Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Gifts for your mother-in-law with great taste who’s freaking impossible to shop for every year

If you’ve got mother-in-law gifts to shop for, or even a mother, a stepmom, a grandmother, or someone else in your life who’s got phenomenal taste on your holiday gift list, no panicking allowed! We’ve got fabulous ideas for you. (In fact, we’d kind of like them all for ourselves, ahem.) From little indulgences to big splurges, check out these gifts for mother-in-laws and other important ladies in your life who are worthy of more than a card this year.

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All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff, there is no compensation in exchange for picks. CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate. Discount codes expire 12/31/16.

Pair of Maple Stick Beeswax Candles at Iwona Ludyga Design : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Pair of Maple Stick Beeswax Candles

In white or a rich chocolate, these handmade candles were cast from an actual maple branch. Lovely.

$32, Iwona Ludyga Design

Heirloom Handmade Porcelain Ornament at Honeycomb Studio : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Heirloom Handmade Porcelain Ornament

This is such a thoughtful ornament for anyone on your list. Also comes in white, but we adore the red.

$28, Honeycomb Studio

36-piece Holiday Box of Gourmet Chocolates at Mariebelle: Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

36-piece Holiday Box of Gourmet Chocolates

3 dozen holiday themed, gorgeously designed single-origin, artisanal ganache chocolates in flavors like matcha, rose petal, almond praline and dulce de leche. Better hope she shares.

We’re sorry, but this item is no longer available.

$92, Mariebelle, with other sizes available

Boxwood & Myrtle Wild Wreath at Food52 : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Boxwood & Myrtle Wild Wreath

Such a pretty way to bring the natural scent of the season to a home.

We’re sorry, but this particular item is no longer available.

$46, Food52 Provisions

Faux Fur Throw at Anthropologie : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Faux Fur Throw

In brown or winter white, we’d like one of each, please.

$128, Anthropologie

Eric Ripert La Boite Voyager Collection of Spice Blends : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Eric Ripert La Boite Voyager Collection of Spice Blends

If you can’t bring her to Le Bernadin, bring Le Bernadin to her.

$45+ gift boxes, La Boite

Handmade Wooden Pie Plate at A Heirloom : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Handmade Wooden Pie Plate

She’ll think of you every time she takes it out. In a good way. Of course. | 20% off with code AHCOOLMOM

$45, A Heirloom

Brass and Leather Magazine Rack at Andrew McAteer : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Brass and Leather Magazine Rack

If she loves modern home decor, this is such a swanky way to keep all her favorite reading indulgences close at hand.

$295, Andrew McAteer

Hardcover Keepsake Photo Book at Artifact Uprising : Mother-in-law Gifts

Hardcover Keepsake Photo Book

Fill it with favorite family photos, shots from a big family vacation this year, or every picture of her with the kids you can find. | 10% off with code COOLMOM16

$69+, Artifact Uprising

Merino-lined Leather Gloves at Coach : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Merino-lined Leather Gloves

Coach makes the most amazing, comfy, soft wearable leather gloves that last for ages. And oof, the red!

$95, Coach

Snowflake Linzer Torte at Burdick Chocolate : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Snowflake Linzer Torte

A beautifully traditional holiday treat from independent, mom-and-pop run U.S. bonboniere

$28, Burdick Chocolate

Minimalist Bud Vase Set at Honeycomb Studio : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Minimalist Bud Vase Set

Handmade so each one is a little different.

$35, Honeycomb Studio

Made-to-order Roll-down Leather Statement Clutch at Love Cortnie : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Made-to-order Roll-down Leather Statement Clutch

These gorgeous handmade, oversized clutch handbags come in 22 spectacular colors, plus nearly a dozen options in suede, too.

$165, Love Cortnie

La Mer Mini Miracles Duo : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

La Mer Mini Miracles Duo Set

Ooh la la.

$85 on sale, Nordstrom

Salt Bowl Collection Set at Vitreluxe : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Salt Bowl Collection Set

So smitten with these colorful bowls, perfect for a hostess, serial entertainer, or just someone who likes pretty objects.

$56, Vitreluxe

Cashmere Scarf Supporting Artisans in Kashmir at To The Market : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Cashmere Scarf Supporting Artisans in Kashmir

We love everything from this shop which sells items created by at-risk women around the world. Buy this luxurious scarf, and you’ll be doing something good for more than the lucky recipient.

$295, To The Market

Gold Saturn Keepsake Dreidel at Modern Tribe : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Gold Saturn Keepsake Dreidel

Definitely not made out of clay. | 10% off code COOL10

$135, Modern Tribe

Coral Tassel Necklace at Ionwa Lundga Design : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Coral Tassel Necklace

It’s hard to choose a favorite from all the handcrafted jewelry in this shop, but this necklace feels both modern and timeless.

$214, Ionwa Lundga Design

Sable Powder Brush by Delilah at Private Spa Shop : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Sable Powder Brush by Delilah

If she’s into makeup, she’ll totally appreciate this, one of the most amazing cosmetic brushes we’ve ever owned from one of our favorite cosmetics brands. Good tools make all the difference.

$65, Private Spa Shop

Jo Malone Holiday Candle Set : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Jo Malone Holiday Candle Set

Indulgent! And so so delicious.

$110, Nordstrom

Sugarfina Hanukkah 8-piece Bento at Sur La Table : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Sugarfina Hanukkah 8-piece Bento

Whether you’re visiting for Hanukkah, or sending love from afar, these treats definitely beat most any chocolate gelt.

$65, Sur La Table

Naugty or Nice Triple-Missled Eco Soap Set at AHA Life : Mother-in-law Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Naughty or Nice Triple-Missled Eco Soap Set

If she has a wry sense of humor, we think she’ll love this soap set. No saying which list of yours she’s on, of course.

$40, AHA Life

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