11 Practical Holiday Gifts Your Parents Will Actually Use
Shopping for your parents is hard, if not impossible. Fortunately, they'll use (and love) these festive holiday gifts.
Shopping for your parents can seem like an impossible task, year after year. And nothing feels worse than seeing the gift card you got them in their kitchen drawer, 8 months after the holiday season. This year, we’ve got you covered. From luxurious pajamas to personalized leather goods, this holiday guide features gifts that are perfect for any parent.
1 Nikon D3500 Camera
Help your parents capture picture-perfect moments with a lightweight DSLR camera. Bluetooth connectivity means they can instantly share photos with family and friends on social media, and its easy-to-follow guide mode makes the camera an ideal choice for novice and professional photographers alike.
To buy: $470; walmart.com.
2 For the Sentimental Sap: Artifact Uprising Calendar
Kick off the New Year with a calendar featuring the faces of family and friends. Artifact Uprising is known for having the most beautifully designed and unique photo gifts, like this clipboard calendar. Your parents will be reminded of you with each passing month and will remember how thoughtful you are!
To buy: $55; artifactuprising.com.
3 For the Candle Lover: Homesick Candles
Candles make a great gift, but there’s nothing better than Homesick. Not only do they candles come in stunning glass votives, but each scent is unique to a specific locale. Treat Mom and Dad to the ultimate, luxurious candle that they can use for hosting company or just a quiet night at home.
To buy: From $30; uncommongoods.com.
4 For the Cozy One: UGG Slippers
Chances are your Dad has been wearing the same worn-down slippers since the early 90s. And since a replacement pair is way overdue, you may as well get him the best there is. Whether you’re getting your Dad or Mom a new pair of slippers, you really can’t go wrong with UGG. They’ll appreciate the beautiful quality, plus they’re cozy, and will last for years to come.
To buy: From $99; amazon.com.
5 For the Home Cook: Le Creuset
Have a parent that loves to cook? Give them the gift of Le Creuset. Who wouldn’t love a brand new Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet? Purchase a piece your parent will love in classic white—or jazz up their stovetop with a vibrant color like red or yellow. It’s like a functional piece of art.
To buy: From $140; williams-sonoma.com.
6 For the Cheesiest: Murray’s Cheese of the Month Club
Now here’s a gift that anyone would want, but probably wouldn’t buy themselves. Your parents can look forward to receiving 3 different cheeses, personally picked from a monger each month. Murray’s Cheese is based out of New York, but nationally known for having some of the most decadent domestic and imported cheeses and fare. You may want to make sure you’re home each month when their shipment is delivered so you can get in on the charcuterie board.
To buy: From $75; murrayscheese.com.
7 For the One On-the-Go: Mark and Graham Personalized Bags
There’s something so thoughtful about giving a gift that is monogrammed. Mark and Graham has the best selection of great quality canvas and leather bags that can also be personalized. The best part? They have something for literally everyone. From overnight bags to cosmetic pouches and technology cases, you won’t have a problem finding the perfect piece.
To buy: From $16; markandgraham.com.
8 For the Bagel Obsessed: Russ and Daughters Brunch Kit
After hosting family and friends for the holidays, the last thing your parents will want to do is cook. Russ and Daughters has been around over 100 years and are the true experts in putting together a mouth-watering spread. Send your parents the gift of an authentic New York City R&D brunch, complete with fresh hand-rolled bagels, all-natural cream cheese, lox and a classic chocolate babka.
To buy: From $140; amazon.com.
9 For the Caffeine Snob: Birch Coffee Subscription
If your parents can’t live without their morning cup of joe, the Birch coffee subscription will perk them right up. Each shipment is completely customizable and can be sent every 2 or 4 weeks. Whether your parents prefer a dark roast or a medium bodied coffee, they’ll be buzzing about this gift for months to come.
To buy: $17; birchcoffee.com.
10 For the Music Lover: Sonos Speaker
Small, sleek, and incredible quality are words typically used to described Sonos speakers. Let your parents rock out to some classic tunes or listen to a favorite podcast from anywhere in the house. And since these speakers are blu-tooth, it’s simple for anyone to stream their jams.
To buy: From $149; amazon.com.
11 For the Outdoorsy One: YETI Cooler
If you really want to impress your folks, get them a YETI cooler. This high-tech company is known for their products that keep food and drinks cold for countless hours. Whether they enjoy hiking, fishing or just a day at the beach, they will never leave home without their YETI. Check out all of the YETI accessories for stocking stuffer ideas.
To buy: $249; amazon.com.