Buying holiday gifts for your in-laws can be tricky business. Why? Because for a lot of people, impressing their in-laws can be downright impossible!
Well, 2020 is certainly not the year to stress over gifts (there’s plenty of other things to worry about). Whether you and your in-laws are super close or somewhat distant, there are lots of great gift options to suit every person and every budget.
Ready for some gift-giving inspiration? Here’s our Holiday 2020 Gift Guide, full of 22 great gifts for in-laws!
If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for a foodie or an in-law who loves to cook, this Personalized Cutting Board is the way to go.
You can use it as a cutting board for meal prep or as a cheese board or a charcuterie serving tray. It comes in a variety of different wood species and can be laser engraved to add a truly personal touch.
Available at Etsy, $66.09
Do your in-laws love to cook? A virtual cooking lesson from Sur la Table is perfect for the couple that already has it all. Sur la Table offers private cooking lessons as well as online group instructions, depending on your skill level and how personalized you want the experience to be.
They host all sorts of cooking classes as well as cocktail-making lessons, so your in-laws can choose the class that’s best suited for their tastes!
Available at Sur la Table, $29 and up
The Gift of Relaxation: A Couples Massage
No matter what type of people your in-laws are, a couples’ massage always makes for a great gift! With a gift card to Hand & Stone, you can treat your in-laws to 50 minutes of total relaxation and pampering.
Available at Hand & Stone, $229.90
The Picnic Time Champion Picnic Basket is a great gift for in-laws who love to lunch on the beach or in the park. It features a vintage-style wicker basket loaded with plates, wine glasses, flatware, napkins and a corkscrew.
Everything you need to serve a great outdoor lunch is neatly packed into the corners and the lid, leaving plenty of room to stash wine, cheese, fruit, sandwiches and all sorts of snacks and goodies.
Available at Picnic Time, $119.95
Soft and plush in cotton velour, the His and Hers Bathrobe Set is the perfect Christmas gift for in-laws who love a bit of luxury. These robes come in a set of two, each one with a comfy wrap silhouette, big front pockets and a belt that ties at the waist.
The bright white fabric makes them perfect for hanging in any bathroom, no matter the type of décor.
Available at Wayfair, $109.99
Send Them Away With an Airbnb Gift Card
A gift card isn’t the most personal gift you can give, but if your in-laws love to travel, an Airbnb Gift Card is the ideal gift! With an Airbnb gift card, they can book a romantic weekend getaway, take a trip to the beach, or spend a few nights in a new city.
And if they’re not big travelers, that’s okay too – Airbnb also hosts all sorts of cool online experiences and events that they can enjoy from the comfort of home.
Available at Airbnb, $25 and up
Keep in touch with your in-laws, no matter how far away they may live, with the Amazon Echo Show with Alexa. This smart display is perfect for video chatting, making it an ideal gift if your in-laws want to keep in constant contact with their grandkids!
Available at Best Buy, $149.99
Looking to splurge a bit this holiday season? There’s not an in-law anywhere who wouldn’t love a brand new iPad Air! The iPad Air comes in all sorts of cool colors.
Available at Amazon, $599
Featuring a huge assortment of sweet and savory treats, this food gift box from Olive & Cocoa is the perfect way to usher in the holiday season! Packed in a pretty wood crate that can be used for storage when the goodies are gone, this gift box is sure to bring a smile to any in-law’s face.
It includes chocolate pretzels, tortilla chips and salsa, nuts and all sorts of other tasty treats!
Available at Olive & Cocoa, $48 and up
If your in-laws love cheesecake, send them one from Junior’s. Junior’s cheesecake is undoubtedly one of THE best things about Brooklyn, NY. It’s delicious. It’s irresistible. And it comes in four classic styles, including a mixed assortment, so you can sample a piece of each.
Just be warned: one taste of this cheesecake, and you’ll never be satisfied with any other type of cheesecake ever again.
Available at Junior’s, $44.95 and up
We all have devices that need charging, so this charging station is sure to be a hit!
Instead of having devices plugged into outlets throughout the house, your in-laws can use this station to charge up to 8 devices at a time– all with one plug. It includes six charging ports for all iOS and Android devices as well as two quick charging ports designed for use with a wide range of Android devices.
Available at Amazon, $32.99
Sized to hold one bottle of wine, this chiller is sleek and sophisticated. It features smooth, clean lines and has a modern look and feel. Add a monogram and/or last name, and it just might become a family heirloom!
Available at Wayfair, $82.99
Want a gift that shows your in-laws how smart, practical, and responsible you are? This emergency roadside kit is it!
This kit includes all of the necessary items needed to perform quick roadside repairs. It has jumper cables, a tire pressure gauge, a tire repair kit, a window breaker and a first aid kit, plus dozens of other things you didn’t even know were important.
Granted, this isn’t a very personal or sentimental gift, but if they ever break down on the side of the road, they’ll be grateful for it!
Available at Amazon, $64.95
Maybe they’re lifelong chess players, or maybe they’re newly obsessed with The Queen’s Gambit. Either way, Wall Chess is the perfect gift for a chess-playing pair that doesn’t have the time to sit for hours coming up with strategic moves.
This game board hangs vertically on the wall, allowing you to make a move whenever you pass by (or whenever you feel like it). It’s a great way to enjoy the game at your leisure without having a traditional chessboard taking up room on your favorite table.
Available at Uncommon Goods, $95
Do your in-laws have a particular lake or river that they love to visit? This Coastal and Lake Art Serving Tray offers one-of-a-kind style with a 3D laser-cut map of your favorite lake or waterway. This topographical map is inlaid into a hardwood tray with side handles, perfect for serving drinks, snacks or breakfast in bed!
Available at Uncommon Goods, $169
Related: The 23 Best Gifts for Couples
For the in-laws with a big backyard, a croquet set means fun for the whole family, including you when you visit! This classic croquet set includes nine steel wickets, colorful balls, mallets, and stakes for six people to play together.
Croquet is one of those competitive games that’s fun for the whole family. It’s super easy to set up and makes for the perfect lawn game, especially when having family barbecues and outdoor parties.
Available at L.L.Bean, $249
Are you in-laws diehard Philadelphia Eagles fans? Are they obsessed with the New York Yankees, the Lakers, or some other team in some other sport? If your in-laws are sports fans, you can’t go wrong with team logo pint glasses!
Fanatics sells these glasses with just about every team logo you can think of. They also sell cocktail glasses, shot glasses, and tumblers if you’re looking to buy a complete bar set.
Available at Fanatics, $15.99 and up
Almost everyone can appreciate a good cup of joe, even people in your partner’s family. Introduce your in-laws to the newest trend in speciality coffee with Steeped Coffee which functions much like tea. Simply rest in some hot water and wah-lah! You have a custom coffee experience based on your taste preferences.
These individually wrapped coffee bags are made with love from an eco-friendly company that also donates a percentage of sales to fighting hunger in America.
We got some tips on how to flavor up a Steeped Coffee and thought it was worthwhile to share a recipe with you. Gather your supplies and write the recipe on a cute card and you have a gift that will keep on giving.
Cinnamon Whiskey Coffee Cocktail
- 1 oz cinnamon whiskey
- 6 oz cold brew Steeped Coffee
- 2 oz milk
Add your ingredients into a glass full of ice, stir and enjoy.
Available on Amazon for $15.95
Win Your In-Laws Over With an Individual Gift for Everyone!
Instead of trying to buy one gift for your in-laws as a pair, step it up and buy an individual holiday gift for each member of the family. Here are some fun gift ideas if you want to give specific gifts to your mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law.
Does your father-in-law love to eat bacon with every single meal? If he’s a bacon fanatic (and so many of us are), he’s sure to love the Nueske’s Gourmet Bacon Assortment. Featuring three different types of bacon smoked over Applewood and Cherrywood, this is the gift he can enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
There’s only one word for this gift: YUM.
Available at Nueske’s, $37.99
Want to win over your brother-in-law forever? The Cali Craft Sampler Gift Basket is perfect for the brother-in-law that loves to relax with a beer at the end of a long day.
This gift basket comes packed in a cool little tin and features a variety of beers as well as a pint glass, bottle opener, and snacks. If he loves beer, this one is sure to be a winner!
Available at BroBasket, $49.95
Need a great gift for a sister-in-law? We love this personalized wine tumbler gift box from Etsy. This gift box includes a stemless wine tumbler with a lid and a gold diamond pen that is great for journaling or for her home office.
It also comes with a little gift card so you can let your sis-in-law know that she’s more important to you than a bottle of wine
Available at Etsy, $29.75
Whether it’s Christmas, a birthday, or Mother’s Day, finding the perfect gift for your mother-in-law may seem like an impossible feat. But it’s not!
This Lavender Care Package is loaded with all sorts of self-care goodies, including a clay face mask, body oil, a bath bomb, and a natural soap bar. A face towel, a scented candle, a sponge and other essentials round out the set, making it ideal for the woman who deserves a bit of pampering.
The best part about this gift? Every product is 100% natural, chemical-free and alcohol-free, making it great for all skin types.
Available at Etsy, $66
What Are the Best Gifts for In-laws?
If you want to give your in-laws a great gift this holiday season, take some time to really think about what they need. The last thing you want to do is waste your efforts (and your money) on something that will go unused.
No matter how big or how small the gift, it’s always the thought that counts!
You might also be interested in: 27 Gift Ideas for Your Boyfriend’s Mom this Holiday Season
21 Gifts for Your In-Laws:
- Personalized Cutting Board
- Virtual cooking lesson
- A Couples Massage
- Picnic Time Champion Picnic Basket
- His and Hers Bathrobe Set
- Airbnb Gift Card
- Amazon Echo Show with Alexa
- iPad Air
- Gift box from Olive & Cocoa
- Junior’s Cheesecake
- Charging station
- Personalized Wine Chiller
- Emergency Roadside Kit
- Wall Chess
- Coastal and Lake Art Serving Tray
- Maine Coast Croquet Set
- Team logo pint glasses
- Steeped Coffee
- Nueske’s Gourmet Bacon Assortment
- Cali Craft Sampler Gift Basket
- Personalized Wine Tumbler Gift Box
- The Ultimate Self-Care Package
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Holly Riddle is a travel, food and lifestyle writer, and a full-time freelance content creator after several years on editorial staffs for a multitude of publications ranging in topic and audience demographic. She currently acts as the editor at large for Global Traveler magazine and is a regular contributor at Trazee Travel, WhereverFamily, TravelMag, CruiseHive and more. Ghostwritten work for travel clients has appeared on Forbes, Bloomberg, Inc. and other top publications. She also manages blogs for tour providers, hotels and tourism boards.view post