Gifts to Impress Your MIL
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20 Gifts That Will Even Impress Your Mother-In-Law

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Gifts to Impress Your MIL
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LEAVE HER SPEECHLESS

For many of us, our mother-in-law is one woman that is notoriously hard to impress.  When it comes to gift giving, the term 'nothing is ever good enough' probably comes to mind. Instead of writing off the act as an impossible feat, wow her with something thoughtful and practical that she'll be unable to criticize (not for lack of effort). Try one of these inexpensive gift options that will leave her with a genuine smile.

Philosophy Perfume
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AMAZING GRACE EAU DE PARFUM

Price: $56 | Buy it from Ulta
Features We Love: Steer clear of possible offensive smells and stick with something clean and fresh like this scent from Philosophy. It receives high marks from loyal customers.

Glass Jar Candle
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VOLUSPA CUT GLASS JAR CANDLE

Price: $28 | Buy it from Anthropologie
Features We Love: Candles often seem like a throw-away gift, but this intricately etched glass jar makes it a lovely piece of home decor. We recommend a calming scent like the French Cade Lavender.

Hand-Painted Casserole Dish
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HAND-PAINTED PUMPKIN BAKER

Price: $40 | Buy it from Sur La Table
Features We Love: If you have a MIL that enjoys cooking and baking, this earthenware casserole dish is perfect for her. Throw in a compliment about her Thanksgiving dressing, and you're good to go.

Floral Tea Kettle
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FLORAL WHISTLING TEA KETTLE

Price: $35 | Buy it from World Market
Features We Love: Nothing warms the heart more than a nice cup of tea. Find her favorite blend and pair it with this sweet floral kettle. If you want to up the ante, gift her a set of mugs as well.

Throw Blanket
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THROW BLANKET

Price: $42 | Buy it from Target
Features We Love: Keep her warm and cozy with a soft throw blanket. This one has a chenille top with 100% cotton backing.

Knit Fringed Scarf
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KNIT FRINGED SCARF

Price: $32 | Buy it from Kohl's
Features We Love: A nice neutral scarf for the colder months is a fashionable, yet practical gift that she'll appreciate.

Gardening Accessories
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Indoor Herb Garden
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INDOOR HERB GARDEN

Price: $30 | Buy it from Williams Sonoma
Features We Love: If she loves fresh herbs, but isn't much of an outdoorsy woman, try this indoor planter. Be sure to pick up some of her favorite herbs too, or a gift card to her local nursery.

Photo Book
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PHOTO BOOK

Price: From $16 | Buy it from Shutterfly
Features We Love: If there's one thing we can agree on about mothers-in-law (or just plain mothers for that matter), it's that they love their children. So you're sure to please with a customized photo book full of pictures of her kids, grandkids, or pets. There are tons of other personalized photo gift options such as mugs, calendars, ornaments, and more.

Blown Glass Vase
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BLOWN GLASS VASE

Price: $43 | Buy it from Wayfair
Features We Love: Showing up with fresh flowers is a classic move, but if your MIL lives in a different state, that could be tricky. Send her a beautiful vase instead that she can use for a floral arrangement or on its own as a piece of art.

iPhone Case
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IPHONE CASE

Price: $28 | Buy it from Urban Outfitters
Features We Love: She may seem old-fashioned, but even your MIL has a smart phone these days. Surprise her with a new fun case that will make her feel hip.

Day Planner
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DAY PLANNER

Price: $25 | Buy it from Office Depot
Features We Love: A boldly printed planner is perfect to help her keep things organized. A set of nice pens would be the perfect accompaniment. 

Love Charm Bracelet
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LOVE CHARM BANGLE BRACELET

Price: $25 | Buy it from Macy's
Features We Love: A sweet, sentimental touch, this stainless steel bangle bracelet will pull at her heartstrings.

Faux Leather Wallet
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FAUX LEATHER TURNLOCK WALLET

Price: $18 | Buy it from Charming Charlie
Features We Love: This classic looking accessory can function as a wallet or a clutch. There are seven colors to choose from so you can pick her favorite.

Wild Novel
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WILD: FROM LOST TO FOUND ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

Price: $11 | Buy it on Amazon
Features We Love: This New York Times bestseller is an uplifting and inspirational book that will tap into her adventurous side.

Tumblers
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STAINLESS STEEL TUMBLER

Price: $25 | Buy it from Bed Bath & Beyond
Features We Love: The double wall insulation will keep her drink hot or cold for longer, plus it prevents condensation. Great for a busy woman on the go. 

Family Recipe Book
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FAMILY RECIPE BOOK

Price: $8 | Buy it from Barnes & Noble
Features We Love: Let her create her own anthology of family recipes to share with generations to come. This timeless book is full of empty pages to fill with delicious memories. 

Geode Pendant Necklace
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GEODE PENDANT NECKLACE

Price: $17 | Buy it from Nordstrom Rack
Features We Love: A beautiful pendant necklace can give the perfect pop of color and flair to any outfit. Go bold on this one and allow her to have a little fun.

L'Occitane Hand Creams
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L'OCCITANE HAND CREAM SET

Price: $16 | Buy it from Sephora
Features We Love: These French inspired hand creams are classy and soothing. Perfect to keep in her purse or by the bedside for all-day moisturizing.

Dog Bed
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DOG BED

Price: $40 | Buy it from Petco
Features We Love: If there's anything a good mother enjoys more than spoiling her child, it's spoiling her pet. Indulge her with this memory foam dog bed.