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20/12/2017 21:05 SAST | Updated 20/12/2017 22:54 SAST

17 Gifts For Older Parents That They'll Actually Use

Don’t overthink it.

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Wondering what to gift your mom or dad this holiday season? Don’t sweat it.

It’s easy to overthink gifts for older parents ― some gadgets seem too complicated to use, new socks and perfume feel a bit cliché ― but it doesn’t have to be. Your best bet? Give gifts that’ll make their life easier.

That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you by pulling together a list of useful gifts for older parents. Take a look at our 17 favorite finds below: 

  • 1 A way for them to always find their lost keys or phone
    Amazon
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  • 2 An Ancestry DNA test kit so they can discover their roots
    Ancestry
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  • 3 An online class so they can learn a new skill
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    Learn cooking from Gordon Ramsay or photography from Annie Leibovitz. Give the gift that helps them grow here
  • 4 These cozy herbal warming slippers
    Uncommon Goods
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  • 5 Wine delivered right to their doorstep
    Winc
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  • 6 A tasteful glasses holder
    Uncommon Goods
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  • 7 A shave kit so they never have to worry about buying new blades again
    Harrys
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  • 8 An Amazon Echo for, well, everything
    Amazon
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  • 9 A Keurig coffee maker
    Target
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  • 10 An extended phone charging cord
    Amazon
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  • 11 This all-natural sleep pillow spray
    Dermstore
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  • 12 A food scale so they can keep those healthy 2018 resolutions
    Amazon
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  • 13 A wi-fi enabled memory card so they can share pics and videos wirelessly
    Amazon
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  • 14 A good night's sleep with a Casper mattress
    Amazon
    Better yet, they can try it out for 100 nights risk-free. Get it here
  • 15 A Yeti tumbler to keep their drinks hot or cold literally all day long
    Amazon
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  • 16 A heated mattress pad
    Target
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  • 17 This sunrise alarm clock that'll wake them up naturally
    Amazon
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