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30 Gifts That Will Impress Your Parents and In-Laws, According to Our Editors

Here's what we're buying for our moms, dads, and in-laws this holiday season.
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There's no one like Mom or Dad, which is why their holiday gifts should be as unique as they are. Though it's tempting to scoop up their old favorites—a beloved bottle of red or their signature scent—we'd encourage you to think bigger this year. To help you find creative options that speak to their passions and hobbies, we've rounded up several gifts they won't expect, which really adds to the fun.

From a gardening bag that doubles as a folding chair to incredibly chic wooden clogs, there are so many thoughtful options ahead. We love the idea of gifting parents items that they'll look at every day—like a phone charger pretty enough to leave out in the open or a stunning coffee table book featuring scenes from the Amalfi Coast. Want to get a little more personal? Have their initials monogrammed on a classic tote bag that will last forever.

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Byr Studio Worker Clog

From $292, bryrstudio.com

Handmade in San Francisco, these versatile clogs feature real American leather and traditional European solid wood bases—don't forget a pair for yourself, too.

LAYR Customizable Pillow
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LAYR Customizable Pillow

$110, luxome.com

Gift a good night's sleep with this fully customizable pillow—Mom or Dad can manipulate the removable fill inserts to accommodate firmness, height, or their favored sleep position.

Beast® Blender
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Beast Blender

$165, westelm.com

They'll appreciate a blender that not only makes super-creamy smoothies and dressings, but that actually looks good enough to leave out on the countertop, too.

Cece Tray Set
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Homecourt Tray Set

$95, homecourt.co

Elevate their kitchen sink area with this sleek set that completely redefines the dish and hand soap category. These products' scents are transportive and luxurious—and nothing like the iterations on grocery store shelves.

Harborview Herringbone Beige Blanket
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Chappywrap Harborview Herringbone Beige Blanket

$135, chappywrap.com

A machine-washable blanket that's as easy on the eyes as it is soft to the touch? Yes, please!

CADDIS D28 Reading Glasses
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CADDIS D28 Reading Glasses

$99, caddislife.com

These glasses are truly a sight for sore eyes. Mom or Dad will make a statement every time they wear these bold unisex reader glasses, which come in a variety of powers and have built-in blue light protection.

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Courant Catch:3 Essentials Charging Station

$75, staycourant.com

Finally, a phone charger chic enough to leave out on their end table. Bonus points that they'll also have a place to keep their glasses, so they're always within arms reach.

Amalfi Coast Hardcover
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Assouline Amalfi Coast

$95, amazon.com

Even if they weren't able to make it to Italy this year, this gorgeous coffee table will transport them. If Italy's not their thing, choose from countless other locales—the Assouline library is incredible comprehensive—that might be on their bucket list.

Sabre New York Bistrot Flatware
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Sabre New York Bistrot Flatware

$75 per 5-piece setting, hawkinsnewyork.com

This classic five-piece flatware set is unfussy, but elegant—and feels like something you'd see at a French bistro. The stainless-steel collection, which comes in a myriad of colorways (we're partial to forest green!), is suited for daily meals, special occasions, and everything in between.

Single-Origin Gift Subscription – One Bag
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Counter Culture Coffee Single-Origin Gift Subscription

$17.33, counterculturecoffee.com

Open their eyes—and taste buds—to something other than the same old coffee they've been making since you lived at home. This company is a Certified B Corporation and works directly with farmers all over the world, so they'll feel good while they get their caffeine fix for the day.

Martha Stewart Seashell Planter
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Martha Stewart Seashell Planter

$199, martha.com

This resin and fiberglass seashell is a true statement piece that can be used as a planter, a serving bowl, or a decorative piece of art.

Martha Stewart iGourmet Italian Dinner Basket
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Martha Stewart iGourmet Italian Dinner Basket

$169.99, igourmet.com

If your parents and in-laws love to cook Italian cuisine, then they'll enjoy this dinner basket which was curated by Martha. It's filled with two of our founder's favorite pasta shapes (Bucatini and Anellini) along with specially-selected ingredients, an easy-to-follow recipe card, and cookies for dessert. 

Sorel Artisanal Liqueur
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Sorel Artisanal Liqueur

from $34.99, drizly.com

With rich flavors of hibiscus, cassia, nutmeg, and ginger, this liqueur is delicious piping hot, on ice, or mixed into their favorite cocktail.

Janessa Leone Ross Hat
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Janessa Leone Ross Hat

$300, janessaleone.com

A quality hat instantly upgrades an outfit. Take this wool option, for example. It's not only sustainable and stylish, but hand-made, too—over 50 experienced artisans help craft each piece in Janessa Leone's collection.

Martha Stewart All Butter Croissant 12-Pack
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Martha Stewart All Butter Croissant 12-Pack

$79.95, goldbelly.com

These buttery delights are delivered straight to their door and can go from the freezer right into the oven. But the way their house will smell after baking is the real gift.

Recycled Wool Pet Blanket in Stewart Royal Antique Tartan
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Recycled Wool Pet Blanket in Stewart Royal Antique Tartan

$60, us.tartanblanketco.com

Show them how much you love their pup by gifting them this naturally odor resistant, moisture wicking, luxurious blanket designed for animals.

Cheesemaker's Choice
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Shelburne Farms Cheesemaker's Choice Gift Set

$79, store.shelburnefarms.org

If you have a cheese-loving parent then this set—which includes blocks of six-month to three-year aged Vermont cheddar—is truly the perfect gift. Add on various artisanal crackers, mustards or preserves for extra brownie points.

Puebco Wrap Blanket
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Puebco Wrap Blanket

$80, puebco.us

Perfect for their grandkids' soccer games, this take-everywhere wrap can be snapped around their shoulders or placed over their lap.

Gmunder Keramik Alpine Flowers Water Jug
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Gmunder Keramik Alpine Flowers Water Jug

$125, thesixbells.com

This ceramic pitcher, dotted with dainty botanicals, will delight your parents and in-laws. It was made by a company founded in the—wait for it—1400s, so you know it was forged to last.

Gardener's Tool Seat
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Uncommon Goods Gardener's Tool Seat

$46, uncommongoods.com

This has everything you'd want in a classic gardening bag, but it also doubles as a folding chair. It's prefect for the gardener who might need help remembering to stop and smell the roses in between all that hard work.

PARU Tea Subscription
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PARU Tea Subscription

From $29.95 per month, paruteabar.com

This is the perfect subscription for the true tea enthusiast—it includes three packages of loose-leaf tea and garnishes from family-owned tea gardens in East and Southeast Asia.

Organic Basics Recycled Wool Socks
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Organic Basics Recycled Wool Socks

$21, us.organicbasics.com

No matter the season, a quality pair of socks makes anything from running errands to walking around the house that much more comfortable. These mid-rise sustainable pieces are made from recycled wool and even have ventilation zones for breathability in sweat-prone areas.

Bicycle Backie
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TOAST Bicycle Backie

$185, us.toa.st

A handmade Moroccan basket pannier is exactly what your bike-riding mother needs for her trips to the farmers' market.

Boat and Tote®, Open-Top
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L.L.Bean Boat and Tote Open Top Bag in Red

from $39.95, llbean.com

This made-in-Maine heavyweight canvas tote is a tried-and-true classic for a reason—it's versatile, roomy, and virtually indestructible. Add their monogram for a personal touch.

Echo Puzzle Pleated Diamond Scarf
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Echo Puzzle Pleated Diamond Scarf

$29.25, bloomingdales.com

Perfect for the fashion-forward parent in your life, this chic scarf will quickly elevate their collection of ascots. The pleated design sets it apart from the rest. 

Clé de Peau Beauté
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Clé de Peau Beauté

$65, cledepeaubeaute.com

Clé de Peau Beauté—one of Martha's favorite makeup brands—just launched a line of lipsticks. With 16 different shades ranging from deep tan to crimson red, you'll find the perfect hue for Mom. 

Terrain Specimen Case Terrarium
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Terrain Specimen Case Terrarium

$158, shopterrain.com

Does the gardener in your life need an indoor project to get them through the winter? Consider this wood-and-glass terrarium box. It'll make the most gorgeous addition to your parent's window sill.

Anellabees Pollinator Seed Packets
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Anellabees Pollinator Seed Packets

$18, shopterrain.com

Printed with beautiful floral illustrations, these packets contain sunflower, purple tansy, and mixed wildflower seeds. 

An American in Provence: Art, Life and Photography
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An American in Provence: Art, Life and Photography

$30.99, amazon.com

A tome of exquisite portrait, scenic, and still-life photography, this coffee table book from award-winning photographer Jamie Beck will look beautiful in your parents' home. 

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine
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Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine

$153.95, amazon.com

Elevate Mom and Dad's morning cup of joe with this Nespresso machine that makes barista-grade coffee.