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12 thoughtful gifts for your in-laws that won't break the bank

12 thoughtful gifts for your in-laws that won't break the bank
PHOTO: Instagram/lushplatters, Teaspoon of Love

Finding the perfect gifts for in-laws can be quite the conundrum. For some reason, there’s so much pressure when it comes to gifts, no matter how long you’ve been married for.

You shouldn’t have to go overboard, and sometimes the best gifts are the ones that are the most considerate.

Whether you’re looking for gifts for your mother-in-law or father-in-law, we’ve compiled a list of 12 thoughtful options. This should get you covered for the festivities ahead.

Peony Blue & White Petite Teapot from Teaspoon of Love, $89.90

For the tea lovers, this oriental blue and white porcelain teapot come with delicate antique metal handles. The details are made to resemble vintage-style teapots from times past and are a sure favourite for those who love to reach for their loose-leaf teas.

Hayes Black Marble Wine Cooler, $99.95

In case your in-laws are more fond of wine than tea, this one’s for them. Inlaid with brass, we love how stunning this black marble wine cooler is. This polished black marble is sure to make a statement on the counter.

Jo Malone Pine & Eucalyptus Travel Candle, $70


For the mother-in-law who loves branded names, candles, or simply loves to host. This travel candle has a burn time of approximately 18 hours and the bright and bracing scent of Pine and Eucalyptus helps usher in the merry spirit.

Family Photoshoot Session, $490


Sometimes the most special gift goes beyond material goods. While this is most definitely a splurge compared to the remaining gift guide, you can always split this with other family members for a surprise.

Family photos don’t come by often and sometimes the memento speak volumes. The Love Co has a studio photoshoot set up where you can document photos of you and your loved ones.

This 45-minute photoshoot session will leave you with 15 edited images in high-resolution digital copies for 4 pax, and there’s an additional cost of $30 for every person thereafter. Available until Feb 28, 2021, you can book your slots now.

How To Cook Everything Singaporean, $74.90


If your in-laws love to cook, consider this the go-to encyclopaedic compendium for Singaporean food every household should have. With over 1000 recipes of familiar home-cooked dishes, hawker favourites, and guest contributions from Singapore chefs – this book contains dishes from the various ethnic groups in Singapore.

Sulwhasoo Favourite Mask Skincare Duo, $99


Skincare gift sets are the perfect intersection of thoughtful and affordable. This mask duo helps to moisturise and clarify the skin with its Overnight Vitalising Mask and Clarifying Mask. Both use Korean herbal ingredients that intensively work to rejuvenate the skin’s radiance and help to nourish the skin.

Google Nest Mini, $79


If your in-laws are the kind who embrace tech-gadgets, then this is a must to add to your list. This Google Assistant can help bring them the weather, news, set timers, alarms, and can even share their personalised schedule, commute times, and reminders with them.

If you sync it with their home, they can also use the Google Nest Mini to dim the lights, pause the TV, or turn on the phone with voice-activated commands.

Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager, $74.48


If your in-laws are the kind who constantly participate in exercises or outdoor activities, this thoughtful gift is the perfect comfort present for them.

This back and neck massager has powerful deep-kneading Shiatsu Massage Nodes that help relax overused and tight muscles.

It also has an advanced heating function to help soothe aching muscles that can be turned off with ease. Ergonomic and compact, this pillow massager fits perfectly behind the neck and body contours of the lower and upper-back, abdomen, calf, and thigh areas.

Artisan cheese and charcuterie box, $68


Luxurious and considerate all in one package, this intimate platter box is suited for one to two people.

It includes artisan cheese and charcuterie as well as a handmade dip, gourmet crackers, house-roasted nuts, premium chocolate, herbs and edible flowers, fruits, crudités and to top it all off – a jar of pure honey.

Muji Linen Twill Cushion Slipper, $19.90


House slippers are one of those gifts that often get overlooked but they’ll be used on the daily and sometimes that’s what makes a present more meaningful.

These Muji Linen Twill Cushion Slippers have comfortable cushioning properties and have insoles used for shoes to provide a more cosy fit.

Aesop The Chance Companion, $87


In the middle of a pandemic, nothing says thoughtful like a nourishing and aromatic hand wash.

Aesop’s The Chance Companion is a gift set that comes with the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash (500 ml) and Rind Concentrate Body Balm (100 ml).

The hand wash lathers luxuriously with citrus aromatics and the body balm helps to revive and soften the skin.

Kinto Water Bottle, $66


Stylish and colourful, Kinto’s Insulated Day Off Tumbler keeps drinks hot and cold for six hours with its insulation efficiency.

The rounded handle is comfortable to hold and perfect for carrying on walks on day trips.

This article was first published in The Singapore Women's Weekly.

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