She's the reason you have your spouse, and for that, you're eternally grateful. Your mother-in-law deserves something special in 2022 — whether you've recently tied the knot or she's been in your life through years of wedding anniversaries. Show your mother-in-law or future mother-in-law how much she means to you and your family with a meaningful present from our list of mother-in-law gifts. You're sure to find something for the woman who already has everything, no matter the occasion.
If you’re looking for a sentimental gift idea that’s unique to her, we’ve included a ton of options like an actual fingerprint necklace, engraved cutting board and custom birth flower portrait. For your super special mother-in-law who has also become a grandparent to your children, we've added a few adorable gifts for grandma that highlight the little ones who've captivated her heart.
Don't worry if you're hunting for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift. Our curated list includes some seriously awesome Amazon finds that’ll be here in two days or less — including a wine aerator for your wine-loving MIL and a succulent wood journal for the woman with big dreams. And, we sprinkled in a few luxury gift ideas (ahem, a super-plush robe) if you’re looking to really awe her this year.
As you scroll, you'll also find creative Mother's Day gifts and mom-approved gift ideas that prove you cherish her as your own. There's even a number of personalized and funny gift ideas under $50, but don't worry: she'll have no idea that's all you spent. Start shopping to earn your place as the best daughter or son-in-law.
Impress your soon-to-be mother-in-law on your wedding day with this gorgeous bracelet. It's made with cubic zirconias and available in white gold, yellow gold or rose gold plated finishes. It comes with a touching message, which can be personalized for no additional charge. Add on the matching earrings and necklace for only $84.
Your mother-in-law appreciates any photo you send her — the chaotic candid, funny face, sweet sibling moment and just about everything else. Instead of trying to settle on one image to frame, pick 30 of your family's best (okay, most accurate) snapshots and let Minted form them in the shape of a heart.
Simplify her night-time routine with this convenient station, which will charge her iPhone or Android phone, AirPods and Apple Watch all at once. She'll thank you every time she wakes up with all of her devices fully charged.
Made from soft recycled cotton, these macrame plant hangers are simple yet feel personal. There are so many colors, so you can grab one that perfectly pairs with her decor style; options include linen, agave, camel and pink marshmallow. Pick up a small- or medium-size pot to pair with it.
Each week, this inspiring planner will help her stay organized and encourage her to set intentions. It's full of creative writing prompts, inspiring quotes and advice from Oprah. There are 12 undated monthly and 52 weekly calendar pages, so she can start or stop any time.
There are so many ways that you can customize this silver, gold, or rose gold bracelet: Get your husband or kid to write something sweet and then turn it into a stunning gift. Or you can give her a few options — one from her son, grandson and husband — to really win her over.
Made from vegan leather, this classic cosmetic bag is spacious enough to store everything she needs — including her makeup, skincare and hair essentials. There's a divider on one side and three pockets on the other to keep her organized. Add her initials and choose her favorite color (options include Rose Pink, Pearl Blue and Burgundy).
People make a house a home, but the structure itself will forever remain a symbol of the all the memories shared. Send a photo of the house that built her (or her family) to this Etsy maker and get a beautiful watercolor. Order it in a rustic frame, as a canvas or an unframed print.
This year, trade store-bought flowers for a gorgeous arrangement of succulents — which require very little water and will continue growing with indirect sunlight. She can put the heart-shaped wooden box anywhere in her house or display it outside.
Give her a week's or month's supply of wine with a Winc gift card. It's easy: You pick the amount, and then she can choose from extensive varieties of reds, whites and bubblies to arrive on her doorstep before her next girls' night in.
Not only is it incredibly beautiful, the Always Pan was designed to replace eight pieces of traditional cookware. It braises, sears, steams, strains and more to make cooking a breeze. Your mother-in-law will be so impressed! Plus, there are a ton of gorgeous color options.
These slip-ons, made out of 100% sheepskin, will keep her warm from the ground up. And while they're intended to be worn inside on lazy Sundays, the durable rubber sole can handle the outside elements, so she can walk to the mailbox or head to the coffee shop without a worry.
After a long day of wining and dining, your MIL will love lounging in these super-soft knit PJs. Perfect for keeping cozy in the cooler months, this lightweight set comes in stripes, solids and prints.
If she's a new grandma, then give her a necklace she'll cherish forever. The catch: You have to get your squirmy baby or toddler to sit still long enough to stamp a fingerprint. Engrave the backside with her grandchild's name, initials or birth date as an added bonus.
With these pretty planters, she'll have a herb garden in no time (even if she's lacking a green thumb). All she has to do is plant the seeds, fill the pre-soiled jar with water, and watch her basil, cilantro or herb of choice start growing.
There's no better gift than self-care, so sign her up for a monthly Therabox subscription to send an assortment of soul- and skin-soothing products straight to her. Along with the six to eight wellness goodies, the box includes a happiness activity to help her take her current R&R routine to the next level.
No matter what she drinks, she'll find something to love about this 16 oz. insulated tumbler. Fill the infuser basket with loose leaf tea, coarse-ground coffee or a tea bag for a morning pick-me-up, or add fresh fruit and herbs to give water a little extra somethin'.
More unique than a classic bouquet, these pink and purple lilies come in a gray wooden planter that gives off a rustic-chic vibe. It'll arrive at her door fully bloomed, so she can bask in its beauty on day one.
An avid reader like her won't have to dog-ear the pages of her favorite books as long as she has this leather bookmark around. You can even add a quote to be stamped on one side to keep chasing after new adventures — in books and real life.
Set her up with a three-month flower subscription and let The Bouqs take care of the rest. Each month, they'll hand-pick an assortment of cut-to-order blooms and send them to her on a pre-selected delivery date.
Readers, knitters and night owls can drape this reading light around their neck and toggle between three brightness levels to see everything in clear view. The light beam is rather narrow, so it won't disturb their partner snoozing away on the other side of the bed.
These oversized robes are made out of the same material as Brooklinen's cult-favorite bath towels, which means they're as soft and cozy as it gets. Go for one of their essential colors (white, gray or black) or opt for a brighter hue (teal or mustard).
You can't go wrong with a nice watch, and this one from Anne Klein passes as jewelry, too. Choose from 15 different watch strap and face combinations — full-on silver for a classic look, rose gold with a red face for a pop of color and so on.
Gather all of her print-outs, kitchen scribbles and culinary memories in one pretty place. There's room for 100 recipes total, divided equally between breakfast, lunch, dinner and treats, so she has plenty of space to add new favorites as the years go on.
Designed with the weekend traveler in mind, this do-it-all duffel has two compartments, so she can separate shoes, toiletries or dirty clothes from the rest of her essentials. Between trips, she can fold or roll it up to keep it out of the way until her next adventure calls.
As her kids get older, your mother-in-law is always finding ways to keep them close — literally and figuratively speaking. This necklace will do the trick: Add her children's birthstones and initials to this dainty gold, rose gold or silver chain. (And hey, if she's a grandma, you can make one to represent her grandkids, too!)
Connect this pocket-size printer to any Bluetooth-enabled device to print 2" x 3" photos in a snap. That way, she can hang all of her favorites on her fridges, stick them in frames or find other ways to put 'em on display.
This throw pillow would look cute wrapped up in a bow, but it'll be even more special to your mother-in-law after she takes the time to crochet it from a skein of yarn. If she's still a beginner, GH Stitch Club has her covered: Along with the yarn and needles, she'll get written instructions and videos to guide her.
The next time she's cooking up a pot roast or baking a cake from scratch, she can keep her hands free for the task at hand while leaving the recipe in a cookbook, magazine (hint, hint) or on a tablet in clear view.
She's tried foam rolling and massage guns to alleviate aches and pains, but what about acupressure? When she lays down on the mat and rests her neck on the pillow, she'll put pressure on her trouble spots, easing the stress and tension that's weighing her down.
Simply put, this charger is too pretty to lose. Although it comes with a 5-foot cord, she can also place newer models of the iPhone, Android, Apple Watch and AirPods on the fun and fruity charging pad for a portable power boost.
She's known for pouring a cup of coffee early in the morning ... and forgetting about it until lunch. If she puts her drink in this app-controlled mug, it'll stay heated at her ideal temperature for hours.
They may be small, but these purse-friendly hand creams pack a big punch. Made with good-for-skin ingredients like shea butter, baobab oil and pumpkin seed oil, all three scented creams relieve dry, rough and cracked hands without leaving them feeling greasy.
She's already got the wine flowing, but now she can enjoy its full-bodied flavor in a whole new way. Pick out one inspired by her favorite vino (not that she's that picky) and personalize the wooden top with a special message.
Now that she's mastered her sourdough starter, give her something to support her bread-making passion. Stick the removable flax seed-filled pouch in the microwave to heat up the blanket, then place the fresh-out-of-the-oven loaf inside.
Take any look from day to night with these lip plumping glosses. With this set, she can keep it au naturel (Pillow Talk), add a wash of color to her lips (Walk of No Shame) or amp up her favorite lipstick with high-gloss shine (Refresh Rose).
Once you place your order, Mark & Graham will send over a drawing kit to capture your kid's drawings, doodles and words. Upload their masterpieces to receive a custom embroidered apron in just a few day's time.
It's always happy hour, at least when she works these cocktail-inspired bar soaps into a lather. Pick from two boxed sets: one with elderflower mimosa and lavender bitters, and the other with mint mojito and limoncello.
Amanda GarrityAmanda Garrity is a lifestyle writer and editor with over seven years of experience, including five years on staff at Good Housekeeping, where she covered all things home and holiday, including the latest interior design trends, inspiring DIY ideas and gift guides for any (and every) occasion.
Alyssa GautieriAssociate Lifestyle EditorAlyssa Gautieri (she/her) is the associate lifestyle editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers all things home and interior design.