20 Thoughtful Gift Ideas Your Mother-In-Law Will Love

If you just realized (to a certain degree of horror) that finding the perfect Mother's Day gift also involves shopping for your mother-in-law, you're certainly not alone. The daunting task faced by many a kid-in-law across America requires striking a balance between sweet and appropriate without going overboard (but without choosing something entirely underwhelming either, for that matter). We've been there, and after putting together gift guides for everyone from the proud plant parent to the mom in need of some major R&R, we consider ourselves qualified enough to help you navigate these choppy shopping waters and land on the perfect gift for your significant other's mom too.
Ask any married woman out there and she'll probably tell you that the relationship with her mother-in-law is something that grows and evolves with time, like a delicate flower or the latest iPhone technology. Getting her a little something that shows you understand her style and interests (or at least, that you're trying to) can go a long way. The good news is that you can't really go wrong — even if what you pick out isn't exactly suited to her personal taste, for example, it's the effort and the gesture that counts. Still, there are a number of definite crowd-pleasers that'll earn you serious points in the in-law arena this year, and we've rounded up a selection of them for your consideration. You don't even need to recruit your S.O. for help this time around because all of the suggestions ahead might as well have "I love you like a mother-sort-of" written all over them. Whether you and your partner have been married for a while or you're new to the complex territory of being a daughter-in-law, here are a few clever gift ideas that are guaranteed to go over well this Mother's Day.
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