mother's day gifts for your mother in law
Photography by Francois Halard, Vogue, June 2006

42 Gifts For Your Mother-in-Law (and All the Wonderful Moms in Your Life)

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For those who don’t count gift-giving as one of their best traits, Mother’s Day may elicit mild decision paralysis. The antidote: Don’t procrastinate. With the holiday approaching, right now (not a few days before) is the most opportune time to find something that thoughtfully speaks to her taste and interests. And if you’re crossing more than your own mother off the shopping list—like a mother-in-law—it may require a bit more creativity to come up with a gift that shows your appreciation for your significant other’s parent.

The Best Mother-in-Law Gifts:

Because she’s likely at the stage in life where she doesn’t need anything, Mother’s Day provides a lovely opportunity to find a gift that will feel like a little indulgence. For the mom who is always talking about her summer sojourns in France, perhaps a beautiful coffee table book to inspire her next adventure? Maybe she holds court in the backyard during the summer months, and a new straw hat or lounge chair will complement her afternoons in the sun. Think about how she spends her time and tailor a gift accordingly. To help spark a few ideas, discover our edit of 42 Mother’s Day gifts for your mother-in-law ahead. 

The Fool-Proof Fleurs

Urbanstems the Parasol

The Can’t-Go-Wrong Candle

Carrière Frères Lavandula Angustifolia candle

The Noteworthy Notecards

Clementina Sketchbook Peonies set-of-ten hand-painted stationery cards

The Sculpting Set

NuFace mini+ Supercharged skincare routine

For the Bocce Ball Player

Serena & Lily bocce ball set

The Playful Ice Bucket

Matilda Goad & Co. cherry ice bucket

The Splatter Set

The Conrad Shop Splatter ceramic breakfast set

The Luxe Journal

Smythson 2023 premier day-per-page fashion agenda

The Haute Beauty

Chanel hydration on-hand set

For the Francophile

Provence Glory by François Simon

For the Traveler

Emporio Sirenuse Luke Edward Hall bone china charger plate

A Chic Apron

Table tablier

For Sleeping In

The Sleep Code organic cotton classic long PJ set

An Herb Starter Set

Williams Sonoma herb starter set

For the Master Shelf Curator

Soho Home Harling bookends

For the Oyster Obsessed

Ceramic oyster plate by Abigail's

The Perfect Pairing

Le Marke duo: olive oil and balsamic vinegar

An Experience Gift Card

Airbnb gift card

For the Pasta Fiend

Crate & Barrel pasta set

A Handmade Crystal Box

Creart green Domina box

For the Always Organized

Cuyana leather travel case set

A Farmer’s Market Tote

Rue de Verneuil Traversée canvas tote bag

For Morning Rituals

Parachute waffle robe

A Little Luxury

Hermès Carmen key ring

For the Pickleball Adopter

Recess Pickleball paddle set

A Candle That Doubles As Art

Cire Trudon Marie-Antoinette decorative candle

A Floral-Themed Tarot Set

The Garden Journey tarot deck

For the Design Devotee

La DoubleJ big bubble vase

For the Game Player

Serena & Lily raffia backgammon

A Charming Cocktail Glass

Helle Mardahl Bon Bon cocktail glass

For the Tennis Player

Tory Burch convertible stripe tennis tote

A Whimsical Floral Arrangement

UrbanStems Margot bouquet

A Cozy, Wear-Everywhere Tee

Kule modern long shirt

The Timeless Foulard

La DoubleJ forest foulard

An At-Home Facial

Tata Harper Daily essentials set

The Perfect Sun Hat

Janessa Leone Felix bucket hat

For Curling Up

Vince hand knit blanket

For the Caviar Buff

Roe Caviar sustainable white sturgeon caviar

Dainty Daisy Plates

Bordallo Pinheiro set of four daisy dessert plates

A Sleek, Versatile Crossbody

Gucci Horsebit 1955 shoulder bag

Lovely Embroidered Napkins

RW Guild Passiflora embroidered linen cocktail napkin

For Backyard Afternoons

Business & Pleasure co. Tommy chair