Mother In Law Gift Guide

Every year, I get the same question: “are you going to do a Mother In Law gift guide!?” and every year I genuinely love putting together a list of gifts that are thoughtful, classic, fit all kinds of interests, budgets and relationships and would be gifts that I would personally love to give or receive. 
Each item on this list is perfect for any important woman in your life, whether or not she birthed your spouse. Almost all of the gifts can be personalized, none require you to know any specifics on sizing or fit and all are listed at great price points. Happy shopping, friends! 
Mother In Law Gift Guide

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1. Embraceable Plush Collar Robe
Ok, I know a robe isn’t a truly ground breaking suggestion for a Mother In Law but hold on to your hats kids, because this Embraceable Plush Collar Robe from Soma is all kinds of amazing and absolutely a must. Why? Oh because the collar is lined with fleecy, plush wonderfulness, perfect for anyone who needs to feel like life is good. Seriously, this robe is unreal, I sleep in mine. The cotton material is a medium weight knit with a touch stretch so it won’t cling and the all of the details are covered – the pockets are deep and the robe is attached, two things that matter in the world of robes.

The sizing is also idea for gifting because it comes in a S/M, L/XL and XXL which covers a great range of body types without requiring you to know the specifics of you mother in law’s sizing. 

Mother In Law Gift Guide
2. Cool Nights Pajamas by Soma
Ok, let me just say this: Soma was kind enough to send me a pair of their Cool Nights Pajamas and I have no idea how to explain how they work, except that they must be woven with magic. They are soft, just the right weight and have Cool Nights technology which actually keeps your body cool as you sleep at night. Believe it people, cuz it’s true. If you’re a warm sleeper, wake up in the middle of the night shoving off covers, or sleep next to a furnace of a partner, not only do you need these but you’re going to need to gift them to your MIL, too (especially if you’ve heard talk recently of hot flashes and the like).
I have a pair in the Vintage Pink notched collar top and traditional Cool Nights Pajama pants but also look the classic look of the Kimono CEO in Black Cool Nights set
3. Loungewear Set
If the Cool Nights technology wouldn’t ring your Mother In Law’s bell, I’m fairly certain she would be happy to snuggle up in the Cozy Nights long sleeve top in Heather Vintage Pink – it’s cut so that you can absolutely wear it out of the house and is perfect as the first thing you put on after you walk through the door. You can make it a set with either shorts or pants, all of which are insanely soft. Cozy, soft, warm and flattering, this is the kind of gift every MIL can get behind.
4. Birthstone Bangle
I love how simple and clean this gold birthstone bangle is – it really will fit into any woman’s wardrobe. You can choose to personalize the birthstone to match your mother in law’s birth month or choose the birth month of her fave child, who I assume you’re married to. They would also be gorgeous stacked so you could purchase a few over the course of birthdays and holidays to represent those most important to her. 
5. French Press
Something about a French Press feels fancy and luxe, a feeling any woman can understand. This little pot comes in a ton of finishes (so you can skip the copper in favor of a more traditional tone like stainless steel), makes up to 8 cups and is perfect for spoiling a coffee lover. 
6. Le Mer Set
Le Mer is the gold standard of luxury skin care and this set comes with two of it’s most popular products, The Moisturizing Cream and The Concentrate for less than $100. 
7. Capri Blue Room Spray
This may be my favorite find of the holiday season! I had no idea the famous Capri Blue candle comes in both a room spray and a reed diffuser but I plan to stock up ASAP. With a universally pleasing scent (think Anthropologie store) the Capri Blue has a cult following – so it’s sure to please! 
8. Leather Monogrammed Jewelry Case
Perfect for the Mother In Law who loves to travel (or has an overflowing jewelry collection), I love how thoughtful the monogram and color choice options can make this little travel case
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9. Silk Sleep Pillow Case
The new beauty must have – and a gift perfect for the MIL who already has everything – is the Slip beauty sleep silk pillow case. It comes in a ton of gorgeous colors to match any bedding and is anti-aging, anti-sleep creasing and anti-bed head. You can purchase a single silk pillow case here or a set that includes the silk pillow case and a matching Slip silk eye mask here
10. Le Creuset Bowl
A classic in the world of cookware, this Le Creuset bowl is pretty enough to use as a serving piece and sturdy enough to proof bread dough, handle cake mixing or whatever else your MIL can throw at it. I love the white, but it comes in a handful of other fun colors. 
11. Wine Preserver
I’m here for this: a wine preserver that keeps an open bottle fresh for up to 8 weeks! Each cartridge absorbs 100% of the oxygen within the open bottle within in minutes, allowing for a single glass pour without ruining the bottle. Forget my MIL, this is going on my wish list! 
12. Monogrammed Locket Key Chain
A sweet throwback, this heart shaped, stainless steel keychain locket can be personalized with an engraving and holds two photos of your MIL’s fave faces. 
13. Floral Pitcher
Everyone loves a little something special to bring out when guests are over or the day calls for a pick me up and I just love this floral pitcher for those very reasons. It’s dainty and feminine, perfect for serving or for display. 
14. Bamboo Bath Tray
What mother in law wouldn’t want an excuse to soak in a tub with her book, glass of wine, candle and necessities within reach? This bath tray is a slam dunk, in my opinion! 
15. Personalized Recipe Pie Tin
update: it looks like the Pie Tin is sold out but there are many other shapes/plates available, like this baking dish, and this jewelry dish from the same shop. 
The most thoughtful gift on the list, this white ceramic pie tin/dish can be personalized with a photo and handwritten recipe. Imagine gifting your Mother In Law with a handwritten recipe and photo of her own mother – or, if you have babes, imagine a recipe written in your child’s handwriting of a pie that your MIL and babes made together. 
16. Custom 3D House Painting
A truly unique gift, this wooden 3D house portrait will be hand painted to match your Mother In Law’s house. Seriously, take a peek at how thoughtful and beautiful these little houses truly are, not a single detail is left out. You could also choose to do a painting of the house your MIL grew up in or a home that was significant to her (say, the house she raised her children in, if they’ve downsized). 
17. Glass Photo Keepsake Box
This sweet little keepsake box is engraved with the words “May the memories last forever” and can be customized with different quote or inscription of your choice. The photo can be added/changed out so you can choose a special snap or let your MIL pick the perfect photo. 
18. Personalized Stationary
Sweet, simple and hand made, I love the script on this note card set. You can choose your personalize color but this style will always be simple and classic. 
19. Personalized Journal 
I always keep a blank journal on hand to jot down ideas and make lists so I am partial to this spiral bound journal with your MIL’s name printed on the front. The watercolor floral pattern comes in a range of shades and the interior cover can be personalized with a special note and photo, which makes for a very sweet touch. 
20. Personalized Book Stamp 
For the book lover (or the chef, there’s also a recipe stamp!), this heavy duty, gorgeous Library Embosser rubber stamp is a really unique gift. I am surprised at how friendly the price point is and know that any bibliophile would be thrilled to put their stamp to work in their library. 
Mother In Law Gift Guide