The holidays are here. It’s time to dress up, celebrate, and (ahhhhhhh!) buy a gift for your boyfriend’s mother. As if you weren’t stressed enough.
Yes, it’s a tricky one.
Because the gift you give her will say as much about you as it does about her, you want something thoughtful. Something tasteful. Something that will prevent a fake smile and a long, uncomfortable pause when she opens it.
Well, you’re in the right place.
As it so happens, we’ve gathered together a list of great holiday gift ideas that are sure to impress the woman who could be (yikes!) your future mother-in-law.
These presents for your BF’s mom run the gamut from casual to elegant in various price points. You don't have to break the bank on a monogrammed or personalized gift to really show her you care about her. This gift guide will help you with gift-giving for years to come. Hey, there might even be something on this list you could use for your own mom or stepmom!
So let’s see what we have for the other important woman in your man’s life with these 27 gift ideas for your boyfriend's mom:
The holidays can be stressful for everyone.
Help your BF’s mom relax with this Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser. It fills the air with pleasant scents and also changes color to create a calm, soothing spa-like atmosphere.
If your BF’s mom likes silver jewelry, this pretty Merdia Sterling Silver Bangle is a sure winner.
The carved flowers add a charming touch to a classic design and let her know you appreciate style.
It’s the season of joy and magic. Help your BF’s mom celebrate with these gorgeous Blown Glass Tabletop Hurricanes.
They’re sure to light up her eyes.
These beautiful indoor house moccasins are the antidote to frumpy old house slippers.
Hand-stitched with a fleece lining, these Sorel Tremblant Moccasins are cozy and super stylish.
Stuck inside because of the cold? Who cares with these babies.
This exotic woven Giulietta Scarf raises the style quotient when the temperature drops.
Your BF’s mom is sure to look great, all wrapped up in its brilliant colors.
She may even wrap you up in a hug.
If your BF’s mom is the active type, she’ll love this leather crossbody Wandering Spirit Belt Bag.
She can also wear it belted. Hipper than a fanny pack, now she’ll be able to move through her day handsfree and fashion-forward.
This Allcaca Fast Charging Station is a great gift for the tech-savvy mom.
It has six USB ports, a short circuit protector and is iPhone and Android compatible—the perfect device to get on her good side.
A flower vase may seem cliche until you lay your eyes on this beauty.
The Budding Beauty Triple Vase is handmade from recycled glass and recycled steel drums. A new twist on an old classic.
Your relationship will be flowering in no time.
If your BF’s mom loves to bake, she’ll love these charming little Heart Measuring Spoons.
They come engraved with sayings like “heapful of happiness.”
Now she’ll know in her heart that you’re worthy of those banana muffins.
If it’s Christmas she’ll be celebrating this year, your BF’s mom is sure to love these elegant Brilliant Glass Egg Ornaments.
They catch the light beautifully during the holiday season and let her know you’ve got class all year round.
These eggs also make great stocking stuffers; just make sure they are wrapped safely.
She’s a lady that loves a latte. This KeepCup12oz Reusable Coffee Cup is BPA free and microwave safe.
Your BFs mom will be kind to the planet and hopefully kind to you too. This is much better than the "World's Best Mom" coffee mug she already has in her kitchen cabinet.
If your BF’s mom is the chilly type, she’ll love this snugly little blanket.
The LOMAO Sherpa Fleece Blanket is made of high-grade fleece, it has a luxurious look and feel.
Time to cozy up.
She may be a mom, but she still loves to get out.
This champagne-colored Michael Kors Gusset Clutch is class with just the right touch of bling.
Perfect for when she wants to leave mommy mode behind and get out on the town.
If she’s into skincare, she’ll fall in love with this organic, fair-trade Zweena Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum.
She can nourish her face and neck while breathing in the divine scent of roses.
The perfect gift from one goddess to another.
This nifty little Foreo Facial Brush is travel-friendly and fully waterproof. It whisks away dirt and oil and leaves skin feeling ultra-fresh.
Perfect for skincare on the go.
Her style? Upscale bohemian.
This eye-catching Itay Yona One Love Wrap in Prehnite and Turquoise Wrap can be worn as a single or double necklace or wrapped around the wrist.
Help her take earth mother to a whole new level.
This is not your standard photo frame. With this smart photo frame from Nixplay, the whole family can share photos with her. Your boyfriend's parents can see their family all year with this digital frame. Nothing says I love you more than seeing photos of your family all year.
This is also a great gift to load with new photos for his mom's birthday, Valentine's Day or Mother's Day. You can make some DIY messages throughout the year.
She’s not a regular mom. She’s a yoga man.
This colorful Kindfolk Yoga Mat Duffle Bag has room for her mat, towel and all her personal stuff too.
You’ve got it in the bag, sister.
She likes her pinot, and she likes it cold.
This double-walled insulated VonShef Copper Wine Bottle Chiller will keep her wine cold and her mood chill.
Just the way you like her.
If she loves wine, why not give her the gift that keeps on giving? A wine subscription is a great gift, and you can include a few wine glasses, so she will remember you when she gets her monthly delivery.
So your BF’s mom is into fitness.
This full-zip style 90 Degree Lightweight Running Jacket is great for all body shapes and provides warmth while still being breathable.
Let’s keep her on the run and out of your hair.
Where she goes, her bling goes. This foldable Vegan Leather Jewelry Wrap has room for all her bobbles and a convenient suede interior.
When she’s ready to take it on the road, it’s jewelry a-go-go!
Want to rub your BF’s mom the right way? Try this refreshing Majestic Pure Sweet Orange Body Scrub. It removes dead skin cells while it moisturizes the skin.
Soon she’ll be feeling good all over.
If she’s into anything sweet, she’ll love this Honey Spread Gift Set of honey cream spreads from Pennsylvania. From dark chocolate to sea salt caramel to sweet maple and cinnamon stick; her pancake game is about to be elevated.
This is the perfect way to take the sting out of your relationship.
Also, it will give her something to nurture now that you’ve stolen her son away.
BF’s moms are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.
But if she’s a chocoholic, this decadent Godiva Chocolate Gift Box should have her eating out of your hands.
And truly, have you ever found a mom that doesn't love chocolate truffles? Probably not.
Sometimes it necessary to pull out the big guns. If you really want to spoil your boyfriend’s mom, try a gift certificate for a mani-pedi at a spa near her.
You may even want to plan a girl’s day and join her.
Nothing beats bonding while your feet are being massaged.
Well, there you have it. Hopefully, these ideas will inspire you as you’re hunting down the right gift for Mr. Right’s mom.
Whether you’re meeting her for the first time or the 100th time, these Christmas gifts let her know you care.
And don’t stress too much. Most likely, everything is going to turn out just fine and these thoughtful gifts are the perfect way to get in good graces with your significant other's mother.
If not, next year you can buy her a fruitcake.
You might also be interested in: The 11 Best Mother’s Day Gifts [Show Your Mom Some Love]
The 27 best gifts for your boyfriend's mom:
- Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser
- Merdia Sterling Silver Bangle
- Blown Glass Hurricanes
- Sorel Tremblant Moccasins
- Giulietta Scarf
- Wandering Spirit Belt Bag
- Allcaca Fast Charging Station
- Budding Beauty Triple Vase
- Heart Measuring Spoons
- Brilliant Glass Egg Ornaments
- KeepCup Reusable Coffee Cup
- Lomao Sherpa Fleece Blanket
- Michael Kors Gusset Clutch
- Zweena Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum
- Foreo Facial Brush
- Itay Yona One Love Wrap in Prehnite and Turquoise
- Nixplay Smart Digital Picture Frame
- Kindfolk Yoga Mat Duffle Bag
- VonShef Copper Wine Bottle Chiller
- Wine Subscription
- 90 Degree Lightweight Running Jacket
- Vegan Leather Jewelry Wrap
- Majestic Pure Sweet Orange Body Scrub
- Honey Spread Gift Set
- 9Greenbox Bonsai Juniper Tree
- Godiva Chocolate Gift Box
- Mani Pedi Spa Gift