Growing up, your parents probably stayed up late on Christmas Eve to put your gifts under the tree and leave you a note from Santa. Now that you’re older, you want to make their Christmas special with a great gift. However, picking the perfect present for your mom or dad can be a difficult task. If you want to make your parents’ holiday happy, here are four tips to help you choose a great gift.
Who doesn’t love the beauty and fragrance of fresh flowers? Your parents will appreciate a nice Christmas arrangement filled with cheery poinsettias and boughs of evergreen. Are you feeling extra generous? Sign them up for monthly flower deliveries for a gift that keeps giving all year. If your parents prefer food to flowers, consider sending them an edible arrangement featuring fruit or cookies.
Jewelry is a timeless gift that will be treasured forever. Give your parents an extra special piece of custom jewellery with an engraved message from the heart. Ideas for an engraving include special sayings you shared with each other, favorite poems, song lyrics or Bible verses. You can choose a necklace or bracelet for your mom or a nice wristwatch for your dad, while a simple engraved gold band or keychain is sure to please either parent.
DIY Picture Frames
Memories are one of the best gifts you can give your parents. Make a rustic picture frame from a recycled window or choose a frame from a craft store and decorate it with paint, ribbon and a hot glue gun. Fill your custom frame with your favorite family photos to complete the gift. If you’re short on pictures, consider including a family photo shoot with a professional photographer as part of your gift.
Homemade Christmas Ornament
A homemade Christmas ornament is a special keepsake that your parents will always cherish. Step up your game from the dough ornaments you made as a kid and try your hand at carving a wooden ornament or crafting one from recycled metal and glass. If you’re lacking the crafty gene, you can purchase a premade ornament and paint it.
If none of these gift ideas strike your fancy, what about a gift card for an activity you can all share together? Consider gift passes to a local theme park, a gift card to a favorite restaurant or movie passes for that flick they’ve been waiting to see. After all, experiences are one of the best gifts.