21 Holiday Gift Ideas for Parents

They have spent their entire lives thinking about you and your needs. Take a minute to show them you care. Here are some holiday gift ideas for the parents.

They have spent their entire lives thinking about you and your needs. Take a minute to show them you care about them for once, would ya?

holiday gift ideas for the parents

An Iconic Throw Blanket, $170
Nothing pleases quite like these iconic stripes. Mom and dad will love this throw for snuggling on the couch.holiday gift ideas for the parents

Carnivore Club Subscription, $55 per box/month 
If your parents need an excuse for date nights, this box is it! Each box comes with a specially curated selection of cured meats – from rare items like bison and alpaca to traditional faves like salami, prosciutto, and soppressata – all they need is a bottle of wine! The Classic Box comes with 6-8 artisanal meats from local vendors and can be delivered to your parent’s door on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.

Port Franc Slippers, $85.00
Give your parents a little bit of luxury at home with these comfy slippers. They’re made in France with 100% virgin wool lining and are available on the Port Franc website or at Simons. Keep those toesies cozy! Sizes fit a bit small – we suggest sizing up! 

holiday gifts for the parents

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones, $329.99 
For the parent that’s always traveling, these noise-cancelling headphones are perfect for on the plane. Without music, they’ll cancel out the coughs, cries, and chatter that plane rides are notorious for. And for music, they offer superior sound. They also come with a compact traveling case.

holiday gift ideas for the parents
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Custom Terrarium, $15-30
Feeling like your parents need something to take care of since you flew the coop? DIY your own terrarium. Hit a thrift store for cool planters, the dollar store for stones and accessories, and your local plant store for succulents and more. Get full DIY instructions here.

Apron, $46.00 
For the mom and/or dad that’s a foodie, this stylish apron will fit both parents comfortably and is crafted with durable and luxurious linen.

Carafes, $29-39
Sculptural spheres in natural wood function as stoppers for these shapely glass bottles, designed for decanting whiskey, wine, oil, and vinegar.

holiday gift ideas for parents

Wall Planter Set, $29.00 
This set of geometric wall pieces can be used to display decor or to house your parent’s favorite plants.

holiday gift ideas for parents

Keychain Charging Cable, $44.99 
This tangle-free extra durable nylon braided reinforced cord is perfect for the parent whose phone is always dead. With enough length to use the phone whilst charging and syncing, they’ll never miss a text or call from you again. It’s also available for iPhones.

holiday gift ideas for parents

Nadege x Virginia Johnson Macarons, $38.00 
Do your parents have a sweet tooth? Then they’ll love this box of 16 assorted macarons that come in a Virginia Johnson illustrated collectors box. Flavors include salted caramel, rose, and Iranian pistachio. Yum!


holiday gift ideas for parents

Polar Loop 2, $139.99 
For the fitness junkie. The soft and flexible Loop 2 fits every wrist perfectly. The 85 individually placed LED lights and stainless steel buckle make it a high-quality bracelet for 24/7 use. And don’t fret about it getting wet – it’s waterproof.

holiday gift ideas for parents

Calvados Boulard Pays d’auge, $49.95 
Add this impressive bottle of Apple Brandy to your parent’s liquor cabinet (and repay them for all those times you stole from their bar when you were a kid).

holiday gift ideas for parents

Ceramic Mug Set, $45.00
These locally made graphic mugs will make a statement in any kitchen.

holiday gift ideas for parents

Custom Lucite Tray, $168.00 
Make it personal with this handmade lucite tray with your custom text and choice of font.

holiday gift ideas for the parents

Smokeless Indoor BBQ Grill, $329.99 
With this grill, your parents can BBQ all year round, whether they live in a house or an apartment! It has special technology that creates 80% less smoke than other indoor grills, comes with detachable parts that are dishwasher safe, and so much more. holiday gift ideas for the parents

The Five Minute Journal, $26.95 
Give the gift of happiness and positivity. From list-prompts that encourage evaluation and reflection to daily affirmations, this little journal will give your parent 5 much-deserved minutes of peace.

gift ideas for the parents

Wall Clock, $30.00 
Help your parents redecorate your old room with this great wall clock. Available in natural wood,
black or white and a variety of wanderlust designs.

holiday gift ideas for the parents

Oils of Life Ultimate Skincare Collection Gift Set, $115.00 
Give the gift of youthful-looking skin. Plus, this Christmas, this specially selected gift will help
protect endangered species and restore 1 square metre of rainforest in Vietnam, Indonesia and

Holiday gift ideas for your parents
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Nespresso Creatista Plus, $699.99
If you’re in a real giving mood, team up with your siblings and splurge on the Nespresso Creatista Plus – the Rolls Royce of coffee making machines. The machine comes with a milk frother that cleans itself (!!!) and makes everything from flat whites and espressos to plain brews and lattes. Read a review of the Nespresso Creatista Plus here.

holiday gift ideas for parents
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A Spa Day at Ste. Anne’s, $271.20 per person 
Give your parents the gift of relaxation at Ste. Annes Spa. An all-inclusive day package includes one treatment (think massages and facials), a 3-course lunch, afternoon tea, and complete use of facilities (including steam rooms and hot tub).

Tickets to a Show, $49+
When it comes down to it, all your parents really want for the holidays is to spend time with you! Tickets to a show give them just that, plus an experience, too! Mirvish has a great line-up of Broadway musicals in or coming to town and you can often find cheaper tickets on websites like WagJag – right now they have ticket deals for Book of Mormon!