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Christmas Gifts for Parents?

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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 :/


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