They're sure to love you — er, it. A dozen ideas for mother-in-law and father-in-law gifts.
Finding gifts for your own parents is difficult enough; coming up with something for the in-laws can be an all-out doozy.
Consider their hobbies, living space, jobs and upcoming travels. Those categories are likely to lead you to gifts that they’ll actually use. What to avoid? Clothing — unless you or your partner are sure of their sizes and preferences.
Here are a dozen ideas to get your brainstorming rolling.
Parachute Merino Travel Kit ($169 at parachutehome.com). For snuggling on the couch and then the flight home, this luxe set includes an ultra-soft merino wool blanket and eye mask in a zippered carrying case.
ENDECeramics Pink Porcelain Coffee Set ($136 at etsy.com/shop/ENDEceramics) Sure to put a smile on your mother-in-law’s face, this chic pink set includes two espresso cups, a sugar bowl and a pitcher made from fine bone china.
Google Home Mini ($49 at store.google.com). Ease them into the world of voice-activated speakers with this mini module with Google Assistant.
Fox & Fallow Wanderlust 2018 Calendar ($35 at anthropologie.com). An elegant and inspiring calendar is useful and doesn’t require a huge outlay of cash. This one features 12 world destinations cast in gold foil.
Sugarfina Happy Hanukkah Candy Bento Box ($65 at Nordstrom). This decadent set is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth, and includes eight of the most popular flavors from the upscale candy company.
Pendleton National Parks Plaid Whisperwool Muffler ($59.50 at pendleton-usa.com). He can warm up in style with this soft merino wool scarf out of Oregon.
West Elm Monogrammed Lush Velvet Pillow Cover ($38.50). Personalized gifts and velvet are both on-trend this year, making this gift both hip and traditional. Don’t forget to order the Decorative Pillow Insert ($16), as well, to complete the set.
Wwake Arc Lineage Diamond Bracelet ($145–$327 at Nordstrom). For the minimalist mom-in-law, this delicate bracelet is modern yet timeless. Available in sterling silver or 14K gold.
Yahtzee National Parks Edition ($16 at amazon.com). The family that plays together — ideally bonds rather than fights. Get the game-night fun rolling with this Yahtzee set that’s easy to tote and has a fun outdoorsy theme.
TDE Document/Letter Holder ($180 at thedailyedited.com). Get free monogramming on this elegant leather organizer for the in-law who’s always at their desk.
Diptyque Mini Candle Set ($75 at Nordstrom). Add a little more Diptyque to her life with this set of five votives featuring scents that will warm up a winter home.
Winc Gift Card ($60–$600 at winc.com). Still can’t decide? Opt for the gift of wine — that they can pick out themselves. You give the gift card and they fill out their flavor preferences. Winc then creates a package of four bottles suited to their tastes. (Shipping to some states is not available.)
ShopNW staff contributed to this story.