The 36 Best Gifts Your In-Laws Will Love

The perfect thoughtful sentiments your new set of parents.

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Ah, the in-laws. Sometimes it seems like it’s the national pastime to share sarcastic disregard for our MILs and FILs—but there’s another side to that coin. These are your new family members and, in all likelihood, thoroughly beloved by your significant other. Why not tap into some of that sentiment when it comes to saying hello, thank you, or happy holidays to them with a gift?

In some ways, buying gifts for your in-laws is no easy task. The desire to make a good impression, while finding a meaningful gift for people you may not know that well yet can be stressful. So we’ve done the legwork on gifting. These presents not only help you build stronger relationships with these important (and often overlooked) people in your life but will spotlight you as the thoughtful son or daughter-in-law that you want to be.

Here, the best gifts for your in-laws.

Our Top Picks

Stonewall Kitchen Morning Favorites Gift Basket

Morning Favorites Gift Basket

Courtesy of Stonewall Kitchen 

Food is always a direct pathway to the heart, so considering giving this basket full of breakfast favorites from Stonewall Kitchen. You’ll be bonding over waffles in no time.

Parachute Cashmere Blend Robe

Cashmere Blend Robe

 Courtesy of Parachute

Who can say “no” to a cozy robe? Parachute Home’s cashmere blend robe makes the perfect gift for anyone who likes to snuggle up with coffee in the morning and ice cream in the evening.

Waterford Classic Lead Crystal Picture Frame

Waterford Classic Lead Crystal Picture Frame

 Courtesy of Nordstrom 

Fill this sleek frame with a shot from your wedding or a vacation you went on with your in-laws. They’ll love the thoughtful touch combined with a timeless decor object for their home.

Sur La Table In-Store Cooking Classes

Sur La Table In-Store Classes

 Courtesy of Sur La Table 

Have your in-laws put their knife skills to work in a cooking class. From one-pan weeknight dinners to pasta making and macaroon baking, Sur La Table offers intimate, hands-on courses in all sorts of culinary topics. For an extra sweet touch, join them.

Brooklinen Throw Blanket

Brooklinen Throw Blanket

 Courtesy of Brooklinen

This lamb’s wool throw comes in a variety of colors. Match your in-laws’ home decor or pick their favorite hues for his-and-her winter blankets.

Antique Brass Taper Candle Holder

Antique Brass Taper Candle Holder

Courtesy of CB2

Make a statement with this antique brass candelabra. It’s a touch of vintage, wholly modern, and definitely an impressive gift.

Amazon Echo Show

Amazon Echo Show

 Courtesy of Amazon

In-laws don’t always have the latest home tech, which is why the Amazon Show makes a great gift. Not only will it showcase both recipes and sports scores, but they’ll both love they can video chat with you through the device.

Dom Perignon 2008 Vintage Champagne

Dom Perignon 2008 Vintage Champagne

 Courtesy of Wine.com 

For a special occasion—or to make a really great impression—grab Dom Perignon’s newest vintage Champagne on the market, 2008. It comes in a sleek gift box too.

Avonnie Studio Custom Couple Portrait Mug

Custom Couple Portrait Mug

 Courtesy of Etsy

Mugs may seem like a standard gift until your in-laws open these camp-style mugs featuring custom drawings of your in-laws, complete with their names. Pair with a pound of their favorite specialty coffee beans and they'll be ready to brew.

Laguiole Cheese Knives

Laguiole Cheese Knives

 Courtesy of Anthropologie

Cheese lovers will appreciate these stellar serving knives from a well-known French company, Laguiole. Plus, we’re loving the colors!

Tumi Province Passport Case Holder

Tumi Passport Cover

 Courtesy of Tumi

These chic—and durable—passport covers contain slots for credit cards as well, making it perfect for avid travelers who like to stay organized.

Diptyque Baies Candle

Diptyque Baies Candle

 Courtesy of Diptyque

 

You can’t go wrong giving candles, especially when they come from this famed French producer. Baies is a best-seller, but check out the range of scents, from classic Roses to the edgy incense-inspired Essence of J.G., a collaboration with fashion designer John Galliano.

For more great candle gift ideas, check out our list of amazing home scents you need in your life.

"Assouline’s Creative Couples"

Assouline’s Creative Couples: Collaborations That Changed History

 Courtesy of Assouline

Celebrate a creative couple with an impressive coffee table book. It features iconic duos from Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz to Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin.

Oniva Gardener Folding Seat with Tools

Oniva Gardener Folding Seat with Tools

 Courtesy of Zola

If your in-laws indulge happen to have green thumbs, this handy gardening set is the perfect gift for a pair who loves their botanicals. Plus, it includes a convenient seat.

Crown Sporting Goods Bocce Ball Set & Carry Case

Bocce Ball Set & Carrying Case

 Courtesy of Walmart

Break out the aperitivos! You can easily play with this four-person bocce ball kit and still hold a glass in hand. Plus, outdoor enthusiasts will be overjoyed to add another lawn game to the collection.

Marquis by Waterford Markham Decanter Set

waterford decanter

 Courtesy of Amazon

Dress up the bar at your in-laws’ home with this timeless crystal decanter set from a heritage brand. We guarantee it will be a hit—as will the countless evenings sipping whiskey.

If you're looking for more barware, take a peek at our round-up of products you need for the perfect bar cart.

Cuisinart Reserve Series Freestanding Wine Cooler

Cuisinart 8 Bottle Reserve Series Single Zone Freestanding Wine Cooler

 Courtesy of Wayfair

This stainless steel wine refrigerator not only looks great but stashes on your countertop or in your pantry for easy-to-reach reds and whites. Hold up to 8 bottles, all kept at the perfect temperature.

Soothe Massage Gift Card

Massage Gift Card

 Courtesy of Soothe

Thinking your in-laws might need to relax a little? Gift the pair a couple’s massage through Soothe, an on-demand, in-home massage service that’s available in cities across the country.

Concourse 2 in 1 Cosmetics Case

2 in 1 Cosmetics Case

 Courtesy of Mark and Graham 

Frequent travelers will thank you for this monogrammed cosmetics case, which contains a small pouch on the inside to organize items or to use separately. Made from vegan leather, the case comes in black or white with foil-embossed initials.

Looking for more travel gear? Check out our list of best travel accessories.

Faux Fur Ombre Throw

Faux Fur Ombre Throw

 Courtesy of West Elm 

Dress up the sofa and keep your in-laws cozy with this faux fur throw. It adds a little luxury to everyday life.

Antique Silver Party Bucket

Antique Silver Party Bucket

 Courtesy of Pottery Barn 

Big-time entertainers will appreciate this party bucket, fit for the whole family. Not only is it stainless steel and engravable, but its hearty design means it has the potential to be the newest heirloom.

Mini Grid Gallery Wall

Mini Grid Gallery Wall

Courtesy of Frambridge

Design your in-laws a gallery wall with the help of this custom framing company. This mini grid will fit above a console table, along the wall in a foyer, or by a dresser, making it a versatile gift full of images they’ll love.

Staub Cast Iron Fry Pan

Staub Cast Iron Frying Pan

 Courtesy of Verishop

Chances are, your in-laws’ cast iron pans have seen better days. Upgrade them with a shiny new one from this expert French brand.

Mark & Graham Italian Washed Linen Coasters

Italian Washed Linen Coasters

 Courtesy of Mark & Graham 

These elegant linen coasters are the perfect accompaniment to their next wine and cheese party. Choose from seven rich, stonewashed hues.

My Family Cookbook

My Family Cookbook

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Capture all the secret family recipes by giving your MIL this customizable recipe book. It has 80 pages, so get ready for plenty of good eats.

Jonathan Adler Lacquer Backgammon Set

Jonathan Adler Lacquer Backgammon Set

 Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Boardgame fanatics will be all about this playful lacquer Backgammon set. The graphic design and bright colors will liven up their coffee table.

Smeg ‘50s Retro Style Variable Temperature Electric Kettle

SMEG ‘50s Retro Style Variable Temperature Electric Kettle

 Courtesy of Bloomingdale's 

Tea lovers will appreciate the kitschy look of this 1950s-style electric kettle. The fast boiling time means their morning brew will be ready in a snap!

Audio Pro T3 Wireless Speaker

Audio Pro T3 Wireless Speaker

 Courtesy of Anthropologie 

Your in-laws will appreciate the throwback style of this wireless speaker. But it not only looks good—it’s super versatile, meaning they can use it from the patio to the park, and it connects to any Bluetooth device.

Coravin Model Two Wine System

Coravin Model Two Wine System

 Courtesy of Zola

For serious oenophiles, consider the popular Coravin system. It helps preserve precious bottles of wine by allowing you to sip a tasting pour or a full glass without removing the cork.

Artifact Uprising Everyday Photo Book

Artifact Uprising Everyday Photo Book

 Courtesy of Artifact Uprising 

Forget the smartphone. This tangible photo book will allow your in-laws to relive memories of special days, like weddings or birthdays, or just shots of everyday adventures.

For more unique ways to show off photos, take a peek at our round-up of best custom photo gifts.

Custom Lake Art Cribbage Board

Custom Lake Art Cribbage Board

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

If your boardgame-loving in-laws happen to have a lake house or a special lake they like to visit, this is the gift for them. Choose from over 4,000 lakes to customize this cherrywood board and turn it into a family heirloom.

Personalized Doormat with Plaid Border

PERSONALIZED DOORMAT

 Mark & Graham 

This graphic mat is the perfect hostess or housewarming gift, especially if your in-laws happened to move recently. The biodegradable coconut husk bristles will keep their entryway clean when guests (like you) arrive.

Big Nose Work Bubble Gum Llama Acrylic Tray

Sneaky Llama Acrylic Tray

Courtesy of Society6

Independent artists design the works on the base of these acrylic trays, so you can shop for a vibe or an image that best speaks to your in-laws’ sense of humor.

L.L. Bean Personal Organizer Toiletry Bag

Personal Organizer Toiletry Bag

 Courtesy of LL Bean 

If your in-laws are about to embark on a big vacation, gift them a pair of these durable toiletry organizers. They'll love all the pockets and compartments for keeping their gear easy to find.

Mark & Graham Personalized Nylon Flag

Personalized Nylon Flag

 Courtesy of Mark & Graham 

Surprise your in-laws with a custom nylon flag made just for them. They can use to personalize anything from their porch to their sailboat.

L.L. Bean Dura-Tough Standing Log Carrier

Dura-Tough Standing Log Carrier

 Courtesy of LL Bean 

This sturdy tote is a practical gift that they'll truly appreciate come winter. Add their monogram to make it feel extra-personalized, and make sure to come visit when they have a cozy fire going.

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