Have you ever gotten the feeling that you are purchasing similar gifts for your parents year after year? Sometimes, it may seem as though we’ve run out of ideas for what to give to our cherished parents who have raised us. Fortunately, there are so many alternative gift ideas to choose from that will be sure to put a huge smile on their face. Whether it’s a gift for a birthday, anniversary, Christmas, or even as a thank you token, make it an occasion that your parents will remember with these thoughtfully unique gifting ideas.
Handmade knitted gifts
There’s nothing better than gifting something that has been lovingly handmade by yourself. Unleash your creative side and try knitting a cosy blanket throw for their living room, a cute pillow for their bedroom, or even a pair of slippers! If this is your first time crafting and you’re unsure on where to start, there are plenty of helpful tutorials available online for free that you can follow. Depending on the size of your knitted gift, it may take a few weeks to craft, so be sure to plan your knitting project way in advance!
Gathering your family together for a stunning framed photograph with services such as Emma Lowe Photography can make for a perfect thoughtful gift that your parents can treasure forever. This could be a beautiful family portrait, a collage of goofy photos, or you could even create a special photo album for them and fill it with happy memories with your children and important milestones in your life that your parents will remember well.
Food and Drink Gifts
You probably know your parent’s culinary tastes better than anyone. Food and drink hampers or online subscriptions can be the perfect gift for any parents with a sweet tooth, a talent for cooking or love trying out new wines and mixing up fun cocktails! Surprise them with their favourite treats or introduce them to new, fun recipes that you can try out together with the whole family.
Electrical Home Comforts
Are your parents in need of a new coffee or smoothie machine? Maybe they’ve mentioned that they’re interested in trying out new recipes with a crockpot? Electrical home comforts such as kitchen appliances, home accessory gadgets, or even garden tools are among the most popular gifting ideas for many. As we spend a large proportion of our lives in our houses, home comfort gifts such as these are extremely handy and usually last a very long time. Who knows, maybe you’ll find something extremely futuristic and convenient that will completely blow them away!
Whether it’s their name or their favourite quote from a movie or a book, the beauty of gifting today is that mostly anything can be personalised! Show them how much you care and create the perfect keepsake for your parents with gifts such as a personalised mug, bottle opener, candle, or even jewellery such as a necklace or a bracelet with an engraved date that’s special to them both.