She raised your significant other (perhaps even treats you and/or your children like her own), and Mother’s Day presents the perfect opportunity to express your gratitude and show how much you care about her.
From pretty little somethings (a pop of blush, maybe?) to more grandiose gestures (a piece of jewelry or cookware proves the perfect heirloom), read on for a range of mother-in-law gifts she’ll treasure long beyond May.
Mother's Day beauty and self-care gifts for your mother-in-law
If she is in need of some quality zzzs, this weighted eye mask could make a great addition to her sleep routine. According to the brand, the inner removable glass bead bag can help to relieve pressure points. For ultimate relaxation, she can heat up the mask in the microwave or for a cooling effect, place it in the freezer.
After years of taking care of others, she deserves to take care of herself and this box has everything she needs to do it. There are seven types of boxes to choose from and each comes with something cozy she can wear, a calming body wash or soap and more relaxing goodies.
These eye masks from Wander Beauty are ideal for any MIL who may claim her children are the reason for her under-eye bags. The masks are said to offer brightening and hydrating properties and promise to reduce the appearance of dark circles to make your MIL look wide awake in no time.
Elevate her days while keeping her hands soft and supple with some pretty hand creams from Paint & Petals. The set comes with raves from customers who can’t get enough of the creams’ “gorgeous designs” and “amazing scents” (and they ring in at only $7 a tube).
This luxurious set from Luseta is like skin care, but for your hair. It features the brand’s color-safe Biotin & Collagen Shampoo and Conditioner chock-full of vitamin B7 biotin, hydrolyzed collagen and argan oil for stronger, fuller, healthier strands. There’s also a special oil treatment for an added strengthening boost.
We love this set from Bath & Body Works as another way to show your gratitude, while allowing her to wash, moisturize and spritz her way blissful with one of the brand’s signature spring scents. It also comes pre-packaged so you don’t need to worry about wrapping; just add a bow and go!
For the MIL who loves her bath time, this adjustable caddy sits perfectly along any tub and features an integrated wine glass holder.
If she loves a good manicure, she’s sure to appreciate this limited-edition set from Deborah Lippmann, featuring a range of six Gel Lab Pro Nail Colors in celebration of spring. The lacquer names, including ‘Jolene,’ ‘How Do I Live,’ and ‘Cowboy Take Me Away,’ are almost as fun as the colors themselves.
She deserves nothing but the best, so why not show it with a curation of bestsellers from Lush? This set in particular boasts four clean body care favorites for taking her shower from blah to ahhhh.
They say the eyes have it, or at least they will with Dior’s shimmering selection of Backstage Eye Palettes. ‘Amber Neutrals’ includes a mix of warm and fiery shades and is sure to keep her dazzling from sunset to sundown.
Surprise and delight with this sensory assortment from Jo Malone, including travel-sized versions of the brand’s beloved English Pear & Freesia Cologne, Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body Cream and Lime Basil & Mandarin Scented Candle. We also love the Jo Malone Charity Candles for a gift that gives back.
Make her blush with this bestselling, refillable pod from the organic beauty brand Kjaer Weis. The creamy, blendable formula is extremely flattering (it glides right over fine lines and blemishes) and the shades are perfect for creating a natural-looking flush (we’re currently loving ‘Blossoming’ for spring).
If she's always heading to the salon for a blowout, this hair tool might be a total game-changer for her beauty routine. It's the new-and-improved version of Revlon's bestselling tool and it features a slimmer and sleeker head, which helps it get closer to the root (and deliver tons of volume).
This set from Fresh is like a facial in a box, featuring the brand’s Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner, Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream, Rose Deep Hydration Oil-Infused Serum and Soy Face Cleanser for restoring and nourishing skin back to health. It’s recommended for normal, dry, combination and oily skin types, so there’s no guesswork required.
Elizabeth Arden’s ‘Red Door’ is a fragrance classic, described by the brand as a “glamorous and elegant” mélange of rich florals such as freesia, red roses and orchids. Perfect for the mother-in-law who has everything, the signature red door design will also make a beautiful addition to her bureau.
Treat her to touchable, lustrous locks with this nourishing bundle from Aveda, including the brand’s Nutriplenish Shampoo, Nutriplenish Conditioner and Leave-In Conditioner. The latter is one of our everyday essentials for keeping hair healthy and tangle-free. It also provides added protection against damage caused by heat styling, according to the brand.
Mother's Day kitchen and home gifts for your mother-in-law
Whether she lives in a noisy city or has a snoring bed partner, this affordable gadget could help her get a better night's rest. The sound machine has 20 non-looping soothing sounds and six sleep timer options. Plus, it features 32 volume settings so she can customize the level of white noise.
For the host with the most, consider this wooden serve board from Target’s Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Collection. Two-sided handles make for easy carrying, while variegated grains bring natural warmth to any spread.
Whether she prefers to read her books on her Kindle while she's in bed or enjoys watching videos on her iPad, this tablet stand will seriously upgrade her experience.
There’s nothing like a vibrant dish towel to brighten up the kitchen! This veggie-themed set from Anthropologie includes three playful, yet still polished designs for refreshing her space in a pinch.
For a smaller yet still impactful gift, consider this striking wellness journal from Papier’s own Mother of Pearl designer collaboration. The brand also offers matching planners and notecard sets, all of which can be monogrammed for a personal touch.
If she has a green thumb, she’s sure to make good use of these colorful (and protective) gloves from Womanswork, beloved for their durable fabric and bold floral pattern.
Send her a gift she’ll treasure forever with a video book from Heirloom, which can be customized with videos featuring special memories and messages from her life and loved ones. Available in 16 designs, each book plays up to 10 minutes of videos and photos for preserving life’s precious moments.
Show her how much you care with a fresh bouquet of flowers. This elegant arrangement from 1-800 Flowers will put a smile on her face and add a pop of color to her space. Looking for more floral arrangements? Shop select finds for 25% off when you use the code TODAY25 at checkout.
Keep the ‘Mother of Pearl’ theme going with this timeless set of photo frames from Pottery Barn, available in three sizes for putting her favorite people and memories on display. Each piece is made of real mother of pearl for a one-of-a-kind design.
Give her the gift of a big hug whenever she wants one with this ultra-soft knit throw from Barefoot Dreams. It comes in seven different shades for all of her snuggling needs.
Keep her coffee warm with this smart mug from Ember. Not only will it look sleek sitting on her coffee table, but it connects to an app that can be used to control her mug’s temperature and minimize trips to the microwave throughout the day.
There’s nothing like a little Le Creuset to make your favorite cook or baker’s day. This set in particular includes three nesting dishes for putting all of her family recipes on display.
When it comes to kitchen convenience, it doesn’t get much easier than this smart oven from Breville, which features eight preset functions (toast, bagel, bake, roast, broil, pizza, cookies and reheat) and smart internal-sensor technology that automatically adjusts power and calculates cooking durations for getting it right every time.
This gift is perfect for any MILs who want to see their grandbabies more often — it features video calling and messaging, so she can see her loved ones (virtually) whenever she wants.
Mother's Day food and delivery gifts for your mother-in-law
If she’s the type to put honey in her tea (or really on anything), Bona Fortuna is here to put a smile on her face with a new selection of organic honey blends from Italy. The brand’s Sicilian Lemon Blossom Honey and Wildflower Honey are among our top picks for biscuits and brews.
For little extras and curated baskets, consider some tasting squares from Vine to Bar, infused with the nutrients left in freshly squeezed grapes during the wine-making process. The tart cherry blend is equal parts sweet and gourmand, while the brand’s Gift Bundle is great for bigger gifts and spreading the joy.
There’s nothing to satiate a refined palette like a good bottle of wine. This ‘White’ from Avaline, made from organic grapes, is dry, yet still refreshing, with a hint of citrus and a crisp finish for sipping her cares away.
For the chocolate lover, we love this ‘flight’ of delectables from Harbor Sweets, including truffles and other creations made of rich 70 percent cacao and notes of local wildflower honey. A portion of each sale is donated to the Pollinator Partnership to promote the health of bee pollinators.
Olive oil is the ultimate cooking and dining companion, and this blend from Olivo Amigo looks almost as good as it tastes. It’s made of Nevadillo olives with aromas of green grass and tomato with delicate tinges of fig and apple for all of her cooking, mixing and dipping needs.
Maman has made a name for itself (not to mention a spot on Oprah’s Favorite Things List) for chewy-on-the-inside, slightly-crispy-on-the-outside cookies that tantalize the tastebuds and warm the soul. This spring variety showcases the brand’s Nutty Chocolate Cookie, 'Egg in Nest' Coconut Oatmeal Cookie, and new Vegan Sesame Tahini Dark Chocolate Cookie nestled sweetly in the brand’s signature gifting box.
For cupcakes, you can’t go wrong with this BYO, as in Build-Your-Own, cupcake assortment from Crumbs Bakeshop. Just choose up to three different flavors (each comes as a pair), from options like Blackout, Grasshopper, and Raspberry Swirl, and wait for the compliments to roll in.
Add some Mediterranean flair to her meals with this tasting from Seed + Mill, including a creamy, delicious mix of Organic Tahini (perfect for drizzling and spreading to her heart’s desire) and two flavors of nutty halvah.
For the prim and proper MIL who loves a good cuppa, this fun set from Tea Forte was curated with the New York Botanical Garden and includes a mini petite presentation box, a yellow porcelain cafe cup and lid and a yellow tea tray with a gold monogram. Pinkies up!
Speaking of mixing and dipping, the fruity vinegars in this yummy lineup from Kosterina are bursting with flavor in every bottle. We especially love them for adding a touch of sweetness to salads and desserts.
Try treating her to a southern delicacy with a bounty of buttermilk blends from Nashville’s own Biscuit Love. You can complement the doughy, flaky pastry with the brand’s renowned jams or gravy.
Who isn't a fan of charcuterie? This savory crate is packed with salami, crackers, cheese, dried figs and honey, so she can enjoy a complete crate that likely tastes as good as it looks.
Mother's Day style gifts for your mother-in-law
Ensure she always has a cute tote on hand with a reusable bag from Baggu. Each carries two to three plastic grocery bags worth of goods and can be folded for easy stashing in her pocket, purse, or car. We’re currently crushing the Patchwork Floral design. There’s also a Sunshine Fruit three-pack for brighter days and bigger hauls.
The ideal house slipper for any MIL, this pair features a memory foam insole and rubber sole and can be worn indoors or outside.
Personalize a ring (or five) for your mother-in-law with the names of her children and grandchildren. Warning: she may shed a tear or two when she opens this gift.
Perfect for weekend trips to the local farmers market or a day at the pool with the grandkids, this tote bag can be personalized with her name or favorite nickname and it's super sturdy, too.
Remind her of her roots (after all, they started it all) with a custom Birth Flower Necklace from Made by Mary, available in three finishes and backed by close to 1,000 reviews. We also love this subtle, yet still proud ‘Grandma’ Disc Necklace as a treasured gift from the grandkids.
For any MILs out there who also have fur babies, this sweet bracelet is a nice gift to give this Mother’s Day. It’s simple, fun and made with love.
She can keep her jewelry looking brand new with the help of this set from Shinery. It comes with Radiance Wash to cleanse pieces while you wear it, Illuminating Pom to gently polish and Radiance Towelettes to keep it fresh on the move.
For the frequent beach or pool goer, you can’t go wrong with a sleek swimsuit, and Summersalt’s ‘The Sidestroke’ is one of the most flattering styles on the scene. There are 11 colors and combos to choose from, including a long torso option, for getting the design and fit just right.
Give her the gift of a better night’s sleep with some pajamas from Bedhead. This classic stretch jersey set from the brand’s collaboration with Trina Turk is as chic as it is cozy for lounging and scooping up the morning paper in style.
Birdies' ‘The Starling’ slippers will have her feeling like a celebrity inside her own home and are made with a durable sole for the occasional outdoor roam.
Allbirds is another one of our go-tos for comfortable sneakers that don’t skimp on style. Available in eight color combos, the brand’s ‘Tree Lounger’ slip-on is made with a lightweight eucalyptus tree fiber for sustainability and breathability, and can be thrown in the washing machine for easy cleaning.
Give her another reason to escape with this stylish travel duffel bag from Vera Bradley, consciously crafted with recycled cotton and various zip-compartments for added storage. For a complementary or smaller gift, we also rely on the brand’s Three-Piece Cosmetic Organizers to keep makeup and other small items clean and organized at home and on the go.