I don't know about you, but every year I find myself seriously struggling to pick out a great gift for my parents. Maybe it's because they do so many wonderful things for me throughout the year that I feel more pressure? Maybe it's because they've given me beautiful gifts all my life and now I'm in a position to spend a little more on them?
I haven't figured out why it always feels like such a challenge, but today, we're tackling it together.
It's time to talk about presents for your parents.
Let's begin with a serving platter perfect for family gatherings. In our house, this would be covered with cookies.
When I found this customizable cutting board on Etsy, I let out an audible, "Awwww!" You can have it personalized with a family recipe.
Upgrade your parents' daily table setting with these gorgeous oil and vinegar bottles from Le Crueset. They come in five colors.
My mom is a huge tea drinker, which is why this tea advent calendar caught my eye. The packaging is stunning and will give your tea-drinking parent something fun to open every day in December.
The phrasing on this mug is basically the Galler family motto, so I had to add this to the list. Could be a great gift alongside the tea!
With temperatures dropping, these LL Bean Mountain Slippers are an excellent gift of coziness.
These next four gift ideas are a bit more sentimental. I thought any of these could be great for parents or grandparents.
Gorjana makes a simple and delicate initial bracelet that any mom or grandma would love. Choose your initial or those of her grandkids! One bracelet is $48 dollars or you can get two for $85 dollars.
What parent or grandparent doesn't love a framed family photo? These gold frames from Anthropologie are timeless.
Artifact Uprising has a template for a custom desk calendar that is absolutely adorable. Organize the family photos by season or birthday.
Last but not least, this map plaque caught my eye via an Instagram ad. You chose a meaningful location and then they turn it into this cool map. I would probably choose the spot of our most treasured family vacation, but you could choose a new home, a place a grandchild was born - the possibilities are endless.
If you are seeking even more ideas for Mom or Dad, revisit the gift guides of years past:
Tomorrow I'll be back with the cutest gift guide of the year, the one for the kids! See you then.
*Cover image courtesy of Unsplash; all other images courtesy of vendors.