No matter how close you are with your boyfriend’s family, it can be difficult to find the best gifts for them! If it’s the first time you’re spending the holidays with your boyfriend’s parents, then you probably want to make a good impression. You could show up with a gift card for your boyfriend’s mother, but we don’t think that’s such a good idea. No need to stress though! With our gift guide, you’ll be able to check “Christmas gifts for boyfriends family” off of your holiday to-do list in no time!
We’ve found the most appealing and unique gifts – from blankets to home decor to adorably unique wine glasses – so that you can find the perfect Christmas gift for the whole family. With one of these great ideas plus a little quality time this holiday season, you’re sure to be considered part of the family!
Ready to see what gifts for your boyfriend’s family made the list? Keep reading…
What to avoid when shopping for gifts for your boyfriend’s family
There are a few things you’ll want to avoid when shopping for Christmas gifts for your boyfriend’s family. You don’t want to be offensive on such an important holiday!
- Avoid gag gifts or other off-color items unless you know for certain they will like them.
- Don’t give holiday-themed gifts unless it’s obvious that they’ll like them. It might be cute to get grandma a Happy Hanukkah or Merry Christmas ornament, but she probably won’t appreciate the gift if she’s not Jewish or Christian.
- When it comes to holiday cards, you can skip them all together unless your boyfriend’s family has specifically stated that they enjoy receiving the traditional paper greeting cards. Never give cash as a Christmas gift.
- If you’re invited to their home for Christmas, you may want to bring a small bottle of wine or champagne alongside some chocolates or gourmet caramel corn for everyone to enjoy – but do your homework first! Don’t take them alcohol if they don’t drink, and skip the chocolates if they aren’t able to eat sweets.
The Best Christmas Gifts for Your Boyfriends Family They’ll Love
Now that you know what not to buy, it’s time to check out all of the great gift ideas we’ve collected! These items are perfect for any family member – both adults and kids alike!
Check out these unique gifts below…
Everyone could use a new ultra soft throw blanket, especially around the holidays. Super warm, available in a variety of colors and prints, and machine washable, this is what they will reach for at the end of the day. No matter where you live, winter is a little chillier and a new blanket will make anyone smile.
This throw blanket is a safe gift that your boyfriend’s parents are sure to love. Not only are there a lot of different colors to choose from, but the quality is really great. Don’t be surprised if his mom loves this gift so much that it ends up center stage on the living room couch.
Let your boyfriends mom and dad drink their coffee or tea in style with these adorable ceramic mugs. Add on a coffee tasting kit to take this gift to the next level!
If you know your boyfriend’s mom well and feel like she would appreciate a gift like this, then go for it! She will be able to keep her drinks warm (and cold) for a long time with this adorable travel mug.
This kit is a unique and thoughtful gift for your boyfriend’s family – and a fun activity!
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!
Digital photo frames are the perfect present for parents. The best part? Once this digital frame is connected to wi-fi then you can add more pictures throughout the year. If you and your boyfriend are away at college, you can surprise his parents with fun memories all year long!
Your partner’s parents will enjoy serving up the best treats with this lovely gift! Help them take their cheese boards to the next level with this book all about charcuterie board designs!
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The only thing missing from this beautiful vase is her favorite flowers. Find out what they are, add them to the vase, and your boyfriend’s mom is sure to love it!
Made of 100% lead-free crystal glass, this decanter holds 750 mL of wine. The double-layer filter helps to filter out impurities and aerate the wine before it is enjoyed. Sit this gorgeous decanter on an open shelf as a decoration or use it every night after a day of hard work. Either way, this is a guaranteed gift that they will love.
Whether your boyfriend’s parents are sommeliers or casual drinkers, a wine decanter with a built in aerator is the perfect holiday gift this time of year.
These classic pint glasses are the perfect complement to any beer. They feature a thick, durable base to prevent tipping over and can be customized with your chosen design. You can also opt to create a gift set, which includes 4 coasters with these glasses, creating the ideal gift for your beer lover!
If your boyfriend’s parents are beer enthusiasts or simply prefer beer over wine, this set of four pint glasses is an excellent choice for a holiday present. With enough room for an entire beer and any extra foam, your boyfriend’s parents will be delighted with this fun gift idea!
Ok honestly, I want these for myself. The unique square design is chic and fun, making this set a great choice for any boyfriend’s parents who enjoy a glass of wine with dinner.
A guaranteed win this holiday season is this meat and cheese gift basket - no one can deny it! The Ultimate Meat and Cheese Gift Box from Harry and David comes with a delicious assortment of meats, cheeses, crackers, and condiments. You could try to DIY your own gift basket, but why would you want to?
For the parents who have everything, trust me. They will love this!
If they love nature, then this gift is a great option. Included are 3 high quality succulent holders shaped as adorable little owls that will help decorate any room! The bamboo stand has three slots to hold each pot. Plants not included, but you can choose and add those yourself!
These adorable plant holders will match almost any home decor, making this gift a simple one to make your boyfriend’s mom and dad smile this year.
If you need a gift option that's a little safer and maybe a bit budget-friendly, this pair of coffee mugs are a pretty cute option. Saying "Mr. Right" and "Mrs. Always Right" this is sure to bring them a chuckle - as long as they have a good sense of humor.
There's always room on the tree for a special new ornament. If you want a more personalized gift, this ornament is a sweet and safe option. A simple gift that includes their last name along with the first names of each family member - just the personal touch needed to make this gift really special!
Not only does this set of 4 award-winning infused oils come in a really cool wooden box that's perfect for gifting, but it will absolutely make a great addition to their kitchen. This brand gets great reviews online, so you can be confident that you're handing over the right gift with this set.
Doormats wear out all the time, and if they still have their same doormat from last year, they could probably use a new one! Made from all natural fibers from the husk of a coconut, this durable doormat can be personalized with their last name and the date of your choice.
Give the gift of relaxation with this aromatherapy diffuser and essential oil kit. The diffuser includes 7 ambient light modes with two intensity settings for 14 different light combinations, plus a timer setting to easily turn off. Also included are 10 high quality therapeutic grade essential oils, each contained in 10 mL amber jars. This set is a gift that will be loved and used daily.
It doesn’t matter if you know your boyfriend’s parents like they are your ‘bonus parents’ or have never met them before – it can be difficult to know exactly what Christmas presents to give them each year.
Luckily, Gift Brilliant has your back and has found some special gifts this year for the holidays. From cheese boards to crystal vases to adorable coffee mugs, there is something for your boyfriend’s mom and dad this year!
Are there other awesome gift ideas that you would add to this list for your boyfriends parents? Tell me what you would add in the comments!