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The 17 Best Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Your Mother-In-Law

Here are some Mother’s Day gift ideas for your mother-in-law that are sure to get you in the running for son- or daughter-in-law of the year.

mother and daughter

mother and daughter

If you’re celebrating your first Mother’s Day with your new in-laws, you’re probably on the hunt for Mother’s Day gift ideas for your mother-in-law that will brighten her day and give you major brownie points. While there is no shortage of gift options available, as well as methods of purchasing them, it might take you a little time to find the perfect gift that is right up your MIL’s alley—something she will appreciate, not only for the day, but for months and perhaps even years to come.

Here are some of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas for your mother-in-law on the market today that are sure to get you in the running for son- or daughter-in-law of the year.

personalized cutting board

Personalized Cutting Board

For the mother-in-law whose cooking brings the whole family together, gift her a personalized cutting/charcuterie board that she can claim as her very own. You can have it engraved with your and your partner’s names, as well as any siblings or grandchildren. The personalization will be laser engraved on your choice of a rectangular cutting board or one with a handle (perfect for those Pinterest-worthy cheese boards!). You can also choose between walnut, mahogany, or bamboo wood stains to match her kitchen decor.

Copper Fox Company personalized cutting board, from $43, Etsy

mother in law mug

Coffee Mug

One Mother’s Day gift idea for your mother-in-law you can’t go wrong with if you’re looking to put a smile on her face this holiday is this too-cute, 11-ounce ceramic mug clad with the saying “Best. Mother. In Law. Ever.” You can choose between five colors and typefaces to find the one that suits your spouse’s mama best. All colored mugs have vibrant colored handles and insides and the glitter mugs have smooth, sparkling glitter outsides and a bright white inside. All are dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

Mama Birdie coffee mug, $17, Amazon

hello fresh box

Meal Subscription Box

Why not celebrate your mother-in-law all month long? With HelloFresh’s just-launched Mother’s Day Box, you can. You can order her one of two options: a Brunch Box and a Dinner Box. The Brunch Box is available in 4- or 8-person sizes, full of fresh ingredients to make Spring Asparagus Strata with bacon, tomato and gruyere, tropical citrus salad, cinnamon rolls, and a Mom-mosa cocktail. Also in this box, she’ll receive a recipe book with cooking timelines and meal prep tips, as well as a DIY Mother’s Day card in case you forgot to grab one. The Dinner Box is available in a 2- or 4-person sizes, this box features ingredients to make an appetizer of Rosemary Crostini with Brie and Jam, Beef Tenderloin over Truffled Mashed Potatoes, and Chocolate Chip Cookies for dessert. Plus, you’ll receive the same print outs as the brunch box.

HelloFresh Mother’s Day Brunch box, $18 per serving, Hello Fresh

mom candle

Monogrammed Candle

If your mother-in-law is a candle lover, she’ll appreciate these customizable candles and home accessories from TAJA. Hand-poured in Miami with 100 percent soy wax, they come in three sizes—cutie, midi and super. You can have them monogrammed with her initials, Maison [insert last name here] or even one of their existing creations. To add a heartfelt touch, include a note inside the lid. Flowers will be dead by the end of the week, but this candle will keep burning for months.

Taja monogrammed candle, from $50, Taja Collection

digital picture frame

Digital Picture Frame

If your MIL isn’t the most social media savvy, this is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your mother in law. With the help of an easy-to-use app, you can easily send your photos to this digital picture frame. The photos will automatically appear, allowing your MIL to easily see new photos of the family without dealing with those pesky email attachments or texts.

Nixplay digital picture frame, from $150, Amazon

monogrammed tote

Monogrammed Tote

A mother in law can never own too many totes, and we think she’ll absolutely adore this polka-dotted version, stitched with her first name, initial, or monogram. You can even pick the monogram thread color to match your MIL’s style. It’s large size makes it the perfect bag to carry to the farmer’s market, gym, beach, or pretty much anywhere. Oh, and at just 15 bucks, it’s quite affordable, too.

WeddingWire Shop personalized, extra large tote bag, $15, WeddingWire Shop

photo calendar

Photo Calendar

There are few Mother’s Day gift ideas for your mother-in-law love better than photos of family, all which she can see monthly thanks to this personalized photo calendar from Minted. You can choose your own design from an array of incredibly talented independent designers and select the photos that mean the most to you (hint, hint: some of your fave wedding pics will be a guaranteed crowd-pleaser). You can further customize each month with multiple photo layouts and colors, and even add your special text to specific days of the year.

Jennifer Lew Stacked Year Grand photo calendar, $39, Minted

personalized wine glass

Personalized Wine Glass

Have a really awesome mother-in-law? Let her know just how one-of-a-kind she is with this funny and unique personalized wine glass that’s sure to put a smile on her face every time she pours a glass of wine. If you so choose, you can even have her name replacing where it says “you”—you just have to include this information in the order notes.

PrideandPassionShop personalized wine glass, $21, Etsy

custom tumbler

Custom Tumbler

We love this bright floral tumbler for the mother in law who loves to enjoy a hot or cold beverage while relaxing on the porch or on the go. We adore how this version comes in a variety of cheerful patterns and can be personalized with your MIL’s name. You can also have it arrive in Mother’s Day appropriate packaging for a festive touch.

La La Confetti personalized tumbler, $29, Etsy

other mom necklace

Other Mom Necklace

Jewelry is always a winning Mother’s Day gift for mothers in law, and we love how this necklace comes with a sweet message that’s sure to bring tears to your MIL’s eyes. You can choose between two rose gold charms, or one silver and one rose gold. It’s an ideal gift for your first Mother’s Day after your wedding.

Singing Koala Gifts bonus mom necklace, from $23, Etsy


pie dish

Personalized Pie Dish

Tug on her heartstrings with a Mother’s Day gift idea for your mother-in-law that has an incredibly personal touch. This pie dish from Etsy allows you to transfer an actual handwritten recipe onto it, making the perfect centerpiece for a family dinner or, better yet, the wedding head table. You can purchase it made-to-order, sending along a scanned image of a handwritten family recipe. You’ll be the favorite in-law in no time.

Phpottery personalized pie dish, $75, Etsy

rituals gift set

Beauty Gift Set

For the mother-in-law who appreciates the art of self-care and self-indulgent, order her this gift set from Rituals. She will love the invitation to score some relaxing and well-deserved “me” time with a decadent bath set inspired by cherry blossoms and their sweet scent. It comes with shower foam, body scrub, body cream and hand wash.

Rituals The Ritual of Sakura gift set, $30, Amazon



Who wouldn’t appreciate the gift of a massage for Mother’s Day? But, let’s be honest, not all of us want to (or have the time), to leave our cozy, humble abodes to head to the spa. Now your mom-in-law won’t have to—the masseuse can come to her with a massage from Soothe. She can simply book online or through the app and select whichever massage she would like as well as a time that works best for her. A certified masseuse will show up at her house ready to relax her. 

Soothe massage, pricing varies, Soothe

photo blanket

Photo Blanket

What mother-in-law wouldn’t appreciate cuddling up on the couch wrapped up in a cozy fleece blanket that’s been personalized with her favorite family photos, names or family sayings? With this photo blanket from Shutterfly, you can choose from soft microfiber fleece, plush fleece or luxe Sherpa fabrications to create a warm blanket full of sweet photos of family—or simply pics from your wedding, along with the date and location.

Shutterfly painted heart fleece photo blanket, $80, Shutterfly

book club

Book Club Membership

When this stunning, book-shaped pink box arrives on your mother-in-law’s doorstep, she will be equally delighted and curious to find out what is inside. Upon opening, she will find 3-5 perfectly wrapped gifts each complete with little notes that tell her what page number she should open upon reading. The enclosed 5" X 7” quote print will foster intrigue and she will want to dive right into the pages of the book to reveal more. This subscription will provide her with a new book every month—an experience she will enjoy for much longer than the holiday itself. What a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift idea for your mother-in-law!

Once Upon a Book Club Once Upon a Book Club box, from $62 per box, CrateJoy

mother's day card

Thoughtful Card

Sometimes a sweet card is all you need to touch your mother in law’s heart. If you’ve opted to send flowers or food for Mother’s Day, add a pretty card like this one with a sweet handwritten message inside. It may seem simple, but a thoughtful card that shows your love and appreciation may be the Mother’s Day gift your mother in law treasures forever.

Pen and Paint Mother’s Day card, $5, Etsy

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