Gift Guide: The In-Laws

**UPDATED FOR 2018** One of a newlywed’s (or soonlywed’s) biggest gift giving challenges is finding the perfect gift for the in-laws – and let’s be honest, this is one you definitely want to get right! After all, his/her family is your family now, and you want to make a great impression, whether this is the first time you’re meeting or have been around each other for a while. Well, we’ve got you. The key to buying a great Christmas gift for your in-laws is to go for something thoughtful and classic, without going overboard. We’ve rounded up 20 gifts for in-laws that’ll put you firmly on their ‘Nice’ list and keep your relationship sweet well into the new year! (And bonus, some of these are great ideas for your own parents too!)
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Family Tree Pillow

1. Family Tree Pillow Cover with Cardinal by BlueLeafBoutique
This custom family tree pillow is such a thoughtful gift for in-laws! A beautiful and fun way to honour the family they have built and a sweet addition to their home decor too.

Gingerbread House Ornaments

2. Gingerbread House Christmas Ornaments by Cookie Art London
Talk about a sweet gift! These gingerbread house ornaments are seasonal, personal, and pretty.

Candle + French Press

3. Santorini Double-Wicked Luxury Candle by Brooklyn Candle Studio
This range of luxury artisan candles evokes far flung destinations like Santorini, Maui, and Kyoto. A perfect gift for in-laws who love to travel!

4. Bodum Copper Chambord 3 Cup Coffee Maker
A French press makes for a lovely gift, and copper has a special warmth to it (plus it’s covetably on-trend!)

Year Frame

5. 100 Happy Days Photo Frame from The White Company
I just adore the idea of this aperture frame. It has 100 square windows, for 100 images of happy days and memories. You could pre-fill it or better yet, spend some time getting to know your new family (and creating new memories) by helping your in-laws select from their collection of family photographs. So special!

Bar Cart + Stag Tealight Holder

6. Metal Mirrored Rolling Bar Cart from Nordstrom
Now this is a special gift! If your in-laws like a tipple, they’ll love this glamorous gold bar cart.

7. Large Stag 6 Tea Light Holder
Another elegant holiday-themed option, this stag tea light candelabra will fit in with almost any decor.

Agate Coasters

8. RABLABS Lumino Gilded Coasters
These gilded agate coasters are gorgeous, aren’t they? The perfect way to show how ‘precious’ your in-laws are to you!

Lapdesk + Fish Platter

9. Kikkerland Ibed Lap Desk
A lap desk is one of those gadget things you never knew you wanted but once you do, you can’t live without. They’ll love this modern way to chill in bed with coffee and a tablet!

10. Juliska Berry & Thread Fish Platter
A beautiful platter is always a welcome addition to the home – this blue and white ceramic fish platter will definitely score brownie points!

Ceramic Water Jug

11. Nom Living Marbled Blue And White Ceramic Water Jug from NOTHS
I’m a little in love with this chic water jug, which will be a lovely feature piece on any table it graces, winter or summer.

Nutcracker Ornament + Christmas Wreath

12. Mackenzie Childs Nutcracker Decoration from Harrods
A good idea for an in-laws’ Christmas gift is to embrace the season by presenting them with a special ornament or holiday keepsake, like this gorgeous nutcracker decoration.

13. Frosted Pinecone & Birch Star Wreath With Lights
A luxury wreath is another lovely gift to give your in-laws over the holidays, especially if it’s well-matched to a door or area they don’t already have a decoration for.

Personalised Nordic Blanket

14. Nordic Christmas Personalized Holiday Blanket by Julie Bluet
How sweet is this Christmas blanket? The best part is that it can be customised with a name or monogram.

Nutcracker Ornament + Luxury Wreath

15. Claus Porto Wax Sealed Bar Soap Set from Liberty
Soap may not seem like the most exciting gift, but a set of luxury soaps from iconic brand Liberty is anything but dull!

16. Just Slate Marble Cheese Board And Knife Set
If your in-laws love to entertain, they’ll love this stylish marble cheese board and knife set. If you want to make it extra special, buy them a selection of delicious local cheeses for them to enjoy.

Cookery Book Subscription

17. The Willoughby Book Club Cookery Book Subscription from NOTHS
Are one or both of your in-laws someone who loves to cook? This subscription provides them with a brand new cookbook to look forward to each month – look forward to some new family favourite recipes!

Sweet Pea Planter Kit + Terrarium

18. DEBENHAMS Grow Your Own Miniature Sweet Pea Planter
A planter kit is the kind of gift that really keeps giving back to the recipients – and as the flowers bloom, so will your relationship!

19. Diamond Shaped Succulent Terrarium from NOTHS
Another stylish nature-inspired gift, this terrarium is a gift they’re sure to appreciate.

Wood Basket

20. Idyll Home Wood Basket from NOTHS
If your in-laws live in a cold climate and have a fireplace or wood-burning stove in their home, they’re sure to appreciate this chic wood basket for those cozy evenings by the fire.

 

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