Year after year, it gets harder to find the perfect gift for those who seem to have everything they need — especially when it comes to parents, in-laws, and grandparents. But, most of the time, all it takes is something that comes from the heart that will remind them just how much you care.
From personalized treasures to creative ways to connect from a distance, we’ve found the best gifts for parents, in-laws, and grandparents this holiday season. Here are our top 6:
1. Skylight Photo Frame
What parent or grandparent doesn’t want to see and show off their family photos?
With the Skylight Photo Frame, you and your siblings can use email or the Skylight app to add new photos to their frame within seconds. They also offer an add-on for $39/year that enables you to send videos, add photos to albums, and add text captions to photos. Now, loved ones who live further away will never have to miss your special moments, like your son’s first steps, your dog’s recent antics, or your recent vacation highlights.
2. Neck and Back Massager
If a massage is a bit out of your budget, you can still gift your parents total relaxation with a Shiatsu neck and back massager. This one on Amazon has three speed settings and eight kneading nodes, plus heat for under $40!
3. Mother & Daughter Letter Book Set
There’s nothing like receiving a handwritten letter in the mail, and with this keepsake letter book, you get cards, envelopes, and prompts to turn a simple letter exchange between mother and daughter into a scrapbook, journal, and treasured family heirloom.
Currently, the set is only sold through Uncommon Goods for $45.
Similar: Letters to My Grandchild
4. Heated Throw Blanket
When winter comes around, the most important thing is staying warm and cozy, especially for those who have a hard time with the cold. Make sure grandma stays warm all winter long under a new, machine-washable heated throw blanket.
5. Personalized Book from Hooray Heroes
Hooray Heroes creates the most adorable, personalized books for dads, moms, couples, pets, and siblings. Their book, Granny, Grandpa, I’ll Always Be Your Little Benjamin, is certainly a gift grandparents will cherish for many years.
What makes this book extra special is the fact that you can personalize the characters in the story to match the appearance of your real-life loved ones. Just imagine your parents or in-laws cuddled up with the kids, reading them a story all about the special bond they share, and laughing together when they see themselves illustrated on the pages.
6. Storyworth Subscription
If you’re looking for a meaningful gift that will preserve all of those priceless moments and memories of a loved one, a Storyworth subscription and book might be just what you’re looking for! Discover what your mother’s childhood was like. Ask your mother-in-law about your spouse as a child. The possibilities are endless.
Each week, your loved ones will receive email prompts with a question, and when they reply to those emails, Storyworth will preserve each entry in a beautifully crafted book. You can choose from existing questions or write your own. Fair warning, though — you may cry, laugh, or do a little of both as you read their entries!
We hope one of these ideas inspired a thoughtful gift for your loved ones! If you’re gifting your parents or grandparents something unique this year, let us know in the comments below!