Gifts for Parents: How to Be the Favorite Child

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Getting gifts for parents isn't a competition. But achieving favorite child status kind of is. Here are our picks to put you at the top of your family’s list…

Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine

For the mom who likes to de-stress with a glass or three…
Think outside the bottle. Get her a subscription to Vinebox. After a quick quiz to personalize your subscription, they send nine wines to sip by the glass every season.

PS: It’s the most winederful time of the year. Treat yourself to Vinebox's 12 Nights of Wine and say hello to your new Christmas countdown.

Cloudflow On

For the dad who has dad shoes…
Get him on a new kick. Swiss brand, On, makes running shoes that’ll put his feet on Cloud 9. They have springy ‘clouds’ on the soles for super lightweight support. And you’ll get extra points if you tell him
these shoes broke the Ironman world record last year. He’s not a regular dad, he’s a cool dad.


For the grandma who has you on Find My Friends…
Help her keep track of some other loved ones. As in, her phone, wallet, or purse. Tile is a little gadget that works as a Bluetooth tracker for whatever you stick it in or on. All she needs to do is download the Tile app to keep track of her most important things.

quip electric toothbrush

For the brother who’s always on the road…
Get him a toothbrush that’ll go the distance. q
uip’s starter set comes with an electric toothbrush, home & travel toothpaste, and a handy holder. Bonus: it sticks to walls and travels clean. Bro on the go.

Barkbox Christmas

For the dog who isn’t spoiled enough…
Throw BarkBox a bone
. It’s a subscription service that sends you themed packages with high-quality toys and treats each month. Pick the box based on your pup’s size and chewing strength. subscribers get a free extra toy in every box when they subscribe to a multi-month plan. Happy pawlidays.

blue asha bracelet

For the older sister who's expecting a good gift…
It's written in the stars. It is, with a bracelet by ASHA. Each piece features a zodiac sign etched into mother of pearl. No shame if you wind up buying one for yourself. Lookin’ at you, Aries.

Deluxe Weekender Bag Lo & Sons

For the little sister who’s on winter break...
Get her something she’ll tote-ally love – and need. This Catalina Deluxe Weekender Bag from Lo & Sons will travel with her way past graduation. It has interior and exterior products, plus a separate compartment to keep her shoes in. Pro tip: it’s made of washed canvas, meaning she can throw it in the wash after a busy trip.

Kiwi Co

For the niece with a big imagination…
Show her how to turn her dreams into reality. KiwiCo makes hands-on STEAM projects that you can send as a monthly subscription. FYI, in addition to empowering the next generation, these projects keep kids occupied a lot longer than that stuffed toy will. PS: Skimm’rs get 60% off the price tag.

sonos 1

For the cousin who always has his headphones in…
Get him to share his music. Sonos is HQ’s fave way to play music in every corner of the office. It’s a wireless home sound system that lets you play TV, movies, music, and video games in crystal clear sound.


For the in-laws who say they never see you…
Set some being in their home 24/7. The Skylight Frame lets you email photos directly to its 10” screen in high resolution. Plus, it’s a touchscreen, so your Parents 2.0 can swipe through photos or pause to say ‘aw.’ It holds up to 8,000 pics. Extra.

PS: These are partner products, which means if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published.

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