Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For The Parents

Shopping for your parents can be a challenging task. Should you go for something sentimental? Practical? A big splurge item or experience? I'm here to help you narrow it down. 

Of all the gifts my sister and I have given my parents over the years, the one that got the best response was a custom photo book we made with Chatbooks. The software is super easy to use and the finished product was high quality. If you don't feel up to designing an entire photo book, Pinhole Press offers this custom photo collage where you choose nine of your favorite shots. 

Pinhole Press

There are so many options for personalized gifts, but this one took my breath away. You can customize a pie plate with a family recipe.

Pie Plate

If you are interested in this, I would order it ASAP. Etsy sellers tend to take way longer to ship than big box retailers, so be sure to leave yourself plenty of time if you plan to gift this in person for a specific holiday in December. 

My dad loves to cook and think he'd be super into this griller's apron which has pockets for your phone and for a beer! You can also get it monogrammed. 

Custom Apron

To give your parents a break from meal prep, ship them this amazing breakfast gift basket from Stonewall Kitchen. It includes pancake mix, blueberry jam, maple syrup and a holiday tea towel. 

Pancake Breakfast

To jazz up their nightly dinners, surprise them with this carafe for the MoMA gift shop. 


Help freshen up their desk or nightstand with this Wideboy alarm clock. This feels very Mad Men to me. 

Alarm Clock

To keep them from misplacing important items, gift this three-tiered organizer


While our parents may have spent our entire childhoods ensuring we had warm enough clothes on for the walk to school, it's time we helped them score the perfect winter coat. This puffer from LL Bean is just $99 dollars and comes in a variety of colors for both men and women. 

LL Bean PufferLL Bean Puffer

This is only the second time I have ever done a gift guide for parents. If you'd like to check out the previous one, you can revisit it here

Tomorrow's guide will be all about the kiddos! Get ready, I found some real gems. 

*Cover image courtesy of Unsplash. All other images courtesy of vendors. 


Molly Galler

Welcome to Pop.Bop.Shop. My name is Molly. I’m a foodie, fashionista, pop culture addict and serious travel junkie. I’m a lifelong Bostonian obsessed with frozen confections, outdoor patios, Mindy Kaling, reality television, awards shows, tropical vacations, snail mail and my birthday.

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