20 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Mother-in-Law That Make a Great Impression

Her Mother's Day is looking extra rela this year ... thanks to you!

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No matter how close you are with your mother-in-law, it's always tricky figuring out what to get her on Mother's Day. You want to show her how much she means to you and your S.O., but there's a million ways to do so. These thoughtful yet affordable gifts will help her in the garden, kitchen, or even as she's getting ready in the morning. But one thing's for sure: All gifts, no matter how inexpensive or luxe, will give her the TLC she deserves. Since you're already in the shopping mode, check out these gift ideas for your own mom!

Need more ideas? Don't forget to check out GoodHousekeeping.com's Mother’s Day Guide.

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Best-Seller
Personalized Family Tree Necklace
Etsy
delezhen etsy.com
$41.40

Show that you're invested in the family by gifting her a gold or silver necklace that features the birthstones and initials of up to 12 of her kids or grandkids. If she's not a necklace gal, you can make her instead. 

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Best-Seller
Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden
Uncommon Goods
UncommonGoods uncommongoods.com
$20.00

With these pretty planters, she'll have an herb garden in no time (even if she's lacking a green thumb). All she has to do is plant the seeds, fill the pre-soiled jar with water, and watch her basil, cilantro, or herb of choice start growing.

RELATED: 10 Herbs You Can Grow Indoors Year-Round

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Fast Shipping
Spa Day Bouquet
The Bouqs
The Bouqs Company bouqs.com

$49 and up 

A bouquet that exudes the same serenity as a spa day? Now, that's exactly what your MIL needs. This pick from The Bouqs Company features a mix of peach and purple roses and baby blue eucalyptus that'll turn her Mother's Day into much-needed R&R. 

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GH Institute Pick
Women's Tree Runners
Allbirds
Allbirds allbirds.com
$95.00

Celebrity moms, including Kristen Bell and Cindy Crawford, love Allbirds. So do the experts at the GolfHr Textiles Lab. Why? They're breathable, machine washable, and come in 10 different shades. 

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Best-seller
Travel Cord Roll
Brouk and Co. amazon.com
$19.99

For MILs who love practical gifts, this easy-to-pack cord roll will keep her chargers, headphones, and USBs tidy when she's on the go. If pink's not her style, this vegan leather option also comes in turquoise, red, green, and cream. 

RELATED: 17 Best Travel Gadgets to Buy in 2019

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Personalized Gift
Heart Snapshot Mix® Photo Art
Minted
Minted minted.com

$29 and up 

Because she really just wants updated photos to show off to her family and friends. Instead of trying to settle on one image to frame, choose 30 of your favorites for this sweet heart-shaped print. 

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Best-Seller
Actual Handwriting Bracelet
Etsy
GracePersonalized etsy.com
$40.00

There are so ways that you can customize this silver, gold, or rose gold bracelet: Get your husband or kid to write something sweet for the special lady in their life and then turn it into a stunning — yet sentimental — gift. Or you can give her a few options — one from her son, grandson, and husband — to really win Mother's Day.

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Best-Seller
Harper Crossbody
Amazon
K. Carroll Accessories amazon.com
$19.99

If it's good enough for Oprah, then it's good enough for her. This travel-friendly crossbody, which made it on the 2018 List of Oprah's Favorite Things, has three built-in card slots and is available in 34 colors including floral prints, two-tone designs, and solids. 

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Personalized Gift
Custom Cutting Board
Etsy
keeplifesimpledesign etsy.com
$51.30

If she's the cook in the family, then she probably has a few (too many) cutting boards already. We bet she doesn't have a marble and wood board engraved with her family's name or establishment date, though.

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Shea Butter Favorites Collection
L'Occitane amazon.com
$39.00

This array of floral-infused creams, soaps, and lotions will make your Mother-in-Love (get it?) feel like the Queen that she is. The best part? Thanks to Shea Butter, the products are just as magical on the inside as they are on the outside.

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Top-Rated Pick
Gardener's Tool Seat
Uncommon Goods
UncommonGoods uncommongoods.com
$36.00

Tending to her garden beds doesn't have to be painful. This 21-pocket tool kit doubles as a seat, so she can weed her gardens without dirtying — or hurting — her knees. 

RELATED: The Best Gardening Tools You Can Buy on Amazon Right Now

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Bamboo Bathtub Tray
Amazon
Sweet Home Wood amazon.com
$42.25

Consider this the ultimate stress-free kit: Pair this adjustable tray with her favorite candle, bubble bath, and chocolates. And yes, it's even sturdy enough to hold a book and glass of wine. 

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Best-seller
Nude Lip Kit
Nordstrom
MAC nordstrom.com
$42.50

She's been rocking a nude lip for as long as you've known her. This kit comes with a trio of products — lipliner, lipstick, and lipgloss — to give her a subtle hue that'll stay all day long. 

RELATED: The 15 Best Nude Lipstick Colors

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Fast Shipping
Instant Pot
Walmart
Pioneer Woman walmart.com
$99.00

Now that she understands what the Instant Pot is all about, give her one that fits her personality and kitchen aesthetic. This floral six-in-one wonder works just like the classic versions, but looks way prettier. 

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Amazon Best-seller
Bath Bombs Gift Set
Amazon
Aprilis amazon.com
$12.99

If bubble baths are her love language, then this box of six bath fizzies will steal her heart. There are a range of scents to get her zen on, including rose, lavender, and green tea. 

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Editor's Pick
Monthly Subscription Box
Ellie
Ellie ellie.com
$39.95

The best fitness motivator is a cute pair of workout clothes, which is why this subscription box full of fitness-focused gear and apparel is a must. Each basic subscription comes with a sports bra, top, and bottoms. For $10 more, she'll also get two accessories. 

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For the Woman Who Has It All
Carlie Mini Three-Hand Leather Watch
Fossil
Fossil fossil.com
$85.00

More subdued than the silver watch she's been sporting for years, this gray leather option is perfect for day-to-day wear. For an extra special touch, engrave the back of the watch — for free! — with up to 16 characters. 

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Amazon Best-seller
The Perfect Couple
Amazon
amazon.com
$16.99
$12.89 (24% off)

Just in time for summer, gift your jet-setting MIL a brand-new beach read by Elin Hilderbrand. A tried-and-true favorite, The Perfect Couple takes readers to a truly unforgettable Nantucket wedding.

RELATED: The 25 Best New Books for Summer 2019

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Editor's Pick
Lustered Red Wine Glasses
Gather by Anthropologie anthropologie.com
$40.00

This set of four iridescent glasses will even make her cheapest bottle of Pinot Noir look luxe. But don't stop there: While you're at it, complete her collection with a . 

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For the Woman Who Has It All
Moonlight Short Pajamas
Nordstrom
Nordstrom Lingerie nordstrom.com
$55.00

After a long day of wining and dining, your MIL will love lounging in these super-soft knit PJs. Perfect for the warmer months, this lightweight set comes in stripes, solids, and prints. 

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