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The 35 Best Gifts to Get Your Parents This Year

Get them something exceptional—and get it for them in one sitting.
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Your parents—gotta hand it to them. They brought you into this world, and you're a pretty cool person, all things considered, right? Plus, it'd be nice to recognize all the wisdom, hilarity, and hot goss about the neighbors they've shared with you over the years. So get them a gift that's exceptional, and give it to them together, not only for the potential cost efficiency but because they're not just mom and dad (or mom-in-law and dad-in-law); they're a team. A team who made you. Whether they're in dire need of some upgraded tech, eager to get into new hobbies, or ready to lean into the laziness of winter, these are the 35 best gifts for parents.

Miniature Indoor Fireplace

FLIKR
$55 AT BESPOKE POST

Give your parents the gift of cozy vibes, which in this case translates to a personal fireplace. It burns clean and really warms up a room, figuratively speaking.

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Perfect Pair of the Month Club

Murray's Cheese
$85 AT MURRAY’S CHEESE

This subscription box brings your folks two new cheeses and perfectly paired accompaniments each month. Don’t worry—you can subscribe for one, three, six, or 12 months if you don’t want to give them the gift of forever, too.

Personalized Hobby Mugs

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Shelly Klein
$50 AT UNCOMMON GOODS

They'll get a kick out of personalized mugs, one for each of them, or their kids, or their neighbor friends, or all of the above.

Vacuum Insulated Food Jars

Hydro Flask
FROM $34.95 AT HYDRO FLASK

Grab 'em a few of these mix-and-match containers so they're never without a fresh snack on a hike or a hearty meal on the road. You know they won't want to stop and buy something to eat.

Harvest Elite 360 Indoor Garden

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AeroGarden
Now 29% off
$128 AT AMAZON

This DIY, LED-lit grow kit comes with a starter pack of herb seeds, giving your parents both a fun project and fresh flavor for their food all year round.

Carbonator III

Aarke
$219 AT AMAZON

Give their extensive La Croix stockpile some healthy (and very stylish) competition.

Tasman Suede Slippers

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UGG
$100 FOR HIM AT AMAZON
$85 FOR HER AT AMAZON

Everyone is a homebody these days. Matching Ugg slippers will score you major points.

MasterClass All Access Pass

MasterClass
$180 AT MASTERCLASS

Blessedly, they're long done with their undergrad years, their high school classes, and their job training. Now, they can learn stuff for the pure joy of it, and MasterClass taps the coolest instructors to teach. A yearlong pass will give them access to Robin Roberts on communication, Bob Woodward on journalism, Thomas Keller on cooking, Serena Williams on tennis...the list goes on and on.

'The United States of Cocktails' By Brian Bartels

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Now 36% off
$16 AT AMAZON

A little bit of boozy history (along with some cocktail recipes) from around America—a gift that's both educational and fun!

College Team Crewnecks

Fanatics
$40 AT FANATICS

If your parents never miss Game Day, spruce up their weekend wear with crewnecks for their favorite team, whether it be their alma mater or yours.

Sriracha & Ranch Truffle Sauce Set

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Trufflin
$50 AT AMAZON

Make sure your parents are dressing up their meals in the utmost of style. Just be warned, truffle sauce is addictive.

Bamboo Compost Bin

Bamboozle
$50 AT FOOD52

If they’ve been trying to go green for a while, this stylish countertop composter will certainly give them a push in the right direction.

Graf Lantz Wine-O Glass Markers

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GOODEE
$19 AT NORDSTROM

Parents who entertain are almost certainly parents with enough wine glasses for all their friends and family. These felt markers ensure there's no germ cross-pollination.

Firstleaf Wine Club Subscription

Firstleaf
$100 AT FIRSTLEAF.CLUB

Has their relationship aged like a fine wine? Great, get them a mail-order wine subscription. Firstleaf quizzes them on their taste preferences then curates a selection of bottles accordingly.

Herbarium Butterfly Candle

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Gucci
$325 AT GUCCI

'Tis the season to litter their living room with pretty candles.

Super-Plush Robe

Brooklinen
$98 AT BROOKLINEN

A set of matching, ridiculously plush bathrobes will have them lounging in luxury.

Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas

L.L.Bean
$79 FOR HIM AT L.L.BEAN
$79 FOR HER AT L.L.BEAN

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Peak wintertime pajamas? L.L.Bean flannel, no question. Think how freakin' cute they'll look in their sets on Christmas morning, coffee and cameras in hand.

French Ceramic Garlic Pot

Emile Henry
$50 AT FOOD52

For the parents who worship at the alter of garlic—a.k.a. parents who love to cook—this pot will keep the cloves fresher longer, as well as neater than when they're strewn around the countertop.

Nest Learning Thermostat

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Google
$199 AT AMAZON

If your parents are constantly bickering over the thermostat, a Nest smart device does the work for them, adjusting to save energy based on their heating and cooling preferences.

Instant Pot 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker

$89 AT AMAZON

Why should they cook, now that the kids are out of the house? Get them an Instant Pot, which practically does all of the work for them.

Extra-Large Outdoor Picnic Blanket

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Picnic Time
$46 AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

With soft fleece on the up side, water-resistant tarp on the bottom, and straps for extreme portability, this thing is tactical gear for outdoorsy folks.

Handmade Espadrille Slides

Ubuntu Life
$120 FOR HER AT AMAZON
$120 FOR HIM AT AMAZON

These artisan-crafted shoes—a favorite of Oprah's, we might add—will be the first thing they pack on their next trip to someplace warm.

Yucca Fins

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Yucca Fins
$56 AT HUCKBERRY

Want a gift that's totally unexpected? If your parents have an affinity for water, then they'll get a kick—pun very much intended—out of these performance fins. For snorkling, swimming laps, or playing around in the pool with the grandkids.

Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Ayesha Curry Kitchenware
$30 AT AMAZON

Get them aboard the dutch oven train with Ayesha Curry's stylish, sturdy take on the cookware. Then, make a wish-list of meals they can cook for you, but, you know, only if they want to.

Portal Mini

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Facebook
$89 AT AMAZON

Facebook, beloved website of parents, made video calling easy yet high-tech with its smart, touch screen video display. The camera pans to capture movement, the speaker makes voices crystal-clear, and there are features that make it kid-fun, in case they have grandkids they'd like to chat with more often.

Personalized Cutting Board

Uncommon Goods
$169 AT UNCOMMON GOODS

For the foodie parents, this personalized cutting board will elevate their meal prep (and countertop) immensely.

Maraca Hammock

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Ames
$425 AT GOODEE WORLD

For parents who want to kick back and enjoy the good life in style—and in their own backyard.

Google Home Voice-Activated Speaker

Google
$75 AT WALMART

For the parents who are plugged in, get a smart home device to make their daily routines run smoothly. Google Home also allows for different user profiles, so they can share it with ease.

Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness and Activity Tracker

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Fitbit
Now 13% off
$130 AT AMAZON

For parents on the go: Get a pair of Fitbit Charge 4 wristbands, and try not to feel bad that your parents work out more than you do.

Vertuo Chrome & Aeroccino3 Milk Frother

Nespresso
$250 AT WILLIAMS SONOMA

Italian-café-level coffee to support their new commute from bed to desk.

Departure Travel Kit

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aesop.com
$53.00
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Infuse some luxury into their next trip to the airport with this kit of high-end Aesop essentials, from sanitizer to mouth wash to lip balm.

Multifunctional Knife Set

Berghoff
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$70.00
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A shiny new knife set, if quarantine turned them into newly minted home chefs.

Brass Easel & Prints

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artifactuprising.com
$55.00
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This brass easel frame comes with 12 prints, so they can swap out photos of you with photos of the dog whenever they feel like it. Really, who do you think is cuter?

Roku Streaming Stick+

Roku
amazon.com
$39.99
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Roku's simple-to-use, portable streaming stick supports 4K, HDR, and HD for the ultimate TV-watching experience—whether they're in the living room or traveling the world. Great for parents who are finally coming to terms with the death of cable.

Avenue Lead Crystal Spirits Decanter

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WATERFORD
Nordstrom
$185.00
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Finally, a crystal decanter for the fanciest set of parents.

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