Unique Birthday Gifts for Your Parents, Who Really are the Best

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.

Birthday Gifts for Parents 2018 - Gift Ideas for Parents Who Have Everything

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 birthday gifts for parents (so far) this year.

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The Musical Parents Gift:  Bose Revolve Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker – Buy It Here

Christmas Gifts for Parents 2017: Bose Revolve Portable Speaker 2018

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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.

The Parents Who Sleep In:  Parachute ‘Percale Venice’ Comfy Sheet Set – Buy It Here

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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.

For the Baking Parents:  SMEG ‘Retro’ Pastel Blue Stand Mixer – Buy It Here

Christmas Gifts for Parents 2017: Smeg Retro Stand Mixer in Pastel Blue 2018

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Because you know they’re going to bake, so might as well do it in style.  These SMEG stand-mixers are retro in looks, but up-to-date when it comes to technology.  Plus, they also come in other cool colors like pastel pink, mint green, black, red, and more.

The Snuggly Parents:  Barefoot Dreams ‘Cozy Chic’ Ribbed Throw Blanket in Charcoal Grey – Buy It Here

Christmas Gifts for Parents 2017: Barefoot Dreams Throw Blanket 2018

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Because, yes, they still cuddle together (when you’re not around) and this throw blanket is cozy AF.

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The Stay-in-Touch Parents:  Amazon Echo Show – Buy It Here

Xmas Gift for Her 2017: Amazon Echo Show Device 2018

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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’s the latest from Amazon and it’ll make them feel like The Jetsons.

The Grateful Parents:  Oprah’s New ‘The Wisdom of Sundays: Life Changing Insights’ – Buy It Here

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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 Supportive Parents Gift:  Hers-and-His ‘Feminist’ Inspired T-Shirts – Buy It Here

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Let them show their feminist pride (and you show your support for them) with this chic distressed “FEMINIST” t-shirt.  This one is in heather grey, but they also come in baby blue, grass green, dark heather, and pink. Now is the time!

The Classy Parents Gift:  Waterford Crystal Flowering Vase – Buy It Here

Christmas Gifts for Parents 2017: Waterford Crystal Vase 2018

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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 Coffee Loving Parents:  ‘Good Morning’ Ceramic Coffee Mugs – Buy It Here

Christmas Gifts for Parents 2017: Funny Coffee Mugs

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Because it’s really coffee that’s keeping them together (or at least keeping them from killing each other).

The Nostalgic Parents:  Kate Spade ‘Glittery’ Picture Frame – Buy It Here

Christmas Gifts for Parents 2017: Kate Spade Glitter Picture Frame 2018

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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.

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The Chef-Like Parents:  Hello Fresh Food Subscription Box – Buy It Here

Hello Fresh Gift Ideas for Parents 2017 2018

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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 Drinking Parents:  His & Hers ‘Two of a Kind’ Drinking Glasses – Buy It Here

Christmas Gifts for Parents 2017: His and Hers Drinking Glasses

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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

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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 Parents Who Cook Together:  Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer – Buy It Here

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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.

Oprah’s Favorite Things Pick:  The Anti-Snoring Solution – Buy It Here 

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 If your parent (or both parents) snore this is the perfect gift.  This quiet contraption actually detects the very early sounds and signals of you about to snore and then gently stops you.  You really have to see how this thing works. Insanity.  Check it out here.

The Parents Who are Always Misplacing Things:  The Tile Key & Phone Finder – Buy It Here

Best New Tech Gifts 2017: Tile Keys Finder 2018

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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

Hot Christmas Gift for Wife 2017: Flowers Every Month 2018

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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 Parents Who Love History:  23andMe ‘Ancestry’ DNA Kit – Buy It Here

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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?!

For the Dessert Loving Parents:  Kerber’s Farm Homemade Pies – Buy It Here

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Apple pie delivered?  Yes please!  This one is on Oprah’s Favorite Things list for 2017 and these pies are already selling out!  Choose from classic apple, S’Mores, or Kerberry crumb.  So good!

The Cooking Parents (Who Don’t Have Time):  The Instant Pot Duo Plus – Buy It Here

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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 the year.

The Drinking Parents:  LSA International Shot Serving Set – Buy It Here

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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

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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 Smiley Parents:  Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Electric Toothbrush – Buy It Here

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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 Grilling Parents:  Weber Genesis II Propane Grill in Black – Buy It Here

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Because their grill could totally use an upgrade and this one won’t break the bank.  This grill has porcelain-enameled, cast iron cooking grates and a tuck-away warming rack so they can have everything ready at the same time.  Plus, Weber’s new “Grease Management System” helps to reduce the risk of dangerous flare-ups and makes moving excess grease a breeze!

The Clean Parents:  Dyson Pure Hot Cool Air Purifier in White – Buy It Here

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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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