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The Best Gifts to Give Your Mother-in-Law in 2021

Two women having coffee with purple flowers on the table

Mother’s Day isn’t just for the moms we’ve grown up with, it’s also for the mothers-in-law we’ve grown to love! To show your mother-in-law just how much you appreciate all they do, pick a gift or two from our list of great gifts for MILs.

We’ve included some of our Mother’s Day flower arrangements, as well as some carefully chosen items. Because for all the flack sitcom mothers-in-law receive, we know lots of these ladies become women we learn to trust and rely on. Even if you don’t always see eye to eye with your mother-in-law, she still deserves some thanks. After all, she did raise the spouse you know and love!

Great Gifts for Your Mother-In-Law

If you’re lucky, you know your mother-in-law as well as your own mom. But if you are still learning what your MIL loves and how she spends her time, don’t worry. Every woman will love these gifts, so you can’t go wrong.

Farm-Fresh Flowers

Mother with a child in her lap looking at a peach and green bouquet.

Would it even be Mother’s Day without flowers? We don’t think so. With so many options to choose from, you’re bound to find some blooms that your mother-in-law will love.

If you’re stuck on what type of Bouq to send your MIL, we’ve written a bit about how to choose Mother’s Day flowers. And if you’re planning on sending roses, make sure to check out what we’ve written about the colors for Mother’s Day roses.

Aromatherapy Candles

Purple aromatherapy candle with lavender and soap

Aromatherapy is big these days, but dealing with essential oils can take a bit of practice and special equipment. Luckily, everyone knows how to light a candle. With different candles for different moods, your mother-in-law will appreciate the help when she needs to relax or re-energize.

A Handmade Basket

Boutique style, purse-shaped handmade basket

Reusable bags are nice for heading to the grocery store or market. But a large, woven basket really takes the experience to another level. Your mother-in-law can take it shopping or load it up with snacks and books for a trip to the beach or park.

Plus, these baskets last a long time, and they are beautiful enough to use as a home decoration.

Throw Pillows

Assortment of throw pillows in various colors

Even if you don’t know your mother-in-law super well, you’ve likely been in her house a few times. When spring rolls around, every home could use a bit of a refresh. Throw pillows are perfect for this.

Pick out a few pillows that match her style. Once you’ve chosen some pillows, check out our flower schemes for Mother’s Day and choose some blooms that match her new accents.

A Pitcher and Tumbler Set

high-end pitchers and tumblers

With summer just around the corner, it’s almost time to spend hours outside relaxing with a cold beverage. While some mismatching cups will do just fine, why not give her a gift that elevates the experience? A nice pitcher will allow your MIL to serve up ice tea, sangria, and lemonade in style.

Wooden Cutting Board

high-quality cutting board surrounded by vegetables

A handmade wooden cutting board serves double duty: you can slice and dice all your favorite foods and you can serve them in an appealing way! Whether your mother-in-law is a fan of cheese plates, veggie trays, or pizza, a nice cutting board will make her feel special.

Cute Stationery

When it comes time to send a thank-you note or just because card, your MIL will appreciate having cute stationery on hand. Pick a design that matches her style, whether that’s bright, refined, or whimsical.

To make the gift even better, include a set of fine-tip pens or custom address labels. Our pick: Paper Source has a great selection of stationery and accessories. You’re sure to find something for your MIL there, no matter where her tastes lean.

Fun Mouse Pad

Floral themed mouse pad

No matter if your mother-in-law works from home or in the office, she’ll love a mousepad that brightens up her space. Choose a bright summer print like flowers or fruit or opt for a pad covered with timeless watercolor art.

Celebrate Your Mother-In-Law

Now that you have a list of gifts, all you need to do is choose one or two! Your mother-in-law will be beaming when she sees you thought of her this Mother’s Day.

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