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Gifts for Your Parents, In-laws, & Grandparents | CLJ Gift Guide 2018

December 6, 2018

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1. Personalized Address Stamp because they still send you, and now all of their grandchildren, a card for every birthday and holiday–even the 4th of July–and they’ll feel so cool stamping their return address on every one. $24

2. A Sonos Speaker so they can boss Alexa around all day (and sound quality is important.) $179

3. Sold out but here is another fun one$16

4. Fleece-Lined Flannel Shirt. The ultimate dad shirt–looks cool, real warm. Will definitely wear it every day. $84

5. Wool & Leather Smartphone Gloves that look as good as they function. $74 

6. UGG Ascot Slippers for men. The best slippers with thousands of perfect reviews. $109

7. Women’s UGG Slippers. So they can match.  $99

8. A collection of the New York Times front pages from each year since their birth, personalized with name and birth date, and preserved in a handsome library binding. $99

9. iRobot Vacuum. Vacuums used to be a little bit of a gamble to gift, but there is no one that wouldn’t want this robot vacuum with great reviews that works with Alexa, too! (see #2) $299

10. Do You Look Like Your Dog Matching Game A hilarious matching game that secretly applies to them. $16

11. Heat Conducting Ice Cream Scoop that makes waiting for their nightly bowl of ice cream to soften a thing of the past. $20

12. A Weighted Blanket that’s so comforting it will be like getting a hug from you every time they curl up in it. $119

13. Waterpik Water Flosser. Literally the only thing on my mom’s Christmas list last year and she still raves about it. $68

14. A Fresh wreath, that smells amazing, because even if they have everything a plant is always welcome–even from thousands of miles away. $88

15. The most stunning reclaimed Wooden Serving Platter with a large glass cloche to put on their table or counter for stunning decoration (or to store their famous homemade scones) $160

16. Cork Travel Pin Board Map because part of their retirement plan has always been traveling the world and putting a pin in new places (or all the places they have been) is gonna be their new job. $109

17. A new, pretty Doormat. $88

18. A Wüsthof Classic Ikon Hollow-Edge Santoku Knife. Chris recommends going with the 7″ and don’t let anyone put it in the dishwasher. $169


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  1. Erin says:

    I work at WaterPik, happy to see we made the list!!

  2. Kate says:

    So happy to see this, I specifically requested stuff for grandparents! However, I was a little disappointed at the price tags. My family loves to give gifts but we typically don’t spend more than $50 per person (or $100 for a joint gift). Maybe we’re the minority. Love the ideas though. I’d certainly love to receive any of these!

    • Julia says:

      I really try to focus on a variety of price points for that reason! There are 6 gifts $50 and under and a couple under $20! Of course you could also use these to spark ideas. Maybe the UGG slippers are out of your price range, but warm slippers are always a great idea.

  3. Danielle says:

    This list is magic! Especially love the New York Times book and personalized stamp-perfect for shaky hands! Thank you!!

  4. Maria says:

    LOVE that you included a waterpik, it makes my hygienist heart so happy!! (And I’m glad your mom uses it and loves it!)

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