Let’s chat about difficult people to shop for during the holidays, shall we? You’ve got that friend in your life that has everything, the spouse that has you stumped, and without fail, year after year, you always wonder: what are some good gifts for in-laws?
I might not be married, but I do have a fantastic domestic partner whose family I adore. In-laws might be tricky to shop for, but I’ve rounded up some gift ideas that will work for any side of the family!
The Best Gift Ideas for In-Laws from Black-Owned Businesses
Giving your loved ones a gift from a Black-owned business is a great way to support creators of color. This men’s shirt looks incredibly cozy and well made, and it is a Japanese brushed flannel that will last him for years. For the homebody in your life, this candle gives off a lovely balanced, masculine/feminine scent. These washable silk PJs are perfect for sleep and lounge, and they will feel luxurious; and these tassel earrings are under $25 and would make for a great budget-friendly gift.
More Gifts for In-Laws
The Cool Nights Pajamas from Soma are a complete gamechanger. I love them, my mom adores them, and they’re a fan favorite for a reason. These pajamas are cool to the touch and will keep you at the optimal temperature throughout the night.
This is one gift that T’s parents enjoyed last year. You can download an app to your phone and share photos with your loved ones digitally, no matter where you are in the world. It’s a great way to stay connected when you’re not able to see your family!
For the coffee or tea lovers in your life: this mug and warmer set will keep your hot beverages at the optimal temperature. This mug comes with a special charger that uses magnetic induction energy to heat up the metallic layering on the bottom of the coffee mug.
Know a wine lover? With this game, players take turns guessing mystery wines in a blind tasting party game. Honestly, I’d love to play this on my next game night! This blind tasting board game will help them learn how to taste wine, just like a sommelier.
When was the last time your parents or in-laws changed out their sheets? This set from Parachute is highly rated and crafted in Portugal from 100% premium, certified long-staple Egyptian cotton. Plus, they hold up in the wash well, so it’s an investment your in-laws will love year after year.
It’s officially cozy season, and you can never have too many blankets, right? I love ChappyWrap blankets — I have a couple of them, and they are some of the coziest throws I own. Plus, I love how they’ve held up — if you want to throw them in the washer, they’ll come out as soft and luxurious as before.
Another small business you could support is Messy Heart Studio. I think their custom home portraits are adorable, and if you get it framed, it will make for a one-of-a-kind gift!
I know I include this in my gift guides every year, but it’s just that good. If you know someone with an extensive wine collection, this is the perfect gift for them (if they don’t already have one!) A Coravin will allow you to pour a glass of wine without opening or damaging the cork. It’s perfect for when you want to taste a bottle that you’re aging or if you want to have one glass with dinner without opening the entire bottle.
Is there anything better than a big, fluffy spa robe? Absolutely not! Let your in-law indulge in their own spa night at home, and gift them a luxe robe that they’ll want to wear 24/7.
Once you try these towels, you won’t want to use anything else. These premium bath towels are made with premium, sustainably sourced materials, giving you a spa-like experience.
I’ve been impressed with Kendra Scott’s Fine Jewelry line — the quality is next level, and the price is attainable. Every time I gift my mom Kendra Scott, it’s a huge hit, and these earrings are modern, stylish, and will go with everything.
I have an older version of this jewelry case, and I love how it’s held up over the past couple of years. You can get this monogrammed, and it comes in several different colors. The quality is next level, and it would be a thoughtful gift for your in-law, who has an impressive collection of baubles.
This gift is a splurge, but it is one of the most luxe coffee machines on the market. It’s easy to set up and has an integrated grinder that will allow you to go from beans to espresso in under one minute.
Looking for more gift ideas? Check out my holiday guides here!
Which of these gifts for in-laws do you like the most? Let me know in a comment below!