Selecting Christmas presents for your own parents can be challenging enough, but when it comes to buying for your in-laws, it can be difficult to get it right. You want to select a gift that is special and different, but somehow you end up resorting to the same ideas year after year.
If you are struggling to find the perfect present for your in-laws this Christmas, these ideas could help.
Receiving something personal can be a really thoughtful present, so consider giving your in-laws a family-related gift this Christmas. This could be a piece of artwork such as a photo canvas or a family tree print, a photograph album filled with pictures of the grandkids, or if they love history, they could explore their lineage with an ancestry kit.
Tempt Their Taste Buds
December is definitely a time for food and drink, from mince pies and mulled wine, to cheese boards and Christmas dinner. As such, a food related gift could be popular with your in-laws. Choose from hampers that contain lots of festive treats, luxury coffee and tea gifts, cheese and wine sets, or even make your own with some delicious homemade bakes.
Give them an Experience
Rather than just giving your in-laws something to open in the moment, you could choose a gift that gives them an event to look forward to. From a voucher for their favourite restaurant or tickets to a show, to a night away or a luxury spa day, or even a course so they can try a new hobby, experience presents can be a fantastic option.
Time for a Project
If your in-laws love to keep busy, then select a gift that will help to occupy their time, whether for a few hours or in some cases, for years to come. This includes project presents, such as a wine or cheese making kit, as well as items that they can use in their favourite craft or hobby, including a set of paint brushes or some new golf clubs.
Show Them You Care
To really show your in-laws that you care – or perhaps to say thank you for their help with the grandkids – consider a more meaningful gift. This could include a nice piece of jewellery, a pamper kit to help them relax over Christmas, or treat them to an item from their Wishlist – this could be something you know they have been wanting but are yet to buy themselves.