Parents are notoriously hard to shop for. What could possibly compare to the gift of life that they gave to you? They may say there’s nothing else they want or need, but there are of course some thoughtful things to get as gifts for the parents who have everything.
Depending on the age range and hip factor of your dear old mom and dad, there may be many product categories that they don’t even know exist. It’s possible that they’re unaware of the existence of smart mugs that can keep their coffee hot for hours without reheating, or a waterproof speaker to make showers that much more enjoyable. They can’t ask for things they’ve never heard about, which is where you come in. For the next birthday or Christmas, surprise them with one of these gifts for parents who have everything that they know of.
If the matriarch and patriarch of your family ask for nothing but you still want to somehow give them the best, read on to find the perfect gift for those particularly hard to shop for parents.
1. iRobot Roomba i3
FOR THE CLEAN FREAK
If you have a parent who needs the house to be spotless at all times, help them out with a little robot that can clean for them. The iRobot Roomba sucks up stubborn dirt and messes from both hardwood and carpet with smart navigation reactive sensor technology. It learns your cleaning habits to offer personalized schedules and even connects to your voice assistants to control with vocal commands.Buy: iRobot Roomba i3 $348.30
2. Ember Mug Temperature Control Smart Mug
FOR THE COFFEE FANATIC
I can’t speak for all parents, but my dad is constantly reheating his coffee in the microwave, which cannot make it taste particularly good. This smart mug solves that problem. It has temperature control that allows you to set an exact drinking temperature, and it is then able to maintain that temperature for up to one and a half hours. Any coffee drinker will greatly appreciate this gift to keep their coffee nice and hot (but not too hot).
3. iDOO Hydroponic Growing System
FOR THE GARDENER
When looking for a gift for parents who have everything, it can be helpful to consider their hobbies and then find a way to expand on them that they may have never considered. For parents who love gardening, why not get them an indoor herb garden that allows for year-round growth and fresh herbs to use for cooking? This little hydroponic growing system includes 12 pods, a grow light and many other adjustable features to help maintain healthy plants regardless of any external factors.Buy: iDOO Hydroponic Growing System $79.99
4. Theragun Prime
FOR THE FITNESS BUFF
It’s always impressive when parents can maintain a challenging exercise regime into their old age, but it also means they’re likely to have more soreness, aches and pains than they did in their youth. The Theragun offers smart percussive therapy to target specific muscles with deep and powerful treatment. It’ll help them recover faster, ease discomfort and soothe tightness so that they’re ready for their next workout.
5. LCD Digital Photo Frame
FOR THE DOTING GRANDPARENT
If your parent is also a grandparent, or just loves to look at pictures of their family when they can’t be with them in person, they’ll go crazy for this digital photo frame. It allows you to connect a USB flash drive or SD card to set up an automatic slideshow so that all of their favorite photos can play on a loop reel in very high quality.Buy: LCD Digital Photo Frame $34.46
6. Original Casper Pillow
FOR THE TROUBLED SLEEPER
Some parents love to complain about all of their aches and pains and trouble sleeping. Get them something to help ease their troubles with the Casper pillow. They can choose from standard or queen sizes, in mid loft or low loft. The breathable weave stays cool, and the down-alternative fill is airy soft and responds to movement. It comes back to life with one quick fluff for the most comfortable place for them to rest their heads night after night.
7. Furbo Dog Camera
FOR THE PET PARENT
As much as your parents love you, they may love their pets even more. The Furbo Dog Camera allows them not only to keep eyes on their fur babies at all times but also to interact with them when they’re not home. They can speak to them and even toss them treats using the Furbo app, and be notified when they start barking. It’s a very cute way to make them feel more comfortable leaving their pups at home alone.Buy: Furbo Dog Camera $162.50
8. Wyze Band Activity Tracker Watch
FOR THE STEP TRACKER
If one of your parents doesn’t like all the bells of an Apple Watch but loves to track their steps, this Wyze activity tracker is a great option. It’s a simple watch that allows them to monitor steps and sleep, with other features like weather display, Find My Phone and a sedentary reminder. It also tracks heart rate, lasts for up to 10 days on a single charge.Buy: Wyze Band Activity Tracker Watch $29.99
9. MasterClass Annual Membership
FOR THE LIFETIME LEARNER
Learning doesn’t have to stop with school. If your parents are retired and have lots of time on their hands or just love to explore new topics and expand their horizons, get them an annual membership to MasterClass. There are tons of online classes taught by experts in various fields. It’ll offer them an opportunity they would never otherwise get to learn from the world’s best.
10. JBL Clip 4 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker
FOR THE SHOWER SINGER
After years of living in the same home as your parents, or maybe still living in the same home, you know if they’re shower singers. It would be a nice gesture to encourage this pastime by getting them a waterproof Bluetooth speaker to jam and belt it out while they clean. They can connect it to their phone, clip it onto their shower head and throw on their favorite playlist to have rockin’ showers every day.
11. Brightland Olive Oil Artist Capsule
FOR THE HOME CHEF
If you have a parent who loves to cook, help them expand their horizons with this trio of flavored and aesthetically pleasing olive oils. It comes with three blends including lemon, chili and basil, and each label was designed by a category-changing artist. Not only do they add flavor to any meal, but they also look great displayed on the kitchen counter.
12. L.L.Bean Deluxe Scrabble
FOR THE WORDSMITH
Every time I’m home, my mom tries to convince everyone to play Scrabble and then proceeds to take all of our turns because she loves it so much. My sister-in-law got her this deluxe scrabble board engraved with her name, and it was a truly thoughtful gift for a parent who has everything that she’ll treasure for years to come. It’s a beautiful, sturdy wooden set to stand the test of time with storage underneath, and it rotates on a lazy-susan to easily face each player for their turn.
13. Apple AirTag
FOR THE ABSENT MINDED
We love our parents, but as they age, they tend to lose their minds a bit. It’s our job to support them as they become more forgetful, which you can do with one or a pack of four Apple AirTags. It’ll help them keep track of their technology and other items, so when they misplace their phone, iPad or keys, they can use the precision finding and ultra-wideband technology to locate them in a jiff. It’s the perfect gift for parents who have everything but can’t seem to find anything.Buy: Apple AirTag $29.00
14. Ancestry DNA Kit
FOR THE FAMILY HISTORIAN
Helping our parents figure out where they come from will also help us learn more about our roots. If your mom or dad has been dying to learn more about their heritage and build out the family tree, get them this Ancestry DNA Kit. It uses cutting-edge science to determine specific ethnic results and allows you to trace your ancestors’ journey over time.
15. Custom Watercolor House Portrait
FOR THE HOMEBODY
If your family feels very attached to your childhood home, these beautiful custom watercolor house portraits make a wonderful gift for parents who have everything. All you have to do is send this Etsy seller a photo of the home, and they’ll personalize a colorful painting depicting the scene. Especially if your parents have downsized or plan to move in the near future, they’ll love to have this reminder of the house they raised you in.
16. Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable
FOR THE MUSIC LOVER
You may have heard one of your parents say that music just sounds better on vinyl, but they probably have a pretty old, outdated or broken record player if they have one at all. Surprise them with this vintage suitcase turntable that connects to Bluetooth so that they can enjoy their preferred sound quality projected even louder or throughout the whole house. You can even choose from a variety of color options to best suit their personality.Buy: Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable $59.95
17. iRoller Screen Cleaner
FOR THE SMUDGE INTOLERANT
Has one of your parents ever snuck up behind you when you were on your phone or computer and asked how you could possibly see on such a dirty screen? If so, they’ll probably appreciate this liquid-less, non-chemical screen cleaner. It works on any sort of computer, tablet or phone screen helps them easily remove any dust, fingerprints or smudges.Buy: iRoller Screen Cleaner $19.95
18. Solid Knit Weighted Blanket
FOR THE ANXIETY PRONE
When our parents are anxious, it tends to have negative effects on us, so it’ll benefit both of you to help them ease their anxiety and stress with a weighted blanket. They may have resisted trying one out because they tend to not be the best-looking blankets to display in their home, but this knit option actually looks as nice and cozy as it feels.
19. Away Carry-On Suitcase
FOR THE WEEKEND TRAVELER
If your parents are hard to shop for and live far from you, it’ll be a lovely gesture to get them one of these Away Carry-On suitcases to aid them in taking weekend trips to visit you. It’ll also come in handy if they travel for work or any other reason really, but their favorite kind of travel is likely to see their kids. It’s one of the best gifts for parents who have everything as it fits in all overhead bins with a durable polycarbonate hard shell, 360-degree spinner wheels and an ejectable USB charger.