Shopping for gifts for your own mom (or mother figure) is never really too hard. Because you know she loves you unconditionally, she's going to love and appreciate anything you get her.
But, when it comes to getting a thoughtful gift for your mother-in-law (or future mother-in-law), you may feel like the pressure is on. I mean, she did give birth to the person you consider the love of your life, amirite? While that's obviously a big deal, permission to chill has been granted thanks to this list packed with thoughtful and personal presents that'll impress even the mother-in-law who has everything.
Peep a few of the best gifts for mothers-in-law, below:
And, there are tons of options below that she will appreciate, from personalized gifts under $50 to luxurious ideas to impress the bougie mother-in-law. Whatever her interests are or your budget is, you'll be able to find her something with this fool-proof, curated guide of the 53 best Mother's Day gifts perfectly curated for your special mother-in-law.
This custom print depicting the most important people in your mother-in-law's life (yes, include yourself) is something she'll display with pride. Select patterns and colors that match the decor in her office or living room.
You and your S.O. will cement your "favorite children" status with this easy home bar from Bartesian, a favorite of a few Women's Health editors. It's just like a Keurig, but instead of coffee pods, you use fully-recyclable cocktail pods that make everything from cosmopolitans to margaritas with the press of a button.
Whether she uses it before her eight-step skincare routine or just to unwind at the end of the day, she'll love the way this transforms her bathroom (or kitchen, or living room) into a spa. A relaxed MIL is a win-win for everyone, right?
I'm not a mother-in-law myself, admittedly, but I am a tea lover and was once gifted this tea set that I'm absolutely obsessed with, years after someone gave it to me. If she's already well-stocked on her favorite teas, gift her this dainty glass teapot that comes with a blooming flower tea set, stand, and chic AF little tea glasses.
Sure, getting her an in-spa massage would be nice, but if you're on a budget, you'll really impress her with this unique at-home neck and back massager she can use every night. It's the perfect gift for the MIL who just needs to, uh, chill.
Yes, you could get the photo-loving mother-in-law in your life a nice picture frame, but this photo printer (that I'm a personal fan of!) will allow her to print all her favorites herself, whenever she wants. Throw in a few frames if you want to get her started.
ICYMI, done-up nails are in, and at-home manis are, too! Give your mom-in-law the gift of a salon-quality gel mani with this set that doesn't just look super cute—it's really functional, too. The little macaron is actually a tiny LED light that'll make her mani last up to two weeks.
What mom couldn't use a few extra minutes? A subscription to Daily Harvest's Women's Health editor-loved frozen smoothies, bowls, and flatbread pizzas will save her tons of time while introducing her to a plethora of super delicious, nutritious meals.
This isn't your typical gift box of beauty products. Oribe's uber luxe (and heavenly-scented) hair products are only found in the most bougie gyms and salons around, and I'm here to tell you they're totally worth it. The hair product lover in your life is seriously going to appreciate this box set of the brand's editor-loved shampoo, conditioner, and texturizing spray.
You'd be hard-pressed to think of a mom who doesn't need a good night's rest. Gift her her most luxurious night of sleep ever with this silky WH editor-loved gift set, complete with an eye mask, scrunchie, and matching pillowcase.
If your MIL loves to listen to music, she will love this retro-looking Bluetooth speaker that she can blast her tunes from. Yes, it's pricey, so it's a good one to go in on with your partner or their siblings.
The *forgetful* mother-in-law might just kiss you for gifting her the chicest way possible to keep her from losing her phone while she's out and about with this Tory Burch crossbody bag. It has an adjustable strap and external pockets to hold essentials, too.
If she loves to travel, she'll adore this passport and vaccination card holder that makes an *excellent* stocking stuffer. Having them both in the same spot will keep 'em safe and secure, and she won't have to worry about her hands scrambling inside her purse in the TSA line.
...but, if you have the capacity to splurge a bit, I'll tell literally anyone who will listen to me to get this duffle bag if they travel often. Not only do I literally get stopped on the street with compliments every time I use it, it's super functional, too. It has a trolley sleeve for shoulder pain-free travel, several internal pockets, and tons of external ones for easy access to important belongings.
You may not be hitting the course with her any time soon, but a few rounds on this portable putting green with some homemade snacks may be way better, anyway. It'll be a great bonding activity for the whole family, no matter what everyone's experience level may be.
Getting a gift for your bougie wine-loving mother-in-law may feel kinda intimidating, but you're bound to hit a home run with this gift-ready box set of essentials for wine drinkers. It includes an electric wine opener, foil cutter, aerator, and vacuum stopper.
Gift her a year's worth of inspo to get creative with her DIY projects—this book contains 365 exercises and prompts to get her juices flowing when she's feeling stuck. Plus, if you have kids, this book gives them tons of opportunities to bond with Grandma.
Typical hats may be a boring gift, but this playful bucket hat with cottagecore vibes is made with a reversible design that's bound to make her feel even cooler and trendier than she already is. Handcrafted by artisans in India, it's made with 100 percent breathable cotton.
Your MIL will be obsessed with this silk nightgown that she can rock around the house, out to lunch or chilling in the backyard with her closest friends and family. And unlike most silk, this is totally washable!
The only thing she'll love more than bubble tea is bubble tea without having to get out of her house slippers and robe. Tea Drops' collab with Hello Kitty is adorable, and it already comes in a gift-worthy box to make wrapping even easier for you—a win-win!
No, this isn't just another perfume. This unscented primer is applied right before her perfume, allowing for her fragrance to smell exactly as the perfumer intended and making the scent last longer on her skin.
There's nobody who doesn't want a gift card, and since she can use this one as an excuse to plan another vaca, you're really buying her a whole experience. Maybe she'll plan on using it on your next family trip together!
You'd be hard-pressed to walk through our office here at Women's Health without finding at least two people wearing this sweatshirt because it's just so freaking comfy. Know that the morning person in your life will get just as addicted us as editors here.
Show your support for her pet obsession with this personalized portrait of her fur baby. Not only will she love it herself, she'll mention your name every time she gets compliments on it (which will be often).
Several WH staffers love gifting their moms and mothers-in-law pajamas—you know they'll always use them! This gorgeous hydrangea print pajama set is perfect for any MIL who is a flower enthusiast. Made with 100 cotton, it's also great for hot sleepers.
Got the cool mother-in-law you love to drink with? Not only are you incredibly lucky, you've also got the chance at sharing this fun gift with her. This set of global cocktail mixers will take you around the world...through alcohol. Just don't forget a few bottles of liquor to pair with this.