Gift giving can be difficult, there is the huge expenditure of money and the time spent searching for the right present for every single person on your list. This can become even more complicated when you want to make the perfect impression on your in-laws or significant others parents. You may have spent a lot of time together, or have just met, but either way you want to show them how much you appreciate them, and sharing your life with their child.
Think about the lifestyle that they live – are they very outdoorsy? Do they love to cook? Are they into board games? Movies? Travel? Don’t be afraid do ask your partner for assistance, after all, they have spent years getting to know what exactly their parents enjoy. To save you the time, and hopefully money, we have put together a list of some of our favorite gifts for the in-laws.
HGTV Magazine, 1 Year Subscription, $18
This one is great for the couple, or mom, who loves to decorate. I can tell you right now that Will’s mother would be receiving this for Christmas if she didn’t already have a subscription. Keep up with all the latest tips and tricks, and follow your favorite HGTV stars through their designs and recommendations. At such a bargain go ahead and snag one for yourself as well.
Stamp Luxe, Custom Address Stamp, $21.85
Many of the parents with empty nests that I know love to send their kids cute gifts and cards throughout the year, and a self inking custom stamp is a cute way that they can tie the letters together and finish the envelope in style. These can also come in handy for Christmas Cards, Graduation Invitations and more.
Amazon, Cards Against Humanity, $25
This game is hysterical, period. If you have been together for years and are completely comfortable with your significant others family – go for it. We have played with our parents and family, and while inappropriate there is nothing funnier. Add some wine to the gift basket and prepare yourself for some serious laughs. “In the Disney Channel Original Movie _______, Hannah Montanna struggles with _____ for the first time.”
Williams-Sonoma, DIY Mozzarella/Ricotta Cheese-Making Kit, $25.95
Everyone loves cheese – it’s a fact. A DIY cheese kit is a fun activity for your foodie in-laws, and a great way to spend time together. Plus, who knows, you may have discovered their next passion.
Heritage Pillow, Personalized Dog Pillow, $36
Dog people unite! A personalized pillow with the family dog’s image and name is sure to make a splash.
Say Anything Design, Custom Cutting Board, $36.50
For the couple that loves family get togethers, dinner parties, or even just chowing down on the cheese that we mentioned earlier a custom cutting board can be the perfect personalized accessory. There are so many options to choose from, but including the family name and the date of marriage is a great way to start.
PetFusion, Cat Scratcher Lounge, $49.95
Cat people swear by this scratcher. It’s minimal design doesn’t clog up your living room, and the cats can go to town without shredding furniture or creating a giant mess. What’s not to love about that?
Anthropologie, Montauk Plaid Throw, $59.95
If your in-laws love movies, or (just like everyone) love to lunge on the sofa with their coffee on Saturday mornings this snuggly and pretty throw is perfect. Plaid in the winter is one of our absolute favorite things, and Anthro’s throw does not disappoint.
Wayfair, Moscow Mule Mugs, $74.38
Need something a little bit safe? These sleek mugs are perfect not just for moscow mules, but for any drink you choose to sip this winter. They would also make a great mug for your in-laws New Years Eve.
Barneys, DIPTYQUE Five Candle Winter Cofret, $75
I have talked about my love of candles before, but here is where it gets serious. I do not know a single person who can’t appreciate the smell of a great candle. They make your home warm, pleasant, and appealing. They also give great light for dinners and evenings drinks indoors or on the porch.
Society Social, SS Signature Pillows, $96
Okay, wait are these on the list for us or for the in-laws? Because lets be real, we want them. Beautiful prints, perfect shapes, and customizable options these are the topper to every stylish sofa around.