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Best mother-in-law gifts on a budget

Which budget gifts for your mother-in-law are best? 


Your mother-in-law deserves some love for being the mother to your spouse and possibly even the grandmother to your children. But they are a mother figure in your life too, so you’ll want to give her a gift that lets her know how much you care, without spending a fortune to do it.

Whether your mother-in-law is more traditional or modern, funny or serious, a homebody or a world traveler, they will love the fact you took the time to choose a present that is ideal for them. You can find the perfect Mother's Day gift to make her feel special and make your bond even stronger. 

Best gifts from $5 to 15

Ferrero Rocher Collection

Chocolate is a classic gift for all occasions, but you do still want to gift something a little fancier than usual. This collection of fine truffles is the perfect fit. It has three types of truffles: classic hazelnut milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white almond, cream and coconut.

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Blitzu Toeless Socks

Help keep your mom-in-law’s feet warm while they pamper them with these toeless socks that won’t ruin a pedicure. They're perfect for cold winter months and air-conditioned summers. They can also help alleviate symptoms of issues such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis.

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Travel Stub Diary

If your mother-in-law is a traveler, this travel stub diary will become a scrapbook which they can share with the family for years to come. With clear sleeves to store bits and pieces from any trip, this journal will help keep the memories alive. They can write in the space in the margins to keep a record of all travels.

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Best gifts from $15 to 25

Mother-in-Law Necklace

If you’re a grateful daughter-in-law, this sterling silver necklace with a lovely sentiment is the ideal gift for the mother of your husband. The necklace comes on a card that says, “When I fell in love with your son, I was falling in love with the boy you raised into an incredible man. Thank you for always welcoming me into the family with open arms and a warm heart. Our relationship means so much to me, and I feel so lucky to have you in my life.”

The heart pendant swirls together with the infinity symbol, representing your unbreakable bond. Each box also includes a small frame for you to keep your most cherished memories.

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Hand-carved heart serving spoon

Show your mother-in-law that you appreciate her home cooking with this handmade wooden spoon. It's carved from African wild olive hardwood. Whether they use it for display or to cook, your mother-in-law will love this keepsake that dishes out heaping spoonfuls of love.

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Birth Month Flower Glass

Your mother-in-law will love this glass with a personal touch. It's made from pressed flowers that highlight the birth month of your mother-in-law and become a digital print. From January’s carnation to December’s paperwhite narcissus, you have a year’s worth of blooms from which to choose. You can also pick their favorite flower instead; either way, you’ll capture their heart.

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Macy's Fragrance Sampler Set For Her

Your mother-in-law will love exploring new scents and wearing old favorites with this 23-piece sampler. With perfumes from brands such as Ralph Lauren, Prada and Versace, your mother-in-law will show off their designer style. They are sure to find a favorite.

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Essential Oil Shower Steamers

Help your mother-in-law turn every shower into an aromatherapy sanctuary. These essential oil steamers come in four scents: stress relief, wake-up call, breathe and sleep tight. Each package contains three steamers.

To use, you can hold the steamer in your hand and let it fizz when water hits it, or you can place one on the floor of the shower. These steamers last for more than one shower, so the benefits will continue for a long period of time. Whether they need some invigoration or to wind down, your mother-in-law will appreciate these scents.

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Lorianne Palinkas writes for BestReviews. BestReviews has helped millions of consumers simplify their purchasing decisions, saving them time and money.

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