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Christmas gifts for parents 2018

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When Christmas shopping for your parents, you want to find something that’s just as special as they are. But if you’re stuck for ideas, these gifts can be some of the hardest to buy. Not to worry — we’ve hand-picked some of the top gift ideas to get your parents this holiday season.

Top Christmas gifts for parents 2018

Sometimes, it’s the people we love the most who are the hardest to shop for. As much as you want to give them the perfect gift, coming up with something they truly want or need — that they don’t already have — can be a challenge. Take a peek through these ideas to find that special something that’ll show how much you care for mom and dad.

Home For The Holidays Christmas Gift Basket
Home For The Holidays Christmas Gift Basket

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The best Christmas gifts for mom

Kate Spade 'one in a million' Initial Pendant Necklace
Kate Spade 'one in a million' Initial Pendant Necklace

Nordstrom

Polaroid Zip Mobile Photo Printer
Polaroid Zip Mobile Photo Printer

Urban Outfitters

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18" Freshwater Pearl Necklace In Sterling Silver

Macy's

14 Karat White Gold and Emerald Diamond Pendant
14 Karat White Gold and Emerald Diamond Pendant

Amazon

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The best Christmas gifts for dad

Samsonite Luggage Winfield 2 Fashion HS Spinner 24
Samsonite Luggage Winfield 2 Fashion HS Spinner 24

Amazon

Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Blu-ray) (Widescreen)
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Blu-ray) (Widescreen)

Walmart

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Looking to buy gifts for someone else? See the rest of our guide to christmas gift ideas.

How to pick the best Christmas gifts for parents

Parents spend so much time and money making sure their kids have everything they need that they often sacrifice the things they want or need. When shopping for Christmas presents for your parents, keep these tips and questions in mind:

  • Is there something useful that your mom or dad really needs? Something for work, around the house or in the car?
  • What’s something nice that they’d never buy for themselves but would enjoy?
  • Can you get them something for a hobby of theirs, or maybe an experience gift so they can go have some fun?
  • Parents might love something sentimental that reminds them of their family and pets throughout the day — like a photo calendar, personalized jewelry or picture frame.

What can I get the parents who have everything?

If shopping for your parents is difficult because it seems like they already have everything they could want or need, consider these gift ideas:

  • Gift cards to their favorite stores or restaurants
  • Tickets to a sporting event, play, musical or movie
  • Adventurous “experience” gifts like vouchers for rock climbing, scuba diving or zip lining
  • Something heartfelt and handmade
  • A donation to a charity in their name

What are the best DIY Christmas gifts for parents?

Most parents are big on sentimental gifts that don’t necessarily cost much but that mean a whole lot. Some DIY gift ideas for your parents include:

  • Picture frame wreath. With a quick trip to the craft or thrift store, you could have all you need to create a beautiful wreath lined with small photos of family, friends and beloved pets.
  • Personalized mugs. Use a permanent marker to create personalized sayings, quotes or designs on a store-bought mug, then place it in the oven to bake your creation on.
  • Homemade wooden wine rack. For the parents who love to entertain.
  • Date night in a gift basket. Maybe your parents aren’t big on venturing out into crowds but could use a relaxing date night at home. Put together a basket with all the at-home date night essentials like popcorn, movies, chocolate and a bottle of wine.
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Top gift cards for parents

In a pinch for time or still stuck for ideas this Christmas? A gift card your parent’s can share at their favorite retailer, store or restaurant is sure to be appreciated.

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Mary Brown

Mary Brown wants to help people get the most bang for their buck — no matter what they're looking to buy. She has a passion for finding ways to save money and sharing those tips with anyone who will listen. An avid adventurer, she explores the world in her free time (and is always looking for a good deal).

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