Mothers-in-law can be tricky to deal with when it comes to picking the correct gift. After all, you are not so well-versed with their choices and preferences. However, if you pay attention to what she wears and how she maintains her house, you can still pick the correct Christmas gift for her. Take clues from our compilation of 10 Christmas gifts for your mother-in-law.
Christmas Gifts For Mother-In-Law:
1. Scented Candles:
This gift will especially be loved by your mom-in-law if she is into good housekeeping. In fact, any woman who likes her home smelling crisp and fragrant would appreciate a set of fragrant candles. While the options of the fragrances to pick are seemingly endless, anything that infuses positivity in the environment is a good Christmas gift. Some fragrances, that we suggest are pine, jasmine, and sandalwood. Not only would these candles make your mom-in-law’s place smell luxurious but would banish the negative energies, as well. Assorted scents are always a good idea as she can enjoy variety with these.
2. A Framed Quotation:
Mothers like being reminded that they are loved and cherished. You can get her a framed quotation about the greatness of mothers and she will value it forever. We definitely owe a lot to our mothers for their endless love, care, and sacrifices. You might not be biologically your mom-in-law’s child but she will surely appreciate the sentiment.
You cannot go wrong with this gift. Everybody needs bedsheets. For this Christmas, gift your mom in law a complete bed sheet set with pillow covers and an AC blanket. Pick something that has a vintage, old-worldly charm to it. Every time she spreads that sheet on her bed, she will be reminded of you. Keep her general choice of colors in mind while choosing your gift. You can pick luxurious fabrics for that added comfort.
4. Family Recipe Journal:
A notebook where she can scribble the traditional family recipes which she wants to pass down to you and the upcoming generations is a nice Christmas gift for your mom-in-law. We totally agree that these are the times when you can find recipes on the internet easily but there is something about handwritten grandma recipes that the internet can never beat. Your mom-in-law would love you for the fact that you appreciate her cooking and want to learn her tips and tricks. Also, this way she shall be able to leave a lasting impression of cooking to the following generations.
5. Home Spa Kit:
Assemble goodies like a shower gel, a dry brush, a luxurious loofah, and a creamy body lotion in a vintage basket. Add some bath bombs and essential oils and gift it to your mother in law for this Christmas. While she might not be a fan of spending too much money at the spa itself, she will surely love this home spa kit. After all, all ladies love a bit of self-pampering. So, you can totally give your mom in law, an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate at the very comfort of her own home. Pick a kit in her favorite fragrance. When in doubt, pick Vanilla as it is very mild and is like by most women, out there.
A fitness tracker or a pedometer will motivate your mom in law to make exercise or at least walking a part of her daily routine. As the age progresses, it is very important for women to exercise in order to keep a lot of health problems like cardiac disease, joint problems at a bay. Your concern towards her well-being will be reflected by your initiative to gift her this Christmas tracker. Please go for standard quality and a version that is waterproof. You do not want her to be running for repairs, too often.
7. Jewelry Box:
You can give your mother in law an elegant box to keep all her pricey jewelry in. If you can arrange for a personalized or monogrammed Jewellery box, even better. Moms own a lot of jewelry and a special box to keep all that stuff safe and organized is always a good idea
8. Storage Boxes:
Aged people are usually in the habit of collecting lots of stuff. You can gift storage boxes to your mom-in-law. Give her a set of boxes in various sizes. She can utilize these for storing everything from her medicines to earrings to bills. Colour coordinate these boxes with her room so that they do not look out of place. These storage boxes would especially be of help to her if she is forgetful. You can label these for her.
9. Assorted Tea Gift Set:
If your mother in law happens to love drinking tea then she would be extremely happy to receive a box full of assorted tea leaves from around the world. Gift her a variety of Tea leaves or tea bags including orange tea, Earl gray tea, green tea, and Assam tea. You can also pick herb-infused and fruit-infused versions. A plethora of blends that are famous around the world is surely going to make her mornings more tasteful.
10. Herb Seeds
This would be a great gift for moms-in-law who are genuinely into cooking and using fresh, homegrown herbs for their recipes. Herb seeds are a good gift for new as well as seasoned gardeners. Give her seeds of commonly used herbs like Rosemary, Basil, Thyme, etc. You can also give her a set of pretty looking herb planters. Keep the size reasonable so that these planters can be kept on the window seal or the Kitchen shelf, itself. A ceramic tray beneath the planters would be nice, too. She can now, easily add Garden-fresh taste and aroma to all of her favorite dishes.
10. Mother-In-Law Necklace:
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that moms-in-law pull the heartstrings in a perfect way, well most of the time. So remind your mother-in-law that she actually means a lot to you by presenting this beautiful interlocking circle necklace. Right about the perfect gift for our second mom.
11. HoMedics® Shiatsu and Vibration Body Massager:
You are sure to impress your mother-in-law with this body massager from HoMedics. This body massager claims to loosen the tight muscles by proving a comforting massage, something that most of us need after a hard day at work. Besides, she can also use it as a pillow for her neck, back, and shoulders.
12. Woven Wine Tote with Glasses:
Here’s another gift that can help your MIL relax and in a really pleasant way. It’s basically a water hyacinth basket that can hold a wine bottle and six wine glasses. So carrying wine and glasses from one room to another or from indoors to outdoors will no longer be awkward. On the contrary, it will be a classy and easy experience.
13. Indoor Hydroponic Garden:
If your mother-in-law is into organic farming but is unable to pursue her passion because of lack of space, then gift her this Indoor Hydroponic Garden by AeroGarden. It’s basically an indoor herb garden that comes with pods of basil, parsley, thyme, dill, mint, and basil. The brand even includes a bottle of natural plant nutrients to help the herbs grow. The best thing about this indoor garden is that it doesn’t require soil for plants to thrive.
14. Ragg Mule Slipper:
Your mother in law would be more than happy to receive these cozy felted slippers lined with faux fur. The slippers have skid-resistant soles and cushioned footbed, which will provide her comfortable wear, especially on lazy Sundays.
15. Mini Deluxe Perfume Sampler Set:
If you want to play safe, present your mother-in-law perfumes this Christmas. And if you’re unsure about what kind of perfume your mom-in-law likes, gift her this Mini Deluxe Perfume Sampler Set from Sephora. The set consists of 8 lush fragrances from some real big brands, so we’re sure there would be something that your MIL would love. And do you know what’s the best part about this gift? Once your MIL has found your favorite fragrance, she can redeem the scent certificate included with this set for a full-size perfume at no extra cost.
16. Dodow Fall Asleep Faster Metronome:
If your mom-in-law’s sleeping pattern has gone a bit haywire, gift her Fall Asleep Faster Metronome from Dodow. This special gadget helps the user to sleep naturally without having to take any sleeping medicines. The machine will light up for 8 to 20 minutes and sync with the breathing pattern to help your MIL have a sound sleep.
17. Cheese Plate and Knife Set:
Since it’s Holidays and your MIL will be having everyone over for family dinners, why don’t you present her something useful, like this stunning Cheese Plate and Knife Set? It’s a geode inspired cheese plate, which makes it both stylish and functional. We’re sure your MIL will look for excuses to show off this set to her friends and family.
18. Family Names Throw Pillow Covers:
Since mothers always love to show off their children, how about giving your MIL Family Names Throw Pillow Covers. It will make a pretty sentimental keepsake too as it features the names of the most important people in her life, which also includes your husband and your kids. Besides, these pillows will add a touch of charm to her décor too!
19. Filter Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art:
Talking about sentimental Christmas gifts, this Filter Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art can also be considered. All you need to do is select some of the best photos of your MIL and her near and dear ones and the seller would do the rest. You also get the option to select the size, material, and color of the frames.
20. Mother-In-Law Unicorn Mug:
This is such a cool Christmas gift for all the sassy moms-in-law. Let your MIL know how amazing she is with this cute (And hilarious) unicorn-themed mug. She’ll enjoy and grin every time she pours coffee in it in the morning. And we’re sure she’ll proudly display it to her friends at the next kitty party.
21. Personalized Family Tree Necklace:
This got to be one of the best gifts to show that you’re as invested in the family as she is. It’s a beautiful necklace featuring the initials and birthstones of up to 12 people. So it will include your kids or her grandkids as well. Alternatively, you can even make a bracelet out of it, just in case she isn’t a neckpiece person.
22. Custom Cutting Board:
If your mom-in-law is the head chef of the family, gift her this wooden cutting board. Now you must be wondering what’s so special about it since your MIL already has a plethora of cutting boards. Well, this cutting board is special because it will have her name written on it. Isn’t this a reason enough for it to outdo the rest?
23. L’occitane Almond Always And Forever Favorites Set:
If you can’t decide between one skincare product, give her a set that consists of all the essentials, such as this Almond Always and Forever Favorites Set by L’occitane. The set contains skin oil, body moisture, shower oil, and hand cream from their Almond range. Enriched with vitamin E, these products will nourish her skin from head to toe. Make the gift even more especially by wrapping it in beautiful Christmas themed wrapping paper.
24. Handwriting Bracelet:
This thoughtful gift is sure to please your mother-in-law. Just think of a beautiful text and see it come to life on a bracelet, that too in your own handwriting. There are also several ways to customize it. Apart from the text, you can select the length and of course, the finish from gold, silver, and rose gold.
25. Jewelry Tray:
If your mother-in-law adores her jewelry more than anything and has a super awesome collection, let her display them in this elegant jewelry tray. It’s a beautiful 2-tiered jewelry tray in a gold-tone finish.
26. Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker:
Home appliances are almost always a safe bet when it comes to selecting gifts for mothers-in-law. So we’ve selected Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, which will help her speed up things in the kitchen like nothing else. This magical appliance works as a pressure cooker, yogurt maker, slow cooker, sterilizer, warmer, rice cooker, and more.
27. Plants Subscription:
If your mom-in-law happens to be a plant lover, how about surprising her every month with a new plant? Sounds too good to be true, right? But it’s indeed possible with The Sill. The brand has a wide range of subscription options. All you need to do is select the type of plant you want to send to your MIL and the duration and the brand will do the rest.
28. Bistro Tile Measuring Cups:
Beautify your MIL’s kitchen by gifting her these stunning Bistro Tile Measuring Cups from Anthropologie. These cups have eye-catching, bistro-inspired motifs with gold detailing, which make it look luxe. Plus, this stuff is something someone would rarely splurge on herself. So she’ll really be thankful to you for these beauties.
29. Monogrammed Cosmetic Pouch:
Since you’re giving her perfume samples and skincare set, shouldn’t you give her something where she can store all of these? How about this luxe cosmetic pouch from, which can be personalized with her initials? She’ll be completely bowled over. This cosmetic bag comes in a wide range of colors, so you’ll definitely find something that she’ll love.
30. Armada Sunglasses:
These classy looking sunglasses, with its chic elegance, would make a perfect addition to your mother-in-law’s wardrobe. These shades have somewhere between cat-eye and round frame and smoky lenses, which increases its cool quotient.
31. Ultrasonic Cool Mist Diamond 90 Aromatherapy Diffuser:
Nothing makes a house inviting than a pleasant scent. It doesn’t just make the home welcoming but also soothes and relaxes the senses. So gift your MIL this electric aromatherapy diffuser, which will fill her living space with the fragrances that she loves and make her feel that’s she in a luxury retreat. Plus, this Aromatherapy Diffuser looks really aesthetic, so it will liven up the décor as well.
32. Food Processor:
Make your mom-in-law’s life a bit easier by gifting her a food processor. We’ve selected Cuisinart Elemental 13 cup food processor and dicing kit, which will help her finish the dinner in a jiffy. It will also come handy during Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, as the food processor is large enough to prep ingredients for party-sized portions.
33. Baja Zen Body Wrap:
Here’s another thoughtful Christmas gift for your MIL. It’s a body wrap crafted from cotton and filled with lavender and flaxseeds. When chilled or heated, this body wrap will relieve all her body aches, tensions, and stress.
34. Cashmere Tech Gloves:
These gloves are no ordinary gloves. They have touchpoints that will allow your MIL to scroll the touchpad of the phone and laptop without having to expose her hands to cold wind. Plus, they’re made of 100% cashmere, which will keep her hands warm and protected.
35. Urban Map Glass:
With all the lockdown thing going on, help your MIL take a virtual stroll through the streets with these Urban Map glasses. Etched with the grid of cities, these glasses will take her to the locality where people knew her name or to her favorite corner. Isn’t that a fantastic way to raise a toast to all the hidden gems of your city? Plus, it’s one of those gifts that your MIL can use every day or just when the entire family comes over.
36. Gardener’s Tool Seat:
Make gardening a bit less painful and cumbersome for your MIL by gifting her this Gardener’s Tool Seat. It’s a lightweight garden stool, combining both folding chair and a 21 packet tool bag, which can easily be detached via fasteners. With this tool, your mom-in-law can follow her passion without dirtying and hurting her knees and joints.
37. UGG Women’s Cozy Chenille Sock:
Since you’re gifting your MIL, comfortable slippers, how about pairing it with these fuzzy socks? It would make an ideal gift for those MIL who are a bit sensitive to cold. Made from polyester and spandex, these socks by UGG are so soft that it feels like the foot is surrounded by clouds. Alternatively, she can use the socks as Christmas stockings too!
38. Ceramic Bloom Vase:
If your mom-in-law is a traditionalist at heart, you can never go wrong with this set of Ceramic Bloom Vase. Each vase in the set has a ceramic flower perched on it, namely anemone, daisy, chrysanthemum, and orchid. If you want, you can present the vase with flowers. It will make her Christmas arrangement shine even brighter.
39. Kate Spade Scallop Sport Smartwatch:
If your MIL is into fitness or latest gadgets, she will definitely love this smartwatch from Kate Spade. We love how this watch isn’t like some typical out of the mill smartwatch. It has a black silicone strap, scalloped exterior, and pink dial. So she can stay organized and keep a track of everything she does, without compromising on style.
40. Layla Weighted Blanket:
Everyone deserves a break, especially mothers, who work round the clock, managing both work and home. And mothers-in-law are as special as our own mothers because they birthed and raised the love of your life. So let your MIL know that you care by gifting her this plus, weighted blanked. This blanket will keep her warm and cozy, as she enjoys her me-time, doing absolutely nothing.
Did you like our compilation of these gifts for one of the highest priority gift recipients in your life? This list includes diverse items to satisfy her broad interests and we are sure, she would find these gifts useful too.