30 best gifts for in-laws that'll make you the family favorite

Courtney Gisriel and Taylor Davies and Julie Ricevuto
·10 min read

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When it comes to searching for gifts for your in-laws, it helps to think of them as both family and friends.

These gifts should be fun and thoughtful, but don't need to break the bank. Whichever in-law you're shopping for, we found gift ideas to delight your relatives and further solidify a tight-knit family bond.

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Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!

Bestselling Gifts for in-laws

1. Small Travel Jewelry Case

Small Travel Jewelry Case

Small Travel Jewelry Case $69.00 at Mark & Graham

If your daughter-in-law loves to travel, she'll be thankful for this pretty jewelry case. It'll help her keep track of all her baubles while she's on the road.

2. Lululemon Define Jacket

Define Jacket

Define Jacket $118.00 at Lululemon

This jacket would make the perfect gift for the mother-in-law who loves to go out on morning walks with her girlfriends.

3. "Architectural Digest at 100," by Architectural Digest

"Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style"

Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style (Amazon / Amazon)
Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style (Amazon / Amazon)

"Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style" $77.14 at Amazon

If your mother-in-law is the type whose house is always in perfect shape, she'll probably appreciate this coffee table book celebrating 100 years of Architectural Digest.

4. Pickleball Paddle Set

Amazin' Aces Pickleball Paddle Set

Amazin' Aces Pickleball Paddle Set | Pickleball Set Includes Two Graphite Pickleball Paddles + Four Balls + One Mesh Carry Bag | Rackets Feature a Graphite Face & Polymer Honeycomb Core (Blue & Pink) (Amazon / Amazon)
Amazin' Aces Pickleball Paddle Set | Pickleball Set Includes Two Graphite Pickleball Paddles + Four Balls + One Mesh Carry Bag | Rackets Feature a Graphite Face & Polymer Honeycomb Core (Blue & Pink) (Amazon / Amazon)

Amazin' Aces Pickleball Paddle Set $55.99 at Amazon

If your father-in-law loves tennis but doesn't love running all over the court these days, it might be time to turn his attention to pickleball. The racquet sport is great for all ages and it's almost like a cross between tennis and ping pong.

5. Tozo Wireless Earbuds

Tozo Wireless Earbuds

TOZO T10 Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds with Wireless Charging Case TWS Stereo Headphones in-Ear Built-in Mic Headset Premium Sound with Deep Bass for Sport Black (Amazon / Amazon)
TOZO T10 Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds with Wireless Charging Case TWS Stereo Headphones in-Ear Built-in Mic Headset Premium Sound with Deep Bass for Sport Black (Amazon / Amazon)

Tozo Wireless Earbuds $39.99 at Amazon

If you're hoping to avoid splurging on AirPods for a brother-in-law, we'd recommend looking into these wireless earbuds. They've racked up over 37,000 reviews on Amazon with shoppers commenting on their ability to easily pair to smartphones and their solid sound quality for the price.

Best Father-in-law gifts

1. J. Crew Merino Wool Half-Zip Sweater

Rugged Merino Wool Half-Zip Sweater

Rugged Merino Wool Half-Zip Sweater $34.99 at J. Crew

You simply can't go wrong with a classic quarter-zip sweater. This one comes in four seasonally appropriate colors. One reviewer even said it can be worn under a blazer or on its own.

2. National Geographic One-Year Subscription

National Geographic One-Year Subscription

National Geographic One-Year Subscription $24.00 at Amazon

For the father-in-law who is fascinated by stories from around the world, why not gift him a monthly peak into the most fascinating stories about people, nature and the planet from National Geographic.

3. Minnetonka Pile-Lined Hardsole Slippers

Minnetonka Pile-Lined Hardsole Slippers

Minnetonka Men's 3902, Brown Suede, 10 D - Medium (Amazon / Amazon)
Minnetonka Men's 3902, Brown Suede, 10 D - Medium (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Minnetonka Pile-Lined Hardsole Slippers $45.95 at Amazon

  • Minnetonka Pile-Lined Hardsole Slippers $49.95 at Walmart

If your father-in-law's the type to sit and read for hours, a pair of soft, pile-lined slippers could make the experience even more enjoyable.

4. Amazon Echo Show 8

Echo Show 8

Introducing Echo Show 8 - HD 8" smart display with Alexa - Charcoal (Amazon / Amazon)
Introducing Echo Show 8 - HD 8" smart display with Alexa - Charcoal (Amazon / Amazon)

For long-distance in-laws, the new Echo Show 8 could be a great way to stay connected. It has all of the capabilities of the Amazon Alexa, plus an 8-inch screen to video chat, display photos, display recipes, you name it!

Best Mother-in-law gifts

1. Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Robe

Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Robe

  • Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Robe $99.00 at Nordstrom

  • Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Robe $118.00 at Dillard's

If she's the one hosting your next celebration, she'll need a little something to help her relax after party planning. This microfiber robe from Barefoot Dreams might do the trick.

2. Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book

Color Series Photo Book

Color Series Photo Book
Color Series Photo Book

Color Series Photo Book $20.00 at Artifact Uprising

If your mother-in-law also happens to be the world's best grandma, she might appreciate a nice book featuring photos with her favorite grandkids.

3. "Family" Rustic Wood Sign

"Family" Rustic Wooden Sign

Parisloft Family Where Life Begins & Love Never Ends White Background Wood Framed Wood Wall Decor Sign Plaque 23.6 x 1.2 x 6 inches (Family Where Life Begins) (Amazon / Amazon)
Parisloft Family Where Life Begins & Love Never Ends White Background Wood Framed Wood Wall Decor Sign Plaque 23.6 x 1.2 x 6 inches (Family Where Life Begins) (Amazon / Amazon)

"Family" Rustic Wooden Sign $25.99 at Amazon

Let her know you feel honored to be part of the family with this sweet sign for her home.

4. Tanya Taylor Mirabelle Robe

Mirabelle Robe

Mirabelle Robe
Mirabelle Robe

Mirabelle Robe $175.00 at Tanya Taylor

If you want to really make a good impression, splurge on this limited-edition robe from the colorful (and size-inclusive!) brand Tanya Taylor. With a hand-painted Pow print, this beautiful wrap ensures peak relaxation while also looking stylish enough to pop on a surprise Zoom call. Your mother-in-law will thank you for this one — trust us.

5. Hey Dewy Humidifier

Hey Dewy Portable Humidifier

Winter is here, which means dry skin is a problem for all of us. Combat the effects of all that dry air with a portable humidifier.

6. Dr. Dennis Gross Peel. Glow. Be Merry

Peel. Glow. Be Merry.

Peel. Glow. Be Merry. $161.00 at Sephora

For the woman who loves putting her best face forward, this set is perfect. With the brand's famous Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel, C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum and C + Collagen Deep Cream, your mother-in-law will have everything she needs to reduce visible signs of aging.

Best Sister-in-law gifts

1. Sister-in-law Bracelet

Sister-in-law Bracelet

Gifts For Sister In Law For Wedding - Through Marriage We Became Sisters Through Love And Laughter We Became Friends Bracelet Bday Christmas Wedding Gifts for Sister in Law from Sister In Law (Amazon / Amazon)
Gifts For Sister In Law For Wedding - Through Marriage We Became Sisters Through Love And Laughter We Became Friends Bracelet Bday Christmas Wedding Gifts for Sister in Law from Sister In Law (Amazon / Amazon)

Sister-in-law Bracelet $12.99 at Amazon

This sweet bracelet is a great way to show your sister-in-law how much you care. Engraved with a message about sisterhood and friendship, you'll probably want to get one for yourself too!

2. Bauble Bar Niata 11mm Smal 18K Gold Vermeil Huggies

Niata 11mm Small 18K Gold Vermeil Huggies

Niata 11mm Small 18K Gold Vermeil Huggies
Niata 11mm Small 18K Gold Vermeil Huggies

Niata 11mm Small 18K Gold Vermeil Huggies $48.00 at BaubleBar

Stylish, classic and affordable, these sweet little huggie hoops from BaubleBar's Everyday Fine collection are perfect for any occasion. Your sister-in-law will love wearing these pretty, delicate earrings all year long.

3. Otherland Canopy Candle

Otherland Canopy Candle

Otherland Canopy Candle
Otherland Canopy Candle

Otherland Canopy Candle $36.00 at Otherland

Otherland produces some of the coolest candles around. From their stylish design to their out of this world scents, it's the kind of candle she'll actually want to receive as a gift.

4. Chloé Eau de Toilette Rose Tangerine

Chloé Rose Tangerine Eau de Toilette

Chlo? Rose Tangerine Eau de Toilette
Chlo? Rose Tangerine Eau de Toilette

Chloé Rose Tangerine Eau de Toilette $109.00 at Sephora

For a gift that delights more than one of her senses, gift this luxury perfume. With notes of pear, black currant and bergamot, this fragrance smells divine. But that's not all, the chic bottle will look beautiful on her dresser.

Best Brother-in-law gifts

1. Tangram Factory LED Smart Rope

Tangram Factory LED Embedded Smart Rope

TANGRAM Factory Smart Rope - LED Embedded Jump Rope (Chrome, Medium) (Amazon) (Amazon / Amazon)
TANGRAM Factory Smart Rope - LED Embedded Jump Rope (Chrome, Medium) (Amazon) (Amazon / Amazon)

Tangram Factory LED Embedded Smart Rope $79.95 at Amazon

Take your brother-in-law's workout routine to the next level with this smart jump rope that features technology to track his jumps and syncs with his phone for accurate recording.

2. Bravo Sierra The Deluxe Holiday Set

The Deluxe Holiday Set

The Deluxe Holiday Set $39.00 at Bravo Sierra

Restock all of your brother-in-law's grooming products with this holiday gift set. It contains deodorant body spray, traditional deodorant, hair paste, face moisturizer and shaving cream all in one box.

3. Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand

Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand

Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand
Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand

Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand $59.95 at Williams Sonoma

For the grill master in the group, buy this monogrammed branding tool. It'll sear your favorite backyard chef's initials into each steak he cooks, adding a personal touch to all his future barbecues.

4. Fuego Box Hot Sauce Subscription

Small-Batch Quarterly Hot Sauce Subscription

Small-Batch Quarterly Hot Sauce Subscription
Small-Batch Quarterly Hot Sauce Subscription

Small-Batch Quarterly Hot Sauce Subscription $120.00 at Food52

This subscription includes four quarterly shipments of unique (and tasty!) hot sauces, so your loved one can test out new flavors throughout the year.

Best Daughter-in-law gifts

1. Delicate Monogram Necklace

Delicate Monogram Necklace

Delicate Monogram Necklace
Delicate Monogram Necklace

Delicate Monogram Necklace $38.00 at Anthropologie

Show your daughter-in-law how welcome she is in the family with a delicate necklace featuring the initial of her new last name. Or you could get two necklaces to be worn together if you want to make it extra special: one with her new last name and one with her maiden name.

2. Chunky Knit Turtleneck Sweater

Chunky Knit Turtleneck Sweater

Asvivid Womens Winter Warm Long Sleeve Knitted Turtleneck Sweater Ladies Loose Soft Solid Pullover Sweater Tops S Blue (Amazon / Amazon)
Asvivid Womens Winter Warm Long Sleeve Knitted Turtleneck Sweater Ladies Loose Soft Solid Pullover Sweater Tops S Blue (Amazon / Amazon)

Chunky Knit Turtleneck Sweater $34.99 at Amazon

You can never have enough turtlenecks! Your daughter-in-law will definitely appreciate having this cozy piece in her arsenal when she's getting dressed on chilly winter mornings.

3. Bliss Facial & Body Self Care Set

Bliss Merry Blissmas Skincare Set - 8ct

Bliss Merry Blissmas Skincare Set - 8ct
Bliss Merry Blissmas Skincare Set - 8ct

Bliss Merry Blissmas Skincare Set - 8ct $19.99 at Target

Everyone loves a little pampering, and this self care set can provide just that. Complete with two face serums, three face masks and three body butters, this set is perfect for the beauty lover in your family.

Best Son-in-law gifts

1. Wool Runner-up Mizzles

Wool Runner-up Mizzles

Men's Wool Runner-up Mizzles
Men's Wool Runner-up Mizzles

Wool Runner-up Mizzles $135.00 at Allbirds

Even if he already owns a pair of Allbirds, these would make a great gift. The high-top design and water-resistant fabric make a great addition to his winter shoe collection.

2. Tequila Lover Cocktail Kit

Casamigos Cocktail Gift Set

Casamigos Cocktail Gift Set
Casamigos Cocktail Gift Set

Casamigos Cocktail Gift Set $74.95 at Williams Sonoma

Does he like to celebrate taco Tuesdays with a tequila drink? Then this tequila cocktail kit would be the perfect gift.

3. Herschel Supply Co. Classic Backpack

Herschel Supply Co. Classic Backpack

Herschel Supply Co. Classic Backpack $44.94 at Zappos

He probably needs a nice bag for the commute to work, so he'll definitely appreciate this classic backpack from Herschel Supply Co. It's roomy enough for a laptop, a pair of shoes and all the essentials he'll want to bring with him.

4. Amazon Echo Dot

All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen)

All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) (Amazon / Amazon)
All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) (Amazon / Amazon)
  • All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) $49.99 at Amazon

  • All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) $49.99 at Target

Anyone on your list will love this popular smart speaker. With its compact design and crisp sound, users can enjoy music, audiobooks and podcasts instantly.

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This gift guide was originally published on Nov. 17, 2017.