Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate all things you. A day for self-care, pampering, breakfast in bed, and even a day to go out and explore our beautiful city. But we can’t forget about the mom who raised your partner. Picking out a present for your MIL can definitely be intimidating. Especially if you have no idea what she needs or wants. And let’s face it, when we ask our significant other, the confused look on their face usually says it all.
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But don’t worry! Whether she’s local or afar, a homebody or a social butterfly, below are ideas with a mix of local and online gifts to help you pick out the perfect present for your mother-in-law on Mother’s Day…and maybe even snag a few for yourself!
For the MIL who loves to wine & dine
Heading out to Hill Country’s wineries, breweries or even an olive oil orchard would be a great way to spend time with your mother-in-law and double-up as a gift for her. There she can sip the day away trying everything from fruit forward wine to dark stouts, and even tour an award-winning olive oil orchard.
If she’s not local, most wineries, breweries, and definitely the olive oil company ships. Sending a dozen rosés is way better than a dozen roses. Sip sip hooray!
For the MIL who loves to self-care
Namaslay this Mother’s Day by giving a yoga class or classes from a local studio. Nothing says self-care more than a deep breath in and a deep breath out. However, if your MIL’s self-care routine is more lay-by-the-pool or spend the day at the spa, a gift certificate for total relaxation would be Om-mazing.
If your MIL isn’t yet comfortable to be pampered in person, a homemade gift basket filled with top shelf self-care products such as sunscreen, skin care, essential oils, an eye mask, rose quartz roller, a bath bomb, and a lavender scented soy candle would bring the spa to her own relaxing place.
For the MIL who loves to stay home
If your mother-in-law subscribes to the motto “but first coffee,” a special bag of new coffee could be her cup of joy. Paired with a new mug, her mornings will transform from routine to ritual.
If she’s more of a relaxed and sip tea type, a tea subscription with specially curated selections every month would be a great gift idea. Delivered straight to her door, she can brew the perfect cup right in her kitchen.
Add in a new book (maybe something off your must-read list), and she’ll savor the time spent at home, something she can’t get enough of.
For the MIL who loves to be in the kitchen
Are you looking to build a stronger bond with your mother-in-law that possibly ends with her sharing her recipes with you? Gifting her a custom recipe book could mix things up. She’ll be able to compile all her recipes in a beautifully picture-filled cookbook that’s sure to be a masterpiece.
An online cooking class is a *chef’s kiss* gift. With many options available online, she could learn different skills solo or with her friends. The best part will be enjoying the meal together afterwards.
For the MIL who loves to be sentimental
A photo session with her and the grandkids will definitely bring a smile and possibly a tear to your sentimental mother-in-law’s face. Our photography directory can help navigate a local photographer to book your session. With the wildflower season among us, these pictures will be breathtaking.
Whether your relationship with your mother-in-law is strong or needs some more time to build a bond, these gift ideas are sure ways to get her something she will love. And even if there’s only one thing you both agree on, it’s that your partner is one lucky person.
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