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. (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
- Best mother-in-law gifts under $50
- Best mother-in-law gifts under $100
- Best mother-in-law gifts over $100
Best mother-in-law gifts under $25
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.
For the woman who loves hosting, this butter board is the perfect element for her kitchen. It comes with 10 pieces to place a tasty collection of cheeses and charcuterie.
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.
Make her medication schedule ultra-chic with this floral pill case. The squared box comes with 12 small compartments to store her vitamins and tablets. It's a great gift if she's always traveling and needs a way to never forget her routine. (Right now, you can get 35 percent off with the code TAKE35.)
For the mother-in-law who likes their jewelry understated, this leaf stud is the perfect hint of glam, without being overwhelming.
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 fun and useful.
Give her the gift of luxurious sleep with these silk eye masks. They come in 10 different colors and patterns so you can choose the one that best matches her aesthetic.
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.
Best mother-in-law gifts under $50
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.
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.
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 chef or enjoys creating charcuterie boards for movie night, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who wouldn't want to receive pajamas? This set features a classic holiday print, and they're made out a special fabric that is specifically designed to keep you cool and comfortable at night (aka, no more overheating while sleeping), according to the brand.
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.
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.
If she likes to start and end her day with a cup of tea, this heated mug kit is perfect for her. It has a "zero-gravity safety switch" pad which only turns on when the mug is placed down so she can avoid any accidental burns (we've all been there).
If she loves her jewelry, she'll appreciate this personalized jewelry case. Add your meaningful three-letter design in a variety of color combinations.
Best mother-in-law gifts under $100
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.
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.
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.
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.
With winter just around the corner, these cozy Ugg slides are the perfect slippers for lounging around the house. They're made with a luxurious blend of sheepskin and come in three different shades including beige, gray and black.
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.
This charming collection brings six mini perfumes from Tocca's most popular fragrances. The luxury set combines notes of citrus, florals and sweet scents for a seductive aroma.
Add personality to her jewelry repertoire 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.
If she's into knitting, this gift will entertain her during the holidays. The kit comes with eight knitting needles and a pattern language and format to construct this cozy sweater.
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 card 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
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.
This gift box has everything she needs to create the coziest environment, including a birchwood candle, matches, picture frame (for her favorite photo of the happy couple) and a blanket to snuggle in. You can customize it by choosing to add more items to the gift set you know she'd like. Additional products include everything from snacks to glassware.
Get her a real dutch oven to match the candle-sized version above. It holds over 5 quarts and is deep enough to make everything from bread to pasta to stew for the whole family.
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.
She can be comfortable and stylish with these flats from Birdies. The seasonal pair features a no-slip rubber, embellishments and luxurious velvet for a more sophisticated finish.
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.
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