39 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 mother-in-law 2021 from Papier, Maje, and Augustinus Bader 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. Needless to say, it's challenging to find a present that's equally useful, sentimental, and luxe.

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. 

Where to find the best Christmas gifts for your mother-in-law in the U.S.

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

Our pick of the best Christmas gifts for mothers-in-law 2021

Top Christmas gifts for mother-in-laws 2021

Ready to tick it off your list? Here are 39 gift ideas that your mother-in-law is bound to love.

1. Dowsing & Reynolds Gypsophila Bouquet

Dowsing & Reynolds Gypsophila Bouquet

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RRP: £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.

• View Gypsophila Bouquet at Dowsing & Reynolds (opens in new tab)


2. 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: U.S. 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.

 View Organic Cotton Floral Spot Pajamas at Brora (opens in new tab) / at Brora UK (opens in new tab)


3. Boska Magnetic Cheeseboard

Boska Magnetic Cheeseboard

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RRP: From $25/£44.16 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. 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.

• View Boska Magnetic Cheeseboard at Amazon (opens in new tab)/ at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)


4. Mela Weighted Blanket

Mela Weighted Blanket

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RRP: From £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.

• View Mela Weighted Blanket at Amazon (opens in new tab)


5. Anthropologie Carmo Vase

Anthropologie Carmo Vase

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RRP: $58 | | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy |  Region: U.S.

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. 

• View The Carmo Vase at Anthropologie (opens in new tab)


6. L.L. Bean Women's Wicked Plush Robe

L.L. Bean Women's Wicked Plush Robe

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

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.

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


7. John Lewis & Partners Harmony LED Color Changing Outdoor Lantern

John Lewis & Partners Harmony LED Color Changing Outdoor Lantern

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RRP: £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.

• View Harmony LED Color Changing Outdoor Lantern at John Lewis (opens in new tab)


8. Aspinal of London Midi Continental Purse

Aspinal of London Midi Continental Purse

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RRP: $225/£160 | Delivery: 2-4 day shipping | Refundable? 14-day return policy | Region: U.S. 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

• View Midi Continental Purse at Aspinal of London (opens in new tab)/ at Aspinal of London UK (opens in new tab)


9. Aura Smart Digital Picture Frame

Aura Smart Digital Picture Frame

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RRP: $199/£199 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. 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.

• View Aura Smart Digital Picture Frame at Amazon (opens in new tab) / at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)


10. 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: U.S.

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.

 View Personalized Watercolor Family Portrait at Etsy (opens in new tab)


11. 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: U.S. 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.

View Personalized Candle at Yankee Candle (opens in new tab) / at Yankee Candle UK (opens in new tab)


12. 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: U.S. 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.

• View Women's Tree Dashers at Allbirds (opens in new tab) / at Allbirds UK (opens in new tab)


13. Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil

Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil

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RRP: $100/£75 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. 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.

• View Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil at Sephora (opens in new tab) / at Space NK UK (opens in new tab)


14. Theragun Mini Percussive Therapy Massager

Theragun Mini Percussive Therapy Massager

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RRP: $199/£173 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy| Region: U.S. and UK

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. 

 View Theragun Mini Percussive Therapy Massager at Revolve (opens in new tab) / at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)


15. Gucci Interlocking G Sterling Silver Necklace

Gucci Interlocking G Sterling Silver Necklace

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RRP: $230/£195 | 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 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 this year? Unboxing a trinket each day throughout December is sure to get anyone in the festive spirit. 

• View Gucci Interlocking G Sterling Silver Necklace at Selfridges (opens in new tab) / at Selfridges UK (opens in new tab)


16. Burberry Square-Frame Sunglasses

Burberry Square-Frame Sunglasses

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RRP: $230/£170 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. 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.

• View Square-Frame Sunglasses at Burberry (opens in new tab) / at Burberry UK (opens in new tab)


17. Smeg Stainless Steel Espresso Machine

Smeg Stainless-steel Espresso Machine

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RRP: $380/£320  | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: U.S. and UK

If you want to get bonus points this year, gift her this sleek espresso machine. This gadget features an advanced heating system, along with a host of unique tech for the perfect cup every time. Thanks to its easy-to-use design, it also serves as one of the best Christmas gifts for couples and families this year too.

• View Smeg Stainless Steel Espresso Machine at Selfridges (opens in new tab) / at Selfridges UK (opens in new tab)


18. Ugg Cozette Slide

Ugg Cozette Slide in grey

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RRP: From $80/£54 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. / 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.

• View Cozette Slide at Amazon (opens in new tab)/ at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)


19. Vinebox The Rosé Collection

Vinebox The Rosé Collection

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RRP: $65 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 60-day return policy | Region: U.S.

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.

• View The Rosé Collection at Vinebox (opens in new tab)


20. Ted Baker Regina Logo-Embossed Leather Tote Bag

Ted Baker Regina Logo-Embossed Leather Tote Bag

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RRP: $275/£230 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: U.S. 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. 

• View Ted Baker Regina Logo-Embossed Leather Tote Bag at Selfridges (opens in new tab) / at Selfridges UK (opens in new tab)


21. Personalized "I Love Grandma This Much" Book

Personalized "I Love Grandma This Much" Book

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RRP: $35/£22 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: No | Region: U.S. 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.

 View Personalized "I Love Grandma This Much" Book at Wonderbly (opens in new tab)/ at Wonderbly UK (opens in new tab)


22. Slip Silk Pillowcase

Slip Silk Pillowcase

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RRP: $89/£85 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. 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.

• View Slip Silk Pillowcase at Amazon (opens in new tab) / at Slip UK (opens in new tab)


23. Echo Show 10

Echo Show 10

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RRP: $250/£240 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. 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.

• View Echo Show 10 at Amazon (opens in new tab) / at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)


24. Diptyque Kyoto Eau de Parfum

Diptyque Kyoto Eau de Parfum

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RRP: $190/£135 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. 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. 

• View Kyoto Eau de Parfum at Diptyque Paris (opens in new tab) / at Diptyque Paris UK (opens in new tab)


25. Mark and Graham Wood & Marble Gift Set

Mark and Graham Wood & Marble Gift Set

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RRP: $157 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: U.S.

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.

• View Wood & Marble Gift Set at Mark and Graham (opens in new tab)


26. Guerlain KissKiss Tender Matte Lipsticks Trio Set

Guerlain KissKiss Tender Matte Lipsticks Trio Set

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RRP: $110/£93 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: U.S. and UK

Encased in a jet black ouch, 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.

• View Guerlain KissKiss Tender Matte Lipsticks Trio Set at Selfridges (opens in new tab) / at Selfridges UK (opens in new tab)


27. 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: U.S. 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.

View Lexon Oblio Smartphone Wireless Charging Station at Selfridges (opens in new tab) / at Selfridges UK (opens in new tab)


28. Bissell Hydrowave Vacuum

Bissell Hydrowave Vacuum

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RRP: $295/£250 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 35-day return policy | Region: U.S. 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.

• View Bissell Hydrowave Vacuum at Selfridges (opens in new tab) / at Selfridges UK (opens in new tab)


29. 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: U.S. 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.

• View Monica Vinader Doina 18ct Yellow-Gold Vermeil Huggie Earrings at Selfridges (opens in new tab)/ at Selfridges UK (opens in new tab)


30. Furbo Dog Camera

Furbo Dog Camera

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RRP: $169/£189  | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. 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.

• View Furbo Dog Camera at Amazon (opens in new tab)/ at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)


31. Masscob Sue Alpaca-Mix Roll-Neck Jumper

MASSCOB SUE ALPACA-MIX ROLL-NECK JUMPER

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RRP: $385/£275 | Delivery: 3-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. and UK

Crafted from baby alpaca wool, this cream-toned knit is the perfect layering piece. The Roll-Neck Jumper provides a loose, drop shoulder fit, guaranteeing comfort around the clock.

View Masscob Sue Alpaca-Mix Roll-Neck Jumper at Liberty London (opens in new tab) / at Liberty London UK (opens in new tab)


32. Mark & Graham Dual Travel Organizer

MARK & GRAHAM DUAL TRAVEL ORGANIZER

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RRP: $99 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: No | Region: U.S.

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

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


33. Augustinus Bader The Scalp Treatment

AUGUSTINUS BADER THE SCALP TREATMENT

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RRP: $80/£62 | Delivery: 3-10 day shipping | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: U.S. and UK

 he 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.

View The Scalp Treatment at Augustinus Bader (opens in new tab) / at Augustinus Bader UK (opens in new tab)


34.  Bamboo Bay 6-Piece Bamboo Sheet Set 

BAMBOO BAY 6-PIECE BAMBOO SHEET SET

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RRP: From $70 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: U.S.

For a better night's sleep, this set is made of organic bamboo, a breathable, moisture-wicking material that's softer and silkier than linen. Included, you'll find one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and four pillowcases. Plus, it's certified by OEKO-TEX and TÜV RHEINLAND, meaning it's free of harmful substances and allergens. Available in a variety of solid colors and sizes. 

View Bamboo Bay 6-Piece Bamboo Sheet Set at Amazon (opens in new tab)


35. A To Z Of You Book

A TO Z OF YOU BOOK

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RRP: $28.28/£19.95 | Delivery: 5-10 day shipping | Refundable? No | Region: U.S. and UK

Express your appreciation with this alphabet book, with every letter for you to handwrite in 26 reasons why they are so special. This mini-book arrives foil embossed and displays your front cover design of choice.

View A To Z Of You Book at Not On The High Street (opens in new tab) / at Not On The High Street UK (opens in new tab)


36. Personalized Manicure Set

PERSONALIZED MANICURE SET

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RRP: $52.38/£36.95 | Delivery: 5-10 day shipping | Refundable? No | Region: U.S. and UK

This rose-gold set is packed with the essentials for a pro-grade manicure, including large and small clippers, scissors, cuticle cutters, files, and tweezers. For a personal touch, you can customize the color, text, and font of the case.

View Personalized Manicure Set at Not On The High Street (opens in new tab) / at Not On The High Street UK (opens in new tab)


37. Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

INSTANT POT DUO CRISP 11-IN-1 ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER

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RRP: $200/£250 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable: 30-day return policy |  Region: U.S. and UK

Powered by customizable smart programs, this stainless steel gadget does it all—it air fries, roasts, bakes, pressure cooks, slow cooks, steams, sautés, and more. It features a tri-ply bottom that ensures consistent heating, as well as a dishwasher-safe lid and a bevy of accessories.

 View Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker at Amazon (opens in new tab) / at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)


38. Papier 2022 Planner

Papier 2022 Planner

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RRP: $28/£26 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable: 30-day return policy |  Region: U.S. and UK

Help her stay organized with this ultra-chic planner, featuring weekly and monthly overviews that run from December 2021 - January 2023. You can customize the cover with text—down to the color, font, and more.

 View 2022 Planner at Papier (opens in new tab) / at Papier UK (opens in new tab)


39. Maje Paris Double-Faced Fur-Effect Coat

MAJE PARIS DOUBLE-FACED FUR-EFFECT COAT

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RRP: $745/£549 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: U.S. and UK

This double-faced coat is designed with sumptuous sheep wool, ensuring comfort against blistering winds. It features a large fluffy collar, an adjustable belt, and piped pockets on the front. Available in sizes S-XL. 

• View Double-Faced Fur-Effect Coat at Maje Paris (opens in new tab)at Maje Paris UK (opens in new tab)