They’re special — treat ’em right.
Your mom and dad just might be the two most important people on your holiday shopping list. After all, they’re sort of responsible for your entire existence. But hey, we get it, shopping for these two special people isn’t always easy. Luckily, a little advanced planning and online research can go a long way in your search for the perfect present for your parents.
Top Christmas gifts for Mom and Dad 2018
Once you start brainstorming for gifts for your parents, you’re bound to come up with that special something that’ll show them how much they mean to you. But if you’re a little stuck for inspiration, we’ve got you covered.
Family Memory Jar
'Scratch the World' Travel map
Hotel Collection His or Hers Robe
His and Hers Moscow Mule Copper Mugs
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Luxury Bamboo Bathtub Caddy Tray
UGG Women's Scuffette II Slipper
Kate Spade 'one in a million' Initial Pendant Necklace
Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa
Polaroid Zip Mobile Photo Printer
18" Freshwater Pearl Necklace In Sterling Silver
A Visual Guide to Travel and the World
Mom Juice Wine Glass
14 Karat White Gold and Emerald Diamond Pendant
Mother and Child Sterling Silver Pendant
The best Christmas gifts for Dad
Samsonite Luggage Winfield 2 Fashion HS Spinner 24
Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
Rag & Bone Leather Card Case
Cards Against Humanity
45mm MVMT Leather Strap Watch
Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf
Majestic International Cotton Pajamas
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Blu-ray) (Widescreen)
Homebrewing Craft Beer Making Kit
How to pick the best Christmas gift for Mom and Dad
Shopping for Mom and Dad doesn’t have to be as difficult as it might seem. If you’re really at a loss, these pointers might help.
- Is there something you know they want but would never buy for themselves? Parents have a way of spending money on others, but not themselves.
- What do your parents like to do? Are they travelers, music lovers, history buffs or gardeners? Think about what they enjoy spending time doing, outside of being a mom or dad.
- Consider getting them a joint gift if you know there’s something big that they both would really love. Think new appliances, an outdoor shed or even a weekend getaway.
What can I get for parents who have everything?
Sometimes, parents simply buy whatever it is that they want or need, without expecting help from others. This can make gift-giving tricky, but not impossible. Here are a couple out-of-the-box ideas:
- An “experience” gift, like tickets to a movie, a pre-planned date night, classes or a weekend getaway for two
- Something sentimental, like a photo blanket, photo collage or a hand-made gift
- Time spent with you. Get tickets to an event or a gift certificate to a restaurant, and join them to complete the gift
- A donation made in their name to a charity they love
What are the best DIY Christmas gifts for Mom and Dad?
Making your own gift takes extra time and care, so these can be great ideas for parents.
- DIY family sign. If you’re crafty, you can create the perfect sign featuring your family’s last name and the year of your parents’ wedding anniversary as the “established in…” date.
- His and hers customized mugs. With a permanent marker, thrift store mug and your oven, you can create adorable personalized mugs for your parents.
- Recipe book. Does your family have special “secret” recipes? Gather them from family members and compile them in a recipe book for Mom and Dad. Be sure to include who they’re from, and maybe even get grandma’s, aunts and other family members to hand-write them.
- “Year of dates” basket. If the kids are out of the house and Mom and Dad are left wondering what to do with their newfound free time, putting together 12 date ideas for the year can be a nice surprise. The dates don’t have to be expensive or fancy, just heartfelt.
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