Creative Gifts for Parents
Creative picks for the moms and dads on Santa’s list.
This article originally appeared on SouthernLiving.com.
Since time, money, and patience aren’t necessarily gift-able, we looked around and picked out the best gifts for parents you can wrap up and put a bow on for the moms and dads on your list this Christmas. Whether they’re new parents or empty-nesters, kitchens pros or beginner cooks, wine experts or a novice home brewer, we got it. For the on-the-go parents, a Fitbit shows you care, and helps them track their health in a sleek, tech-based way. For aspiring brew experts, a DIY home-brew kit lets them explore the world of beer making. (And a Shine Craft Vessel lets them pack it up and bring over to your place to share—how convenient.) We’ve also got beauty for him and her—parents need pampering too! A Kiehl’s skincare essentials kit feels luxe and comes in a festive bag, and the Art of Shaving sandalwood kit will keep Dad’s scruff in check. More of our favorites:
The self-described “book-lover’s best friend,” this e-reader is perfect for travellers or just busy parents. It’s like having a whole library at hand, and at all times.
To buy: $79.99; amazon.com.
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Hot and Cold Soapstone Handheld Bowls
How clever are these perfect ice cream bowls? A soapstone layer keeps your ice cream cold while the wooden exterior keeps hands comfortable.
To buy: $60; uncommongoods.com.
The Jack Pack Set
With facial cleanser, moisturizer, shave lather, body lotion, and scrubbing soap this all-you-need kit is the perfect way for dad to try a beloved brand.
To buy: $49; nordstrom.com.
RBT Cocktail Shaker
Make Santa something nice with this sleek mixer that would be at home on any bar cart.
To buy: $50; neimanmarcus.com.
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Sur La Table Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich Cookie Mix
Grown-ups love chocolate too! Sur La Table describes these as the “classic, unfussy, stick-to-your-fingers ice cream sandwiches you used to find at your corner grocer or neighborhood ice-cream van.” Call us when they’re ready.
To buy: $12; surlatable.com.
Nordic Ware Country Farm Mini Pancake Pan
This playful pan doubles as a hint you’d like some pancakes, please. (You’re never too old for parents’ pancakes right?)
To buy: $23.04; amazon.com.
Shine Craft Vessel Company Beer Growler
We love these growlers not only for their durable, adventure-friendly growlers, but also because they’re based in Richmond, Virginia.
To buy: $60; neimanmarcus.com.
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VonShef Slide Out Bamboo Cheese Board
This handy cheeseboard is ideal for parents who like to entertain—or just really like cheese. A handy slide-out tray conceals cheese knives and tools.
To buy: $29.99; amazon.com.
Chemex Classic Series Drip Coffee Glass Coffee Maker
Upgrade Mom and Dad's coffee game with this super-simple but super high-quality brewer.
To buy: $38.95; surlatable.com.
Kiehl’s ‘Jeremyville - Ultra Facial’ Collection
This pack of skincare essentials from Kiehl’s gets gussied up with a bag designed by Brooklyn artist Jeremyville.
To buy: $50; nordstrom.com.
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