parenting Gift Ideas for Your Parents  

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Gift ideas for your parents include those holiday, birthday and anniversary gifts that rarely go wrong when given to a mother or father. Parents can often be hard to shop for regardless of the occasion but sticking to one of these best gifts for parents is a recipe for success. Have better ideas? Add them below or vote for your favorite parent gift ideas!

When buying gifts for parents--especially parents who already have everything--you can go a few ways. One common theme is gifts that are sentimental. Digital photo frames already filled with family photos, scrapbooks and family portraits are all likely to bring smiles for years to come.

But don't limit your options to just the sentimental. Give your folks something they can either use, like a practical gift, or something they would never buy for themselves, like a luxury item or experience. Slippers, kitchen gadgets, pajamas and wallets are all great practical gifts while restaurant and spa gift certificates, all-inclusive vacations and event or theater tickets are all good standbys in those categories.

So whether you think your parents would love something simple, like a donation to charity or a nice bottle of wine, or something that they would never buy themselves, like a nice watch or a tablet computer, when in doubt for a great gift for your parents, check here for some fantastic ideas! Need other gift ideas? Check other lists for the best anniversary gifts and the best baby shower gifts too.

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Kitchen Gadgets is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Kitchen Gadgets

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Restaurant Gift Cards is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Restaurant Gift Cards

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Family Portraits is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Family Portraits

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All-inclusive Vacation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
All-inclusive Vacation

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Spa Gift Certificate is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Spa Gift Certificate

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Tablet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Tablet

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Camera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Camera

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Perfume or Cologne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Perfume or Cologne

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Wine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents

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Amazon Kindle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Amazon Kindle

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Slippers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Slippers

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Theater or Event Tickets is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Theater or Event Tickets

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Digital Photo Frames is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Digital Photo Frames

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Pajamas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Pajamas

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Bath Robe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Bath Robe

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Scarf and Gloves is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Scarf and Gloves

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Monogrammed Home Items is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Monogrammed Home Items

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Watch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Watch

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Scrapbook is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Scrapbook

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Wallet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Wallet

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Mixed CD is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Mixed CD

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Donations to Charity is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Donations to Charity

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Luggage is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Luggage

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Gardening Tools is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Gardening Tools

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Magazine Subscription is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Magazine Subscription

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Sunglasses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Sunglasses