Best Gifts to Give Your Daughter-in-Law

Now that your child has found someone special to experience life's beautiful adventures with, you want a gift that shows your daughter-in-law (or future daughter-in-law) just how excited you are to have her as part of the family! While materialistic items are nice, some of the best gifts come down to building precious memories that last a lifetime. Gift your DIL a subscription box that delivers unique experiences that she can enjoy right at home with those who warm her heart. Gifts like these are especially great because they don’t have to end when the wrapping paper comes off.

Cratejoy's gift guide includes both monthly subscription services and one-time gift boxes that she can craft, sip, and enjoy as she winds down after a day of wedding planning or use to decorate her home once the new year arrives. With subscription boxes from date-night games to self-care gift boxes, each box is tailored to deliver a unique unboxing experience like no other! The plus side – it'll mean a lot to her that her mother-in-law supports her unique hobbies and takes her interests to heart.

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

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When looking through the gift box options Cratejoy offers, you’ll see there is no one-box-fits-all mentality here. Rather, we love to curate subscription services and one-time gifts that are tailored to the person who receives them.

For the Foodie in Your Life.

Give your daughter-in-law who loves going out to eat a date night in her own home! While planning and cooking an extravagant dinner for two can be overwhelming and stressful, our foodie-focused subscription boxes pair the joy of a home-cooked meal with the ease of dining out. Some, such as the American Cocktail Club, will turn her home into a mixologist’s dream, while others, such as Bake Eat Love’s Original Monthly Baking Kit, provide DIY gourmet dessert experiences.

For Your Daughter-in-Law who Loves to Hike.

Does your daughter-in-law love adventure and the outdoors? If so, we have a variety of subscription boxes that will encourage her to get outside. Many, including the Wild Woman Box, are focused specifically on her needs outside, providing clothes and ideas to prep for your nature-walks. Some are more tailored to specific needs. For example, the Jerky Snob box is perfect for women who are often taking longer hikes, and therefore need to have calorie-dense foods on hand at any time.

For the Woman you Know who Needs a Little Extra Self-Care this Season.

Self-care may be a buzzword these days, but for good reason. Most women in our lives could use a chance to engage in some quality R&R, away from the stresses of work and kids. Whether your daughter-in-law would prefer bath bombs, skincare products, lifestyle goodies, or aromatherapy sets, we’ve got you covered.


The Adults & Crafts Crate

From $32.00 per box
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Instead of purchasing a housewarming gift, inspire the newlyweds to build and craft adorable keepsakes together! The Adults & Crafts Crate comes with all the tools and materials they need to make unique and practical projects like epoxy resin coasters, holiday-inspired themed candles, and a wooden wine caddy with wine glass holders. This monthly subscription box makes for a great gift for an artsy duo looking to spend more quality time with one another.

Shipping: Normally ships around the 25th of each month. However, if you need a kit by a certain date (i.e birthday), you can message them to change the shipment date.

Why Subscribers Love It: “I loved this project. The wreath came out perfect. The directions were awesome. Can't wait for my next box.” – Lori R.


TheraBox | Self Care Box

From $35.00 per box
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After a long day, slipping into a relaxing warm bath with scented bath bombs sounds like the perfect at-home getaway. Make this dream come true with the ultimate self-care and skincare goodie box from TheraBox. Unboxing each monthly subscription is like welcoming a best friend with a delivery of 6 to8 bath and body products, lifestyle goodies, aromatherapy items, and happiness activities to help decrease stress and increase joy. Whether you're looking for a bridal shower gift or a holiday present, give your daughter-in-law the key to her personal oasis she can enjoy right at home.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 24th to 29th of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “I received my first TheraBox and I LOVE it! It’s got all the essentials to help you relax and get your mind flowing with positive vibes. Can’t wait to receive my next one! 😍” – Tiara W.


Wild Woman Box

From $39.33 per box
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If your new daughter-in-law has an active lifestyle or loves the outdoors, she’ll enjoy unboxing a subscription from Wild Woman. During her next date with nature, give her a kit that includes everything she needs to explore the trails, go hiking, or camping. With a variety of handpicked items like natural body products, tumblers, stainless steel tools, outdoor gear, and snacks, she'll be fueled and ready to take on any adventure.

Shipping: Ships on the 5th of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “I am an avid hiker/backpacker and I love these boxes and have found every item to be useful and of good quality. I look forward to this box every month and am amazed at the variety of things that I have never tried or even thought of. Everything from shipping to payment to quality is amazing 🙂” – Michelle M.


The Deadbolt Mystery Society Monthly Box

From $23.67 per box
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If your DIL is a true-crime lover or constantly listening to murder mystery podcasts, she’ll love a subscription to the Deadbolt Mystery Society. This mystery game includes original and compelling mysteries, immersive scenarios, and intriguing characters that will keep her guessing, “WHO DID IT?” Play with up to four people or go on a solo adventure with stand-alone stories that will keep her at the edge of her seat and will put her mind to the test!

Shipping: Subscriptions are taken from the first day of the month through the last day of the month at 6 pm CST. Boxes ship to subscribers the first week of the following month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Deadbolt not only has an amazing product with great puzzles, in-depth stories, and interactive components, but they have top-notch customer service as well as being extremely interactive with their audience. You're not just buying a mystery box with Deadbolt Mystery Society, you are getting a fully interactive experience! Screw the 5-star rating system, these people deserve the whole galaxy!!! They are amazing!” – Apryl C.


American Cocktail Club

From $38.99 per box
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If she's one to love a tasty craft cocktail or enjoys hosting holiday dinner parties, this personalized gift will give her that extra hand! The American Cocktail Club includes everything you need to make four servings of a refreshing and seasonal beverage. With two subscription options – the Everything Box and Everything But the Booze Box – she'll have everything she needs from natural juice blends, garnishes, and syrups to set up her home bar. This also makes for the perfect anniversary gift that she can toast with her partner when that special day comes.

Shipping: Orders are shipped the third week of each month. Order your box before the 20th of the month to receive this month's box.

Why Subscribers Love It: “I love all the concoctions & recipes that come with the box. If you love making cocktails at home you'll definitely enjoy this box!” – Ryan J.


Date Night Box Subscription

From $20.00 per box
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Send the newlyweds a thoughtful gift they can enjoy together during a quiet date night at home. No matter how long they've been together, there's still plenty to learn about one another and stories to share. Make date night into a monthly activity with a box from Crated with Love, a subscription service that comes with four to five challenges and activities to strengthen any bond. Solve a mystery together or pretend to be stranded on a tropical island with these games that make for memorable date nights.

Shipping: All orders placed from the 1st through the 14th will ship on the 15th. All orders placed from the 15th through the end of the month are shipped out on the 1st.

Why Subscribers Love It: “These boxes are well thought out and so much fun. As parents with two young daughters (1.5 and 3.5), it's really hard to have date nights. We've really enjoyed being able to go up our bedroom and sit on the floor together and enjoy these together.” – Mika I.


Sips by Box - Personalized Tea Discovery

From $15.00 per box
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If you have a tea-loving DIL, she’ll appreciate this delicious gift box that comes with a variety of tea blends she can brew and enjoy. Whether she's unwinding from her bridal shower or wanting some "me time" between wedding planning, Sips by Box works with 150 global tea brands to bring the perfect brew that is hand-selected based on her taste preference. Choose loose-leaf, bagged teas, or a mix of both with caffeine or caffeine-free options.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. Your box will ship within 2 weeks of your order date. Order by the 11th of each month to get the current box.

Why Subscribers Love It: “This is so awesome! I love how customized it is so that you can get exactly what you like but with still surprise! I have been wanting to try more low-no caffeine tea and they were able to put together the perfect mix. Love this!” – Julianna J.


Monthly Baking Kit - Learn to Bake Like a Pro

From $36.50 per box
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Some of the warmest memories are made right in the kitchen. Let your daughter-in-law express her love for baking with an all-inclusive gourmet dessert box. Each gift set comes with pre-measured dry and specialty ingredients to make 12 to20 delicious treats, a new kitchen tool, and a video tutorial that will walk her step-by-step to bake up delicious goods like gluten-free red velvet lava cakes, snow globe sugar cookies, and french macarons. Bond with your DIL and share stories about her new family tree or embarrassing childhood memories of her spouse while making warm goodies together.

Shipping: Kits ship between the 21st and the 24th of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “I’ve had 3 shipments of this box and the recipes were delicious. Easy to follow directions for me, but I do have a lot of baking experience. I recommend this box for anyone who loves to bake!” – Eric F.


Jerky Snob

From $15.49 per box
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As the saying goes, "a happy wife is a happy life." A happy wife also means one that does not go too long being hungry. Keep the cabinets stocked with the best jerky treats from Jerky Snob. If she's an athlete by trade or just loves a good protein-fueled snack, you can never go wrong with a good supply of artisan jerkies that come in unique flavors like smokey barbecue, smoking maple, or spicy teriyaki. Choose between a 4-ounce, half-pound, or a single-pound subscription. There is no MSG and no nitrates in any of the jerky products featured in this subscription.

Shipping: First box ships within 2 business days of your order, and the following boxes ship the 15-18th of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Tasty fun my husband really enjoys. This is a great investment because jerky is a must-have in our pantry. The whole family wants to snack on these. May have to order larger quantities!” – Laurie K.


Nail Shack Pack

From $13.25 per box
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Treat your daughter-in-law to a DIY easy-to-apply nail kit with a monthly box from Nail Shack. This budget-friendly pack is perfect for those who love giving their nails some tender love and care while staying at home and while watching a movie. Each pack includes four full sets of high-quality nail polish strips in different patterns and prints, plus a nail file, and a cuticle pusher! There's also a mommy and me nail shack pack if she has a mini-me as stylish as her.

Shipping: Monthly Nail Shack packs will be shipped on the 25th of each month; however, the box will ship by December 10 in time for the holiday season.

Why Subscribers Love It: “I heard about this box from my favorite YouTuber, Abbadabbs. I have wanted to subscribe forever because of her and finally did and I am so happy! Such a great value for what you get and the options are all so great. Easy to apply and last longer than dashing divas which is the brand I usually use. Will definitely be renewing my subscription once my 3-month prepaid is up. Thinking of getting the kids box for my daughter too she said she loved my nails!” — Jessica O.


Smartass & Sass *SHIRT-ONLY* Subscription

From $17.95 per box
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Daughter-in-law gifts don't always have to be heartwarming and sentimental – they can also be witty and humorous! If she's one to laugh at your husband's dad jokes or loves a good snarky pop culture reference, then get her a box that is as sassy and hip as her! Each box from Smartass and Sass includes eight to nine cheeky and trending items like candles, car coasters, bath salts, and utensils that she can use in her home office or out running errands.

Shipping: Shirts ship on the 18th of every month you subscribe. Order by the 12th to receive this month’s box.

Why Subscribers Love It: “good first impression and I'm already psyched to get my second helping from them. Thanks guys! Such love!” – Courtney R.


My Essential Oils Pair Box

From $32.31 per box
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Nothing eases the mind, body, and spirit from a long day than refreshing essential oils that relax the tired body. Whether she's recovering from her eventful wedding day or getting ready to unwind from the holidays, these Ayurvedic oils provide natural healing properties that will soothe and boost tired moods. Each bundle box includes a 30-day supply of My Healthy Body Supplement Kit and an oil roller that is small enough to keep in her makeup bag.

Shipping: Your box will ship 2 to 3 days after the order is placed, and all additional boxes will ship on the same day each following month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “I am so grateful for this box!! Wow! After a lifetime of irregular digestion, gut issues, and chronic stress, I was amazed at how quickly my body adapted and regulated with the My Digestion Packs. In less than a week of taking these packs daily, I finally had normal digestion. So grateful. Zero discomfort and I actually have more energy throughout the day!” – Carolyn H.