Trying to impress the two people that are probably the most important in your life right now? No -we’re not talking about your boss, your parents or even your girlfriend – we’re talking about your girlfriend’s parents!
Visiting your girlfriend’s parents over the holidays? Spending time with them and trying to get to know them because you and your girlfriend are in a good space with each other and it’s important to her and your relationship? One of the easiest things to do to impress her parents, is to not show up at their place empty handed!
We’re not asking you to materially please someone, but gifting something warm and thoughtful goes a long way in helping her parents understand that you’re considerate and care about what they think. But what do you gift them? Don’t have the time to think it through?
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Visiting you girlfriend’s parents for the first time, or just paying a casual visit? Visiting them for the holidays and want to make a good impression but have no idea how to? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. If you’re planning to visit them for Thanksgiving or Christmas, then you obviously can’t show up empty handed.
In this list you will find ideas that are not overboard, but show the right amount of appropriateness and thought; so, go ahead and pick something out from this list, and get ready to swoon her folks right into your arms.
1. Wine Decanter with a Cork Stopper
Wine – there’s not a single person out there who doesn’t love a good glass. Moreover, it’s the perfect holiday beverage. Are your girlfriend’s parents wine lovers? If yes, then this is the perfect gift to give them to adorn their bar table. This decanter is modern and elegant and has a snail shaped design which will fetch the folks a ton of compliments from their friends and family.
The utility of this decanter is for one to pour the contents of a wine bottle into it, and then use the cork stopper so that the wine can retain its aroma and purity. The decanter is highly durable and has a strong carafe – what’s more, it comes in a stunning gift box that is sure to impress them.
2. Garden Tools To Get Their Hands Dirty
What’s the one thing a lot of older parents enjoy? Spending time together – and doing activities that help them spend time together. One of the best ways to enjoy this, is to encourage a green thumb. Do your girlfriend’s parents like to garden and landscape their house from time to time? Then this is a great gift for them.
This set of garden tools comes equipped with a set of gloves and a handbag for storage. There are eleven pieces in this kit fit to meet basic gardening needs and carry out gardening activities hassle free. The tools are made of heavy duty aluminium, so it’s safe to say they are durable and will remain rust-free for a long time.
3. Marble And Wooden Cheeseboard
What’s one of the things that brings people together during the holidays? Food! And when it comes to serving food, appetizers always take the cake. Gift this wonderful marble and wooden cheeseboard to your girlfriend’s parents, fit for the holiday season. It is handcrafted with great detail and is great for having small parties where one can serve cheese along with greatly paired wine.
It’s a round cutting board, that comes with a knife, that can be used to serve slices of meat, fruits or even sushi. The marble finish makes it really easy to clean as well as store. Time to make those small parties fancier.
4. Digital Picture Frame
People love sharing their photos and showcasing portraits and frames around their house – especially older people that have children, grandchildren and love remembering their relatives and extended family. These days, one has so many photographs, so how do you pick which ones are good enough to go up on a few frames around the house?
This digital picture frame solves this problem! Gift your girlfriend’s parents this wonderful frame in which they can directly put in images from their phone or social media accounts. The frame plays hundreds of photos on shuffle and can even add in videos or music. What’s more, it even has additional features of a clock and calendar and is a wonderful gift to put on a mantel or study desk.
5. Garden Solar Lights
An extremely novel gifting item, these set of solar garden lights can brighten up any path – and your girlfriend’s parent’s hearts! These are a set of easy to install LED lights which are powered by solar energy – they need to be kept out in light for the day to be able to glow at night or in the dark.
These can be adorned on their front yard, path, garden or backyard – if they don’t have any outside space in their house, then these can be used to decorate a window sill or any place they may keep plants around. The lights emit a lovely, warm glow and look charming when used as part of a home’s landscape.
6. Indoor Hydroponic Garden
With the pandemic keeping people indoors, one of the many hobbies people have acquired is tending plants at home. If your girlfriend’s folks are into keeping home plants, then this hydroponic indoor garden is a wonderful gift which will make them really happy. This kit contains a gourmet herb seed kit which include herbs like basil, thyme, parsley and dill – things they can grow indoors and proudly use to garnish their food fresh with.
The garden is easy to use and has a control panel which tells you when to water it, give it light etc. It’s a great gift to give someone as it doubles as something useful for the home, as well as has low maintenance.
7. Wall Mounted Wine Rack
Do your girlfriend’s parents love wine and would love to have something wine related adorn their home space? Gift them this lovely and thoughtful wine rack. With an exclusive custom-made design, this wall mounted wine rack is sure to liven up any space – may it be the kitchen or the living room. It is easy and quick to install and can hold up to 4 wine glasses.
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It holds standard size wine bottles quite easily with its heavy-duty metal finish and keeps a delicious bottle of wine fresh and crisp. What’s more, is this gift box includes a set of wine charms which can be attached to the stem of a glass and served to your guests – so they don’t forget which glass is theirs!
8. Golf Club Style Grill Accessories
Is your girlfriend’s dad into golf? Is he also into barbecuing steaks and meats in his backyard? Well then, we’ve found a way to impress both these hobbies of his! This golf club style grill accessory kit, made of stainless-steel is a wonderful gift idea and can be used for outdoor gatherings, camping and hiking, at the beach or can even be carried to a friend’s house due to its high portability.
It comes inside a stylish golf bag and includes a barbecue spatula, power grill tongs, grill fork, 2 Golf-Ball Style salt & pepper shaker and a silicone basting brush. It’s an ideal and novel gift, bound to make your girlfriend’s dad really pleased!
9. Golf Pitching Net
Yet another gift fit for the dads that love golf, this outdoor golf target is a great way for someone to build up their skill and accuracy. This is a compact net which comes with a versatile training aid, perfect for improving short distance pitching accuracy and is a great gift for a golfer of any level!
Does your girlfriend’s dad love to play golf once in a while? This is a great gift that can be set up in his backyard and can be played with friends and family. It has an instant pop up design and can be easily stored away when not in use.
10. Electric Salt And Pepper Shakers
A meal without spices and condiments is an incomplete meal! No table setting is complete without basic spices – and what better than to have a unique set of spice holders? This electric salt and pepper shaker are battery run and has the ability to grind salt and pepper into various levels of coarseness.
The holders can also hold peppercorns, dried herbs and spices. It’s a great gift to give someone for their dining table and comes in a beautiful gift box. With a single handed operation, silicone caps and LED lights in built, this is a really cool present to transform a regular dining experience into a novel one!
11. Garage Door Opener
Gift for the home are always appreciate by parents – so you definitely can’t go wrong with this amazing new gadget. The Genie Chain garage door opener is reliable, durable and very easy to install. It has a warranty backed maintenance-free precision machined motor and gearbox which works with popular built-in car remotes systems.
It comes with two pre-programmed 3-button garage door opener remotes, a wireless keypad to open the garage door with a PIN, and a multi-function wall console with vacation lock and light control button and is an extremely quiet device. It’s a great home innovation gift to make the garage smarter.
12. Coffee Blends
Know for a fact that your girlfriend’s parents are heavy on coffee? Then win their hearts with a pack of these pods. Peet’s coffee blend pod set is a wonderful and budget friendly gift for someone that loves a well dark roasted cup of coffee. It comes with 60 pods and is compatible with a vast variety of brewers.
Sourced from some of the world’s best beans, this roast is extremely fresh and rich in flavour and will be any coffee lover’s delight. Gift not just a pack of pods, but some really good coffee and make your way to your girlfriend’s parents’ hearts! If you’re looking to go one step ahead with your gift, then scroll down to see another suggestion we have in this field – a coffee maker to complete the set!
13. DNA Test Kit
Thinking of gifting your girlfriend’s parents something unique, something they can talk about and something that also doubles up as a great activity? This DNA test kit combines all these aspects. The TellmeGen test kit is a health and ancestry DNA kit that gives out information about a person’s predisposition to various health related factors, tells the person what makes them unique, traces a person’s ethnicity and gives out a person’s personal traits.
It also gives out information to help a person care better for their own health and wellbeing. This is a wonderful gift to keep someone occupied and dig deeper into their own history and roots, and will definitely be appreciated by your girlfriend’s folks.
14. Video Doorbell Cam
Want to let your girlfriend’s parents know that you are concerned not just about their daughter but care about their safety and security as well? Get them a gift that does just that. This all new ring video doorbell is easy to install and allows a person to connect it to a phone or a tablet – so that when someone rings the doorbell, you can easily see who’s out there, speak to them or hear them from the inside, without having to approach the door.
It also delivers notifications straight to your phone and is powered by built in rechargeable batteries. It offers live streaming and excellent video and audio resolutions and is even compatible with Alexa.
15. Soda Stream
What’s better than a still drink or still water? Why of course, it’s sparkling and fizzy water! The Soda Stream allows you to turn water or a drink fizzy and sparkling with a single push of a button. This kit comes equipped with a sparkling water maker, two 60L Co2 cylinders, three 1 liter BPA-free reusable carbonating bottles, and two 40 ml zero calorie fruit drops of Raspberry & Mango.
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This device is energy efficient and easy to clean and maintain and is a great gift for someone to fizz up their water as and when they want to! One can even make a whole bunch of drinks and cocktails with this soda stream maker – so go ahead and fizz up your relationship with your girlfriend’s parents!
16. Round Rocks Whiskey Gift Set
Looking to impress your girlfriend’s dad and hit the right chord? Gift him this amazing gift box that contains round rocks glasses made for extracting the perfect flavour and taste out of whisky, bourbon and scotch! This is a great gift for someone that loves their whiskey – or someone that just loves a good old fashioned drink once in a while.
The box also contains rocks made out of natural granite which need to be cooled to be used in the drink – they cool the drink without diluting it – gone are the days of hunting around for ice, especially ice that dries a drink up! Two stylish coasters and a set of tongs are also included in the kit, to make for a wonderful neat whiskey drinking experience.
17. His And Her Robes
Another wonderful gift to give your girlfriend’s parents would be a set of extremely soft and luxurious indoor robes – these can be worn specific to the shower or just when they’re having a lazy day indoors. This set of robes is made from high quality cotton material and has the perfect detailing and pockets to make the wearer feel comfortable and relaxed.
It comes in different colours and is a matching set for the couple to wear and laze around in – an easy gift your girlfriend’s parents are sure to never forget about! These robes also make a wonderful holiday gift – something your girlfriend’s parents can use for days while they laze indoors during the holiday season.
18. Luxury Candles
Fragrances light up anyone’s life! The better the smell, the better people feel. This Nest fragrant luxury candle set includes votive candles that smell of bamboo, grapefruit, Moroccan Amber, Linen, Rose Noir & Oud and Velvet Pear and have about a 3-4 hour long burn time. They are beautifully crafted with a proprietary premium wax formulated to burn cleanly and evenly that instantly captivate the senses.
This is a wonderful elite gift to give someone you want to get close to, but don’t know that well – yet. This delightful gift set is wonderful and traditional enough to give to parents – especially those that love adorning their living room or bedroom space with objects.
19. Keurig Coffee Maker
Give a magical twist to your girlfriend’s parents’ morning coffee by equipping their kitchen with this amazing coffee maker! Brew not just good coffee, but teas, hot cocoa and iced beverages with this coffee maker. Since it’s portably designed, it can go anywhere with you! Camping or hiking outside? Spending a weekend away but need to ensure your coffee supply?
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This coffee maker tags along to ensure your caffeine or other beverage needs are not far behind. What’s better? It even has a storage bin built in at the back in which one can store the pods – no Keurig pods? No problem. Pods can be used from other brands as well.
20. Papillon Back Massager
One gift that an older person is definitely going to appreciate today, is a massager! This back massager helps to relieve muscular pain, body pain and has adjustable speeds and strengths. It is great for the neck and the back and automatically changes direction every minute, helping to soothe out several areas on one’s back. It can even be used to relieve tight muscles in the leg or lower back and has been greatly acclaimed by many customers.
It’s a great gift that will give your girlfriend’s parents an opportunity to have their own indoor spa – with its deep tissue massage abilities, this massager operates with an AC adapter to relax tight muscles while offering a superior massage experience.
21. Netflix Gift Card
What’s the one thing that keeps everyone occupied these days? Netflix! Netflix has a plethora or television shows and movies to watch – it’s the only thing better than when fire was invented! It’s likely that your girlfriend’s parents don’t watch Netflix, haven’t been inducted into the world of Netflix, or even if they do, then might have their subscription closing up soon.
Gift them a Netflix gift card, topped up with an amount of your liking, and delight them with an offer for movie nights indoors! They can enjoy movies with each other, with the family, or just get addicted to some shows together. With this Netflix gift card, you’ll not just be giving them a gift, but a bonding experience!
With these unique finds, your girlfriend’s parents are bound to have you over for the holidays and for other events all the time! You are sure to win their hearts over, and they’re going to look to you as a considerate and thoughtful person – someone they can trust their daughter around.
These are small but thoughtful gifts that will delight them when you pay a casual visit, or are visiting them for the holidays! Go ahead and make them feel extra special by picking something from this list and giving them a reason to feel loved and smile!