Similar to shopping for your actual mom, shopping for your mother-in-law might present some challenging questions. What is that one thing she doesn’t have but really wants? What is a gift that’s in your budget, but actually looks like it costs much more? What size do you get it in? And what color? Or maybe you got lucky and she’s super easy to shop for. Either way, you probably want to impress your mother-in-law with whatever you may give her, but that doesn’t mean you have to run all over town looking for the just-right thing. Below, we’ve rounded up gifts that will appeal to all kinds of mothers-in-law, from those who are easily pleased to those who love a good bath soak to those who are notoriously picky. Conveniently, they’re all on Amazon, which means you (and she) won’t have to wait long for any of them, either.
For the mother-in-law who always offers an aperitif
These coasters are a must-have item on the owner of Mimi Cheng’s guide to entertaining accessories, and we think your host-with-the-most mother-in-law will appreciate them, too.
For the mother-in-law who loves flowers
For the mother-in-law who hosts Christmas
Something to speed up the process of baking all of those cookies (it comes highly recommended by enthusiastic Amazon reviewers).
For the mother-in-law who loves to spend the night
For the mother-in-law who has a place for everything
For the mother-in-law who loves HGTV
For the mother-in-law who is into astrology
For the mother-in-law who hosts game night
For the mother-in-law who prefers outdoor games
For the mother-in-law who always talks about her trip to Tuscany
For the mother-in-law who spends all summer on her porch
For the mother-in-law who spends the summer by the water
For the mother-in-law from New England
For the minimalist mother-in-law who always offers you a cup of tea
We’re big fans of this stylish kettle and think your mother-in-law who stocks up on Harney’s will be, too.
For the eccentric mother-in-law who always offers you a cup of tea
If she’s the kind of mother-in-law who loves vintage-inspired kitchen goods, we can picture this splatterware enamel kettle on her stovetop.
For the mother-in-law whose food is never flavorful enough
This handmade pepper mill is always a hit at one Strategist writer’s dinner parties, and we think it’ll be a hit with your mother-in-law, too.