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

Updated on October 17, 2021 Updated on Oct 17, 2021
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    It can be hard to pick the right present for your 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. Relaxation Gift Box
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    With the luxuriously scented products, this set is a one-of-a-kind…the perfect gift. Everything you need to soak, cleanse, and unwind, this bath spa gift set is all about relaxation, so treat yourself or someone special to this handcrafted self-care beauty box.

  3. 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.

  5. Personalized Family Portrait
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    Be it birthday, Christmas, or Mother’s Day gifts you seek, and 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.

  7. Artisanal French Soap
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    French artisans make these luxurious shea butter soaps in Provence 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.

  9. Le Creuset Utensil Set
  10. 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. In addition, the set comes in an elegant stoneware crock and a choice of eight vibrant colors.

  11. 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 hers or perhaps her own mother’s. Then, all you need is a high-resolution photo of the recipe (you might need to employ father-in-law here.) 

  13. 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.

  15. 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 the sand.

  17. 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.

  19. Chic Travel Mug
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    These cute monogram coffee are bestsellers, and it’s easy to see why. You can choose from tons of designs, and they come with a guarantee that your coffee will stay hot (or cold) for hours – without burning your hands. In addition, the tall coffee mug fits most standard car cup holders: the perfect travel coffee mug or tea mug to go (tea infuser attachment sold separately).

  21. Coffee and Chocolate 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. Bean Box handpicks 4 gourmet coffees with tasting notes, roaster profiles, brewing tips, and an artisan treat every month.  

  23. Olive Oil Gift Set


    Olive. Oil. Opulence. This gift set includes five 100ml bottles of infused olive oil; Extra Virgin, Garlic, Lemon, Rosemary, and Smoky Jalapeno. The bottles come in a beautiful wooden gift box. 

  25. Wood Cake Stand


    A great way to encourage more baking 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.

  27. Essential Oil Diffuser 
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    Being part of a blended family can be stressful, so things that help relieve stress make great stepmom gift ideas! This essential oil diffuser comes with ten essential oils, including lavender oil, which reduces stress and headaches caused by stepkids or anything else! 

  29. 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?

  31. 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.

  33. Table Top Pasta Maker


    This tabletop pasta maker allows for 8 different levels of thickness and 2 levels of width. It can make various pasta, including ravioli, fettuccini, linguini, noodles, and more. The machine has a non-slip rubber base and a bench clamp so the machine will sit securely. If she has a Kitchen Aid Mixer, you can get her the pasta attachments, but they are a bit more money. The best gift for the mother-in-law who is always in the kitchen.

  35. Fancy Skincare 
  36. 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.

  37. 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 Happiness Research Institute CEO 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.

  39. 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 the 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.

  41. Macrame Plant Hanger
  42. 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.

  43. Taste of Italy Gift Basket
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    When it’s Italian night on the menu, this gift basket has everything they need. The basket contains pasta, seasoning, cookies, savory crackers, mixed olives, and a chocolate bar. Everything comes in a pretty tin basket which can be repurposed. All she needs to to is grab a glass of wine. 


  45. 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. 

  47. Workout Tanks
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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 –these performance tees will become her go-to. 

  49. 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 to say thank you for the gift of their son or daughter. Perfect gift and keepsake as a Mother of the Groom gift too.

  51. Digital Frame
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    This digital frame is a great gift for a mother-in-law who lives far away. You can send photos directly to the frame via the app, making it easier to share special moments she can’t be there for and memories from your past together. This is the best mother’s day gift for any woman in your life.

  53. Aromatherapy Candles
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    This gift box includes four elegant candles. Each is made with all-natural sou wax and lead-free cotton wicks. The candles are infused with lemongrass essential oils for a clean, fresh scent that is great for spring and summer. 

  55. Air Fryer
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    If she doesn’t have one of these already, then she needs one. This unique kitchen workhorse is a premium full-size toaster oven with a built-in air fryer. That means it not only bakes but also broils and toasts. It also lets you air fry right inside the oven, right on your countertop. Air frying uses ultra-hot air, is a healthier way to prepare delicious fried favorites, from wings to fritters to fries to shrimp.

  57. Personalized Yarn Bowl
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    All quiet except for the steady click, click, click of knitting needles: music to their ears. Send your favorite weaving, crocheting, or knitting loved one this stoneware bowl that features their name etched into the edge. Leslie Nieto handcrafts each with a hooked slot to keep skeins of yarn untangled as they create scarves or wall hangings. Complete with holes to rest their needles between uses, and finished in three rich glazes, the design adds a touch of color to their sewing room or side table. The best gift for the knitter or crocheter.

  59. Exfoliating Sugar Cubes
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    Exfoliating sugar cubes are sized perfectly for individual use. One cube will exfoliate and nourish the entire body. Bold, awakening, and comforting; the soft rose scent smells just like a summer day. Give your favorite aunt the gift of self-care. 

  61. Home Coordinates Throw Pillow
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    Home is where the heart is. Made of pure Linen, the case is quality, and it’s lightweight and durable with a hidden zipper. You can’t go wrong with this home decor. This is one of my favorites and a thoughtful gift idea. Unless, of course, they are planning on moving soon. A truly unique gift.

  63. Hair treatment Gift Set
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    It’s the hair mask that everyone is talking about. Winner of 13 beauty awards, Coco & Eve Hair Masque, is a 5-in-1 miracle worker- it hydrates, conditions improve hair texture and shine, treats split ends and tames frizz in just 10 minutes.