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What is it about shopping for your parents that makes it so stressful? They’re always saying that they “don’t need anything,” but you know deep down that there is something out there that they could use. And as you know, the best gifts for parents are functional—but they’re also sentimental and a token of your appreciation for them.
If your dad can throw down in the kitchen, top-notch cookware like a Dutch oven or some artisanal olive oils will make his day. Or if your mom is a master chess player, ahe’ll appreciate an upgraded chess set where you two can go toe-to-toe during your next visit home.
Another way to ensure that you find a really thoughtful gift for your ‘rents is to pay close attention to any household items they’ve been needing forever but have refused to purchase. We all have at least one frugal parental unit who loves to hold onto things well past their expiration date. So if they’ve got a ratty ol’ apron that’s barely hanging on by a thread, get ‘em a new one that looks super stylish, all while boosting their cooking vibe.
And if you’re feeling a little more generous than usual, there’s never a bad time to splurge on cool tech gadgets and accessories that your parents will surely love—like a chic iPad cover for their beloved tablet or a sleek wine bottle opener for the vino connoisseur.
Below, we gathered 51 thoughtful gift ideas for parents that will help make your shopping quest easier. And regardless of what you pick out for them, they’re bound to love it because it came from their fave child (aka you).
Sunday Performance Jogger
Your pops will want to wear these joggers everyday—trust. Although they resemble the comfort of his favorite sweats, it’s a wardrobe piece that he’ll be able to wear out of the house too.
Stone Essential Oil Diffuser
Moms work harder than anyone else, that’s a fact. With that in mind, it can be difficult for them to set aside some much needed self-care time. This diffuser makes it so all she has to do is drop in some of her favorite essential oils and turn it on to enter total relaxation mode.
Tuva White Terrazzo Wide Indoor/Outdoor Planter
Are your parents also plant parents? This planter constructed of gorgeous terrazzo stone composite will hold their green bb and look incredibly chic while doing so.
The Thinker Play Kit
Column Marble Bookends Set of 2
For the booklover parents, these bookends will help them display their latest reads. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that these double as some seriously stylish home decor.
HA+ Replenishing Serum
Elevate your parents’ current skin-care routine by gifting them this all-in-one serum that provides alllll the hydration. They’ll love applying this milky serum on their face and neck before bed or in the morning.
Hopper Flip 12 Soft Cooler
Adventure awaits, and this cooler will make it so your parents can transport all of their bevs in a sturdy case. It’s perfect for campers or road trips.
Weights Set of 2
Scheduling a time to get your body moving is a challenge for everyone, especially parents on-the-go. With these bala weights, they can simply strap on to their ankles or wrists and continue on about their day all while exercising. Life hack!
3800Lumens WXGA High Brightness Projector
Movie nights have never been so special. This projector will transform the next time your dad wants to watch Kill Bill for the *checks notes* 50th time and make it so you get a theater-like experience from the comfort of your home.
Apple AirTags are truly next level, people! Not only do they come in handy while traveling, but they also will help keep track of items your parents have trouble finding on a daily basis such as their keys or wallet.
Wave Series Wave Roller
Do you parents regularly complain about having back pain? This roller is here to save the day. The Wave Roller combines vibration with a cushioned foam texture to deliver a full-body experience. Additionally, it has five different powerful vibration intensity settings that can be adjusted to meet their comfort level.
Ostrichpillow Heated Neck Wrap
This heated neck wrap is great for your parents to use as they watch some TV or sit in bed. Not only does it help ease tension around their neck, but it also delivers gentle pressure to relax tense shoulders.
R270 Touchscreen Toaster
Sure, your parents probably already have a toaster in their home—but I can almost guarantee they don’t have one like this. This toaster features a touchscreen that makes it so they can choose between 34 preset bread types and customize their experience. Yes, this is what we imagined the future to look like.
Oura Ring Gen3
The Oura ring is one of those gadgets that can truly transform a person’s life. Knowledge is power, and this ring is able to track body temperature, heart rate variability, blood oxygen, and more.
Electric Wine Opener
At this point in their lives, it's all about ease and convenience. So gift them this sleek electric wine opener that uncorks their bottles with the press of a button. Plus, on just one charge, they'll be able to open up to 50 (!!) bottles.
Gratitude Card Set
Sometimes the best gifts are straight to the point. When you’ve got amazing parents, they should know exactly how you feel! Let ’em know with this sweet card set.
Moscow Mule Copper Mugs
If Moscow mules are their go-to drink, they’ll love having these pretty mugs on hand. They can enjoy a refreshing cocktail served the right way all from the comfort of home.
Ultimate Apron with Built-In Pot Holders
If one of your parents dominates the grill, they need a quality apron to rule over their domain. This pistachio hue works great for mom or dad.
Vintage Night Club Map, Ellington Luxury Scented Candle
Freshen up your parents’ place with a new scent. This candle also doubles as a piece of décor that will really stand out on a bookshelf.
Your parents would be over the moon to receive an air purifier, especially if their allergies seem to worsen every year. This one from Molekule uses state-of-the-art nanotechnology to destroy viruses, bacteria, allergens, and more. Plus, they’ll be able to track their air history and quality through Molekule’s app right from their phones!
Three Night Pack
Treat your parents to something special, like a pleasant stay in a cozy cabin. With Getaway house, they can seriously get away from it all and enjoy each other's company. And, since they have 21 sites (with more on the way) throughout the US, no matter where they live, a quick getaway is always in reach.
Ultra Large Luxury Bucket-Style Towel Warmer
Imagine stepping out of a steamy bathroom and getting to wrap yourself in a warm and snuggly towel immediately after. Your parents deserve that, so make it happen with this super luxe towel warmer. It can hold two huge bath sheets and has four heat settings and an auto shut-off feature.
Koda 12" Gas Pizza Oven
Fill their home with the aroma of yummy fresh baked pizza with this cute pizza maker. They can make all the pies they want with this easy-to-use portable gas oven that heats up in just 15 minutes.
Hot Sauce Challenge Gift Set
If you have a spicy food fanatic for a parent, gift them this very hot set of hot sauces. It features 10 different flavors, from classic Cayenne Pepper and extra hot Ghost Pepper flavors to the unique tastes of Garlic Herb and Smoky Bourbon; they'll definitely be able to find a favorite in this set.
Echo Show 15
Gift your parents this nice Amazon Echo Show that’ll help keep everyone organized with calendars, to-do lists, reminders, and more.
White Waffle Weave Resort Robe
You can never go wrong with gifting a soft and cozy bathrobe. You could even go one step further and get it embroidered with their initials for a sentimental touch.
3-in-1 Entryway Hall Tree
Your parents’ entryway might be more of a hazard than you’d like, so give them a much-needed assist. This hall tree keeps hats, scarves, shoes, and everything else neat and tidy.
Thermoelectric Wine Cooler
Let’s say your parents frequent wineries and vineyards. Unless they have room for a dedicated cellar, they need somewhere to store all those bottles! And this practical wine fridge does just that.
Specialty Drip Coffee Maker
Maybe your parents aren't here for the single-serve coffee machines and prefer to make a whole pot every morning? In that case, upgrade their classic drip coffee maker to this beautiful, matte black option from CAFÉ. It’s also wifi enabled and compatible with Alexa, Google Home, and the SmartHQ app—meaning, yep, they can brew coffee with the sound of their voice. Pretty neat, right?
Black & Off-White Walnut Bottle Grinders
Because why shouldn’t salt and pepper shakers look cool? Plus, your parents have probably used the same shakers since the ’90s. It’s time for an upgrade.
The Artist Capsule Olive Oil
Okay, let’s be honest: Your parents would probably never spend a lot of money on olive oil, so you’re gonna have to do it for them. Their pasta dishes are about to taste next level.
Family Style Bundle
Chances are your parents probably had the same cookware since you were in diapers. So gift them this stunning stainless-steel set with all the necessities: a stockpot, saucepan, sauté pan, and a small fry pan. It also comes with a 6.75-quart Dutch oven—which you can choose from seven different colorways to best match your parents’ kitchen aesthetic.
Aviator Large Metal II
If they still can't stop talking about the latest Top Gun movie, just give them these classic aviator sunnies. They might even look cooler in them than Tom Cruise.
If they've shared the desire of wanting a green thumb, turn them into plant parents with this easy-care pathos plant. It comes in a matte-white planter along with a pretty gold mister to help keep their new green baby well-hydrated.
If your parents are still rocking with the same kettle they've had since you were a kid, it's time for an update. This lil kettle can fit two quarts of water and comes in seven colors. Plus, Caraway is evening throwing in a complimentary pot holder too.
Post Aged Box
This gift is so much fun for the brandy or whiskey connoisseurs. With this set, they'll be able to age their liquors right from home. All they have to do is pour their fave spirit into the aging kit, drop in those honeycomb barrel staves, and in about 10 days, they'll have an aged bottle of their favorite drink.
Brown & Black Faux Cowhide Rug
If your parents' home decor has been the same since you were a teen, it's probs time for a change. Gifting them something as simple as a new area rug can be just what a room needs for a new look.
The Farmhouse Lounge Chair
Bring your parents’ home into the 21st century with washable furniture. Gone are the days of scrubbing away stains. Instead, with this cozy chair from Levity, your parents can just take off the removable cushion covers and toss ‘em in the wash.
Luxury Organic Signature Bedding Bundle
If they want to switch things up with their home decor, gift them a new bedding set. It's a super easy way to make a significant change.
Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed in Queen
It can be hard to get a great night's sleep. If your parents have been complaining about falling and staying asleep, it might be time to get a new mattress. Make their day—and their year, TBH—with a brand-spanking-new mattress that conforms and adjusts to their body as they sleep.
Carry On & Checked Set
If they're the traveling types, get them excited about a future trip with a brand-new luggage set. This option from July can be personalized with their name or initials in 19 different colors.
2022 Apple TV 4K Wi‑Fi with 64GB Storage
Are your parents having trouble keeping all their streaming platforms straight? Hook ’em up with a singular media device to streamline (pun intended) their TV watching.
Hand Mixer With Snap-On Storage
Using a hand mixer is annoying when you have no clue where the actual whisks have whisked off to. Fortunately, this one comes with snap-on storage, so you’ll never misplace them again.
Large Photo Album
Photos shouldn’t just live on your phone for eternity, this large album gives a place to keep all their most precious memories organized. Bonus points if you print out some family photos and add them to the album before giving it to your parents!
5.5-Quart Round Dutch Oven
Want to give a gift that will really wow? This fancy Dutch oven fits the bill and will become an heirloom passed on from generation to generation (so just think of it as an investment for your future self).
Marble Chess Game
Did you and your parents watch The Queen’s Gambit together? If you’ve been meaning to play more often, this gift is both thoughtful and educational.
Kaya 3-Piece Ceramic Planter
A quirky planter to add to their ever-growing collection of greenery will make them smile. You can place it on a credenza indoors or outside in their garden.
Oversized Logo-Flocked Cotton-Blend Jersey Sweatshirt
Got a parent who’s living that #RetiredLife and rocking sweats pretty much everywhere? Add a comfy gray crewneck to their casual wardrobe.
Cognac Faux Crocodile iPad Case
It’s no secret that parents love their iPads. Help them keep their precious tech safe with a stylish case.
Barely There Herringbone Chain
A classic gold necklace instantly enhances any look, whether it’s formal or low-key. This understated piece also makes for an ideal stocking stuffer.
Quin Ceramic Vase White
When you’ve got parents who watch HGTV on loop, they become more appreciative of the smaller details. Elevate their vase situation with this chic design.
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