Best budget gift for your mother-in-law

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Which budget gifts for your mother-in-law are best? 

Your mother-in-law deserves some love for being the mother to your spouse and possibly even the grandmother to your children. But they are a mother figure in your life too, so you’ll want to give her a gift that lets her know how much you care, without spending a fortune to do it. Whether your mother-in-law is more traditional or modern, funny or serious, a homebody or a world traveler, they will love the fact you took the time to choose a present that is ideal for her. You can find the perfect gift to make her feel special and make your bond even stronger. 

Best gifts from $5-15

Mother-in-law ornament

Mother-in-law ornament

Thank your mother-in-law for your husband with this ornament. It is made with an antique silver Tree of Life ornament with a stainless steel charm that reads, “Thank you for raising the man of my dreams.” Your mother-in-law can hang it anywhere with the white organza ribbon. It serves as a constant reminder of your gratitude.

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Mother-in-law mug

Mother-in-law mug

She raised your spouse. Now make your mother-in-law smile with this handmade ceramic mug that reads, “My favorite son-in-law gave me this mug” on both sides. Whether you’re one of many or the one and only, your mother-in-law is sure to get a kick out of this gift every time they take a sip from their coffee.

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Personalized compact mirror

Personalized compact mirror

Mirror, mirror in my hand, who’s the best mother-in-law in the land? Let yours know it’s her with this 3 inch round compact mirror. You can customize the front of the mirror with your own design or a photo for a personalized gift that will keep her smiling. Include a picture of the grandkids or a favorite pet. When open, there are mirrors on both sides for her convenience.

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Why choose? 8 flavor chocolate bar

Why choose? 8 flavor chocolate bar

Satisfy your mother-in-law’s sweet tooth with this unique bar made up of eight different delicious dark chocolate squares. These handmade, organic chocolate bars have their flavors printed directly on them to make choosing easier. Pick from a classic bar containing Arabian salted caramel, Spanish marcona almonds, English Earl Grey, Peruvian pink salt, French Veuve Cliquot champagne, Japanese tart cherry, Italian hazelnut praline and Southern crisped rice squares. The winter-themed Après Ski Bar includes spiced caramel cider, s’mores, wasabi peanuts, hot toddy, Bailey’s & coffee, shortbread cookies, cheese fondue (toast) and mulled wine squares. The spring Resort Rendezvous bar includes coffee, macadamia nut, rum caramel, dragonfruit, hibiscus, pineapple, coconut and margarita squares. Choose the one that best suits your mother-in-law, or get all three.

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Pedicure socks

Pedicure socks

Help keep your mom-in-law’s feet warm while they pamper them with these toeless socks that won’t ruin a pedicure. Made of nylon, elastic and acrylic, these soft socks will take the pedicure to the next level of comfort. These socks are perfect for cold winter months and air-conditioned summers.

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Travel stub diary

Travel stub diary

If your mother-in-law is a traveler, this travel stub diary will become a scrapbook which they can share with the family for years to come. With clear sleeves to store bits and pieces from any trip, including ticket stubs, maps and pictures, this journal will help keep the memories alive. They can write in the space in the margins to keep a record of all travels.

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Best gifts from $15-25

Mother-in-law necklace

Mother-in-law necklace

If you’re a grateful daughter-in-law, this sterling silver necklace with a lovely sentiment is the ideal gift for the mother of your husband. The necklace is mounted on a card that says, “When I fell in love with your son, I was falling in love with the boy you raised into an incredible man. Thank you for always welcoming me into the family with open arms and a warm heart. Our relationship means so much to me, and I feel so lucky to have you in my life.” The heart pendant is entwined with the infinity symbol, representing your unbreakable bond. Each box also includes a small frame for you to keep your most cherished memories.

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Mother-in-law candle

Mother-in-law candle

Let your mother-in-law know that they are the light of your life with this 100% all-natural soybean candle. The definition of a mother-in-law is printed on the candle: (noun. Giver of advice, love and inspiration). You can use this definition or create your own. Choose a premium wood or all natural cotton wick. Pick your mother-in-law’s favorite scent from pumpkin spice latte, white birch vanilla, Southern magnolia, lavender sage, lemon & verbena, autumn apple wreath, or unscented varieties. Each candle comes in a gift box with tissue paper for easy gift-giving.

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Hand-carved heart serving spoon

Hand-carved heart serving spoon

Show your mother-in-law that you appreciate her home cooking with this handmade wooden spoon, carved from African wild olive hardwood. Whether they use it for display or to cook up one of their favorite dishes, your mother-in-law will love this keepsake that dishes out heaping spoonfuls of love.

Sold by Uncommon Goods

Birth month flower glass

Birth month flower glass

Your mother-in-law will love this glass with a personal touch. Made with carefully pressed flowers that are then turned into a digital print, these glasses highlight the birth month of your mother-in-law with delicate class. From January’s carnation to December’s paperwhite narcissus, you have a year’s worth of blooms from which to choose. Pick their favorite flower or choose their birth month. Either way, you’ll capture their heart.

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Macy's Favorite Scents 12 Days Of Scent For Her Advent Calendar

Macy’s Favorite Scents 12 Days Of Scent For Her Advent Calendar

Your mother-in-law will love exploring new scents and wearing old favorites with this 12-piece sampler. With perfumes from Burberry to Ralph Lauren, Prada to Versace, your mother-in-law will show off their designer style. They are sure to find a favorite.

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Essential oil shower steamers

Essential oil shower steamers

Help your mother-in-law turn every shower into an aromatherapy sanctuary. These essential oil steamers come in several varieties including stress relief with lemongrass, eucalyptus and orange, wake-up call with orange, spearmint and lemon, breathe with peppermint, eucalyptus and lemon or sleep tight with soothing lavender and orange. Each package contains three steamers. To use, you can hold the steamer in your hand and let it fizz when water hits it, or you can place one on the floor of the shower. These steamers last for more than one shower, so the benefits will continue for a long period of time. Whether they need some invigoration or to wind down, your mother-in-law will appreciate these scents.

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