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50+ Best Gifts for Parents and Grandparents

by | Nov 14, 2023 | Gifts for Parents, NPP Recommends

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Best Gifts for Parents and Grandparents

Parents and grandparents spend a ton of time thinking about what to get their children and grandchildren. It’s time to turn the tables – what should teens and adult children give their parents and grandparents for Christmas and other occasions? We are not as hard to shop for as you might think!

Check out our list below of best gifts for parents and grandparents. These gifts are useful gifts for parents and grandparents that they will love!

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Unique Best Gifts for Parents and Grandparents – Under $25

We know teens and young adult children are often broke, so here are the budget gift ideas. Parents and grandparents mostly want to know you thought of them and took the time to select something with them in mind. Avoid gift cards and things that scream “drug store purchase at 10pm on Christmas Eve!”

A game, puzzle, or any project that can be done together is a fun idea. There are also many self-care, clothing, and other as well as other thoughtful items which make great gifts even at a budget price.

Best Gifts for Parents and Grandparents – Hobbies and Interests

Lean into the interests and hobbies of your parents and grandparents rather than any limitations. Do they like gardening, fishing, reading, crafting? Something new related to their interests they may not have seen or would not buy for themselves is a particularly good gift idea.

Best Gifts for Parents and Grandparents - Gardening Enthusiasts

Best Gifts for Parents and Grandparents - Crafters

Best Gifts for Parents or Grandparents - Fishing

Best Gifts for Parents and Grandparents: Things They Already Have, but NEW

Your parents and grandparents have a LOT of things and often they will say they don’t want anything. DO NOT BELIEVE THEM. They want to be remembered just like you do. One comment I always hear at bridal showers is, “Why don’t they have showers for us? All of our things are worn out. New towels, bakeware, dishes, etc. would be so nice.”

So, you might consider getting them things they already have, but newer and nicer. Last year I received some new bakeware. I love it!! The sheet pans are used several nights a week to cook dinner. My daughter was moving into an apartment by herself for the first time and I offered some of my old bakeware. She rejected it!! Yes, it was that bad. New towels for their master bathroom. New tools for the garage. Try to find out what is worn out (or just looks old and worn out) and replace it.

Gifts for Parents and Grandparents - Splurge Gifts

Gifts for Parents and Grandparents – Practical Gifts for Parents and Accessibility Gifts

I said earlier to stay away from accessibility gifts unless they have asked for them. If you really know they need them and would not be insulted, you can go there. Or if you have a truly unique or new idea. Sometimes as our parents and grandparents age, these “gifts” help us help them. One example is Apple AirTags. You can give them and then help install them on various items like their phone or wallet, the tv remote, and other items they (and honestly, all of us,) constantly misplace.

I have arthritis in my hands and I love a stocking stuffer I received one year which helps me open all kinds of bottles and jars. It does not scream “old people device.” It is handy for anyone because sometimes the machines that close jars and bottles put them on really, really tight. The jar opener below is similar to the one I have. I like it because it is easy to use, opens bottles as well as jars, and it does not need batteries.

We have a relative who loves his large Digital Calendar Alarm Clock. It is great for low vision and those with memory loss.

If my family is reading, I think I need the Microwavable Heating Mittens. My hands are always cold in the winter and they often ache. and another tool for reading when you’re snuggled under the covers or have a health issue of some sort, is this great remote page turner for your device!

More Useful Best Gifts for Parent and Grandparents

The secret to buying gifts for parents and grandparents is understanding they like many of the same things you do. They are not completely washed up yet!!

Everyone can use a Stanley Tumbler. Remember Ulta and Sephora for stocking stuffers and bath, body, and beauty gift sets.

Have fun shopping from this list of best gifts for parents and granparents.

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