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

By Belinda Gosbee | Updated: March 31, 2024

    Building a cool, lasting vibe with your mother-in-law is pretty much goals for a lot of us. And honestly, what’s a better move for leveling up that bond than nailing the perfect gift? But let’s keep it real—scouring for that ultimate gift that vibes with her personality, preferences, and connection can feel like navigating a wild maze of choices. No worries, though, because we’ve put together a list of gifts that are straight-up delightful and could totally win you the title of her absolute fave.

    Jump into our selection and find gifts that resonate with appreciation, love, and a deep sense of getting her. 

  1. Lambswool Pashmina
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    A comfy wool pashmina will take you everywhere—to weddings, birthdays, cool summer evenings, or just lounging around the home in your favorite pajama set. This super-soft 100% lambswool is a bestseller. Wool is an insulator, so it keeps you warm and cool in warm weather.

  3. Customized Cutting Board
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    This mother-in-law gift is sure to tug at her heartstrings. First, personalize a cutting board with a family heirloom recipe in its original handwriting—whether hers or perhaps her mother’s. Then, all you need is a high-resolution photo of the recipe (you might need to employ your father-in-law here). 

  5. Digital Frame
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    This digital picture frame is an excellent gift for a mother-in-law who lives far away. The app allows you to send photos directly to the frame, 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.

  7. French Hand Cream Gift Set
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    This luxe gift set of French hand creams offers 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?

  9. Personalized Family Portrait
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    Be it for a birthday, Christmas gift, or Mother’s Day gift, this extra-special family portrait keepsake can’t be beaten. Capture the whole family (or just her grandkids) using photos to guide the artist. You can add pets, accessories, or fun clothing choices—a thoughtful gift.

  11. Relaxation Gift Box
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    With luxuriously scented products, this set is a one-of-a-kind 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.

  13. 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.

  15. 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 nine varieties of herbs – reusable pots, seed packets, bamboo markers, pre-fertilized feed discs, a drip tray, and full parenting instructions. 

  17. Air Fryer

    If she doesn’t have one already, 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, a healthier way to prepare delicious fried favorites, from wings to fritters to fries to shrimp.

  19. Le Creuset Utensil Set
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    Anyone 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. It comes in an elegant stoneware crock and eight vibrant colors.

  21. Chic Travel Tumbler Mug
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    These cute monogram coffee tumblers are bestsellers, and it’s easy to see why. You can choose from many designs, and they 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).

  23. 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! 

  25. Olive Oil Gift Set
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    Olive. Oil. Opulence. This gift set includes six 60ml bottles of infused olive oils and balsamic vinegar. Try pairing into the following irresistible combinations: Tuscan Herb Infused Olive Oil + Traditional 18-year Balsamic, Wild Mushroom and sage + Grapefruit White Balsamic, Basil Infused Olive Oil + Black Mission Fig Balsamic. The bottles come in a beautiful wooden gift box. 

  27. Danish Happiness Book
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    Lykke (LOO-ka) is the pursuit of the good 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, sure to put a smile on her face.

  29. Macrame Plant Hanger
  30. 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 are 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.

  31. 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.

  33. 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. 

  35. 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.

  37. 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, improves hair texture and shine, treats split ends, and tames frizz in just 10 minutes.

  39. 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.

  41. 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 smells like a summer day. This scrub makes a great holiday gift, birthday gift, or Valentine’s Day gift. Give your favorite aunt the gift of self-care. 

  43. 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.

  45. Table Top Pasta Maker
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    This tabletop pasta maker is a cult favorite for fun dinner parties as it allows for seven different levels of thickness and two levels of width. It can make 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—the best gift for the mother-in-law, who is always in the kitchen.

  47. Fancy Skincare 
  48. gifts-for-mother-in-law-bath-soakA plant-based, organic, all-natural coconut milk soak with only four ingredients. And yup, that includes pure (dehydrated) coconut milk to soften the skin. An excellent gift for the mother-in-law who loves a bath or dreams of a vacation in the tropics. Paraben-free, sulfate-free, cruelty-free, and made in the USA.

  49. 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 contain no parabens, ethyl alcohol, or sodium lauryl sulfate. With 35 different fragrances on offer – like rose petals, peony, sage, or cashmere woods – you can create your own little personalized gift set.

  51. Coffee and Chocolate Box
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    For mothers-in-law who love their coffee, this is a fantastic way to experience Seattle’s top small-batch roasters. Bean Box handpicks four gourmet coffees with tasting notes, roaster profiles, brewing tips, and an artisan treat every month.  

  53. 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 do is grab a glass of wine. 

  55. 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. It’s a little book that crosses the generational divide, just like Ginsberg.

  57. 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 efficiently for a picnic, are dishwasher-safe, and have a 10-year guarantee.

  59. 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 whether she’s at the gym or doing a DIY fitness routine. 

  61. Wooden Puzzle Coasters
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    These coasters use only 100% solid hardwoods free of stain, paint, and other chemicals. If you’re a fan of the natural wood finish, you will love this custom coaster set at Etsy. Personalize for you or your favorite family. Imagine this personalized coaster set in your home or as a gift!

    What are the best gifts for your mother-in-law?

    Shopping for gifts can be challenging, especially when finding the perfect present for your mother-in-law. Whether for a birthday, holiday, or to show your appreciation, finding a gift she’ll love and cherish can feel daunting. To help take the stress out of gift-giving, we’ve compiled a list of gifts for your mother-in-law that will impress you. From sentimental keepsakes to practical gifts, these ideas will make your mother-in-law feel loved and appreciated.

    These mother-in-law gift ideas range in price, and we cover a wide array of hobbies, from the home chef to wine lover to fashionistas to the gardener. Our gift guide has unique gifts to cement your place in her heart.