Does finding the perfect birthday, anniversary or holiday gift for your parents present a daunting challenge every year? It’s sometimes hard to find exactly what they want or need, when so often, your mom and dad seem to have pretty much everything under the sun. But this year is going to be different, because there are so many awesome, cool and truly special gift ideas for your parents, that you’ll no longer be at a loss for what to buy. Even better, your siblings will be completely in awe of your present amazing buying prowess.
Whether your parents indoor types, or outdoor adventurers, we’ve got a plethora of perfect presents. If they love to cook, or need to learn to, we’ve got gifts for them too. If they love patio parties and get togethers with friend, there are terrific gift options on this list for them. And for parents who are interested in fun, techie kinds of toys, we’ve got lots of gift ideas. You can give them the gift of great audio, or wonderful relaxation. You can help keep their home safe and entertain their pets. In fact, there are so many fun and unique gift ideas on this list, you can’t help but find something that will be a perfect fit for their next special occasion, whether they’re a woman, man or your parents as a couple.
And to keep your shopping simple, and your budget intact, we’ve sorted our gifts into easy, price specific categories. That way you can browse through this gift list and keep your eyes out for great ideas that are affordable for you. Remember, with Amazon Prime, free two day shipping will have your gifts delivered to their door on time, even if you’re shopping at the last minute. Though we didn’t include an Amazon Prime membership on this gift list, it too makes a terrific all-occasion present, just in case you’re still stumped about what to buy after checking out all of our terrific choices. And if you’re down to the wire, and you miss the last minute options for shipping your parents a really special present, you can always please them with the wide range of e-gift cards available through Amazon that offer immediate delivery. So let’s get shopping, and fast. Here are our Top 50 Best Gifts for Your Parents.
Best Gifts for Your Parents Under $30
1. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
1. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Your mom and dad can enjoy a hot, homemade breakfast every day with this cool Hamilton Beach sandwich maker. In just five minutes, they can stack their sandwich ingredients inside, toss an egg on the cooking plate and close the lid. Once they lide the cooking plate out, their sandwich assembles itself. They can just open the lid and their hot breakfast sandwich is ready to eat. An included recipe book provides a variety of breakfast sandwich options, from the traditional egg, ham and cheese to the unique cheddar, apple, bacon and egg croissant sandwich. It’s a great and super practical gift for parents that will warm their heart and their tummies all year long. If they’re simply not breakfast eaters (or even if they are) a panini press offers all kinds of fun sandwich options for any time of the day. You might want to get them a a selection of cheeses too, just to enhance their creative sandwich making.
2. Lenspen ScreenKlean/Sidekick Touch Screen Cleaner
The Lenspen ScreenKlean is a totally nifty little gift for your parents. This cool cleaning tool is a great way to clean fingerprints from Kindle Fire, iPad and other smart devices. The SkreenKlean uses an invisible carbon compound that will keep their screens looking brand new. And, the replaceable pad is designed to last up to 150 uses, for long-lasting screen cleaning power. Two replacement cleaning pads are included with this kit so they’ll have years of spotless screens. This cool kit also includes handy microfiber cleaning cloths, perfect for camera lenses and easy to toss in your wallet to keep your smartphone spotless.
3. Epiphany Outdoor Gear V3-Pocket Bellow
Nothing goes together quite like dads and fires. Especially dads and campfires. If your dad’s the outdoorsy sort who likes to build a big roaring campfire for family camp outs, this nifty little pocket bellows would be a perfect birthday or Father’s Day gift for him. This cool little pocket bellows is an ancient fire-starting technology, molded into a modern telescopic hand tool. Your dad can start great fires with wet or dry firewood, in minutes. The telescoping action provides enough distance to keep dad’s face away from the fire while he’s giving it added oxygen. Some Baddest Bee Fire Fuses, made of cotton tinder that has been pressure infused with long burning beeswax and olive oil based are sure to get fires started fast. A Pocket Fresnel Lens (that’s what they use to magnify the light in lighthouses) can get the fire started, even if dad forgot the matches. And just in case it’s a super cold day, get both mom and dad some handy Zippo handwarmers til the fire gets going good. And
Price: $11.59 (23 percent off MSRP)
4. Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set
Your mom’s probably got her hands into everything. From gardening and cooking to changing her own bike tires, there’s no doubt her hands get dry and chapped. This year, a great little skin-rejuvenating gift for mom would be this awesome hand repair kit from Burt’s Bees. You can give her the spa treatment with this sweet little set that includes three Burt’s Bees favorites that pamper dry hands. Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream softens cuticles and nourishes nails. Almond and Milk Hand Cream hydrates her skin, and Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream hydrates dry hands with luxurious botanical butters. Plus, a pair of cotton gloves is included to hold in these moisture rich products. The adorable packaging is designed to be gift ready so you can skip the wrapping. Another indulgent treat for your mom is some Burt’s Bees lip balm. If her hands are chapped, her lips probably are too. And just so dad doesn’t feel left out, you can get him some manly Burt’s Bees products too.
5. Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook
Bondage…I mean bonding, while cooking is a particularly fun way to enhance a marriage, so if you have the kind of relationship with your parents where you can joke, laugh and have thought provoking and even uncomfortable conversations, your folks will take this lighthearted culinary treasure in perfect spirit. This hilarious parody on the soft-porn novel takes cooking as a couple to a whole new level. They’ll learn to make Dripping Thighs, Sticky Chicken Fingers, Bacon-Bound Wings, Spatchcock Chicken, Holy Hell Wings, Mustard-Spanked Chicken, and more. Sure this book is full of laughs, but it also offers up delicious recipes with a naughty twist. Can you imagine their next dinner party? If cooking together has always been your parents’ ritual, consider a couple of other fun kitchen reads like The Cookie Sutra and 50 Ways to Eat Cock. And honest, these are legit cookbooks, with loads of great recipes worth trying.
6. Crystal Decor Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp
For relaxation and cleansing, your parents deserve this unique salt lamp made from natural Himalayan salt crystals hand mined in the Himalayan Mountains. This cool gift idea for your folks features big chunks of salt in a beautiful, wrought iron basket, which is so much more interesting to look at than many Himilayan salt lamps that just feature one big salt chunk. The salt cubes release negative ions into the air, creating an effect similar to an ionizer, purifying their home naturally. Himalayan Salt lamps are made of natural crystal salt rock which when lit, add a comforting pink orange glow, similar to the relaxing effect of glowing coals in a fire. The quality of light emanating from this lamp sets their mood and enhances their sense of well-being. So while it’s a neat decorative piece, it also delivers inner peace, and who doesn’t want to give that gift to their parents this year? The salt fire bowl is another mesmerizing but dramatically designed salt lamp.
Price: $24.99 (34 percent off MSRP)
7. Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge
I admit it, after getting a couple of samples, I’m a huge fan of everything Corkcicle makes. From their triple walled, stainless steel tumblers and canteens to their Chillsner beer chillers, this company keeps dishing out artful and efficient ways to help people enjoy their favorite beverages, and from my experience, they work. Now they’ve come up with a rock solid idea that’s the perfect present for any occasion, for parents who enjoy sipping whiskey or other spirits on the rocks, but hate it when they get watered down. The Whiskey Wedge allows them to ice up their favorite liquor, but this ice melts much slower than traditional ice cubes, so their drink retains its full flavor longer. Sure it’s a cool gift for whiskey lovers, but design enthusiasts dig it as well for its innovative twist on keeping drinks cold from start to finish. Each unit contains one double old-fashioned whiskey glass and one silicone mold for freezing the wedge of ice into it.
Price: $17.95 (10 percent off MSRP)
8. Pickle Pipe Silicone Airlock Lids for Waterless Fermentation
One thing is for certain, you want to keep your mom and dad healthy for the long haul, so giving them a gift that can help accomplish that is a pretty stellar find. Fermented foods are among the healthiest things humans can eat, and with the Pickle Pipe, now they are some of the easiest to make, right at home. Your mom and dad can start making their own sauerkraut, real pickles, kimchi and other fermented foods, easily and effectively, without the hassles and costs of traditional pickling methods. These nifty jar toppers simply screw onto mason jars with the standard jar ring. How does the Pickle Pipe work? As food ferments, it releases carbon dioxide in the mason jar. If not properly vented, the jar can actually explode, but opening it exposes food to mold-causing oxygen and other contaminants. The Pickle Pipe vents gas as needed, without letting anything in to spoil food. This gift might get your parents experimenting with all kinds of fun, new food treats. Just be forewarned, you’ll likely be asked to taste whatever they’re fermenting, so be sure to give them a great food fermenting recipe book before they put you to the test.
Price: $21.95 (27 percent off MSRP)
9. iceScreen Mirror Mittz
If you need a nifty little gift of an idea for your parents’ next special occasion, but you’re on a super tight budget, the iceScreen Mirror Mittz are a great small gift idea that will save your mom and dad hours of time and help them avoid freezing hands in the winter. These mirror covers keep your side view mirrors free from ice, snow, frost, bird poo and dust. For the pure safety of it, that means your folks will have instant mirror visibility. They are easy to install and even easier to remove. The pull string and security tab prevent them from being swiped by thoughtless criminals, because the safety tab closes inside the door. Better yet, you won’t catch your mom or dad scraping their side mirrors with their debit card. They’re made of moisture resistant fabric that’s completely washable, so even if some dirty bird tries to leave an unwanted deposit, that can easily be laundered. If your family lives where the winter climate gets harsh, make this a total car care gift with a windshield snow cover and a heated steering wheel cover.
10. Bormioli Rocco Square Swing Bottle
Is your mom a creative kitchen genius? The next time you want to give her a fun little surprise, consider a gift that she’ll use for years to come. These beautiful Bormioli Roccco square bottles are the perfect way to showcase her liquid creations, from vinegars, salad dressings and marinades, to her homemade Kahlua or fruit infused vodka. Each beautiful bottle can be labeled creatively and, once filled, be presented as special handmade gifts for any occasion. The metal clamp and stopper make for an extra elegant presentation tableside or on the kitchen counter. The no drip seal makes them one of my favorites. Make them extra easy to fill with an Oxo bottle strainer and funnel set, that lets her easily pour without mess and strain out the pulp from fruit or herb infusions.
Best Gifts for Your Parents Under $50
11. Le Creuset Stoneware Butter Crock
11. Le Creuset Stoneware Butter Crock
Before refrigeration, folks kept their butter fresh by covering it with water. This stoneware butter crock from Le Creuset is both beautiful and funtionally does the very same thing. It keeps up to six ounces of butter soft and spreadable without refrigeration. If your mom is a butter lover, this is a perfect small gift idea. To see how simply this butter crock works, you just pack the cute cup side with butter and fill the crock one-third of the way up with cold water. Then you invert the butter cup into the crock where the water creates an air tight seal and boom, you’ve got sweet soft butter. Another great bonus about this butter crock is that air tight seal keeps the butter from taking on kitchen aromas and the ceramic crock surface doesn’t allow the butter to permeate the vessel. If your mom already has a butter crock, but you’re still looking for a fun small gift for her, the Le Creuset Syrup Jug and the Berry Jam Jar are totally adorable.
12. Home & More Armada Monogrammed Circle Doormat
Parents never want to be treated like a door mat, but they could very well like to be treated to a new door mat. This is a super fun anytime gift for your parents that lets them warmly welcome people to their home in a personalized way. The beautiful combination of coir and rubber in this doormat makes their front door appealing with a large initial in the center. Of course, I picked H, since my last name starts with that letter, but these lovely door mats are available in any letter you want. While the heavy-duty rubber adds weight and elegance, the coir acts as a natural scraper for shoes to keep debris from entering their home. If their doorstep is on the smaller side, you could get a personalized half circle door mat. If their porch is a large one, there are even larger versions of this personalized door mat.
13. LectroFan – Micro, Wireless Sound Machine With A Twist
One thing you can bank on is the fact that your parents could really use a good night’s sleep. That’s the beauty of this amazing little wireless, portable sleep solution. It’s going to put them out like tired babies. LectroFan micro is a premium portable sound machine for sleep, relaxation, studying and conversation privacy. It is also a portable Bluetooth speaker system that connects to a smartphone, tablet, computer or any other compatible Bluetooth device. LectroFan micro is the perfect travel size product to accompany the original full sized LectroFan sound machine. The unique swivel mounting design of the speaker lets it be pointed in any direction with a simple twist. The duel use of the micro will make it a must take device for all your parents’ adventures. This super cool gift idea is just one of the innovative products you’ll find on Amazon Launchpad.
Price: $34.95 (13 percent off MSRP)
14. Mission Belt Men’s Leather Ratchet Belt
I bet your dad taught you that it was important to give to those most needy, especially during the holiday season. So why not show him that you’ve learned his lessons well with this awesome Christmas gift for dads? The Mission Belt is more than a luxurious leather belt that will amp up his style, he’ll feel great wearing it because it’s a belt with a cause. The Mission Belt is an evolution in belt design, style and function, with sleek, clean looks, and no holes to stretch or wear over time. The ratcheting belt buckle means dad’s no longer restricted to one inch size adjustments, so he can get a perfect fit every time, especially important right after those hefty holiday meals. But here’s the extra-cool kicker – a dollar from every Mission Belt sold goes to help hungry families worldwide become self-sufficient. It’s a hand up and not a handout, and your dad will love you for choosing this cool Christmas present. For casual outdoor activities, the Mission Belt offers a nylon strapping version. This cool company even has NCAA licensed belts, so you can get dad one that lets him sport his favorite team.
15. ZUS Nonda Smart Car Charger with Car Locator App
It really doesn’t matter how old you are, sometimes it tough to remember where you’ve parked your car, whether it’s at a huge sporting event or just a crazy Saturday at Costco. Now the ZUS Nonda Smart Car Charger comes with a handy app to help your parents avoid those frustrating and sometimes embarrassing moments when they can’t quite remember where the heck they parked. ZUS is a smart car finder and USB car charger. It charges up your mobile devices at max speed and finds your car with the companion iOS/Android app. This is a cool Christmas gift for parents who are on the go and need to charge their devices. I personally want the car locator for those days when I in a daze and simply can’t easily find my car in a busy parking lot. Another innovative idea is this car charger that also acts as a window breaking hammer so they can quickly escape their vehicle in case of an emergency. If your folks only misplace their wallets and keys, the Tile finder system might be right for them.
16. Vremi Garden Tool Set with Gardening Tote & Work Gloves
Do your parents have a green thumb? Are they always out puttering or pottering in the garden? This awesome nine-piece set of horticulture helpers makes short work of garden duties. The wonderful simplicity of the easy-carry tote means they won’t be juggling tools or having to go back to the garden shed on multiple trips. A gardener’s knee pad is a total joint saver for long afternoons knee deep in weeds and flowers. If your parents are getting on in years, think about ergonomically hand friendly gardening tools. Some of the best fatigue-reducing, power-enhancing hand pruners are made by the folks at Fiskars. And save their knees with a portable gardening seat that gives them quick access to all their tools, while reducing stooping and bending.
Price: $32.99 (18 percent off MSRP)
17. Hickory Farms Sausage & Cheese Collection Deluxe Gift Set
You’ve hit an impasse and you’re convinced your parents have absolutely everything, making them impossible to buy for. Take heart (and stomach.) A Hickory Farms gift box filled with delicious cheeses, their world famous summer sausages and some yummy mustard will absolutely be among the most appreciated gift deliveries at absolutely any time of the year. Always at the ready when unexpected guests arrive, these yummy treats will be so appreciated. Plus, if you bring along some nice red wine and dark chocolate, you’ll save them from preparing you and them a meal. If your folks are more into healthy eating options, consider a delectable Gourmet Fruit Box.
18. Hikeren Car Vacuum Cleaner
I never thought a car vacuum would top my mom’s wish list, but it actually is the present she keeps asking for this year. A great, easy to use car vac that plugs right into the cigarette lighter means your mom and dad won’t have to mess with the big house vacuum, and its often less-than-flexible hoses and attachments. This nifty little vacuum can quickly and efficiently clean up all the dirt, dust, leaves and needles that can make their car look a mess and we know your mom and dad like things neat and tidy. The really cool thing about this car vacuum is that it offers both wet and dry cleaning, meaning not only can they clear away dirt, they can also wash away little stains, because we all spill in the car now and then. Its special brushes, nozzle and easy carry storage bag will let them take this quick little car cleaner on any road trip. Get them some seat back organizers to carry other necessities like water bottles and paper towels, and a nice little car garbage can too.
19. Queen Size Shredded Cooling Memory Foam Bamboo Pillow
Who says the gift of lots of good nights of sleep isn’t just about the best present you could possibly give to your parents this year? They might not be sexy or showy, but this pair of pillows features cool comfort memory foam technology that keeps these pillows cool all night long. The breathable bamboo cover keeps these pillows dry, and provides maximum comfort next to the skin. Plus, the hypoallergenic bamboo fiber cases help protect against dust mites, and because they’re moisture wicking, they also resist the chance of your pillows getting mold and bacteria build-up. These great pillows can help provide relief from many common sleeping issues including snoring, insomnia, migraines, neck and back pain, allergies and TMJ. If you want to doll them up, consider a set of new bed linens to go with them.
Price: $39.99 (60 percent off MSRP)
20. Woolrich Women’s Morning Mist Photo Reel Wrap
If your mom is like mine, she loves a beautiful big scarf to wrap around her shoulders or to twist around inside the neck or outside the collar of a coat or jacket. This beautiful Woolrich scarf is like a morning sunrise in the desert, with rich hues of orange, red, gold and black. It would look absolutely gorgeous draped around the neck of a great little black dress. You could also get her the perfect chocolate brown sweater with this scarf to accessorize it. Or simply get it to brighten up the look of her black or brown winter coat like a warm ray of sunshine.
Best Gifts for Your Parents Under $75
21. MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker
21. MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker
If your parents are like mine, they are looking at downsizing rather than getting more or bigger stuff. This nifty MiniPresso would make such a cool and surprising gift for your parents. It is the most compact espresso machine, yet it’s capable of making high quality espresso, anywhere and everywhere. The MiniPresso is hand operated, so you don’t have any need for batteries, and it doesn’t require electric power either. Perfect for their motorhome or on camping trips, car trips and just during the day when they need a coffee break, the MiniPresso is the perfect solution. MiniPresso has a sleek modern design, and intuitive operation, so making their next espresso is going to be a snap. You might want to get them some good french roast coffee and an extra cup so they can both enjoy this delicious gift.
Price: $59.95 (8 percent off MSRP)
22. Keter Cool Bar Rattan Style Outdoor Patio Cooler Table
This super fun patio table does double duty for your outdoor loving parents. First, it’s an efficient, just the right height patio table to set the paper and a couple of mugs of coffee on in the morning. But by afternoon, this clever piece of patio furniture can transform into a mini-patio-party central. With a 7.5 gallon capacity, simply slide up and secure the top to cocktail table height, and fill the bottom with ice and plan for your cold drinks to stay that way for up to 12 hours. This versatile patio table is super easy to change back into a coffee table. Just remove the plug and drain the cooler, move the top back into it’s original position and no one will be the wiser about the party your parents threw the evening before. This fun porch and patio gift for your parents will keep them enjoying time with their friends and staying in the outdoors. Some comfy matching Adirondaks would add a nice touch to their relax time on the patio, and a patio fireplace would make evenings even more cozy.
23. ION Audio Archive LP | Digital Conversion Turntable with Built-In Speakers
Buying your folks a perfect gift is all about making memories, and if your parents grew up in the vinyl generation, they probably have boxes of old LPs carefully stowed away in what used to be your bedroom. For their next special occasion, anniversary or birthday, give your parents a blast from the past with this cool record player that has built in stereo speakers. It will even connects to their computer via USB to turn records into digital music files so they can listen to their favorite CSNY, Beatles, Rolling Stones or even older LPs anywhere they’ve got a digital device. Be sure to get them a vinyl record cleaning kit to optimize the sound on their new turntable. In fact, you could turn this fun gift idea into their own private dance club with some fun mood lighting.
24. Bushnell PowerView Super High-Powered Binoculars
These super high-powered binoculars from Bushnell will make stargazing, bird watching and scenic landscape viewing so much more fun. This great gift for your parents offers the perfect opportunity for them to stop and enjoy life and all the beauty that surrounds them. With 20x magnification and 50mm objective diameter, these binoculars will be easier to use, with less shakey images and a more steady view. Bushnell’s excellent multi-coated optics guarantee superior light transmission and brightness. These binoculars offer a 170 foot field of view, and the patented one-touch insta-focus system holds subjects in sharp focus. The nonslip rubber armor absorbs shock in case your folks drop them, but these great binoculars do have a limited lifetime warranty, just in case. If your folks are more stargazers than travelers, a home telescope is another fun option to enhance their view of the world.
25. Andre Dluhos – Blue Mist – Limited Edition, Signed and Numbered Print, 2016
If you’re on a budget, but you have parents who seem to have just about everything, a fine art print can be a wonderful gift idea. Beautiful art can brighten any room and anyone’s spirits. Blue Mist by artist Andre Dluhos is a gorgeous, limited edition giclee print of a foggy and misty forest of trees. With an edition of only 75 prints, this one comes signed, numbered and dated by Andre Dluhos. It measures 12 by 16 inches, ready to mat and frame into a standard 11 by 14 opening with an overall size of 20 by 16 inches. This print ships rolled in protective rigid packing to ensure against creasing and bending. If you’re fond of this artist’s style, you can also choose floral prints and other impressionistic prints by Andre Dluhos at very approachable prices.
26. Pure Zesty Lemon Spa Basket
Make your mom feel like the treasure she is. Give her the gift of pampering relaxation with this beautiful Pure Zesty Lemon Spa Basket. She can nourish her skin, and indulge in relaxation. Rachelle Parker’s Pure gift sets provide a luxurious spa experience. Your mom can refresh before facing a new day, or enjoy a relaxing evening bath, exfoliate her skin, or gently massage while immersed in fresh, citrusy and delightful fragrances. Infused with irresistible fruit scents reminiscent of bright sunshine and clear blue skies, this gift basket is certain to lift her mood and add a bright spark to her day. The Pure Pear scented bath set is another soothing option, and the Fresh Strawberry set will remind her of a sunny spring day.
27. Conair Home Towel Warmer and Drying Rack
There’s nothing worse than getting out of the shower in the morning to a cold, semi-soggy towel. That’s why this awesome towel warmer is the perfect Christmas present for your parents. It’s the promise of cozy mornings on even the coldest of day. The Conair Electric Towel Warmer is thoughtfully designed to make the most of available bathroom space. It’s easy to operate with no fiddling with switches and knobs. The unit simply plugs into a standard wall outlet, so mom and dad just need to drape some fluffy towels or their robes over any of the heated bars. Thanks to a built-in power indicator light located on the base of the towel warmer, they’ll know instantly that it’s on and heating up. From there they can go about their normal morning routine and when they’re done showering a cozy warm towel will be ready and waiting. Depending on the layout of their bathroom, they might need a box style towel warmer.
Price: $54.99 (27 percent off MSRP)
28. HoMedics Deep Kneading Shiatsu Foot Massager
As your parents get older, their feet need more tender loving care. That’s what makes the HoMedics Deep Kneading Shiatsu Foot Massager such an awesome present for your mom and dad. This cool machine gives a deep kneading shiatsu massage that relaxes and soothes their feet. Multiple options give users total control. This machine has six rotational heads for double the massage, 18 massage nodes, and soothing heat that lets them have a perfect shiatsu experience. The easy to use toe-touch control makes operation simple and straightforward. You can also get a foot bath massager, with deliciously comforting, bubbling water. For trouble with neck and shoulder aches, you might also think about a neck massage pillow. You can almost hear your whole body say “ahhhh…”.
29. Nine Piece Wine Gift Set
If your parents are wine lovers, this beautiful gift set is a perfectly elegant and indulgent present for them. The nine piece wine set comes in a gorgeous Rosewood gift box that beautifully displays a wine stopper, a rabbit lever style wine opener with two extra cork screws, a wine aerator, a wine thermometer for serving at the perfect temperature, a drip ring, wine foil cutter and a wine stopper set. To make this a true surprise, order them a gift box of delicious of new wines to try out with their friends over the holidays, and perhaps some stemless wine glasses.
Best Gifts for Your Parents Under $100
30. LED Word Clock
30. LED Word Clock
We’ve all been there in the middle of the night, trying to decipher our clock to see how much longer we can sleep in. This awesome LED Word Clock is a super cool gift idea for parents who like or need things easy to read, especially as they get older. Forget numbers, the LED Word Clock displays the time as text instead. It’s easy to set, easy to read, and a great conversation starter around their home or office. Instead of two hands or a digital display, the LED Word Clock shows the current time as words in bright white LED light. For example, if the time were 10:50 the LED clock would say “It is ten minutes to eleven.” At 6:25 it would say “It is twenty-five minutes past six.” If time isn’t an issue, give them a chuckle when telling the time with the Whatever Wall Clock. If your parents are mathematicians or engineering teachers, the
Decodyne Math Clock is another fun option.
Price: $79.95 (20 percent off MSRP)
31. Nest Protect Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm
There’s nothing more important than keeping your parents safe, and any time is the perfect time to give them a gift that will offer them safety and peace of mind… the Nest Protect. This unit looks for fast-burning fires, smoldering fires, and carbon monoxide. It can tells your folks exactly where the danger is, and alerts their phone in case they’re not home. It has an industrial-grade smoke sensor, can be hushed from your phone, tests itself automatically, and lasts up to 10 years. You wouldn’t want your parents to put up with a rotary phone or a black and white TV, so why not get them a safety alarm that does more than beep or chirp at 2am. Nest Protect can even light their way at night, which could be a life saver. The Nest Learning Thermostat is another incredibly smart gift for your folks. It automatically learns the temperatures they like and reacts accordingly.
32. All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet
If you’ve been wanting to get your parents a tablet, the Fire HD 8 is so affordable you can get them each one as a gift any special occasion. They’ll enjoy entertainment with a fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and a 50 percent increase in RAM over the previous model. The widescreen 1280 x 800 high-definition display with over a million pixels (189 ppi) and a bright, vivid picture makes it perfect for enjoying movies and games with less glare and more brightness. With 16 GB of internal storage, they can even expand up to 200 GB using a microSD card. Now with up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life, Fire HD 8 gives also lets them capture life’s moments with a 2 MP rear-facing camera for taking photos or shooting 720p video. The front-facing VGA camera is perfect for Skype calls with friends and family. And this great tablet is holds up to every day life, and is more than twice as durable as the iPad Mini 4 for a whole lot less money. An even more powerful 32 GB Fire HD8 is available at not a huge price increase. Plus, if you’re also shopping for neices, nephews or other kids on your Christmas list, You can get the kid-proof Fire Kids Edition with a no-questions-asked replacement guarantee.
33. AVITAL Security & Remote Start System
While finding the perfect presents for parents can be a challenge, this cool device is, hands down, a great gift idea for your dad. It’s a security system with a remote car starter and keyless entry. Whether your parents live in cold climates and want to heat up their car before heading out, or they’re in a hot locale where they’d like the AC kicking in before getting in their car, this cool unit from Avital get the engine running, but keeps the car locked. It’s stinger double-guard shock sensor warns away car thieves, and it includes two four-button remotes, one for mom and one for dad. They’ll both enjoy the comfort and security of this system. Another cool gift option for enhancing your parents’ comfort and reducing their anxiety would be a wireless back-up camera. And since driving with the heat or AC on tends to dry out eyes and noses, how about considering a Mini USB Humidifier?
34. Monster Brew Mini Bookshelf Amber Ale Brewery
Most dads love beer, but not many know how to make their own. Give your dad a gift that will tickle his imagination and his tongue. The Monster Brew Mini Bookshelf Amber Ale Brewery includes everything he’ll need to start brewing great beer right at home. Each kit features a clear one gallon glass carboy that lets you peer into the process of fermentation. Dad will watch the beer transform over three weeks from raw grain to delicious craft beer. The instructions read like a recipe, with the novice brewer in mind. Every step of the process is explained in vivid detail. This ensures that even a newcomer to home brewing can use the Mini Monster and produce great tasting beer in as few as three weeks. The ingredients used are fresh, with the hops arriving in a light-proof, vacuum sealed packet to ensure no loss of flavor. Every kit also includes a packet of premium quality dry yeast from Fermentis. Get him some awesome pint beer glasses and a big snack box so he can invite his guy friends over to impress them with his brewing prowess.
Best Gifts for Your Parents Over $100
35. Delsey Luggage Embleme Carry-On Trolley
35. Delsey Luggage Embleme Carry-On Trolley
If your parents like to travel, Why not give them the gift of some super stylish and ultra-lightweight carry-on spinner luggage? This scratch-resistant suitcase features two fully lined compartments for convenient packing and offers plenty of room for personal items. It’s constructed from lightweight polycarbonate, formulated to achieve the highest standards of extreme temperature and impact resistance. Off-centered, double spinner wheels assure smooth maneuverability and keep zero weight on their arm, which is especially important if your parents are getting on in years. The fully lined interior offers two packing compartments with tie-down straps on one side and a zippered divider on the other to minimize shifting of contents. It also includes and identification tag and the included tracking plate makes it simpler to locate lost luggage. It also has a TSA accepted lock which allows agents to open and inspect their suitcase without damaging the lock. Plus, if you get them a suitcase, perhaps they’ll want to come visit you more often. Delsey also makes a larger 25 inch hard side suitcase as well as a 30 inch version of the same. Buy them individually or as a full set.
36. Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer with ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology
Parents love taking pictures, especially of their grandchildren. But even more than that, they love getting pictures of them that they can easily share with their friends. So why not simplify, and give them this totally awesome portable printer? A perfect present for parents, the Polaroid ZIP mobile printer can quickly print out photos from their android or iOS device that are wallet sized and easy to carry. This brand new standalone mobile printer is designed to print vibrant, colorful photos from a variety of sources, and it weighs just 6.6 ounces. Sending photos to this nifty mobile printer is super easy. They simply connect their iOS or Android smartphones, tablets and other devices over Bluetooth or NFC, and print wirelessly from anywhere within range. They’ll get a free a download of the Polaroid ZIP app for iOS and Android devices. With a few finger taps, they can edit photos before printing. Make sure to get them plenty of photo paper, because once they start printing, they won’t want to stop. A little hard case makes it easy for your mom to slip this cool printer into her purse and take it anywhere.
37. Maxam Vegetable Chopper
If your mom spends hours in the kitchen chopping and slicing vegetables for fancy presentations and special recipes, give her the gift of time with this awesome Maxam Vegetable Chopper. This cool kitchen gadget enhances any meal with precisely cut and chopped veggies for so many different dishes from salads to lavish fruit tarts. This kitchen utensil saves time and money at the grocery store. You know how expensive pre-cut produce is, and it loses lots of nutritional value before they even get it home to the fridge. This vegetable chopper is easy to use, and will cut food waste while speeding up food prep chores. The Maxam Vegetable Cutter is one of the most versatile kitchen tools because the five stainless steel cones included will do all manner of slicing and chopping chores. This set includes five stainless steel cones: a shredder, a stringer, a french fry cutter, a sliver, and a waffler. For safety, it has a protective finger guard that can be removed for easy cleanup. The vegetable chopper features a professional three-leg suction cup base for a firm and stable grip on either a table or the counter. The heavy-duty chrome finish shows the high quality. And for super easy clean-up, the cones are dishwasher safe. Another fun and inexpensive kitchen addition would be a four piece fruit slicing and coring set. And if your mom is like mine, she probably has an ancient garlic press. Get her a great garlic press that doesn’t require peeling the garlic cloves.
38. Char-Broil The Big Easy TRU-Infrared Oil-Less Turkey Fryer
You can help make cooking the turkey (and a lot of other meats) a job that either your mom or dad can easily and safely accomplish. The Char-Broil Big Easy TRU-Infrared Oil-less Turkey Fryer is the stress-free present that lets them fry their turkey, roasts, and favorite cuts of meat. With no hot cooking oil to purchase, splatter, or dispose of, the Char-Broil Big Easy offers a delicious, safe, and simple alternative to frying with oil. The Big Easy uses infrared heat to cook a turkey from start to finish just as quickly as oil-frying. And, of course, food cooked without oil is healthier, too! Safely cook a turkey (up to 16 pounds) or chicken in about 8 to 10 minutes per pound without waiting around for the oil to heat up. And because the Big Easy is oil-less, it offers the versatility to cook a variety of items in addition to turkey, like roasts and other large cuts of meat. The best part of this cool Christmas gift is that there is no hot oil to purchase, splatter or dispose of, resulting in a headache-free, delicious, safe and simple alternative to oil-fried turkey. They may need to temp for doneness, so get them an instant read thermometer and some heat resistant gloves for handling that hot turkey.
39. Haier 8-Bottle Bottle Wine Cellar with Electronic Controls
Compact, and perfect for keeping white wines and champagne chilled to exactly the perfect temperature, this nifty little wine cellar is a great gift for your parents. The ideal spot for their favorite wines, the Haier Thermo Electric Wine Cooler keeps a set of up to eight bottles perfectly chilled and readily accessible. Its double-pane insulated glass door is topped by an adjustable digital thermostat with an easy to read, blue LCD light display that controls an ultra-quiet thermoelectric cooling system and manual defrost. Four full-width chrome shelves offer compact storage and vibration-free protection. The perfect size to set on a counter top, this will fit easily into a kitchen or den. Of course these awesome wine cellars come in an 18 bottle size, or an even smaller six bottle size.
40. Amazon.com Gift Card
One of the best (and clearly easiest) presents for your parents is the gift they can choose themselves. With millions of gift options on Amazon.com, they’ll have unlimited choices to fulfill their wish list no matter what time of year it is. Who knows? They may want to wait to spend until the something specific they’ve been looking for happens to go on sale at a deep discount. A gift card is a wonderful and thoughtful way to let your mom and dad know you’re thinking of them at their birthday, anniversary or just because. If they’re coffee lovers, you can get them a Starbucks Gift Card. If you’re buying specifically for mom, a Sephora gift card is a fun choice, but be sure to check out Amazon’s Luxury Beauty products before you decide. If your folks are do-it-yourselfers, a Lowe’s gift card might be just what they need and want.
41. iRobot Roomba 770 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
If your parents are like mine, they hate to vacuum, especially under beds and tables. The older they get, the more difficult and uncomfortable it becomes. A wonderful gift idea for your folks is a robot vacuum. The Roomba 770 Vacuum Cleaning Robot provides a thorough clean, all over the house, all at the push of a button. The patented, three-stage cleaning system easily picks up dust, pet hair and large debris like cereal. They can also preset Roomba to clean when it’s convenient for them, making it so easy to keep up with everyday mess, without getting in their way or becoming a trip hazard. Roomba works on all floor types, and at just 3.6 inch tall, is specifically designed to fit under most furniture, beds and kickboards. If your folks have tile or wood floors, they might also love the Braava mopping robot and plenty of additional mop pads to keep things clean.
42. Pure City Dutch Style Step-Thru Bicycle
Give your mom a sweet ride with this awesome step-through Pure City bike that she can ride around the neighborhood, to the store or for some great exercise on paved pathways around home. Pure City bicycles are designed with the city rider in mind. With hand-selected components, this bike is designed to give her the best riding experience possible. Choose between a single-speed, a 3-speed Shimano Nexus hub or, an external 8-speed cassette to get the gearing that’s right for her riding style and her city’s character. Every bike also comes with a versatile rear rack, front and rear fenders and a bell, so she’ll be ready for meeting up with her girlfriends for a cocktail, or cruising along on a quiet morning ride. Make sure you get her a a really good helmet and dissuade her arguments about how it messes up her hair. If she’s more likely to do casual jaunts rather than ride serious miles, cute up her ride with a sweet bike basket and for heaven’s sake, don’t forget a bike lock.
43. Ring Video Doorbell Pro
This year, why not invest in a gift for your parents that keeps them ultra safe? The Ring video doorbell is an excellent option that will keep them feeling protected from unexpected guests or unwanted intruders. With an ultra slim design and advanced features, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro is the premium, compact, wi-fi video doorbell. This great unit easily hard wires to the existing wires from their internal doorbell and allows them to conveniently monitor their home from anywhere, simply using their mobile device. This wireless doorbell comes with a choice of interchangeable face plates, so you can help them perfectly match for their home’s aesthetic. With key features that include a 1080p HD camera, advanced motion detection, and five ghz wi-fi compatibility, this video doorbell works with iOS, Android and Windows 10. It also has weatherproof construction and infrared night vision, so your parents can monitor their home around the clock, day or night, rain or shine. You can enhance their safety even more with the Ring Chime that sends you instant alerts as soon as someone presses their doorbell or triggers their motion sensors. The Ring Stick Up Cam allows them to see anyone on their property from anywhere via their smartphone or tablet.
44. Amazon Echo
For smart sound that fills the room, the Amazon Echo is an awesome hands-free speaker you control with your voice. It’s a great gift for parents who might not want to mess with a traditional stereo anymore. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more, instantly. All you have to do is ask. Amazon Echo provides hands-free voice control for Amazon Music Just ask for a favorite artist or song, or request a specific genre or mood. They can also search for music by lyrics, when a song or album was released, or let Alexa pick the music for them. Amazon Echo also provides hands-free voice control to Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. If this seems a bit to complex for your folks, get them the smaller, and somewhat less complex Echo Dot.
45. “iJoy” Robotic Massage Chair
Because your mom and dad deserve all the good things in life, and those good things really do come in small packages, give your parents the gift of total relaxation with the ergonomically designed, smart-form Human Touch “iJoy 2310” Recline and Relax Robotic Massage Chair. This amazing massage chair’s beauty goes well beyond skin-deep, and lets them enjoy a fantastic massage whenever they want. As a space saving compact chair, the recliner ingeniously fits in small spaces, making it an excellent choice, especially if your folks have downsized to a condo or smaller home. They can recline back all the way to a near 180-degree angle, and enjoy any of the three intelligently designed auto-massage programs which incorporate four expert massage techniques including kneading, compression, percussion, and rolling. It’s terrific for sore muscle relief, stress therapy, and overall back wellness. This awesome chair also comes in an upscaled model with more automatic controls. Get them some relaxing music to listen to while they’re enjoying their massage and they’ll be sure to sleep like babies.
46. Furbo Dog Camera & Treat Tosser
Are your parents just crazy about their pets? Do they worry when they leave them home alone? Now you can give them the ultimate connection with the Furbo Dog Camera and treat tosser. Furbo is a smart dog camera with a connected app that lets them see, talk, and even toss treats to their dog when they’re away. They can treat their dog from anywhere, with just the swipe of a button on the free Furbo iOS/Android app. Furbo offers HD live video streaming with a 120° wide-angle camera with 720p HD, 4x digital zoom and night vision for crisp clear images of their dog. Furbo also has a built-in microphone and speaker so they can be in communication with their pooch and even give them voice commands. Furbo senses when their dog is barking and sends a push notification to their smartphone. Designed with input from over 5,000 dog parents, vets, and dog trainers, Furbo is made specifically to suit the needs of dogs and their owners. It also offers a training component tailored to a dog’s unique visual capabilities. The Petcube is another, non-treat dispensing option that offers a laser light to play with their dog while they’re away. If all you’re looking for is a pet cam with no bells and whistles, the Ouvis veezon is a much more affordable option.
Price: $224 (10 percent off MSRP)
47. Marc New York Men’s Slade Smooth Lamb-Leather Jacket
If your dad’s a classy and fashionable guy, you might consider giving him this cool looking lambskin leather jacket by Marc New York. The 100 lambskin leather is as soft and smooth as a baby’s behind, and the clean styling is just trendy enough. This is a semi-dressy looking jacket for the kind of guy who likes to look great in jeans or slacks. This jacket features a funnel collar to keep zipped up when the weather is nasty, and a good looking yoke design that adds a nice, stylish touch. It also has a zippered chest pocket to keep all his necessities tucked safely inside. If you think dad’s a little more edgy, get him a cool leather motorcycle jacket. And if he’s a Harley Davidson aficionado, a genuine Harley Davidson jacket would send him over the moon.
Price: $297.50 (50 percent off MSRP)
48. 77tech Golf Putting Green
If your mom and dad love to golf, or even if they just like to practice their putt, this portable backyard putting green is a fun and relaxing present they can even bring in the house on bad weather days. For a realistic experience, this artificial green has multi-tone and varied length grass, and it easily rolls up and stores in a small space. Get them some golf balls and two practice putters for hours of fun, no matter what time of year it is.
49. Clarisonic Alpha FIT
Who says men don’t want great looking skin? You dad would likely be thrilled to receive this awesome new facial cleansing brush developed especially for men. If you’re thinking about his birthday or any other special day, it might just be the perfect gift for him. The Clarisonic Alpha FIT is especially engineered for men’s tougher skin. The new men’s cleanser, Alpha Cleanse, helps clean, energize and exfoliate his skin. This sulfate-free, foaming gel cleanser is formulated with a combination of fruit acids, caffeine, ginseng, and aloe for smoother, softer skin. The facial cleansing brush head is designed with shorter bristles for a man’s more resilient resilient skin, leaving it feeling invigorated while it cleanses away sweat, dirt and oil for smooth skin and a cleaner shave. Don’t forget to get him an extra brush head, because once he starts seeing the results, he’ll be using his cleansing brush morning and night. If you can get him using a men’s facial moisturizer, he’ll literally see the years melt away.
50. Baby Quasar PURE RAYZ Skincare Therapy Device
If your mom is getting older, she’s probably stewing about wrinkles. Why not give her the gift of younger looking skin? Pure Rayz by Baby Quasar is the most advanced, FDA-cleared “anti-wrinkle” skin care tool that she can use at home. It is designed for effortless anti-wrinkle treatment, caused by depleted collagen and weakened elastin around the eyes, brows and mouth, and everywhere in between. Its large treatment head allows for maximum application of light along the intricate contours of the face. The amount of power emitted by Pure Rayz is four times stronger than many similar devices, and more power means better results. This cutting edge technology offers a safe and natural approach to the treatment of aging skin. It’s cleared to work on all skin types and tones, without the need for down time. Treatment is easy. With Pure Rayz, it takes only eight weeks to see real results. If you think she’d be more inclined to use an anti-wrinkle cream more than a machine, there are many effective and luxurious options out there. And if she’s worried about a sagging chin or neck, there are great neck creams for that as well.
Heavy, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon. Our product recommendations are guided solely by our editors. We have no relationship with manufacturers.