Gift Ideas for Your Parents

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.

Ranked by
  • Family Portraits
    38 votes

    Family Portraits

  • Kitchen Gadgets
    42 votes

    Kitchen Gadgets

  • All-inclusive Vacation
    39 votes

    All-inclusive Vacation

  • Pajamas
    31 votes


  • Slippers
    35 votes


  • Restaurant Gift Cards
    40 votes

    Restaurant Gift Cards