The Best Gifts for Parents This Holiday Season, When Family Is More Important Than Ever

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Finding a gift for your mom and dad that fully captures your gratitude is no easy feat. Over the years, I’ve found the best gifts for parents are always those they either didn’t know they needed or that remind them of the gift-giver. While it always is rewarding to find something that a parent or loved one adores, the pressure to do so this year feels even stronger. After all, many of us have found ourselves spending either significantly more or less time with our closest of kin, and it only feels right to celebrate those who have been with us through this trying year.

Here, find meaningful gifts for mom and dad to cherish this holiday season.

Kitchen Upgrades

Universally, we are all spending more time cooking at home. Whether or not your loved ones are the type to venture into the world of homemade pizza-making, any of these gifts for parents are sure to make the home cooking experience a little more enjoyable. Even if you are not there to celebrate a holiday dinner with them, any parent will love to know you were still involved in the process.

Ooni Koda 16 pizza oven

$499

WILLIAMS SONOMA

Fellow Stagg EKG electric kettle

$149

VERISHOP

Opinel wooden-handle steak knives

$129

FOOD52

The Lacquer Company x Rita Konig lacquer ice bucket

$325

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Aerin Fausto jigger and shaker set

$141

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Georg Jensen Alfredo oak-wood salad servers

$49

VERISHOP

The Road Trippers

During this unique time, many of us are finding safe ways to still see those we love for the holidays. Paravel’s carry-on is both beautiful and practical, and the Shinola travel chess set is sure to provide entertaining moments along the way. Plus, a pajama set, like this one from Desmond & Dempsey, or a pair of cozy slippers are just about as foolproof as gift options go.

Paravel Aviator carry-on plus

$275

PARAVEL

Courant wireless charger and accessory organizer

$175

MODA OPERANDI

Rue de Verneuill leather-trimmed wool-blend document holder

$135

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Desmond & Dempsey piped brushed-cotton pajamas and eye mask

$192

MATCHESFASHION.COM

L.L.Bean slipper booties

$69

L.L.BEAN

Shinola travel chess set

$225

SHINOLA

The Wellness Obsessed

During quarantine, I’ve enjoyed bonding with my parents by introducing them to all things wellness. From Look Optic’s blue-light glasses to Vitruvi’s diffuser, these gifts are not only heartfelt but will add serenity to your family’s home. The Vitamix composting machine is sure to please any environmentally conscious mom or dad, and the Theragun will ease their aches.

Look Optic Liam blue-light glasses

$78

LOOK OPTIC

Vitamix FoodCycler FC-50

$399

AMAZON

Hurom H-AA slow juicer

$459

AMAZON

Theragun mini

$199

THERAGUN

Vitruvi Move diffuser

$179

VITRUVI

Alo Warrior mat

$100

ALO YOGA

Winter Essentials

Help mom and dad greet the cold with luxurious layers this holiday season. A Pendleton wool blanket and cozy cashmere socks are the perfect accessories to a toasty fire. Moms will love these shearling-lined rain boots, and any dad will feel stylish in Theory’s sherpa pullover.

Tory Burch Fair Isle dickey

$128

TORY BURCH

Bernardo Wiley black rain boots

$155

OLIVELA

Johnstons of Elgin ribbed cashmere socks

$45

NET-A-PORTER

Pendleton Juniper Mesa wool-blend blanket

$390

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Theory quarter-zip pullover in sherpa

$345

THEORY

Howlin' Sky Diver striped wool scarf

$85

MR. PORTER

The Activity Enthusiasts

For a fashionable look on or off the fairway, mom will love these Tory Sport golf pants. And if she wants to emulate the greatest on the tennis court, these Roger Federer–designed shoes are sure to be a winner. Last year, I gifted everyone in my family a reusable Kinto water bottle, and I still believe they are one of the best gifts for any parent.

Tory Burch yarn-dyed tech twill golf pants

$198

TORY BURCH

The Roger Centre Court tennis sneakers

$189.99

NORDSTROM

Lululemon Command the Day duffel

$158

LULULEMON

Gramicci quilted shell gilet

$150

MR. PORTER

Kinto Day Off tumbler

$37.50

KINTO

Kule the stripe tote

$180

KULE

Little Treasures for Mom and Dad

Anything by designer Lizzie Fortunato is destined to bring a smile to a mother’s face, especially this charming bag, which is perfect for the holiday season. Dad will also love these sophisticated Lanvin cufflinks and will be reminded of you every time he wears them. Both parents can enjoy Nue Co.’s functional fragrance and chic Tom Dixon diffuser.

Lizzie Fortunato Florent leather top-handle bag

$435

MODA OPERANDI

Lescarf No.1 striped-border silk scarf

$86

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Sophie Buhai Firenze earrings

$650

MODA OPERANDI

The Nue Co. functional fragrance

$155

NET-A-PORTER

Tom Dixon Alchemy diffuser

$150

NET-A-PORTER

Lanvin gold-plated and obsidian cuff links

$320

MR. PORTER