BUY IT: $79.99; amazon.com
The self-described “book-lover’s best friend,” this e-reader is perfect for travellers or just busy parents. It’s like having a whole library at hand, and at all times.
Creative picks for the moms and dads on Santa's list.
Since time, money, and patience aren’t necessarily gift-able, we looked around and picked out the best gifts for parents you can wrap up and put a bow on for the moms and dads on your list this Christmas. Whether they’re new parents or empty-nesters, kitchens pros or beginner cooks, wine experts or a novice home brewer, we got it. For the on-the-go parents, a Fitbit shows you care, and helps them track their health in a sleek, tech-based way. For aspiring brew experts, a DIY home-brew kit lets them explore the world of beer making. (And a Shine Craft Vessel lets them pack it up and bring over to your place to share—how convenient.) We’ve also got beauty for him and her—parents need pampering too! A Kiehl’s skincare essentials kit feels luxe and comes in a festive bag, and the Art of Shaving sandalwood kit will keep Dad’s scruff in check. More of our favorites:
BUY IT: $60; uncommongoods.com
How clever are these perfect ice cream bowls? A soapstone layer keeps your ice cream cold while the wooden exterior keeps hands comfortable.
BUY IT: $49; nordstrom.com
With facial cleanser, moisturizer, shave lather, body lotion, and scrubbing soap this all-you-need kit is the perfect way for dad to try a beloved brand.
BUY IT: $50; neimanmarcus.com
Make Santa something nice with this sleek mixer that would be at home on any bar cart.
BUY IT: $12; surlatable.com
Grown-ups love chocolate too! Sur La Table describes these as the “classic, unfussy, stick-to-your-fingers ice cream sandwiches you used to find at your corner grocer or neighborhood ice-cream van.” Call us when they’re ready.
BUY IT: $23.04; amazon.com
This playful pan doubles as a hint you’d like some pancakes, please. (You’re never too old for parents’ pancakes right?)
BUY IT: $60; neimanmarcus.com
We love these growlers not only for their durable, adventure-friendly growlers, but also because they’re based in Richmond, Virginia.
BUY IT: $29.99; amazon.com
This handy cheeseboard is ideal for parents who like to entertain—or just really like cheese. A handy slide-out tray conceals cheese knives and tools.
BUY IT: $38.95; surlatable.com
Upgrade Mom and Dad's coffee game with this super-simple but super high-quality brewer.
BUY IT: $50; nordstrom.com
This pack of skincare essentials from Kiehl’s gets gussied up with a bag designed by Brooklyn artist Jeremyville.
BUY IT: $110; nordstrom.com
A bit of a splurge, this is perfect for someone who appreciates a good luxury candle (or five!). Sophisticated scents like sweet almond and macaroon and frosted cherry and clove will light up their home.
BUY IT: $20; neimanmarcus.com
Take them back in time with this hefty Taschen (a steal at $20) showcasing some of the best rock album covers from the '60s to the '90s.
BUY IT: $195; neimanmarcus.com
The price tag isn’t cheap, but neither is the craftsmanship on these South Carolina-made feather bowties.
BUY IT: $32; minted.com
Santa’s stopping on memory lane this year. Thanks to Minted, you can now create these custom house portraits. We love the idea of a portrait of your parents’ first home together, or maybe there’s a special lake house in the family.
BUY IT: $60; theartofshaving.com
Upgrade dad’s ho-hum morning routine with this pampering shaving kit from The Art of Shaving. For traveling dads, it conveniently meets TSA guidelines.
BUY IT: $40; worldmarket.com
This grownups-only DIY is a fun but low-commitment way to explore home brewing that results in a (hopefully) tasty IPA.
BUY IT: $29.95; williams-sonoma.com
Home cooks rejoice—a simple, attractive, windowsill-friendly way to grow your own herbs in the kitchen. Note: The plants are not included, but you could add them for a fragrant and thoughtful touch.
BUY IT: $69.95; llbean.com
It might not be picnic season just yet, but come summer make sure they’re the most stylish (and organized!) family at the park.
BUY IT: $28; uncommongoods.com
These super-smart tea towels cover 68 popular wines and 56 different foods, for 3,808 possible pairings. Now where to start…
BUY IT: $78.95; amazon.com
This innovative, wearable technology tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes to overall encourage healthy decisions. No judgment if it goes unused until after the holidays are over.