This post is sponsored by KitchenAidÆ. The opinions and text are all mine.
Why are Mother in Laws so difficult to shop for? I know I struggle every year to find something meaningful and useful at the same time! Today I’ve partnered with KitchenAidÆ and Walmart to share a few ideas that you can still get before the holidays!!
#1 KITCHEN UPGRADE
Let’s go ahead and start with the dream gift for anyone who likes to spend time in the kitchen, the KitchenAidÆ ArtisanÆ Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer! It is perfect for your mother-in- law, but really anyone on your list. I love to use mine for baking with the girls (cookies are a favorite in our house) but also for dinners using the KitchenAidÆ Food Grinder Stand Mixer Attachment (sold separately) to make meatballs. The Food Grinder uses the power of the Stand Mixer to create fresh recipes at home like making burgers, or even grinding nuts and chopping fruits and vegetables, the possibilities are endless! The KitchenAid Stand Mixer comes in 20 different colors so there’s an option to match every kitchen and it has 10 speeds to mix, knead and whip your ingredients thoroughly and quickly! Gather some family members and go in on this gift together – better yet include a few fun extra items to make a gift ‘basket’ out of it. A new cookbook, baking dish and ingredients from one of the recipes will be sure to make her day. My sister did this for my dad one year and it was so fun to unwrap all of the ingredients he needed to make one of the recipes, I’ve since copied the idea and it’s always a hit! You could also include one of the 10 different attachments available for the KitchenAid mixer to start their collection!
#2 ENTERTAINING READY
While most MIL’s probably have their entertaining essentials covered, there are always a few new things that you can add to the collection and have fun with! Think fun glasses, cloth napkins or a new cheese board. Add a nice bottle of wine or a fancy olive oil & vinegar set, and a house plant and you’re set! I love ideas like this that would virtually work for anyone who likes to entertain because you can always use more of these products even if you may already have 20 cloth napkins on hand.
#3 COZY NIGHT IN
Who doesn’t look forward to cozying up after the hustle & bustle of the holiday season? This idea is perfect for homebodies, but I really think most people look forward to staying in and relaxing in January. This throw blanket is so cute (comes in several colors), add a set of mugs (or wine glasses), an iTunes gift card to rent a movie and a gift card to one of their favorite local restaurants.