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 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. (P.S. Don't forget to find a special something for the other members of your extended family, specifically your father-, sister- and brother-in-law!)
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Best mother-in-law gifts under $25
If she likes to take it easy like Sunday morning every morning, she'll appreciate this uniquely floral jam from V Smiley Preserves. With vivid, herbaceous hints of each namesake ingredient, this'll taste fantastic on everything from buttery toast to decadent cheese.
A little comfort goes a long way, and these shower steamers (a recent Shop TODAY Gifts We Love winner) work overtime in that department. "They are so easy to use, smell amazing and make a great gift for anyone who could use a little self-care and relaxation,” emphasizes production associate Audrey Ekman.
Your mother-in-law would appreciate this if she's a bookworm with a penchant for interior design. This set of books will be the perfect addition to her coffee table and can be personalized with up to 10 letters max.
Lip balm is a reliable stocking stuffer, given how chapped we tend to get during colder stretches. Make sure her pucker's well prepared for what's ahead with a quartet of Burt's Bees bestselling lip balm tubes — one for each of her purses.
Say bonjour to La Roche Posay and au revoir to dry, cracked hands. This hand lotion from the French skin care line, which was recently recognized on Google's Holiday 100 as a top gift of the season, will help her instantly feel luxurious. The best part is that it's affordable too, so you won't break the bank.
Who doesn't love a certified Oprah fave? Barefoot Dreams is most renowned for their fluffy blankets and comfy loungewear, but this pair of plush CozyChic socks landed on the mogul's Favorite Things list this year.
For the mother-in-law wanting to create a gallery wall, but doesn't know where to get started, gift her with these reusable photo tiles. From Mixtiles, these frames come without the fuss, as they're placed on the wall with a sticker (that doesn't cause damage to their walls!)
If she's indecisive, the reusable stick and place method allows her to arrange and rearrange as needed.
Does she enjoy the art of cooking but loves a scented kitchen? Give her a two-for-one surprise with this quirky candle. The banana nut bread scent will bring back memories, while the small pot design matches her food passion. This candle is made with soy wax which will last longer and burn slower.
For the mother-in-law who likes their jewelry understated, this leaf stud is the perfect hint of glam, without being overwhelming.
A well-made shawl can elevate practically any special occasion outfit. Available in 38 colorways, this versatile wrap offers ample coverage can be worn in a variety of ways.
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.
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.
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 elevated and useful! If you want to make a more complete gift out of it, pair it with some quality whole coffee beans.
For a gift that's just as sweet as she is, give her a batch of cookies from Magnolia Bakery that put a twist on their classic banana pudding recipe.
Pair this with the book that’s topping her “to be read” list, or with a gift card to her favorite indie bookstore. Made out of glass, the bookshop features a snowy roof along with books in the window.
“If you have a book lover on your Christmas list, they’ll love it,” said one reviewer.
Best mother-in-law gifts under $50
Give her the gift of luxurious sleep with these silky eye masks. They come in 10 different colors and patterns so you can choose the one that's in her favorite hue.
Google's Holiday 100 list notes that interest for this decorative Jonathan Adler tray upticks near the holidays, making it a must-have for gifting.
Available in a unique pattern, it can serve as a catch-all for keys, cards and more, or a stand-alone decor piece on a front or coffee table.
Help her put her most stylish and convenient foot forward-with one of these belt bags. This style from Lululemon seemed to ignite a flame in terms of bringing back fanny packs, even continuing into this year, with searches spiking up 650% for the viral bag.
Everyone has tons of photos sitting on their phone, so why not turn them into timeless decor and surprise someone special this year? Upload your photo via mobile or desktop for a gorgeous canvas displaying your love for the world (or just your home) to see.
If she has trouble sleeping, she's sure to appreciate this machine that gives her the choice of six soothing sounds to lull her to sleep. It also has an auto-shut off timer and will stop after 15, 30 or 60 minutes.
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.
Whether she considers herself to be an at-home Julie Child or enjoys creating charcuterie boards for hosting duties, your mother-in-law will love this beautiful custom cutting board from Etsy.
Give her a glow-up with this four-piece kit of serum and moisturizer. The set brings a serum and moisturizer (both loaded with hyaluronic acid and marine collagen) for morning and evening routines. The brand states that both products target fine lines and wrinkles.
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.
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.
Kendra Scott has many gifts that anyone would love, including your mother-in-law. This cuff bracelet is available in four different stones and would add the perfect amount of sparkle to any look.
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.
Best mother-in-law gifts under $100
If she loves her jewelry, she'll appreciate this personalized jewelry case. Add your meaningful three-letter design in a variety of color combinations.
A plunge in temperature probably means she's pulling out her tea stash more regularly than before. This bestselling electric kettle will have her water boiling in just minutes, which means cozier sips will be sooner had.
For the woman who's never fully dressed without a smile (and an glamorous accessory or two), this adjustable bolo bracelet from Anna Zuckerman will be the perfect fit (literally and figuratively). Better yet, you can score 25% off sitewide using the exclusive code TODAY25 at checkout.
For the mother-in-law who's constantly catching flights, gift her with these packing cubes from Away, the most-searched luggage brand over the last 12 months.
A reputable and well-loved brand, due to the high quality of their products, this packing cube set comes with six differently sized bags to help her organize a carry-on, personal item or checked bag to make the most of her space.
Your mother-in-law may already have a dedicated skin care "ritual," but we bet it's nothing quite like what Tatcha delivers. “I discovered Tatcha on social media — it was a celebrity fan-favorite," shared deputy editorial director Ali Deabler. "I fell in love with the exfoliating face wash and the Dewy Skin Cream. I use it every day and my skin is so much softer, which says a lot because I have really dry skin, especially in the winter."
Known for its easy, quick-to-clean material, this bag is loved by reviewers for beach days, road trips and other occasions where you need a sturdy bag to hold everything.
These bags reached "an all time high" in search interest in 2023, according to Google. Whether she packs it for family vacations or keeps it in her car for on-the-go access, she'll appreciate the clear pockets to keep essentials within reach.
Help her kick off a happy hour in style with these beautiful waterfall wine glasses from Anthropologie. They come in a set of four and they're handpainted.
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.
Add personality to her jewelry rotation with this unique gold ring that can be customized. The ring is nickel-free and you can add a personal message of up to 60 characters. This is a delicate way to tell her how much you care.
Turn her backyard into a place that she'll never want to leave with this award-winning tabletop fire pit.
"If you’re shopping for someone who has a small outdoor space — or who just doesn’t want to deal with the hassle of a larger fire pit — this is the gift," says senior partnerships editor Francesca Cocchi Zabloudil
Plus, interest for this specific style from Solo Stove seemed to spark a flame that just couldn't be put out, according to Google.
Surprise her with a plush, soft robe from Brooklinen. She will be wrapped in glory when she ties this robe after a steamy shower. The fabric is OEKO-TEX certified and made with Turkish cotton for a spa-like feel.
For ultimate comfort, give her these mules from Dansko. The pair will become her go-to house shoes whenever she's cleaning, lounging or running to the mailbox.
If she's a reward card hoarder, give her this elegant holder to keep in her purse. The piece is made from Italian leather and features four slots on one side and one large slot on the other side for easy organization.
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.
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 portable gift.
Best mother-in-law gifts over $100
If your mother-in-law is traditional, we suggest going with this beautiful flower arrangement from UrbanStems. It has hints of purple, with its lavender-hued roses and sprigs of aster. For some added sweetness, you can choose to include Sugarfina Pink Pineapple sweets.
Who doesn't love a matching pajama moment? Made with "seriously so so soft and comfy" Pima cotton, this scoop neck set — available in 11 patterns and sizes XXS-XXL — was made for the mother-in-law who's always ready to lounge.
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 knitted one from Bearaby.
Add some shimmer to her wardrobe with this elegant structured bag. The glittery accessory can be personalized with her favorite font, color and hue. Also, you can add a design for a little more pizzazz.
Cashmere is a safe fabric and an option for those with sensitive skin. This sweater is made from 100 percent Mongolian cashmere and feels wildly soft. Your mother-in-law will appreciate this luxury gift when she needs extra warmth during the cold months.