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
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
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
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.
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$92, Mariebelle, with other sizes available
Boxwood & Myrtle Wild Wreath
Such a pretty way to bring the natural scent of the season to a home.
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$46, Food52 Provisions
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
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
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
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
Coach makes the most amazing, comfy, soft wearable leather gloves that last for ages. And oof, the red!
Snowflake Linzer Torte
A beautifully traditional holiday treat from independent, mom-and-pop run U.S. bonboniere
$28, Burdick Chocolate
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
Salt Bowl Collection Set
So smitten with these colorful bowls, perfect for a hostess, serial entertainer, or just someone who likes pretty objects.
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
Definitely not made out of clay. | 10% off code COOL10
$135, Modern Tribe
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
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
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
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.