Consider the type of gift. Is a satin bathrobe truly an excellent choice for a female boss? While she might enjoy it, she most likely does not want her subordinates understanding what she uses to bed. Think about how the recipient will translate the present. Would your sister value the belief behind your choice of anti-cellulite cream or a book on how to lose weight? Or, do you desire the woman you've gone on 2 dates with to read into your gift of $3,000 diamond earrings? Lookout, she might anticipate an even larger diamond in the future!
Whether you have a mother-in-law who treats you like one or her own children, or one who can be a bit more, shall we say, challenging, it can be tough to find a gift that both fits her personality and shows you care. But these gifts for your mother-in-law will do just that. After all, this is the woman who raised your lifelong partner into the person they are today — where would you be without her? Whether she's a total fashion icon, an incredible home cook, or someone who needs to take time out of her day to treat herself, this list of mother in law gifts has fail-proof gifts for mothers-in-law that are sure to put a smile on her face.
Your mom is constantly devouring great books, so it might feel hard to keep up with what she has and hasn't read yet. Instead of playing the guessing game, give her the of choice with a Book of the Month membership. All she has to do is head to the website, redeem her membership, and start choosing her next book from the curated selection of the best books out right now.
It’s hard to think of good summery presents when it’s December (and freezing), but this is one gift your mom will be so excited to re-open and finally put to good use come June. She’ll be effortlessly stylish and well shielded from harmful rays in this beautiful woven sun hat. The wider brim is wrapped with a pretty scarf in either white or mauve cloth that ties into a bow at the back.
We tested Hunt A Killer this summer, and the first thing I did after reading the review was buy a subscription for my mother. She is obsessed with true crime, and unsurprisingly, she’s now also obsessed with Hunt A Killer. The subscription box allows players to solve a crime, with monthly “episodes” that get the person closer to solving the crime every time. If your mother is just as obsessed with true crime as mine, she’ll be ecstatic to play detective for a few months. 

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.


Don't know how it happens every single year, but December has a way of creeping up on unsuspecting gift-givers. Not to mention, there's a special kind of panic that comes with finding the perfect gift for you mother-in-law (or almost MIL). It's not because she can be difficult (though...well, let's not go there), but because giving her a sweet and thoughtful gift can communicate exactly how you feel about being a part of her family. So, yeah, pressure.
If your mom loves to entertain, give her a gift that'll ensure she's the hostess with the mostess—like this gorgeous set of melamine plates. In addition to being BPA free and fade resistant, they've also earned the ultimate seal of O-pproval. "Gayle's kitchen walls feature interior designer Sheila Bridges's Harlem Toile de Jouy motif; now it graces these dishwasher-safe, made-just-for-O plates," Oprah said when she selected the set for this year's list of Favorite Things.
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Now that your mom is spending more time at home, she hopefully has more time for a proper morning skin-care routine. The three-piece Ultra-Brightening Essentials set from Kiehl's includes the vitamin C-packed Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, the Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque, and the Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner. Pair with a strong cup of coffee or matcha and she'll look and feel energized to start her day.
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