11 truly perfect Mother’s Day gifts for your mother-in-law

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Still on the hunt for a solid Mother’s Day gift for your mother-in-law? Hey, no judgment! They’re a stressful person to shop for! You definitely don’t want to pick the wrong gift, and you want to be loved forever and ever during this very sentimental holiday season. It’s a difficult balance.

If you have a close relationship, you might already have an idea of what to get them for Mother’s Day. Maybe they specifically asked for something like a new dress or pillow. Maybe you know they’re a major Anglophile and would buy anything approved by Megan Markle or Kate Middleton (like this serum).

But no matter how long you’ve known them or what your relationship is like, you can still show your mother-in-law how much you care with these super thoughtful gifts.

Scroll the list below and shop for the best Mother’s Day gifts for your mother-in-law. Happy buying!

1. Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Iconic Heroes Set, $117 ($156 value)

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Charlotte Tilbury is iconic for a reason. From the brand’s super-popular “Pillow Talk” line to the do-it-all priming moisturizer, this set is perfect for any beauty lover.

2. ClassPass Gift Card, price varies

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Before you say, “wait isn’t ClassPass just for studio workout classes?” — nope! ClassPass has since expanded its offerings to include wellness necessities like blowouts, manicures, facials, acupuncture and massages. Honestly, what’s better than getting a gift card for a massage of your choosing?

3. Sephora Favorites Deluxe Perfume Sampler Set, $75 ($130 value)

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Okay, here’s what’s super cool about this perfume sample set: For $75 your MIL can try out sample sizes of Sephora’s top-selling fragrances. Once they figure out their favorite, they can redeem the included voucher for a full-size bottle.

4. Outlander 4-Copy Boxed Set: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, $24.99 (Orig. $39.96)

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If you have a closer relationship with your MIL, just trust me on this one.

5. Always Pan, $115 (Orig. $145)

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This super-popular pan that does it all is 1) convenient, 2) trendy and 3) super chic. There’s truly nothing wrong with giving this as a gift.

6. Homesick Location Candle, $34

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If you and your spouse live in a different area than your in-laws, why not give your MIL a candle that smells like your new home? This soy candle comes in scents of every state and most major cities.

7. Personalized Birthstone Necklace, $38.09+

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I know jewelry is always a gamble, but trust me on this one. Just find out the birth stone of your spouse and all of their siblings, and this jeweler will design the most stunning, sentimental necklace.

8. Silk Pillowcase, $89

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The gift of a luxurious night’s sleep is something no one else will be able to top.

9. Monogrammed Mug, $11.20 (Orig. $14)

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When has buying a monogrammed mug ever gone wrong? And this delicate floral design will fit in every kitchen.

10. Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream, $265

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If they’re into skin care, they’ll love this cult-favorite cream. According to my mother, it’s the nectar of the gods — so do with that what you will.

11. Framed Custom House Portrait, $58

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Send in a picture of your in-laws’ house and choose between multiple frame designs, sizes and more.

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