Awwww, mom and dad! We love them, but why are they so hard to shop for?! As I get older, I’m starting to understand why. When they decide they want or need something, they typically just go out and by it right then and there, while my sisters and I will wait for a birthday or the holidays. I also find that they really already have everything they need. Are your parents the same way?
Either way, that’s not a good excuse to just say, sorry, we didn’t get you anything! I’ve rounded up some amazing gifts that are perfect for mom and dad. When I think about shopping for them, I try to think about what kinds of things they actually use and appreciate! Since they always say they have everything they need, I really take pride in finding something special that will surprise them!
Gift Ideas for Mom & Dad
Gift Ideas for Mom
1. Faux Fur Vest | 2. Paivley Boot | 3. Bouquet Camp Shirt | 4. Simple Supreme Tote (also in olive green) | 5. Color Intense Lip Set | 6. Oliva Knee High Boot | 7. Soft Touch Throw (more colorways here) | 8. Saskia Oversized Pullover (more colors here) | 9. Essential Robe (also in black) | 10. Calf Hair Bow Loafer | 11. Agate Coasters (more colors here) | 12. Kent Cardigan Sweater (more colors here) | 13. Tie Bell Sleeve Top | 14. Parke Blazer | 15. Lounge Tee, love the matching leggings too! | 16. Plumping Collection | 17. Convertible Shoulder Bag (more colors here) | 18. Elevate Me Wrap Sweatshirt | 19. Fringed Wrap Scarf | 20. Wool Maxi Wrap Coat
When I buy gifts for my mom, I try to really think about what she needs. She’s always cold, so a pretty cardigan, sweater or coat never fails! She also works out frequently, so cool new yoga clothes are always a winner. My mom also loves their home, so if I come across a pretty home item that I know fits her style, I’ll get that! These pretty coasters would be perfect!
Gift Ideas for Dad
1. Quilted Jacket | 2. Google Home | 3. Tech Fleece Jogger Pants | 4. Roshe Two Sneaker (more colors here) | 5. Noise-Cancelling Headphones | 6. Kiehl’s Men’s Starter Kit | 7. Gentleman’s 6-in-1 Tool | 8. Williams Sonoma Rub Set | 9. Cashmere V-Neck Sweater | 10. Grill School Cookbook | 11. Window Pane Sport Shirt | 12. Leather & Brass Office Accessories | 13. Glass Decanter with Wood Stopper (whiskey version here) | 14. Le Creuset Cast Iron Grill | 15. Barrett Chukka Boot | 16. Better Sweater Zip Front Jacket (more colors here)
My dad is nearly impossible to shop for—you? Most people can at least rely on being able to get their dad a shirt or tie, but even that’s tough for me. Why? My dad actually owns a men’s clothing store, ha! He’s pretty much set on all types of clothes, shoes and accessories, so I we love finding him food-related gifts as he loves to cook and loves good wine. He’s also quite the handyman and my mom jokes that he has COPD, short for “chronic obsessive project disorder” (she made this up!), as he’s almost always working on some project around the house. Technology and gadgets are usually a big hit too! What does your dad like?
When in doubt, a nice bottle of wine (if they’re into that sorta thing), a good book or gift card to a nice dinner are always great gifts! If you can’t find anything that’s perfect, an experience gift is always fun! It’s something they can do together and you know it won’t sit on a shelf for years. Just make sure it’s something they like, not a voucher for sky-diving, unless they’re thrill-seekers!
When shopping for your parents, what do you usually look for? What gifts have they loved in the past?
If you want more holiday gift ideas or holiday inspiration, make sure to check out this section of my blog! I also have a little section in the sidebar called “Holiday Happenings” that I’ll be updating on a regular basis!