This particular grouping of people- parents and in-laws - are sometimes the HARDEST to shop for!
Here are some really great gift ideas for your parents and in-laws at all different price points!
1 // A YEAR LONG MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION
I think this one is such a good idea because it's the gift that keeps on giving! My in-laws and parents love to read and having a subscription to a magazine that would interest them seems like a great gift and every month they'd get to enjoy it all over again!
BONUS: since everything is on the internet now, printed resources are SO cheap! You can get a year subscription to a publication for SO cheap!!
Here are some good options for your mom/MIL:
Here are some good options for dad:
2 // ANCESTRY DNA KIT
This idea is really cool! I didn't even know you could do this, but you can order an Ancestry DNA kit and gift it! It comes with a code and when your parents open it they can redeem the code on the website and get started!
I know my parents would think this is really cool to find out all of their ancestry and it's not your average gift!
3 // ROBOT VACUUM
I feel like this is one of those gifts that everyone really wants but rarely do people buy it for themselves. haha!
There are a LOT of these out there and there are actually some REALLY affordable options that have AMAZING reviews!! I'll link a few here:
4 // CUSTOM HOUSE PRINT
Okay, this may be my favorite idea. Take a photo of your childhood home, or the home your parents live in now, upload it to the site, and this company will turn it into a really cool looking sketch! You can even choose which ink color!
This would look cool in ANY house and I think its just sentimental enough without being cheesy.
5 // UNIVERSAL SMART REMOTE
For the parents who have 100 remote controls controlling all the random stuff... help them declutter and put it all onto one remote! haha! Seems like a random thing but I bet it'd be really nice to have!
6 // A MONTH OF MEALS FROM A MEAL DELIVERY SERVICE
This is probs something I'm going to get my parents! They both work and are busy so being able to come home and have a meal with all ingredients ready to cook would be so practical and great! Most of these meal delivery places actually have a gift option so you can gift a week or month of delicious meals!
7 // THE NEW ECHO DOT!
This is a really cool gift - and only $50!! We have this Amazon Echo Dot and LOVE it! There is SO MUCH you can do on it and it's SUPER easy to set up even for older parents who may not be tech-savvy! My parents just got one this summer and use it all the time and it's been super easy! The things this thing can tell you and do is SO cool.
8 // RING DOORBELL SYSTEM
This is really great for parents or even grandparents too! Another one of those things that you don't want to buy for yourself but would really want haha! Being able to see who's at the door and keep an eye on things- sign me up! I hate hearing a knock on the door and having no clue who could be there.
9 // A LEGACY BOOK
So I gave this to my parents and grandparents a few Christmases ago and it was SUCH a hit. It's a book with prompts and questions about their life and I told them they had to fill it out over time and when they were done to return it to me because I want to have them all to show my kids, and my kids kids, and so forth.
I am SO DANG EXCITED about these books and that my kids and generations to come will have these handwritten life stories of their grandparents and great grandparents and great great grandparents. I even got one for myself and Eric and we have been filling them out.
Seriously though, this may be my fav gift idea of all time and my parents and grandparents and in-laws LOVED it and have loved filling it with their personal stories.
10 // PERSONALIZED LETTERPRESS STATIONERY (FROM MONDAY MORNING PRESS)
This is just a classic, practical, perfect gift for parents. My in-laws are always sending hand written thank you cards and notes of the like so beautiful stationery is something I KNOW they'd really enjoy and find useful time and time again. If you have in-laws or parents who are old-fashioned and sentimental like that, a personalized stationery set just might be the most meaningful and great gift for them!
Here are some other ideas I had that might be cute as well!