“What are we going to get our parents” is a topic of conversation between Chris and I and all of our friends during the holiday season. Because they always just want something like…a letter. (It’s true, my mom always asks for a letter.) And while I love writing her a nice long card every year, it’s also a little mind-boggling to think of something to get people who seem to have everything. So we decided to make it a part of our gift guides this year! 16 great gifts to get your parents. Right here:
1. A collection of the New York Times front pages from each year since their birth, personalized with their name and birth date, and preserved in a handsome library binding. The collection forms a fascinating snapshot of their history. $99
2. Similar. Custom Face Magnets of all of their children, grandchildren and granddogs (as my dad puts it) for the fridge. $28
4. Similar. A Schoolhouse Wall clock that will bring back all the memories and warm up their walls. $19
5. An edition of the Llama Llama books to leave at their house to read to the grandkids. (It’s seriously so cute) $11
6. A Duel Head, Handheld, 24 function–GLORIOUS–shower head. Shower heads are actually pretty easy to swap out and they can make such a positive change in someone’s every day. $24
7. A Fitbit to motivate them to keep moving, track their steps and beat you in yours every. single. day. $78
8. A cool Essential Oil Diffuser for wellness and because it just smells so good. $22
9. The quintessential cookie jar, because no grandparents’ house should be without one. $29
10. Earlier this year we gathered all of my parents’ old VHS’s and sent them into Legacybox to have them digitized. It was such a hit and the footage still has us rolling. You can click HERE to get your Legacybox.
11. A soft robe–that’s really just a wearable blanket. Matching robes? Even better. $79
12. New flatware. Because with all the kids out of the house, they can enjoy little luxuries like a nice, weighted spoon with their empty-nester friends. $104 for 20
14. A Nest thermostat. A learning thermostat that will make them feel very cool. $226
15. A Custom Family Tree print. (They’ll probably cry.) $97
16. A Universal Harmony Remote (aka “clicker”) so they only have to use ONE remote to control everything with the TV. $112
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