Cool mother-in-law gifts. A.K.A. the most impossible-to-shop-for person on your list.


 

Mother-in-law holiday gifts: Warming Joy tea chest gift box

Why do mother-in-law gifts always seem to be the hardest to shop for? If she’s the type with a very specific wish list and has shared it with you very clearly, then you’re in luck! If not, well, we’ve been there too. So we hope these lovely ideas will show you just how much you’re thinking about her this holiday.


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 12/31/15. 

 

Warming Joy tea chest gift box

Tea. Calming tea. Perfect for anyone, any time. ($55 at Tea Forte)

 

Mother-in-law holiday gifts: DVF Julianna sunglasses

DVF Julianna sunglasses

Swanky at any age. ($126 at Nordstrom)

 

Mother-in-law holiday gifts: Custom wood photo calendar

Custom wood photo calendar

Upload 12 meaningful photos, let their talented designers do the rest. ($29.99 at Artifact Uprising)

10% off with code CMPVF297

Mother-in-law holiday gifts: Handmade glass ornament

Handmade glass ornament

What a special keepsake for the tree that’s truly one-of-a-kind. ($64 at artful home by Ken and Ingrid Hanson)

 

Mother-in-law holiday gifts: leather crossbody tote from FashionABLEs

Handcrafted leather crossbody tote

A beautifully versatile bag that also happens to support the at-risk women artisans in Ethiopia who made it.  ($178 at fashionABLE)

 

 

Mother-in-law holiday gifts: Happy and Merry candle by Kobo

Happy and Merry candle by Kobo

This gift is so perfect for so many people, we’d buy a few for emergency gifts. Not that we’d ever forget anyone. ($34 on sale at Burke Decor)

 

Mother-in-law holiday gifts: Textured porcelain pitchers

Textured porcelain pitchers

If she loves decorative objects that are functional too, you can never go wrong with a great white pitcher. ($70+ at Food52)

 

Mother-in-law holiday gifts: UGG Scuffette II slipper

UGG Scuffette II slipper

Ooh, toasty.  ($84.95 at Nordstrom)

 

Mother-in-law holiday gifts: Accomplish Magnificent Things sun necklace

Accomplish Magnificent Things sun necklace

We love this message so much for any special woman in our lives. ($58 at Shopbop)

 

Mother-in-law holiday gifts: Personalized silhouette wooden Christmas ornament

Personalized silhouette wooden Christmas ornament

If she’s close with the grandkids, we love this shop’s affordable keepsakes. ($20 at Once Again Sam)

Mother-in-law holiday gifts: Pressed-glass photo frames

Pressed-glass photo frames

With photos of her family, the grandkids, her dog…at this price, you can do all of them. ($18 at anthropologie)

Mother-in-law holiday gifts: White + Warren cashmere gloves

White + Warren cashmere gloves

This is like the kind of gift you hope she’ll regift back to you next year, ha. ($98 at Shopbop)

Mother-in-law holiday gifts: Eataly pasta tool set

Eataly pasta tool set

For the cook who has everything, there’s no way she has this yet.  ($38 at MoMA store, $34.20 for members)

 

Mother-in-law holiday gifts: Holiday truffle collection

Vosges holiday truffle collection

Of course she’ll share. Maybe. You hope. ($40 at Vosges)

 

Mother-in-law holiday gifts: Dip-dyed notecards

Dip-dyed notecards

We’re so happy to find one of our favorite jewelry artists makes these lovely card sets too.  ($20 at Elyse Graham)

 

Mother-in-law holiday gifts: Philosophy Amazing Grace eau de toilette holiday edition

Philosophy Amazing Grace eau de toilette holiday edition

An easy way to say a lot without having to say a lot. ($18 at Nordstrom)

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