Creative Gifts for Parents
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, kitchen pros or beginner cooks, wine experts or avid gardeners, we got it. We’ve 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. For the on-the-go parents, a Fitbit shows you care, and helps them track their health in a sleek, tech-based way. And that's just a few of the items on our list of gifts for parents. Read on to check out more of our favorite gift ideas.
Gifts for Parents
Cathy’s Concepts Home State Glasses
BUY IT: $44; nordstrom.com
An etched design looks elegant, but is dishwasher safe so they're easy to care for.
L.L. Bean Moccasins
Scrabble Linen Book Vintage Edition Board Game
BUY IT: $36.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
This version of the classic board game Scrabble doubles as entertainment and decor for a coffee table or bookshelf.
Southern Living Modern Stainless Steel Wine Chiller
BUY IT: $40; dillards.com
Pair this chic wine chiller with their favorite bottle of wine.
Pure Garden Folding Garden Stool Tool Bag
BUY IT: $36; qvc.com
Help them keep their garden in tip-top shape with a comfortable stool, carrying bag, and tools.
Digital Air Fryer
BUY IT: $79; walmart.com
This handy countertop appliance does it all—fries, bakes, roasts, and grills—perfect for parents who love to cook.
Wine Pairing Towel Set
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…
Family Recipe Cutting Board
BUY IT: $100; uncommongoods.com
Submit a photo and the recipe will be etched in the exact handwriting of the original recipe.
iRobot Roomba Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum
BUY IT: $264; walmart.com
Although this gift is a little pricey, join with your siblings to give your parents a gift that will make life a little easier.
Custom House Portrait Art
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.
Homebody by Joanna Gaines
BUY IT: $23.99; amazon.com
For the Fixer Upper-obsessed parents, Joanna Gaines' book will serve as a guide for them to create a home they never want to leave.
Herb Pots With Tray
BUY IT: $34.95; 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.
Capri Blue Volcano Iridescent Jar Candle
BUY IT: $30; anthropologie.com
A bit of a splurge, this is perfect for someone who appreciates a good luxury candle. Sophisticated scents will light up their home.
VonShef Slide Out Bamboo Cheese Board
BUY IT: $27.95; 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.
Fitbit Inspire HR Heart Rate & Fitness Tracker
BUY IT: $99; amazon.com
This innovative, wearable technology tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes to encourage overall healthy decisions. No judgment if it goes unused until after the holidays are over.
RBT Cocktail Shaker
BUY IT: $49.99; macys.com
Make Santa something nice with this sleek mixer that would be at home on any bar cart.
Calistoga Insulated Tote
BUY IT: $99; markandgraham.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.
Kiehl's Healthy Skin Squad Set
BUY IT: $52; bloomingdales.com
This pack of skincare essentials from Kiehl’s will treat the parents to a little luxury.
BUY IT: $79.99; amazon.com
The self-described “book-lover’s best friend,” this e-reader is perfect for travelers or just busy parents. It’s like having a whole library at hand, and at all times.
The Jack Black Grand Tour Collection
BUY IT: $52; nordstrom.com
This all-you-need kit is the perfect way for Dad to try a beloved brand.
Cruiser Deluxe Turntable
BUY IT: $69; nordstrom.com
They'll immediately want to dust off their record collection for this vintage-style turntable.
Chemex Classic Series Drip Coffee Glass Coffee Maker
BUY IT: $38.95; surlatable.com
Upgrade Mom and Dad's coffee game with this super-simple but super high-quality brewer.
1000 Record Covers Book
BUY IT: $18; amazon.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.
Sandalwood Mid Size Shaving Kit
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.