Whether you’re gifting for your parents or your partner’s parents, you’re in the right place. There’s something on this list for the gardening type, the traveling type, the homemaker, and even the practical type. And although this list is more tailored towards the empty-nesters, I guarantee you’ll spot something for others on your list, too. Happy gifting!
I recently tried out the smaller 30oz Stanley cup, and it’s the perfect size and weight! The newer 2.0 version is even better with a soft grip handle and no spill straw spout. The perfect gift for any parent that maybe doesn’t want to carry the heavier 40 oz around.
Nothing says Happy Holidays quite like this whimsical snowflake crewneck sweater. I bought this to wear for our holiday cards this year and would totally buy one for my mom to twin in!
Odds are, you have a parent in your life with a green thumb whose knees “don’t quite move like they used to.” This is the perfect, practical solution to make their life a bit more comfortable.
Few gifts feel more thoughtful than personalized gifts! I think these custom doormats are so classy, and they get 10 points for coming in larger sizes! We got this for our in-laws a couple years ago and it has held up incredibly well!
If your parents are still brushing their teeth “the old-fashioned way,” do them a favor and get them a Sonicare! These are our very favorite toothbrushes. It has 3 different brushing modes, the charge lasts up to 14 days, and it comes with a travel case!
This annual pass will get you into any and all National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands, and I just know my Dad would geek out about this and tell all of his friends.
We are still obsessed with our Ninja CREAMi. It whips up the tastiest frozen treats with the simplest ingredients you already have at home. It’s the kitchen appliance your parents don’t even know they need and they’ll want to bust it out every Sunday for DIY ice cream in minutes!
Is it just me, or has every adult taken it upon themselves to help our older parents when it comes to technology? A ring doorbell is one of those devices that might not even be on their radar, but it could give them that extra peace of mind–an invaluable gift.
Chris is picky when it comes to his knives and was skeptical even to try Material, but they have become his favorite. It’s likely your parents are still using the same knife set they had around when you were a kid. Time for an upgrade!
This countertop hydroponic herb garden is so genius and pretty impossible to screw up. It tells you when to add more water and plant food, and the lights shut on and off automatically. I can’t think of a better gift than fresh year-round herbs.
These leather driving gloves are lined with cashmere, and I can’t think of anything cozier for my hands in the dead of winter. They’re even touchscreen approved!
Half Baked Harvest is all the rage, and this cookbook is jam-packed with drool-worthy recipes and beautiful food imagery. Have heard great things about the Lemon Rosemary Garlic Chicken is to die for.
I have yet to see a more stunning ovenware set. Our favorite thing to do is use the pan as a griddle atop the range. They’re made with a non-stick, non-toxic ceramic coating and are pretty enough to serve with. This oatmeal set is so creamy, but there are 5 other beautiful colorways. Chris uses something from this set EVERY DAY!
These multi-generational table topic cards are meant to get the conversation rolling around the dinner table. Things like, “who taught you how to ride a bike?” and “what’s the best thing about your age right now?” It’s creates a really sweet and thoughtful discussion that I’m taking notes over.
A really classy beautiful throw blanket is always well received! Add a monogram and you’re suddenly the favorite (again). This comes in 12 different colors and plaid variations, with optional embroidered personalization!
You cannot go wrong with gifting a classy pair of corduroy slippers for the Holidays. This olive green pair would be perfect for your father or father-in-law.
Need more ideas? Check out last year’s gift guide for parents and in-laws!
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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