5 Genius Mother-in-Law Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day


By Jae Curtis

Whether you and your mother-in-law enjoy a friendly relationship or you tend to keep things formal, if it’s up to you to buy your her a present, you might be at a loss for ideas. After all, you’re looking for creative gifts that are both thoughtful and useful, so your mom-in-law knows that you care.

Your partner’s mom would be more than happy with any of these Mother’s Day gifts:

Something Personalized

Personalized Mother’s Day gifts definitely pack a punch when it comes to impressing your mom-in-law. You prove that you can pick a gorgeous gift, and the added personalized element then gives it a note of familiarity that can’t be matched.

You can go the traditional route and opt for a piece of personalized jewelry, like the Engraveable Bar Necklace from Blue Nile—or go for a more functional gift, such as the Personalized Chunky Notepad and matching Luxe Notes.

Super-Soft Cashmere

Fisher Project Airy Washed Cardigan Wrap by Eileen FisherEvery woman deserves a little luxury in her life, and cashmere is one of the most sumptuous fabrics on Mother Earth.

Since purchasing clothes for others can be tricky (you might not know your spouse’s mom’s size or style), you can opt for a super-soft cashmere wrap.

The Eileen Fisher Wrap Cardigan is airy and light, but still offers the luxurious feel of cashmere in a wrap that suits anyone’s style. This garment is sure to bring a smile to your mother-in-law’s face.

Subscription Box

Is your partner’s mom the kind of person who likes to get things in the mail? If so, all you have to do is find a subscription box that suits her. Then, for every month you pay the fee, she’ll find something nice on her doorstep.

Just run a quick search for a selection that will interest her—health food, cosmetics, wine, craft supplies, even cat accessories—there’s one for pretty anything you can think of.

Pampering Skin Care

Showing your mother-in-law that you care might be as simple as helping her care for her skin. What’s more, luxury skincare products might be one of those items that she may not think to purchase for herself, so it’s a gift that’s both thoughtful and useful. Whether it’s a relaxing bath kit, or a specialty product such as Birchrose + Co’s Soft Mask Cacao and Honey, the gift of soft skin is always appreciated.

Spring Flowers

Sometimes, the best gift is the simple, traditional one. Brightening her day by sending spring flowers may be worth more to your mother-in-law than any extravagant gesture. 1-800-Flowers offers plenty of spring options, including some creative gifts like birdhouses, chocolates, and berries to go with her tulips and sunflowers.

Shopping for your spouse’s mom may be a little tricky, but with some extra thought and care, you can choose a gift that truly makes an impact. Whatever your relationship with your mom-in-law, it’s the perfect way to say “thank you” for raising your sweetheart—and being part of your life.

Get your mother-in-law a skincare product that will pamper her, like the Cacao and Honey soft repairing mask from Birchrose + Co., available through Fab!


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