10 Gifts Your Mother-in-Law Will Appreciate

We found meaningful gifts for the mother-in-law who loves food.

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April 06, 2022

Buying a gift for your mother-in-law can be a little tricky at times, but getting her something for the kitchen is usually a safe bet — especially if she loves to cook. Whether your mother-in-law whips up your favorite meals on the regular or just prefers to kick up her feet with some tea and cookies, there is something in this guide for her.


Mother-in-laws always appreciate flowers and when they come in the form of cookies, that’s even better! These beautifully pressed flower lemon lavender shortbread cookies are almost too pretty to eat, but we bet she'll manage.

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If your mother-in-law has a green thumb, this is the perfect gift for her. This countertop sized, self-watering vertical garden can grow up to 12 plants at once. Choose from 60 different seeds including herbs to leafy greens and you’ll be giving a true farm-to-table experience.

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If you don’t know exactly what to get your mother-in-law, you can’t go wrong with cheesecake bites and chocolate covered strawberries. Five bites of milk chocolate covered New York cheesecake, four dark chocolate covered truffle cheesecakes and a dozen chocolate strawberries make the perfect way to say Happy Mother’s Day.

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This adorable two-piece honey and tea set is the perfect token for Mother’s Day. The simple, modern ceramic set comes with a wooden stirrer and is the perfect addition to any morning or afternoon tea ritual.

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A high quality olive oil makes a great gift, it’s delicious and something you may not think to buy for yourself. This Governor premium Greek olive oil made from Linolia olives is smooth, peppery and filled with a ton of healthy antioxidants. Plus, the bottle itself looks great on the countertop.

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Any Le Creuset piece is a life-long kitchen staple and this soup pot is certainly a coveted pick for anyone who loves to cook. If your mother-in-law makes your favorite soup, chili or stew, this is the gift for her. In a myriad of colors, you’ll surely find something she’ll love.

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If your mother-in-law always has a nosh out for her card games or even when you visit, this "on boards" set makes a great gift. A beautiful wood serving board is paired with the book On Boards, filled with great suggestions for dips, charcuterie spreads and more.

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This matte black French press makes morning coffee feel fancy. Expect smooth coffee every time and your mother-in-law will also be able to sip at her leisure. The insulated double-wall stainless steel interior keeps the coffee warm for hours.

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This Georgia pound cake will bring spring vibes on even the dreariest of days. The pound cake batter is poured over crushed almonds and topped with a tart and sweet limoncello glaze giving it a hint of citrus throughout. The perfect cake to snack on or serve for Mother’s Day brunch.

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This floral bundle from chef favorite Nielsen-Massey is the perfect gift for anyone that loves to bake. Their favorite vanilla extract is paired with orange blossom and rose water, for a trio that is sure to elevate any baked good. Add the classic vanilla into just about everything and the others into frostings, meringues, and more for a unique treat.

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