How well you know your sister-in-law and the relationship you share with her should determine the gifts you choose for her. For some, she is a friend; for others, she's more a sister than an in-law. Knowing her tastes, interests and personality can help you come up with the most thoughtful gift for her.
If your sister-in-law entertains company frequently, consider a set of coasters. Choose photo coasters and add pictures of her nieces and nephews to lend the coasters a distinctive, personal touch. Choose materials and designs that complement or match her decor. Ornate, wooden or bamboo coasters complement an Asian-inspired decor, for example, while dark wood coasters with minimalist design are better suited for a contemporary space. Other gift options include a cocktail set, an embroidered tablecloth or runner, artistic candle holders and a set of wine glasses.
Find a gift that matches your sister-in-law's interests and hobbies. If she likes to take pictures, gift options include a camera, books on photography, an annual subscription to a photography magazine or passes to a photography exhibition in her city. Consider camera bags, a media storage device, a pocket-size projector, tripod or even a pair of photographer's gloves that leave the tip of the index finger open for operating the camera.
Spa gifts and bath accessories are great for pampering the women you appreciate. Give your sister-in-law a gift certificate to a renowned spa in her city or a luxurious home spa kit. Consider bath accessories such as a plush robe, an aromatherapy wrap, keepsake plaque candles, or a basket of bath and spa accessories.