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50 Gifts To Give Your Parents To Upgrade Their Life

Gotta keep the folks hip.

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What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

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1. A digital picture frame ideal for loved ones who may be far away. People can update the frame with photos, keeping their friends and family in the loop as their life unfolds.

a photo of a child in the digital picture frame in the color white

2. A three-speed Bluetooth vinyl player with a sophisticated sleek wood design that'll pair nicely with their taste in music. You can't get much more sophisticated than a bustling vinyl collection.

3. A fancy automatic spice grinder with interchangeable pods they can click in and out to switch from salt to pepper with ease. Their future dinner parties will never be the same.

4. A fancy watering can because you've moved out and the plants are their babies now. Only the best for your rooted siblings.

5. An eight-person tent for glampers who can camp no other way than with a roomy screened-in tent complete with covered awning. Imagine the view from this tent overlooking the lake at sunrise 🤩.

6. A self-cleaning water bottle because they lost the top to their favorite water bottle and you're so thoughtful that you not only want to replace it, but you want to upgrade their hydration experience with a bottle that'll give them pure water wherever they go.

someone holding the self cleaning water bottle

7. A UV sanitizer wand for the germ-conscious friend who will appreciate the power to quite literally destroy germs with the ~wave of their magic wand~. It can kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses in seconds 🤯.

8. A Sony glass sound speaker so ~bad and bougie~ that any recipient that is particular about the sound quality of their music will gasp at this both stylish and sound-efficient speaker.

the glass speaker that has a ceramic base

9. An Our Place gift card because you know that they've been yearning to add the ~Always Pan~ to their collection but you're not sure which fantastic color they would choose! Or, if they'd like to throw in a matching ~Perfect Pot~ — decisions, decisions. And, this way, if someone does end up getting them one of those, they can still shop dinnerware and other kitchen accessories on the site.

10. An Ember temperature control ceramic mug in case the tea and coffee-lover in your life is in need of a mug upgrade. This mug will keep their beverage hot, per their temp preference.

The smart mug in ceramic black

11. A Mint mattress from Tuft & Needle that's been hailed as the best mattress for couples. Even if your parent is solo, they'll still enjoy the adaptive foam and progressive support so they can wake up more rested and pain-free in the morning.

the mattress

12. A linen sheet set complete with everything they need to upgrade their bed linens: a fitted sheet, a duvet cover, and a pillowcase set. Now, time to dream 😴.

13. A Keurig smart coffee maker for coffee lovers who are looking to truly customize their brewing experience.

14. A lighted mirror with a built-in Bluetooth speaker that'll elevate their vanity experience, giving them the perfect light to illuminate their natural beauty. Plus, who doesn't want Evanescence blaring in the background while they get ready for the day.

15. An Amazon Echo because every parent deserves a personal assistant. You know, someone they can yell at who actually listens to them.

the echo in charcoal

16. A Corelle stone dinnerware set for an elevated dining experience featuring modern hand crafted stoneware in a mix of solid and reactive glazes.

the dinnerware set

17. A Canon smartphone printer because those special moments shouldn't be trapped in a phone vault forever. With the smartphone printer, they can chose the best photos from their phone and print them on the spot.

18. A Ninja Foodie indoor grill to tackle all of their grilling needs in addition to their air frying, roasting, baking, broiling, dehydrating, and more. I mean seriously, what else could they ask for?

an image of the indoor grill with a variety of foods you can make with it

19. A smart mop that'll clean up messes as they happen. Imagine all the things your parents could do if they never had to lift a finger again.

the smart mop

20. A luxury travel pillow so they won't have to spend the first two days of their next vacation trying to work the crook out of their neck.

21. An air fryer with rotisserie oven that makes for the perfect set-it-and-forget-it kitchen device. Add your ingredients, set the temp and a timer, and let the air fryer do the rest of the work. (Pssst, there are so many recipes on Tasty!)

the air fryer with a chicken inside

22. A Boxxle box wine dispenser made to hold that boxed wine they love so much. If you don't have to mess with bottles then don't. This dispenser can hold up to three liters of wine and keep it fresh for up to six weeks.

reviewer pic of the silver sleek wine dispenser on a counter, with a wine glass in front of it, pouring red wine into it

23. A Roku streaming bar to give them all the streaming power they need to watch their favorite shows and the power of surround sound for a cinematic sound experience.

the streaming bar underneath a television.

24. An Oculus Quest 2 they'll probably not understand at first but once they get the hang of it, they'll full on gamers. Don't be surprised if they start cancelling plans so they can stay home and play with it.

two people playing the oculus

25. A minimalist wallet and money clip that can hold 12 cards — which means they can finally ditch that bulky wallet that makes their butt cheek bigger on one side.

26. A Breville sous vide with the power to heat food to the precise temperature they want it — no more, no less — so they'll never overcook it.

The white cylindar-shaped sous vide in a pot of water

27. A labeler because your mom has been watching all of those videos on TikTok where they take food out of the package and put it in pretty containers and now it's all she talks about.

the labeler and the labels on jars of food in a kitchen

28. A sophisticated catch all with built-in charger to hold their trinkets and keep their phone charged at the same time. You can make it extra special by adding a monogram, too.

photo of the catch all sitting on a living room end table with a phone charging and random items in the catch all tray

29. A sleek cordless stick vacuum so they don't have to lug around that clunky vacuum they've had since you were in high school. While we appreciate the nostalgia, we'll need them to upgrade to something light yet powerful.

the vacuum hanging on a wall

30. A Foreo X Kate Somerville glow set for an elevated beauty routine that'll keep winter from drying out the skin. This set includes a Foreo Luna Mini 3 and Kate's holiday three: cleanser daily foaming wash, glow moisturizer, and intensive exfoliating treatment.

the set

31. A Beast blender + hydration system in case you're looking to get them to climb on board the smoothie train ~choo-choo~ 🚂💨. Listed among ✨ Oprah's Favorite Things✨, this set not only blends smoothies but also infuses water.

the blender and hydration system

32. A beard grooming and trimming kit perfect for the parent who's looking to keep their beard game slightly better than the rest.

reviewer image of the beard kit in the gift box

33. A pair of sparkly Birdies flats perfectly festive for the holiday season. They even come in red! Who doesn't want a pair of ruby slippers? There's a wicked witch who would kill for a pair.

someone wearing the sparkly flats in black

34. A makeup brush UV sanitizer to make disinfecting their fave makeup brushes so much easier. All they have to do is pop the brushes inside and press the bottom on top. Five minutes later they'll have germ-free brushes.

35. A pair of golf ball chillers perfect for chilling their whiskey after a round of 18 holes on the course, or a round of walking from the bedroom to the living room.

36. A Hamilton Beach bread maker with the power to make bread, dough, cake, jam, and more. Parents who love to make their won bread will love it that much more with this bread maker acting is their own little kitchen helper.

37. A Samsung Frame TV with built-in motion sensors that can display their favorite art pieces when they walk into a room. Their television will be a piece of art until they're ready to watch it. And, when they are, they'll enjoy a 4K ultra HD picture and amazing sound quality.