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Gift Ideas For Parents & In-Laws — Mom and Dad, Nana and Pap-Pap, Empty-Nesters and Birdwatchers

November 3, 2023

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Finding the perfect gift for parents and in-laws can be, well, a journey. You want to find something that encapsulates your feelings of love and gratitude (or at least attempts to) for the ones who raised you. Whether it’s for your parents who already have everything, Nana and Pap-Pap, who’ve embraced the simple joys, or the empty-nesters who picked up a bird-watching hobby—getting it right matters. Alas, here are some gift ideas for parents and in-laws guaranteed to put a smile on their faces.

Gift Ideas For Parents & In-Laws

Bird Buddy | $249

If there’s one thing I know about parents as they get older, it’s that they tend to take on some new hobbies, like bird watching! Well, now they can bird-watch from their phones wherever they go. Don’t forget to check the coupon for $50 off!

My Family Cookbook | $30

This family cookbook is the perfect piece for them to preserve and pass down heirloom recipes to future generations.

Wusthof 7 Piece Slim Knife Block Set | $595

Why is it that all of our parents have the dullest knives? If you want to completely spoil them so they never have to suffer through another dull moment, gift them this highly-recommended-by-Chris set of knives.

Resort Bath Towel Set | $142

The ones who raised us would absolutely appreciate this luxury resort bath towel set. It doesn’t get any better than this when it comes to towels.

Nike Go FlyEase | $125

At first glance, these look like the craziest pair of shoes, but they’re actually easy on-and-off shoes, perfect for anybody who is tired of the hassle of tying laces. Just slip your foot in, and you’re ready to go! No need to even bend down.

Super-Plush Robe | $119

Parents love a robe. And this one checks all of the boxes. They will totally wrap themselves up in this luxury resort-quality plush robe every single day. (I have this on my list, too!)

Boat and Tote | $34

If you didn’t know, this tote bag is famously known for its indestructible, reliable design, but you can also get it embroidered with whatever you want it to say. Go with something sweet like “Famous Spaghetti,” or you can check out this article for some hilarious ideas.

Pickleball Paddle Set | $39

Every parent and grandparent is now practically required to play pickleball. I don’t make the rules, but I can spy a gorgeous pickleball set when I see one.

Nama Standing Mat | $79

This cushy mat makes their daily standing tasks a bit more enjoyable and easy on their bodies. Years ago, we gifted one to my parents, and it was very much appreciated. Perfect for in front of the sink or laundry room!

Mini Smart Plugs | $23

You might have to go over to help them get everything all setup, but these mini smart plugs can turn on any device by voice command. It’s as easy as saying, “Alexa, turn on the Christmas tree,” or “Alexa, turn on the humidifier,” and she gets the job done.

Heated Stadium Seat | $99

There’s nothing worse than sitting on a cold, hard bleacher for hours at a time, so gift them this cushy stadium seat with built-in holders, armrests, and heated seating. They’ll bring them everywhere!

Custom House Drawing | $60

I love the idea of gifting them a custom drawing of the childhood home you grew up in or even their childhood home they grew up in. All you have to do is send in a reference photo, and then the shop owner, Megan, hand draws it with ink.

Puzzle Board & Cover | $89

A few weeks ago, we were doing a puzzle on the dining room table, and we didn’t get a chance to finish before we had to clean it up for dinner. The next day, I ordered this puzzle board so the puzzle fun doesn’t have to end. Puzzle-makers will love this gift!

Retro Rummikub | $26

I think every empty-nester loves this game, and I’m a big fan of this retro-style tin packaging. Make sure you play a few rounds with them to create some special memories.

Personal Photo Calendar | $42

If there’s something about the generations before us, it’s that they live and breathe by a wall calendar even still. Make them a custom calendar with beautiful family photos on each month, and include all the important family birthdays and anniversaries, too. You could even make a tradition out of it and gift one each year.

Raisin CLJ x Lola Blanket | $299

I promise you, this is the blanket of all plush blankets. They’ll think of you each and every time they snuggle up with it and read a book or watch a show, which is probably an everyday thing.

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