Fear not—we've searched high and low so you don't have to. Whether you're looking for Christmas gifts for your mother-in-law, something special for her birthday or a just-because present, we've got you covered. Here, shop editor-approved inspiration for every type of mother-in-law—even the MIL who has everything. (FYI: We've broken things out by occasion for your convenience, but honestly, most of these gifts for mothers-in-law work for any time of year!)
Coming up with gift ideas for your mother-in-law around the holidays can be extra exhausting—a season filled with present exchanges tends to result in creative fatigue. Well this year, we've made it simple with tons of inspiration you can shop straight from your couch. Whether you're on the hunt for the perfect Christmas gift for your mother-in-law or you're celebrating another winter holiday together, there's something on this list that's bound to impress her (and make your other relatives wish they found something so great).
Our favorite is the ThermoPop, which could read temperatures accurately in just three seconds. It’s cute, it’s accurate, and it’s just $34. But if you’re looking to splurge, we highly recommend the Thermapen MK4, which was the fastest and most accurate thermometer we tested and would have been our top pick if it wasn’t so expensive. It’s more than double the price of the ThermoPop, but it’s waterproof, precise, and fast-acting.
Fragrance can be a really difficult item to buy as a gift because it is so personal. If your mom hasn't found a signature scent yet, may we suggest this perfume flight from Hermés? The Deluxe Replica Coffret Set's beautifully packaged box comes with miniature sizes of the Dabbers in Jour d’Hermès Eau de Parfum, Eau des Merveilles Eau de Toilette, Twilly d'Hermès Eau de Parfum, and Eau De Rhubarbe Ecarlate Eau de Cologne. She can try them all out and see which is her favorite.
If you buy the women on your list an article of clothes (normally inadvisable), make sure you know her size. You don't want to buy something too little or too big.
The three-piece, limited-edition Essie Gel Couture Holiday Holiday Mini Kit is perfect for the mom who is missing her monthly or weekly manicures. The colors are also perfect for the holiday season with Chiffon the Move, a sheer and shimmery ivory shade, and Bubbles Only, a deep burgundy. The kit also comes with a clear topcoat to help extend the wear of the polish.
Presenting presents has now end up being an extremely common affair, whereas initially it was just restricted to celebrations like, marital relationships, birthdays, Christmas, New Year and so on. Today with the development of society and with growing relationships, the frequency of presenting gifts to near and dear ones has increased a number of times.
Colored construction paper - pink, red, orange, yellow
When purchasing for acquaintances, bosses, and associates who you are not romantically involved with or dating for a substantial time, don't purchase too luxurious a present. Buying a pricey present can send the incorrect message.
Surprise Your Mom With Breakfast in Bed
Robes are classic mom gifts, but she’s never had a robe as incredible as the Brooklinen Waffle Robe before. Brooklinen is one of our favorite places to shop for home goods, from towels and sheets to loungewear and robes. We tested the waffle robe and found it to be one of the comfiest ones on the market, meaning mom can relax all day in a stylish, long-lasting, and extended length robe.
For any mom that loves to wake up every morning with a few sun salutations, why not treat her to a pair of pajamas that parallel that vibe? The two-piece Sunrise Long-Sleeve Sleep Set set from Printfresh is made from 100 percent cotton poplin and is also ethically made. The fabric is perfect for mommas that tend to run a little warm when they hit the hay, but if your mom is an exceptionally hot sleeper, there is also a short-sleeve set in the same pattern.
Ever heard of a bean bag adults actually want to use? That’s what MoonPod aims to be. One of our editors tested the zero-gravity bean bag chair and discovered that it’s actually pretty comfy to sit in, especially if you love lounging while watching TV. If Mom loves playing on her computer or iPad while listening to TV in the background, the MoonPod could be a game-changing addition to her living space. Plus, you’ll get to use it too.
This carryall, the Wellington XL Tote from State Bags, is practically the magic bag from Mary Poppins — it can fit so many odds and ends. Whether your mom needs a new bag for a weekend (and socially distanced) getaway or perhaps just needs a roomy tote that can fit jumbo-size hand sanitizers in every pocket, this one is the way to go. As an added bonus, this bag is made from 45 percent recycled material and can be personalized for your mama.