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With so many occasions for celebrating parents, we’re sure you could use some inspiration when it comes time to shop for them. For your own parents, you’ll need unique gifts for Father’s Day and for Mother’s Day, as well as birthdays and any other annual holidays you celebrate together like Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa. The same is true regarding gifts for your mother-in-law and gifts for your father-in-law, and on top of all that, you may also be shopping for friends and family who have recently become new parents.
It’s a lot to juggle, but luckily our guide to the best gifts for parents has got you covered with tons of creative ideas for all types of moms and dads. Below you’ll find presents to suit parents of all ages and stages, whether that’s baby gifts that new parents will cherish, time-saving kitchen gadgets for busy parents of young children, or sentimental gifts for grandparents and empty nesters. For parents who already have everything, there are also plenty of recreational options that they can enjoy together, like a wine club subscription, movie night starter-pack, portable speakers, and self-care essentials.
With so many affordable choices to suit all kinds of personalities, showering these very deserving recipients with love just got a whole lot easier! Looking for even more gift ideas? Check out our guides to the best gifts for mom and the best gifts for dad.
1,000 Trips to Take and Memories to Make Around the World
You can give the gift of amazing memories with this bucket list book featuring 1,000 family trips around the world. It offers options for all ages, activity levels, and interests, so they’re sure to find something that inspires them to book their next vacation.
Grandpa & Grandma Doormat
If your parents have recently gained the new titles of Nana and Papa, this slip-resistant doormat will remind them of how special they are to your family.
Popcorn Kernels and Seasoning Variety Pack
This popcorn pack comes with three types of kernels and five premium seasonings, so they can mix and match to their hearts’ content during their next movie marathon.
Restore 2 Sunrise Alarm Clock
Save them from the dreaded morning alarm sound with this gentle alternative that supports their natural circadian rhythm. For nighttime, it also offers calming, nature-inspired sleep sounds to help them fall asleep faster and more deeply.
2023/24 Botanical 17-Month Family Wall Calendar
Between tutors, ballet practices, sleepovers, and more, organizing the schedules for an entire family is no easy feat. This wall calendar helps parents stay on track by including space for each individual family member, with room to write plenty of notes.
Let’s Get Closer: Family Bonding Card Game
Parents who love a good bonding activity will enjoy this game of prompts that encourages all family members to open up about positive topics. Subjects of discussion include family traditions, values, favorite childhood memories, dreams, and more.
My Quotable Kid: A Parents’ Journal of Unforgettable Quotes
Kids young and old can say some hilarious things, and this book will ensure they have a place to capture and store them. One happy customer wrote, “The best part of this book is sharing it years later. Buy this book for yourself and then buy another copy for friends and family. You won’t regret it.”
252-Piece Custom Puzzle
Choose a favorite family photo to turn into a puzzle that they can all complete together. Once it’s finished, it’ll be a keepsake that they can frame and display in their home.
Shower Steamers Aromatherapy
Parents might not have all the time in the world for a spa day, but it’s never been easier to get the experience at home than with these shower steamers. All they have to do is place one tablet on the floor of their shower to release essential oils for potent aromatherapy.
With a MasterClass subscription, they can take courses in everything from food, to writing, music, sports, and business, all taught by the top experts in these fields. It’s a useful gift for retired parents looking to explore new interests, or other lifelong learners.
Custom Silhouette Art
You can put a custom spin on classic silhouette art when you work with a dedicated designer from Minted. You get unlimited proofs of the art, as well as your choice of framing and color theme, for a final product that is fully unique to their child.
My Life Story – So Far
This clothbound journal is designed to hold the story of their life and become an invaluable family keepsake. It includes inspiring prompts for them to record everything from fun anecdotes to important wisdom gained.
Whether they are seasoned plant parents or beginners, Horti’s month-to-month subscription is designed to help them develop confidence. They’ll receive a new plant each month with detailed care instructions, and more exotic species will slowly get introduced as they get more practice.
Family Handprint Kit
This gift is a beautiful keepsake that also doubles as an arts and crafts activity for the family. It comes with four transparent sheets, four colors of paint, and a frame, that when assembled give the effect that the whole family is holding hands.
Echo Show 8
For busy parents, even the littlest bit helps when it comes to making everyday life more convenient. The Amazon Echo does just that with capabilities including making video calls, getting daily recipe ideas, checking traffic, and setting calendar reminders.
FLIK X2 Mini Pico Projector
This nifty mini projector can be used for backyard movie screenings, birthday parties, office presentations, and more. It’s also simple enough for kids to learn how to use, so it can be shared by the whole family.
Custom House Portrait Art
Commemorate a new home or the place they raised their children with this custom house portrait prepared by a Minted designer. It comes in your choice of frame, color scheme, and matting.
52 Surprise Envelopes
It can be hard to find time for romance amid all the duties of childcare. This gift helps them plan one date per week by choosing from 52 envelopes, all color coded to indicate different categories for dates at home, dates during the day, and nights out.
Chant Mini Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
This high-quality, mini Bluetooth speaker can stay charged for six hours at a time, making it a great addition to family camping trips, beach excursions, and more. As a bonus, for every speaker purchased, House of Marley donates a percentage of sales to planting trees as part of reforestation projects.
Parenting Championship Pint Glasses
These humorous pint glasses are perfect for anyone who believes that parenting should qualify as an Olympic sport. They feature illustrations by a New Yorker cartoonist of events like “outfit wrestling,” “synchronized meltdowns,” and “speed sleeping.”
Deep Tissue Portable Percussion Massage Gun
They can bring pain relief on the go with this portable massager that targets sore muscles and tight knots. One enthusiastic reviewer wrote, “I’ve never owned a massage gun before but this was honestly life changing. This gun has eased my body pain and it has a substantial battery life which is perfect for on the go after a charge. I cannot recommend this more.”
Classic Core Sheet Set
With Brooklinen’s classic sheet set, they’ll be able experience hotel-quality bedding every night. This particular collection is cool and breathable, making it ideal for hot sleepers, plus its durability means that it only gets softer with every wash.
The Backpack Diaper Bag
This diaper bag truly does it all and will be a lifesaver for new parents. It comes with a changing pad and diaper pocket, an odor-proof pouch, and a teething ring, plus it’s stylish enough that either parent will feel confident carrying it around all day.
A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids
For soon-t0-be parents or those who are always eager to learn new skills, this book offers practical approaches for mindful parenting.
Foodi 6-in-1 DualZone FlexBasket Air Fryer
They can quickly feed their whole family with this air fryer that can fit an entire meal. The two baskets allow for two different foods to cook separately through functions like air fry, air broil, roast, bake, reheat, or dehydrate.
Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser
With this diffuser, they can keep their house smelling fresh through a simple smartphone app. The app allows them to choose which fragrance is used, when, and at what intensity, plus they can even use it remotely when they’re not at home.
RHODE Lacquer Tray
Spruce up their next social gathering with this colorful lacquer tray. It features cut-out holds for easily carrying drinks and snacks, and it can also double as a catch-all tray when they’re not hosting.
Rattan Big Luggy Rolling Market Cart
A helpful accessory for trips to the farmers’ market and other errands, this charming rolling cart will spare their backs from any heavy lifting.
Personalized Hobby Mugs
Celebrate their hobbies with these coffee mugs featuring an illustration of themselves doing what they love. You can customize everything from skin tone, to body shape, and clothing, plus you can also add a few special words and a date on the back.
CozyChic Ribbed Dog Sweater
Barefoot Dreams is beloved for their uniquely cozy fabrics, and the fact that they make sweaters for dogs is too good to pass up. The pet parent in your life, and their pooch, will thank you for this one.
Standard Issue Waterproof 10 x 25 Binoculars
Parents who enjoy exploring nature in their spare time will love bringing these waterproof binoculars along on their next adventure. Perfect for hikes, walks, fishing trips, and more, this gift will make sure they don’t miss any of the scenery.
This meal kit delivery service offers a delicious and affordable rotation of recipes that are designed to be crowd pleasers for the whole family. It’ll be much appreciated by parents who don’t always have time to hit the grocery store.
Send some of New York City’s most beloved treats to their door with this Milk Bar sampler, which includes cookies, truffles, and a slice of Milk Bar pie. If you haven’t tried these yet for yourself, you’ll just have to trust us that they’re a fan favorite for a reason.
Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player
Music lovers can experience the best of both worlds with this record player that also features modern Bluetooth capabilities. It doesn’t require any additional equipment, so they can quickly get their favorite tunes blasting whether from vinyl or their smartphones.
Jumbo 4-to-Score Giant Game Set
A fun addition to birthday parties, weddings, or casual hangouts in the backyard, this set includes a giant Connect Four game, as well as a basketball hoop and ring toss.
Essential for Women Multivitamin 50+
Ritual offers multivitamins for both men and women, 18-50 and 50+, that are specially formulated with key ingredients to promote healthy aging. Getting your parents started with a subscription plan is a simple and effective way to help them make their health a priority.
With a Winc subscription, they’ll receive new wines each month based on a palette quiz taken after first signing up. It’s a fun way for them to try out new varieties with the convenience of having them arrive right at their doorstep.
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