Gift ideas for your mother-in-law with great taste who’s always the hardest person to shop for
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Be sure to visit our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide posts and our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide posts for even more fabulous gift ideas
including 50+ cool gifts for kids and teens, all under $15
Limited edition weighted blanket
Warning: cuddle up under this, she may never come out.
Tea from around the world gift set +
Engraved “sweater weather” spoon
Either is a great mother-in-law gift, but together? Wonderful!
Teas $55, Uncommon Goods, Spoon $21 Milk & Honey Luxuries
$ 20 on sale, Love Cortnie
Use code COOLMOM for 10% off of everything sitewide including sale items PLUS free ship with two or more items
Thank You For Being a Friend: Life According to the Golden Girls
If she’s a pal and a confidant.
Olive and Thistle Wreath By Creekside Farms
Perfect in rustic homes, perfect in modern homes
$ 65, Food 52 Shop
Vogue Collection bouquet and vase
A collection all curated by the editors and team at Vogue.
Shown here: The Negar arrangement curated by Vogue’s Negar Mohammadi .
$138, Urban Stems; other arrangements available for less
Beauty suite artisan gift box
Featuring Urb Apothecary bath milk, Dandelion chocolate, and a Tulsi wrap.
$145, Bestowe Gifting
Empowered women empower the world mug
Mothers-in-law can be badass empowered women too, of course!
$15, Polished Prints
Use code MERRY for 10% off site wide
Capri Blue Fir and Firewood Jar Candle
It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas.
Winter candy bento box
Gingerbread cookie bites? Champagne bubble candies? Oh yes, please.
Barbara Streisand ornament
For the right mother-in-law, this will be the most beautiful thing in her entire house.
$60, Broadway Cares
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And don't miss our guide to 50+ of the coolest gifts for kids under $50.