Shop No More: 6 Impressive Gift Ideas for Your Son-in-LawShawn
For all of the surface-level stereotypes and jokes about “the in-laws,” the truth is that most families are more than willing to embrace and extend their deepest love to the man who marries their daughter. There’s something special and uniquely human about our ability to extend familial bonds to those who aren’t blood, which is part of why it’s somewhat disappointing that “in-law” comes with so much baggage in our culture. Alas, because of that baggage, it is probably even more important to make sure your daughter’s husband feels fully welcomed into the tribe. Occasions such as his birthday and Christmas make perfect times to maximize that assurance.
But what do you get for your son-in-law? Much will of course depend on the individual himself. How old is he? What kinds of things is he interested in? Is he sports-oriented, or is he more of a techy type? You can pinpoint the perfect gift by delving deep into these questions (perhaps with a little help from your daughter). To get you started down the road of inspiration, however, we’ve collected some of our favorite gift ideas for the son-in-law. Any one of these gifts can be a home run…or they can be the spark that lights your imaginative fire. Read on, and see what you think!
When it comes to useful and practical gifts for a man, it’s hard to beat a classic wallet. Even in the age of smartphones, there’s no substitute for a wallet that can hold your credit cards, driver’s license, photographs, and any loose slips of paper you might collect along the way. Seriously – maybe we’re disorganized, but some of our most valuable information can be found on those random slips! If your son-in-law is still using a wallet he got during the early years of the Obama administration, it’s time for an upgrade. This personalized wallet will make for the perfect upgrade and will be a wonderfully received gift.
Custom Photo Mouse Pad
We know that many people have moved beyond the mouse pad, and today they associate the use of a mouse with those lumbering desktop computers of yesteryear. Well, here’s a secret: those desktop computers aren’t quite as obsolete as you thought… furthermore, many who exclusively work on a laptop cannot do without using a mouse. We know this because we’re a part of the crew! We LOATHE working on our laptops with only the built-in touchpad, and we know that millions (or at least hundreds) of people agree with us. If your son-in-law is among them, he’ll love this customized mouse pad – use whatever photo or text you want!
Portable Bluetooth Speaker
There’s nothing like music to get the party started, even if it’s a party of one. In the old days, you needed giant, three-foot speakers to achieve a quality sound experience in your home. These days, one of these portable Bluetooth speakers can provide as much low-end and searing mids as you could ever want out of your music. The best part is that you can take one of these bad boys anywhere – to the backyard, out by the pool, or even on vacation with you. If your son-in-law likes to pump the jams, he’ll go nuts for a great portable speaker. You can find great models on sale from tech companies like JBL, Sony, and Bose.
Dad & Me Photo Holder
“Name a more iconic duo… I’ll wait.” That’s the text on this meaningful photo frame, to which can (obviously) be added a picture of your son-in-law and your adorable grandchild. This frame doesn’t necessarily make sense unless you have grandchildren, of course, but if you do – this is the one we’d pick. In a heartbeat. Not only does it perfectly express your love for your extended family, it will surely hit your son-in-law right in the feels. Six different designs are available on this frame, so you can customize it to your liking. An emotionally thoughtful gift that will surely brighten your son-in-law’s day.
Whether your son-in-law is a big fan of hosting friends and family at his house or his wife has been complaining about how much room his beer takes up in the refrigerator, he’ll definitely appreciate a second, dedicated fridge. These little guys are perfect for a garage, a game room, or anywhere else where quick, accessible beer is of the utmost importance. No one wants to drag a warm six-pack in from the pantry and wait hours until the drinks are cold enough to enjoy. That’s no fun at all. And when you have a beer fridge on the premises, you no longer have to endure that disgraceful and embarrassing ordeal. Set your son-in-law up in style with a quality model from a manufacturer such as EdgeStar, NewAir, or Frigidaire.
Monogrammed in Shield Pint Beer Glass
With all of the beer he will be storing in that brand-new refrigerator, he’ll need something classy to drink it out of. Sure, there’s nothing wrong with going “straight from the bottle” occasionally, but when you really want to make the most of your lager-drinking session, you need a nice glass to pour your suds into. Why not set the table with a personalized glass that he’ll always reach for when he’s ready to have a cold one at the end of the day? This glass is ridiculously stylish, and you can add his monogram to the handsome shield in the center. Even if your son-in-law isn’t disposed to having a beer all that frequently, he’ll surely reach for this monogrammed pint glass whenever he wants a drink, be it water, soda, or anything else.