Finding the best gifts for parents of all kinds—whether that means your biological mom and dad, step- or adopted parents, in-laws, chosen guardians, new parents in your friend group, or some mix of all of the whole bunch—is always tough. It’s a dance of being one step ahead of the proactive parents who buy everything they need themselves, and circumventing the practical kinds who always say they prefer a giant wad of cash or gift card over something transient like a bouquet. Whatever the case, if you can get away with giving just one present to both parents at the same time, by all means go for it.
For people who are wrapping up, so to speak, their gift shopping now in anticipation of breakdowns in the global supply chain, we have all the gift ideas for parents in time for the holiday season—so you can get stuff shipping out as soon as possible. Here, we’ve compiled a selection of thoughtful gifts for parents and any parent-types on your list. These run the gamut from sentimental to useful, including techy gadgets for the parents always losing their keys, to gift sets for cooks and gardeners. Of course, we’ve also included a few unexpected delights and personalized gifts that might be just perfect for the stumpers who you’re really not sure what to get yet.
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