Last-Minute Gift Ideas


Buying a gift for your mother-in-law can be a stressful endeavor.  Never you fear!  From pricey to inexpensive, we have 11 gifts that your mother-in-law is sure not to toss in a drawer.

1. Restaurant Gift Certificate


Your mother-in-law will love a night away from cooking dinner (or ordering pizza).  A nice dinner at her favorite restaurant will be a welcome change from her normal routine.  And she’ll think kindly of you as she slurps down some creme brulee.


2. Magazine Subscription


Magazines such as Real Simple or ShoppingSmart are good bets for your MIL.  If your mother-in-law has a specific interest, such as crafting, get her a subscription for her hobby.  Go one step further, and purchase her a Kindle complete with loaded subscriptions and books.


3. Handmade Pottery


Sites like Etsy feature one-of-a-kind pieces that usually won’t break the bank.  Buy your MIL a decorative bowl, vase, or mug.


4. Fruit Infusion Pitcher


If your mom-in-law loves water or tea, a fruit infusion pitcher is a great idea.  A cylinder in the middle of the pitcher houses citrus slices, strawberries, cucumbers, etc., which infuses into water or tea for a delicious treat.


5. Snuggie


If your partner’s mother is a bit of a homebody (and maybe a bit of a cheeseball), a Snuggie makes a warm and fun gift.  A Slanket, though?  That’s just crazy talk.

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