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Millennial Dilemma - 12 Beautifully Good Gift Ideas for your Parents

Last Updated on November 23, 2016 by Angela V | 0 comments

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The holidays are quickly approaching and, if you’re anything like me, you have a really hard time figuring out what to get for people. I find that the longer I have known somebody, the harder it is to find something that shows how much you value who they are as a person and how much you appreciate your relationship.

Parents. I’ve known them my whole life, so why is it so hard to find something for them? Dads are the number one hardest demographic to shop for, in my opinion. I try not to repeat gifts, which has resulted in me actually making presents for the last year or so. It is hard to find the time to create these items. I can’t speak for everyone with a dad, but based on my dad’s interests and our location, I have narrowed down a few items that I think he might like.

Dad’s Gift List

My dad doesn’t need any more clothes. He doesn’t need any more gift cards to Gander Mountain or Cabela’s. I don’t even know what I would get him for his office décor. However, he did build a cabin, and it is pretty sparse in ways of lighting and decoration. It’s a men’s retreat, so why not give it that manly feel?

  1. Stag Bowl by Sterling - $36: There’s a TV in the cabin, so why not keep the remote and other odds and ends organized in this rustic bowl? 

  2. 16” 2-Light Branches Sconce by Meyda Tiffany - $169.20: Just a little something to spruce up the bathroom.

  3. Derek Rustic Table Lamps (set of 2) by Signature Design - $95.99: One of these in each bedroom in the cabin would provide a ton of light! It’s a pretty cozy place in the woods.

  4. 14”x14” Folk Moose Print by Amanti Art - $84.96: I’m not too sure this would actually fit on any wall in the cabin, so maybe this would be a piece for the basement, where he keeps all the other outdoorsy artwork.

Mom’s Gift List

Mom can be a little easier. As a fellow woman, I understand her interests a little better. However, she doesn’t need any more body wash or lotion or candles. Again, I started making gifts. Again, finding time to do this is difficult with the busy schedules I’m sure most of you encounter. So what does mom like? Knitting. Oh, I already got her a bowl to hold her yarn and needles. To the décor section I go. I usually try and find her something unique that no one else will likely have. I mean, one time I got her a similar looking fish bowl vase for her birthday, which is still prominently displayed in the family room.

 *disclaimer: we do not sell these*
  1. Paulina Wall Clock by Howard Miller - $72.10: My mom already has a musical clock by Rhythm Clocks that is hanging in the living room. Does that mean other rooms should be denied clocks? No. This is a cool chic and vintage-feeling clock that would look great in the bedroom or maybe somewhere else in the house that will be noticed by friends and family.

  2. Birds on a Wire Ceramic Jars (set of 3) by Sterling - $158.00: My sister-in-law made a stencil spray paint canvas with a bird and some leaves in coral and gold, and I think the cream and black of this set would accent nicely in another part of the living room (or wherever she chose to set them up).

  3. Autumn Leaves Keepsake Boxes (set of 3) by Sterling - $104.00: My mom has a lot of jewelry, but she has her favorites. I think these might be an easy way to separate those pieces from others.

  4. Oilbhe Accent Mirror by Signature Design - $125.00: Kind of like the clock, except a mirror. If done right, hanging mirrors instead of wall art can make a room brighter by reflecting light and making the room seem bigger. Plus, it’s a pretty cool looking mirror.

My Gift List

Then you have me. As I get older, there’s less stuff I want, and I don’t necessarily like gift cards. While money is always nice, sometimes it’s nice to get the things you would normally spend money on anyway. My mom is usually pretty good at getting different things, like a wine glass that has been painted to look like you. So here are some things that I would pick for myself if someone asked what they could get me for the holidays.

  1. Cyprus Grove Floor Lamp by Dimond - $510.00: I just moved into a new place, and I totally love this floor lamp (though I, of course, would never expect anyone to get it for me). It is unique and has the dual functions of both an art piece and a lighting fixture.

  2. Suri Rug by Signature Design – $47.50: This rug is fun with a great color scheme with a really cute pattern that would look nice under a coffee table or bed.

  3. Metal Globe Accent by UMA - $39.99: This thing is just too cool and would look awesome next to this fake tree I have in the living room.

  4. Amiel Arch Mirror by Uttermost - $217.80: This would be a good piece along the living room wall or along the wall of my bedroom.

Speaking of bedroom… keep your eyes out for an upcoming #PracticeWhatYouPin

Happy Holidays!


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