The Best Gifts for Your Mother-in-Law That Will Wow Her

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As your wedding day approaches, you may be thinking about special gifts and keepsakes for your wedding party and family members. One of the most important guests at your wedding is your future mother-in-law. After all, she played a pivotal role in your partner’s life!

Whether you're just getting to know her or have a close relationship, finding a personalized gift for your mother-in-law is a heartfelt gesture that speaks to your gratitude, love, and excitement for the role she will play in your life going forward. 

The key to a great mother-in-law gift is to make it feel personal. Whether you’re on a tight budget or looking to splurge, a special gift is one that speaks to who she is and what would bring her joy. Shopping with her hobbies, interests, and unique style in mind will help you narrow down the right choice.

From engraved jewelry to home decor to leather goods and beyond, we've compiled a list of the best mother-in-law gifts to make her feel cherished on your wedding day. 

Wall Things Co. Customized Cutting Board

Customized Cutting Board

Courtesy of Etsy 

Add an elegant touch to her kitchen with this personalized cutting board. It comes in different shapes and you can choose between two materials, walnut and cherry. She'll be able to chop, slice, and dice to her heart’s content—and when it's not in use, she'll proudly put it on display.

Price at time of publish: $30+

Jo Malone Hand Cream Collection

Jo Malone Hand Cream Collection

 Courtesy of Jo Malone

Pamper your mother-in-law with a luxurious collection of creams by cult-favorite brand, Jo Malone. This collection features some of their most popular scents, including lime basil & mandarin, English pear & freesia, and peony & blush suede. Made with apricot kernel oil, these creams absorb quickly to deeply nourish the skin.

Price at time of publish: $65

Uncommon Goods Compact Swivel Cheese Board with Knives

Uncommon Goods Compact Swivel Cheese Board with Knives

Uncommon Goods

For the consummate entertainer, this swivel cheese board is everything she needs for her next get together. It folds up into a wedge for easy storage and expands out to a full-sized spread when needed. The board also comes with a set of cheese knives that conveniently fit into a hidden drawer.

Price at time of publish: $47+

Artifact Uprising Everyday Photo Book

Artifact Uprising Everyday Photo Book

Artifact Uprising

This linen-bound photo book is a gift that she'll treasure forever. Fill it with family photos or snapshots from a favorite trip—she'll be surprised and delighted. Choose from six different colors and up to 50 pages.

Price at time of publish: $62

Rhea Noa Jewelry 14k Gold Letter Bracelet

Rhea Noa Jewelry 14k Gold Letter Bracelet


If your mother-in-law gravitates to more subtle jewelry, this letter bracelet is a great personalized pick. Each one is made to order and is packaged in a beautiful custom jewelry box wrapped in satin ribbon. Made from solid gold, it won't tarnish or cause any irritation. Choose between 14k yellow, white, or rose gold and two different lengths.

Price at time of publish: $180

Parachute Classic Bathrobe

Parachute Classic BathRobe


A super plush, cozy robe is the kind of gift that you can’t get wrong. This deliciously soft one is crafted from 100% long-staple Turkish cotton and comes in six muted tones that set the scene for relaxation. Ranging from XS to 3X, it's easy to find the ideal fit.

Price at time of publish: $109

Grace Personalized Actual Handwriting Bracelet

Grace Personalized Actual Handwriting Bracelet


It’s to find something more personalized than a custom, handwritten bracelet. Choose from sterling silver, gold vermeil, or rose gold vermeil and feature your own script or something from another loved one. Either way, this sentimental gift is truly one of a kind.

Price at time of publish: $38+

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition


This lightweight digital reader might be just the ticket for your favorite bookworm. The Kindle Paperwhite has a glare-free display that mimics real paper, and the newest version is outfitted with Bluetooth tech and Audible so she can listen to her favorite books on it as well.

Godiva Sweet Surprise Gift Tower

Godiva Sweet Surprise Gift Tower

Chocolate is a universal language in our book, and if your mother-in-law has a sweet tooth she'll be blown away by this tower of chocolates. Stacked with an assortment of truffles, Belgian chocolates, and nut and caramel confections, she’ll think this is the sweetest gift ever.

Price at time of publish: $90

Beis The Convertible Weekender

Béis The Convertible Weekender


Help her be prepared for her next weekend trip with this convertible weekender. It features a fully removable bottom compartment that doubles as a packing cube, with a mesh zip-cover. Plus there's a removable padded laptop sleeve, luggage sleeve, and key fob. It's perfect for both work and play.

Price at the time of publish: $118

OHAYOMI Women’s Wool Pashmina Wrap

OHAYOMI Women’s Wool Pashmina Wrap


A gorgeous wrap will make an elegant addition to her winter wardrobe, and she’ll undoubtedly love this soft and cozy one. Featuring a cozy blend of cashmere and wool, it's available in an assortment of four fabulous colors.

Price at time of publish: $31

Nest Velvet Pear Reed Diffuser

Nest Fragrances Reed Diffuser - Velvet Pear

 Courtesy of Amazon

Everyone wants their home to smell warm and inviting. This reed diffuser features a unique fragrance blend of pear, crisp apple, and crushed lemon leaves, infused with hints of peony and amber. The sleek, striped bottle also makes a lovely addition to her decor.

Price at time of publish: $58

These slippers are lined in genuine shearling, so this will be a game-changer to her morning routine (and will guarantee that this her coziest winter to date). They're also water-resistant and available in several different colors and patterns. Bonus: they'll keep her toes toasty warm without overheating.

Price at time of publish: $95

Michael Aram Orchid Wool Throw Blanket

Michael Aram Orchid Wool Throw Blanket

Courtesy of Bloomingdales 

Featuring a muted orchid pattern, this cozy, neutral throw makes a chic addition to any decor. Woven from 100% wool, it's also super soft—and endlessly cozy.

Price at time of publish: $175

Chemex Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker

Chemex 6-Cup Coffeemaker with Wood Collar

Crate & Barrel

With its simple engineering, this coffee maker takes the art of coffee back to the basics for a delicious cup every time. This drip coffee maker is made from borosilicate glass with a wooden collar that adds a warm touch to any kitchen.

Price at time of publish: $45

Backyard Candles Coffee & Cream

Coffee & Cream

Backyard Candles  

These sustainable candles are made from recycled coconut shells! They come in dozens of delicious and distinctive scents that are phthalate-free and therapeutic grade, and the coolest part? They float in water! They’re perfect for centerpieces, or to up her bubble bath game.

Price at time of publish: $12.50

Maison Miru Equilibrium Reversible Pearl Earrings

Equilibrium Reversible Pearl Earrings

Maison Miru 

These unique earrings feature two fashion pearls counterbalanced against each other, and can be worn both ways (though we love the smaller in front and large in back). With a post back held in high quality brass, you don’t have to worry about tarnishing or irritation. We love a “two for one,” especially when it comes to beautiful jewels.

Price at time of publish: $70 

Fable Pets Crate

Fable Pets Crate

Fable Pets

If the way to your mother-in-law’s heart is through her pup, spoil them both with a beautiful new crate that doubles as gorgeous and versatile household furniture. This crate from Fable Pets is made from premium bentwood and features a gate that can either slide or be stored discreetly within the unit. It comes in three different sizes to fit all dogs, large and small.

Price at time of publish: $395 

NuFACE FIX Starter Kit

FIX Starter Kit


This FDA-Cleared, aesthetician-created, award-winning microcurrent device helps to blur the look of fine lines and wrinkles and create the look of fuller lips in just three minutes per treatment area. This kit also includes the FIX® Line Smoothing Treatment Serum to help hydrate and brighten.

Price at time of publish: $159

HGDEER Natural Stone Heart Bracelet

HGDEER Natural Stone Heart Bracelet


This sweet and sentimental card and natural stone bracelet is a great budget pick that is sure to bring a tear to your bonus mom’s eye. It comes with a 7 inch strong elastic rope that fits most people and is comfortable to wear, and is accented with an adorable heart-shaped charm.

Price at time of publish: $17

Fable Full Dinnerware Set

Full Dinnerware Set


For a gift that says “let’s create new family memories around the dinner table,” this dinnerware set from Fable Home is as gorgeous as it is high quality  - and for a great value. The set includes their Classic Dinnerware Set with breakfast, dinner, and salad plates and bowls, plus smaller side dish bowls as well as cups. They are dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe up to 450ºF.

Price at time of publish: $414

Courant Classics Catch Valet Tray & Wireless Charging Station

Courant Catch 3 Essentials Wireless Charging Pad


Perfect for the bedside table, the CATCH:3 is for the mama who loves all things organization. This accessory tray and charging station combo is made from premium pebble grain Italian leather. It features single device integrated wireless technology and a spacious accessories compartment for valuables like jewelry, watches, glasses, and tech.

Price at time of publish: $175

GSPY Funny Mother-in-Law Scented Candles

GSPY Funny Mother-in-Law Scented Candles


For a mother-in-law with a good sense of humor (and sense of smell!), this funny quote candle is the perfect gift to let her know you love her. It comes with a relaxing sage and lavender scent that’s made of natural soy wax without chemical amplifiers. Plus, it’s under $20.

Price at time of publish: $17

Bespoke Post Craftly DIY Whiskey Kit

DIY Whiskey Kit

Bespoke Post 

For the cocktail connoisseur, your mother-in-law might love getting crafty with her nighttime drink. These DIY kits from Craftly are complete with 10+ botanicals for near-endless combinations to mix, ferment, and distill your own booze that'll make her feel like a true master distiller.

Price at time of publish: $65

Great Jones Fully Baked Bakeware Set

Fully Baked Bakeware Set
Great Jones.

If your mother-in-law loves baking, she’ll adore this seven-piece mixed-material collection of premium, non-stick, and non-toxic bakeware. The set comes with 1 Holy Sheet (sheet pan), 2x Breadwinner (for baking bread), 2x Patty Cake for baking cakes, a Hot Dish for casseroles, and 1 Sweetie Pie for pies. Yum!

Price at time of publish: $215

Tiger Co Designs Funny Throw Pillow

Tiger Co Designs Funny Throw Pillow

This decorative accent pillow is made from moisture-wicking, machine-washable fabric with a 100% cotton case. You can customize it in several colors and sizes, and add your own phrasing to make it feel unique and special. Add your wedding date for a sentimental approach, or a funny inside joke if that’s more her style.

Price at time of publish: $15

Pashion Footwear The Miranda

The Miranda

Pashion Footwear

For the shoe lover who’s running out of closet space, these convertible shoes are the perfect addition. The Miranda is a square-toed strappy sandal that can go from stiletto heel to block heel to a flat with just a quick heel pop and lock switch. Three beautiful shoes for the price of one? Now that’s a way to a shoe lover’s heart.

Price at time of publish: $140

Haand Hestia Nesting Set

Haand Hestia Nesting Set


With five sizes of relaxed-rim bowls including a ramekin, dessert bowl, breakfast bowl, sharing bowl, and fruit bowl, this set of nesting bowls is both beautiful and convenient for compact storage. They’re lead-free, glazed white porcelain, microwave and dishwasher safe, and handmade in the USA.

Price at time of publish: $195

Gardyn 2.0 Vertical Indoor Garden

Gardyn 2.0 Vertical Indoor Garden


This revolutionary, patented AI Assistant-run hydroponic indoor gardening setup is about to take your mother-in-law’s gardening game to the next level. With 24/7 plant monitoring for optimal growth, vacation mode, and an app for step-by-step plant coaching, the Gardyn Home is a sustainable, high-yield indoor garden that allows you to grow up to 10 pounds of fresh produce a month -  in her living room.

Memberships start at: $29/mo

Mark & Graham Terminal 1 Luggage Set

Terminal 1 Luggage Set

Mark & Graham  

Mark & Graham’s best-selling set of carry-on and cosmetic case duo is made from durable, lightweight polycarbonate. It features TSA-approved personal locks, 360 degree spinning wheels, and optional expandable zippers so Mama can pack every last pair of shoes. Plus, the Terminal 1 Collection comes with a lifetime limited warranty, so she’s set to jet for life.

Price at time of publish: $309

Oyin Handmade Whipped Shea Butter

Whipped Shea Butter

Oyin Handmade 

Support a small, woman and Black-owned business and nourish your skin all at once! Made with vegan, fair trade, unrefined shea butter, this body moisturizer is chemical-free and leaves the skin ultra-moisturized. Choose between unscented or two delicious scents: Black Cedar Fig and Rich Almond.

Price at time of publish: $18

Pattern Beauty Treatment Bundle

Treatment Bundle

Pattern Beauty

Black-owned and made especially for curls, coils, and tight hair textures, this delicious line of hair care from Pattern Beauty is a great gift to give your mama-to-be a hair spa day. The Treatment bundle features the coveted Treatment Mask, Scalp Serum, and Jojoba Oil Blend Self-Heating Packs that will nourish, hydrate, and awaken those gorgeous curls.

Price at time of publish: $58

Simply Organic Bamboo Throw Blanket

Throw Blanket

Simply Organic Bamboo 

Buttery soft, lightweight, hypoallergenic, naturally breathable, and temperature regulating, this beautiful knitted throw blanket adds a splash of texture and style to beds, sofas, and over chairs. It’s crafted from 100 percent viscose from organically-grown bamboo, comes in eco-friendly packaging, and is available in several pretty colors.

Price at time of publish: $99

SiO Beauty NeckLift

SiO Beauty NeckLift

SiO Beauty 

Reusable up to ten times, this neck lift patch was created to visibly reduce wrinkles around the neck. With clinical studies to back up their claims, this medical-grade neck lift patch gently compresses skin, hydrates, softens neck lines, and helps to prevent deeper wrinkles from forming.

Price at time of publish: $36

HAPPYPOP Funny Socks Silly Socks

HAPPYPOP Funny Socks Silly Socks


Get cozy and silly with these adorable pink fuzzy socks. The quote, “Best Mother-In-Law Ever,” doubles as grippers to prevent sliding on wood floors. These warm socks are suitable for women’s shoe sizes 6-12 and are only $10.

Price at time of publish: $10

Wedgwood Butterfly Bloom Large Teapot

Butterfly Bloom Large Teapot


Wedgwood makes absolutely gorgeous teaware, and we love this Butterfly Bloom Teapot for the tea-loving moms (though picking just one was tough!). Decorated with flowers and butterflies in warm pink and gold tones, this design is charming, elegant, and will make you feel like you're sipping Earl Gray in the English countryside. Best of all, it’s dishwasher-safe.

Price at time of publish: $220

Nadri RSVP CZ Bypass Hinge Bracelet

RSVP CZ Bypass Hinge Bracelet


This sparkly hinge-style bracelet is made from brass with the choice of 18KT Gold or Rhodium plating. It’s accented with beautiful Cubic Zirconia stones that dress up any outfit, and is versatile enough to suit a variety of styles. 

Price at time of publish: $125

L'Agence Dani Blouse

Dani Blouse


High quality silk blouses are timeless staple pieces for any woman’s closet. The silks from L’Agence are absolutely gorgeous, buttery smooth, and super flattering. This button-down features a three-quarter sleeve, high-low shirttail hem, and spread collar that’s feminine, comfortable, and comes in tons of beautiful colors. She can easily wear it to the office or dinner on the weekend.

Price at time of publish: $345

EnjoyTheWood Custom Recipe Book

EnjoyTheWood Custom Recipe Book


Is your MIL an incredible home cook? Help pass on her amazing recipes for years to come with this gorgeous wooden recipe book. She can leave handwritten recipes in customizable binders with included personalization. Choose one of their kitchen-themed designs and add your own text for the front and spine. Or send in a picture and get a custom design for a small extra fee.

Price at time of publish: $60

Material The Angled Board

Material Angled Board


This high quality, FSC-certified wood cutting board doubles as a gorgeous serving tray for charcuterie or other appetizers. With both a smooth side and grooved side, you can easily go from prep to serving without any major messes leaking out onto the countertop. Note that it’s hand wash only.

Price at time of publish: $95

Vera Bradley Work Tote Bag

Work Tote Bag

Vera Bradley

For a busy mom on the go, this tote bag is as stylish as it is functional with several pockets and compartments to store all the essentials, including a laptop slot. It comes in several designs to suit her unique style, and is made from lightweight, durable, and water-repelling performance twill fabric. 

Price at time of publish: $165

Sijo AiryWeight Eucalyptus Sheet Set

Sijo AiryWeight Eucalyptus Sheet Set


Gift your MIL the joy of the coziest night’s sleep every night with these naturally cooling eucalyptus sheets. Soft, durable, and airy, this set comes with one fitted sheet, two pillowcases (1 pillowcase for twin and twin XL sets), and one optional flat/top sheet in six different colorways.

Price at time of publish: $95

Michele Foods Michele’s Syrups – 3 Pack

Michele’s Syrups – 3 Pack

Michele Foods

Michele Foods is the first Black woman-owned syrup company, and offers absolutely delicious gourmet syrups from secret family recipes dating back to the late 1800’s. This 3-pack includes their Butter Pecan, Honey Creme, and Maple Creme flavors that will elevate any pancake or waffle into a gourmet breakfast.

Price at time of publish: $30

MORALVE Space Saving Hangers

MORALVE Space Saving Pants Hangers


Help mom combat all of those bulky items that take up her precious closet space with these space saving hangers. They can be used for jeans, skirts, scarves, dresses, and more. The 360-degree hook allows for easy access and versatility in how it can be used, horizontally or vertically, making it adaptable to a range of clothing types and sizes.

Price at time of publish: $25

Six Three Zero EVRYJourney Electric Bike

Six Three Zero EVRYJourney Electric Bike

Six Three Zero

If your mother-in-law is always looking for fun new ways to stay active, she’ll love this electric bike from SixThreeZero. With ergonomic designs and lots of pretty color combos, their body fit tool allows riders to fully customize their bike based on weight, height, age, gender, and more. It also comes with seven speeds for a little boost up those steep hills. 

Price at time of publish: $420

Hipchic Nailed It Semi-cured Gel Nail Strip Starter Kit

Nailed It Semi-cured Gel Nail Strip Starter Kit

Hip Chic

Press ons, but make it even chicer! These “semi-cured” gel strips offer gorgeous, salon-quality gel nails from home. This starter kit comes with a mini LED UV Lamp, a nail file, a wooden stick, prep pads and 22 gel nail strips, available in three colors.

Price at time of publish: $16

The White Company Signature Fragrance Oil Set

Signature Fragrance Oil Set

The White Company

This trio of bestselling, long lasting scented oils includes aromatic Seychelles, Lime & Bay, and fruity Pomegranate. She can easily add them to an electronic diffuser or pot pourri for dreamy scents that’ll fill her entire home.

Price at time of publish: $44

This premium duffle is made from durable, spill-proof, stain-repelling EcoCraft Canvas and can fit 4-5 days worth of clothes for a variety of trip types. It features a removable woven shoulder strap, two exterior slip pockets, two interior zip pockets, and a two-way, lockable zipper. You can also personalize it for an added fee.

Price at time of publish: $285

yFoy All Day Glow Vitamin C+

All Day Glow Vitamin C+


Make your mama glow with YFOY’s Vitamin C Super Serum, formulated with powerful antioxidants to brighten, nourish, regenerate, help with sun damage, and stimulate cellular turnover. It’s a must have for any skincare regimen. 

Price at time of publish: $23

The Lip Bar All Me Sheer Nude Gloss Bundle

All Me Sheer Nude Gloss Bundle

The Lip Bar

This bundle from The Lip Bar includes six sheer nude glosses to suit any skin color. With natural-looking color and high shine, these glosses are non-sticky and look amazing layered over her favorite lipsticks.

Price at time of publish: $74

Dagne Dover Ace Fanny Pack

Dagne Dover Fanny Pack

Dagne Dover

Moms love their fanny packs, and we love them for it. For hands-free carrying in style, this water-resistant, neoprene belt bag features an adjustable strap, several interior and exterior pockets, a key clip to keep keys locked up, and comes in a range of fashionable colors.

Price at time of publish: $95

Jack & Rose Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet

Jack & Rose Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet


This essential oil bracelet is a charming way to help her get the benefits of aromatherapy on the go. It comes with eight interchangeable pads to match her mood or outfit, and all she needs to do is apply three to five drops of her favorite scent and breathe deeply.

Price at time of publish: $10

Nomad Crafts Co. Vintage Leather Journal

Nomad Crafts Co. Vintage Leather Journal


This vintage leather journal is a sweet way to encourage your mother-in-law to record her musings and memories. Crafted out of soft buffalo leather, this bound journal is emblazoned with the tree of life on the front cover and features 200 pages of handcrafted paper.

Price at time of publish: $33

What to Look for in Mother-in-Law Gifts


When shopping for gifts for your mother-in-law, the key is to make your selection feel personal. Not every person is the same, and not every mother is, either. Try to think about the kind of gift that would speak to her, individually. 

Does she have a favorite hobby? A special interest? If she’s into fitness and outdoor activities, consider gifting her some new gear like EVRYJourney Electric Bike. If she’s more into spending time with her dog, a stylish dog crate, like Fable Pets Crate, will be the perfect addition to her home. She’ll appreciate that you spent the time to find a gift that speaks to her unique personality and interests.


Secondly, identify the budget you’re working with. It’s not necessary to spend a ton of money to find the right gift, as long as the gift feels thoughtful and intentional. For instance, HGDEER Natural Stone Heart Bracelet is a sentimental gift that costs less than $20. By specifying your budget, you’ll be able to narrow down your options and make the selection process much less overwhelming.

  • Do I have to give my mother in law a gift at the wedding?

    You certainly do not have to give your mother-in-law a gift, but it is definitely a welcome and thoughtful gesture. 

    A gift is a symbol that you honor and value the role she will play in your life going forward; after all, she birthed and/or raised your betrothed! By sharing a gift with her, even if it is a more humble item, you send the message that you love and appreciate her. 

  • How much should I spend on a gift for my mother-in-law?

    How much you should spend is a personal decision that depends on your finances and comfort level. You do not need to overspend. Find a number that feels appropriate to you, and stick with it. There are so many wonderful budget options that are sentimental, thoughtful, and personal. What’s truly important is the thought and care behind which gift you choose, not the price tag.

  • How do I honor my mother in law at the wedding?

    There are many ways you can honor your mother-in-law on your wedding day, and show your appreciation for the role she has played in your partner’s life. Here are a few suggestions:

    • Bring her into the ceremony. You can ask her to read a poem, a prayer, or sing a heartfelt song (if she is a good singer!).
    • Thank her in your speech. It’s often customary for the bride and groom to give a short speech, thanking your guests for attending your special day. Be sure to shout out your mother-in-law and express gratitude and appreciation for her.
    • Share her wedding day photos. If your partner’s parents are still married, a nice gesture is setting up picture frames with her wedding day photos, and even her parents’ wedding day photos! To honor those who came before you, you can display them at the welcome table or gift table for a sweet, sentimental touch. 
    • Give her a special gift. Choose from one of the items on our list to give your mother-in-law a special present to say thank you and show your appreciation.

Why Trust Brides

Contributing writer Sharon Brandwein is an expert in parenting, content marketing, and lifestyle commerce. She also excels at giving the perfect present and is well-versed in everything from chocolate to candles.

Chelsea Frank has been a lifestyle writer for nearly 10 years. She’s contributed to dozens of online publications, researching and writing on a number of topics from clean beauty and fashion to travel and wellness. She’s also an anxious soon-to-be bride, so she’s with you!

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