Personal items such as photo albums, engraved jewelry or furniture are a few gift ideas for in-laws. Choosing a gift for an in-law can be challenging if the in-laws live far away from a family. It's hard to know what the in-laws may need or want most when there is no interaction with them on a regular basis.
It may be helpful to check with the in-laws and ask what items they may need or enjoy. Choosing a gift also depends on the occasion. If the gift is for a birthday, personal items, such as clothing or accessories, may be appreciated more than something like a household appliance. If there are grandchildren involved, it's always nice to give in-laws gifts made by the children.
Kids can draw pictures, create beaded jewelry pieces or come up with a craft project that the in-laws might like. Little charms on a necklace representing each young child in the family are popular with many grandparents. Charms can be store bought, or children can make personalized charms with drawings or photos.
Gifts don't always have to be material items. Giving the gift of spending time together or taking care of some of the in-law's cumbersome errands or chores are great ways to show love and appreciation.