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45 Useful Gifts for Parents Who Have it All

These practical products are guaranteed to make their lives more stress-free.

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Between juggling work and family commitments, parents can easily lose sight of things that can help make their lives run more smoothly. A new parent might appreciate regular meal deliveries or a clever cleaning product. However, veteran parents might crave simple activities, like family game nights, to bond with their children or even an opportunity to enjoy a dose of relaxation at the end of a long day.

Whether you're hunting for the perfect gift for the busy mom in your life or an amazing dad who could benefit from a bit of fun, our roundup of gifts for parents is sure to help. These affordable finds include personalized wall decor, a flower subscription service and everyone's favorite — matching pajamas. Any one of these thoughtful picks are perfect for Christmas, wedding anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions, and will show the deserving parent in your life just how much you appreciate them.

Uncommon Goods
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Long Distance Friendship Lamp
Uncommon Goods

This lamp comes as a pair, and when you touch one to light it up, the other lights up, too. Send one to Grandma and Grandpa or other far-flung relatives, and it's be easy to feel connected.

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Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

If the parents in your life can't bear the idea of drinking coffee that's gone cold for the next 18 years, give them this smart mug, which keeps coffee hot while it's on its charging coaster. Users can also download an app to control the temperature or program presets.

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For the Dad Who Has Everything
Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager

At the end of a long day of chasing around kids or grandkids, someone is going to need a massage. Not only does this offer a deep kneading, it also heats up for extra relief.

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The Comfy
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The Comfy
Now 10% off

Anyone who crawls into this? Instant snuggle time. It comes in kids' and adult sizes, so you can get one for everyone in the family. It also comes in different colors and prints.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas: Official Advent Calendar
Now 41% off

Every parent knows just how seriously children take the countdown to Christmas. Make it more fun for them with this advent calendar inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. It's filled with everything from ornaments to mini books to keep kids entertained right up until the big day.

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Best Personalized Gift for Grandparents
What a Difference a Day Makes Burlap Print

Commemorate all the important dates and put it in a place of honor with this customized burlap print. You can choose one of two sizes, and you can get it framed or unframed. 

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Screen Cleaner
SKT Productions
Now 20% off

Kid fingerprints get everywhere. Save parents from a life of dirty devices with this simple screen cleaner, which works on almost any touchscreen.

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Wireless Charging Station
Now 31% off

Any busy family has lots of things to charge — maybe get two of these to be sure? This charger has enough capability to charge a phone, smart watch and wireless headphones all at once.

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Coolest Personalized Family Git
Llama Family Cutsomized Print

Anyone can do a family tree — only a truly unique family deserves a llama portrait! Or, if alpacas are too trendy, you can get this as birds, penguins, dogs or foxes.

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Artifact Uprising
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Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book
Artifact Uprising

Help them document a new addition to the family, an awesome vacation or just a year in the life with these photo books. They come in sizes 5" x 5" to 8" x 5", and you can choose the color of the cover.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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A Lovely Anniversary Gift for Parents
Menus: A Book for Your Meals and Memories
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Now 38% off

All of those family dinners have to add up to something, right? In this blank recipe book, the legendary Jacques Pépin has illustrated pages and prompts, so parents can record important dinners, the wines that were served and even the music that played during the meal.

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YETI Wine Rambler

Parents can take that wine to-go with these 10oz, insulated tumblers. They come in a dozen colors, too.

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Zojirushi Travel Mug
Now 48% off

These travel mugs keep beverages hot or cold for up to six hours and are perfect for trips to the park, and yet they're easy enough for little kids to lock or unlock. They come in 12 oz or 16 oz in bordeaux or rose gold colors.

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For Parents of Newborns
Baby Handprint and Footprint Kit

Help them preserve those earliest memories with this kit, which allows for two photos along with a clay impression of a handprint or a footprint. Step-by-step instructions are provided.

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Shark Family T-Shirts

You can get one for everyone in the family (doo doo doo doo doodoo). These happy, colorful shirts are perfect for kids, Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa.

Pottery Barn Kids
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For the Mom Who Has Everything
Presidio Diaper Tote
Pottery Barn Kids

This tote is so sleek, no one can even tell it's a diaper bag — but it does have all the pockets a parent needs to keep things organized. It comes in black or gray, and you can get it personalized with a monogram.

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Here's a neat parent hack: Put the ToteSavvy into any tote bag, and — poof! — it suddenly has enough pockets to be a diaper bag. It's a perfect gift for that friend who already has a huge collection of totes, and it comes in eight colors.

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Mixed Flowers Subscription

Thanks to this monthly mixed flower subscription, they'll be reminded of nature's beauty — and just how much you appreciate them.

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Mama Bear Papa Bear Shirts

Not too big, not to small — these are just right. You can also get similar mama bear/papa bear mugs.

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Cozy Body Boots

There's nothing like slipping your feet into plush slippers after a long day. But that's not all you get with this pair. You can also warm them up in the microwave to enjoy its relaxing lavender scent.  

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A wedding anniversary must
Family Tree Metal Wall Hanging

Give kids a glimpse into their ancestry with this eye-catching family tree that features six picture frames. Fill them with shots of their grandparents, cousins, you name it.

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Wall Mounted Chalkboard
Williston Forge

Between juggling work commitments and kids' schedules, it can be hard not to miss an appointment. Parents can stay on track with this handy framed chalkboard that'll look great in just about any room. 

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Acacia Wood Bed Tray in Wood

If they're lucky enough to be able to sleep in late, they'll need this wooden tray to enjoy breakfast in bed. 

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Family Name Sign Wood

Give them a reason to be even more proud of their family name with this personalized wood sign that can easily add character to any space.  

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Essential Oil Diffuser
Breathe Essential
Now 30% off

With this attractive essential oil diffuser, you can encourage a new parent to carve out time for an at-home spa day.

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Bird of Paradise

Life gets hectic when you're a parent, which means any moment of relaxation is welcomed. Make their next period of quiet time more enjoyable with this gorgeous plant from The Sill.

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Beige Esben Upholstered Flip Top Storage Bench
Charlton Home

This versatile storage ottoman will come in handy when they need to quickly clean up after their kids before guests arrive.

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Sleep Soother Bear

Give a new parent in your life the most priceless gift of all: more sleep. This rechargeable bear can play a lullaby, white noise, mother's womb heartbeat or human shusher sound whenever your baby cries. No need for you to get up to calm your baby multiple times a night. Plus, it has a night light and can project a galaxy of stars in a range of colors onto a wall or ceiling to hold your baby's attention.  

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Hanna Andersson Matching Family PJs

Coordinating family pajamas are a must-have for those quintessential family photos. Hanna Andersson's family jammies are made of comfy cotton, and come with fun characters from Star Wars (including Baby Yoda!), DC Comics, the Avengers and Peanuts, among others.


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Hello Fresh
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Hello Fresh Meal Delivery Kit

What parents really want? A night off from figuring out what's for dinner and prepping all the ingredients. A meal delivery kit is a life saver, and, in Good Housekeeping's tests, parents found Hello Fresh's recipes to be blissfully easy to follow.


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