Red Flats

Rothy's has a bunch of trendy and comfortable shoes ranging from flats to sneakers. This red pair is a fun way for your mother-in-law to add a pop of color to her wardrobe. The best part? You can throw them in the washing machine when they start to get dirty.

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