The Best Gifts to Give Parents, Whether Yours or Someone Else's
Parents hold a special place in our hearts—whether they're our own parents, the people who helped raise us like their own, or the friends and family raising kids of their own. No matter what the parents on your list's interests are or what phase of their parenting life they're in, we've rounded up some of the best gifts to let them know how special they are to you.
My Family Cookbook
SHOP NOW: uncommongoods.com, $30.00
Make sure all of those family recipes get passed down and recorded for posterity with this handy cookbook-style notebook. With sections for ingredients, instructions, cook times, ratings, and of course a slot to give credit so everyone remembers this pasta sauce was grandma's specialty, it's destined to be a family heirloom.
Stroller Hook Charger
SHOP NOW: Mommy Power, nordstrom.com, $39.99
For the parent on the go, this sturdy stroller hook (it can hold up to 25 pounds of purses, grocery bags, and whatever else you care to throw at it) also has a built-in battery that can hold two full phone charges, so you never run out of juice.
Scrabble: Luxury Edition
SHOP NOW: potterybarn.com, $199.00
For the family that takes board games seriously, this luxe version (with a sleek, grey wood finish and tiles with raised metal lettering) is stylish enough to leave set up so you can play at a moment's notice.
Temperature Control Smart Mug
SHOP NOW: Ember, amazon.com, $79.95
Whether the parents on your list are too harried getting the kids off to school to drink their coffee while it's warm, or just too wrapped up in the morning paper, this app-controlled cup will make sure they never sip a cold cup of joe again.
SHOP NOW: landsend.com, $41.96
Every house could use a good throw blanket to cozy up under, like this monogram-ready fleece version.
Tile Pro with Replaceable Battery
SHOP NOW: amazon.com, $34.99 $24.90 (29% off)
Help your favorite forgetful parents keep track of everything in their life from keys to the kid's sports gear with this tracker, which lets you keep tabs on its location from a phone app and can even be prompted to make an audible ring if you're searching for something out of sight.
The Right Tool Credit Card Tool
SHOP NOW: Gentlemen's Hardware, anthropologie.com, $13.00
No matter who the handy one is in your family, they're sure to appreciate this multifunctional doo-dad that houses a screwdriver, ruler, bottle opener, butterfly wrench, saw blade, and more, all in a size that slips neatly into the card slot of a wallet.
Essential Oil Diffuser
SHOP NOW: UrPower, amazon.com, $19.99
Bring an air of calm to the house—or at least one of freshness—with this convenient essential oil diffuser.
Wine Awesomeness Subscription
SHOP NOW: wineawesomeness.com, $49 per month for 3 bottles, $79 per month for 6 bottles
Help mom and dad feel like they're traveling the world's great wine countries every month with this subscription box that brings unexpected bottles from unique winemakers and regions all over the world right to their doorstep.
Hand Carved Nose Shaped Eyeglass Holder
SHOP NOW: WhopperOnlineArt, etsy.com, $12.99
For the parent who leaves readers scattered around the house, this funny nose-shaped stand brings marries form and function by turning those extra glasses into an art piece.
Modern Lacquer Jewelry Box
SHOP NOW: westelm.com, $199.00
Give mom a place to store all of her keepsakes in this beautifully organized jewelry box.
SHOP NOW: Ralph Lauren Himeonekingslane.com, $195.00
A perfect no-fail gift for all the parents in your life? A precious family photo presented in a stylish frame.
Ansley Water Resistant Slipper
SHOP NOW: Ugg, nordstrom.com, $99.95
Who wouldn't love a cozy pair of slippers to wear around the house? And since these happen to be waterproof and have grippy treads, they can even go outdoors for leisurely strolls, walking the dog, or grabbing more firewood on a snowy evening.
Instant Pot Duo Mini
SHOP NOW: amazon.com
The do-it-all parent is sure to love this time-saving gadget that can serve as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and more. One-pot meals never came together so fast!
Passion Journal, Travel
SHOP NOW: Moleskineamazon.com, $28.80 $22.68 (21% off)
For the jet-setter, this journal is neatly set up to keep track of all their travels (there are separate tabs for short and long trips) plus wish lists, tips to remember, and pretty much everything else they need to make their own personal travel guide.
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors