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49 Practical Gifts For Your Parents You Might Want To Buy Right This Minute

After this Christmas you'll be henceforth known as "The Favorite Child."

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.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

1. A mystical colorant that'll transform your parents' beloved fireplace into one seemingly filled with magic and dancing colors while also keeping everyone warm — who wouldn't want that?

2. A milk frother to pack a powerful, spinning punch despite looking rather delicate. It'll help transform their at-home coffee into one they'll want to take a photo of to send to the family group chat.

3. A rechargeable lighter that'll let them light every candle in their house to create the *perfect* ambience without concern they'll run out of lighter fluid.

4. The Home Edit Life book, for anyone who has already watched the entire Get Organized Netflix series 10x and would like nothing more than some guidance on how to create zones in their home (guilty).

5. An electric toothbrush with a subscription-based brush head refill, so your dad will never have to remember to buy another toothbrush or brush head again. Now THAT is something to smile about.

6. A memory foam seat cushion to ensure they're comfortable and supported from top to bottom — literally.

the rounded cushion on a chair

7. A shower curtain complete with pockets they can use to upgrade their bathroom's storage space without doing something wild like installing a new vanity or cabinets.

a clear shower curtain with pockets in it

8. A microfiber duvet cover set so you can switch up their bedroom's color scheme without overwhelming them with *too much* change at once.

9. And luxurious sheets that'll make them feel like they're staying in a 5-star hotel every night instead of their own home. Only the best for your fam!

the sheets in eggplant purple

10. A splurge-worthy Yeti cooler for your parents who love to take road trips and splurge on a ton of local food items but never have enough room to store them in the car.

a model carrying a tan yeti cooler to a boat

11. Or a stylish Corkcicle cooler bag if you're more than likely to find your parents tossing some wine and cheese into a plastic bag before heading to the beach — this bag will be a welcomed upgrade.

a light pink cooler back pack filled with ice

12. A subscription to Atlas Coffee Club to bring aromatic, fresh beans from all over the world right to their front door.

13. A faux-fur throw blanket, so soft you'll want to buy two of so Mom and Dad don't have to fight over it.

14. Or a hand-woven blanket complete with fringe detailing you can use to cover up the wine stain you somehow managed to get on their couch during Thanksgiving. All anyone will want to know is where they found such a fabulous throw.

a customer's photo of the woven blanket in grey and white with mustard yellow accents

15. A cleaning pen to help your jewelry-obsessed parent keep their gems sparkling.

16. A Facebook Portal, a must-have if you and your parents live on different ends of the country — it'll provide you with a way to feel connected and hang out at any time (which may be a blessing and a curse if your mom is like mine and wants to chat 24/7 😉).

a mom and child video chatting on a portal with a grandparent

17. A dynamic sneaker they likely wore in the '90s and will be overwhelmed with nostalgia about adding them to their shoe collection once again.

a white yellow and black chunky sneaker

18. LED strip lights for the back of their TV or computer monitor that'll add some extra mood lighting to any room and are said to help prevent eyestrain. Go ahead, watch Netflix for days on end without concern.

19. An oversized Madewell tote your mom will absolutely love because it isn't "over-the-top" and will have room for ALL of her random necessities — yes, even that spare packet of tissues and a Bed, Bath & Beyond coupon from 2009.

20. Or a chic black belt bag to store all of their necessities and finally put an end to their habit of overloading their bag with a ton of stuff they simply never use.

a model wearing a black belt bag

21. A set of Oxo Pop containers that'll match all of their appliances and keep their pantry so neat and orderly Marie Kondo would burst into tears of joy upon seeing it.

an array of the pop containers in a nicely organized pantry

22. A towel from Havly that'll get softer each time they wash it — they've spent years raising your annoying butt, don't you think they deserve something soft to dry off theirs?

23. A pack of oven liners to protect the bottom of their oven from any overflow/oozing and let them continue on pretending they're competing on The Great British Baking Show worry free.

the mat in the bottom of an oven with apple pie drippings on it

24. A brown sugar bear that is as cute as it is functional and'll keep their sugar from getting hard as a rock over time. When the mood strikes to bake something delicious they won't have to head out to the store for an extra ingredient.

25. A rustic wooden stand that'll hold their cookbook or tablet so they'll be able to follow along with any recipe hands-free (here's to hoping it's for their famous chocolate chip cookies you've been craving).

the wooden cookbook holder that is somewhat shaped like a cutting board

26. A set of satin pillowcases to make them feel like they're living a life of luxury while also improving breakage, tangles, and frizz in their hair.

27. A handheld knife sharpener they can use to bring their most used kitchen utensils back to life in a flash without destroying their countertop or cutting boards.

a model using the tiny sharpener to revive their knife

28. A tabletop fireplace with removable glass so they can enjoy a freshly made s'mores any time of year — yum.

The small tabletop fireplace with rocks and a small flame

29. Marble candleholders and taper candles to replace the ones you accidentally knocked over and destroyed as a kid — your mom will definitely appreciate them.

30. An Always Pan, complete with a nonstick surface, a vented top, a mesh basket for steaming, and a high-quality spoon that hooks onto the handle — they'll basically only ever want to use this pan. My apologies to their current ones.

31. A set of socks to keep your loved one's toes toasty all winter long — beware, you'll probably want to pick up some for yourself!

32. A pack of colorful silicone straws they can use with their morning cup of iced coffee.

33. Or a collapsible straw your mom can keep in her purse for spontaneous Starbucks runs (you and I both know she's glad they're not using straws anymore but still prefers to drink her iced latte through one).

two models holding a starbucks drink each with a different finalstraw in it

34. An ice roller, which is said to help decrease under-eye puffiness, minimize fine lines, and shrink the look of pores — as well as to relieve headaches and sore muscles.

35. A Poo-Pourri holiday scent to transform any stinky situation into one Santa would approve of.

a blue bottle of "yule logs" poo-pourri