Give Your Mom & Dad the Presents They Deserve This Holiday Season

Best Holiday Gifts for Parents 2022

Give Your Mom & Dad the Presents They Deserve This Holiday Season

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Realistically, your parents are going to be happy with whatever Christmas gift you give them. They love you unconditionally, so that’s part of the job description, right? Nevertheless, your parents – or your favorite mother and father figures – spent years raising you and showering you with love, so the holidays are an excellent excuse to give back.

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But what do you get after a childhood full of good gift-giving? It may feel like you need a sky-high budget to answer that question, but you don’t need to break the bank to gift a universally appealing Xmas present. From fitness tools and tech gadgets to pampering essentials, there are numerous ways to show just how much you care. And when it comes to in-laws, something that shows you’ve been paying close attention to their interests/taste is sure to impress.

Given this year’s unprecedented circumstances, you might not be able to gather around the Christmas tree together on December 25, but that doesn’t mean you can’t send something special through the post. Just remember to account for shipping times.

With that in mind, we’re covering all the bases when it comes to fun, functional, and thoughtful Christmas gifts for parents. So make a list, check it twice, and pick up one of these can’t-go-wrong Christmas gift ideas for parents.

Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Parents

Book of the Month Club

Despite living in the digital era, there’s nothing quite as special as cracking open a new book. For traditional paper-backers, the Book of the Month Club is the optimal subscription service. It curates five critically acclaimed books per month and they get to pick the one that catches their eye.

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Menu Winebreather Carafe

Let them sip in style with a gorgeously designed, easy-to-use carafe that not only allows them to oxidize their favorite Cabernet but sits beautifully atop of any liquor cabinet. 

$69.95 at

FOCO Pajamas

Let Mom and Dad show off their team pride Christmas morning with a matching set of PJs. With prints ranging from the NHL to MLB, you’re guaranteed to find their go-to pick in the mix. Styles are available for women, men, kids, and dogs.

From $24 at

Teak Root Wedge Reclaimed Wood Serving Board

An evening of cheese tasting, appetizers, or charcuterie is made all the more special when you throw in a stylish wood serving board. Made from a cross-cut section of teak root, each of these boards is slightly unique with its own characteristics.

$34.95 at

Overland Sheepskin Slippers

These genuine Australian Merino sheepskin slippers are sure to get plenty of wear around the house this winter. Thanks to their traction rubber outsole, your parents can easily pad around in them outdoors, too. While the Emma Classic is a perfect fit for Mom, the Ethan is ideal for Dad.

From $59.50 at

Chappy Wrap Holiday Collection Blanket

If you have to spend most of your time at home, why not make the most of it? Chappy Wrap’s cotton blend blankets are ideal for cozy nights at home, thanks to their large size ( 60″ x 80″) and super soft cotton blend. While there is a large selection of colors and prints to choose from, the Aspen collection feels particularly fitting for the holiday season.

$135 at

Good Cigar Pack

If you can give the gift of a good cigar to a cigar fan, well, you’re basically golden. The Good Cigar Pack is an all-in-one smoking kit, including two hand-selected cigars, a cutter, matches, and detailed tasting notes.

$32 at

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Minted Personalized Photo Frame

When it comes to finding the perfect Christmas gift for parents, you can’t go wrong with something personal and sentimental. Minted has a wide array of frame options so you can select the one that best suits your photos and their home decor.

Starting at $24 at

Tile Pro Tracker


For parents who often forget everyday-carry essentials like house keys or wallets, a rugged Bluetooth tracker is the perfect stocking stuffer. Thanks to a 400- foot range, they can easily locate misplaced items on their phone or through voice-activated systems like Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant.

From $34.99 at

Is This Anything? – Jerry Seinfeld

Any Seinfeld fan will love poring through the pages of this read. The first book from Seinfeld in 25 years, it is organized by decade and filled with his favorite material from 1975 to today.

$12.60 at

Brightland Co. Duo Olive Oils

Whether prepping soup, salad, or roast chicken, high-quality olive oils can make a world of difference. Made from Californian heirloom olives, the Awake and Alive set from Brightland is a perfect example of this. 

$74 at

Itty Bitty MAMA Bracelet

See Mom’s face light up Christmas morning with the great gift of this beautiful bracelet. Available in 14-karat white, yellow, and rose gold, it will be worn with pride.

$295 at

TriggerPoint CORE Multi-Density Solid Foam Roller 

While you might not be able to treat them to an in-person spa massage this year, you can still give the present of muscle recovery and relaxation with a foam roller. This foam roller’s 12-inch length makes it ideals for all body parts and its GRID pattern is perfect for providing relief.

$22.99 at

Everyspace Recycled Waterhog Doormat

Since the doormat is typically the first thing people see when they enter the home you want it to make the right impression. This mat is not only super durable and ready to take on the water and dirt brought in from outside, but it looks great and can be personalized with a name up to 10 characters.

$54.95 at

Casper Glow Light

Give the perfect present of a good night’s sleep with the ultra-compact glow light. Controlled by your phone, this light will raise and dim in cadence with your preferred sleep and wake up times, slowly getting brighter in the morning and dimming as you’re ready for bed.

$129 at

Soundcore by Anker Life Q30 Headphones

If your parents or in-laws are still using wired headphones, it’s time you introduced them to the freeing experience of a wireless Bluetooth headset. This option from Anker feels comfortable against the ears and offers high-quality sound and noise cancellation.

$59.99 at

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College Sweatshirts

Nostalgic gifts tend to go over well with parents. Let them get cozy and flashback to their wild college days this Christmas with sweatshirts from their alma maters. Whether it’s Harvard or Howard, Lids has ’em all.

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BritBox Streaming Subscription

While might not be able to gift them the experience of seeing a new show in person, you can shake up their at-home entertainment experience with a subscription to a new streaming service. BritBox is ideal for the anglophiles who love to devour the comedy and crime TV series from across the pond.

$7.99/month or $79.99/year at

Sonos One (Gen 2) Smart Speaker


Give your parents’ speaker sitch a modern-day upgrade and wrap up the Sonos One. Compact and sleek, this speaker works connects through wi-fi and can be controlled via smartphone or Alexa voice commands.

$219 at

Shutterfly Personalized Photo Ornaments

Looking for a personalized gift to strike the sentimental chord? Look no further. Shutterfly has a wide range of photo Christmas tree ornaments, ranging from slate to wood, that you can customize with your own photos or text.

From $12.50 at

Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote


If your parents or in-laws are hooked on digital streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO – aren’t we all? – help them access all their favorite content in one place with the Amazon Fire Stick. 

$24.99 at

Winc Subscription

Calling all wine-lovers: this elite wine subscription service delivers new wine right to their doorstep. Each box is curated to their personal palate, be it red, white or rose.  

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Charles Chocolates Holiday Collection

Charles Chocolates

It’s hard to go wrong with the gift of artisan chocolates. Charles Chocolates are made by hand and shipped within a few days of prep for guaranteed fresh quality. Their Holiday Collection includes favorite seasonal flavors like maple, peppermint, cinnamon and orange zest to create a delicious treat your parents are sure to appreciate. 

$24 at

Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bath Caddy

Royal Craft Wood

Pay your parents back for the stress you put them through in your teenage years with a relaxing Christmas gift. This luxury bath caddy has space for a book, a candle, a glass of wine, and more. Cue a serene evening of soaking with a good read.

$50.97 at

iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum

Save Mom and Dad the aches and pains of having to maneuver a vacuum around the house and let the iRobot Roomba do all the work for them. Not only does this tool thoroughly clean hard floors and carpets, but it can be controlled through its app or Alexa voice commands.

$238.98 at

SKLZ Gold Flex Golf Swing Trainer

For the dad ready for retirement days spent on the green, this digital training system will have him swinging like a pro. Using it 10-20 times a day will earn him the perfect follow-through for form, balance, and power.

$50.50 at 

Anova Sous Vide Nano


For the parent or grandparent who reigns the kitchen come Christmas time (and really, anytime) the sous vide device ensures Mom’s pot roast maintains buttery, melt-in-your-mouth quality. The digital device allows cooks to monitor their food from a smartphone with precision temperature control to maintain consistency, flexibility, and taste for super-savory results.

$99 at

Medify MA-15 Air Purifier

This might seem like an odd holiday gift, but to be fair, it’s been an odd year. This handy gadget is made to remove 99.9 percent of germs, pollen, dust, odors, mold, and more from the air – and it does so quietly. 

$92.97 at

Bloomscape Plants

A perk of giving plants as gifts is that the joy will last long past the holidays and can even offer positive health benefits. Bloomscape has a wide variety of plants fit for an array of lifestyles and environments.

Starting at $29 at

BalanceFrom GoYoga+ All-Purpose 1/2-Inch Extra Thick Mat


Give ma or pa the support they need to get their namaste on without a care with the thoughtful gift of an extra thick ½ inch yoga mat. In addition to being moisture-resistant and anti-slip, this mat offers extra cushion so their practice feels pain-free.

$24.99 at

Inlaid Deluxe Backgammon Set

One of the oldest board games, there’s a reason backgammon remains a treasured activity to this day. This beautifully constructed deluxe set will serve as an upgrade to their older set, that might be missing pieces at this point, and its wooden and felt components feel nice to the touch, too.

$192.50 at

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