The Awkward Gift Guide: The Mother-In-Law Who Hates You

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You have the most amazing husband/partner/boyfriend; they are everything you could want and more, but their mother... not so much. What do you gift the woman who has everything and can't seem to take a step without a glare from her watchful (and critical) eye? Fret not my friends, the Awkward Gift Guide is here with the perfect assortment of high and low end gifts that will win over even the coldest hearts this holiday season... 
Bonus gift ideas are marked in bold!


Talbots Cashmere Wrap ($149): Cozy up to her with this luxurious cashmere wrap available in eight different colors (Stick with neutrals, they're universally flattering). Super soft and perfectly warm she's sure to love it and wear it all Winter long. A nice cashmere wrap also makes a great gift for grandma!

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Perfume ($80+): This elegant fragrance is a favorite among women of all ages. She'll love the way the chic packaging looks on her vanity and hopefully the sweet floral notes will sweeten her up to you. This luxurious fragrance is also a great gift for your BFF, you know she deserves it.

Club Monaco Studded Leather Gloves (similar $111): Are her hands always as cold as ice? Maybe it's her personality, but maybe she just needs these gloves. These leather gloves are elegantly studded in a diamond pattern for a look that's chic but not overly trendy. While you're at Club Monaco, be sure to browse their cashmere collection and costume jewelry, both make great gifts for that fashion-forward gal pal or coworker.

Fruit Infusion Pitcher ($19.95): Perfect for the health nut who's always lecturing her boy about eating the right amount of fruits and veggies, this acrylic pitcher holds her favorite fruits, veggies, and herbs in the center producing flavorful infused water. At only $19.95 it makes the perfect gift for any fitness freak or holiday hostess, as well as your favorite aunt.

Adia Kibur Weave Link Bracelet (similar $38): Show her your stylish side with this black and gold enamel link bracelet from Shopbob. It's a statement making piece that will hopefully reiterate the statement that you're here to stay. Pick up two and stash one as a back up so you can reciprocate that unexpected holiday gift from an acquaintance.

Metallic Mosaic Serving Trays (similar $16): These sparkling trays are perfect for serving drinks on the patio or showing off her jewelry collection on her vanity. These serving trays only look expensive, just don't tell her that! Serving trays also make great gifts for that friend who can't seem to stop pinning home decor photos and chic living rooms.

Tiffany 2014 Pocket Diary ($50): Maybe she thinks you're not good enough for her son, but this Tiffany Pocket Diary is certainly good enough for her. No one can resist that little blue box on Christmas Day, and she's sure to think highly of you-- well, at least of your gifting abilities. While you're at Tiffany & Co. be sure to check out some of my favorite gifts this season, including their charms, Atlas Collection necklaces, and handbags!

Cocktail Decanter with Brass Spots (similar $70): Does she like to do a little day drinking? (That's my kind of MIL!) Then this cocktail decanter will be sure to impress. At the very least maybe you can get her to loosen up and if you're lucky, she'll share some great holiday stories. 


Which gift do you think your Mother-In-Law will love most?

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