15 Last-Minute Gifts For In-Laws That Will Score You Major Points With The Fam

by Mishal Ali Zafar

The holidays are right around the corner, and you’ve spread yourself thin. Between the kids, work, and all the holiday hoopla, you somehow managed to finish your holiday shopping. But as the holiday grows near, you may realize that you totally forgot to get presents for your other family — your in-laws. And of course your partner has left it all up to you to find them the right gifts, but with such little time, what can you do? Start off by checking out these great last-minute gifts for in-laws that look well thought out, even if they’re not.

Last-minute shopping is actually getting easier, especially with Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime is a $99 yearly membership that allows you to get your items in two days or less. Some areas even have same-day shipping, where items are delivered within hours of purchase. If you are new to Amazon Prime, you can take advantage of their 30-day free trial and get all your last minute gifts in time for the holidays.

So whether you’re shopping with Amazon Prime, or you’re just trying to pick-up last minute gifts in store, this list has got you covered. Here are 15 last-minute gifts that will help you score some major points with your in-laws.


Google Home Mini

A great last minute gift for any of your in-laws is the Google Home Mini ($29, Walmart). It’s a voice-activated assistant, powered by Google, which allows you to ask any questions, simply by starting with “OK, Google”. If you have a Google account, you can sync it to the the Home Mini, and ask it about your calendar, events, and contacts. One of the coolest features is that it can tell the difference between voices, allowing for a truly personalized home-assistant experience. You can pick up the Google Home Mini at your local Walmart, but it should also be available for a last minute pick up at Best Buy and Target stores, too.


Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

Why not give the gift of relaxation this year? This beautiful Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser ($27, Amazon) would make a great gift for your mother-in-law or sister-in-law. With a few drops of any essential oil, the diffuser can create a calming oasis for some much needed relaxation. It also features an LED light with seven soothing colors.


'The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!: Simple, Scrumptious Recipes For Crazy Busy Lives'

For the in-law who loves to cook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!: Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives ($18, Barnes and Noble) cookbook is the perfect last minute gift. You can run to your local Barnes and Noble to pick it up, but it’s also available on Amazon for online ordering.


Amazon Echo Show

Want to buy a couple gift for your in-laws? The Amazon Echo Show ($230, Amazon) will surely make you a family favorite. It features a 7-inch screen and camera that can be used to make video calls, be used as a security camera, as an intercom, and show photos and videos. It can show up-to-the-minute weather and news, and even set reminders and alarms. The best part is, all this is done hands-free with voice commands, making it easy for anyone to use. The Echo Show comes in black and white, and when you buy two, Amazon will take $100 off the price.


Keurig Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

If your in-laws love coffee, then they will love the ease and convenience of this Keurig Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker ($90, Target). It has a digital display, 40-ounce reservoir, and can be a heaven sent gift when you’re in a rush. You can pick one up at your local Target store, or buy it online.


Wireless Key Finder

If your in-laws are always losing their keys, wallets, remotes, or purses, you can make their life easy with this Wireless Key Finder ($19, Amazon). It comes with four key finders and a color-coded remote. All they need to do is stick or attach the key finder to their purse, wallet, or keys, and when lost, they can just push the corresponding color on the remote to make the lost item beep.


Porcelain Handled Cheese Platter

A great last minute gift for an in-law who loves to host is this Better Homes and Gardens Porcelain Handled Cheese Platter ($20, Walmart) from Walmart. It comes with a bamboo cutting board and a porcelain handled dish. Gift it with a bag of your favorite cheeses and crackers to really impress. You can find it in Walmart stores for a last minute run, but you can also order it online.


Kindle Paperwhite E-reader

Have an in-law who loves to read? You can get them the Kindle Paperwhite E-reader ($120, Amazon) which features a built-in backlit light for nighttime reading, adjustable font sizes, and instant e-book downloads from Amazon’s huge library of titles. Portable and light for traveling, it also has a long lasting battery.


Roku - Streaming Stick

Make your in-laws' TV smarter with a Roku Streaming Stick ($50, Best Buy). Via it’s HDMI connection, it can stream thousands of movies and TV shows to any TV with apps like Netflix and Hulu. It comes with a handy remote and is super easy to setup. Definitely a gift that will score you major points in the fam.


Insignia™ - Wireless On-Ear Headphones

If you have an in-law that is a music buff, or works out at the gym, these Insignia™ - Wireless On-Ear Headphones ($30, Best Buy) are the perfect gift. They can connect wirelessly to a phone or iPod, and their on-ear sweat proof pads help keep them comfortably in place. You can pick them up at your local Best Buy store.


MICHAEL KORS Sexy Duo Coffret

If you’re looking for a gift for your mother/sister-in-law, you can pick up this MICHAEL KORS Sexy Duo Coffret ($20, Ulta) from your local Ulta store. It features Michael Kors Collection Sexy Amber Eau de Parfum (0.24 oz.) and Michael Kors Sexy Ruby Eau de Parfum (0.24 oz.). It’s a beautiful and thoughtful gift that any lady can appreciate.


Holiday Nut & Dried Fruit Gift Basket

If you have an in-law who has everything, or is just hard to shop for, Amazon has a beautiful Holiday Nut and Dried Fruit Gift Basket ($28, Amazon), which includes a variety of gourmet dried fruits and freshly roasted nuts, all packaged in a holiday gift box.


Power Bank External Battery Portable Charger Pack

No matter which in-law you are shopping for, this Power Bank External Battery Portable Charger Pack ($25, Amazon) is definitely a gift worth giving. Everyone needs extra juice for their phones every now and then, and this portable charger can charge any phone two to three times when fully charged. It features a powerful 10000mAh charge capacity and its slim design, multiple charging connections, and case make it the perfect charger to take anywhere.


Ulta's Love Makeup 72-Piece Collection

If your sister/mom-in-law is a beauty buff, then you can grab this Ulta's Love Makeup 72 Pc Collection ($20, Ulta) from your nearest Ulta store. The set features 36 eye shadow shades, six lip creams, six concealers, three brow powders, two glitter top coats, two lip oils, two cream eye shadows, two lip liner pencils, two eyeliner pencils, two gel eyeliners, two bronzers, two blushes, two highlighters, one dual-ended eye shadow and crease brush, one blush brush, and one brow wax. And a partridge in a pear tree.


MiniPresso Portable Espresso Maker

If any of your in-laws are espresso lovers, they will appreciate this MiniPresso Portable Espresso Maker ($41, Amazon). Perfect for long drives or camping trips, all you need to do is add espresso grounds and hot water, then pump out your freshly brewed espresso. The cover/cap also conveniently serves as an espresso cup, so no extra mugs or cups needed.

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