The 24 best Christmas gifts for the mother-in-law who has everything

Uncover the best Christmas gifts for your mother-in-law that'll win her over once and for all

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Explore the best Christmas gifts for mothers-in-law, from luxury beauty products to cozy homeware. 

Depending on your relationship, finding a gift could come as easily as finding the best Christmas gifts for mom or the best Chistmas gifts for friends. But for many, it's a difficult present to buy for - especially if you have a partner who's not great at helping you choose.

Luckily, we've handpicked the best mother-in-law gifts that she'll appreciate long after Christmas. These ideas range from luxurious picks to personalized trinkets and beautiful homeware. 

Best Christmas gift ideas for your mother-in-law

Regardless of how difficult the recipient is, you're sure to find something in this edit of impress Christmas gifts for your mother in law. 

Where to find the best Christmas gifts for your mother-in-law in the UK

Our pick of the best Christmas gifts for your mother-in-law in the UK

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1. Dowsing & Reynolds Gypsophila Bouquet: View at Dowsing & Reynolds (opens in new tab)

RRP: £18.99 | Delivery: 7-10 day shipping | Refundable?  60-day return policy

When it comes to finding the perfect Christmas gifts for her (opens in new tab), flowers often spring to mind. But if you're looking for something a little bit different than traditional fresh flowers, look no further.  Encased in a teardrop vase, the bouquet adds a touch of elegance to any room but looks particularly striking against a darker backdrop.

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2. Mela Weighted Blanket: View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £150 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy 

For the in-law who struggles to fall asleep, the Mela Weighted Blanket will shortly become her godsend. Available in a variety of sizes and weights, this blanket is comfortable without being too overpowering, and the cover is machine washable. The perfect sleep aid (opens in new tab), this snug blanket will keep her toasty and well-rested this holiday season.

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3. Harmony LED Color Changing Outdoor Lantern: View at John Lewis & Partners (opens in new tab)

RRP: £60 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable? 35-day return policy

Illuminate her garden with this color-changing lantern. With the remote control, she can sift through seven color options and choose the flame setting to curate her ideal outdoor space.

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4. London Purse: View at Aspinal of London  (opens in new tab)

RRP: £170 | Delivery: Next-day delivery available | Refundable? 30 days, no returns for personalized items

Hand-crafted from full-grain leather, this classic purse is functional yet chic. At the checkout, you can choose to customize it by adding up to four embossed initials, making it one of the best unique Christmas gifts (opens in new tab) she could receive. It comes in 12 classic colors.

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5. Aura Smart Digital Picture Frame: View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP:  £169 | Delivery: Next-day delivery available Refundable? 30-day return policy

A keepsake for her to share and display tender moments. Through Aura's user-friendly app, she can send over 10,000 photos to family and friends. The smart frame is compatible with Apple and Android devices all via WiFi connection. This is also a sweet wedding gift idea (opens in new tab), if you're attending a winter wedding.

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6. Silk Slip Pillowcase: View at Slip UK (opens in new tab)

RRP: £85 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy 

Begone, bedhead. Like all the best silk pillowcases (opens in new tab), the Slip Silk reduces friction and gently soothes the skin, even when she tosses and turns. Slip silk material is impressively glossy and soft, yet thick and durable to withstand abuse.

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7. Eye trinket tray set: View at Jonathan Adler (opens in new tab)

RRP: £115 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy 

This ultra-lux jigsaw puzzle will keep them entertained in style. The 750-piece metallic puzzle comes packaged in a chic foil-stamped box which is perfect for storage and will look great on any dressing table. The end result is pretty special too and the puzzle could easily be glued together and framed, should they want to keep it on display (and we can guarantee they will).

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8. Theragun Mini Percussive Therapy Massager: View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £175 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy

The best gift to wrap in a bow? Pain relief. Dubbed as "a pocket-sized wellness partner," this portable massager alleviates muscle tension and knots with three adjustable speeds, plus a proprietary brushless motor. It'll become her greatest lightweight companion, whether she's a fitness junkie or a sedentary office worker. 

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9. Burberry Square-Frame Sunglasses: View at Burberry (opens in new tab)

RRP: /£170 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy 

Revamp her eyewear with Burberry frames. A far cry from conventional glasses, these are emblazoned with the iconic Burberry tartan on the arms. They also feature chic gold-tone hardware and gradient-tinted lenses.  Gifting someone the best pair of sunglasses (opens in new tab) might not be the most obvious Christmas present but it's a timeless present that they'll wear again and again.

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10. Ugg Cozette slip-on slippers: View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: From £54 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy

Cozy up to the Cozette slipper, made from a plush sheepskin blend. This pair cushions and supports the feet, without sacrificing aesthetics. The perfect accompaniment to any women's Christmas pajamas (opens in new tab), they can be slipped on as soon as the present is unwrapped. Available in 11 colors and sizes 5-12.

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11. Dior J'adore Eau De Parfum Spray: View at John Lewis (opens in new tab)

RRP: From £63 | Delivery: 5 day shipping | Refundable? Extended return police - see website for details

Gifting someone a fragrance is always risky but there are few safer bets than Dior's iconic J'adore. One of the best Dior perfumes (opens in new tab) it combines the essence of Ylang-Ylang, Damascus Rose from Turkey and a rare duo of Jasmine Grandiflorum from Grasse, and Indian Sambac Jasmine. The end result? A sumptuous floral scent.

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12. Ted Baker frilise floral print silk square scarf: View at Selfridges (opens in new tab)

RRP: £65 | Delivery: Next-day delivery available | Refundable? 28 days

This beautiful 100% silk scarf will add a chic touch to any outfit. With a bold floral print in striking yellow and black tones, this will elevate her best dresses (opens in new tab) in a flash. It's also beautifully soft to touch and feels super luxurious - which is what all the best presents are about.

Where to find the best Christmas gifts for your mother-in-law in the US

Our pick of the best Christmas gifts for your mother-in-law in the US

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1. Anthropologie Carmo Vase: View at Anthropologie (opens in new tab)

RRP: $58 | Delivery: 4-8 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy |  

Brighten her kitchen with this luxe stoneware vase. Adorned in painterly floral designs, this centerpiece is spacious enough to hold your favorite bouquets and other decors. 

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2. Mark & Graham Dual Travel Organizer: View at Mark & Graham (opens in new tab)

RRP: $99 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy (personalized items are not refundable)

Made from soft vegan leather, this two-part organizer offers ample space for the essentials, featuring a zipped pocket on top and a bottom compartment. You can customize this accessory with a foil-debossed monogram.

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3. Augustinus Bader The Scalp Treatment: View at Augustinus Bader (opens in new tab)

RRP: $80 | Delivery: 3-10 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy 

The science-led skincare brand Augustinus Bader just launched a five-product hair collection, marking its foray into the hair care space. The introductory line comprises shampoo, conditioner, leave-in treatment, hair oil, and scalp serum—all priced under $100. 

For damaged hair, The Scalp Treatment calms scalp irritation, clears blocked follicles, and strengthens strands from the root.

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4. L.L. Bean Women's Wicked Plush Robe: View at L.L. Bean (opens in new tab)

RRP: $99 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable? 35-day return policy 

A cozy robe is an ultimate gift, and something she’s unlikely to buy for herself. This one from L.L. Bean is made from plush fleece and is long enough to make her feel extra comfy. You can also add monograms to it for a personal touch. Available in seven colors and sizes XS-XL.

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5. Personalized Watercolor Family Portrait: View at Etsy

RRP: From $25 | Delivery: 3-10 day shipping | Refundable? No

This watercolor portrait is a great heirloom to pass down to future generations. Send the Etsy artist images of who you'd like to be included (family members and pets), and they'll combine them into a digital hand painting. You'll receive the final product digitally, and it'll then arrive at your doorstep 5-10 days later. A great idea if you're looking for Christmas gifts for parents (opens in new tab) that you can give as a joint present.

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6. Personalized Yankee Candle: View at Yankee Candle (opens in new tab)

RRP: $36 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy - see website for conditions

Home of some of the best scented candles, (opens in new tab) Yankee Candle also never fails to disappoint when it comes to their festive gift ideas either. Personalize Christmas gifts for your mother-in-law by choosing from a range of receptacles and fragrance options, then upload an image and add a personal message. It's that simple. 

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7. Gucci Interlocking G Sterling Silver Necklace: View at Gucci (opens in new tab)

RRP: $280 | Delivery: 2-3 day shipping | Refundable? 30 days - see website for more

You can't go wrong with timeless jewelry, especially with this sterling silver necklace with an interlocking G pendant and textured chain. It's a beautiful statement piece that can be dressed up or down, depending on the event. 

If you want to get your mother-in-law an early Christmas gift, why not consider jewelry advent calendars (opens in new tab) this year? Unboxing a trinket each day throughout December is sure to get anyone in the festive spirit. 

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8. Echo Show 15: View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: $249 | Delivery: 5 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy 

The Echo Show does it all. This device displays TV shows, podcast episodes, step-by-step recipes, video calls, photographs and more. It's also capable of controlling lights, adjusting thermostats, and acting as a high-tech security system—just ask Alexa to get started. This is available in the UK, too. 

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9. Furbo 360° Dog Camera: View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: $249 | Delivery: 5 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy 

This camera features a high-quality HD camera and night vision, along with live stream video with a360° view. She'll be able to monitor her adorable pet from the brand's mobile device app - a constant source of entertainment and security. 

You can also chat to your dog and even 'toss it a treat' by filling up the unit and controlling it remotely. Christmas gifts for dog lovers (opens in new tab) don't get much better than this.

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10. White Spectrum selection of white wines: View at Vinebox (opens in new tab)

RRP: $45 | Delivery: 2-3 day shipping | Refundable? No

Help your mother-in-law- discover her next favorite wine with this hand-picked selection of wines by the glass. Each well-packed box comes with a flight of three glasses of wine and tasting notes. This would also make for a lovely thank you gift (opens in new tab)if you're not able to buy the person a drink in person.

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11. American Heritage Textiles Chunky Knit Throw: View at Macys (opens in new tab)

RRP: $190 | Delivery: 2-3 day shipping | Refundable? Yes - extended return policy. See website for more

One of the best blankets (opens in new tab) to wrap up in this winter, this divinely soft throw is the perfect gift for the women who has everything. It's available in six colorways so can be matched to most rooms and is super cozy without compromising on style. Our favorite is the calming teal shade.

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12. Le Creuset Kettle and Mug Set: View at West Elm (opens in new tab)

RRP: $100 | Delivery: Varies depending on region | Refundable? 30-day return policy

Le Creuset's designs are iconic, durable and dependable, and this kettle and mug set is no different. The white iteration starts at $100 but if you'd like to spend a bit extra, you can choose from different colorways including the ubiquitous orange that the brand is so well known for. A perfect gift for coffee lovers (opens in new tab)and tea drinkers alike.