The Best Gifts for a Daughter-in-Law

Updated by Akina Chargualaf

Now that your child has found someone special to spend the rest of their life with, you’ve got a new family member to shop for. To celebrate life’s milestones, you’ll want to find gifts for your daughter-in-law that speak to her personality and passions.

What Gifts Are Given to a Daughter-in-Law?

You don’t want to give your DIL a present that will end up collecting dust somewhere. Instead, consider what sorts of interests she has. If she mentions that she’s starting a new hobby, make a note of it. By showing you listen, it’ll send a clear message that you care.

Cratejoy’s subscription gift boxes are a fantastic place to start! As you’ll see, there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” approach: We love to curate and tailor products to the people receiving them. In fact, each box is tailored to deliver a unique unboxing experience.

The Adults & Crafts Crate

The Adults & Crafts Crate

From $32.00 per box
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There’s no need to get bogged down in project planning when the pros behind the Adults & Crafts Crate have got it covered. Each monthly box sends at least 1 new Pinterest-worthy craft project, including all the supplies, tools, and illustrated step-by-steps to teach new crafting techniques while making one-of-a-kind keepsakes.

Shipping: New orders will ship within five business days! If you need a gift printout before we ship, just message us! Then, will ship around the 25th of each month. If you need a kit by a certain date (i.e. birthday), just message us after you order and we will get that set up for you! You can order now even if you want it to start in the future.

Customer Review

"I received the engraving kit and I love it! I practiced on an old glass weigh scale to get the hang of engraving. I then started the glass coasters using pictures off google. I am sooo happy with how they turned out! It’s very relaxing and is a great stress reliever. I have a few people now wanting me to make them sets of coasters :)" - Megan T.

TheraBox | Self Care Box

TheraBox | Self Care Box

From $34.99 per box
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Therabox is a monthly gift box that can help any woman welcome more happiness into her day-to-day life. Thoughtfully curated by therapists who aspire to spread delight, each box features 5-7 treats that have been intentionally selected to help calm the mind and inspire joy, including organic skincare and bath products, aromatherapy, journals, teas and #goodvibesonly.

Shipping: ✨ Reserve your “ESCAPE” TheraBox today with over $170+ worth of wellness goodies to get you ready for sun, sand, sea and self care! from head to toe! ✨ Reserve now and your box will ship between 24th-29th of June

Customer Review

"I’m always amazed at the size and quality of the products I receive each month. They’re not the small sample sizes many subscription boxes send you. The products are always amazing and things I would never think to buy for myself but end up loving!" - Lauren M.

Wild Woman Box

Wild Woman Box

From $39.32 per box
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Celebrate the spirit of adventurous, outdoorsy women with plenty of girl power packed into each monthly box from Wild Woman. Promoting a philosophy that's all about taking life into your own hands, this monthly gift is perfect for women who prefer to spend their time outside. Every box delivers 4-8 high-quality, practical items, including natural body products, gear, water bottles, tools and healthy on-the-go snacks.

Shipping: **SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR THE MAY BOX, SHIPPING OUT ON 5/6**

Customer Review

"My kids ordered 3 months for Mother's Day and I loved it so much I ordered 3 more months for myself." - Marie D.

The Deadbolt Mystery Society Monthly Box

The Deadbolt Mystery Society Monthly Box

From $23.66 per box
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With the Deadbolt Mystery Society, they can have a monthly immersive experience without the dead body to clean up. Each month brings them a unique, stand-alone box that includes intriguing scenarios, lively characters, and fascinating stories.

Shipping: Subscriptions are taken from the first day of the month through the last day of the month at 6PM CST. Boxes ship to subscribers the first week of the following month. (Ex. Subscriptions from December 1-31 ship the first week of Jan 2024). Subscription renewals take place on the 15th of every month. Shipping rates applied when address is added.

Customer Review

“I've been a customer since the beginning. I love the all-in-one monthly boxes. I've collected every box released but until this year, I never completed any. But now I have monthly murder mystery nights with my friends and we have a huge collection to choose from so we're never bored! Highly recommend DMS over all the other subscription boxes.” – Amanda A.

Date Night Box Subscription

Date Night Box Subscription

From $23.33 per box
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The creation of a team of marriage and family therapists, each monthly box is designed to strengthen any relationship, delivering a themed date that includes challenges and activities to give couples a night of intimate fun and laughs!

Shipping: Your first box will ship within 5 business days of the order being placed. Your subscription renews on the same day of the month as your first order based on your subscription type (month-to-month, three-month, or six-month). All renewing shipments (your second shipment and onward) will ship within 10 business days of the renewal date.

Customer Review

“We loved our date with Date Crate. It took a moment to get over the awkward feeling of trying something new but it ended up sparking lots of conversation and laughter we otherwise wouldn't have had. We're trying out our second date crate tomorrow!” – Surrey A.

Monthly Baking Kit - Learn to Bake Like a Pro

Monthly Baking Kit - Learn to Bake Like a Pro

From $45.65 per box
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Bake Eat Love is more than a gorgeous box on your doorstep each month. The deliciously delightful packaging reflects the joy in the recipe inside. The monthly baking kits feature a handcrafted recipe with specialty ingredients, a new kitchen tool, non-perishable ingredients you need, and video tutorials to guide you every step of the way.

Shipping: Your first box will ship between the 21st and 24th. Orders placed after that ship right away! Subsequent boxes ship around the 21 of each month. **If you need a box sooner, please select our Welcome box which ships within 1-2 business days.

Customer Review

“We purchased a subscription for our daughter who is obsessed with the Kids Baking Championship tv show! She absolutely loved the desserts and was excited to make things she has heard about on the show - strawberry coulis, pate a choux dough, etc.! Directions are easy to follow and all the desserts we had were delicious!” – Addision U.

Jerky Snob

Jerky Snob

From $15.49 per box
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Jerky Snob takes dried meats seriously. Beef jerky makes for the perfect snack for road trips, while watching Netflix, and even on the way to the gym. Whether they're a dried meat connoisseur or looking for another source of protein, Jerky Snob curates premium handcrafted jerky from small-batch artisans. Choose between 3 different levels, sending from 2 bags up to a full pound, for a variety of protein-packed tasty products.

Shipping: **Shipping not included. Ships to the U.S. ONLY (all 50 states, 5 territories, and APOs.) New orders ship in 1-3 business days, or the date specified. (Gifts ship in logo package via USPS). Regular shipment is 12-16th of each month. No pork allowed? Dietary restrictions? Questions? Scroll to the bottom and click "Contact Seller."

Customer Review

“My S.O. loved these! I got this for him for his birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed looking forward to a new delivery each month. The jerky was really good, exceptionally fresh! Even his least favorite jerky's, the sugar free ones, were pretty good. They just need some kin of sweetness to balance out the flavor. All in all this was a wonderful experience and will be my first stop for future gifts!” -Donna H.

Best Gifts for Your Daughter-in-Law That She'll Love

Before Her Wedding Day

self care box for daughter in law

Any person planning a wedding needs some “me time.” Before the big day, send her a self-care box that allows her to pamper herself when she has a night to herself. Who wouldn’t love a curated package of bath, spa, beauty, and home products?

For Beautiful Meal Experiences

cooking box for daughter in law gift

If your daughter-in-law is enthusiastic about cooking – or starting to build her culinary skills – consider a monthly subscription box. Including a specialty ingredient, new kitchen tool, and pre-measured (non-perishable) ingredients, this monthly baking kit contains nearly everything she’ll need for a gourmet experience. If she’s an adventurous eater, our Roaming Radish box highlights a new cuisine every month and provides pantry staples, spices, and authentic recipes!

Lovers of the Outdoors

gift ideas for daughter in law who loves hiking

A variety of subscription boxes are designed for the DILs who love the great outdoors. If she’s got an impressive green thumb, select something special from our garden subscription boxes . We think that the top-rated Wild Woman Box makes a great gift for a daughter-in-law who loves hiking. Each month, she’ll receive items like wool socks, water filters, healthy snacks, and fire starters!

For Daughter-in-Law Gifts, Choose Cratejoy

Cratejoy takes pride in compiling the widest selection of thoughtful gifts from incredible companies. So go ahead: Show your DIL how much you care on a special day. No matter how often her subscription is delivered, the following gifts for a daughter-in-law will keep the celebration going!

Didn't see the perfect gift for your daughter-in-law? Find more gifts in our Gift Shop !