Finding the perfect gifts for parents who have everything is challenging. Thankfully, you can just grab something from this easy list!
It’s time to go shopping, and you know you have to find something special.
The trouble is figuring out what to get as gifts for parents who have everything!
Sure, they might tell you not to buy them anything, but it doesn’t seem right. I mean, how can you show up empty handed for the people who gave you life?
Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.
They’ll love these gift ideas! (And they probably don’t already have 5 of them in their attic.)
What Do You Buy As Gifts for Parents Who Have Everything?
Let’s look at some suggestions that won’t add clutter, but can be appreciated by most people.
A Personal Journal
This journal for a Grandparent is perfect for that proud grandma or grandpa!
Let your parents write down memories and stories that they can pass on to their grandchildren.
In a way, it’s a selfish gift since it will be coming back to you eventually.
But most people enjoy sharing personal stories. You’ll make them feel special, and let them know that you want to hear about their life.
If your giftee isn’t a grandparent, no worries! This journal is called Mom, Share Your Life With Me.
She’ll probably get teary eyed, but that’s the sign of a good gift. 😉
Magazines are a fun gift because it’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year long.
It also won’t add to clutter, because your loved one can toss it when they are finished reading.
Don’t try to force them into a new hobby. Be sure to find a magazine that matches their interests.
Not sure which magazine to get? Reader’s Digest is full of fun and interesting stories, so it’s always a hit!
There’s something about having a living plant indoors. Especially during a long winter or when you’re stuck inside (for whatever reason!).
Sometimes this one can feel like a bit of a cop-out, but if you are at a total loss as to what to get someone, most people do appreciate a gift card to their favorite store.
(Don’t worry, they’ll never know how much you spent!)
Is there something they loved as a child?
Or maybe there’s something they always wanted, but never had the chance to own.
If you can figure out just the right gift that will bring back a jolt of nostalgia for your parents, chances are pretty good that you’ll be able to find that item on eBay.
If you can find an affordable version of the perfect nostalgia item, it’s sure to bring a smile to their face!
Need a little more help? Here’s a fun article that tells you the most wanted toys from every decade.
Grab tickets to an upcoming show, movie, concert, etc. Remember, try to stick with things you know they like rather than forcing them to try something new.
Offering to take them to the show will also give them the gift of your time!
That’s an extra blessing to most parents.
Give the Gift of You
Do you have a special talent or ability?
Maybe there’s a recipe you make that always gets rave reviews. Why not go ahead and make it now?
Or give them a coupon for one dish some day in the near future.
- babysitting/pet sitting/house sitting
- a day out together
- something handmade
- fruit basket or other perishables
- consider your special talents!
- get more ideas from this list of cool birthday presents
Finding just the right gift for the parent who has everything is worth the investment.
Your parents are special people, and with these ideas, you can make them feel a little of the love they’ve given you!
Share your best suggestion for what to buy the person who has everything!