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 Best Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Nostalgic Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Thoughtful Choice
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, no matter where in the world they are. So cute. Learn more here!
The Comfy Choice
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, Snowe, 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 ‘classic white’ but it also comes in stone grey and slate blue too. Check out the color options here.
The Discovery Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Last Minute Choice
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 Fun Choice
The Vintage Monopoly Deluxe 5-in-1 Games – Buy It Here
If they like their old-timey games with a new twist they’ll love this vintage 5-in-1 Monopoly game set. Not only is it a really beautiful wooden game set for Monopoly, but it also quickly transforms into checkers, chess, and poker dice. Learn more here!
The Customized Choice
The Customized Photo Heart Framed Wall Art – Buy It Here
Personal this really pretty framed print by uploading your own special photos right to Minted and it’ll create your custom heart-shaped print. 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 Calming Choice
The Best-Selling Essential Oil Diffuser – Buy It Here
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 Cheap Choice
The New Fire 7 Tablet – Buy It Here
It’s the latest tablet from Amazon Fire, is super light, gives you up to 7 hours of reading, listening to music, watching videos, and more on a full charge! It’s oddly cheap in price and the perfect gift for your parents especially if they’re new to the tablet world or just need an upgrade. Learn more here!
The DIY Choice
The DIY Chocolate Truffles Kit – Buy It Here
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 Clean Choice
The PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer – Buy It Here
OMG please buy this! For real, everyone (and we mean everyone) needs this in their lives. 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 Safe Choice
The Nest Protect Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm – Buy It Here
Because it really is better to be safe than sorry! This combo smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector is the latest from Nest, will actually let them know where the smoke or carbon monoxide is coming from. Plus, it’s Wi-Fi enables to they can download the app and get alerts on their phone when they’re away from home. Learn more here!
The Popular Choice
The Cheap Sports Tickets / Concert Tickets – Buy It Here
When all else fails you can’t go wrong with grabbing them a pair of tickets to their favorite team or that concert they’ve been eyeing the past few months. Plus, these make the best last minute gifts when you, well, just kind of remembered (these can be emailed to them on the date you choose). Learn more here!
The Personalized Choice
The Personalized Cutting Board – Buy It Here
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 Funny Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Musical Parents Gift
The 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. Learn more here!
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The Learning Choice
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 Cooking Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Musical 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 Genius Choice
The iRobot Braava Robot Mop (Yes, Mop!) – Buy It Here
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 Sleepers Choice
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 Bedroom Choice
The Percale Sleep Bundle Bedding Set – Buy It Here
Because they deserves to sleep in luxury and their bed sheets could use an upgrade. These are the sheets everyone is buzzing about online this year. There are a ton of other colors and bedding options and styles available too. Check out more colors and styles here.
The Cooking Parents
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. Learn more here!
The Thoughtful Choice
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! Learn more here!
The Comfy Choice
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 Retro Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Memories Choice
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. Plus, this made Oprah’s Favorite Things list so, well, trust. Learn more here!
The Cutest Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Must-Have Choice
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 Trendy Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Personalized Choice
The “Start of Us” Custom Star Map Print – Buy It Here
It’s one of the most thoughtful presents you can get for your parents. You’ll enter in the date you met (or their anniversary, etc) and they’ll create a custom map of what the stars in the sky were like on that date. It’s really super sweet. Learn more here!
The Movie Choice
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 Learn more here!
The Helpful Choice
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. Learn more here!
For the Cooking Parents
The Ninja Air Fryer – 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. They can make air fried chicken, french fries, desserts, and so much more. Learn more here!
The Popular Choice
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 Kitchen Choice
The Kitchen Essentials Herb Planters – Buy It Here
No real green-thumb required! It’ll look great in their kitchen too and will totally add a little extra love to their next meal. Learn more here!
The Stay-in-Touch Parents
The New Amazon Echo Show 5 – Buy It Here
This is the latest (just announced) Echo Show 5! It’s way cheaper (in a good way) than the last Echo Show and way smaller too! The screen is a 5.5″ smart display, allows you to have video calls with friends/family, watch videos, play games, listen to music, check the weather, control all your smart home devices and more. Another great new feature is the privacy controls. Simply flip a switch on top of the Echo Show 5 to turn the camera and microphone off when not in use. Choose your color in either charcoal grey or sandstone white.
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. Learn more here!
The Snuggly Parents
The Barefoot Dreams ‘Cozy Chic’ Throw Blanket – Buy It Here
Because, yes, they still cuddle together (when you’re not around) and this throw blanket is cozy AF. For real, it’s the most comfortable ever. Ever, ever. Learn more here!
The Coffee Loving Parents
The ‘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). Learn more here!
The Safety Choice
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! Learn more here!
The Genius Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Nostalgic Parents
The 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!
The Inspirational Choice
Michelle Obama’s 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. Learn more here!
The Chef-Like Parents
The 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! Learn more here!
The Tech-Obsessed Parents
The 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. Learn more here!
The Home Helper Choice
The Roomba 690 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! Learn more here!
The Binge Watching Choice
The Amazon 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. Learn more here!
The Pet Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Helpful Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Popular Flowers Choice
The Parents Who Love Fresh Flowers: The Bouqs Flower Delivery – Buy It Here
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 Family History Choice
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?! Learn more here!
The Fragrance Choice
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!
The At-Home Massage Choice
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?! Learn more here!
The Tech Savvy Parents
The 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. Learn more here!
The Indoor Gardener Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Smiley Parents
The 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! Learn more here!
The Clean Parents
The Dyson Pure Hot Cool Air Purifier – 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! Learn more here!
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