10 Holiday Gift To Impress Your In-Laws
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Finding the right gift can be difficult – especially when it comes your in-laws. You don’t want to get them something generic and you don't want offend them with something too personal. Things like "The Sock of the Month Club" isn’t going to win anyone any brownie points, and giving your mother-in-law the basics of cooking may not get you invited back. So, what do you do?
Here are some unique gift ideas that are sure to please even the most discerning in-law.
1. Auto Shut-Off Safety Outlet
Everyone does it. We leave the house and forget to turn off the lights or wonder if we left the curling iron on. The Simple Touch outlet eliminates those worries. It has a built-in timer that will turn off any electronic device after an hour. Kids are notorious for leaving everything on, so send a few Simple Touch Outlets with the kids during visits to Grandma and Grandpa’s to save them both electricity and sanity.
2. Double Downaround® Pillow
You can’t go wrong by giving our best-selling pillows as a holiday gift. The Double Downaround® 2-pack will ensure a good night’s sleep and look great on the bed. These pillows provide the best of both worlds with down on the outside for comfort and feathers on the inside for support.
3. Sworl Print and Frame iPhone Photos
This one gets the award for being the most convenient. Everyone captures life’s fun times on their phone. The best are print worthy and now easily shared. The handy Sworl iPhone app makes it effortless to turn great shots into a gift-wrapped framed photo delivered to their door. You’ll probably even find yourself using this app throughout the year to let friends and family know you are thinking of them. And, when shopping last minute you can give a gift of framing with a code.
4. Family Tree Metal Picture Frame
For the in-laws who like to show off, the Family Tree provides a subtle focal point for bragging about the grandkids. At over three feet wide, there is plenty of space for graduation photos, first place finishes, and new family members.
5. Adopt an Olive Tree
A fun way to give a culinary treat to those you love. At Nudo Adopt, you can adopt an olive tree for a year and receive 1 – 4 shipments of olive oil delivered to your door straight from small scale, artisanal farmers in Italy.
The invisible bookend by Paul Cocksedge is part art, part tool. The bookend holds more than five feet of books of all shapes and sizes – you just can’t see it. In a perpetual state of falling, the pieces will get more than a few double takes. Also, it goes great with any copy of The Invisible Man!
7. Coffee Table Book
With a wide variety of topics and styles, coffee table books are a great way to capitalize on any of the interests your in-laws may have. For the geography lover, consider Frank Jacobs’ Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities - it’s a compilation of maps that range from odd to extraordinary.
8. Down Blankets
Help your in-laws cozy up while enjoying their new book with one of these comfy down blankets. These versatile cotton blankets are great for snuggling both inside and on the porch. Available in four great colors, there’s sure to be one to match your décor.
9. Switch Entry Caddy
For the minimalist in-laws, the switch entry caddy makes big use of small space. By fitting over an existing light switch, it provides hooks for keys and a slot for mail or a wallet. It’s great for apartment living, or the person who never puts anything in the same spot twice.
10. Seda France Candle
If your in-laws are still proving too difficult to shop for, never fear! Candles may seem generic, but the Seda France Classic Toile Pagoda Box candles are far from ordinary. Known for their impressive packaging, Seda France offers long burning candles in fragrances ranging from familiar to exotic.