45 Christmas Gifts for Parents on the Nice List
Nobody is more deserving of a token of appreciation around the holidays than a parent. For 11 months out of the year, moms and dads put their children first. Then, in December, on top of the usual pooper-scooper duties, feeding, burping, bathing and cleaning, they become chief cookie baker, stocking stuffer, gift wrapper, decorating elf and general magic maker. Whew! So when it comes time (say, now!) to choose the best Christmas gifts for parents, you could probably use a little help making it extra special. That’s where our guide comes in. It’s stuffed with the cool, the new, the crafty, the pretty, the yummy and the sweet-and-sappy goodies that are all winning Christmas gift ideas for parents. So, yes, this one day out of the year is a celebration for all that parents do for us—you just have to top it off with a bow.
Once you’ve found the perfect Christmas presents for Mom and Dad, get even more holiday shopping inspiration, and browse our gift guides for babies, kids and grandparents.
In this article:
Best Christmas gifts for moms
Best Christmas gifts for dads
Best Christmas gifts for moms and dads
Moms keep the show on the road during the holidays, so don’t forget to get her a little (or big) token of appreciation. From luxurious loungewear to skincare and homeware, here you’ll find the best Christmas gifts for Moms.
Flavorful tea drops
Tea drinkers deserve these unique tea drops. Plop them into hot water, and they’ll dissolve into a soothing beverage. This boxed set includes “Citrus Ginger,” “Blueberry Acai,” “Rose Earl Grey,” “Matcha Green Tea” and festive “Sweet Peppermint” varieties.
This wine tumbler would make a great Christmas gift for moms (or dads!) living in warmer climates. The durable, stainless steel tumbler keeps drinks at the perfect temperature. So they can sit back, sip and enjoy.
Here’s another great Christmas gift for moms—a silk sleep mask. This machine-washable mask is made from naturally moisturizing silk, and will help the ultimate merrymaker get some solid shut-eye during the holly-jolly season and beyond. We also love Lunya’s cozy cotton-silk range; it’s perfect for lounging at home on long winter nights.
Super-soft jogger sweatpants
Cozy clothes always make good Christmas gifts for moms on the move. These sweats are stretchy and soft, but they still look pretty sleek. They’re also fast-drying and moisture-wicking, so they’re just as great for activity as they are for lounging around in. Plus, they’re available in men’s sizes too.
A humidifier is a great Christmas gift for new parents. The Best of Baby award-winning humidifier by Canopy is a triple threat. It emits clean, filtered air to combat dehydrated skin, helps alleviate stuffy noses or coughs and functions as an aromatherapy diffuser. (Mom deserves a self-care moment!)
Invigorating eye cream
The one thing all new moms—and all parents, for that matter—crave? An uninterrupted night of sleep. If you can’t give them that, this caffeine-rich eye cream might just be the next best thing. Enriched with Vitamins C and E, this product favored by celebs like Chloë Grace Moretz promises to reduce dark circles and revitalize the look of tired eyes.
Stroller phone holder
Here’s a practical Christmas gift for new moms: A phone holder that attaches to baby’s stroller. The magnetic mount is easy to install and works for strollers, shopping carts and more. With this nifty device parents can stay connected while they stroll.
Diaper fanny pack
Some moms like to travel light, which is why we love this mini diaper bag that fits only the essentials. The lightweight fanny pack features a fold-out changing pad, a waterproof pocket, a slot for credit cards and a large pocket for diapers and snacks. Talk about a clever Christmas gift for parents.
Cozy loungewear bundle
Cozy Christmas gifts for moms are always a winner. We like this bundle of fourth trimester essentials by Hatch Collection. The loungewear set includes lightweight joggers, a super-soft robe and a sleep bra—plus a soothing balm for chapped lips and sore nipples.
Birdwatchers will adore this beautiful feeder. Designed to attract hummingbirds, the feeder has three hand-blown bottles that can be filled with sugar water to entice winged visitors. Each vessel is made from recycled glass and is hand-painted with red flowers.
Pampering Christmas presents for Mom don’t have to break the bank. This jade facial roller has a cooling, soothing effect on the skin, promotes drainage and reduces facial tension. It’s the must-have skincare essential for 2022.
If the lady in your life likes a Christmas tipple, but is currently pregnant or breastfeeding, treat her to a bottle of something from Clean Co. This brand has a range of non-alcoholic spirits to choose from, but the golden-spiced rum alternative, flavored with a splash of caramel and a hint of cayenne pepper, sounds delightful.
For plant moms that can’t stand the cold, this Oodie is the ultimate Christmas present. Made from buttery-soft Toastytek flannel and lined with sherpa fleece, the wearable blanket will keep parents toasty warm all winter long. The best part? For every I Love Plants Oodie sold, one tree is planted across the US. (There’s also an adorable holiday-print Oodie!)
Sound machine and sunrise alarm clock
Another great sleep-related Christmas gift for moms and dads is the Hatch Restore. This ingenious device is a reading light, sound machine and sunrise alarm all in one. It’ll help new parents relax, unwind and get a better night of rest.
If Mom loves to cook, she’ll be delighted with this apron from Uncommon Goods. Handmade in Bangladesh, this hand-stitched apron is made from repurposed saris, and each design is one-of-a-kind.
Dads are notoriously hard to buy for come Christmas time. After all, what do you buy the man that has everything? Here, find a few gifts that are sure to put a smile on his face.
Here’s a thoughtful Christmas gift for dads: A man-sized babywearing hoodie from Seraphine. Based on the popular style for moms, this pick features an innovative zip-on pouch, designed to fit comfortably over a baby carrier. It zips all the way up to keep baby cozy; then, when dad-duty is done, it can be removed, leaving him with an everyday men’s sweater.
Christmas memory book
Promptly creates beautiful keepsake books to document all of life's biggest adventures, from fertility and pregnancy to parenthood and beyond. And we’re besotted with the brand’s newly released Christmas journal. The large coffee table book is filled with writing prompts that help families record memorable moments from the holiday season.
Maybe all Dad is craving is caffeine. If that’s the case, consider this modern coffee mug that’ll keep his morning beverage toasty. Bonus: The warming magnetic base doubles as a wireless phone charger. Now that’s a clever Christmas gift for parents.
Heartwarming Christmas gifts for dads can be hard to come by. That’s why we love this personalized book by Wonderbly. Filled with rhyming prose and touching illustrations, this story celebrates everything Daddy does for his little ones. How sweet is that?
Deep muscle treatment
Looking for something unexpected but super-useful? Check out this massage gun that promises to melt away muscle tension and soreness. It’s the gift of self-care! Practical Christmas gifts for parents don’t get much better than this.
Finding Christmas gifts for parents who have everything doesn’t have to be difficult. Check out this nifty pad that charges three devices at once. Crafted from premium, pebble-grain leather, the charging station and organizer is sure to be a lifesaver for busy dads on the go. Add a monogram for an extra-special touch.
Hot sauce set
Introducing another Christmas gift for parents that’ll spice things up: TRUFF hot sauce. This sophisticated gift set comes with three varieties of truffle hot sauce that’ll blow Dad’s mind (not to mention his taste buds!). Bonus: It’s vegan and gluten free.
Men’s baby bag
Baby bags make great Christmas gifts for new dads. It’ll keep your guy organized and ensure he’s never stuck for a spare diaper. This sleek messenger bag by JuJuBe has a cool camo print and functional features like a tech pocket and insulated bottle holders.
Candles are a classic Christmas gift for parents—and with good reason. A candle can be used as a table centerpiece or simply to set the ambience for a festive affair. This natural soy wax candle has notes of red clay, grass and milkshakes to evoke the atmosphere of the Yankee Stadium. Is Dad not a Yankees fan? This is just one option from Homesick’s major league baseball collection.
Daddy and baby matching pajamas
Matching pajamas are incredibly cute, making them one of the best Christmas presents for parents. Treat Dad to this cozy Fair Isle-print pair by Little Sleepies adorned with reindeer, holly and pine trees. These butter-soft PJs come in womens, kids and baby sizes too.
Searching for Christmas gifts for dads that love the outdoors? With this child carrier, he can set off on a winter walk with baby in tow. It boasts an airy mesh back, adjustable hip and shoulder straps and a durable aluminum frame.
Funny book about fatherhood
Comedy fans will appreciate this collection of witty observations on fatherhood by Jim Gaffigan. A father of five and standup comedian, Gafffigan riffs on everything from bedtime to middle-of-the-night diaper changes in this best-selling book. Trust us, funny Christmas gifts for dads don’t get much better than this.
If Dad is a bonafide grill master he’ll be thrilled to receive this hand-carved platter of Himalayan salt. Heat the slab over a barbeque or stovetop, and cook veggies or steak on top, and enjoy the delicious depth of flavor.
Searching for Christmas gifts for parents who have everything? Never fear, The Bump shopping guide is here! From practical gifts to luxury goodies, these presents will add a healthy dose of festive cheer to your seasonal celebrations and work equally well for moms and dads. (Bonus: A joint gift can save you work and money!)
How heavenly does this unisex cotton robe look? Made by a brand that specializes in luxurious linens, it feels pretty delicious too. Besides coffee, this is one of those Christmas gifts for moms and dads that'll definitely make their morning routine better.
Taking cooking classes is a great way to learn new skills in the kitchen and have fun—which is why we think this online session would make a great Christmas gift for parents. Each 90-minute masterclass is taught by an experienced chef who’ll give them tips on everything from prep to plating.
Personalized family print
Of course, great Christmas gifts for parents don’t have to be practical. Why not commission a unique family portrait that they can treasure forever? Choose skin tones, hair hues and clothing colors to create a lovely lineup, then customize with their family name and the year they were established as a quirky clan.
Curated keepsake book
StoryWorth is one of the most magical Christmas gifts for parents. Gift parents (or in-laws) a subscription, and they’ll receive an email each week asking a question about their life so far. At the end of the year, their stories are collected and bound into a beautiful keepsake book. Trust us: This is one gift they’ll treasure forever.
Funny pint glasses
Finding Christmas gifts for parents who have everything is no easy feat. So why not give them a set of pint glasses that celebrates the sport of parenting? Decorated with illustrations by New Yorker cartoonist Kendra Allenby, this comical set will be a talking point at the very least.
Parents will definitely appreciate this do-it-all pan by Our Place. The must-have kitchen item is designed to replace eight traditional pieces of cookware, and can be used to braise, sear, steam, strain, saute, fry, boil, serve and store—phew! You never know, you might even be rewarded for this excellent gift choice with a home-cooked meal.
Digital picture frame
A new breed of digital photo frame that lets far-flung family members add photos to it? If you’re going for high-tech Christmas gifts for parents, this one has a lot of heart.
Hand cream set
Parents give baths, high-fives and hugs. That’s why this hand cream trio by Kiehl's—which helps keep hard working digits soft and nourished—is among the best Christmas gifts for moms and dads.
Personalized family recipe board
Who knew cutting boards could be so beautiful? This personalized cherrywood board is among the best Christmas gifts for parents. It showcases time-honored family recipes and makes an ideal present for parents who love to host their growing family.
Give the gift of a comfortable night's sleep with Brooklinen. The bestselling luxe hardcore sheet set has a 480-thread count for hotel-style luxury at an affordable price. This bundle will keep parents comfortable throughout the wee hours, and while we can’t guarantee a full night of sleep (eh-hem, little ones!), these sheets will certainly help.
Families that travel for Christmas are sure to appreciate this clever crockpot. It allows parents to slow cook meals, and has a travelproof locking lid that seals tight to prevent leaks and spills. Plus, sturdy handles make lifting and carrying it a breeze, whether on the go or at home.
Customizable photo blocks
Searching for unique Christmas gift ideas for parents that are eco-friendly to boot? These photo blocks made of sustainable bamboo make for beautiful family mementos. And for each order, Paper Culture plants a tree.
UV sanitizer and charger
Every parent knows that keeping mobile devices away from sticky little hands is an impossible task. Add to that the fact that our cell phones are breeding grounds for all sorts of nasty germs (gross!). So do the parents in your life a favor, and buy them this UV sanitizer and wireless charger. In 10 minutes, the UV light will zap away bacteria.
Now they can satisfy their sugar cravings and feel sophisticated doing it. These grown-up caramels come in three decadent flavors: “Whiskey & Smoked Salt,” “Fleur de Sel” and “Absinthe & Black Salt.” Yep, we said absinthe. Consider this a fun stocking stuffer to go along with the rest of your parent’s Christmas gifts.
Family photoshoot session
If your goal is to shop local this Christmas, consider setting up a photoshoot with Shoott. This on-demand photography service has a network of professional photographers nationwide. and offers premium holiday portraits at affordable prices. The process is simple: Book a free 30-minute photoshoot session at your nearest city and only pay for the photos you love at $15 each (or less).
Personalized mug set
Personalized Christmas gifts for parents are extra special. So why not take things to the next level with these custom snow people mugs? Simply select a snowy avatar for each member of the family and select some wintry accessories based on their real-life interests.
Ice cream maker
Treat the folks you love to the greatest home appliance of all time. Yep, you’ve guessed it: An ice cream maker! Dessert lovers can simply add ingredients and flip a switch to get delicious frozen treats. How’s that for a sweet Christmas gift for parents?
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