christmas gifts for mother in laws

Christmas Gifts for Mother-in-Laws 2017

Finding the right present for your in laws can be difficult, we’ve put together some gift ideas that are sure to get you on your mother-in-law’s good side.

Finding a gift for your mother-in-law is one of the hardest presents to buy at Christmas. She’s an important member of your family but you might not know her that well, so finding something that suits her tastes is a task that can take work and research.

But we’re here to help! We’ve created a curated guide of top present ideas for mother-in-laws. Scroll through these top picks and make sure you find your mother-in-law the perfect Christmas gift.


Why not buy your mother-in-law something nice for her home? Whether she’s been talking about needing some new kitchenware or she’d love a sentimental framed photo of the family, there’s lots of options when thinking about homeware.

SUCK UK Mr Salt & Mrs Pepper Grinders
John Lewis Double Photo Frame
John Lewis Retail
So Soft Faux Fur Small Throw
Marks & Spencer

Candles and Fragrances

Candles are a lovely little gift for your mother-in-law. Let’s face it – who doesn’t love candles? They look lovely and they smell even better.

Linea Linea 12 Days Of Christmas Candle Gift Set
House of Fraser
Branche d'Olive Floral Votive Candle Gift Set
John Lewis Retail
Yves Delorme Bois Precieux Fragrance Range
House of Fraser


If you know your mother-in-law enjoys a glass of wine or a classic gin and tonic, treat her to a lovely new bottle.

Fonseca Porta Bin 27 Single Bottle Port Gift Set ...
Majestic Wine
Floric Personalised Prosecco Wine & Chocolates
House of Fraser
Laurent-Perrier Rosé NV Champagne
Majestic Wine


Beauty gift sets are a great present for mother-in-laws. Whether you’re looking for body lotions or make-up sets, there’s plenty to choose from.

Soap & Glory Spa of Wonder
Baylis & Harding Jojoba, Silk & Almond Oil Dressi...
House of Fraser
Sanctuary Must Have Body Treats


Get your mother-in-law a special, sparkly gift this Christmas and surprise her with a lovely piece of jewellery.

9ct White Gold Illusion Set Diamond Rub Over Stu...
Michael Kors Celestial Rose Gold-Tone Charm Necklace
Ernest Jones
Sekonda Editions Ladies' Rose Gold Watch & Jewell...

Top tips for buying your Mother-in-law the perfect Christmas gift

Buying for your mother-in-law can be hard, especially when you don’t know her well. So to avoid getting her something really off the mark, ask for some advice from your partner. They’ll be sure to have a better idea of what she would really like. Find out what interests she has and whether there’s anything she really wants for Christmas.

If you’re looking to buy her something beauty related, try and find out what scents she likes so you can buy her a sweet-smelling gift she’ll love. Or if you plan on getting her jewellery, it’s worth checking what kind of jewellery she likes to wear. Whether that’s necklaces, bracelets or earrings, find out if she prefers gold or silver jewellery.

If you’re going down a different route and choose an alcoholic gift, be sure to check whether she’s a wine drinker or a spirit drinker to make sure your mother-in-law enjoys her gift as much as possible.

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