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There are two people on this earth that deserve a gift more than anyone else. Need a hint? They made you, raised you, and did just about everything to set you up for success. So now that you’re all grown up, it’s time to show some appreciation for your parents.
You want to get them a gift that’s exceptional and one that both of them can use and love. Moms who are loving but discerning, dads who don’t even know what they want (or, worse, already have everything)—doesn’t matter who, there’s something here for them. Whether they’re in dire need of some upgraded tech gadgets or eager to get into some new hobbies, we found everything from cooking tools to cozy bedding, carbonators, and coffee machines. They may not know they needed any of this, but it’s about to make their lives a whole lot easier.
So now it’s time to make your folks proud. Okay, maybe you already have, but let’s make them just a little prouder. We’ve rounded up the 50 best gifts for parents. You’re going to solidify favorite child status with one of these for sure.
Personalized Hobby Mugs
They’ll get a kick out of personalized mugs, one for each of them.
Want a gift that’s totally unexpected? Pick out a new activity—like pasta making or wine tasting—in their city and gift them a card to do it. An extra-special date night, from you.
‘The United States of Cocktails’
A little bit of boozy history (along with some cocktail recipes) from around America—a gift that’s both educational and fun!
A set of matching, ridiculously plush bathrobes will have them lounging in luxury.
Bamboo Compost Bin
If they’ve been trying to go green for a while, this stylish countertop composter will certainly give them a push in the right direction.
Nest Learning Thermostat
If your parents are constantly bickering over the thermostat, a Nest smart device does the work for them, adjusting to save energy based on their heating and cooling preferences.
Digital Photo Frame with IPS Screen
This Digital Photo Frame is the perfect git for your parents, especially if they don’t get to see you everyday.
Vacuum Insulated Food Jars
Grab ’em a few of these mix-and-match containers so they’re never without a fresh snack on a hike or a hearty meal on the road. You know they won’t want to stop and buy something to eat.
Personalized Cutting Board
For the foodie parents, this personalized cutting board will elevate their meal prep (and countertop) immensely.
Picnic Chill-Out Set
Sometimes they just want to relax outside. This set is bringing them serenity in the most colorful of ways.
If your folks are white wine lovers, Cloudy Bay makes one that is a true parent-pleaser. Just ask mine.
Fleura Porcelain Vase
Flowers always are appreciated, and these are going to be even more appreciated because they will last for over a year.
Geranium Scented Candle
Loewe brings fragrance to life with candles that evoke realism through scent. And they’re pretty pieces of décor.
For the yogi mom or the dad that’s trying to prevent injury, a new yoga mat is going to help them do their Shavasana at home.
x Pearl Izumi Legend 2.0 Cycling Shoes
Did they turn your bedroom into a home gym when you moved out? These cycling shoes will let them master the spin bike.
Ultimate Starter Set
If they recently got into pickleball, this set will help them look like they know what they’re doing when they show up to the court. We hope.
Leopard Backgammon Set
For the game-loving parents, an elegant backgammon set will add a pop of color to their parlor.
New York Brunch
A bagel brunch from New York’s beloved Russ & Daughters is sure to put a smile on their face. You can share a breakfast from afar.
There are some parents that just love to walk. This waist pack will keep all of their belongings together in one place.
Endless Summer Bundle
A coffee bundle that gives back. Grounds & Hounds donates a portion of proceeds from each purchase to rescue initiatives, so you can feel extra good about this gift.
Are they complaining of aches and pains? This massage gun should put an end to that.
Meat and Seafood Stock Up
Full stock their fridge with premium protein that they can whip up when they feel like it.
Facebook, beloved website of parents, made video calling easy yet high-tech with its smart, touch screen video display. The camera pans to capture movement, the speaker makes voices crystal-clear, and there are features that make it kid-fun, in case they have grandkids they’d like to chat with more often.
MasterClass All Access Pass
Blessedly, they’re long done with their undergrad years, their high school classes, and their job training. Now, they can learn stuff for the pure joy of it, and MasterClass taps the coolest instructors to teach. A yearlong pass will give them access to Robin Roberts on communication, Bob Woodward on journalism, Thomas Keller on cooking, Serena Williams on tennis…the list goes on and on.
The Artist Capsule
Honestly, who doesn’t love good olive oil? Especially when it comes in an entire set of aesthetically pleasing packaging.
High Speed Smart Toaster
For the most tech-savvy parents, get them the highest tech toaster on the market. Fully customizable based on what they’re toasting and how toasty they want it, this gadget is the first thing they’ll show anyone who comes over.
Give their extensive La Croix stockpile some healthy (and very stylish) competition.
Tasman Suede Slippers
Everyone is a homebody these days. Matching Ugg slippers will score you major points.
Nomad suede holdall
If it’s a big occasion, or you just want to say a truly huge “thank you,” Métier makes the absolute best bags in the business. A suede duffel weekender is the ultimate travel flex.
Loom X Tabletop Fire Pit
They’ve downsized their house, so they need a downsized fire pit. This is the one.
Heritage Hardshell Large Carry-On
But we get it… maybe you need something a little more affordable. Herschel’s Heritage Hardshell collection is one of the brand’s best ever launches. The price point is incredible, but the luggage is sturdy enough to be their go-to for the next decade.
Ribbed Terry Bath Sheets
The one thing they’ve probably never thought to buy themselves: Bath sheets. Bigger and cozier than regular towels, this is a spa-level upgrade.
Classic Retro-X Fleece Jacket
The men’s model, shown here, or the women’s model will always make for incredible gifts.
Or… if they want something less involved for cocktail hour, Via Carota Craft Cocktails are some of our favorite pre-mixed options.
Oura Ring Gen3
The Oura Ring fits perfectly in their jewelry aesthetic and tracks heart-rate, monitors sleep and stress levels, all while being water resistant. This gift is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about their body so they can improve their overall health.
Firstleaf Wine Club Subscription
Has their relationship aged like a fine wine? Great, get them a mail-order wine subscription. Firstleaf quizzes them on their taste preferences then curates a selection of bottles accordingly.
Make sure your parents are dressing up their meals in the utmost of style. Just be warned, truffle sauce is addictive.
Rainrunner Pack Jacket
For the adventure-seeking parents, packable rain coats will make sure they’re prepared for any weather on their next hike, run, or climb.
Athletic Greens Subscription
If your parents are more athletic than you, they’ll love a subscription to the most popular greens powder on the market right now.
Mobile Launch Monitor
If your parents are anything like mine, then they love a day out on the golf course. And if they really are anything like mine, then they live in Chicago and can’t golf in the freezing winter. This is a much appreciated gift.
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote
Great for parents who are finally coming to terms with the death of cable. After you install this bad boy for them, you’ll never have to field a phone call about a missing Netflix password again.
Engravable Bar Bracelet
Your mother DID go through the pains of labor to give birth to you. The least you can do to say thank you is to buy her this gorgeous piece. It is chic, yet classic enough for everyday use.
5-Piece Ohara Marble Bar Tool Set
This polished marble bar tool set is perfect for upscaling any bar setting in your household. Designed by Balutto Associati, this set gives off a look of elegance, but is extremely functional at the same time.
Tea Gift Subscriptions
Keep them warm through the cold months (and beyond, if you wish!) with a subscription to Atlas Tea Club, which sends them new premium loose leaf teas from around the globe every month.
Brass Easel & Prints
This brass easel frame comes with 12 prints, so they can swap out photos of you with photos of the dog whenever they feel like it. Really, who do you think is cuter?
Bobtot Home Theater System Surround Sound Speakers
Your parents might as well be in an actual stadium with the way they blast your television on football Sundays. Do them a favor and save them the stress of paying for expensive seats, parking, and an overpriced beer and allow them to enjoy the effects of the game while sitting home on the couch.
And their bed does, too. Gift them a brand spankin’ new bed set upgrade made from soft, moisture-wicking bamboo.
Sunday Performance Jogger
Get them matching pairs of the softest joggers on Earth. They’ll be the comfiest duo at the grocery store by far.
Harvest Elite 360
This DIY, LED-lit grow kit comes with a starter pack of herb seeds, giving your parents both a fun project and fresh flavor for their food all year round.
Gran Lattissima by De’Longhi Black
Italian-café-level coffee to support their new commute from bed to desk.
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