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Holiday > Top 5 Holiday Gifts For Your Mother-In-Law

Have No Idea What To Get Her? We Do!

Just when you thought she was impossible to buy for, Albany.com brings you 5 Great Holiday Gifts For Your Mother-In-Law! Use the tips and gift ideas below as a resource to help you choose the ideal gift for your Mother-in-law that will make a lasting impression this year!

Mother In Law Opening GiftDon't panic! When it comes to your mother-in-law, remember, it really IS the thought that counts! It will impress her if you can show her that you paid careful attention to the things that interest her.

It might be her grandchildren, a special hobby, specialty food or a certain collectible that she cherishes. Take time to consider what means the most to your mother-in-law, and choose your gift based on that. To make it even easier for you, we have some recommendations to jump start your brainstorming.

Here are a few ideas to get you started....
  • Pictures: Fill a photo album, create a photo book or customize a calendar with snapshots of family memories -- maybe sneak in a few shots that she hasn't seen before! Load a digital picture frame with pictures of the grandchildren, and she can enjoy a slideshow of photos right on her wall! If there are no grandchildren yet, put together a collage of pictures of your spouse and other loved ones.

  • Wine & Accessories: If your mother-in-law enjoys wine, choose a couple of nice bottles of her favorites. Add some special wine glasses, wine stoppers, openers, wine caddy, cheeses & gourmet crackers. Choose a basket or other sort of container that she can reuse and you've got a great gift! You can also check out local wineries who might have great wine gift baskets all ready for you to choose from.

  • Candles: If your mother-in-law likes having candles to brighten up and freshen up her home, pay attention to what scents she enjoys and put together a collection. Bump it up with holders and accessories if you'd like.

  • Hobby Related: What does your mother-in-law do in her free time? Does she like to read, watch movies, golf, go to the gym, play tennis? Maybe she's into sewing, scrapbooking, knitting, cooking or gardening. Get something you know she can and will put to good use and appreciate.

  • Jewelry: A family birthstone ring is a nice gesture that she will cherish. You can have a ring designed with the grandchildren's birthstones and have it engraved with their names. If your mother-in-law is not into wearing rings, there are other great options as well. If you get really stumped, try to find a few photos where she is wearing jewelry. You can bring these with your local jewelry store, and have them assist you in picking out a piece that will complement her current collection and style. If you really want to impress her, opt for a jewelry armoire for her to store and organize her jewelry.

You can select one of the gift ideas above for your mother-in-law or consider the list a spring board for your own ideas. Either way, we hope to spark your imagination and help "unstump" you when it comes to deciding on a great gift idea for your mother-in-law. Best of luck to you!

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