Your parents have everything and want nothing. Helpful! Don’t sweat it, we’ve come up with some really fun and unique ideas they’ll actually appreciate and use! Imagine?
Whether it’s their birthday, their upcoming anniversary, or a major holiday – it’s time to figure out exactly what you should gift your parents this season. So don’t stress! 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 parent gifts (so far) in 2021!
The Best Parent Gift This Season
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.
Best for Showing Gratitude
The “Thanks” Scented Candle
For the Grateful
Because sometimes a simple “thanks” is all your parents need! This popular candle is hand-poured, will burn up to 80-hours, and has amazing scents of calming cucumber and zesty fresh lemon.
Best for the Forgetful (Like Us!)
The Apple AirTag
New from Apple, their super helpful AirTags will easily help them find things they may misplace like their keys, bags, remote control, wallet – you name it. They can use their phone or tablet to specify where their lost item is or even as Siri to do the work for them.
Best for Customization
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.
Best for Long Distance Parents
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.
Best for the Pizza Parents
The Ooni Pizza Oven
If they love pizza (and who doesn’t?!) they’ll love this top selling outdoor pizza oven from Ooni. The “Fyra” wood pellet pizza oven can cook your own pizza in just 60 seconds. It’s portable – weighing in at only 22 lbs – and heats up to 950-degrees in less than 15 minutes. Get ready for some of the best pizza they’ve ever had.
Best for Coffee Lovers
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).
Best for Experience Gifts
The Tinggly “Fun Together” Gift Card
One of our new favorites of the year, this Fun Together package from Tinggly allows them to choose from over 200 different amazing experiences in over 100 different countries. So whether they’re planning a trip (they can bring this along) or are staying closer to home they can enjoy some fun together.
Best for the Online Learner
The Online Masterclass Gift Subscription
This idea is so cool. Now they can take an online ‘Master Class’ with an actual expert/celebrity! 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.
Best for Puzzle Making Parents
The Michael Storrings 1000 Piece Puzzle
Thanks to all things pandemic, puzzles are more popular than ever before! It’s a great way to destress, keep your mind sharp, and get off your devices for a bit! This 1,000 piece puzzle of London is challenging, yet super fun to do.
Best for Retro Music Lovers
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!
Best for Personalization
The Custom Star Map
How amazing is this?! Enter in an important date to them (like their anniversary) and you’ll receive an astronomer view of exactly what the stars in the sky looked like that night. You can even have their names added to it. So cool!
Best for Family History Seekers
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.
Best for Sweet Tooth Fans
The Magnolia Bakery Cupcake Set
Now they can get the most famous cupcakes from NYC delivered right to their door from the geniuses at Goldbelly. If sweets aren’t there thing, you can even choose from some of the most famous restaurants in the US and Goldbelly will safely and carefully deliver it. Check out things like lobster rolls from Maine, BBQ ribs from Texas, bagels from NYC, and so much more.
Best for Germ Freaks
The PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer
$54.95 (8% Off!)
If there was ever a time to help keep all of your stuff (especially your phone) germ-free, well, now is the time! The latest from Phonesoap, this phone sanitizer will help get rid of more than 99% of all bacteria using a safe UV light. It’ll clean just about any size phone and you can even clean other things like your keys, credit cards, and more.
Best for Dog Parents
The Personalized Dog Parent Mugs
Best for the Tea Sippers
The “Tea By Mood” Gift Set
If they love their tea they’ll love the variety of this really innovative set that allows them to choose their tea by the mood they’re in that day or the mood they’d like to be in. It comes with 40 teas and includes focuses like: energize, sleep, balance, inspiration, and more.
Best for the Bucket List Folks
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
Best for Flower Fans
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. From the super popular Bouqs Company, you can even upgrade to double or triple sized flowers for a super small fee.
Best for the Smart Parent
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.
Best for Positive Messaging
The “You Are Loved” or “You Are Enough” Tee
Simply stated, but a totally needed reminder that they really are loved and enough. 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!
Best for Taking it Easy
The Best-Selling Essential Oil Diffuser
This cool mist humidifier with essential oils with put your favorite parent 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.
Best for the Magical Parent
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!
Best for Loving Reminders
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!
Best for the Grateful Folks
Oprah’s ‘The Wisdom of Sundays: Life Changing Insights’
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.
Best for Movie Night
The Original Microwave Popcorn Popper
$10.39 (20% Off!)
A great way for them to make fresh popcorn at home without having to drag out that old clanky machine and pour in a ton of oil. This popular pick allows you to simply pour in the kernels and toss it in the microwave. There’s even a slot on the top to place a pad of butter so that it evenly melts right in.
Best for the Clean Freaks
The Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum
$179.99 (40% Off!)
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!
Best for the Binge Watchers
The Amazon Fire TV Stick Streaming Media Player
$24.99 (50% Off!)
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.
Best for the Indoor Gardener
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.
Best for the Anxious Folks
The Weighted Blanket
Weighted blankets are where it’s at this year! And this is mainly because they actually work. Their claim to fame is how they may help reduce minor anxiety, may help you sleep better, and basically just chill the heck out! Choose from all different weights, colors, and styles.
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