It’s the most wonderful time of the year (besides the Super Bowl) and it’s time to figure out exactly what you should gift your parents this season. We’re here to help.
So what do you really get the people who raised you (or at least tried to)? And what do you really get your parents who already have everything? Great questions. I mean, we’re at a loss, but we’ve rounded up some really fun and unique ideas that any parent would want and will possibly even share with you (or just borrow it behind their back).
Besides figuring out what to get them, we’re usually at a loss on how much we should be spending. Experts claim that most people are spending anywhere between $70 – $100, depending on the closeness of the relationship. We, on the other hand, think that the dollar amount doesn’t matter and you should do what you’re able to do.
Some of our killer gift ideas are perfect options for parents who:
- Want to do things together (really?).
- Need a little “me time” especially during these recent times.
- Want to find ways to remain connected, especially when at a distance.
- Would love to be surrounded by beautiful memories.
Whether they’re younger parents, older folk, working, or retired, shop our picks for some of the best gifts for parents (so far) in 2021!
The Best Gift For Parents
The Customized Photo Heart Framed Wall Art
Starting at $29.00
You’ll be able to quickly and easily personalize and customize this really pretty framed print by uploading your own special photos right to Minted and it’ll create your custom heart-shaped print. A great choice for your parents to stroll down memory lane every time they pass it! Plus, choose the kind of frame you want (or choose no frame at all). This is one of their best-sellers of the year. Learn more here!
The Customized Life Choice
The ‘My Life Story…So Far’ Customized Book
What a great way for someone to detail out some of the most important parts of their life? This linen bound book as 106 pages and even allows for you to mount some of your most prized photos. Learn more here!
The Thoughtful Choice
The Long Distance ‘Thinking of You’ Touch Lamps
They’ll love how every time you’re thinking of them (or they’re thinking of you) when someone touches their lamp the other person’s lamp lights up, no matter where in the world they are. This one’s also a popular gift pick for your friends too! So cute. Learn more here!
The Coffee Loving Parents
The Mama Bear/Papa Bear Coffee Mugs
Because it’s really coffee that’s keeping them together (or at least keeping them from killing each other). Learn more here!
The Loving Choice
The Homesick “Love” Candle
Remind them how much their loved and basically how homesick you are all the time with this pretty scented candle from the super popular Homesick company. Learn more here!
The Learning Choice
The Online Masterclass Gift Subscription
This idea is so cool. Now they can take an online ‘Master Class’ with an actual expert! Even better, you can quickly and easily gift them this! They’ll get to choose from over 80 different classes (and experts) based on their interests. Check out a cooking course from Gordon Ramsay, James Patterson teaches writing, Steve Martin teaches comedy, and so much more. Learn more here!
The Cheap/Useful Choice
The iRoller Screen Cleaner
$19.95 (31% Off!)
If you’re not looking to spend a lot of money and want something that’s super useful, you can’t go wrong with the popular iRoller. It’s a reusable (liquid-free) screen cleaner for your electronics with screens (like smartphones, tablets, etc). It quickly and easily removes annoying fingerprints, smudges, smears, and more. And, when it’s time, this makes the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone in your family. Done and done! Learn more here!
The Nostalgic Choice
The Custom House Portrait
Starting at $38.00
This one is honestly so cool! All they/you have to do is upload of photo of their home and they’ll get a customized line drawing. They can even pick the option to have it framed. We love the idea of using either their existing home or perhaps the first place they ever lived together. Learn more here!
The Discovery Choice
The New Ancestry DNA ‘At Home’ Kit
Not only can you learn more about where you’re from, but now you can also learn about where your ancestors moved to, what their journey was, and how you fit in to that today! There’s now even an app that goes along with it. Plus, they’re having some great deals on different kits right now. Learn more here!
The Helpful Choice
The Tile Key & Phone Finder
$35.99 (40% Off!)
Waterproof and durable these (set of 2) tiles allow you to easily find your keys, your smartphone, or anything that you attach it to. You can even see it on a map where and when you left your prized belongings behind! It’s a real marriage saver since it’ll cut down on the fights over where the phone or remote control is. Learn more here!
The Clean Choice
The PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer
OMG please buy this! For real, everyone (and we mean everyone) needs this in their lives, especially with the year we’ve all been through. It’s the official smartphone sanitizer that gets rid of over 99% of all bacteria using a safe UV light. Did you know your phone is 18x dirtier than a toilet? A toilet! It’ll clean just about any size phone and you can even clean other things like your keys, credit cards, and more. Learn more here!
The Dog-Parent Choice
The Personalized Dog Parent Mugs
The Bucket List Choice
The ‘100 Things to Do’ Scratch Off Poster
This is like a bucket list they’ll want to hang up and tackle immediately! There are 100 really cool things for them to do and each time they complete one, they’ll scratch it off. #LifeGoals Learn more here!
The Popular Flowers Choice
The Bouqs Flower Delivery
Starting at $38.00
Sending them some of the most beautiful flowers ever will definitely put a smile on their face whenever they get delivered and, plus, you’ll totally lock in that you’re their favorite child. You can even upgrade to double or triple sized flowers for a super small fee. Learn more here!
The Cooking Parents
The Instant Pot Duo Plus
$68.03 (48% Off!)
Because they’ll be able to cook just about anything they want all in one pot. It’s a real miracle if you ask us. Simply cook soups, stews, chili, cake, eggs, sauté, use it as a slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, pressure cooker, steamer, and so much more! It’s one of the best selling kitchen appliances of last year and this year, especially when it was Prime Day. Learn more here!
The Smart Choice
The Amazon Smart Plug
It’s not only already one of the best-sellers of the year and a total must-have tech gift this season, but it’s super easy to use too! Now you can easily turn any room in your house to a smart home. Plug it in and use voice controls to say things like “Turn on the lights” or “Turn off the TV” and so much more. Learn more here.
The Loving Choice
The “You Are Loved” Tee
Simply stated, but a totally needed reminder that they really are loved. This super comfy tee comes in a variety of colors and styles for both men and women. Color options include navy blue, light yellow, light blue, black, light pink, heather grey, and more! Learn more here!
The Genius Choice
Peeps Eyeglasses & Sunglasses Cleaner
This is the eyeglass cleaner blowing up the internet! It doesn’t require cloth, wipes, or even spray! It easily wipes off oil, dirt, debris and more. Plus they come in a bunch of different color options too like red, green, blue, purple and more. Learn more here!
The Calming Choice
The Best-Selling Essential Oil Diffuser
This cool mist humidifier with essential oils with put your favorite parents in a totally calm and zen mood, so it’s perfect for them to turn on before your visit! On Amazon this currently has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and over 11,000 customer reviews. Pretty amazing. Learn more here!
The DIY Choice
The DIY Chocolate Truffles Kit
Now they can make a box of super delicious chocolate truffles right in their very own home with this pretty easy to follow kit. It It comes with just about everything they’d need! Learn more here!
The Back Massager Choice
The Magic Hands Neck & Back Massager
$151.50 (49% Off!)
Who couldn’t use a back or neck massage each and every day!? It’s super easy to use and feels so real that you’ll think someone is actually massaging you. Oprah is never wrong! Learn more here!
The Personalized Choice
The Personalized Cutting Board
This is one cutting board they’ll love to keep out in the open. You can get their names added or just something simple like “Mom and Dad” for example. Learn more here!
The Magical Parents Gift
Hers-and-His Inspired T-Shirts:
Mom’s are Magical (Unicorn)
The Papa Bear Tee for Dad
It’s a t-shirt for both of them. The first is for mom and says “Moms are Magical” with a super cute unicorn on it. It comes in a bunch of color options too like pink, grey, light blue and more. There’s also the t-shirt for dad that says “Papa Bear” in it with a cool bear. This one comes in a bunch of colors too. Get one for each of them!
The Genius Choice
The iRobot Braava Robot Mop (Yes, Mop!)
$179.99 (10% Off!)
At their age (or any age) do you really want them to have to bust their back by mopping?! This powerful little guy will mop and sweep tile floors, hardwood floors, and is perfect for your kitchen, bathroom, and other must-clean places too. Learn more here!
The Thoughtful Choice
The Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger Box
Now this is the coolest thing ever! All you do is simply gift someone this small ‘lovebox’ and whenever you use the app to send them a message the heart on the box will spin (alerting them that there’s a new message) and all they have to do is open the box to see the message you’ve just sent them! It’s the perfect way to let that special someone know you’ve been thinking of them. It’s like a new take on that famous ‘long distance touch lamp‘ that basically broke the internet last year! Learn more here!
The Memories Choice
The ‘Menus’ Book of Meals & Memories
$14.96 (25% Off!)
Because they’re shared so many meals and so many memories together (and an argument here and there). They’ll love filling this out and walking down memory lane. Plus, this made Oprah’s Favorite Things list so, well, trust. Learn more here!
The Cutest Choice
The Family Mug (with Names!) Gift Set
Starting at $30.00
The artwork will really capture each member of your family in a really cute way. Plus, each name can be added onto the mugs too! You can choose how many mugs you need based on how many members of your family you have. Learn more here!
The Popular Choice
The Crosley Radio Bluetooth Turntable Record Player
$79.88 (11% Off!)
Seriously, how cool is this record player!? It’s updated with a modern twist…bluetooth, so they can also play their favorite digital songs on this one too. All those old records they have stored in the basement can now be played again! We love this one in tweed, but it also comes in a bunch of other colors like black, blue, orange, red, pink, and more. See all color options here!
The Grateful Parents
Oprah’s ‘The Wisdom of Sundays: Life Changing Insights’
No products found. (51% Off!)
The perfect gift for anyone who needs a little “pick-me-up” from time to time. It provides short nuggets of insight and inspiration from Oprah and her friends on Super Soul Sunday. Every time they read a passage, they’ll think of you. Learn more here!
The Home Helper Choice
The Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum
Well they certainly don’t want to spend their time having to vacuum all those empty rooms in their house (ever since you left!). This magical robot vac can go for 90 minutes without needing to be charged again, grab the smallest of dirt particles (hello dust) and larger stuff (hello dropped cereal) and everything in between. Plus, it works on both hardwood floors and carpeting. They can even connect it to their WiFi and use it via their smartphone app. Sold! Learn more here!
The Binge Watching Choice
The Amazon Fire TV Stick Streaming Media Player
Now they can binge-watch all the shows they’re obsessing over. This one now has Alexa voice remote and over 10,000 channels, 500,000 movies and more. Learn more here!
The Tech Savvy Parents
The Nest ‘Smart Learning’ Thermostat
$223.76 (10% Off!)
They’ll save money on their heating and air-conditioning bills thanks to this 3rd generation smart thermostat from Nest. It’ll learn their living patterns and adjust accordingly. Plus, they can download the app and change the temperature from the comfort of their couch without ever having to get up. Or, if they’re really tech savvy, they can hook this up to Amazon Alexa and basically just shout commands at her until they get the desired temperature of their choice. Learn more here!
The Indoor Gardener Choice
The AeroGarden Harvest Elite 360 Home Garden
$99.97 (33% Off!)
Now they can grow their garden all year round right in the comfort of their own home! They can grow herbs, vegetables, flowers, and more. Plus, you can grow up to 6 plants all at the same time. Oh, and did we mention it’ll tell you when it needs water or nutrients? How easy, delicious, and just plain old awesome. Learn more here!
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