Getting your daughter-in-law a thoughtful gift is a great way to make an effort and show her that she's officially part of the family. But whether she's been in your life for years or is new to the crew, it can be difficult to know exactly what to choose.
Fresh out of ideas? When in doubt, a practical present like a chopping board and luxe pyjamas are always a winner, or flowers and chocolates are a fail-safe crowd pleaser. Want to think outside the box? A grow your own cocktail herb kit and some heat-up slippers are sure to be a big hit.
Whichever route you go down, up your goodie-giving game by exploring these ideas and more with our edit of 40 gorgeous gifts that your daughter-in-law will love. Trust us when we say they're so good you'll want to keep them for yourself...
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1. A Sunday Painter Glass Candle - £20, Anthropologie
Hand poured and made from coconut wax, these dreamy candles from Anthropolgie will look stylish on a side table or windowsill and fill the room with delicious fragrance. Choose from Hemp Seed Tonka, Sun-Ripened Fig, Scarlet Citrus and Jade Bamboo. Or, if you're feeling generous why not buy the whole set?
2. Piccolo Seeds - £12, Not-Another-Bill
This unique idea is ideal for a daughter-in-law with green fingers as they can grow their own herbs for homemade cocktails with this fun seed kit. There's Moroccan mint, lemon balm and shiso which all work wonderfully in a mojito. Cheers!
3. Veja Esplar Canvas - £80, & Other Stories
Your daughter-in-law will be seriously impressed if you surprise them with a pair of Veja trainers. They go with everything, are so on trend and while we love this orange and pink combo, there's lots of other colour combinations to pick from too.
4. Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser - £95, NEOM
Working at a touch of a button, NEOM's home fragrance diffuser delivers a therapeutic aroma while humidifying the air around you. More over, it features a low energy LED night light to create the ultimate relaxing atmosphere. And breathe...
5. Everything Selection - £8, Hotel Chocolat
You can't go wrong with a delicious box of chocolates and the Everything Box from Hotel Chocolat is quite literally everything. Featuring strawberry cheesecake, billionaire's shortbread, dizzy praline and a simple dark truffle, your daughter-in-law is bound to love diving into these.
6. Lemon Tree Jewellery Holder - £29.50, Oliver Bonas
As pretty as it is practical, if your daughter-in-law is an accessories lover she'll need somewhere to store them all and it doesn't get much better than this zesty jewellery holding beauty. Available for less than £30, it's a no brainer.
7. Silver Necklace and Earring Set - £30, Hitched Shop
A delicate piece of jewellery is a lovely sentimental gift that your daughter-in-law can keep forever. The key is to opt for something simple and stylish, like this silver set from the Hitched Shop, as it'll suit all tastes and go with everything.
8. The Groovy Candy Dried Blossoms & Vase - £25, Happy Blossoms
Baked blossoms are all the rage and this bright bunch from Happy Blossoms is gorgeous. They'll freshen up any room, plus they come with a sweet vase too so for £25 you're getting a great deal.
9. Fresh Floral Bouquet - from £20, Marks & Spencer
After something a little more traditional? From stunning sunflowers to pretty peonies, Marks and Spencer offer a whole host of vibrant seasonal bouquets that can be delivered next day for free. Perfect if you live far away from your daughter-in-law but still want to surprise them with something special.
10. Personalised Chopping Board - £37, Hitched Shop
A well-made, wooden chopping board is a perfect present as it's an item your daughter-in-law can keep for years. This one from the Hitched Shop is the best of the bunch as it can be personalised with their name or initial.
11. Daughter Heart Charm - £35, Pandora
What better way to make your daughter-in-law feel part of your family than by gifting her this gorgeous sterling silver daughter charm from Pandora that fits on this chain bracelet? You'll be given a complimentary eco-friendly Pandora gift box and gift bag too making this present seriously luxe.
12. Microwaveable Slipper Boots - £35, Getting Personal
Is you daughter in law constantly complaining of cold feet? A pair of microwaveable slipper boots will soothe tired, hard working toes and look adorable too! They're also gently scented with lavender for an extra relaxing touch.
13. Orange Peel Cologne - £55, Jo Malone
Jo Malone's latest colognes are playful and delicious. Inspired by the Great British summer fete, our favourite is the sweet marmalade scented orange peel fragrance but you can pick from tangy rhubarb, rose blush, blackberry and bay and elderflower cordial.
14. The World Is Your Oyster Print - £15, Eleanor Bowmer
Prints don't come much cooler than Eleanor Bowmer's designs and this the world is your oyster pick is ideal if your daughter-in-law is newly married or is moving into a new home. After all, the world really is their oyster!
15. Personalised Drink Tumbler - £15, Hitched Shop
16. Floral Bamboo Lunch Box - £15.99, Joules
Who says Tupperware has to be boring? This floral lunch box from Joules is made from eco-friendly bamboo fibres and is ideal for lunch on the go.
17. Girl Power Vase - £32.50, Red Candy
Shaped like a powerful fist, empower your daughter-in-law with this Girl Power vase that cleverly holds beautiful floral sprigs. The best bit? 5% of all sales will be donated to help female empowerment through For All Womankind.
18. Mirage Notebook - £26.99, Papier
You can never have enough notebooks so we bet your daughter-in-law will be grinning from ear to ear if they receive this fabulous pad. Gold foiled and personalised with their name, this isn't just any old notebook it's a work of art.
19. Insulated Wine Bottle & Tumbler Set - £29.99, Wearth London
This innovative bottle keeps wine cold for up to 24 hours making it perfect for a picnic or a fun trip to the beach. Available in turquoise or rose gold, it comes beautifully wrapped in an eco-friendly gift box.
20. Stein's At Home Voucher - from £50, Rick Stein
Foodie daughter-in-laws will adore tucking into an at-home Rick Stein dining experience that can be delivered straight to their door. Choose from a value of £50, £75 or £100 and if you're lucky enough you might be able to enjoy the feast too!
21. Large Cotton Rug - £59.99, H&M Home
We can't believe this chic, Scandi-style rug costs less than £60?! With a minimalist design and neutral colour palette it'll fit into any décor and be a sure hit for interior lovers.
22. Rose Quartz Face Roller Set - £53.50, Mount Lai
What's a rose quartz face roller set we hear you ask? Well, it's all your daughter-in-law will need for luxurious at home facials. Using the art of facial massage to improve blood circulations, reduce puffiness and relieve jaw tension, they'll be glad of this gift when they're left with a radiant glow.
23. Personalised Yoga Mat - £25, Hitched Shop
If your daughter-in-law is a self proclaimed yoga bunny, or perhaps it's something they've always wanted to try, give her a head start with this personalised yoga mat from the Hitched Shop. You can choose from 12 different colours and even 3 metallic shades.
24. Cotton Bedding Set - £77, Maisons Du Monde
Maisons Du Monde is a treasure trove of affordable, stylish and on-trend interior pieces and this printed cotton bedding set is a gem. Your daughter-in-law will never believe you bagged it for less than £80.
25. Bride To Be Pamper Set - £39.90, Aphrodite & Ares
On the hunt for a great gift for your daughter-in-law's bridal shower? This luxurious, vegan set is curated specifically for brides and includes everything from botanical bath salts and a clay face mask to help with relaxation and stress. They'll be beyond grateful for this present!
26. Hardback Photo Book - from £20, Papier
Compile a photo book with special moments of your daughter-in-law and partner, or a lovely selection of snaps from the wedding day! Papier offer a mini photobook that can be filled with up to 30 pictures.
27. Illume Pearl Hoops - £69, Astrid & Miyu
These gorgeous, minimalistic earrings are a great gift to give your daughter-in-law for the wedding day because they're so effortlessly beautiful. You can even remove the pearl embellishment for everyday wear.
28. Cotton Luxe Sleep Mask - £20, Desmond & Dempsey
Some of the best gifts you can give are presents that solve a problem and if your daughter-in-law struggles with sleep, they'll be snoozing in no time once they wear this luxe cotton eye mask. You can even go a little extra and get the matching pyjama set too!
29. Crystal Bracelet - £40, Gigi & Olive
A cute bracelet is a guaranteed winner and this crystal healing pick from Gigi & Olive is said to hold energetic healing powers to restore your immune system. We love this bliss option but if your daughter-in-law is getting married, this bride alternative is brilliant.
30. Personalised Makeup Bag - £12, Hitched Shop
Chances are if your daughter-in-law has a lot of makeup or products, they'll be glad to receive a new toiletries bag to store them all in. The Hitched Shop has lots of different designs available but our favourite has got to be this personalised polka dot one.
31. Voucher Luxury Spa Day At Home - £12, Ruuby
An experience is a great alternative to a tangible present and we reckon an at home spa voucher will go down swimmingly. Your daughter-in-law can choose from a luxury mani/pedi, a 60 minute massage or a facial, all provided at home by Ruuby's team of professional therapists.
32. Personalised Photo Keyring - £29, Create Gift Love
How adorable is this personalised photo key ring?! Available in mint green, leopard print or natural leather, it can be personalised with gold foiled initials as well as your chosen snapshot.
33. Bath Board - from £26.99, The All Wooden Company
A bath board is a brilliant gift you never knew you needed until you receive one and then you can't live without it! It'll take bath times to new luxury heights as it has room for a wine glass and a book. Hand crafted using solid Beech wood from sustainable woodlands, it's finished with nourishing wood oil so it won't get water damaged.
35. Embroidery Kit - £21.95, Cotton Clara
Embroidery kits are a big craze and if your daughter-in-law has jumped on the trend they won't be disappointed with this seriously cool set. It's simple enough for beginners but will still look really impressive hanging on a wall once it's complete.
36. Flower Fondant Fancies Box of 9 - £18, Betty's
These floral French fancies from Betty's have been all over Instagram and we can see why. Dainty and no doubt delicious, they're a brilliant alternative to cupcakes and cookies and look almost too beautiful to eat!
37. Personalised Pyjama Set - £50, Hitched Shop
Whether you're planning a hen do for your daughter-in-law or just want to gift her a special pair of personalised pyjamas, these satin ones from the Hitched Shop are stylish and comfortable. Plus, they come in white or blush pink too.
38. Cleanse & Hydrate Set - £34, Fresh
A fabulous set of great quality skincare will be much appreciated by your daughter-in-law and we're obsessed with products from fresh. Containing a rose infused cleanser, toner and mask, you won't even have to wrap this gift - the packaging is so pretty it does all the hard work for you!
39. Personalised Birth Flower Gin - £48.95, Oh So Cherished
So you've heard of birth stones, but have you heard of birth flowers? Just like the birth stone, every birthday month has a flower with its own special meaning and Oh So Cherished create these delicious bottles of gin, labelled with a personalised sticker depending on your daughter-in-law's birthday. We bet you they'll want to keep the beautiful bottle long after the gin has gone!
40. Matches - £10, Not-Another-Bill
Okay, so matches might be a bit of an unusual present but when they're as cool as these ones from Not-Another-Bill we know your daughter in law will love them. Not only are they useful, they'll look amazing on a coffee table.
While you're on the present hunt, why not consider checking out this list of wedding gifts? You might even find something else your daughter in law will adore!