Your parents and grandparents always seem to get you the perfect gift, yet you’re at a loss for finding a present they’ll actually enjoy. We’re here to help! Here’s a guide to the gifts your parents and grandparents will love:
Send them Festive Flowers
Spread holiday cheer with a festive bouquet! Send a classic Christmas poinsettia or another brilliant Christmas flower arrangement. They’ll think of you every time they look at their locally hand-crafted bouquet. Check out our Christmas Gift Guide for more inspiration. And, if you’re not sure what kind of arrangement they’ll like, check out our Deal of the Day arrangements. Simply pick your price and an expert florist will create an arrangement with gorgeous, seasonal flowers.
Capture Their Picture Perfect Family
What’s the one thing they love unconditionally, forever and always? Their family. Find picture frames that complement their styles or print your photos on stretched canvases. If you can’t decide on the perfect photo, go for a digital frame. You may want to upload the photos yourself if your parents or grandparents aren’t overly tech-savvy. That way, it’s ready to display the moment you give it to them. Plus, they’ll appreciate the time and thought you put in to the gift. When it’s time to refresh the family photo collection, leave it in the hands of the professionals and book a special photo shoot. You can keep it intimate or invite extended family to join as well. Your parents and grandparents will appreciate preserving memories of their cherished family.
Introduce Them to New Technology
It’s likely you’re their source of information on all things new in the digital world. Instead of leaving them out, take the time to introduce them to the technology they may find useful. They’ll appreciate your patience and enjoy learning from you. It can be as simple as setting them up with a Spotify account and showing them how to create playlists with their favorite artists. Even better, give them a wireless speaker for jamming to their new Spotify tunes. For avid readers, consider getting them a Kindle or iPad. Get them up to date on the latest gadgets and gizmos and they’ll be the trendiest parents and grandparents in town!
Personalized gifts show how much thought you put into the gift. Consider a custom print featuring the coordinates or graphics of significant cities, like childhood homes, birthplaces or where they got married. For mom and grandma, go for jewelry with the birthstones of their kids and grandkids. For dad and grandpa, pick out a favorite hobby or interest, such as an engraved notebook or personalized jersey for their favorite sports team.
If you don’t live in the same place as your parents and grandparents, they’ll appreciate a slice of your new home. Shop pieces from local artists: handmade candles and pottery or iconic gifts from the area. Think sand dollar ornaments from Florida, Sam Adams beer and glasses from Boston and Junior’s cheesecake from New York City. If you do any traveling throughout the year, bring home extra souvenirs for holiday gifts. They’ll be honored you thought of them during your exciting adventures. In the same vein, a mug or glass that reads “Someone in [your city here] loves you” is always a winner.
Shower Them in Simple Luxury
There’s something magical about the little things that bring us pure joy. While they may seem a little lame, gifting pajamas, plush robes and slippers, funky socks, candles, lotions and beauty sets actually goes a long way. They’re the simple luxuries they rarely buy for themselves. You can even introduce mom and grandma to new beauty products with a sample travel bag from Sephora or book them a relaxing spa day. Give dad and grandpa shaving sets, or get them a gift card for a gourmet grooming experience at a trendy barber shop. These will be the gifts they didn’t realize they wanted!
With these perfect presents, you’ll have more fun giving than receiving this year. From flowers to local prizes, gifts that take a little extra thought and a lot of heart will always win the hearts of your loved ones.