15 Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Son In Law

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Finding the right gifts for our adult children can be a challenge, especially on special occasions like their birthdays or Christmas. When you are trying to find the perfect gift for your new or future son in law, the task can be even more difficult. Even if your son in law has been a part of your family for a long time, knowing what to get can be tricky.

We’ve gathered up this list of some of the best Christmas gift ideas for your son in law this holiday season. Thankfully these unique gifts also work for other occasions so you can use these ideas for a birthday gift and Father’s day too.

Your child’s spouse is going to be impressed with any thoughtful present from this list of Christmas gift ideas for son in law.

What Makes a Great Gift

The son in law / parent in law relationship is a tricky one and choosing the right gift can be hard. Here are some tips:

  1. Don’t give a gift that is actually a criticism of his lifestyle. Don’t give ties if you think he dresses slouchy or a tool set if you don’t think he is handy enough.
  2. Give experiences. Experiences that your son in law can enjoy with your child and grandchildren are always thoughtful.
  3. Don’t be flashy. Practical gifts will be better received than flashy gifts that he may not want.
  4. Include a receipt. Gift giving is very personal but don’t be offended if it’s not the perfect fit. Including a receipt lets the recipient quietly exchange it if it’s not 100% right.

The Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Son In Law

Son in Law Mug

This stainless steel mug is the perfect small gift for your coffee loving son in law. The simple message shows him that you care about him without spending a ton of money or going overboard.

If you want to make this gift even better, stuff a gift card inside or a add bag of gourmet coffee beans to the gift bag.

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West Coast-Style IPA Beer Brewing Kit

Heading out for a great beer is a good idea but crafting your own beer at home is totally cool. When he brings out his own home craft beers he will be the envy of all of his male friends. Getting started is easy with a craft beer kit. 

Assembled in Orlando, Florida with US-grown ingredients.

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Football Stadium Lights End Table

Is he a huge sports fan? Why not gift him a unique present like a cool stadium model of his favorite team's home turf. Peek under the glass and you'll see an exact 3D replica of his sports team's stadium, hand-assembled from poplar wood. Even the LED lights match the real deal.

And because he is an ultimate fan, there's a space for a photograph—best tailgate ever, high-fiving the mascot, or any other game day that lives in infamy. Made in the USA, hand-assembled in Indiana.

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Son in Law Money Clip

If you're looking for the perfect personalized gift for the best son-in-law ever, this money clip is a great choice. Made of stainless steel, you can opt to have one or both sides engraved with your handwriting, a logo, or with a chosen computer font.

While this would make a fantastic gift under the Christmas tree, it is also a great wedding gift for your new son in law on his wedding day.

This sentimental gift will arrive in a gift box tied with tulle and decorative ribbon, ready for gift giving.

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LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

For a truly unique gift, consider giving the LARQ self cleaning water bottle. Double-wall vacuum insulated and made of stainless steel, this bottle keeps water cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours. It uses innovative non-toxic mercury-free UV-C LED technology to sanitize water and clean the inner surfaces of the bottle by neutralizing bacteria such as E-coli.

With just one touch of a button, the water is clean in 60 seconds and will self-activate every 2 hours. Rechargeable via USB, this will be one of their favorite gifts for sure!

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Apple Watch Series 9

An Apple Watch is so helpful for today's fast-paced life that I honestly can't live without it! It's a great gift idea for almost anyone.

This smartwatch and fitness tracker can monitor heart rate, sleep, steps and keep them on time for appointments. It has a long battery life and can make calls or answer texts. Watches have definitely come a long way! This is one practical gift that is sure to be used daily.

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Mixology Whiskey Stones Gift Set

Using whisky stones (or whiskey stones) is the perfect way to chill your favorite drink with out compromising the flavor with melting ice. They are the ideal gift for anyone who enjoys Bourbon, scotch, whiskey, alcohol, vodka, wine, and more, and are the perfect addition to his home bar.

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Personalized Cutting Board

A personalized cutting board is a special gift for the guy who loves to cook up some good food. This bamboo cutting board is easy on knives so they won't dull as quickly. It's perfect for prep work, chopping and presentation, and the personal touch of his name will let him know you went the extra mile to get the perfect present this year.

Comes with apron and display stand.

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MANSCAPED® The Tool Box 4.0

If you're looking for the ultimate men's grooming tools, the MANSCAPED Tool Box is exactly what he needs. This kit includes

  • The Lawn Mower® 4.0 - waterproof and cordless, perfect for trimming in the shower with virtually no mess
  • Weed Whacker® nose + ear hair trimmer - with SkinSafe™ Technology for no tears and no tugs
  • Plow® 2.0 Single Blade Razor - for a super close face and neck shave
  • Shears 2.0 four-piece nail kit
  • The Shed luxury travel bag

My husband is a MANSCAPED owner, and I can say we are both fans of these grooming tools! It's definitely at the top of every man's wishlist!

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GoPro HERO10 Black

If they love adventure, get them a GoPro video camera. The GoPro HERO10 is waterproof with front LCD and touch rear screens, produces unbelievable image quality, and has 1080p live streaming capabilities.

Let them capture photos and videos of all their coolest adventures to easily upload to social media and YouTube. This high quality camera is on of the most amazing gifts and is sure to go everywhere with them so they never miss a moment.

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MEATER Plus | Smart Meat Thermometer with Bluetooth

Meater + is the ultimate meat thermometer for guys who love grilling. This probe style thermometer inserts into the meat so you achieve the perfect temperature no matter what you are cooking. The digital app lets you monitor the food from up tp 165ft. This is a great way to ensure he is in charge of the Thanksgiving turkey next year!

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10 Inch Wifi Digital Picture Frame

The Skylight digital photo frame is a kind, thoughtful gift - especially if you load it up with pictures for them! Do some social media deep dives and find some family pictures from vacations, baby photos, and of course of the happy couple. Once they turn it on they will see how the picture changes every 15-20 seconds and they will be delighted!

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Travel Berkey

The Travel Berkey water filtration system will purify up to 6000 gallons of water with no electricity needed. It's perfect for the campground, hunting camp, off grid living, or just for having fresh, clean water at home.

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Dockers Men's Premium Slippers

Give the gift of comfort when you give him a warm comfortable pair of slippers he can slip into when he comes home from work each day. Set the tone for a relaxing evening with these cushioned moccasin slippers with rubber soles. I'm not sure there's a more classic holiday gift than this, but it's one that never goes out of style! He will agree that a good pair of slippers is always a great idea.

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Bacon Lover's Crate

Who doesn’t love bacon? This Man Crates Bacon Lovers crate gift box has everything a bacon lover could want from bacon cooking tools to bacon jam to bacon seasonings. This is one of the best gifts to give a guy for his special occasion.

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Beer Tasting Flight Sampler Set

Help him create his own custom beer flights at home with this sampling set that includes 4-6 oz. pilsner glasses and labels. Add in a few 6 packs or growlers of some local brews to really take this gift to the next level. 

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Sherpa Fleece Weighted Blanket

A weighted blanket is a great gift for the guy that seems to have it all. This is one of the best weighted blankets that will calm you and give you one of the best nights of sleep ever. The blanket weighs 20 pounds and has a cozy fleece lining that's perfect for cold winter nights. 

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Slim Minimalist RFID Blocking Leather Wallet

A wallet is a practical yet thoughtful gift. A minimalist wallet will help him to reduce clutter so the wallet is comfortable and easy to carry. The Buffway wallet has a compact design, RFID blocking to keep his credit cards safe, and comes in a variety of colors. 

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Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

There's seasoning and then there's hot sauce. Most hot sauce aficionados have their own preferred brands and flavors... so why not gift this hot sauce kit so they can make their own?

Includes instructions, ingredients, six bottles, and labels for their creative sauce names. This fun gift is sure to become their new hobby.

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Favorite Son in Law T-shirt

If funny gifts are his thing, then you're in the right place with this great gift idea. Let him know he's *officially* the favorite son in law with this funny t-shirt. And if he's the only son in law you have, that makes it even better. Available in different colors.

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Amanda is a mom of four kids, two dogs, some chickens, and a few hundred composting worms. As a former teacher and fitness instructor, and the oldest of a houseful of kids, she has quite a bit of experience educating others – which she now does via writing! Gift giving isn’t her main love language, but she loves shopping for the perfect gifts for others.

You can find her on her main blog at amandaseghetti.com and on all social media @amandaseghetti <3

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