What to give to your parents this Christmas?

@svelte (132)
Philippines
November 4, 2007 9:23pm CST
What is the best gift one can give to their parents this Christmas holiday? One that is unique and can be considered memorable by your parents. Of course parents have different tastes and moods, are they the homey type who just stays at home to celebrate Christmas? Or are they the outgoing type who spends Christmas vacationing away from their house and neighborhood to find a more relaxed and new place? What are the ideals gifts to give to such type of parents?
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
5 Nov 07
My parents stay home for Christmas and we visit for Chistmas Dinner on Christmas Day each year. I don't know what I will get them for Christmas. I have had a World's Greatest Dad mug for months, waiting to find the matching World's Greatest Mom mug, but I have been unable to find the match or even a mug with those words on it in the store where I got the first one. What to get my parents for Christmas is always hard because they have pretty much everything they need plus thier anniversary is in November and my mom's birthday is in December. So I need to get 3 totally different gifts in the next month and a half.
@svelte (132)
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
wow! that's tough. you better save starting now so that you can buy what you want for them.
@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I'd buy my mother a plane ticket here. That way we'd be able to spend a holiday together. But she is stubborn and wouldn't except that. I'd love to be able to move her here. But family issues now make that not possible....I will save up and take a trip to her time with us is what she'd like. To be able to make new memories with loved ones would be the best gift I think.
@svelte (132)
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
You know we have the same situation, my mother doesn't like to travel much whether by air or by land. I always get disappointed whenever I ask her to go this place or that and to spend some special occasions or holidays together because she is really a kill joy and would prefer staying at home and do the usual way we do things.
@izathewzia (5141)
• Philippines
6 Nov 07
Normally, I give cash to my parents and I let them decide where or what they will do to it. They usually buy it with the things they want o rused it in going to places. But if they asks for other things, that is the only time I bought it for them.
@sherrir101 (3676)
• Malinta, Ohio
6 Nov 07
Last year my sister and I went together and bought mom a Pizzell maker. It is an electric cookie press. She was always borrowing mine, so we decided to give her something that she would use. She uses it all of the time. I've never known a different type of mom so I cannot help much on the other type or maybe suggest a trip.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Yeah that is really something different, since everyoen has a different mood and taste. We give our paretns last Christmas new televison and i think it was really good gift. Also we give my dad for his birthday stay for two days in spa for two persons. I think it was good gift and my parents enjoy it, since they don't go anywhere that much. But Christmas are coming soon again and I have really hard time to think what to buy them this year.
@Dask1221 (160)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Well, my parents are the type that stay home for Christmas. All of our family is around the area that my parents live, all within an hour of their house. On top of that, my husband and I usually go visit them for the holidays, so they like to be home for that. Plus, travelling would be hard for them due to the fact that my mom has a lot of medical issues and since she can't work, she just receives disability, they usually only have the money to take one vacation per year, which they like to do during the summer months for fishing and such when it's warm. Cold weather is hard on my mother. My parents are kindof hard to shop for at Christmas. My dad is a hunter/fisherman/golfer, but he has pretty much everything he needs or wants in supply of those hobbies. My mom mainly loves to scrapbook, but she has tons and tons of stuff to serve her purpose for that. It always takes quite a bit of planning to figure out a gift. I usually try to find something comical or something decorative for the house that I know they've been wanting to get as a gift for them. However, this year, my husband and I are quite low on funds for Christmas shopping, and will not even be able to get many of the things we want to for our son, so we will probably have to stick with something along the lines of a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant for their gift, something combined. May seem kindof lame, but I know they will still like and appreciate it, since they are tight on money just like we are. For parents that usually go away for Christmas, I would think some type of gift that would make their trip easier or more enjoyable would be nice, or maybe just give them the money you were planning on spending in a personalized card for them to put toward doing something more during their trip.
@pinay81 (1538)
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
last xmas i send them a 1 box of different foods and clothes as a xmas gift but this xmas i dont buy anything yet maybe i will give them a money so they can buy what ever they want as long as the money i send it is enough for the things they like to buy:-)
@hammer55 (36)
• United States
5 Nov 07
period no hands down the best thing to give your parents or grandparents is your total respect and love and attention something this country has lost out on for years and years
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
5 Nov 07
i totally have the same issue as you do! i never know what to buy my parents for christmas, last year i bought them clothes but this year we will get them a gift certificate for one of their favourite restaurants.
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
maybe the best gift i could give to my father is that i will go home on christmas..it is because that i did not went home for 2 years now because of my work here in city.. my father requested me that i will go home now because he misses me and my siblings..huh i cant resist him..that is why im thinking it as a gift for him for the incoming christmas..
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Since it was my mothers 60th birthday this year, my siblings and I decided to pay for my mom and dads trip to Australia to spend 10 days with my younger brother and family. They will be going around Christmas time.