back to top

14 Things Your Parents Are Always Willing To Give To You For Free

"What gives?" More like, "What GIFTS?!" Next time you go home, return the favor by letting your parents know you've already finished your taxes with H&R Block.

Posted on

1. Dating advice.

No need to even solicit these services. They come directly to you!
BuzzFeed

No need to even solicit these services. They come directly to you!

2. Pantry food that's been there for decades.

youtube.com / Via tumblr.forgifs.com

Get at those off-brand cracker sandwiches.

3. Contrary nuggets of political perspective.

CSPAN / Via cheezburger.com

You might argue about taxes, but these sessions are tax-exempt!

4. Reminders about who is in charge.

instagram.com

Because your parents never stop being your parents.

5. Access to the washer and dryer.

Adult Swim / Via oddcat.co.vu

They know your struggle.

6. Anything made out of wicker.

Wicker Paradise / (CC BY http://2.0) / Flickr: wicker-furniture
Wicker Paradise / (CC BY http://2.0) / Flickr: wicker-furniture

A tisket? A tasket? Two dozen little baskets?

7. Tupperware to "take with you."

It's actually just collateral so you'll visit them again to return it.
Kathleen Franklin / CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: kathycsus

It's actually just collateral so you'll visit them again to return it.

8. Oversized shirts thought to be hilarious.

They never fit you. Oh, darn.
Todd McCann (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: toddmccann

They never fit you. Oh, darn.

9. Newspaper clippings about your high school.

We're talkin' full-blown black-and-white printed edition.
Nate Steiner / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: nate

We're talkin' full-blown black-and-white printed edition.

10. Chain emails for anyone with an email address.

Dean_Fikar / Via Thinkstock

Beautiful pictures? Words of wisdom? Off-color jokes? All waiting for you!

11. Stories about your own life (with all the specifics completely wrong).

TBS / Via letsblopwhen.tumblr.com

No matter how old you are, you're always "too young to remember."

12. Free gifts they received with purchase.

It's for carrying all those digital devices that you kids use!
Brian Harrington Spier / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Via Flickr: brianharringtonspier

It's for carrying all those digital devices that you kids use!

13. An update on all your distant relatives' ailing health.

gifbay.com

Everyone has shingles!

14. All their half-used gift cards.

"This either has $9 or $0 left on it."
joingate / DUSAN ZIDAR / Via Shutterstock

"This either has $9 or $0 left on it."

Make your parents proud by figuring out your taxes all on your own. It's FREE when you use H&R Block.