karli’s dress + sandals || my top + jeans + sandals + bracelets + hat
You guys! CHRISTMAS is only 6 weeks away!! I cannot believe it is already here! This year has been so crazy I feel like it has gone on and on but also flown by! Today we are continuing on with our GIFT GUIDE EXTRAVAGANZA and featuring one of our most popular, the in-law’s + parents! Something about them already having all the things just makes it a little trickier to get creative, so we’ve rounded up all our best ideas + some ideas from you guys and have them all for you to check out below!
mini mama ring | necklace | cariloha pillows | acrylic picture frames | geometry towels | planter | yeti | wallet | packing cubes | diffuser + oils | beauty bio set
:: mini mama ring
My sweet friend Kelsey over at Little Sycamore reached out to me about these rings she has started creating for mama’s, and the second I saw them I knew not only did I have to have one, but that they would make the perfect Christmas gift. As you can see, they are very clean + simple. While I love personalized jewelry, I love that these have a special meaning that isn’t quite as obvious. You can customize how many “dots” they have to your needs. I gifted these to my mom + sisters at our girls trip and had them customized to match how many kids they each have. I love the special meaning behind them, but that they stay very classic and timeless.
If you know me, you know my love for Made by Mary runs deep. Just like the mini mama rings above, these necklaces are such a treasured piece to give your mom or mother in law for the holidays. The personalization and custom options are endless. I have seen them done with dots representing children or grandchildren. Or engraved with a date that is special to them. If you don’t want to personalize, they also have grandma necklaces or other gorgeous simple options.
:: cariloha pillows
Did you know that the average person sleeps for at least 1/3 of their life?! So investing in good quality products to help you enjoy that time is key. Insert the Cariloha Flex Pillow. It is what dreams are made of, no pun intended. If you are tired of pillows being too stiff or too soft, this is the pillow for you. It is 100% customizable to your exact firmness desires. The inside “filling” of the pillow is made of bamboo charcoal memory foam. This filling can be removed to achieve your desired firmness. Joe has his all the way full, and I took out about 1/2. We love them so much we gifted them to our family for Christmas last year and they are all just as obsessed. Whether you are a side, back or stomach sleeper they are INCREDIBLE! It is the perfect gift for someone that has everything!
We also absolutely LOVE their sheets and towels. The towels are the softest, most absorbent ones I’ve ever tried! I originally just got them in my bathroom, but after my kids constantly begging to shower upstairs so they could use our towels, we got them throughout the house!!
And last but not least is the sheets. If you want to have the dreamiest sleep of your life, you need these sheets. So so soft and high end looking. They wash up perfectly and don’t lose any of their cozy goodness. And the best news is you can use code KW for 20% off site wide!
:: acrylic picture frames
If there is one thing in-laws + parents love most, it is pictures of their family! I love gifting family pictures or pictures of the grand kids to my parents. But a couple of years ago we stepped it up a notch and gifted them a gallery wall. We got all the frames, pictures printed, and offered our time to actually hang the collage for them and the loved it! Our favorite frames that work great for gallery walls are these acrylic ones from Highland Hardware. We love them because they are clean + simple so the focus is more on the picture, not the frame, and they go with any style of decor.
:: geometry towels
You all know my love for these towels. We have our kitchen fully stocked, as well as all the bathrooms too! They are the perfect microfiber towel that super absorbent and quick drying. I think they are the perfect gift idea for someone that has everything and such a fun highlight to your kitchen space. You can use code KAILEE15 for 15% off!
If you are looking for an idea for just your mom or mother-in-law, a great plant and planter is always one of my favorites. Unlike flowers it usually lasts a little longer and is a great way to bring some life into their space in those winter months. I love these and these as classic options that look good in your home year round.
Last year we surprised Joe with a yeti cooler for Fathers Day and it has quickly become a favorite of ours. I love the idea of getting the more compact version for parent’s or in-laws as a gift. They are amazing quality and something everyone would use!
I got this wallet for Joe last year for Christmas and it was such a hit I am snagging it for all the other guys in the family this year! I got Joe one of these wallets last year and I don’t think he has ever loved a wallet more. They have such a timeless, classic look. His is called The Apollo and is kind of like a custom money clip style. It is thin and super sleek but still holds up to 10 cards and the pull tab makes it easy to access your most used one. I have gifted it to both Joe and brother in laws and they all love it! It is the perfect gift idea for men. You can use code KAILEE20 for 20% off!
:: packing cubes
If you know me, you know I consider myself a bit of a professional packer. Haha. Maybe not that extreme, but I can pack the whole family in one bag so I’d say I’m doing pretty good. And a lot of that credit goes to packing cubes! They are a game changer and such a great gift for travelers. A fun idea would be to gift them along with tickets for a trip together or a card with a hotel reservation! .
:: diffuser + oils
Now before I explain this one, you have to know I am no oil guru. That just isn’t my thing. However, a good smelling house is. My friend Merrick shared about this oil that is an almost identical dupe to the anthropologie volcano candle and we have been LOVING it. We use the oil in these little mini diffusers throughout the house and it has been incredible. I think it is such a unique gift idea that in-laws and parents would love!
:: beauty bio set
And last but not least is this set from beauty bio. I don’t think there is a woman out there that doesn’t care about skincare and doing what she can to keep her skin healthy and youthful. This set from beauty bio is like the jackpot of skincare favorites! The glopro microneedling tool that is included has made such a difference on my skin. Your skin gets a firmer, smoother look to it and it helps to absorb all those products you are using on your face. It is almost like having a spa treatment from the comfort of your home. You can use code KAILEEw20 for 20% off!
:: stanley tumbler
If you haven’t already snagged an infamous Stanley Tumbler, you are thinking isn’t it just a cup? I promise you it is not!! It is so so good! First of all, let’s highlight my favorite part. It is giant AND it still fits in your cup holder!! It is about time someone figured that out! Next up it has a handle which makes it so convenient when your hands are full. Another highlight is of course the straw. I swear I drink wayyy more water if it is through a straw! And last but for sure not least is that it keeps your drink cold forever. Like 12 hours +.
I absolutely love mine and know these will sell out so so fast so stay tuned over on Instagram for me to announce the restock date!! It would make the perfect gift for girlfriends, teachers, parents, husbands, literally anyone! You can shop the original amazing colors + the 2 new colors here.
:: SERVICES + EXPERIENCES ::
The one thing in-laws + parents want most is time with their family. That could come in the form of you giving them a gift of a service, so they can take that time to do things they love. It could also come in the form of an experience. When gifting an experience, one thing I try to do is make it more long term. Instead of just one golf day, plan out multiple throughout the year. They will love the time with you the most, no matter what the activity is.
:: Car Detail
Is there anyone that doesn’t love a clean car?! Scheduling a car detail is basically the perfect gift for anyone on your list, especially those harder to buy for. We love using Fresh Detail because not only do they do an incredible job (check out their before and afters), they come right to your house!! So you aren’t sitting around in a shop somewhere thinking of all the things you could be doing while you wait.
:: House or Window Cleaning
As women, I think the last thing we ever want to ask for is help, especially when it comes to “airing our dirty laundry” that our house isn’t quite as clean as we might make it out to be. One of my very favorite gifts I’ve ever been given is 2 hours of a cleaning service at my house. Not only does it give you the clean house which feels amazing, but it frees up time for you to tackle the rest of your list or spend time with family. It is another great gift idea because everyone can use it!
:: Meal Delivery or Freezer Meals
I love this idea one of you sent in for in-laws + parents! Cooking for two can be hard and kind of a pain, especially when you have other things you’d rather be doing with your time. Meal Delivery or Freezer Meals are such a great idea to give them a break from that monotonous chore and to try some yummy new recipes. I love that it can be more of a long term gift too by doing it for multiple months.
:: 23 + Me Genetic Testing
I think out of all the “services” we came up with, this was my favorite for in-laws + parents. 23 + Me is such a fun way to dive a little deeper in your family history and learn more about where you came from. It kind of ends up being a gift the whole family loves!
:: Spa Day With Mom
Raise your hand if you could totally use a spa day right about now?! Chances are your mom feels the same way, plus how much more fun is it to go together and make a day of it. I love gifting relaxation and pampering (something she would never do for herself) and getting the whole to just chat and catch up together.
:: Golf Day With Dad
Just like the spa day, it is such a great way to gift your time together! So fun to just take it easy and enjoy each others company!
:: Girls Night
In-laws + parents tend to already have everything, so just spoiling them with a night out can be a great gift! I love booking a hotel for a night with my mom. We can go out to eat and shopping if we are up for it. Or our personal favorite, order room service in bed, just talk and watch a chick flick. Another simple idea that focuses on the time!
:: Family Trip
While this one might have to be altered or a little different due to Covid, it is still such a fun gift idea. Plan a family trip with the whole family that you’ve all already worked out with your schedules! They love nothing more than being with all of you together so it makes the perfect gift!
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I hope this helped fill out your shopping list for your in-laws + parents! And if you have a gift you’ve given or received that you think would be a good fit, PLEASE leave it in the comments on Instagram and we will add it here!
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