Whether or not your MIL is on the Naughty List this year, chances are you are sweating over that perfect gift. Believe me, I know how impossible this job might seem. I have a MIL too.
But you can save yourself the Motrin, Mama, because Scary Mommy has done all the work. All you need is a little plastic, a glass of something delicious, and your stretchiest pajama pants. Kick your legs up and get to shopping, because the impossible MIL gift guide is here! Ten items from $10 (bargain alert!) to $150 (just in case your MIL did make the Nice List, after all).
Nothing says “thanks for birthing my baby daddy” like a high-end caffeine dispenser. Bonus? Coffee makes everyone happy. Even a grouchy MIL.
Just in case she needed reminders of why you are the best daughter-in-law ever, you can load this puppy up with precious photos of your adorable offspring.
Seriously, y’all. It finds things. This is the perfect gift for a MIL who is constantly losing her keys or her purse. Come to think of it, I may need one of these.
I am a sucker for lockets, I have to admit. Size down a baby photo, and this gift is one she’ll wear with everything. Especially sweet if this one comes from the kids!
Baby, it’s cold outside! Nobody buys themselves an amazing blanket, so it’s really the perfect gift. There are so many colors to choose from, and the sweatshirt fabric is the absolute coziest!
I mean, she’s definitely the best mother-in-law that you have, so it’s not a lie!
It’s hard to fashion shop for another person, but how can you go wrong with Kate Spade? This adorable wristlet doubles as a phone case and wallet. MIL will be charmed!
Perhaps unconventional, but just look how pretty this thing is! Also, the description says it’s great for making a large batch of beans, and I feel like that’s just a perfect thing to tell your MIL.
For one thing, she probably knows how to use it. Also, how cute will those retro selfies be with all the grandkids?
You can’t go wrong with this. Give the gift of letting someone pick their own dang gift.
Now, if you happened to buy something off of this list, keep me in mind as you shop. This list totally saved your day and that puts me squarely on the Nice List. I accept cookies, pajamas, and gift cards.