6 unique gift ideas for parents you have not thought of | Hi fashion

For the first time I can remember, I actually feel in front of the basket of Christmas shopping this year. I still have a few people left on my list – it seems that every year the same few are the hardest to shop for haha. Many of you have said that the hardest to shop for are parents / in-laws, so I wanted to put together a few of my favorite gift ideas for parents. I feel like with parents, they have usually accumulated enough ‘things’ over the years, so I like to focus less on tangible things and more on experiences or services that will make their lives just a little easier. I feel that the excitement of experiences usually beats the excitement of just having something to open, so I love the idea of ​​more experience- or service-focused gifts, plus they usually provide more unique gift ideas you may have thought of before.


SimpliSafe: My parents are building a house just up the street from us, so they share the time between Montana and Utah. I wanted to provide them with a security system for their new house so they could have peace of mind while they are away. After digging a bit, I landed on SimpliSafe – it gets great reviews and has options to protect everything from burglary to water damage, freezing and more. Installation is super easy (which is a must because the last thing I would do is give my dad one more task when he is already so busy). It is also a super clean look so it fits into the decor. In addition, it is easy to use – you can control everything directly from your phone. (While researching, the SimpliSafe reviews won me over and I actually ended up getting a system for me and Cody since I’ve been so annoyed with our current alarm system lately 😂). They have been running sales on and off throughout December – The Haven (the package I ordered) is on sale with a 40% discount right now. (And no contracts, ever! Which is super nice).


Take luxury to the next level and organize massages at home for your parents. There is nothing more relaxing than rolling out of a massage bed and into your own bed after a long day. Cody and I have used Zeel before – you can choose what type of massage, what pressure, etc. to ensure that you get a massage you will love. One year I actually got Cody a massage table for Christmas one year so we could make our own home massage so it could also serve as a great gift idea for your S / O.


Walmart + / Grocery subscription: One of my most used services (I use it literally several times a week haha) is my grocery delivery subscription. I use Walmart + and Target Same Day Delivery and they are probably the best investment I have made this year based on how often I use it. It saves so much time going back and forth from the store, especially when I realize I’ve forgotten an ingredient and ended up being the practical thing to move. Love this idea for parents – another thing you know will make their lives a little easier, which does not end up gathering dust on a shelf.


Nothing makes me feel more desperate than a messy house, so I always look forward to when we get someone to clean our house. I feel like when I try to do it myself, when I’m done cleaning a room, the last one is already a mess, haha. Give your parents an extra special treat and give you a cleaning service or gift card so they can plan a thorough cleaning – perhaps after your children have been at their home during the holidays, before hosting a get-together, or just to catch up. after the busy holiday. If you do not think that a professional cleaning is their cup of tea, this UV disinfectant stick is a great way to give the same pure feeling that they can use for many years to come.


Vrbo trip together: There have been several years where my parents, instead of tangible gifts, have taken our whole family on a trip. It always ends up being one of my favorite gifts, so we ended up going the same for a few years. These trips have been some of my favorite family memories together and it is a gift you will remember for many years to come. Nothing beats creating new memories together ❤️. We love Vrbo for family trips, especially to be able to hold game nights or movie nights in the same place instead of splitting up into individual hotel rooms. For anything they can open, a Vrbo gift card is a great idea.


Plan an epic date night for your parents that they will remember for years to come. It could be tickets to a cool event in their area, a gift card for a new restaurant they would love, or you could hop on Tripadvisor to get some ideas for creative activities in your area that are out of the box. Cody and I love making new things together, but sometimes we all need a little push to actually make it happen. For a date night that does not require much planning, you could have a sweet date night in a box – something seasonal like this or this mysterious box with cold storage for crime podcast lovers.

If you have other gift ideas for parents that do not add clutter, leave them below in the comments for other ideas for people.

XX, Christine

* In collaboration with SimpliSafe.

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