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- Gifts for in-laws can be tricky, whether it’s your first meeting or you’ve known them for years.
- We rounded up 35 of the best gift ideas for your in-laws, from small thank yous to grander gestures.
- For more gift ideas, check out all of our gift guides here.
Depending on your relationship, their tastes, and a host of other factors, getting a thoughtful gift for in-laws can be pretty high pressure. Whether you’re meeting them for the first time or have known them for years and just want to show some appreciation, the right gift can go a long way.
You don’t have to go overboard, and there are plenty of unique gift ideas for in-laws that show you care about them. To ease your mind, we curated some great gifts that are sure to please any mother-in-law and father-in-law. We picked gifts that cover a wide range of prices, tastes and functions. Whether it’s a small gift like a bottle of bath salts or a bigger one like a tech gadget, what these all have in common is that your in-laws will love them.
Here are 35 of the best gifts for in-laws:
This list includes a Sponsored Product that has been suggested by Gravity Blankets. It also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.*
If you’re unsure of where to start, you can always count on chocolate. But these truffles are special in that the unique flavors take inspiration from places all around the world. They’re in for a seriously sweet adventure with this exciting box of chocolates.
A digital picture frame for all their favorite memories
In-laws can be sentinmental people, so there’s no better personal gift than a digital photo frame. They can view loads of family memories from a single device. As long as the frame is hooked up to WiFi, your in-laws can enjoy the photos you’ve carefully curated, all day long. You can hear about our experience with another Aura frame, here.
A last-minute bouquet of flowers
Sometimes, you might only have a day to put together a gift. FTD can help make your life easier since it offers same-day delivery for most of its arrangements. Your in-laws will appreciate a fresh, beautiful bouquet of flowers to display in their home. For more on our experience using FTD, check out our guide to the best online flower delivery services.
An e-reader for their love of books
E-readers make flipping pages easier than ever. If your in-laws inhabit the library and bookstore pretty much all the time, get them this Kindle. It’s water-resistant, can be read in the sunlight, and has a long battery life.
A coffee subscription box for trying new beans
If they love coffee, they’ll love getting the chance to try a bunch of new brews every month. Blue Bottle’s beans are high quality, packaged at peak flavor, and come in a range of unique blends.
An elevated serving board for your in-laws next dinner party
If your in-laws like to do a lot of hosting, this lotus-shaped serving tray will elevate their next dinner party. It has built-in spots for dips, crackers, cheese, veggies, and more.
A chic succulent
Add some greenery to your in-laws’ home with this elegant succulent that’s easy to care for and comes in a chic, gold-beaded vase. If you plan to see your in-laws in person you can send it to yourself and bring it along with you, or you can have it sent directly to your in-laws’ address for a sweet gift from afar.
A bento box of floral candies for their sweet tooth
A box of chocolates is well and good, but this candy bento box is much more unique. Anyone with a sweet tooth will love these fun flavors, which include gummies infused with rosé, dark chocolate sea salt caramels, and peach bellini gummies. The presentation will win you points too thanks to the beautiful blooms on the box.
A modern vase to brighten up any space
These cute vases look great in any space and come in subtle but fun yellows and blues to add a pop of color. If you want to go that extra mile, you could put some florals or dried plants in it too.
A cozy weighted blanket
Weighted blankets have been widely praised for their calming effects, and after this year, we could all use some extra tranquility. This cozy blanket is great for curling up with at night in bed or by the fire. We’ve even mentioned this product in our guide to the best weighted blankets.
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A photo book of fond memories with your in-laws
If you’ve spent holidays or vacations in the past with your in-laws, a sweet photo book to bring back good memories can be a great gift and way to show you appreciate family time with them. Artifact Uprising makes it easy with custom options at affordable prices. Or you can customize thoughtful cards for as little as $1 per card. You can also create a set of prints for $9.
An indoor garden for urban dwellers and herb lovers
Anyone who spends time in the kitchen or garden knows how much fresh herbs can upgrade a dish. While not all climates or spaces can sustain a full herb garden, this little indoor gardening kit can, so they can top every last dish with their favorite fresh herbs.
Playing cards with pups
Everything is better arguably with a dog, and such is the case with these playing cards. They’re not only a fun conversation starter, but they encourage getting to know each other through a game night.
A gift for the father-in-law who’s a major baseball fan
A little bit of history, a little bit of architecture, and a whole lot of team spirit — whether you support their favorite team or not, they’ll appreciate this thoughtful print that’ll quickly find a home on one of their walls.
A painting of the only thing your in-laws love as much as their children
The only thing they might love as much as your partner is their pet. Show them you, too, appreciate their furry friend with a custom portrait of it.
A cozy gift for your mother-in-law to keep her feet warm
Pamper your mother-in-law with these fuzzy slippers featuring removable insoles filled with aromatic lavender buds and thermally conductive flax seeds. In the winter she can heat them up in the microwave for extra warmth, and in the summer she can throw them in the fridge for a refreshing cool down.
A cocktail bitters set mixologists will love
Turn their living room into a cocktail bar with this set of bitters. With flavors like smoked chili and ginger lemon, they can get creative with some new drinks or spice up the classics.
A pizza maker for home cooks and pizza aficionados
Some might call this one life-changing. If they love cooking together, gift them a countertop pizza maker so they can enjoy homemade pies with the toppings of their choice in less than 10 minutes.
A cozy and chic blanket
Not only does is this blanket a lovely piece of home decor since it looks elegant draped over a couch or at the foot of the bed, but it’s also soft and warm. Your in-laws will surely appreciate you when they snuggle up in this wide throw during their next at-home movie night.
A touch lamp for in-laws who live far away
If your in-laws live far away, they’ll really appreciate this touch lamp. Keep one in your home and one in theirs, and whenever you tap it, their lamp will light up too. It’s a cute way to communicate and let them know you’re thinking of them every now and then.
A decanter and matching glasses with a personal touch
Show them you mean business with this sophisticated decanter and set of four double old fashioned glasses. You can even add a monogram if you’re looking for a more personal touch.
A fun way to show off their cork collection
For the bunch with a bunch of state pride, give them a fun way to use their leftover wine corks and show off their favorite place. This birch-wood display makes a nice piece of wall art that’s sure to start a conversation.
A monthly sampling of some of the tastiest products from around the country
Foodies will love the chance to test small-batch, locally made products from around the country. Mouth sources and curates subscription boxes of their favorites, which they’ll receive each month.
A wool throw they’ll want to wrap up in on chilly days
Winter days spent with family call for cozy blankets made for snuggling. This one is just right and easily washable — just in case there are any unexpected eggnog spills.
An undeniably classy marble salt cellar
If you want to make a statement with something small, go for this elegant salt cellar. It makes seasoning dishes easier, and the dual compartments provide a place for both fine and coarsely ground salt. Our editor swears by this one for her own kitchen.
A set of products to help them get some much-needed rest
Parents always deserve some R&R. Bring them one step closer with this set of bath salts infused with ylang-ylang and vanilla.
A salt block that’ll up their grilling game
This is more than just a pretty pink plate, it’s actually a block of Himalayan salt. Not only can it be used to serve food, but it can actually be used to cook food too. Cooking and serving with a salt slab will up the ante on plenty of their family-favorite meals.
A trio of unique condiments to spice up their meals
Adventurous eaters and hot sauce lovers will definitely enjoy using this trio of spicy condiments. A spicy honey, spicy maple, and gochujang sriracha give them all sorts of new ways to spice up their favorite foods.
A smart speaker to help them get started on a smart home
If your in-laws are not really the techie types, start them out with this small smart speaker. Nest Mini is a subtle introduction to smart technology — plus they’ll get a kick out of communicating with Google Assistant.
A charging hub so they don’t have to fight for the open outlet
If they’re always fighting for the last free outlet to charge their Apple products, or if they’re both big Apple fans, this hub will charge all their devices at once.
A new cookbook to add to their repertoire
Ina Garten’s latest release is a great addition to any home chef’s cookbook collection. They’ll learn plenty of new recipes and cooking techniques — and you might even get to taste the fruits of their labor one day.
A nice candle with a reusable vessel
A nice candle is always a welcomed gift. These ones are made to embody the scents of common places, including rooms in the house. The best part of these candles, though, is that they’ll be able to reuse the hand-blown glass vessel once the candle has burned down. All they have to do is put it in the freezer when the wax runs down, pop it out with a knife, and run it through the dishwasher. Our editor uses hers for everything from cotton swabs to serving snacks.
An Airbnb gift card for in-laws who love to travel
A tangible gift is great, but so is the gift of an unforgettable experience. For the jet-setting duo, bring them one step closer to their next vacation (as soon as vacations are safe again) with an Airbnb gift card so they can explore someplace new together. You can find more hotel and Airbnb gift card options here.
A leather catchall for their keys
Your in-laws will love this chic catchall tray for staying organized. Place on a desk, nightstand, or entryway table to hold keys, wallets, headphones, and more. You can even get it monogrammed for an extra personal touch. Choose from small, medium, large, or opt for a set of all three.
A coffee table book for book lovers
If your in-laws love to read, they’ll enjoy this book from illustrator Jane Mount, who is known for the colorful book spines of notable works. Inside, they’ll find tours of the world’s best bookstores, quizzes to test book knowledge, and samplings of famous fictional meals — all illustrated in Mount’s fun and whimsical style. You can find more coffee table books for gifting here.