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Thinking up gift ideas for your son-in-law can be tricky, especially if you don’t see them that often. What do you get them? What do they actually need?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Having surveyed hundreds of sons-in-law from their early twenties and up, we’ve managed to get a pretty good idea of what they want.

From a new toolset to their own DIY brewery kit, whatever your budget, you’ll find plenty of gift ideas that they’ll love.

No matter if it’s their birthday, wedding anniversary or Christmas, discover the best gifts for son-in-laws below.

Best Gift Ideas For Son In Laws

1. Hot Sauce DIY Kit

diy hot sauce kit

For those self-confessed hot sauce lovers, tickle their taste buds by letting them make their very own hot sauce. Featuring an extensive kit of everything they need to create 20 bottles of hot sauce, this set comes with seven different peppers of varying strengths. Made in the USA and complete with instructions, if you’re lucky they might let you try some!

2. Men’s Stainless Steel Watch

mens stainless steel watch

If they don’t own a classic timepiece by now, then it’s time to make the change. Get them this stunning and timeless stainless steel quartz watch by Fossil. Available in a range of different colors, including stunning gradients, this watch will look great with any outfit without costing a fortune.

3. Espresso Machine

espresso machine gift

Give your son-in-law that extra boost in the morning by getting them their very own espresso machine. An excellent gift idea for anyone who spends too much money at Starbucks, this machine will save them a fortune. Easy to use, the machine can make up to four cups at a time, which is perfect for sharing with their significant other.

4. Beard Care Kit

beard care kit for son in law

For sons-in-law with bushy beards, ensure they remain groomed and tidy with this essential beard care kit. If they don’t take care of their beard already, then they will do with this! Including a double beard comb, beard care oil, styling balm, and beard scissors, this kit will leave any beard looking fresh.

5. Handy Toolset

toolset gift idea

What better way to wish your son-in-law a happy birthday or merry Christmas than with their very old handy toolset! Featuring over 148 different tools from hammers and plyers to wrenches and more, this portable toolbox is ideal for having around their house. The next something in their house or car breaks, they’ll have all the tools they need.

6. CraveBox Care Package

cravebox care package

What better way to treat your son-in-law than with a huge collection of candy and treats? Celebrate any occasion by gifting them 45 individual snacks they’re sure to enjoy. Featuring brands such as Laffy Taffy, Twizzlers, Airheads and Pringles, this is an excellent gift for anyone who’s hard to buy for.

7. Keychain Breathalyzer

keychain breathalyzer

Ensure they stay safe every time they go out for a drink with this handy keychain breathalyzer. Ideal for guys who like to go out for “one drink”, this breathalyzer can be used by anyone and will automatically calculate the time until their blood alcohol level reaches zero. Extremely portable, it can also be used in conjunction with any mobile device.

8. Breakfast Sandwich Maker

breakfast sandwich maker

Make sure your son-in-law starts the day right with this awesome breakfast sandwich maker. The quick and easy way to make a sandwich in just minutes, they can add eggs, cheese, bacon and more to make the perfect snack. Super portable and quick to clean, skipping breakfast will never be a problem again.

9. Men’s Necktie Collection

necktie collection gift set

Add a bit of style to their work attire with this essential necktie collection. Featuring six different neckties, each with a unique pattern and style, these are sure to look good with any suit or smart casual outfit. Presented in an awesome gift box, you can also choose from a range of different colors depending on their favorites.

10. Home Brewing Beer Kit

home brewing beer kit

For those sons-in-law who love a beer, why not give them the gift of being able to make their own with this complete home brewing kit. Featuring everything they need to make up to 1 gallon of beer, there are various types to pick from including pale ales, single hops and cider. If you’re lucky, they might let you try it!

11. Versace Eros Eau de Toilette Spray

versace eros fragrance

Ensure they smell fresh on every night out with this essential must-have fragrance for men. A unique and bold spray, this masculine fragrance contains several tones of amber, geranium flower and vanilla. The lower tones also contain woody extracts of cedarwood, oakmoss and vetyver. For anyone who’s into his fragrances, he’s sure to love this one.

12. Best Son-In-Law Tee

best son-in-law tee shirt

Remind him who the best son-in-law is with this hilarious Star Wars themed tee. The perfect gift for any Star Wars lover, this t-shirt is in the iconic Star Wars font that every fan will love. Available in two colors of black and blue, you can also choose from six different sizes.

13. Tennis Racket Set

tennis racket set

Ensure your son in law has the best tennis gear with this practical tennis racket set. A thoughtful tennis gift for him, this set includes two 27 inch tennis rackets, covers, control grip, and vibration dampers. Ideal for beginners and experienced players alike, they’re sure to put these to good use on the tennis court.

14. Death Wish Coffee

death wish coffee

Give them some of the most powerful wakeup juice ever with this supercharged bag of death wish coffee. USDA certified and Fairtrade, this dark roasted coffee is sure to wake them up in the morning. Almost double the strength of normal coffee, any cup of this will leave them feeling energized and ready to take on any day.

15. Home Putting Green

home putting green

Does your son-in-law need a bit of golf practice? Bring the putting green into their home with this fun and practical home putting green gift idea. 9 feet long and made from realistic grass material, this putting green comes with three cut out holes and a built-in sand trap. With this in their house, they’ll have no excuse not to practice!

16. Whiskey Stones & Glasses Set

whiskey stones glasses set

For the son-in-law that likes a glass of whiskey, they’re sure to appreciate this fantastic whiskey stones and glasses set. Including two glasses, eight whiskey stones and two coasters, they’ll be able to enjoy any drink in comfort. Presented in a nice wooden storage box with metal tongues, these are bound to be used regularly.

17. BBQ Grill Toolset

bbq grill toolset

Surprise any BBQ lover with their very own heavy-duty BBQ grill toolset. The ideal son-in-law gift for anyone who loves flipping burgers on the grill, this set has it all. Complete with a spatula, fork, tongs, skewers, grill brushes and more, they all fit nicely into this metal carrying case for easy storage.

18. JBL Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

jbl bluetooth speaker gift idea

What better way to listen to more audiobooks around the house than with this Bluetooth speaker. Fully waterproof with up to five hours of playtime, this speaker works with any Bluetooth device and can stream audiobooks and music in seconds. Available in six different colors from red to blue, this is sure to help them relax while sitting in the sun.

19. Burger Socks Set

burger socks set

Add something funny and unusual to their sock collection with these hilarious burger socks. Presented in their very own burger packaging and arranged just like a burger, any son-in-law is bound to find these funny. Super colorful and high quality, these socks definitely have the wow and WTF factor, making them the perfect gift.

20. Portable Charger Power Bank

portable charger power bank

For the guy who travels a lot for business or pleasure, this power bank is going to be their new favorite gadget. With a capacity of 25800mAh, this bank has enough power to charge an iPhone over 5 times on a full charge. With several USB slots on the side, it can charge multi devices at once making it the ultimate travel gift.

21. Fishing Tools Kit

fishing tools kit set

Whether they love fishing or they’re just starting out, this fishing tools kit will give them everything they need to make their life easier. Featuring fishing pliers and a fish lip gripper, which are perfect for removing hooks from fish, this toolkit will certainly make their fishing trips easier.

22. Beer Holster

beer holster for sons in law

For any guy who loves beers and guns, they’re sure to also love this beer holster. The perfect accessory for any BBQ or party, this holster can hold almost any regular beer bottle or can. Keep their hands free and their beer with them at all times thanks to this handy contraption.

23. Luxury Fleece Bathrobe

bathrobe gift for son in law

Upgrade their existing bathrobe with something much more luxurious. Made from polyester, this super soft fleece bathrobe is perfect for lounging around and relaxing in. Soft and fluffy, any guy will love wearing this around the house. Fully machine washable and complete with two front pockets, it’s sure to keep them warm whenever they wear it.

24. 100 Scratch Off Movies Poster

scratch off movies poster

An ideal gift for movie lovers of all ages, they’re sure to love this scratch off movie poster. Featuring 100 of the most iconic must-see movies, this poster will let them keep track of their to watch list. Every time they finish watching a movie, all they have to do is scratch the square and reveal the icon behind it.

25. Yoda Best Son-In-Law Mug

yoda best son-in-law mug

Remind them that they’re the best son-in-law with this cute but funny Yoda mug. A great gift for any Star Wars fan, this mug is both dishwasher and microwave safe meaning they can use it for practically anything. With a capacity of 15 ounces, they’ll definitely be using this every day to enjoy their morning coffee.

26. Wall Mounted Beer Bottle Opener

wall mounted beer bottle opener

Give them the power of being able to open a beer without making a mess. This wall mounted beer bottle opener is ideal for any home and comes complete with a magnetic cap catcher. Ideal for beer lovers of all ages, it’s super easy to install and can hold tens of beer caps without making a mess!

27. Beer Chiller Sticks

beer chiller sticks

Nobody likes a warm beer! Ensure their beer stays cool no matter how long they take to drink it with these must have beer chiller sticks. Simply keep the sticks in the freezer before use and then slide them into any beer bottle to keep beers cold for up to 45 minutes.

28. Son-In-Law Nutritional Facts Mug

nutritional facts mugs

Make them laugh by gifting them this hilarious nutritional facts mug. Let them know what they’re really made of with these truthful nutrients! Printed on both sides, this nutritional facts mug holds up to 11 ounces and is both fully microwave and dishwasher safe. An excellent addition to their existing collection, this is bound to be used regularly.


Beth Noll is a gift editor at Gift Observer. She loves shopping for friends and sharing her top gift recommendations on the blog. With 9 years of blogging experience, she's always up to date with the latest trends and best gift ideas.