What To Get Your Mother-In-Law

Picking out the "perfect" gift for your mother-in-law can be a daunting task, especially for those who are newly married.

If there is one thing we've learned over the years, it's that it really is the thought that counts! Think carefully about what it is your mother-in-law likes.

Putting in a little extra thought can make all the difference. You don't have to break the bank to get the perfect gift. Gifts that speak to the heart or prove that you have really been paying attention to her likes and dislikes will be sure to get a smile from your mother-in-law this season.

mother-in-law with scrapbook

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! 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 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.
  • 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 you get really stumped, try to find a few photos where she is wearing jewelry. You can bring these with you to one of the jewelry stores in Saratoga, and have them assist you in picking out a piece that will complement her style.

Whether you choose one of the ideas above or use them to jump start your own ideas, we hope to spark your imagination and help "unstump" you when it comes to coming up with a great gift idea for your mother-in-law. Have a great holiday!

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