Whether you consider your in-laws your BFFs or you barely even know their first names, you have to scrounge up the change this holiday season and get them a present they’ll actually appreciate. Flowers can only go so far, and gifting them during the merriest season of the year? Forget about it. You need something special to win over your significant other’s loved ones.
But let’s get real, gifting for your in-laws for Christmas can be a toughie. There’s a good chance you don’t spend nearly enough time with them to know what it is they actually like. And when it comes to things like kitchen appliances, gadgets, beauty accessories, and handyman tools, it may seem like they already have everything under the sun.
If getting gifts for your in-laws for Christmas seems like a stressful additive to your shopping list, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. From cheeseboards to essential oil diffusers, our list has the best gifts for in-laws to show some love this holiday season.
BEST FOR FATHER-IN-LAWS
Fathers-in-law can be hard to impress, specifically if you’re a guy gifting his wife or significant other’s parents. Lucky for you, Mancrates is an impressive go-to gifting option for any man. Grilling, beer, poker, zombies — no matter what your father-in-law is into, Mancrates has a box for that. Pictured above is their Booze-Infused Jerkygram, which is a must-buy crate for dads who love meat and alcohol. So, essentially all dads.
2. Compact Swivel Cheese & Tapas Board
BEST FOR MOTHER-IN-LAWS
Have a charcuterie queen on your hands? Take your mother-in-law’s cheese and meat serving skills to the next level with this compact swivel board. This gorgeous double-decker serving tray is made primarily from bamboo and acts as a convenient staple for serving small parties and holiday extravaganzas. Your mother-in-law will think her collection of gouda and prosciutto never looked better sitting next to her favorite crackers from Trader Joe’s. And when it’s time to store the tray after use, the bottom level folds into the top to minimize storage.
3. Fire TV Stick 4K Max
BEST FOR BOTH IN-LAWS
New technology is always a great gift-giving idea. Due to be released on October 7, 2021, Amazon’s brand new Fire TV Stick 4K Max offers faster app start-up and easier navigation than past versions, helping your in-laws update their TV viewing and smart home experience. Like its predecessors, it provides access to all apps and works via Alexa voice control. This updated Fire Stick also allows control over other smart home features, giving you live view picture-in-picture with the ability to check the weather, dim lighting, and view cameras in and around the home without leaving your current television program.
4. Amazon Fire TV 43″ Omni Series 4K With Hands-Free Alexa
If you really want to splurge on your gift for in-laws this year, the brand new Amazon Fire TV Omni series is the way to go. Arriving in October 2021, this 4K ultra HD TV offers vibrant picture quality and features three HDMI inputs so they can connect to all of their existing devices and cables with ease. With hands-free Alexa they can also control every aspect of the TV and other smart devices around their home via voice, which means no lost remotes, no calling you to help them set things up, etc. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Currently available for preorder with prices starting at $409.99, get dibs on one ASAP and you’re guaranteed to be the best son- or daughter-in-law in the world … for now.
5. Frienda Passport Covers and Luggage Tags
BEST FOR TRAVELERS
This passport and luggage tag set is a great gift for in-laws that love to travel. With this combo, you get two passport covers and two luggage tags that they can use on their next vacation. Put them under the Christmas tree or add them as a stocking stuffer this holiday season.
6. Hyjoy WiFi Digital Picture Frame
Our parental gift-giving list wouldn’t be complete without some sort of picture frame. This 8-inch digital picture frame works in conjunction with Alexa and allows you to display photos and short videos both horizontally and vertically. You can also invite family and friends to share pictures with your frame via WiFi. Your in-laws will love watching memories of family and friends scroll past every day.
7. Homesick Candles
BEST FOR EMPTY NESTERS
Do your in-laws live far away from the place you and your significant other call home? Bring the scent of your city to them for an aroma that stays behind even when you two aren’t there. From popular US cities like the Big Apple and Chicago to whole states ranging from Maine to Hawaii, Homesick Candles provide all-American scents that keep your favorite places close even when you aren’t there. So if you’re in Brooklyn but your partner’s parents are in Houston, bring an NYC candle home to them this holiday season.
8. Allbirds Tree Dashers
BEST FOR ACTIVE IN-LAWS
Are your in-laws in peak midlife-crisis mode in which they’re trying to work out to bring back that body they had before kids? If so, support both their new habits and their feet with the ever-so-stylish Tree Dashers from Allbirds. The sneaks are made for high-grade performance and will support both vigorous runs and slow, slow walks. They’re cushioned, so foot problems won’t occur for either in-law no matter how much they want to blame you for something.
9. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw Blanket
You can’t go wrong with a cozy blanket, and with over 300 raving reviews on Nordstrom, this blanket is the snuggle buddy your in-laws have been looking for. The dynamic duo will use this thing both indoors and out, from chilly nights next to the fireplace accompanied by a scary movie marathon to cool fall days out on the porch. The blanket comes in seven various colors, so pick your poison wisely, or maybe even snag one color for each.
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10. Splash Wines
BEST FOR WINE LOVERS
Why gift one bottle of wine when you can gift 15 instead? Sounds crazy, we know, but it’s not as pricy as you may think. Splash Wines is our newest favorite wine delivery service that selects various wines based on whichever box type you purchase. Box choices range from classic all-whites to rosé samplers to a red wine lover’s paradise to a create-your-own-case version. The possibilities at Splash are endless, and most boxes of 15 sit only right above $100. It’s premium wine too, so you won’t have to worry that the in-laws are getting the bottom of the barrel.
11. COSORI Air Fryer
BEST FOR COOKS
If your in-laws love toying around and creating new recipes but don’t yet have an air fryer, you’re about to change the game entirely for them. We love the air fryer for the sheer fact that it fully cooks delicious and healthy meals by chopping cook-time in half in some cases. In comparison to your in-laws’ regular conventional oven, the air fryer takes the cake (and makes it MUCH faster) any day of the week. Looking for a recipe to provide alongside this contraption? Check out this eggplant parm recipe ready to bake straight inside. Two words: insanely tasty. For the cooks out there, this is one of the best gifts for in-laws.
12. TUSHY Bidet
BEST FOR THE BATHROOM
Okay, you might think this sounds a bit weird to gift, well, anyone, but hear us out: the TUSHY Bidet brings the bathroom experience to a whole new level. If your in-laws haven’t used a bidet before, it’s better late than never. It easily attaches to your toilet and sprays clean water right where you want it to after you… well… you know. The best part of all is that this bidet is temperature-controlled, so the in-laws can choose to shoot clean cold or warm water directly to their no-go zone.
13. Umbra Luna Large 4×6 Picture Frame
This picture frame is the ultimate multi-photo holding decoration that any parent would love to have in their house. Decorate each framed spot with baby photos, wedding flicks and family vacation memories to create a top-notch gift your in-laws will cherish for the rest of their lives. The frame itself comes in four colors to ensure there’s a right pick to match your in-laws’ home interior. Print photos yourself beforehand in a crunch using Shutterfly, and don’t forget doubles for yourself!
14. InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser
Sure, candles and incense are amazing, but there really is nothing like the aromatherapeutic qualities provided by an essential oil diffuser. With this one, you can gift your in-laws’ favorite scents and the diffuser will work its magic by aerating their home with scents promoting relaxation, stress-relief, rest and more. This oil diffuser also has the ability to change color to fit the move or vibe they’re going for and has two misting modes.