Last minute Christmas

last minute gift and travel ideas for Christmas

Christmas Gifts for Parents?

User Rating: / 0
Looking for ideas for Christmas presents for my hard-to-shop-for parents. I seem to struggle with this every year. My parents are both in their early 70s. We live about 5 hours apart, and for Reasons we can't be together this Christmas.

They don't have a lot of hobbies or shared interests that I can think of. They both still work (too much). They're not very tech savvy. (Dad has a smartphone but only uses it for calling, etc). Mom likes cooking but has enough cookbooks. Dad likes beer, but is diabetic and shouldn't be drinking. I've thought about a digital picture frame that I can send photos to but they're a bit outside my budget ($100 at most).

My standby gift for years was dinner and a show, but the venue has now closed and I can't find any suitable substitutes.

Adding to my anxiety is my mom's tendency to criticize gifts in the past :/

Read Full Article
Comment Policy:
We pre-moderate any comments and welcome all kinds of thoughts, supportive, dissenting, critical or otherwise. We delete or censor comments that are:
* abusive
* off-topic
* contain personal attacks, or against any company or organization
* promote hate of any kind
* use excessively foul language
* is blatantly spam or advertising
We do not discriminate based on the person who is posting, and we never censor comments for political or ideological reasons. We never delete an appropriate comment because we disagree with its viewpoint or ideology, and we never publish an inappropriate comment because we agree with or support its viewpoint or ideology.

Add comment

Security code