SURPRISE YOUR PARENTS WITH ONE-OF-A-KIND GIFTS
It can be challenging to shop for the parents who have everything. And, you’ve most likely exhausted the days of gifting the stereotypical items like socks, sweaters, and coffee mugs. We are here to help you step up your game. Whether you’re shopping for a birthday or Christmas present, Minted has countless gifts that will put a smile on mom or dad’s face. If your parents are into hosting, opt for a beautiful apron and oven mitt set or luxurious linen napkin sets. If your mother or father is the organized type, surprise them with customized day-planners or a photo calendar featuring pictures of the whole family. You’ve come to the right place to uplevel your gifting with personalized gifts for mom and dad that show extra thought to the people who shower you with unconditional love.
FIVE PERSONALIZED GIFT IDEAS TO CONSIDER FOR PARENTS
Creating meaningful gifts for parents means going the extra mile to customize something you know they will truly cherish. Minted is all about unique, hand-crafted items that can be transformed into a gift they won’t forget. We have rounded up some great ideas below:
- Photo Art: So many templates, so little time! Feature a picture of your mom or dad next to the words “Best Dad Ever” or “Best Mom Ever,” or use a photo next to a quote that’s especially meaningful to you both. Minted collection of photo art also includes collage arrangements that can be used for your favorite family photos. With many sizes to choose from, opt for a small framed version for dad’s office desk, or a framed wall hanging for your parent’s bedroom.
- Custom Art: The ultimate gifts for parents will bring a tear to their eye, don’t you agree? Commemorate the family home with a custom line drawing or create a print out of their grandchild’s drawing in foil-press, for added pizzazz. Choose to transform a print of your child’s hands or feet into a standard, foil-pressed, or letterpress print.
- Custom Calendar: It’s safe to say our beloved hosts tend to be social butterflies with a schedule full of commitments and meetups. We think our custom calendars could be one of the best host gifts to consider because it can help keep their life in order, in style! Choose one of Minted’s personalized calendars, where you can start your calendar on any month and customize it with favorite photos and important dates during the year (including birthdays, anniversaries, special family days. etc.). Designs range from simple and minimalist to classic and formal, and can be easily customized with the photos you choose for each month.
- Custom Bag: Another great gift idea for mom and dad is one that helps keep them organized. Select one of Minted’s custom bags they’ll be proud to carry around town or pack for a weekend trip. Our custom bags include Snap Totes, the Fillmore Duffle, Dopp Kits, and our Carry-All Slouch Tote, just to name a few. Each bag comes with a custom foil-pressed leather name tag where you can write “Dad” or Mom” in gold foil.
- Custom Stationery: It’s likely your parents haven’t splurged on themselves with simple luxuries in a long time. Gift them personalized stationery on thick, luxurious paper so they can write notes to family and friends in style. Choose from simple minimalist designs, geometric arrangements, whimsical patterns, typographic designs, and more. Enhanced customization lets you include their initials or name on the paper as well. Present them with a package of chic personalized stationery cards sized at 5.5” X 4.25” that they can always have on hand to use for formal correspondence.
- Home Decor: As a child, you may have been the one drawing on the walls or spilling tomato sauce on the couch. Make amends for your younger years by helping them refresh design elements in their home. Consider beautiful pillow covers that complement their living room or bedroom. These covers include fresh prints on textured cotton and silk fabrics in a broad array of styles. We also have a collection of pillows designed by independent artists. If they love to host, Minted’s beautiful cloth napkins may be the most useful gifts for parents that always seem to have friends over. Available in both dinner and cocktail sizes, these napkin sets come in complementary patterns for stylish hosting. Or, if your parents love to spend time in the kitchen, consider gifting colorful aprons and oven mitt sets.
IDEAS TO MATCH THEIR PASSIONS
You know your mother and father better than anyone, so might we suggest giving them a gift based on their passions? When you know dad is a grill master or mom dotes on the family pet, you can cater a gift that'll tickle their heartstrings and they will also find useful. Here are some ways to indulge in their passions:
- For the Foodie: Customize an apron and oven mitts set for the grill master, thanks to Minted’s collection of cooking attire. Take a handwritten recipe and turn it into a work of foil-pressed, framed art. Gift a journal where the chef can keep all of their secret recipes to reference. For even more ideas, check out our full list of gifts for foodies. Bon appétit!
- For the travel buff: If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gifts for parents, how about something that’ll make them nostalgic? If mom and dad love to travel, create a custom map of their favorite city or country, order a framed print of photo art depicting that ancient city or beautiful coastline. Carry-on items like a comfortable scarf for mom and toiletry bag for dad can line them up comfortably for their next adventure. If you need more ideas for traveling parents, check out our travel gifting guide.
- For the Pet Lover: Bag major points when you recognize their beloved cat, dog, or bird in your gifting selection. Have a custom art silhouette made of your parent’s pet in colors that complement their home. Order couch pillows for your parents, and an oversized floor pillow for the dog so they coordinate. For more ideas, check out our pet lover’s gift guide.