Gifts Your Mother-In-Law Will Love This Year

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Hand care set
Courtesy of Molton Brown

You've got your husband, your siblings, your kids, your kids' teachers, and even your pets covered, but there are a few people on your list that aren't so easy to buy for. Every year you strive to give your mother-in-law a quality gift that also feels thoughtful and personal, but isn't outrageously priced (we've all got a budget to stick to, right?). For a woman who seemingly already has everything, that's no easy feat. We've rounded up a few items that any women would love to find under the tree that won't break the bank. From great smelling candles and perfume, to monogrammed accessories, to pretty gardening essentials, you're sure to find something that will put you in the running for your mother-in-law's favorite addition to the family. Here are a few of our favorite Christmas gifts for your mother-in-law.

Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne

Jo Malone Wild Bluebell
Courtesy of Sephora

This cologne is one of our favorite signature scents and it might become your mother-in-law's, too! With the key notes of wild bluebell, persimmon and white musk, this perfume truly smells like walking through an English garden.

Mistral Classic Bar Soap

Mistral Marbled Bar Soap

Gorgeous in the guest bathroom, these wrapped soaps are equally elegant and artistic. If she is always talking about going to Paris, this French soap might be the incentive she needs to buy that plane ticket.

Vinglacé Wine Bottle Insulator

Vinglacé Wine Bottle Insulator

This stainless steel, double-walled wine cooler will keep a bottle chilled for hours. Pair with her favorite variety to complete the gift.

Callie's Sausage Biscuits

Sausage Biscuits_
Courtesy of Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

If your mother-in-law is a religious PBS watcher, she already knows about Callie's Hot Little Biscuits from the TV show "How She Rolls." The business sells much more than just their signature item. From biscuit mix to jams there is a broad selection of Southern staples she's sure to love.

Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase

Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase

This luxurious pillowcase will take care of her skin and hair while she sleeps, giving her the beauty rest she has always dreamed of. Made to be anti-aging, anti-sleep crease and anti-bedhead, this pillowcase is just as fabulous as your MIL herself.

Harper + Ari Exfoliating Sugar Cube Discovery Kit

Harper + Ari Exfoliating Sugar Cube Discovery Kit

A sampling of each signature scent, including peach, apricot, blue raspberry, lemon, tangerine, and coconut, this gift set is sure to sooth, exfoliate, and rejuvenate. She can use these little cubes in the shower or the bath.

Keurig K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker

Keurig K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker

If she can never get enough coffee or can never decide how to make it, she will love this nifty machine. She can use her favorite coffee pods to brew a single cup or grounds to make a pot all with one versatile coffee maker.

Butter Bell

Butter Bell
Courtesy of Amazon

The best way to store your butter is at room temperature. This butter bell with help your mother-in-law have the spreadable, delicious condiment for all occasions.

Truffle Pouch

Courtesy of Truffle

Your mother-in-law is a busy woman, and if she is constantly traveling, this is the pouch for her. This TSA approved makeup bag was made for the frequent flyer.

Jo Malone London Red Roses Bath Oil

Jo Malon London, Red Roses Bath Oil

Give the gift of relaxation this year. Plus, this elegant glass bottle will look lovely sitting next to her tub.

Haws Indoor Watering Can

Haws Indoor Watering Can

One part utility, one part luxury, this copper watering can will get the job done and look good doing it. This garden tool is also lightweight which makes it easier to use.

Seaweed & Sea Salt Candle

Courtesy of Old Whaling Company

Get your mother-in-law a candle with a scent as unique as she is. This seaweed & sea salt candle has a delicious aroma we can't get off of our minds, and we know she will love it, too.

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw

Every time she curls up next to the fire under this cozy cable knit blanket, she'll think of you and be warm—both inside and out. This cozy throw is also machine washable and made out of material that is not supposed to shrink, wrinkle or pill, which makes it a gift she will love for years to come.

Agrarian Tool Basket

Agrarian Tool Basket

She'll be the envy of her garden club with this tool basket. There is a place for just about everything, even fresh clippings from her garden.

Emile Henry Square Baker

Emil Henry Square Baker

Her famous cornbread dressing will be even better coming out of this beautiful dish. This versatile baker also comes in burgundy and white if navy is not her color.

Bless Your Heart Needlepoint Pillow


Buy her a pillow with her favorite saying. Whether she uses this term out of love or something else, this is a gift she can proudly display in her home and keep her guests guessing.

Party Animal Cocktail Napkins

Party Animal Cocktail Napkins
Courtesy of Tuckernuck

If your MIL loves to entertain during the holidays, you might want to entertain the idea of ordering these cocktail napkins. Decorated with cute, festive animals from across the globe, she will love these hand-embroidered napkins with a delightful holiday twist.

Embroidered Keepsake Box

Garden Party Embroidered Keepsake Box
Courtesy of Tuckernuck

Maybe your mother-in-law is on the sentimental side. This sweet box will be the perfect memory box for storing her favorite keepsakes and treasures.

Ralph Lauren Cable-Knit Cashmere Scarf

cable knit scarf
Courtesy of Ralph Lauren

This soft, elegant scarf will immediately become your mother-in-law's favorite accessory. The classic style and alabaster pink color will look gorgeous with almost every winter outfit in her wardrobe.

Jacobsen Sea Salt Sweet And Salty Bundle

Jacobsen Salty Sweet Bundle
Courtesy of Jacobsen Salt Co.

Your mother-in-law might be little bit salty and a little bit sweet. This bundle with sea salt caramels, sea salt and caramel sauce will satisfy any craving.

Hill House Robe

Hill House Robe
Courtesy of Hill House Home

This robe is nothing like the robes of Christmases past. This luxurious covering is five-star hotel worthy which means your mother-in-law will treasure it for years to come.

Aura Mason HD Smart Digital Picture Frame

Aura Digital Picture Frame
Courtesy of Amazon

This gift is perfect for the mother-in-law who can never have enough pictures. Anyone with the Aura app downloaded on their phone can easily share photos in an instant, so even when you can't be together your in-laws will feel like they're with you.

Halcyon Days Flowers on Navy Bangle

Halcyon Days Autumnal Flowers on Navy Bangles
Courtesy of Scully & Scully

This beautifully hand-painted bangle will become her newest jewelry staple. She can easily pair this with other bracelets or just wear this piece on its own.

Bleusalt Big Triangle Scarf

Triangle Scarf
Courtesy of Bleusalt

When it's cold outside, who doesn't want to bundle up? This sophisticated scarf can be worn in a variety of ways and is sure to wow your mother-in-law. The scarf is also machine washable, a real bonus!

Honey + Hank Tea Towel Gift Set

Blue and white tea towels
Courtesy of Honey + Hank

If you are looking to support a small Southern business during the holidays, you will love Honey + Hank. The online store provides a large variety of tea towels and other accessories with a bit of a wink. The designs include states or other hidden details that will make your mother-in-law admire your thoughtfulness.

Estelle Colored Glass Champagne Coups

Estelle's Coups
Courtesy or Estelle Colored Glass

You've probably seen Estelle Colored Glass on every wedding registry over the past few years, and there is good reason. The glassware is unique and beautiful, making it the perfect gift. Pair these coups with your mother-in-law's favorite type of bubbly for a simple, yet thoughtful pairing.

7-Layer Coconut Cloud Cake

Coconut Cake
Courtesy of Caroline's Cakes

In the South, Caroline's Cakes is an institution. If you won't see your mother in law's family over the holidays, you can ship her one of these unforgettable cakes.

Scout Tote Bag

Scout Bag
Courtesy of Scout

When searching for the perfect gift, a tote bag is always a great option. We love this classic Scout bag for its easy-to-clean material and its charming pattern. She will never go on a road trip without this essential.

Love Affairs with Houses Coffee Table Book

Society Social Book
Courtesy of Society Social

Society Social is a furniture store in Charlotte, North Carolina that has taken social media by storm. If your mother-in-law is a coffee book collector and obsessed with interior design she will adore this title featuring the work of Virginia-born designer Bunny Williams.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Ceramic Bottle

Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Ceramic Bottle, Cobalt Blue
Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

A large, ceramic bottle of olive oil is a gift that keeps on giving. After she's cooked with all of the contents, she can use the vessel as a flower vase or another decorative object. This olive oil is of the finest quality and comes all the way from Italy, which is sure to impress.

Tory Burch Perfume Set

Tory Burch Perfume Set
Courtesy of Nordstrom

One of the most sophisticated skills you can master is the art of layering scents. This elegantly packaged set of Tory Burch perfume is a perfect gift for the mother-in-law with polished taste.

Magnolia Marble Bookends

Magnolia Book Ends
Courtesy of Magnolia

Chip and Joanna Gaines can do no wrong in our eyes, and these stunning bookends are a gorgeous addition to any home. They will add depth to your mother-in-law's bookshelves or wherever else she displays her books.

Katie Kime Dallas Toile Notepad

Dallas Notepad from Katie Kime
Courtesy of Katie Kime

There is nothing better than a gift that makes you feel at home. Katie Kime designs all sorts of prints, notepads and stationary decorated with toiles of Southern cities from Charleston to Fort Worth. You can even add a monogram to this notepad for an extra personal touch.

Printfresh Weekend Tote

Weekend Bag Print Fresh
Courtesy of Printfresh

Thanks to a zipper that goes all the way across the top of the tote and a detachable pouch, this tote is a great addition to anyone's travel lineup. This soft quilted bag is the more sophisticated cousin of the quilted duffle bags that were popular in the early 2010s.

Heating Pad for Neck and Shoulders

Heating Pad for Neck and Shoulders
Courtesy of Amazon

Your mother-in-law deserves a little pampering, and this heating pad is a good way to bring her some extra comfort. There are six heat settings on this tool, giving her plenty of options.

Hazeltine Terre Bonne Candle

Hazeltine Terre Boone
Courtesy of Hazeltine

Hazeltine is a New Orleans candle company with thoughtful designs. If your mother-in-law is always looking for a rare scent, this gift will be right up her alley.

White Winter Chai Tea

White Winter Chai
Courtesy of The Art Of Tea

Looking for something cozy for her to sip on during cold winter days? Chai has a warm flavor that is particularly comforting during the fall and winter months.

Glossier Sample Kit

Glossier Sample Kit
Courtesy of Glossier

A skincare gift is a sweet way to pamper your loved ones during the holidays. Your mother-in-law might have her skincare regimen perfected, but if she is looking for something new this kit is sure to inspire.

MERIT The Details Set

MERIT the details set
Courtesy of MERIT

If your mother-in-law is a part of the no-makeup makeup movement, she needs to know about MERIT. Their easy-to-use products go on flawlessly every time.

Weezie Piped Edge Hand Towels

Weezie hand towels
Courtesy of Weezie

These Southern-designed hand towels are always welcome gifts. Order in plenty of time so you can add a personalized touch with a monogram that she'll love.

Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet

Lodge Cast Iron
Courtesy of Amazon

It's no secret that we love cast-iron skillets here at Southern Living. Whether she loves to make a classic apple pie or or a cowboy steak, this is a gift that only gets better with time.

Magazine Rack

Magazine Rack
Courtesy of Amazon

It is always a good idea to have a copy of your favorite magazines on hand, and this stylish rack will blend into her living room color scheme.

Vietri Gold Mug

Vietri Mug
Courtesy of Vietri

Your mother-in-law probably has plenty of mugs, but this one is gold-and-white one is special. Deliver it with a batch of her favorite tea bags for a personal touch.

Blue And White Canister

Blue and white canister
Courtesy of Dillards

For the mother-in-law who can never get enough storage, this canister is a stylish option that is perfect for keeping sugar, cookies or maybe even some of her crafting supplies. This classic blue and white combination is sure to look lovely in any home.

Lycette Needlepoint Please Come In

Lycette Needlepoint
Courtesy of Lycette

Your mother-in-law might just be the sort of person who always needs to be doing something. This needlepoint kit will keep her hands busy while she is watching TV or listening to her audiobook. The beginner-friendly design is also a fine starting point if she's never tried needlepoint before.

Southern Living Throw Blanket

Red Throw
Courtesy of Dillards

It is always a good idea to have a throw around for wintry nights. The bright red color also makes this beautiful blanket easy to spot!

Metallic Taper Candles

paddywax tapered candles
Courtesy of Nordstrom

Taper candles are one of the most stylish home accents you can buy this holiday season. If your mother-in-law is a frequent hostess, she'll love how this twisted design dials up her dining room table.

Great Jones Holy Sheet

holy sheet
Courtesy of Great Jones

If she bakes cookies beyond the holidays, she needs this magical sheet pan. What makes it so great is its dishwasher friendly and is also pretty enough to serve on.

LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Set

Laneige Gift
Courtesy of Sephora

We've covered other aspects of skincare, but lip care is an important element to add to any winter routine. These Laneige sleeping masks are a favorite product among the Southern Living editors.

Molton Brown Hand Care Collection

Molton Brown Hand Kit
Courtesy of Molton Brown

Molton Brown is known for its wonderful soaps and lotions, and this set does not disappoint. With the festive scents of orange and bergamot, these are sure to bring spirit to her holiday.

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