When I asked “who do you want gift ideas for?” on Instagram, I heard so many
gift ideas for mother-in-law” responses that it definitely needed to be the first gift guide of the season! Maybe I’m spoiled, but my mother-in-law is actually pretty easy to buy for. I’d tell you what we’re getting her for Christmas but she reads here, so for the sake of making it a surprise, I’m not going to say. But there’s a good chance that it’s in this gift guide *wink*
I think perhaps we put a lot of pressure on ourselves with mother in law gift ideas, but maybe it’s not quite as complicated as we make it. My overall gift philosophy is that I like to buy people something that they may not typically purchase for themselves. That can be something little to pamper themselves, like this bedtime bath set, or something fun like these Queen Elizabeth cocktail napkins.
My Top 3 Favorite Mother in Law Gift Ideas
I love photo gifts and there are 2 in this gift guide that I think are big winners. You can Email photos to this photo frame and update it remotely so that your in laws are always up-to-date with photos of your kids no matter if you live near or close. I actually bought Clint something similar to this snapshot artwork from the boys for Valentine’s Day and it’s such great gift. You can add little captions and I think it’s really sweet!
If your mother in law is a big traveler, I think this jewelry organizer is a great gift. Clint actually bought it for me for Valentine’s Day and I love it. I lost a couple of pieces of jewelry while traveling last year and this has helped me stay organized and not have that happen. Plus you can get a pretty gold monogram on it and it’s just lovely!
We get a wreath every year from Clint’s aunt and uncle and it’s a gift I always look forward to. I think this would be a great gift idea for the mother in law who “has everything.” It’s longer lasting than just sending flowers, plus it’s seasonal and beautiful.
Shop these Mother in Law Gift Ideas
Digital Photo Frame // Family Tree Necklace //UGG Robe // Londontown Holiday Glam Nail Set // Personalized Jewelry Travel Case // Lettermade Cocktail Napkins + Bottle of Wine // Fun Ornaments: Greenhouse, Diet Coke, Glass Mixer // Winter Greens Wreath // Heart Photo Art // Jo Malone Scented Bedtime Set // Cashmere Lined Tech Gloves // Kendra Scott Earrings (these come in several colors!) // Allbirds Wool Loafers // Apolis Tote (customizable!)