Play Nice: 48 Birthday Gifts for Your Mother in Law
Not only are your in-laws an important part of your extended family, but they hold a very special place in your spouse’s heart. Though it’s often hard to come up with a great gift idea for your partner’s parents, finding the perfect gift for them can be very rewarding for both the gift-giver and the recipient.
But it’s not easy to choose the perfect present for your mother-in-law: that’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best gifts you could give them to celebrate any occasion, from chic home goods, to luxury beauty products, to much more. A thoughtfully-chosen gift from this list will show your mother-in-law that you consider them family–without any hyphen.
It can be quite problematic to think of what to cook for your family every night. Help your mother-in-law with this difficult daily task by buying her this fun cookbook. It's a unique recipe book written in a "Choose Your Own Adventure" style. It'll make her laugh and help her to come up with new cooking ideas.
For the health-conscious mothers-in-law, this gift would be amazing. A fruit infuser water bottle can allow her to keep hydrated with water and reap the benefits that fruits can offer, all while she's on the go! The best part of this product is it's super easy to clean! She'll have so many things to thank you for!
One of the hardest things to keep organized is your car's trunk. So many things are just clanging around loosely there. Well, your mother-in-law can say goodbye to that chaos with this car trunk organizer from Starling. It expands up to two feet long and is customizable in terms of size. Its many compartments ensure she can keep everything in their place!
Nothing is a more beautiful gift for a mother than her children's most loving words. Buy your mother-in-law this creative and interactive book, where her children can fill in blanks to make this book their own unique story for their mother to enjoy. She will surely treasure this book filled with her children's love.
Active women love to be on the go. Many of them complain that it's hard to be active and still have things that a woman needs like her phone, money, basic makeup, etc. This running belt solves all these problems. And unlike most running belts, this can fit phones of all sizes. Your mother-in-law will find this gift very useful.
Like all moms, your mother-in-law probably has quite a few aches and pains in her body. This back massager pillow, which includes a heater, can be used for the back, neck, shoulder, and more. It provides pain relief for muscles and promotes the circulation of blood. Its four massaging nodes perform a relaxing deep massage that your mother-in-law would love.
What home doesn't have photographs of the whole family? This gift puts an artistic spin on family picture frames by hanging picture frames from a sculpted tree. The beautifully crafted branches and leaves and the pure black tree make the display alone a worthy decoration. Your mother-in-law is sure to love this “family tree.”
This next gift shares the same spirit of humor. This sippy cup can hold your mother-in-law's wine, coffee, etc. It can keep warm drinks hot for half a day and cold drinks cool for even longer! It comes in more than ten colors and includes a play on words between “wine” and “whine,” only one of which moms like.
Does your mother-in-law like decorating her house with pretty little pieces? If she does, try getting her these butterfly suncatchers. She can hang them anywhere in the house, and they can add color and style to accentuate otherwise plain parts of her home. They come with a hook and suction cup for hanging.
Saying "I love you" to your mother-in-law can be hard. Calling her "mom" can be just as difficult. If you can't say it, just let this jewelry piece say it for you. This sophisticated necklace comes with the engraving, "Always my mother, forever my friend." This gift is a great statement from her child's partner.
How about a gift that piques your mother-in-law's interest and stimulates her brain cells? She must have lots of spare time, so why not give her something to activate that brilliant brain of hers? This activity book has over 100 puzzles that include Sudoku, Word Search, and Crosswords. She'll have loads of fun, and it might take her a year to finish all of them!
Your mother-in-law must have lived quite a long and successful life. Gift her this book entitled Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom, which contains narrative from some of the world's most successful and intelligent women in the world. She'll find great perspectives and shared experiences with these women.
Mindfulness doesn't come naturally for everyone. If your mother-in-law likes to relax but isn't quite a pro at it, give this book as one of the birthday gifts for your mother-in-law. It can teach her how to integrate peace and meditation into her life. She'll be happier and more content after learning from this book, and she'll have you to thank!
Buying jewelry for your mother-in-law is pretty typical. Up your gift-giving game by buying her an aromatherapy essential oil diffuser necklace! Not only does this make her look spectacular, but it also allows her to bring her favorite aromatic smells comfortably. She'll love the turtle design on this diffuser.
If your mother-in-law loves to spend her free time gardening, she must use her hands a lot. She could be getting lots of nicks and scratches on them from all the garden work. Buy her this garden glove set to protect those productive hands. This comes with three pairs of breathable knitted gloves that are colorful and eye-catching in design.
Sweet and sentimental gifts are always appreciated by moms, and your mother-in-law is probably no different. This box sign has an endearing message about how awesome she is, and coming from you, she'd like the thought behind it. This artistic box can be placed anywhere prominently in her home to show off how much she's valued.
Change is the only constant in a woman's life. Your mother-in-law has probably figured that out and is welcoming the idea of change. This book is a great birthday present to help her begin on the path to change. This book inspires for any woman to start over, continue progress, or shake up her life.
Most active mothers spend lots of time outdoors, whether exercising, gardening, or simply enjoying nature. Help protect your mother-in-law's skin by buying her Wallaroo's pretty sun hat. This way, she can stay active and healthy, and look like a million bucks at the same time. These hats come in a wide variety of colors, so make sure to pick her favorite!
Gardening in the rain can get messy and does not look pretty. Your mother-in-law can surely attest to that. So, instead of getting expensive but pointless birthday gifts for your mother-in-law, give her these quaint but almost rustic boots for her to use when working in the rain. She can stay clean and look adorable even in her muddy garden.