There are lots of times when you need to find the perfect mom and dad gifts for friends or family! Perhaps you’re headed to a baby shower, visiting a new baby, or even looking for a gift for your own parents. Maybe you have good friends who have been parents for a while, and you want to acknowledge their hard work.
Whatever your reason for looking for gifts for parents, we have plenty of suggestions! From gifts for new parents to gifts for parents facing their (now grown) babies leaving the nest, and at every stage in-between. There’s something on this list for everyone.
47 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Moms and Dads
The best gifts for parents at any stage in their parenting journey!
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
Every parent knows the pain of making a fresh cup of coffee, setting it down to help the kids with something, and returning only to find it’s grown cold! We feel your pain. This useful temperature-controlled smart mug keeps Mom or Dad’s coffee at the perfect temp for whenever they finally get a chance to sit down for five minutes and drink it.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Parents can’t always keep the chaos at bay with kids around. However, they can do a few things to try and bring the boisterous level down a bit. Playing calming music, infusing the house with calming smells… these things aren’t magic cures, but they can help kids wind down.
This essential oil diffuser is a great way to set a serene mood (and, let’s face it, to mask some awful smells tiny children can produce!)
Exceptionally Bad Dad Jokes
One of the most important responsibilities of a parent is telling terrible jokes. It’s a time-honored tradition, and while they may be called “Dad Jokes,” moms can tell equally awful jokes. It’s called equality.
Get this set of truly amazing jokes guaranteed to embarrass children and produce groans and eye rolls with every punchline. They’ll be so grateful.
Busy families, and especially busy parents, will appreciate the ease of Instant Pot dinners! As both a slow cooker and a pressure cooker, parents can toss food in the pot in the morning and let it cook all day.
Or, if they get home at the end of a long day, they can toss frozen meat and other ingredients into the pot. They’ll have a meal cooked and on the table in no time.
iRoller Screen Cleaner
Most parents have resigned themselves to the fact that everything they own is going to be sticky or have fingerprints on it. However, there are times when they actually need to see their phone or computer screen. This screen cleaner gets rid of fingerprints and smudges so parents can actually see the screen of their device. At least, until the next time their kids get hold of it.
Willow Tree Our Gift Figure
This is a thoughtful present for a family celebrating a new baby! The figure shows a mom and dad holding their precious baby in a family embrace. Because the figures are hand-carved, each one is unique, just like each family.
Burt's Bees Gift Set
New parents get plenty of products for their baby, but most people don’t consider the mom and dad! Babies, and kids in general, mean lots of handwashing for everyone in the family, and parents’ skin can easily get dry and cracked.
This gift set with hand repair cream and salve can protect parents’ skin from all the soap and washing. Lip balm and foot cream mean Mom and Dad can pamper themselves a little at the same time.
Movie Night Popcorn Kernels And Seasoning
Whether parents are having a family movie night or an at-home movie date, they’ll appreciate this specialty popcorn and seasonings. They can try white cheddar, kettle corn, chili lime, and other delicious flavors to level up their movie night. This makes an equally great gift for parents who are trying to be budget-conscious by staying home and for parents who have everything!
Car Vacuum Cleaner
This is one of those gifts for moms and dads that’s not terribly exciting, but will get used over and over again! Parents of toddlers (and preschoolers or teens) will appreciate having this small vac on-hand to hoover up cracker crumbs, raisins, and other small snacks that kids manage to get everywhere.
Mixed Flowers Subscription
A subscription for cheerful flowers makes a great gift idea for parents! Flowers are a perk most parents don’t think about, but they’re a small touch that makes any environment better. Brighten their day with a delivery of a beautiful bouquet.
3D Photo Crystal
Parents can display a treasured photo of their family in crystal with this beautiful mom and dad gift! This crystal can be personalized with a photo and text etched into the surface. You can also choose the shape of the display – from a heart, diamond, or several other shapes. This makes a truly meaningful gift for a new family or to help a family share a special memory.
This game makes a great gift for parents who love spending time playing games with their kids! Stomple requires everyone playing to use their strategic thinking skills to outwit their opponents and win the game. The brightly colored pieces make it fun to play, and the wood design means parents can leave the game out on a table or bookshelf where it looks stylish and classic.
Tree Of Life Metal Sign
This beautiful steel sign displays the family name and the year that the family was established. Parents can add the year they were married or the year they had their first baby together. The tree symbolizes life, and this sign is a special way to celebrate many kinds of created families.
Luxury Terry Cloth Robe
It would be fun to give two matching robes as an anniversary or birthday gift for parents! These Turkish cotton robes are sure to make Mom and Dad feel pampered. They can toss on the robe after a shower or over PJs. And, even though they can’t make it to a spa, they’ll feel a little like they’re there!
The robes come in a variety of colors, so you could get matching ones or mix and match their favorite colors.
Assorted Tea Bags Sampler
This sampler is perfect if you’re shopping for gifts for parents who appreciate a good cup of tea! It includes eight different flavors of delicious teas, including Chamomile Mint Citrus and Turmeric Spiced tea. This would be a great present along with two mugs for the parents to use while enjoying their tea.
Personalized Family Canoe Art
This adorable wall art features drawings of each family member – even pets! Customize the artwork by choosing how many family members to include in the canoe and select their hair and skin color. The picture also displays each person’s name, plus a location at the top.
Mom & Dad Keychains
Sweet, matching keychains make a wonderful joint gift for parents from a daughter or as stocking stuffers at Christmas. These keychains say, “To My Dad (or Mom), Never Forget That I Love You Forever. No matter how much time passes, I will always be your little girl.” They’ll smile every time they reach for their keys.
PEHR Pom Pom Storage Bin
New parents can never have too many storage options! This small bin is perfect for corralling diaper supplies in a room, small toys like cars or LEGO, or other items. The cheerful pom-poms on the side make it a fun addition to a kids’ room, but it’s also sophisticated and stylish enough to go in a main room of the house.
Starbucks Gift Card
Most parents can always use more caffeine! Also, trips to specialty coffee places can be something parents cut out when they need to save on costs while raising children. A Starbucks gift card is a fun perk so parents can treat themselves without worrying about the expense.
Hydro Flask Mug
This mug is great for parents who are always on the go! A press-in lid ensures they won’t spill their drink while walking, and double-wall insulation means the drink will stay hot or cold for hours. The mug is BPA- and toxin-free, and the soft-touch exterior means it’s easy to hold.
Dual Foot Massager Roller
A foot massager makes a great gift for moms and dads who have been on their feet all day! This one features rollers that relieve arch and heel pain along with overall foot pain. It has a stable base that won’t slide while it’s being used.
The massager also comes with a head massager and a foot chart to show parents how to target various aches and pains.
Baby Keepsake Library
Help parents save their babies’ keepsakes in this special library-themed box! Parents can save hospital bracelets, first teeth, favorite toys, and other sentimental items in this organizer. The library features acid-free drawers, files, tiny envelopes, and other ways to preserve trinkets and other items.
Matching Family Pajamas Buffalo Plaid
Matching family pajamas make a great holiday gift, and parents will love having a picture of the whole family in their jammies! This set features pajamas for everyone in the family, including the dog. Also, the parents’ pajamas have pockets which are essential when you’re a mom or dad who constantly has to hold stuff.
Gourmet Coffee Sampler
These coffee samples make a great gift for parents who appreciate a good cup of coffee! The box set includes four single-origin coffees from Sumatra, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Rwanda, totaling one pound. The coffees also come with tasting notes and other information about their origin.
COSORI Air Fryer
Parents will appreciate this air fryer as a way to mix up dinnertime and easily cook up delicious, healthy meals. They can quickly cook or reheat snacks, pizza, chicken, fish, and other foods in the air fryer. They can also make delicious, healthy fried foods without using the oil required in deep-frying.
This is also a great device for warm days when parents don’t want the heat that comes with turning on the entire oven.
Amazon.com Gift Card
If you’re struggling with gift ideas for parents, an Amazon gift card is always a safe bet! Amazon has tons of products that parents need, whether their kids are newly born or teenagers.
Amazon gift cards are also a great option if you live far away and don’t want to worry about shipping a present. Simply send a gift card and let moms and dads pick what they need or want the most!
Ultimate Grilling Spice Set
Parents who love to cook outdoors or simply love experimenting with different spices and flavors will enjoy this grilling spice set! They can try a variety of flavors, from Lime Chipotle to Chili Parsley, with this set of 20 different barbeque rubs and spices. The set includes staples like Rosemary & Herb Salt, along with more exotic flavors for the more adventurous.
Wooden Name Puzzle
This name puzzle makes a fun gift for new parents! Give them a puzzle with their baby’s name on it – or several puzzles, one for each person in the family. It’s a great way for kids to learn letters and recognize how their own names are spelled, and it also makes a cute decoration for a child’s room.
Baby Handprint & Footprint Keepsake Photo
One of the most adorable ways for parents to see how quickly their baby grows is by helping preserve their newborn’s hand and footprint in this photo frame! The kit comes with all the supplies needed to take a hand and footprint, plus stencils so they can spell the baby’s name at the bottom. Parents can also add two sweet pictures of their new little one for a truly special photo frame.
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
A breakfast sandwich maker is a great gift for parents who take their morning meals seriously! Whether Saturday morning breakfast is an event, or they just want a hearty meal for the family on the way out the door, a breakfast sandwich maker is a great choice. Simply add bread or English muffins, egg, cheese, or any other additions, and breakfast is ready in no time.
Personalized Family Mugs
These mugs make great gift ideas for parents who love family presents and prevents fighting over who gets which one! Each member of the family can get a mug with a cartoon drawing of themselves on it, along with their name at the bottom. Customize each family member’s skin tone, hair, and clothing to celebrate the uniqueness of each person!
Busy parents often have their hands full, so the Echo Dot’s voice response is very helpful! Parents can have Alexa set timers, check the weather, answer questions, play music, and more. Parents can also connect the Echo Dot to devices like a smart plug or bulb and turn them off or on with a voice command.
Mama & Papa Bear Travel Tumblers
These tumblers make great gift ideas for parents who would do anything to protect their cubs (that’s just about all of them, actually!) Papa Bear’s mug comes in black, with a bear silhouette in silver and the word “Papa” emblazoned in the middle. Mama Bear’s mug is similar but comes in a beautiful shade of rose gold.
Parents on the go will appreciate the insulation and straws that make these mugs easy to take in the car or anywhere else they need to go.
Victrola Portable Suitcase Record Player
They’re not just any parents; they’re the cool parents! Parents can indulge their nostalgia with this vintage-looking record player, and can play music from their youth, ensuring their kids know and appreciate “real” music.
This record player folds and latches closed, so it’s easy to move around. It also comes in a variety of colors, so you can choose one that goes with the decor.
Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art
This photo art makes a great gift for moms and dads who want to remember a particular event or celebrate a family. Choose 30 photos – perhaps from a family trip or event, or photos of each different person in a family – and have them arranged in this heart shape. The final, framed art will be something parents treasure.
Keurig K-Duo Coffee Maker
Parents can use both ground coffee or K-Cup pods with this coffeemaker! They can make up to 12 cups of coffee with the carafe, or use the K-Cup maker to brew a variety of different hot drinks. This is a great option for couples who prefer different drinks in the morning. They can still brew everything up at the same time and have a lovely cup together.
Family Tree Metal Wall Hanging
This family tree displays several photos, so parents can choose pictures of the extended members of the family to put in each frame or choose important family events to feature. How ever they want to theme their metal family tree, it can show important pictures that are central to them. The tree can be hung on the wall as a unique piece of art that shows how the family has blossomed and branched out over time.
Shiatsu Massager with Heat
Every parent who has spent years picking up kids, along with all the gear that goes with them, is probably in desperate need of a good back or shoulder massage! This massager uses heat to relax and treat sore muscles. It also has eight rotating massage heads for a variety of patterns to loosen muscles and help with back, shoulder, and neck pain.
YETI Rambler 10 oz Wine Tumbler
These unbreakable wine tumblers are great for beach trips, camping, picnics, or just an evening glass of wine on the back deck! The stainless steel tumbler is rust-resistant, and double-walled insulation means cold drinks stay cold and hot drinks stay hot. They come in several colors, so you can pick Mom and Dad’s favorites.
YnM Bamboo Weighted Blanket
Many parents discover that it’s almost impossible to get a good night’s sleep after having kids. Years of waking up at night, aging bodies, and lots of other factors (like constantly worrying about your kids!) can keep parents up at night.
This weighted blanket can help sleepers feel calm and drift off. It also feels great on tired legs at the end of a long day, so parents can curl up under it while watching TV or reading before bedtime to unwind.
4in1 Fast Wireless Charging Station
Any parent who’s had to chase down a charging cord because a kid took it knows the beauty of a central charging station. This one is easy to use. Simply set it up on a nightstand or in a central spot, and it will wirelessly charge phones, AirPods, iWatches, and more.
Long Distance Friendship Lamp
Parents don’t stop worrying about their kids just because they’re old enough to move out! This friendship lamp would make a great gift for parents trying to come to terms with an older child moving away to college or heading out on their own.
Give one lamp to the child and one to the parents, and when one of them touches the lamp, the other lamp will glow. Parents can let kids know they’re thinking of them, and kids can let parents know they’re all right even if they’re not right there.
Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
It can be hard to get a sitter and go out on the town when kids are little. Fortunately, you can help parents make an evening special anyway by gifting them a nice bottle of wine. They can make a special dinner to enjoy after the kids are in bed or simply share some wine at the end of a long day.
Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender
This top-of-the-line blender can be used for years and years. Parents can begin by making baby food – pureeing carrots and other soft vegetables for babies. It can also be used to make smoothies, shakes, soups, sauces, and more, making it a kitchen workhorse that will be around for a long time.
10-Inch WiFi Digital Picture Frame
Digital photo frames make great gifts for parents who can’t stop taking pictures of their beloved children! Moms and dads can email photos, and they’ll show up directly on this photo frame. Also, grandparents and anyone else with the email address can send their own photos to display as well, making this a true family photo album.
iRobot Roomba i3 EVO
Kids are messy! Add in pets and just daily life, and floors can get pretty chaotic pretty quickly. This can be especially worrisome to parents whose kids are young enough that they crawl or pick things off the floor to investigate.
A Roomba can help parents keep floors clean without adding to their already overwhelming schedule. The Roomba learns the home’s layout and can easily clean pet hair, dust, dirt, and more.
Electric Glass Kettle and Tea Maker
This glass kettle makes a great gift for moms and dads, and can make tea, French press coffee, or pour-over coffee. Various temperature controls allow users to set the tea maker for white, green, oolong, or black tea. The kettle also has a 30-minute ‘Keep Warm’ function – an important feature for parents who are always being called on by kids!