Buying gifts for your parents is tough. What do you get the people who gave you life — the people who raised you into the responsible adult you’ve grown up to be?
The thing is, you can’t really ask them for ideas. They’ll almost always tell you that they don’t want or need anything, just quality time together or a handwritten card. But let’s be real: You still feel compelled to get them something every time a gift-giving holiday rolls around. And it’s got to be something good.
When shopping around, try to think outside the box and consider their hobbies: Do they travel? Are they into neat gadgets? Do they like doing couple-y things? You’ll want to get them something they’ll love and use, but also (hopefully) something that will help them connect with you (their kid) as well.
If you’re totally stumped, then don’t worry — that’s what we’re here for. Below, we’ve rounded up a selection of over 40 unique gifts for parents. It should help take some of the guesswork out of buying a present for the mom or dad who already seems to have everything.