Finding the best gifts to give your in-laws is never the easiest task. More than just thoughtful Christmas cheer, there seems to be so much more meaning wrapped up in that package than just holiday wishes and coordinating tissue paper.

When determining a good gift to get your mother-in-law, or an easy gift for your father-in-law, there’s a few questions you should ask yourself: 

  • What is your budget? 
  • Do they value homemade gifts? 
  • What are their interests? 
  • Are you getting a gift for your mother-in-law and a gift for your father-in-law, or are you buying one gift for your in-laws?

Finding an affordable Christmas gift for your in-laws is a lot easier once you have basic parameters set up. We’ve put together a list of the best gifts to give your in-laws, no matter your relationship with them. Whether you see them in person or send a gift to them, this list is full of unique and practical ideas for every budget.

The Best Gifts To Give Your In-Laws

In our suggestions for the best Christmas gifts to give your in-laws in 2021, we took care to find some truly unique gifts that are made by great companies. We avoided big brands entirely and instead looked for gifts that are made ethically and have meaning behind their creation. What we love about the below list of gift ideas is that we would be delighted to receive them ourselves, which is always the litmus test for how you know a gift is good! So without further ado, here is our list of the best gifts to give your in-laws in 2021: 

A Meyer Lemon Tree From

I recently discovered and I wish I had known about it sooner. It’s a website that sends pretty little plants of all kinds directly to whomever’s address you’d like. It’s the perfect place to find a gift for your in-laws; everyone likes plants and people don’t usually expect to get one for the holidays. Options range from beginner plants to more advanced, with prices to fit whatever budget you have set. I am particularly obsessed with this Meyer Lemon Tree: it comes tucked neatly into and safely into a vertical box, and when opened you are delighted with the cutest little thriving lemon tree complete with a matching yellow pot and holder. There really is no way to not smile when you open up this precious package, which makes it one of our number one recommendations for a great Christmas gift. If you love a good deal, sign up for their email list for 15% off your first order. 

“The Meyer Lemon Tree from makes a great gift – not only for the kitchen, but for any room in the house. The container is made from renewable and sustainable plant by-products which are starch-based, water-soluble, and biodegradable,” explains an expert from the website. 

Avaline Le Perfect Evening Set 

Gifting good wine is always a win, and this set from Avaline is a great gift to give your in-laws this holiday season. My in-laws live in the Santa Ynez wine country, so if I’m going to recommend a wine – or gift them a wine – it has to be up to their high standards. Made with organic french grapes, all Avaline wines are vegan and contain less than a gram of sugar. Founded by Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power, Avaline’s wines are free of color additives and concentrates, as Avaline is a natural wine brand committed to sustainability and clean drinking. 

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The Le Perfect Evening set is available exclusively for purchase online for a reasonable $84 – shipping anywhere in California for free. This trio is perfect for holiday hosting, complete with bottles of Avaline Grenache Blanc, Avaline Syrah and Avaline Bordeaux Blend. 


A family brand that began in Italy, anything from online retailer Colavita would make a really cool gift for your in-laws, especially if they love to travel and have been missing getting away these past couple of years. 

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Supporting a family-owned store is something very important to us. “The best part of being a family-owned business is that we can carry our family traditions of making olive oil into the next generation. We have a personal relationship with our products, and that is very exciting to be a part of their growth,” shares Giovanni Colavita, Colavita CEO.

We’ve included them in our best gifts to give your in-laws list not only because we love their products – especially their gift baskets. Curated with delicious oils, sauces, noodles and more from the heart of Italy, these unique Colavita gift baskets make a great gift that both surprises and delights. We are giving both the Colavita Premium Olive Oil and Vinegar Gift Set and the Italian Gourmet Sampler Gift Basket Tote to my mother-in-law and father-in-law (whom I hope don’t read this) this year, because they are such wonderful surprises to receive!

Colavita’s commitment to giving back is what has made them one of the best gifts to give your in-laws, as not only do you know you’re giving a gift that will knock it out of the park, but you’re contributing to a business that has values. 

“Food has the power to change perspective, to inspire, and to give hope when it’s needed most,” shares Giovanni Colavita. “It is this belief that has motivated our family to contribute to charitable organizations that are dedicated to helping children, individuals and families who are suffering from economic and emotional hardships. No one should go hungry and everyone should have the opportunity to explore their potential with a full belly.” 

If you are looking for a meaningful gift for a travel-loving family member, this is where you should shop. They are currently offering 25% off your first order when you sign up for their email list, so hurry over! 



Who doesn’t love cheese?! I would be remiss if I didn’t recommend the monthly cheese and pairing

 subscription box, curdbox, in my list of the best gifts to give your in-laws. Each month curdbox sends get three cheeses, three food pairings, a themed cheese spotify playlist and beverage pairing recommendations to any address you choose. The cheeses are delightful and not ones you’d find easily in a common grocery store. It’s such a fun treat to receive, and a totally unique Christmas gift!

“As a cheese and pairing subscription box, we have the opportunity to provide a once a month tasty experience for our subscribers,” shares Founder and CEO Jenn Mason. The discovery and adventure of trying new flavors and ‘travelling’ across the world, from the comfort of home, makes curdbox not only a great gift but a fantastic consumable experience!”

We hope we’ve helped in your search for the best gifts to give your in-laws! 

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