30 best Christmas gifts for your mother-in-law that they will love

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

Three of the best Christmas gifts for your mom 2021 from Burberry, Vinebox, and Smeg shown side by side
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Explore the best Christmas gifts for mothers-in-law, from luxe coffee makers and decorative accents to personalized keepsakes.

When it comes to finding the perfect Christmas gifts for her, there’s one lady on many lists who’s notoriously difficult to satisfy—the mother-in-law. 

It's easy to win high praises with the best Christmas gifts for mom and even Christmas gifts for friends. But mothers-in-law...they aren't easy to impress. This makes finding a present that's equally useful, sentimental, and luxe all the more challenging. 

Lo and behold, we've handpicked the best mother-in-law gifts that she'll appreciate long after Christmas. Our finds will encourage her to add finishing touches to her living space, revamp her arsenal of kitchen essentials, and more. 

Christmas gifts for mothers-in-law 2021

Ready to tick it off your list? Here are 30 gift ideas that your mother-in-law is bound to love.

Dowsing & Reynolds Gypsophila Bouquet

Dowsing & Reynolds Gypsophila Bouquet

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RRP: $26.18/£18.99 | Delivery: 7-10 day shipping | Refundable?: 60-day return policy | Region: UK

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.

• Gypsophila Bouquet at Dowsing & Reynolds for $26.18/£18.99


Brora Organic Cotton Floral Spot Pajamas

Brora Organic Cotton Floral Spot Pajamas

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RRP: $‌269/£135 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | Region: US and UK

Extra plush, oversized for comfort, and detailed with floral patterns—she'll never want to take off these charming pajamas by Brora. Made of cotton and silk, this pair features ample pockets and a flattering V-neck. Plus, it's machine washable. Don't forget to snag her the best pillow for a better night's slumber ahead.

Available in US sizes 4-14 and UK sizes 8-18.

 Organic Cotton Floral Spot Pajamas at Brora for $‌269/£135


Boska Magnetic Cheeseboard

Boska Magnetic Cheeseboard

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RRP: $96.40/£79.19 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK

If she’s a hostess with the mostess, she’ll love waking up to this cheeseboard under the tree. This gift comes with three knives that can be stuck back onto the metallic board. Pair with some locally sourced cheese to make this one of the best Christmas food gifts she'll receive this year.

• Boska Magnetic Cheeseboard at Amazon for $96.40/£79.19


Mela Weighted Blanket

Mela Weighted Blanket

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RRP: From $165.45/£120 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: UK

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. She'll stay toasty and well-rested this holiday season, all thanks to you.

• Mela Weighted Blanket at Amazon for $165.45/£120


Anthropologie Carmo Vase

Anthropologie Carmo Vase

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RRP: $58/£26 | | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy |  Region: US and UK

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. 

• The Carmo Vase at Anthropologie for $58/£26 


L.L. Bean Women's Wicked Plush Robe

L.L. Bean Women's Wicked Plush Robe

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RRP: $99/£71.80 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 35-day return policy | Region: US and UK

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 long enough to make her feel extra comfy. It's also monogrammable. Available in seven colors and sizes XS-XL.

• Women's Wicked Plush Robe at L.L. Bean for $99/£71.80


John Lewis & Partners Harmony LED Color Changing Outdoor Lantern

John Lewis & Partners Harmony LED Color Changing Outdoor Lantern

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RRP: $82.73/£60 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 35-day return policy | Region: UK

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.

• Harmony LED Color Changing Outdoor Lantern at John Lewis for $82.73/£60


Aspinal of London Midi Continental Purse

Aspinal of London Midi Continental Purse

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RRP: $95.48/£69 | Delivery: 2-4 day shipping | Refundable? 14-day return policy | Region: US and UK

Hand-crafted from full-grain leather, this purse can be personalized to her liking, making it one of the best unique Christmas gifts she could receive. It comes in three classic colors that'll elevate any of her minimalist wardrobe essentials

• Midi Continental Purse at Aspinal of London for $225/£163.19


Aura Smart Digital Picture Frame

Aura Smart Digital Picture Frame

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RRP: $179/£179 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK

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. It's compatible with Apple and Android devices all via WiFI connection.

• Aura Smart Digital Picture Frame at Amazon for $179/£179 


Personalized Watercolor Family Portrait

Personalized Watercolor Family Portrait

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RRP: From $25/£18.13 | Delivery: 3-10 day shipping | Refundable?: No | Region: US

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 that you can give as a joint present.

 Personalized Watercolor Family Portrait at Etsy from $25/£18.13 


Personalized Yankee Candle

Personalized Yankee Candle Lemon Lavender

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RRP: $36/£25.99 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy |  Region: US and UK

Home of the best candle advent calendars, 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 packaging and fragrance options, then upload an image and add a personal message. It's that simple.

Personalized Candle at Yankee Candle for $36/£25.99


Allbirds Women's Tree Dashers

Allbirds Women's Tree Dashers in grey

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RRP: $125/£120 | Delivery: 5-7 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK

These trainers are not only super comfortable, but they’re also sustainable. Made from natural and recycled materials, they’ve been rigorously tested by professional athletes—so whether she likes to jog or pop to the shops, you know you’ve got her covered. Available in 18 colors, US sizes 5-11, and UK sizes 2-8.

• Women's Tree Dashers at Allbird for $125/£120


Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil

Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil

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RRP: $89/£75 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: US and UK

If she’s looking to pamper herself, luxuriant body oil is a must—followed by the best Christmas movies on Netflix to watch in the tub. Hailing from Tom Ford, this one is a dewy treat she’s unlikely to buy on any given day. Let the onus be on you to score one for her arsenal.

• Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil at Selfridges for $89/£75


Theragun Mini Percussive Therapy Massager

Theragun Mini Percussive Therapy Massager

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RRP: $199/£144.24 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy| Region: US

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 sedentary office worker. 

 Theragun Mini Percussive Therapy Massager at Revolve for $199/£144.24


Edge of Ember Necklace

Edge of Ember Necklace in gold

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RRP: $500/£425 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: US and UK

You can't go wrong with timeless jewelry, especially with this necklace adorned in recycled 14-carat yellow gold and diamonds. The pendant-style jewel features lobster-clasp fastening, along with a 1-year warranty. 

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

• Edge of Ember Necklace at Selfridges for $500/£425


Burberry Square-Frame Sunglasses

Burberry Square-Frame Sunglasses

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RRP: $215/£175 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: US and UK

If she's bespectacled, 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.

• Burberry Square-Frame Sunglasses at Selfridges for $215/£175


Lavazza X Smeg Capsule Coffee Machine

Lavazza X Smeg Capsule Coffee Machine

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RRP: $235/£199  | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: US and UK

If you really want to get bonus points this year, gift her this sleek capsule coffee machine. This gadget features two pre-dosed and programmable coffee settings, along with automated light alerts. Thanks to its easy-to-use design, it also serves as one of the best Christmas gifts for couples and families this year too.

• Lavazza X Smeg Capsule Coffee Machine at $235/£199


Ugg Cozette Slide

Ugg Cozette Slide in grey

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RRP: $80/£70 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 35-day return policy | Region: UK

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, they can be slipped on as soon as the present is unwrapped. Available in 11 colors and sizes 5-12.

• Cozette Slide at Amazon for $80/£70


Vinebox The Rosé Collection

Vinebox The Rosé Collection

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RRP: $65/£47 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 60-day return policy | Region: US

It's always rosé season with this boozy collection of six wines. Infused with Grenache and Nebbiolo grapes, these drinks come in a variety of fruity and tart flavors that'll go down like water. Treat her to one of this year's gin advent calendars, too.

• The Rosé Collection at Vinebox for $65/£47


Ted Baker Regina Logo-Embossed Leather Tote Bag

Ted Baker Regina Logo-Embossed Leather Tote Bag

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RRP: $280/£230 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: US and UK

A sophisticated pick for a contemporary woman. This logo-embossed tote includes gold-tone hardware, two handles, an adjustable strap, and plenty of compartments for small-to-large essentials. 

• Ted Baker Regina Logo-Embossed Leather Tote Bag at Selfridges for $280/£230


Personalized "I Love Grandma This Much" Book

Personalized "I Love Grandma This Much" Book

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RRP: $34.99/£24.99 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: No | Region: US and UK

For the new granny-in-law, this story chronicles an everyday adventure from breakfast to bedtime with a special twist—you get to customize the title, characters, and cover as a token of appreciation. Imprint the book with her name, and she'll cherish it for years to come. Great if you're looking for Christmas gifts for grandparents, this book comes in four color options.

 Personalized "I Love Grandma This Much" Book at Wonderbly for $34.99/£24.99


Slip Silk Pillowcase

Slip Silk Pillowcase

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RRP: $89/£72.25 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK

Begone, bedhead—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. Sweet dreams await.

• Slip Silk Pillowcase at Amazon for $89/£72.25


Echo Show 10

Echo Show 10

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RRP: $249.99/£239.99 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK

The Echo Show does it all. This device displays TV shows, podcast episodes, step-by-step recipes, video calls, photographed memories, 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.

• Echo Show 10 at Amazon for $249.99/£239.99


Diptyque Kyoto Eau de Parfum

Diptyque Kyoto Eau de Parfum

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RRP: $159/£135 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: US and UK

If she loves the best flower fragrances, then she'll adore Diptyque's Kyoto perfume. This limited-edition fragrance permeates notes of incense, rose, and vetiver, an ideal medley for her ambiance. 

• Diptyque Kyoto Eau de Parfum at Selfridges for $159/£135


Mark and Graham Wood & Marble Gift Set

Mark and Graham Wood & Marble Gift Set

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RRP: $157/£114 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US

Mark and Graham is a mecca of timeless monogrammed delights, and this set is quite the find. Handcrafted from refined white marble and natural acacia wood, it presents small bites and hor d'oeuvres in style. It also includes a luxe wine chiller for preserving the quality and taste of her favorite drinks. Gift along with one of the best Christmas hampers this year for extra brownie points.

Editor's note: The engraved monogram adds $12.50 to the total cost.

• Wood & Marble Gift Set at Mark and Graham for $157/£114


Dior Rouge Dior Couture Color Refillable Lipstick Collection 

Dior Rouge Dior Couture Color Refillable Lipstick Collection

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RRP: $188/£160 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: US and UK

Encased in elegant ruby red, this collection brims with the best long-lasting lipsticks she'll use throughout the day. From dusty mauves to sultry scarlets, this set offers satiny, velvety, and matte finishes to enhance her pout.

• Dior Rouge Dior Couture Color Refillable Lipstick Collection at Selfridges for $188/£160


Lexon Oblio Smartphone Wireless Charging Station

Lexon Oblio Smartphone Wireless Charging Station

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RRP: $94/£80 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: US and UK

This isn't your ordinary dock—as her device refuels for power, the Lexon charging station sanitizes with an anti-bacterial UV light and ionizer technology. And its vase shape makes for sleek vanity candy.

• Lexon Oblio Smartphone Wireless Charging Station at Selfridges for $94/£80


Bissell Hydrowave Vacuum

Bissell Hydrowave Vacuum

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RRP: $295/£250 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 35-day return policy | Region: US and UK

Tidy up her abode with the all-new Bissell Hydrowave Vacuum, equipped with a carper brush roll, cleaning solution, safety sheets, and a user-friendly guide. Its telescopic handle makes for compact and seamless storage. Comes with a 5-year warranty.

• Bissell Hydrowave Vacuum at Selfridges for $295/£250


Monica Vinader Doina 18ct Yellow-Gold Vermeil Huggie Earrings

Monica Vinader Doina 18ct Yellow-Gold Vermeil Huggie Earrings

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RRP: $100/£70 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: No | Region: US and UK

Complement her designer dupes with this elevated duo, made of 18-carat gold vermeil and sterling silver. She (and her capsule wardrobe) will thank you now and always.

• Monica Vinader Doina 18ct Yellow-Gold Vermeil Huggie Earrings at Selfridges for $100/£70


Furbo Dog Camera

Furbo Dog Camera

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RRP: $169/£169  | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK

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

Furthermore, it features a barking alert, which detects when your dog is barking and, accordingly, sends push notifications to your smartphone. 

It also includes a practical Doggy Diary feature, which creates a 60-second highlight of your dog's activity throughout the day. Christmas gifts for dog lovers don't get much better than this.

• Furbo Dog Camera at Amazon for $169/£169

Dominique McIntee
Dominique McIntee

Dominique (Dom) is a very online shopping writer at Woman & Home, where she covers products, sales/deals, and market news across categories. Before joining the team, she penned stories as an editorial fellow at Insider Reviews, the affiliate commerce team at Insider Inc./Business Insider. The bespectacled NJ transplant specializes in commerce journalism, women’s lifestyle content, and hoarding makeup—much to her mother’s dismay. 


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