Daughter in law gift ideas

50 Best Gifts Your Daughter-in-law is Sure To Love

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You want to show your daughter-in-law or future daughter-in-law how much you care by giving her the perfect present.

You’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for the holiday season, an engagement gift, bridal shower gift, gift for her wedding day, an anniversary gift, or birthday gifts. I’ve got you covered.

Here are 50 carefully curated gift ideas from all price points that will show her she’s the best daughter-in-law and help her feel the family love. 

If I have a smaller shopping budget, I love giving gift sets I create myself by combining items that can be used together. I wrap each little gift separately and put them in a gift bag or basket, which makes gift opening much more dramatic. Throughout the guide, you’ll see suggestions for ways to create a gift set with these items. 

Take these ideas and shop for her locally. Or use the links in the images to shop right from this post.

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50 best gift ideas for your daughter-in-law

Bamboo bathtub tray caddy

If she loves to take baths, this caddy will be a great addition to her bath time by giving her that luxury spa feel right in her own home. The tray allows her to prop a book, laptop or iPad and includes wine glass and phone slots. For a luxurious bath experience, make it a gift set by giving her a bath caddy with a bathrobe, some bath bombs and aromatherapy candles.  

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Barefoot Dreams bathrobe

Barefoot Dreams is a brand that women snatch up at Nordstrom sales. Women swoon about how soft and cozy the items are. And Oprah had this bathrobe on her list of favorite things in 2021. This hooded bathrobe will be something she’ll put on after a bath or spend all day Sunday in. It comes in 3 colors and 3 sizes. 

Bath bombs

These bath bombs are formulated for dry skin with all natural ingredients like Vitamin E and coconut oil. Reviewers say they’re beautiful and smell wonderful. They fizz like you would expect a bath bomb to do, and they color the bath water. They are handmade in the US and have over 41,000, 4.8-star reviews on Amazon!

Aromatherapy candle 

Aromatherapy candles create a calming and tranquil space after a hard day. 

This aromatherapy spa candle is a soy wax blend candle that’s infused with essential oils. These candles come in a variety of scents and jar sizes, with various burning times. Choose the size, scent and burning time that resonates for you.

Barefoot Dreams pajamas 

These Barefoot Dreams pajamas are made of a super soft milk jersey knit with smart piping. Women call these the softest most comfortable PJs ever. 

Ugg slippers

I received a pair of Ugg slippers as a gift from my sister-in-law. Uggs are a reliable and solid well-known brand and they make the best gifts. They’re a bit of a splurge. I usually don’t spend that much money on slippers for myself so it felt like a real treat to receive them as a gift. I wore them every single day at home during the pandemic. The fur-lined slippers feel like heaven. Choose from a variety of colors.

Foot massager 

If your daughter-in-law spends all day on her feet, this foot massager is a must buy. Reviewers swear by it for helping to relieve their foot pain. It has everything she’ll need: heat, deep-kneading, compression, rolling, subtle vibrating, a built-in timer, 5 pressure settings, a washable foot liner, and 2 wireless remote controls. 

Deep tissue muscle massager

If she spends a lot of time at a computer, a neck massager is an excellent option for a gift. This is a deep tissue massager with 12 massage heads and 7 speeds perfect for neck, back, arm and leg massage.

Fuzzy fleece slippers

These plush fuzzy fleece slippers are soft, cushy and super affordable. Plus, they have over 29,000, 4.6-star reviews. They’re easy to throw on and lounge in all day.  

Sunrise alarm clock 

If you’re looking for a unique gift, this is it. Gently wake her up with this sunrise alarm clock that slowly brightens the room going from 10% brightness to 100% in 10, 20 or 30 minutes. There’s also an audio alarm with 7 alarm sounds to choose from, a snooze feature and FM radio. It’s also a bedside lamp, night light and reading lamp. One owner of this alarm says, “this alarm was sent from the heavens. Not only does it peacefully put you to sleep with the sunset settings and the white noise (personal choice of crickets + cicadas) but the wake up is also so peaceful.”  

Cubic zirconia earrings

She’ll wear these classic 14 karat gold post cubic zirconia earrings with everything. She can dress them up or dress them down. Reviewers say these earrings are gorgeous, flawless and look real. 

Gold hoop earrings

Gold hoop earrings are immensely versatile. Sometimes when I wear hoop earrings, they are too delicate and get lost in my hair. These chunky hoops will stay visible in long hair. 

Cubic zirconia bezel-set solitaire choker necklace

This classic diamond-like solitaire necklace is the perfect size to be worn alone every day or layered with other necklaces. 

Gold cuff bracelet

This delicate 18 karat gold plated cuff bracelet has a dainty and minimalist look. She can wear this alone or paired with her favorite gold watch. 

Gold watch

A gold watch is a timeless piece that makes a meaningful Christmas gift. And even if she wears a running watch or Apple Watch, she will love to bring this piece out for special occasions. This gorgeous Fossil watch has crystal accents on the face, perfect for a special event that she’s dressing up for. It’s also water resistant. 

Layering initial necklace

An initial necklace is the perfect gift idea when you want to give her a personalized gift with a piece of jewelry that she can wear every day. This 14 karat gold plated necklace has the paperclip chain that is so popular right now and an initial pendant. This piece has over 33,000 4.6-star ratings. Reviewers love the quality for the price. It looks more expensive than it is.

Modern jewelry box

Give her a place to organize and hold her favorite jewelry pieces. This sleek and modern jewelry box has a transparent lid with a white body and gold pulls. With 3 levels and 19 compartments, there’s room for watches and bracelets, necklaces, rings, and dangling and stud earrings. Make it a gift set by giving her a jewelry box with a piece of jewelry.  

Sleek acrylic jewelry box

Here’s another jewelry box that’s modern and glam acrylic. With 3 storage sections, it’s stackable so she can add another one on top to hold more jewelry pieces. 

Gold tray

This gold tray is a perfect glam addition to a vanity to hold perfumes, nail polish or makeup. Or for her dresser to hold trinkets. Give her the smaller mini box with it and make it a gift set.

Gold mini box

This mini box can hold her most worn every day jewelry pieces so she can easily grab them and go.

Hanging jewelry organizer

This sleek hanging jewelry organizer is perfect for hanging her necklaces and bracelets and keeping them tangle free.

Barefoot Dreams throw 

Here’s another item by Barefoot Dreams that’s a throw that’s amazingly soft. This beautiful blanket will make her never want to get off the couch and will get so much use. 

Nespresso machine 

For a busy woman, a delicious cup of coffee makes all the difference for being able to get out of bed in the morning. This is the George Clooney of espresso machines and is one of those daughter-in-law gifts that will wow her. Owners of this machine say it’s worth the money in what you save from going to Starbucks every day. She can make single serving freshly brewed coffee, authentic espressos, lattes, cappuccinos and latte macchiatos. The machine comes with a complimentary starter set of Nespresso capsules. This machine is gorgeous and she’ll love having it in her kitchen.

French press coffee maker

This French press coffee maker “has the wow factor when placed on the table”, and is easy to use and clean. It makes brilliant coffee and has 4.6 stars and over 29,000 reviews. Add this to her morning coffee routine to start her day off right. Make it a gift set and include a bag of her favorite coffee, coffee mugs and a milk frother. 

Glass coffee and tea mugs, set of 2

Double walled glass coffee mugs are a modern and beautiful way to drink your morning cup of Joe. They’re shatterproof and microwaveable and will keep her hot drink the ideal temperature. 

Milk frother

Perfect for making foam in coffee, matcha or hot chocolate. Battery operated (2 AA batteries are included), it’s easy to clean in soapy water and comes in several different colors.

Rose gold stainless steel wine glasses

These stainless steel wine glasses are a fun and modern take on the wine glass. And they’re unbreakable. If you’ve ever knocked over a glass wine glass on a stone countertop, you know how nice it is to have a shatterproof option. 

Insulated wine tumbler with lid

These wine tumblers are a great way to keep her wine chilled on the beach or back deck. They come with a lid to keep bugs out of the drink and are leak-proof. Make it a gift set and package the tumblers together with a bottle of wine. Or, if she’s more of a champagne drinker, try champagne tumblers instead.

Insulated champagne tumbler with lid

Here’s the champagne version of that wine tumbler, in case she’s more of a champagne lover. Give her this with a bottle of her favorite champs. 

Wine tote carrier

This insulated portable wine bag is perfect for taking your chilled wine to a tasting, a bring-your-own-bottle restaurant, or to a party. This bag includes a corkscrew. 

Air fryer

People call the air fryer the best invention since the microwave. There’s no frying involved with the air fryer, the name is a bit misleading. This is a convection oven that you can quickly crisp, roast, reheat, bake and dehydrate in. Using a fraction of the oil, and less mess, foods come out crispy on the outside and moist inside without frying. If she doesn’t have an air fryer yet, she will love how this makes her life simpler. This is on my gift list. Or I may just treat myself at the next Amazon Prime Day. Comes in two sizes, 4 and 8 quarts.

Charcuterie board

If she loves to entertain, give her a beautiful wooden charcuterie board. Serving charcuterie boards is an effortless and fun way to impress guests. There are so many different kinds of boards she can make. From a meat and cheese board to a fruit board to a dessert board full of goodies. They require minimal effort and don’t have to require any cooking. Make it a gift set by including some cheese knives and a charcuterie board cookbook.  

Cheese knives, set of 4

With this set of 4 cheese knives, she can put a knife with each type of cheese on her board so it’s easy for people to dig in and cut their own cheese.

Charcuterie board cookbook

I have this charcuterie board cookbook and love it. It’s inspiring and beautiful. She’ll have all her practical questions answered about how to put together a board. And she’ll never be at a loss for creative ways to entertain with charcuterie boards.  

Farmhouse pitcher

This farmhouse pitcher will work perfectly in her modern farmhouse kitchen. She can use it as a vase to put flowers in or use it on a kitchen countertop to hold her spatulas.

Decorative oval wood bowl

I have this Paulownia wood bowl on my dining room table right now. It’s a substantial and gorgeous nude wood bowl that’s almost 2-feet long. This bowl has a presence and can be used on a console table, entry table or dining table. I fill my bowl with white mini pumpkins for fall, and plan to fill it with pomegranates or pinecones for winter, with artichokes for spring, and with lemons and limes in the summer. 

Decorative round wood bowl

This decorative wood bowl is similar to one that’s been sold by Pottery Barn. She’ll have so many uses for this. Put it out to catch keys by the front door. Or on a living room console table.

Home decor books

If she has a new home and is a fan of design, she’ll enjoy these books both to read and to display in her bookcase or on a console table.

Marble tray

This beautiful marble tray is something she can put on the bathroom counter, on a console table inside her front door, or on a coffee table to hold remote controls.

Molton Brown luxury hand soap

My husband introduced me to this hand soap. It smells amazing and is not your average hand soap. This fine soap was one you could buy at Neiman Marcus. And now it’s available on Amazon. 

Genuine leather tote bag

A genuine leather tote bag is a timeless bag she’ll keep and use for years. She can use it as a work bag or when running out to do errands. It’s large enough to carry an iPad or kindle or small laptop. And a water bottle and all the essentials she’ll need for her day. 

Bangle bracelet keychain

This rose gold bangle keychain wristlet will make sure she always knows where her keys are.

Apple air pods 

Ear phones are essential if she loves to walk or run while listening to music or podcasts on her iPhone. These wireless earbuds mean she’s not wrestling with a cord while she’s out walking. They come with a wireless charging case and have over 24 hours of battery life. Over 539,000 people have given these earbuds a 4.8 star rating (out of 5). 

Zip up workout jacket

I gave a zip up jacket to my sister-in-law for Christmas and she wears it constantly. 

Whether your daughter-in-law works out or not, this jacket is a staple piece that can be worn to run errands, to kids’ soccer games, or out for a jog. They come in many price points. If you shop locally, try Athleta, Lululemon, Old Navy or Target. The one that’s linked here fits and looks almost identical to the Lululemon Define jackets.

Water bottle with time marker

If she’s trying to drink more water every day, this is the perfect water bottle. The bottle has a time marker on the outside that tells her when she needs to drink up. It’s BPA Free and leak-proof. And has a fruit infusion strainer and comes in 5 colors. One reviewer said “I don’t think I’ll buy another brand of water bottle ever again!”

Cashmere lined leather gloves

She’ll be grateful to have these cashmere lined leather gloves on cold nights when she wants a touch of elegance. They work with a touchscreen too.

Luggage set

If she loves to travel, a luggage set makes a great gift idea. These come with a 2-piece set of a small and large bag. And features an adjustable handle, durable and lighter hard shell, interior and front pockets, and TSA locking pad. Easy, light wheels make for easy rolling. She can take this set anywhere. Include some packing cubes so she can easily and efficiently pack her bags.

Packing cubes

These compression packing cubes allow her to pack so much more in her suitcase. And to stay organized while she travels. I’ll be buying these for my next trip since my suitcase becomes a disaster area when I travel. This set of 6 cubes includes 2 large, 1 medium, 2 small cubes and a shoe bag.

Gift card for her favorite store, restaurant or a massage

A gift card for your daughter-in-law’s favorite store, restaurant or for a massage is an excellent choice if she has everything and you don’t know what to get her. Buy a little gift for her to open and include the gift card with it. Then she has a little present to open with her gift card.  

Christmas ornament

An ornament that’s personalized to her for your family tree is a thoughtful gift that will make her feel like a valuable and loved member of the family. 

Selecting the perfect gift for your daughter-in-law

To select a meaningful Christmas gift or special occasion gift, ask your son to find out her favorite stores. I have discovered that if I go shopping in my In-laws’ favorite stores, I’m more likely to pick out something they will love. 

When I give the gift, I always include a gift receipt so it’s easy for them to make a return. I’d rather have them exchange an item to get something they really love than have something sit around unused. And if they love the store, they will love going in and browsing when they make the return.

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