Whether you need a birthday gift or a Christmas gift for your daughter-in-law, you may find that it is not as easy as you thought to come up with a good gift for her. This is especially true if you do not live near your son and daughter-in-law or if the couple has only been together for a short period of time. Many daughter-in-laws want to be liked well by their husband's family and what they get as a gift from them may influence their opinion on if they are liked or not. That being said, it is always nice as a daughter-in-law to receive the perfect gift that shows that time and thought was put into it. If you are having trouble finding the perfect gift for a daughter-in-law, then try the following gift ideas.
Favorite Thing Gift
Now, this gift for your daughter-in-law is going to take some research on your behalf. It entails you talking to your son and finding out some of your daughter-in-law's favorite things. Some favorite things that you may want to find out are: favorite television show, favorite music artist, favorite movie, favorite store, favorite author, etc. etc. Once you find out some favorites of your daughter-in-law, the next step would be implementing the new found knowledge. Decide on what you want to buy her depending on what her favorite things are. If she loves a certain author, then buy her a book by that author or go a little more generic and buy her a gift card to a bookstore so she can pick out the book she does not have. Same goes for favorite movie and music artist. This will show your daughter-in-law that you care enough to find out more about her.
If you like to take pictures and you have several pictures of your son and daughter-in-law, then make her a scrapbook from the pictures. It doesn't have to be anything elaborate, but a small scrapbook will show her that you took the time to do something personal for her gift. It's something that she can have forever and cherish.
There are plenty of stores, such as Things Remembered and websites that sell personalized gifts for a daughter-in-law. Find several different personalized gifts, such as jewelry and jewelry boxes at http://www.collectiblestoday.com/ct/ndca/daughter+in+law. Giving a personalized gift to your daughter-in-law will once again show that you took the time out to buy her a special gift. It shows planning and thought was put into the gift.
Homemade Basket Gift
Homemade basket gifts are always a wonderful gift that shows that you care enough to be creative in your gift. This is another gift that you may have to talk to your son about or remember what your daughter-in-law likes. There are several different baskets that you can put together for your daughter-in-law. Here are a couple suggestions:
Date Night Basket - Include a gift certificate to a restaurant and tickets to a movie or play. Put a voucher in the basket for free babysitting from you if the couple has kids. Other items to include may be some roses, perfume, and jewelry she can wear on the date.
Home Essentials Basket - This basket can include any gifts that your daughter-in-law may need for their home. Such things may be towels for the bathroom, kitchen supplies, art for the home, and any knickknacks that she may collect and display
At Home Spa Basket - This basket can include a wide variety of different items for her to pamper herself with. Such items may include facial scrubs, manicure kits, bubble bath soap, lotions, perfumes, massagers, and a luxurious bathrobe.
If you just sit back and think or do some investigating there are plenty of gifts you can give your daughter-in-law to let her know how much you care about her.