Updated on June 8th, 2016
Sometimes finding that perfect gift that says, “Thank you for all your hard work and being such a great parent to the kids” or “Congratulations on achieving something spectacular”, is hard to find. That is why we gathered some of the greatest products we could find to help you out. Tell that Mom, Dad or that recent Grad in your life thank you and great job, by treating them to something nice, just for them.
We received a variety of samples and/or compensation for this post. All opinions are our own.
We have created a list of the Top Gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and that recent grads graduation. You’re sure to find something in here that they will love. Happy shopping!
Gifts for Moms
Treat her to something beautiful and hand-picked just for her. Chamilia, a Swarovski company, has a large selection of beautifully crafted charms you can choose from to create a personalized piece of jewelry she will love. Customize with the perfect charms from their Mother’s Day collection. Add other charms to compliment her personality from their huge selection of charms. Whatever she cherishes, Chamilia can help you make it into a work of beauty she will enjoy and wear lovingly for years to come.
With eight different Mixologie Perfume scents, she can mix and match to create her perfect unique blend. Buy individual scents or the whole box set. She can layer scents and create a unique scent that only she wears. In convenient roller balls, these scents are easily taken along in her purse to refresh whenever she wants. The included recipe cards can help her create a unique scent she loves. Each Mixologie Perfume scent is crafted to blend together beautifully, so every combination will smell amazing.
Make life easier with the Baby Boom Pack Right 12 piece daycare and travel diaper bag. Make sure baby has everything they need for a day out of the house. With so many different organizational pouches, you can keep all of baby’s things organized and easy to find. Keep a week of baby gear easy to find, stress-free. Each organizational pouch comes with a place to label with babies name for easy identification. No more losing things at daycare. Take the stress and chaos out of packing for baby and make things easier for mom with the Baby Boom Pack Right Diaper bag.
Help her preserve favorite, cherished moments with Stampin’ Up! Project Life collections, like the Moments Like These Project Life Card Collection that includes 100 style cards cut and ready to slide into the coordinating sheet protectors that make scrapbooking a cinch! Or help her get her craft on with bundles ready and coordinated to make card making quick and fun, like the adorable Six-Sided Sampler Clear-Mount Bundle that includes a punch sized perfectly to coordinate with the included stamp set. Stampin’ Up! has lots of other adorable bundles, sets and supplies ready to get her crafting, and unwinding, this Mother’s Day! Also pictured above is the Acorny Thank You Photopolymer Bundle.
Help mom unwind with essential oils that will naturally calm, energize, relax, or whatever it is she needs. GuruNanda makes getting started with essential oils a cinch with their blends that are ready to just add to a diffuser or bath. You can even get started with the Mother’s Day Aromatherapy kits come with a diffuser and a starting essential oil blend for a gift that give her everything she needs in one package at a great price! You can add additional essential oil blends like focus, calming sleep, refresh, and others to expand her collection at just $6.99 each. Look for GuruNanda kits and essential oil blends at Walgreens and Walmart.
Keep your mom looking stylish throughout spring with Kamik’s 2016 Spring Collection featuring fashion forward rain boots that are stylish, durable, and eco-friendly. She will adore the amazing styles of boots that they have to offer. Kamik’s rain boots are 100% waterproof and recyclable, guaranteed to maximize comfort and protection at a price everyone will love, including the environment. I am personally loving the bright colors and effortless style of the Sharonlo boot. So easy for days spent in the garden, sliding on to jump in the pick-up lane at school, or for splashing in parking lot puddles on the way to the store!
Every Mother’s Day I struggle with finding the perfect gift that conveys just how much love I have for the women who have influenced my life. This year Origami Owl is making it so much more simple. Wether you are buying a gift for a new mom or for your grandmother, a piece of Origami Owl jewelry will become an heirloom that they will treasure forever. They have a gorgeous Mother’s Day Collection that makes narrowing down your choices much easier! I know that I would love to receive a New Mom living locket, such a special way to remember your first Mother’s Day!
Is your mom a cook? Bella Housewares has everything you need to fuel your mom’s love of concocting amazing dishes in her home kitchen. With options for tea pots to popcorn machines, slow cookers to blenders, grab her whatever she has had her eye on at their super affordable prices. I am currently eyeing their Portable 6.5qt Slow Cooker with Searing Pot, how cool it is that you can sear your meat on the stove top and then finish cooking it in your slow cooker, all in the same pot. A gadget that works great and saves me time in the kitchen? Sounds like the perfect gift to me! There are so many cool options from Bella Housewares.
There is no better gift you can give a mom (or dad) than peace of mind. Available with HD video quality, Kodak’s CFH-BVA10 Baby Monitoring System allows parents to view live stream of their child via smart phone, tablet, or desktop (at any location). Kodak‘s CFH-BVA10 Baby Monitoring System also allows you to communicate with your child with its 2-way audio feature. How cool is that? Best of all, you are able to get 180 degrees of coverage with the ability to pan, zoom, and tilt the camera. Some of my other favorite features include the ability to log your baby’s sleep patterns, take still shots/videos, send alerts, and control the nightlight and white noise. Talk about the perfect way to ease every parent’s mind.
Let’s be honest, motherhood can be full of thankless days and sleepless nights. Being a mother myself, my appreciation for my own mother’s selfless service continues to grow. Needless to say, raising four VERY emotional girls, my mom is #OneToughMother. Let your mom know just how much you care this Mother’s Day with gorgeous arrangements from Teleflora Flowers. Whether you choose arrangements such as Luxurious Lavender or Garden Pitcher Bouquet, Teleflora Flowers are professionally arranged and hand delivered by a professional florist. Because Teleflora knows how hard it can be to be a mother, they have started a “One Tough Mother” campaign, honoring mothers for their rewarding yet tough job. Teleflora Flowers is encouraging others to share their personal Mother’s Day story using#OneToughMother on social media sites. Also, be sure to check out “One Tough Mother” Mother’s Day Video.
New moms will appreciate the gift of rest, and this sweet CD of lullabies can help with that! Little Lullaby, by Rory, is a collection of eight calming songs that can lull the little one to sleep or help to calm a fussy baby. Mom will love the songs she recognizes turned into a gentle melody that baby can enjoy, too, like “Close to You” and “Shower the People.” Visit CD Baby to listen to a preview of all the songs, or purchase the album. It is available for purchase as either a download or on a physical CD, making it an easy last minute gift as well!
Do you know someone who has trouble sleeping? Being a mom, you miss out on a lot of sleep sometimes. The Active Edge Sleep Shirt was made and tested by the University of Florida and the Department of Defense to help with just that sort of thing. The Active Edge Sleep Shirt is proven to help increase REM sleep. While you sleep, the shirt interacts with your body to increase oxygen intake, reduce inflamatiion, improve REM sleep and other benefits as well. With the Active Edge Sleep Shirt, mom can have a great night’s sleep and awake feeling well rested, less achy and ready for the day.
Give mom a nice pedicure this Mother’s Day with the PedEgg Powerball. The PedEgg gently exfoliates dry, cracked, rough skin and calluses to leave mom’s feet practically perfect in every way. The pivoting head helps to contour to her foot for a better buffing. The best part is that the PedEgg is electric and rechargeable. No more replacing batteries. So help mom pamper herself with a long hot bath, some nice chocolates, flowers and a pedicure with PedEgg Powerball.
Being a mom is one of the most stressful jobs ever. Surprise mom with one of the latest and hottest things in stress relief this Mother’s Day. A beautiful adult coloring book complete with tear-away pages and colored pencils. An adult coloring book is a therapeutic way to decompress. What is better than being able to sit quietly and create something beautiful and colorful? With Magic Path Coloring Books, she can do just that. Give Mom some quiet time this Mother’s Day with an adult coloring book from Magic Path Coloring Books.
Gifts for Dads
Help them put their best foot forward, in whichever way their headed next, with GOLDTOE socks! They have an assortment for every need. Sort through their stylish dress socks, like the Diagonal Plaid Fashion or Lace Toe socks, for your new career. Pick out comfortable activewear socks, like the Powersox P.S.Women’s No Show Stripe 6-pair pack and Golf Tab Liner Fairway Edition, to take them off on their next big adventure. Or stick with the staples of colorful or solid casual socks, including Vacation Tab Fashion, with an emphasis in comfort. GOLDTOE make quality important and uses the finest yarns to ensure socks that will last, stay comfortable, and make a perfect gift for your loved ones! Add a set of socks along with a bigger gift like a Fitness tote, a day off relaxation kit, or design a fun DIY sock bouquet for a gift that will last!
With photography being the hobby my husband is most passionate about, a new tripod is at the very tippy top of his wish list. Lucky for him this Father’s Day he will be getting the MeFOTO BYO Roadtrip Tripod. BYO meaning: build your own. Yep, you can customize the MeFOTO RoadTrip Travel Tripod in 12 vibrant colors, isn’t that the coolest things ever! Great for point & shoot, mirrorless, micro 4/3 and DSLR cameras with larger lenses, this tripod is perfect for the photographer in your life! Plus, it converts to a monopod in seconds. Compact, versatile, and light for on the go photographers and filmmakers. Add his MeFOTO SideKick 360 to attach his phone to it, and this tripod works for every camera he owns. What colors would you choose?
Get them up and running on their favorite gaming channels with the Elgato Game Capture Card. With stunning 1080P quality, record and capture right to the PC or Mac. Built-in live streaming will get you broadcasting onto Twitch or YouTube in no time. Add web cam overlays and gain immediate access with the built-in live commentary and editor capabilities. With so many features, the Elgato Game Capture HD60 is sure to take your gaming to the next level.
Do you have a photographer in your life? The 24/7 Traffic line, exclusively at Adorama, has the perfect bag for them! Wether they are a professional who needs lenses and tons of gear, or a dad who is taking snapshots of their kids at the playground, they have you covered. These bags were created to keep the urban photographer’s equipment safe, discreet and stylish – from café to boardroom to bustling city streets. My husband loves the Messenger S, it is designed for bicyclists looking to carry a standard DSLR kit. It has an additional padded insert to keep equipment from jostling around during a bike ride, it also keeps it from jostling around while running around with our kids! It is perfect. Check out all 6 bags from the collection, find the fit that is best for you!
A perfect gift for the dad that likes to cook is a beautiful European Beech block with a fantastic blend of spices by Spiceologist. You can build your own spice block, or pick of of their pre-selected combinations like the Mediterranean starter block pictured above. Add personalization to make the gift unique to the dad in your life by engraving a message, sentiment, or even a logo. Spiceologist spice blocks come with 22 glass vials containing fresh spices. It is a functional and stylish gift he will treasure for years to come! Visit Spiceologist to pick out your perfect spice block or build your own combination of spices.
Parenting can be hard, that’s why KoalaSafe wants to help lighten the load this Mother’s and Father’s Day. Because technology continues to quickly grow, KoalaSafe allows parents stay informed of their family’s internet usage. KoalaSafe is a wireless internet router with a downloadable app. Using KoalaSafe, you’re able to restrict desired internet content and also turn off the internet when screen time is over. Thanks to KoalaSafe, parents can become better informed as well as take internet precautions to keep their family safe. Talk about a stress-reliever for every parent!
Does your dad or husband love reading the newspaper? This year, why not give him a lifetime’s worth of headliners? With the New York Times Store’s Customized Ultimate Birthday Book, he will get the front page news from every birthday he has ever had, starting with the day he was born. Customize the Ultimate Birthday Book’s front cover with his name and birthdate to make it extra special. This is a gift he will enjoy reading and showing off for years to come.
Perfect for Grads
A perfect multi-purpose gift for the new grad is an Amazon Fire HD 8! This powerful tablet will be there for all their needs, liking searching for a new job or apartment, being productive and getting organized in their new space, and managing their finances along the way. Plus, it’s loaded with ways to unwind and entertain them with kindle books, apps and games, and movies through Amazon or a favorite app. Pair the Fire HD 8 with apps from the Amazon Appstore to get the most from the tablet, like OfficeSuite Professional, the Jobs from CareerBuilder app, LinkedIn, Rentals by Trulia, and Mint. The Amazon Appstore has thousands of apps to customize their Fire HD 8 to meet their unique needs.
Expand the new grad’s capacities with the highest capacity microSD card available on the market! This impressive 200GB Ultra microSD card by SanDisk will give them plenty of room for all their files, pictures, and important documents to store on their favorite device. With that much storage space, you can hold 20 hours of full HD video in a memory card the size of your fingernail! The microSD card is ideal for Android smartphone and tablet users to expand on the storage capacity so their tech isn’t limited by internal space. It has a blazing fast transfer speeds up to 90MB/s so they won’t have to slow down. Visit SanDisk to browse their entire collection of storage devices from memory cards and external hard drives to internal storage solutions.
Nutri Ninja with Auto-IQ and Smooth Boost Technology will have you mixing up your favorite smoothies and drinks in no time. It’s not only a nutrient and vitamin extractor, but now it’s a blender also! Throw ingredients in and extract for a super smooth health juice, chop up some veggies, create some salsa, or even make a batch of cookie dough. The Nutri-Ninja Auto-IQ is a one size fits all kind of kitchen masterpiece. With Auto-IQ, intelligent blending programs do the work for you. No more guessing whether to use pulse or chop. Whatever you want to create, Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ with Smooth Boost Technology can do it for you.
Is there anything better than receiving a handwritten card? Tell your grad, mom or dad how much you love them using the Felt App! Felt makes it easy to take a personal note and even pictures and have it sealed, stamped, and sent all from your iPhone or iPad. All you have to do is select a card or photo, handwrite your personal note, handwrite your address, and they take care of the rest! You can choose from a single image or create a 4-panel card. Cards start at just $3 and your first card is free! Tell someone you love them in the most personal way using Felt!
A photo gift can remind them of where they’ve been, and where they want to go, and makes a beautiful keepsake to take with them as they graduate. Collage.com specializes in making keepsakes that show off lots of your favorite pictures designed easily for you in just a few easy steps as you add in your own personal photos and customize a gift just for them. My favorite keepsake is the photo collage blankets! They are not only useful but bring back a flood of memories with the ability to add tons of pictures! Visit Collage.com to get started on your personalized gift for the grad!
Now that their hard work in school is done, your favorite grad can finally enjoy a book without having to report on it or memorize something out of it! Audiobooks.com makes it so easy to keep up on that book list. All you have to do is download their app for iOS or Android, the first book is on them! After that, you can enjoy one book a month for only $14.95. They have introduced patent-pending technology that allows you to listen in a whole new way. Start a book on your smartphone, pick up where you left off on your laptop and even fall asleep while listening on your tablet – you’ll never lose your place. With more than 1,000,000 downloads and counting, there is sure to be something for everyone at Audiobooks.com.
With the Dream Wave Bluetooth Bubble Pod, you can take your music with you where ever you go. Like singing in the shower? Plan on hitting the pool or going on a hike this summer? Dream Wave Bubble Pods are low cost, durable and have a great loud sound. They have IPX5 protection against water, dust and sand. Their metal mesh outside helps protect them against bangs and bumps. The Bubble Pod’s internal battery will give you up to 5 hours of play time at full power. The convenient design makes it easy to attach to a backpack, stroller or belt. It’s small enough to even fit in your pocket.
Now they’ve graduated college and are ready for real life, get them a real pan too. The Red Copper Pan is a fantastic non-stick pan. With this revolutionary non-stick ceramic cookware made of tough copper, they’ll be creating themselves a meal in no time. This 10″ pan can be used to saute, fry or even bake food in the oven. No oil or butter needed. Food just slides right out. The Red Copper Pan is also scratch and chip resistant, so you don’t need to worry about ruining it with your cooking utensils. So grab this multi-purpose, non-stick cooking machine for your recent grad and maybe they’ll invite you over for dinner.