20 Gifts That'll Please the Pickiest Mother-in-Law

Easy, affordable ideas for every kind of MIL.

Mother-in-Law Gifts
Lindsey Murray

Shopping for your mother-in-law is tricky. You want to get her something she'll love, but it's not always easy to figure out what exactly that is. These genius gifts feel personal, add to her decor, make her beauty routine nicer, or, best of all: create some "me-time" that makes her feels a little more special. P.S. Don't forget about your own mom!

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Monogram Key Ring
Moon and Lola Monogram Key Chain


offers tons of monogrammed gifts, including necklaces, rings, and stud earrings, but we fell for the splash of color this key ring provides. Available in nine eye-popping shades, it definitely makes it easier to find keys in a crowded purse.

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Home Sweet Home Print
Livi LouDesigns
Home Sweet Home Print


If you're short for time, print out this digital design and pop it in your for an instantly thoughtful gift.

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Curve Teapot with Infuser


This top-rated teapot is so pretty, she'll always want to keep it on display. say that its infuser has taken their tea drinking experience to the next-level.

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Cubic Zirconia Cushion Shape Halo Studs


These cubic-zirconia earrings are a classy upgrade to her everyday wardrobe. It'll be our little secret that they only cost you $20.

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Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream


If her beauty routine is low maintenance, this is the anti-aging cream she needs. The seven ingredients — which include Lotus flower extract, Vitamin C, and more — work together to hydrate, reduce wrinkles, and give her a subtle glow.

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Tea Story: A Tea Lover's Giftset

Thanks to this variety pack with unique blends like Hibiscus Black and Mint Green, she will have her morning tea set for the next 80 days. 

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Personalized Family Tree Necklace
Personalized Family Tree Necklace


Show your excitement to be part of the family with a customized necklace that features the birthstones and initials of her kids.

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Philosophy Shower Gel
Philosophy Holiday Shower Gel


A perfect stocking stuffer, this all-in-one shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath will keep the holiday spirit going in scents like candy cane, vanilla, and snow angel. They're also a soothing antidote to winter dryness.

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Initial Cosmetics Bag
Initial Cosmetics Bag


A makeup case with a personal touch, this bag comes in the same lattice pattern in green, gray, black, and light blue.

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MAC Nude Lip Kit
M.A.C. Nude Lip Kit


This kit basically does the work of a perfect nude lip for her. The liquid version gives off a warm matte finish, while the lipstick offers a deeper shade.

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UrbanOwlHome Doormat
Checklist Doormat


With your helpful reminder, she'll check for these things every time she leaves the house.

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Opalhouse Wine Charms


These adorable tassel wine charms from Target's new Opalhouse line are super easy to clip onto any stemmed glass. Now she can spend more time focusing on the actual wine.

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Small Succulent Planters


Take the gift of succulents up a notch. The mini plants in this planter are removable so she can use the stand to hold her phone, keys, or whatever.

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Lone Star Art
Antique Fern Botanical Prints


These minimalist paintings add a pop of color to any room — and they're simple enough that she'll love them even if you don't exactly share the same decor style.

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Travel Cord Roll
Uncommon Goods
Travel Cord Roll


For MILs who love practical gifts, this easy-to-pack cord roll will help her keep all her chargers, headphones, and USBs tidy when she's on the go.

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Uncommon Goods
Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden


With these pretty planters, she'll have an herb garden in no time (even if she doesn't exactly have a green thumb). All she has to do is plant the seeds, fill the pre-soiled jar with water, and watch her basil, cilantro, and more start growing.

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Anthropologie Initial Trinket Dish
Anthropologie Monogram Trinket Dish


Your MIL's keys, rings, and pins can find an elegant home in one of these personalized marble-and-brass dishes.

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Nova Deruta Utensil Holder
Sur La Table
Nova Deruta Utensil Holder


The design on this earthenware holder hails from the Umbrian region of Italy in a style that dates back to the Renaissance. It certainly says "mangia!"

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'The Bubble' Umbrella


Make her rainy days a little brighter with this colorful umbrella. The dome shape keeps her extra protected and is less likely to flip inside out when it's windy.

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LAFCO Crimson Berry Candle


This limited-edition scent mixes the inviting scents of cranberry and raspberry with refreshing eucalyptus and warm vanilla.

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Personalized Hobby Tumblr
Uncommon Goods
Personalized Hobby Tumbler


Choose a cup or a and decorate it in your MIL's likeness complete with a favorite activity or pet.

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