Congrats are in order, because if you’re searching for what to get your boyfriend or girlfriend’s family for the holidays, your relationship is probably going pretty well.
While this is objectively good news, it’s enough to make any new partner feel a little nervous. After all, it’s hard enough to find perfect gifts for your S.O.’s parents when you’ve been dating for a while, but if you need a meeting the parents gift idea, those are even more difficult to come by.
Though you could always stock up on Target candles and call it a day, a meaningful first impression might require you to think outside the wick.
To help, we’ve gathered up 13 great gift ideas for your boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s family that are thoughtful, without being too personal. Take a look below:
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Matching jammies to wear around the fire.
Get comfortable with your partner’s family by literally getting comfortable with them. Snatch up
, and the whole crew will be thanking you for keeping them snug after that heavy holiday meal. Don’t forget a matching set for the family pet, too.
A board game to spice up the night.
A person can endure only so many awkward getting-to-know-you convos, but a group game can help break the ice in a fun way. Team up with your S.O.’s mom or dad for a round of
, let Grandma’s army capture Europe in a game of
, or see just how crazy your potential future in-laws are with a few rounds of
An old-fashioned cocktail kit (and a bottle of bourbon).
A relaxing bath and body set, for mom.
Give your S.O.’s mom the gift of self care with this
. With bath salts, bath oil, pillow spray and a creamy body butter, she’ll be begging her kid to bring you back next year.
A fancy agate cheese board.
Wooden cheese boards may be a fairly common gift, but
is not your average cheese board. Sparkly, colorful and downright gorgeous, these agate slices are conversation pieces in their own right. If you know your partner’s family loves to entertain, give this gift to score an invite to their next dinner party.
A personalized tea set.
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Every family has at least one fanatical tea lover, it’s almost fact. Ask your S.O. who fits the bill in his or her family, and get them
. Next time they enjoy a hot cuppa, they’ll think fondly of you.
An ugly sweater for the family dog.
There is no better “in” to a family than through their beloved family pet. Give their furry family member
to sport at holiday functions. After all, no human can resist the screech of joy that comes whenever we see animals in clothes.
A beard grooming kit, for the guys.
Your S.O.’s grandpa and uncle have probably been sporting their belly-length beards since before you were born. Show them how much you appreciate their patience and dedication to statement facial hair with
to replace their old one.
A personalized grill set.
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These mini portable speakers.
Whether they’re into Christmas music, metal, talk radio or podcasts,
will help get the holiday party started. It’s small enough for travel, and the perfect stocking stuffer for that hard-to-shop-for family member.
A chocolate and wine pairing set.
This one is simple. People love wine. People love chocolate.
, and you have the perfect gift for people you don’t really know.
A hype-worthy cookbook everyone will love.
A wireless charging pad, for the whole family.