12 Thoughtful Birthday Gifts Your Daughter-in-Law Will Love

Finding the perfect daughter-in-law birthday gifts just got a lot easier and more fun, thanks to Cratejoy. If you talk to your daughter-in-law or future daughter all the time, you probably have some gift ideas for her already, but you still need to make sure that whatever you buy is a great gift she’ll love — and one she doesn’t already have. And if you only see her on special occasions, you’ll want to find a thoughtful gift that shows that you care and think she’s a great addition to the family. Fortunately, you can find a birthday gift she’ll treasure again and again with a high-quality subscription box.

A Cratejoy subscription box makes a great daughter-in-law gift from a father- or mother-in-law for many reasons. It shows your thoughtfulness in wanting to give her a fun surprise and pick-me-up every month. Plus, when you see each other, the subscription box becomes a wonderful conversation starter, as you can talk about what she’s received in her latest gift box.

Cratejoy features an impressive variety of monthly boxes, making it simple for loved ones to find the best gifts, whether they want to send a treasured keepsake, a fun DIY project, some delicious treats, or beauty and self-care products that the birthday girl is sure to love. Read on to see some of our most popular birthday gift ideas for a daughter-in-law and why our subscribers love them.

1. Earspiration of the Month


Let’s face it — jewelry is often one of the best gift ideas. This daughter-in-law birthday gift, however, gives jewelry a fun twist by combining the thrill of new accessories with inspiration, motivation, and support. Subscribers receive a cute pair of new stud earrings every month along with a challenge card encouraging them to reach their goals and celebrate their successes. You can gift this box confidently, as the earrings feature high-quality materials like 14-karat rose gold plating or sterling silver. It’s a fun way to brighten her days and make her feel like the best daughter-in-law in the world.

Price: Starting at $15.00
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 5th and the 10th of the month

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2. 180° Box


If your longtime or new daughter-in-law loves self-care and mindfulness, and if you love a great bargain, this is the perfect birthday gift subscription box. Each box delivers high-quality wellness and lifestyle products such as healthy snacks, accessories, skincare items, home essentials, books, and other goodies, thoughtfully curated to encourage self-care and relaxation. Your daughter-in-law will love enjoying her new items and taking time to rejuvenate and be present in the moment. And with six to ten products in every box, this subscription service has a retail value of +$200, making it an incredible deal.

Price: Starting at $39.96
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. by the 5th of the month

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3. BluZen


No list of birthday gifts for daughters-in-law is complete without mentioning essential oils. This affordable subscription box delivers a new set of all-natural and vegan essential oils every month, letting your daughter-in-law try new scents and enjoy favorite ones. Subscribers take a scent recipient quiz, then receive a customized set of essential oils tailored to their preferences, including some holiday and seasonal selections, making this subscription box a truly unique gift. Featuring products that are non-GMO, free of synthetics, and not tested on animals, this subscription box is sure to delight any fan of essential oils.

Price: Starting at $9.99
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 11th of the month

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4. Poppy's Hobbies


If your daughter-in-law is an aspiring DIY diva, a beginning crafter, or someone who wishes she could make Pinterest-worthy projects, this unique gift will delight her. It’s a fantastic gift set for beginning crafters and people who want to put together their own cute and unique home accents without too much mess or stress. Every month, your daughter-in-law will receive a seasonal DIY craft kit, including all of the supplies and materials needed. The results are a pretty project that’s also pretty easy to make. Subscribers rave about the clear instructions and loveliness of the finished items.

Price: Starting at $38.00
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the 15th of the month

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5. Sudzly


Make a splash by sending this luxury bath product subscription box as a birthday gift to your daughter-in-law. Featuring organic and all-natural bath bombs, essential oils, soaps, and other bath and body products and spa items, all of which are handmade by artisans across the U.S., this premium subscription box makes a great gift for an eco-conscious birthday girl. It’s a smart way to show you care about her while providing her with a high-quality gift set that encourages self-care. Plus, it’s available at four different price points, so you’re sure to find a thoughtful gift that will delight the recipient every month while staying within your budget.

Price: Starting at $25.00
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. by the 4th of the month

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6. Coffee and a Classic


Is your daughter-in-law a devoted bookworm? Does she love curling up with a coffee mug and a great read? Then she’ll love this keepsake-filled subscription box from cover to cover. Your monthly birthday gift will deliver a new classic novel every month, along with a delicious beverage (her choice of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate), two bookish items, and a beautiful bookmark. Everything in the box, including the coffee mug, is themed to match that month’s book. Subscribers can even choose from the Classic Literature or the Children’s Classics book options. If the two of you love discussing books while sipping warm drinks in your coffee mugs, consider subscribing yourself to a box as well so you can chat about that month’s literature and goodies.

Price: Starting at $39.89
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the second week of the month

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7. Habitation Box


Hiring an interior designer to redecorate your daughter-in-law’s home might be out of your price range, but this fabulous subscription box is the next best gift idea. Every month, she’ll receive a box filled with high-quality home decor items like lanterns, candles, and seasonal decor, all curated by a professional interior designer, with four to six items in the regular box or seven to nine in the Elite box. The subscription box focuses on handmade, eco-friendly, and socially conscious products sourced from small businesses, and each item is selected to match a neutral palette that’s certain to look stunning in any home.

Price: Starting at $65.83
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st of the month

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8. Nail Shack


Filled with colorful and customized nail polish strips and other manicure goodies, this subscription box makes a great daughter-in-law gift for anyone who loves nail art and the look of a fresh manicure. Subscribers receive at least four full packs of nail polish strips every month that give them salon-quality nails at home, along with a nail file, cuticle pusher, and additional personalized touches. Each month’s box features new designs, and subscribers note that the stickers are easy to apply and look great. This subscription box makes a fun and unique birthday gift for your daughter-in-law or even granddaughter-in-law.

Price: Starting at $9.95 (kids’ version starting at $8.75)
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 10 business days for your first order and between the 10th and 25th of the month for subsequent boxes

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9. Vegancuts Monthly Beauty Box


Surprise your vegan daughter-in-law with a high-quality birthday gift filled with luxury beauty products she’s sure to adore. This top-rated and award-winning subscription box from a longstanding vegan company includes more than four deluxe and full-sized skincare items each month that are perfect for moisturizing and exfoliating. Your daughter-in-law will receive superb body care items that are vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and filled with nontoxic ingredients. It’s a delightful way for her to discover unique vegan beauty products and enjoy their moisturizing and cleansing capabilities while pampering herself.

Price: Starting at $23.95
Shipping: Ships worldwide to select countries from the U.S. by the 17th of the month (for orders placed before the 10th) or the 2nd of the following month (for orders placed after the 10th) for your first order and by the 17th of the month for subsequent boxes

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10. Fresh Baked Cookie Crate


Give the sweetest daughter-in-law birthday gifts ever this year, thanks to this delightful dessert-themed subscription box. It provides all of the ingredients for a delicious batch of gourmet cookies every month, plus some additional cookie-themed goodies. Subscribers love the unique cookie flavors and neat extra items in each award-winning themed box. If the birthday girl is a novice baker, hates a messy kitchen, or is usually short on time, this is an especially great gift — it’s filled with pre-measured high-quality ingredients and is basically mess-proof.

Price: Starting at $24.99
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. during the first week of the month, usually by the 7th

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11. Wicked Good Perfume


Send a scents-ational birthday gift to your perfume-loving daughter-in-law. This subscription box features clean consciously-crafted fragrances, handcrafted in small batches to maintain their high quality. Daughters-in-law who love clean beauty and makeup products will appreciate the fragrances’ responsibly sourced and sustainable ingredients and how each product is vegan, cruelty-free, and not tested on animals. Choose between the regular once-a-month box with one perfume and two to three bath and body items, or opt for the more economical box of one perfume oil roller delivered monthly.

Price: Starting at $13.25
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within one to three business days for your first order and between the 10th and 15th of the month for subsequent boxes

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12. Nettie's Craft Brownies - Assorted Brownie Bites


How sweet it is to have a birthday. Now you can treat your current or future daughter-in-law to a bite-sized celebration every month. The birthday girl will enjoy a delectable selection of brownie bites, each hand-cut and hand-dipped in chocolate. She’ll savor seasonal flavors as well as time-tested classics, all without having to lift a whisk or turn on the stove. It’s a fantastic treat that she’ll love enjoying by herself or sharing with friends and loved ones. This daughter-in-law birthday gift is one of the best gift ideas for chocolate and dessert fans who appreciate presents in good taste.

Price: Starting at $28.99
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. within five business days for your first order and around the same time every month for subsequent boxes

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