Newshub's definitive Christmas gift guide: Gifts for in-laws

With December underway and everyone beginning to panic about what to do buy their loved ones, do not fear! In this new series, Newshub has put together a definitive list of pressie ideas - from the budget to the bougie - to help you on your way.

Potentially the toughest of the bunch to buy for, in-laws can be hard to read at the best of times.

Here are some options to win you brownie points on Christmas, even if the way you make the pavlova isn't how your mother-in-law would do it.

Bread bin with inbuilt chopping board

Who doesn't love an all-in-one product, especially when it looks sleek, and has magnet thingies.

Your in-laws can keep their loaves of wholegrain fibrous loaf fresh in this bread bin by FourWalls. The lid also doubles-up as a chopping board and includes a knife, which is magnetised to the board. RRP $79.99

Newshub's definitive Christmas gift guide: Gifts for in-laws
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A SodaStream

Whether your mother-in-law is a fizzy water fan or not, she will surely get the same kick as the rest of us when offering her guests a choice of sparkling or still water. You just feel five times classier - something we can all get behind. The new very jazzy SodaStream Spirit in icy blue is A limited edition colour, something else she might get a kick out of telling people. They're also very low maintenance, and means she can make her own gin and tonics. A win all round.

The SodaStream Spirit Icy Blue RRP $159.99, but they vary in price up to the SodaStream Spirit One Touch RRP $279.99.

Newshub's definitive Christmas gift guide: Gifts for in-laws
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Giant gin glasses

They can then serve their fizzy water cocktails in these giant gin glasses that hold a large amount, (ie the perfect amount) of gin and tonic. This set of four balloon glasses are Rupoan crystal - fancy - but don't break the bank. They are also the perfect style for an aperol spritz, should your father-in-law be keen on showing off his ability to mix the drink of the moment. RRP$69.

Newshub's definitive Christmas gift guide: Gifts for in-laws
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A food box delivery subscription

This is a great way of helping the in-laws to cook every night, or even perhaps get them cooking something they may never have tried.  A food delivery box subscription is a great way of taking the pressure off both of you: You don't need to wrap anything or go anywhere, simply order it online as a gift. And they don't need to think about cooking seven nights a week for the year!

Newshub's definitive Christmas gift guide: Gifts for in-laws
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Another option is a cheese delivery subscription like this one.  If they're wine and cheese fans (who isn't?), it delivers a few different new cheeses each month to try. Both fun and delicious.

Capsule coffee machine

The gift of keeping caffeinated is one anyone would appreciate, especially if you're in-laws regularly look after your kids.

Capsule coffee machines are a great option for in-laws: they produce almost café  quality coffee without having to leave the house. Even in the year 2018, that's still pretty exciting. If you really want to splash out you could get them a Nespresso for around $1000, which pretty much serves it to you in bed. But if you're looking for something a little more budget friendly, there are some great DeLongie or Breville models for around the $300 mark. PriceMe has lots of options to compare.