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27 Gifts for Your Mother In Law That’ll Make You Her Favorite Child

Updated on November 8, 2020 Updated on Nov 8, 2020
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    It can be hard to pick the right present for your own mom. So finding gifts for a mother in law can be daunting. But a thoughtful idea can go a long way in showing that you love being part of her family. Our gift guide has some unique gifts to cement your place in her heart.

  1. Macrame Plant Hanger
  2. gifts-for-mother-in-laws-macrame-plant-hangerYou don’t need to be an interior designer to add dimension and style to a room. Case in point: these macrame plant hangers, a chic modern take on the 70s craft craze. Whether your mother in law is a modern minimalist or loves a cozy room, you can’t go wrong with hanging plants. Handmade and 100% pure cotton.

  3. Le Creuset Utensil Set
  4. gifts-for-mother-in-law-utensil-setAnyone who loves to cook lusts after premium French cookware, Le Creuset. This utensil set is super sophisticated, yet made with durable silicon for everyday scraping, mixing, scooping, and spreading. The set comes in an elegant stoneware crock and a choice of eight vibrant colors.

  5. Luggage Tags
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    When you’re traveling, a standout luggage tag is essential for quickly identifying your bag. Why not take it to another level with a classy pair of Van Gogh “Almond Blossom” tags. Made from high-quality PU leather they’re durable enough to withstand even the most spirited baggage handling.

  7. Authentic Mexican Cookbook  
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    If she’s a foodie at heart, your mother in law will love this gorgeous New York Times best-selling cookbook. Written by culinary legend, Margarita Carrillo Arronte, it’s a mega-bible of Mexican home cooking. With 700 recipes covering snacks and street food, starters and mains, pastries, drinks, and desserts. Dinner at the in-laws never looked so good.

  9. French Hand Cream Gift Set
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    This luxe gift set of French hand creams offer rich hydration due to organic shea butter, vitamin E, and argan oil. There’s a lot to love here: ethically-sourced, plant-based, not tested on animals, and free of phthalates, SLS, parabens, GMS, and BHT. Did we mention Oprah loves this brand?

  11. Indoor/Outdoor Throw Pillows
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    The only thing better than a new throw pillow is one you can also throw outside. Made of thick, durable, cotton, this 18×18 inch pair can dress up a sofa, bed, or her favorite porch chair. The neutral design and color are both classic and globally-inspired, while invisible zips make for easy washing.

  13. Personalized Family Portrait
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    Be it birthday, Christmas, or Mother’s Day gifts you seek, this custom family portrait can’t be beaten. Capture the whole family (or just her grandkids) using family photos to guide the artist. You can also add pets, accessories, or fun clothing choices. Printed on archival paper with long-lasting UltraChrome ink. A truly thoughtful gift.

  15. Lambswool Pashmina
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    A good wool pashmina will take you everywhere – weddings, birthdays, cool summer evenings, or just snuggling around the home. This super-soft 100% lambswool is a bestseller. The wonderful thing about wool is that it’s an insulator, so it keeps you warm in cool weather, and cool in warm weather.

  17. Danish Happiness Book
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    Lykke (LOO-ka) is the pursuit of the good that exists around us every day. Penned by the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, this cheerful little book offers inspiration, actions, and suggestions for achieving a happier life. With warm and witty anecdotes that are sure to put a smile on her face.

  19. Fine Art Puzzle
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    The perfect gift for art lovers who love a challenge. There’s no better way to get to know a painting than to spend hours pouring over every minute detail. If Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party isn’t your mother in law’s vibe, there are plenty more to choose from. Made from recycled board and printed with vegetable-based inks.

  21. Wine Tote
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    Totes make the best gifts for wine lovers. Make that a fully padded, insulated, and stylish tote and they’ll be sure to remember you through the holiday season and beyond. This tote has an adjustable shoulder strap for maximum comfort, and when it’s empty it’s collapsible. Why not fill it with two bottles of her favorite vino?

  23. Coconut Milk Bath Soak 
  24. gifts-for-mother-in-law-bath-soakA plant-based, organic, all-natural, coconut milk soak that only has 4 ingredients. And yup, that includes pure (dehydrated) coconut milk to soften the skin. A great gift for the mother in law who loves a bath, or dreams of a vacay in the tropics. Paraben-free, sulfate-free, cruelty-free, and made in the USA.

  25. Danish Cheese Knife Set
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    Most people have a cheese knife lurking at the back of the cutlery drawer, but is it fit for company? The Danes know how to make a cheese knife and this sophisticated, stainless steel, mini set tackles all types of cheese. Bonus: They pack easily for a picnic, are dishwasher-safe, and have a 10-year guarantee.

  27. Indoor Herb Garden
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    For the mother in law with a green thumb, or one that wishes she had one. This indoor herb garden is pretty much foolproof. She’ll get everything she needs to grow 9 varieties of herb – reusable pots, seed packets, bamboo markers, pre-fertilized feed discs, a drip tray, and full parenting instructions. 

  29. Olive Oil Gift Set
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    Olive. Oil. Opulence. Yes, you could buy many lovely oils for your “other mother” but she’s never seen olive oil packaged quite like this. It’s a bit of a splurge but it did win the 2020 London Olive Oil Award for quality and packaging. Organically grown and cold-pressed on ancient Trojan land and presented in a beautiful box.

  31. Ceramic Heart-Shaped Box 
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    A heartfelt gift for the best mother in law you could ask for, to hold her jewelry or trinkets. A sweet message is printed both on top and inside the heart but can be fully customized. Perfect for Mother’s day gift ideas or just to say thank you for the gift of their son or daughter.

  33. Workout Tee
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    She loves to stay fit but doesn’t know where to start with a fitness wardrobe, so you’re here to help. Designed with women in mind – hugging the upper torso while allowing a little more room in the mid-section – Reebok’s performance tee will become her go-to. 

  35. Artisanal French Soap
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    These luxurious shea butter soaps are made in Provence by French artisans and are “quad-milled” for a creamy, moisturizing lather. Thankfully they also contain no parabens, ethyl alcohol, or sodium lauryl sulfate. With 35 different fragrances on offer – like rose petal, peony, sage, or cashmere woods – you can create your own little personalized gift set.

  37. Travel USA Guide
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    You can’t go wrong with National Geographic and this is one of the best gifts for anyone who wants to see more of the US of A. Fuel her wanderlust with 5,000 ideas – covering national parks, hotels, Civil War battlefields, the world’s longest yard sale, dinosaur trails, out-of-the-way museums, America’s oldest street, and more. 

  39. Personalized Travel Mug
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    These cute monogram coffee tumblers are best sellers and it’s easy to see why. You can choose from 18 font designs and 11 colors but more importantly, they come with a guarantee that your coffee will stay hot (or cold) for hours – without burning your hands. Monogram is free.

  41. Customized Cutting Board
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    This mother in law gift is sure to tug at her heartstrings. Personalize a cutting board with a family heirloom recipe in its original handwriting – whether it be hers or perhaps her own mother’s. All you need is a high-resolution photo of the recipe (might need to employ father in law here.)

  43. Weighted Sleep Mask
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    A moist, weighted sleep mask can do more than block light – it can help sore eyes and migraines. The inner layer is filled with flaxseed and lavender (which you steam in the microwave) and the outer layer is made of luxe silk. **May also help dry eyes from browsing gifting websites.

  45. Stone Coaster Set  
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    Cute coasters belong everywhere, and they’ll protect her beloved furniture from liquids and scratches. This Anthropologie-esque geometric arrow design is made from absorbent ceramic stone with a cork base. Choose from a 4 or 6-pack. 

  47. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Book
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    New York Times bestseller, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a playful, yet sincere study of one of the century’s most epic women. The book includes interviews with her family, close friends, and colleagues, as well as a chat with the Supreme Court Justice herself. A little book that crosses the generational divide, just like Ginsberg.

  49. Woven Beach Tote
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    A sophisticated woven straw tote perfect for the beach, barbecues, picnics, and summer parties. But this will become her favorite beach accessory for another reason: the nifty internal drawstring that keeps the whole bag closed up tight from sand.

  51. Coffee Subscription Box
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    For mothers-in-law that love their coffee, this is a fantastic way to experience Seattle’s top small-batch roasters. Every month Bean Box handpicks 4 gourmet coffees and ships them freshly roasted with tasting notes, roaster profiles, brewing tips, and an artisan treat. Subscriptions can be 3, 6, or 12 months.

  53. Acacia Wood Cake Stand
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    A great way to encourage more baking over at the in-laws, this serving board elegantly displays cakes and other baked goods, be it a party or just for the family. The glass dome adds some Great British Bake Off refinement.