Finding gifts for your own parents is difficult enough, so given that you probably don't know your significant other's parents quite as well, coming up with something to wrap up for them can be a doozy. But shopping for gifts for in-laws doesn't have to lead to sleepless nights. Our best advice is to consider their hobbies, living spaces, jobs, and upcoming travel plans. It'll inevitably lead you to a number of gift ideas that they'll actually use.
One note: Unless you or your partner are 100% sure of their sizes in a particular brand and what they may or may not already have in their closet, it might be best to steer clear of clothing in this circumstance. That way you avoid someone having to go to the trouble of returning or exchanging the gift. So without further ado (and before you reach peak gift-searching frustration), read on to shop 25 no-fail holiday gifts for in-laws.
BoxFox Green Goddess Gift Box ($178)
This beautifully curated box of goodies is perfect for a mother-in-law who is wellness guru, or just loves to pamper herself from time to time.
Grown Alchemist Travel Kit ($81)
They'll especially appreciate this if they have a long flight coming up.
Sunnylife Lucite Backgammon Game ($160)
Backgammon is an incredibly under-rated game. It's fun for people (and couples!) of all ages.
Anthropologie Tiled Margot Monogram Mug ($12)
Choose the first letter of the family's last name for a fun mug that can be used by all!
EndeCeramics Pink Porcelain Coffee Set ($136)
This Etsy find is sure to put a smile on the recipients' faces.
Diptyque Figuier/Fig Tree Scented Candle ($65)
You can't go wrong with this luxe candle.
West Elm Marble and Brass Cake Stand ($31)
Found: the chicest possible cake stand for an avid baker.
Murdock London Ernest Double Edge Razor ($60)
Every man can appreciate a beautiful double-edge razor for a close shave.
Haflinger As Slipper ($79)
A pair of cozy slippers for Mom.
Minnetonka Franklin Scuff Slipper ($40)
And an equally cozy option for Dad.
Rifle Paper Co. World Traveler 2020 Desk Calendar ($18)
A cool calendar for their desk is useful and doesn't require a lot of cash—plus this one is perfect for a family that loves to travel.
Papetal by Jennifer Tran Floral Serving Platter ($48)
A personal favorite in-law gift, serving bowls are beautiful and always useful—especially around the holidays.
Burberry Sandon London Check Card Case ($180)
Is it just us, or do dads always seem to need a new wallet? This card holder is sleek and subtle.
Astley Clarke Evil Eye Biography Bracelet ($156)
The evil eye is said to ward off negative energy and bad spirits, making this beautiful, delicate bracelet have a purpose as well.
West Elm Dominoes Coffee Table Game ($28)
Gift them with hours of entertainment.
West Elm Vitruvi Stone Essential Oil Diffusers ($95)
Whether they're in the mood for a calming lavender essential oil or a fresh eucalyptus, this essential oil diffuser will provide an energetic refresh.
West Elm Geo Waffle Organic Cotton Robe ($30)
His-and-hers robes will make any bathroom feel like a hotel.
West Elm Tree Decanter ($31)
A chic decanter that's perfect for the holidays.
Sugarfina Sweet & Sparkling Candy Bento Box ($65)
Everyone has an inner sweet tooth, and this is sure to satisfy it.
W&P The Pour Over Press ($75)
Coffee always tastes better coming from a French press.
West Elm Nothing Fancy: The Art of Having People Over: a Cookbook ($33)
Any hostess will appreciate a beautiful coffee table book that also happens to be about hosting.
Monogram Faux Fur Ombre Throws ($79)
They'll cozy up with this throw all winter long.
Jonathan Adler Marcel Vase ($78)
Plant some flowers of your own in the vase for a beautiful gift with a little DIY flair.
Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash ($39)
This is the holy grail of hand soap, and it makes any bathroom look chic.
The Laundress Stain Removal Kit ($40)
The Laundress has successfully made laundry cool. Who knew that was possible?
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Aleksija Vujicic.
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