I can officially vouch that planning a wedding, getting married, and starting ‘happily ever after’ with someone you love is pretty much the best. It’s bliss talking about what the future could hold, planning vacations to take, kids names... so on and so forth. But something I sort of, kind of, didn’t really think about? That holidays such as Mother’s Day require me to not buy for one, but for two moms now. Which means I needed some gift ideas for a mother-in-law stat.
According to what society would deem “normal” for marriage these days, Oliver (my husband) and I were anything but that. We talked about marriage early on in our relationship. When we discussed the possibility of moving to New York City once I finished graduate school, he popped the question after only a year of dating. We planned our wedding in five months, got married, and moved directly to NYC. I write all this because it gives you some perspective on how I didn’t get a ton of time to get to know my new in-laws, particularly my mother-in-law. So as I started to brainstorm gift ideas for her this Mother’s Day, I had to get a bit creative.
My mother-in-law is very humble, very sweet, and loves to serve others. She is super active in her community, and is incredibly talented (not kidding, she plays the guitar and I’m oddly jealous of her). So when it came to thinking of gift ideas, I went by one theme: Treat yo’ self. My mother-in-law deserves some pampering, deserves something beautiful, and especially deserves anything related to coffee and wine.
This is the path I took when thinking of some gift ideas, and I figured they would be helpful for any newbies like me with absolutely no idea what to get their mother-in-law this Mother’s Day.
Spring’s Eden Reed Diffuser
Forget buying her a candle this year and take it up a notch with this elegant reed diffuser! Comes in Red Berry Amber, Pomegranate Peony, Coconut Milk Mango, and Wild Honeysuckle.
Petal Press Measuring Cup
If your mother-in-law loves to bake, this adorable measuring cup is the perfect gift for her!
Souvenir Room Spray
Let her toss that old air freshener in the trash and give her a fresh scent at home with one of these room sprays!
Stemless Wine Glasses (4-pack)
Because how could you ever go wrong with wine!
She's gotta have some cheesy mother-in-law apparel to rival with all that "best mom" stuff that she's been getting for years!
After all, she did raise your significant other! So this will touch her heart.
Galaxy S7 Edge Case
Is your mother-in-law obsessed with her new Samsung Galaxy S7? This case is the perfect gift to go with her new fave!
Keurig 2.0 Coffee Maker
This classic coffee maker has seen an upgrade, and now comes in seven different colors! Get your mother-in-law the gift of consistent caffeine with this colorful coffee maker.
How Sweet Home Doormat
With the summer months about to roll in, a new doormat is the perfect for your mother-in-law to welcome guests and relatives over this summer!
Floral Ceramic Cereal Bowls (4-pack)
A collection of festive bowls for her to make those yogurt dishes she loves to enjoy in the mornings.
Chalkboard Beverage Dispenser With Stand (Set Of 2)
If your mother-in-law is an awesome hostess and loves entertaining large crowds over the summer months, this dispenser is the perfect way for her to serve beverages!
Mint Straw Dispenser With Straws
The perfect way to serve straws to go with that beverage dispenser!
Is your mother-in-law always donning a cheap pair of drugstore sunglasses during the summer months? Treat her to some quality sunnies this Mother’s Day with these gorgeous classics from J.Crew.
Floral Chandelier Earrings
For the elegant and classy mother-in-law who always fawns over a new set of earrings to add to her collection.
Wine Essentials Gift Set
Got a wine lover on your hands? This wine set comes with a wine cooler, a corkscrew, a few wine saver/stoppers, and an aerator.
11-Bottle Wine Copper Rack
Are you noticing how the wine bottles are always placed on the back corner of the countertop? Why not spruce up her space a bit (and save her some counter room) with this gorgeous wine rack. It holds 11 bottles!
Bodum Assam Tea Press
For the mother-in-law who is picky with her tea, this tea press makes serving tea for her friends way easier.
Stovetop Popcorn Maker
Because who wouldn’t love a way to make a huge bowl of popcorn for family movie night?