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7 (Safe) Gift Ideas to Give Your Mother-In-Law This Holiday

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* The mother-in-law can be one of the toughest people to buy for
* A good gift could be the difference between a merry and not-so-merry Christmas Day
* Try one of these 7 gift ideas to put a smile of her face

Mothers-in-law, they’re an interesting subject. Some people love them, and let’s just say, some people feel less inclined. No matter what your relationship with your partner’s mom is, as the holidays fast approach, it’s a great time to get in her good books (or solidify the friendship) by buying her a kick-ass Christmas gift.

If you find yourself stuck for ideas, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got your back. Below you’ll find 7 great gift ideas that are sure to go down well. From double-function vases to DNA-kits, make this holiday season one to remember for all the right reasons.

1. Unique (and Useful) Decor

Beautiful home decor is always a winner, especially if it looks great and has a secondary use to boot. This smartphone vase ticks all the boxes as it combines an attractive bedside vase with a handy smartphone holder. Enjoy the scent and beauty of freshly cut flower alongside your bed in the glazed stoneware as your smartphone sits in the specially-designed stand and charges.

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2. A Luxe Candle Set

What’s better than one delicious smelling candle? Several! Not only do candles provide a relaxing and enjoyable environment, giving more than one option allows people to choose a scent to fit their environment to their mood. In this NEST candle set, you’ll find 6 luxury candles with a range of fragrances, including bamboo, grapefruit and Moroccan amber. Each of the mini candles has a burn time of around 3-4 hours.

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3. Designer Christmas Crackers

Even though your average Christmas cracker may be filled with useless tat, that isn’t the case with them all. By combining the fun surprise of a Christmas cracker and replacing the uninspiring gifts inside with luxury products, Jo Malone has taken Christmas crackers to the next level. With a range of choices available, all you need to do is decide which scented products you think would suit your mother-in-law best.

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4. A DNA Kit

Finding out where your ancestors came from is all the rage at the moment. Whether the results are merely confirmation of your Irish origins or they throw all kinds of new information into the mix, there are few gifts more exciting than a DNA kit. AncestryDNA is the number one consumer test available with millions of people already discovering their surprising heritage. The test boasts over 350 possible regions across the globe and also supplies more geographical data than any other test available.

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5. A Silk Pillowcase

A silk pillowcase is one of those things you never knew you needed until you got one. That’s why they make such ideal gifts. After the first few night’s your mother-in-law sleeps on the pillowcase, expect to receive a message of profuse thanks. The Slipsilk pillowcase is known for its ability to lengthen the amount of time your hair looks great after being styled. It also has anti-aging properties as it helps your skin retain the moisture it needs to prevent wrinkles. This particular silk pillowcase comes in a range of color options and has excellent overall comfort levels.

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6. An Amazon Prime Membership

In the modern world, some of the greatest gifts no longer take physical form. A perfect example of this is online memberships. A membership to Amazon Prime provides unlimited reading opportunities, unlimited TV shows, unlimited music access, and perhaps best of all, free and fast shipping for most Amazon purchases.

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7. A WiFi Photo Frame

Ah, the memories. If you are like most people, it’s rare you find yourself with enough time to sit down and think about all the great things that have happened over the years. A few photos around the house act as great reminders, but you likely haven’t updated those in years. Rather than buy your mother-in-law a normal, old frame, get her a digital photo frame. Sat on a bedside table or kitchen shelf, these smart frames work their way through hundreds of photos, so every glance brings back another memory. The Nixplay Photo Frame is a great option because it sports an impressive widescreen display alongside a wifi option that allows you to link it to Alexa or control it with your smartphone.

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