birth­day gifts

What to give son-in-law for his birthday?

Despite all the myths and anec­dotes about moth­er-in-law and son-in-law rela­tion­ships, these peo­ple can still get along very ll. Often, moth­ers of daugh­ters begin to love their son-in-law as their own son, so they want to please their loved one as much as pos­si­ble on their name day. In the arti­cle, will con­sid­er options for orig­i­nal gifts from the moth­er-in-law and give advice on choos­ing a “present”.

What to look for when choosing?

First of all, you should con­sid­er how much time the daugh­ter has in a rela­tion­ship with a loved one. If the cou­ple has been mar­ried for a long time, they have a strong fam­i­ly, choose some­thing wor­thy and expen­sive, because the per­son who makes your daugh­ter hap­py deserves the high­est appre­ci­a­tion and praise. If the young man is in the sta­tus of a future son-in-law, he can be pre­sent­ed with a sim­pler gift. Be sure to con­sult with your daugh­ter about the “present”, because she knows her husband’s tastes ll and will be able to sug­gest an orig­i­nal idea or eval­u­ate your pro­pos­al.

There is a cer­tain list of things that are not cus­tom­ary to give a son-in-law for his birth­day. Accord­ing to eti­quette, it is for­bid­den to present per­son­al hygiene and per­son­al care prod­ucts. Such a gift can be giv­en by a wife or broth­er, but not by a moth­er-in-law. In no case should you give gifts that can at least par­tial­ly hint to a per­son about his short­com­ings.

Even if your rela­tion­ship is strained, try to put your soul into the choice of “present”, because your daugh­ter will suf­fer the most from bad rela­tions beten the clos­est peo­ple. Choose a gift that your son-in-law will be delight­ed with, of course, focus­ing on your finan­cial capa­bil­i­ties.

Many women know how to knit beau­ti­ful items of cloth­ing with their own hands: saters, sleeve­less jack­ets, hats, socks … Hov­er, the son-in-law may not like the sater asso­ci­at­ed with love, and then he will find him­self in a very del­i­cate sit­u­a­tion. On the one hand, it’s ugly to offend your moth­er-in-law, and on the oth­er hand, you don’t want to ar an uncom­fort­able thing. The same goes for any kind of cloth­ing. - dona­tion is not rec­om­mend­ed. First­ly, you can mis­cal­cu­late with the size, and sec­ond­ly, choose the wrong mod­el. If you still want to please your son with a new thing, present a gift cer­tifi­cate to one of the cloth­ing stores.

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It is not rec­om­mend­ed to give gifts for the son-in-law’s birth­day that will be used by the cou­ple togeth­er. A man may think that the “present” was made for his daugh­ter, and not for him. There­fore, leave such gifts for your dding anniver­sary.

Often, the broth­er-in-law is also called the hus­band of the sis­ter. In this case, you should fol­low the same rules as when choos­ing a “present” for the sec­ond half of your daugh­ter.

Classic Gifts

This cat­e­go­ry includes uni­ver­sal “presents” that any man will be pleased to receive.


A clas­sic woolen or cash­mere scarf will keep your sis­ter’s hus­band or daugh­ter warm in the win­ter cold. You can choose a brand­ed acces­so­ry that will make the image fash­ion­able and mod­ern. Try to choose a scarf in this style, to match with out­er­ar.


A large wal­let, where, in addi­tion to mon­ey, you can put cards and doc­u­ments, will be a prac­ti­cal gift that a man will not part with. Gen­uine leather purse with a styl­ish design will please the son-in-law. Be sure to put a coin inside.

Dear Pen

A per­son­al­ized pen in gold or sil­ver in a mahogany case will be used fre­quent­ly by the son-in-law. “Present” is espe­cial­ly use­ful for those who often has to sign papers.


An expen­sive crazy watch with a steel case and a leather strap is a great choice for a busi­ness man. In stores you can find high-qual­i­ty repli­cas of famous brands that exact­ly resem­ble the orig­i­nal.


It is a mis­take to think that only women ar jel­ry. Many men will not refuse a beau­ti­ful gold ring with enam­el and a small stone. This prod­uct looks beau­ti­ful and expen­sive. You can buy a gold bracelet or chain for your daugh­ter’s hus­band. The orig­i­nal “present” will be cuf­flinks with per­son­al­ized engrav­ing or a tie pin.

If the chil­dren have been mar­ried for a long time and the man has estab­lished him­self as a respon­si­ble, reli­able and lov­ing head of the fam­i­ly, it will be a great hon­or for him to receive a fam­i­ly heir­loom that is passed down from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion through the male line. Sure­ly you or your hus­band has a gold ring, a pen­dant with a chain or a bracelet that was giv­en to you by your par­ents. Giv­ing your daughter’s hus­band a good and impor­tant “present” for the fam­i­ly, you there­by show your trust and max­i­mum dis­po­si­tion towards him.

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Car accessories

For a car enthu­si­ast, a new nav­i­ga­tor or DVR will be a won­der­ful gift. These are very nec­es­sary things that will nev­er be super­flu­ous. If pos­si­ble, give your son-in-law a set of new tires, he will be very grate­ful for such a prac­ti­cal “present”.

Barbecue set

Those who like to sit in a noisy com­pa­ny by the fire in nature will like the bar­be­cue set, which includes a bar­be­cue, a set for skers and a cou­ple of bags of coal. Hov­er, such a “present” is appro­pri­ate only if there is a dacha.

If your son-in-law loves bar­be­cue, give him an elec­tric bar­be­cue or elec­tric bar­be­cue for his birth­day.


Young peo­ple will def­i­nite­ly appre­ci­ate trendy phone acces­sories, such as wire­less head­phones. A wire­less mouse and key­board will suit a com­put­er gamer. If the son-in-law works a lot with a lap­top, give him a com­fort­able ergonom­ic chair in which he can relax. An excel­lent option would be vir­tu­al real­i­ty glass­es that will allow you to plunge into the game world.

If finances allow, present your daugh­ter’s hus­band with a game con­sole for her birth­day. Such a gift will delight any man.

business portfolio

A beau­ti­ful mod­ern brief­case made of gen­uine leather will be a great choice for a son-in-law who works in the office. It is rec­om­mend­ed to choose a mod­el with mul­ti­ple com­part­ments to allow doc­u­ments to be sep­a­rat­ed. Inter­nal pock­ets for small pieces of paper will also come in handy. Many brief­cas­es now have spe­cial com­part­ments for pens and oth­er sta­tionery. Pock­ets on the out­side would be help­ful too.

original “gifts”

It is not nec­es­sary to give clas­sic things. If you know your son-in-law ll, you can give him an orig­i­nal sur­prise that he will remem­ber for a long time.


Sky­div­ing cer­tifi­cate — for thrill-seek­ers. Men love to test their endurance and prove their courage. If the son-in-law is not afraid of heights, such a “present” will be to his lik­ing. A heli­copter or air­plane flight would also be an excel­lent option, espe­cial­ly if in child­hood the hus­band of a daugh­ter or sis­ter dreamed of becom­ing a pilot.

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An equal­ly orig­i­nal option would be a cer­tifi­cate for ATV rac­ing or kart­ing. Try­ing your­self as a rac­er is always inter­est­ing, and the feel­ing of sharp turns and high speed will be remem­bered for a long time. You can also give a cer­tifi­cate to an extreme dri­ving school, where a man will learn how to dri­ve his own car cool, but con­sult your daugh­ter about this “present”. There is a good chance that her hus­band will want to try his skills out­side the rac­ing area, which at the very least can lead to a large fine.

For tourism

A lover of out­door activ­i­ties, hik­ing and spend­ing the night in the fresh air will need trav­el kits. You can give your son-in-law a high-qual­i­ty tent or a new hik­ing bacweack for his birth­day. An excel­lent option would be a kit for a tourist with a flash­light, a knife, dish­es and oth­er items nec­es­sary for a hike.

A moun­tain lover will love a cer­tifi­cate for a climb­ing les­son.


A large chess­board with beau­ti­ful carv­ings will be a great choice for a lover of this sport. You can add a chess clock to the board.


If the son-in-law is fond of col­lect­ing coins and paper mon­ey, rare sil­ver coins or mon­ey will be an excel­lent gift option. They can be pur­chased at numis­mat­ic online stores.

If pos­si­ble, replen­ish your son’s col­lec­tion with a gold coin of the Russ­ian Empire with the pro­file of Nicholas II.

Sports match ticket

It is rare when a man is not fond of sports. Sure­ly the daugh­ter’s hus­band has his own pref­er­ences in foot­ball, bas­ket­ball or hock­ey. Give him two tick­ets to a game of his favorite team, which he would love to attend. You can com­ple­ment the “present” with acces­sories with the sym­bols and emblem of the team. Before buy­ing tick­ets be sure to check with your daugh­ter or, as if by chance, ask your son-in-law about his pref­er­ences, oth­er­wise, instead of a cool sur­prise, an unpleas­ant inci­dent may turn out.

For infor­ma­tion on what else you can give your son-in-law for his birth­day, see the next video.