Gift Ideas for Parents


Looking for ideas for things to give your parents, even if you won’t be able to see them in person? Here are a few gifts to show your parents your appreciation.

By: Amy Nicole

We’ve got Mother’s Day and Father’s Day already in the books, but the end of July also brings us Parents’ Day, which is a great opportunity to pay homage to the work your parents both contributed to raising you. And with parenting being a lifelong job, there should be no shortage of times we say thanks to our parents for all the love and support they’ve given us throughout the years. Looking for some great ideas for things to give your parents, even if you won’t be able to see them in person? Here are a few gifts to show your parents your appreciation.

Dinner on You

An easy way to say thanks to your parents is to try to repay them for all the times they made you a home-cooked meal while you were growing up. Offer to come cook them dinner or a meal one night, and promise them that they won’t have a lift a finger in the process. If you won’t be able to see them in person, send them a gift card for their favorite restaurant to let them know that dinner is on you.

Deliver a Hug

To thank them for all the hugs they gave you growing up, send them Hugs the teddy bear! The Serious Teddy Bear Company is the only company that offers a teddy bear designed specifically for adults, and you can send them a gift basket filled with chocolates and other tokens of your appreciation. If the gift baskets available on the website don’t seem to fit your parents’ needs, you can always create a custom gift package with items you know your parents will love. Each gift basket also lets you send a custom message for Hugs to deliver so you can let your parents know just how much they mean to you.

Help Them Unwind

Parenting certainly isn’t an easy job, and the older you get, the more you realize how much hard work goes into raising children. Show your parents how much you appreciated the hours they spent worrying about you by helping them unwind with a massage or spa day. Give them a gift certificate for a couples’ massage and let them relax together.

Let Them Get Away

Family road trips were probably not as enjoyable for your parents as they were for you. Aside from the planning that went into the trip, they had to hear endless choruses of, “Are we there yet?” and “I’m bored” the majority of the trip. Show them your gratitude by sending your parents on a kids-free trip. If you have siblings, see if they’d be willing to pitch in for a weekend getaway at a resort, or you can splurge and send them on a cruise or week-long vacation. Even if you can only afford to send them somewhere local, your parents will be sure to love the thought and planning you put into this.

Pour Them a Drink

Your parents probably took the time to wind down with a drink or two at the end of the night, so why not send them a drink on you? If they are wine fans, you can subscribe them to the Wine of the Month Club, which sends them two bottles of wine each month. Whether they enjoy red or white, there is sure to be a great wine for them to try each month.


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