It’s the most wonderful time of the year (beside 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 question. 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). Some of these killer gift ideas are perfect options for parents who want to do things together (really?) while others are perfect for the parent who wants to go it alone and have a little “me” time to themselves. Whether they’re younger parents, older folk, working, or retired, shop our picks for some of the best gifts for parents (so far) this year.
The ‘My Life Story…So Far’ Customized Book – Buy It Here
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.
The Custom House Portrait – Buy It Here
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!
LAST MINUTE ALERT (Same Day Delivery): The Amazon Prime Membership – Buy It Here
Just in case they don’t already have Amazon Prime (what are they thinking?!), you can now gift it directly to them! Choose from either a 3 month subscription or a 12 month subscription where they can now get free 2-day shipping on over 100 million products (yes, really). Plus, they’ll be able to stream millions of songs, watch thousands of movies and tv shows and so much more. You can even choose which day you want them to receive the email letting them know they’ve just been gifted with this Amazon Prime subscription! Learn more here.
The ‘Relative Insanity’ Party Game About Crazy Relatives – Buy It Here
This one is so fun and it’s also the one that they’ve been playing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon! It’ll be a fun gift for them and something everyone will want to play together during the holidays. It’s almost like Cards Against Humanity, but a ‘fill in the blank’ based on the crazy members of your family!
The Musical Parents Gift: Bose Revolve Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker – Buy It Here
Because they’re going to love bring the party with them! Bose is perhaps one of the best sounding speaker brands on the market and this little portable guy sounds amazing, is wireless, bluetooth enabled, and water resistant. Bring it to the beach, the pool, the shower, you name it.
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The Long Distance ‘Thinking of You’ Touch Lamps – Buy It Here
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. So cute!
The Matching Relaxing ‘Rents: The Most Comfy Bathrobes Ever – Buy It Here
For real, this is one of the most comfortable bathrobes we’ve ever had the privilege of wearing. It’s from that company, Parachute, that everyone has been buzzing about all year. Their bathrobes are super plush and have a really comfortable shawl collar. Now you can get them matching robes of the same color of choose a color specific to their personality. Our favorite is this one in ‘mineral’ but it also comes in stone grey and classic white too. Check out the color options here.
The Online Masterclass Gift Subscription – Buy It Here
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 45 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 Chicago Metallic Professional Lasagna Trio Plan – Buy It Here
It’s the trio pan everyone has been buzzing about! Not only can you use it to make three entirely different lasagna recipes, but you can even use it to make different things like breads, cakes, and more. Finally they please just about everyone in the family based on all their (never ending) dietary needs.
The New Ancestry DNA ‘At Home’ Kit – Buy It Here
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!
The Electric Car Blanket (Heated) in Black & White – Buy It Here
The perfect idea for those of us who still don’t have heated seats! Simply plug this lightweight (and super cozy) fleece blanket into any car or truck cigarette lighter (or adapter) and it’ll heat up quickly to keep you warm until you decide to unplug it. This car blanket also comes in buffalo check red/black, green, and navy blue. See more colors here!
The Supportive Parents Gift: Hers-and-His Inspired T-Shirts:
Mom’s are Magical (Unicorn) – Buy It Here
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The Papa Bear Tee for Dad – Buy It Here
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 Bose ‘Noise Masking’ Sleep Buds – Buy It Here
Ok so we are obsessed with these! They may look like wireless earbuds, but they’re actually wireless sleepbuds. They’ll mask unwanted sounds while you sleep (like snoring, noisy neighbors, outside noises, and more). They actually play pre-loaded soothing sounds to help you sleep (and stay asleep) and the best part is that they’re comfortable, will stay in your ears even if you’re a side-sleeper, and they’re from Bose so you know the quality is amazing. Learn more here!
The Parents Who Sleep In: Parachute ‘Percale Venice’ Comfy Sheet Set – Buy It Here
Because they deserve to sleep in and be uber-comfortable at the same time. These sheet sets come in a variety of cool colors like slate blue, grey, white, light blue and more. See more of the best reviewed sheets (so far) this year!
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The Cooking Parents (Who Don’t Have Time): The Instant Pot Duo Plus – Buy It Here
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. You can’t go wrong!
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The Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger Box – Buy It Here
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!
The Lane & Mae ‘Chunky’ Merino Wool Throw Blanket in Grey – Buy It Here
Now this is the kind of blanket you can wrap yourself up in and nap the entire weekend away! It’s made from 100% merino wool, is super chunky and snuggly, and comes in a variety of really nice colors like blue, light pink, light brown, silver grey, and a bright morning blue. See more colors here!
UGG Slippers for Both – Buy His Here / Buy Hers Here
You can’t go wrong with UGG (yes, we’re still obsessed), especially when it comes to cozy slippers. The outside of both pairs are durable suede and the inside is super comfy and will keep their feet warm. Both come in a variety of other colors too!
The SMEG ‘Retro 50’s’ Style 4-Slice Toaster – Buy It Here
They’ll totally love this retro 50’s-inspired toaster that not only works great, but looks great too!
The ‘Menus’ Book of Meals & Memories – Buy It Here
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.
The Family Mug (with Names!) Gift Set – Buy It Here
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.
The All-Season Super Comfy Down Comforter – Buy It Here
This is one of our favorite down comforters ever! You can choose from lightweight or all-season and have one of the best sleeps of your life (we’re bias since we have one). Plus, it currently has 5 stars and over 1,100 reviews! Check it out here!
The USB Heated Mousepad – Buy It Here
Because they’re always cold and because this USB heated mousepad is actually blowing up the internet right now and, well, we’re here for it.
The ‘100 Things to Do’ Scratch Off Poster – Buy It Here
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
The Wooden Eyeglasses Holder – Buy It Here
Now they don’t have to keep wondering where they put their glasses last! This one is hand-carved and actually pretty cheap!
For the Cooking Parents: The GoWise Air Fryer in Red – Buy It Here
You’ve been trying to tell them to eat healthy for a while and, well, this can help with that. Everyone is talking about air fryers these days (a healthier alternative to actual frying) and this is one of the best-sellers of the year. Plus, we love it in red! They can make air fried chicken, french fries, desserts, and so much more! It also comes in black too!
The Crosley Radio Bluetooth Turntable Record Player – Buy It Here
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 S’well Woodgrain Bar Set – Buy It Here
Finally a bar set that isn’t rose gold or glittery! Not that there’s anything wrong with that. This one comes as a really classic woodgrain finish they’ll proudly want to display. It also comes with an 18-ounce cocktail shaker and strainer, a jigger and two tumblers. Score!
The Nespresso Lattissima One Espresso/Latte Maker – Buy It Here
Now they can quickly make their favorite coffee latte or espresso in just 40 seconds! It even has a milk frother so they can make it just like they would get it in the coffee shop (we’re looking at you, Starbucks), but for such a cheaper overall price. They can now add ‘barista’ to their resume.
The Kitchen Essentials Herb Planters – Buy It Here
No real green-thumb required!
The Stay-in-Touch Parents: The New Amazon Echo Show (2nd Generation) – Buy It Here
The latest from Amazon (genuflect). Introducing the second generation “Echo Show.” It has all the magic of the regular echo, but this one “shows” you things instead of just robotically telling you. A “must-have” this season. It’s way more advanced than the original, not only because it has a crystal clear 10-inch HD screen, but also because it has killer premium Dolby sound! Because they want to see you when they talk to you and they’ll get a kick out of seeing what Alexa has to say. It’ll make them feel like The Jetsons. This one also comes in a cool white color option too. See color options here!
The ‘We Take the Cake’ Bundt Cake (Choose Your Favorite) Delivered – Buy It Here
Let’s be honest, you’re never going to know how to make a bundt cake or, you know, have it come out looking like anything on the one pictured above. Choose from some of your favorite flavors like butter pound cake, ginger spice with cream cheese frosting, or coconut with lemon. Yum and yum!
The Grateful Parents: Oprah’s ‘The Wisdom of Sundays: Life Changing Insights’ – Buy It Here
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!
The Must-Have Instant Pot Cooking Blender – Buy It Here
After the insane success of the original Instant Pot, they’re going to love using the new Instant Pot Ace 60 cooking blender to make hot soups (or cold soups), ice cream, nut milks, smoothies, frozen desserts, and so much more!
The Snuggly Parents: Barefoot Dreams ‘Cozy Chic’ Ribbed Throw Blanket in Charcoal Grey – Buy It Here
Because, yes, they still cuddle together (when you’re not around) and this throw blanket is cozy AF.
The Classy Parents Gift: Waterford Crystal Flowering Vase – Buy It Here
Because, yes, you should still be sending your parent flowers and when you do they should display them in this kick-ass crystal lead bud vase. #YouFancy
The Lobster Truffle Mac and Cheese Delivered (Set of 4) – Buy It Here
Can you even believe this? These individual lobster mac and cheese cups (made in Maine each morning) will be delivered right to their door from anywhere in the US. Buy one for them and then order one (or ten) for yourself!
The Coffee Loving Parents: ‘Good Morning’ Ceramic Coffee Mugs – Buy It Here
Because it’s really coffee that’s keeping them together (or at least keeping them from killing each other).
The Safety-First Folks: The Blink XT Home Security Camera in Black – Buy It Here
Outside of keeping their home safe, this is also the perfect gift for those busy-bodies in the neighborhood (like your parents) who just want to know what’s going on outside at all times. It’s weatherproof, has 2-year battery life and cloud storage, plus is has motion detection which you can hook up to your phone or tablet to get an alert when something sets it off. They’ll feel better having it and, to be honest, you’ll feel better knowing they’re safe and that no one is stealing their deliveries off their front porch!
The Aura Frames Wireless Digital Picture Frame – Buy It Here
This digital picture frame is totally next level and unlike ones from the past. Most importantly, they’re super easy to use and program. You can even send photos from your phone directly to it. No USB plugin required! Surprise them with the latest photos you’re taking (so they remember your face) or they can easily program it themselves. For real. They can.
Peeps Eyeglasses & Sunglasses Cleaner – Buy It Here
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!
The Nostalgic Parents: Kate Spade ‘Glittery’ Picture Frame – Buy It Here
Because they still have your high school graduation picture displayed in the living so you might as well have them at least update the frame since you won’t be getting your picture professionally taken any time soon. It also comes in gold too!
Michelle Obama’s New Book ‘Becoming’ – Buy It Here
This is the book that everyone is going to be talking about this upcoming holiday season. It’s an inspiring memoir, a great look at her upbringing, behind the scenes of the road to the White House (and inside the White House) and so much more. They’ll love reading this one cover-to-cover regardless of their political beliefs.
The Chef-Like Parents: Hello Fresh Food Subscription Box – Buy It Here
Because parents who cook together, stay together. We think. Either way, why not gift them food once, twice, or three times a week where all the ingredients show up to their door and all they have to do is follow the simple recipe and enjoy!
The Rabbit Pull Lever Wine Opener – Buy It Here
Now opening their wine has never been easier…or more stylish! This quick and easy to use lever opener comes in cool colors like merlot, black, and blue!
The Drinking Parents: His & Hers ‘Two of a Kind’ Drinking Glasses – Buy It Here
And parents who drink together, stay together. This we know for sure. These ‘his and hers’ glasses are perfect for a little after dinner drink, late night cocktail or just for water (boring). Plus they’ll never have to fight over who’s drinking out of their glass.
The Tech-Obsessed Parents: All New Echo Spot – Buy It Here
The latest from Amazon! We love how this handsfree device can fit pretty much anywhere in your home. Use 2nd generation far-field voice recognition to watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, weather forecasts, recipes, to-do, shopping lists, face-to-face calls, and a ton more!
The Lazy Clean Freaks: The Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum – Buy It Here
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!
The Binge Watchers: Amazon’s Fire TV Stick Streaming Media Player – Buy It Here
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!
The Peace, Love, World Luxury Shag Throw Blanket – Buy It Here
The Parents Who Cook Together: Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer – Buy It Here
They’ll love that they’ll be able to use this one machine to crush ice, make frozen drinks or shakes, ice cream, snow cones, soups, purees, dough, juices and also acts as a spiralizer so you can make fruit and vegetables into noodles. Noodles!! Obsessed.
The Doggy DNA Kit from Embark – Buy It Here
No they can find out the ancestry of their favorite pooch and even some potential diseases to watch out for. We’re obsessed.
The Parents Who are Always Misplacing Things: The Tile Key & Phone Finder – Buy It Here
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.
The Parents Who Love Fresh Flowers: 12 Months of Flowers – Buy It Here
Get them up to 12-months of flowers delivered to them each and every month. It’ll put a smile on their face whenever they get delivered and, plus, you’ll totally lock in that you’re their favorite child.
The Hurom At-Home Slow Juicer – Buy It Here
If you don’t mind spending a little extra on their present this year, this is the slow juicer that’ll totally transform their lives, help them to drink (and eat) healthier, and so much more! Plus, they can even make their own nut-based milks in this juicer too. It comes in rose gold, platinum, and slate blue so it’ll look ‘fancy’ on their kitchen counter too!
The Parents Who Love History: 23andMe ‘Ancestry’ DNA Kit – Buy It Here
We’re digging this at-home DNA kit. You basically take a swab of the inside of your mouth, send it back to the company, and in 6 to 8 weeks they’ll let you know exactly where you came from and could even possibly get you in touch with other relatives too. Discover the breakdown of your heritage (are you 40% Italian, 20% Irish and 40% Scottish?) You can even discover if any of your DNA dates back to Neanderthals. Imagine?!
The Fragrant Folks: Scentbird Perfume & Cologne Monthly Subscription – Buy It Here
How about some monthly subscription boxes they’ll both love getting each and every month. With Scentbird you can get a new cologne or perfume delivered each month so you can try it out and see what scent you actually like. There are hundreds to choose from and the best part is that you’ll get enough of the fragrance each month to give you about 2-3 sprays per day for 30-days. These aren’t tiny samples! Learn more here (they’ll sure love it).
The InstaShiatsu Foot Massager – Buy It Here
Because they totally deserve a foot rub pretty much each and every day. They can choose from four different types of massages (including a heated one!). What’s better than this?!
The Drinking Parents: LSA International Shot Serving Set – Buy It Here
Who doesn’t love shots! I mean, if they’re trying to class it up this is the way to go. Their dinner parties just became a whole lot more fun. The oak paddle makes it perfect to carry and present their guests with their must-have shots.
The Tech Savvy Parents: Nest ‘Smart Learning’ Thermostat – Buy It Here
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.
The Indoor Gardeners: The AeroGarden Harvest Elite 360 Home Garden – Buy It Here
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!
The Smiley Parents: Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Electric Toothbrush – Buy It Here
This Mercedes of toothbrushes removes up to 10x more plaque and improves gum health up to 7x in just 2 weeks and removes up to 100% more stains in just 3 days! Plus, you can recharge this and choose from various cleaning modes like: Clean, Whiten, Deep Clean, Gum Health, and Tongue Health!
The Yedi Jumbo Porcelain Coffee/Tea Mugs – Buy It Here
They love their coffee and tea and have probably had the same set of mugs since they were first married. Time to give them an upgrade with this set of 6 jumbo mugs (20-ounces) in a variety of really warm and comforting colors.
The New Fire TV Recast DVR – Buy It Here
This is the latest and newest from Amazon that’s going to take over all of our lives! Introducing the Fire TV Recast (DVR). We love it because it lets us watch and record our favorite TV shows (including regular HD channels like NBC, ABC, and the rest!) either at home while you’re there or when you’re out an about (via your smart devices/phones). The best part? No monthly fees! Plus, you can even watch your recorded shows when you’re out via your devices. Seriously, how cool is that?! It’s time to binge watch on your own time and from anywhere. Learn more here!
The Clean Parents: Dyson Pure Hot Cool Air Purifier in White – Buy It Here
This Wi-Fi enabled smart air purifier is the bomb. Not only does it do what it’s supposed to do (purify the air), it also acts as a cooling fan in the summer and a heater in the winter. Say goodbye to dust, pollen and other pesky allergens! This Dyson (that works with Alexa) has been “Certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly” and awarded the Quietmark accreditation. Perfect!
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