I hope you're enjoying Holiday Gift Guide Week here on the blog. Today, day four, we're talking about gifts for your parents.
I don't know about you, but I always find my parents the hardest to shop for. I want to get them a gift with meaning, but I feel like I always wind up with a restaurant gift card or making a charitable donation in their names.
This year, I dug deep and came up with a few things I think they'll really love.
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Ok, let's talk shopping for Mom and Dad!
My mom and I watched Stanley Tucci's CNN show, Searching for Italy, together and we were both completely enamored. If your parents binged it too, continue the obsession by gifting them Tucci's new book, Taste: My Life Through Food.
While we're in a pasta state of mind, you can ship this beautiful gift basket from Olive Connection in Brookline, MA. It comes with artisan rainbow linguini, olive leaf pasta, sun dried tomato pesto and Nocellara Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily.
In our family, dessert reigns supreme. We're all ice cream lovers and when we're together, we often end meals with a hot fudge sundae bar. Give that tradition an upgrade with these four decadent sauces from Stonewall Kitchen in Maine.
With winter upon us and temperatures dropping, wrap mom in the next best thing to a hug from you, a Patagonia fleece jacket. I also kind of want this for myself . . .
Don't leave Dad out! He deserves to feel cozy too. This is called the Better Sweater Jacket.
Though it's cold now, help Mom dream about warmer climates with a tote from Sea Bags. Every bag they make is sewn from recycled sails. I love this wave pattern.
The big totes can be expensive, so you might also consider the bucket bag. Equally cute!
Last but not least, a gift idea for parents who have become grandparents. One of my besties shared this with me and I thought it was beautiful. Have your child (the grandchild) pick a few flowers or leaves on one of your walks, then frame them for the grandparents. These frames on Etsy are stunning.
If you're looking for even more ideas, you can revisit last year's gift guide for the parents.
I'll be back tomorrow with the fifth and final guide. Can you guess the category? Hint: they have four legs.
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