The holiday season is just around the corner, and the mad dash for Christmas presents 🎁 has begun. If you’re on the hunt for some last-minute thoughtful Christmas gift ideas for parents or in-laws and want to avoid the hectic craze of malls, we’ve got you covered! 💗
Rather than scrambling for last-minute gifts like an Instant Pot, back massager, or Alexa from Amazon with the help of same-day Prime shipping, we’ve compiled this list of 6 meaningful and creative gift ideas that your parents will remember and cherish forever! 😊
After all, it can be especially challenging to buy presents for your parents or your in-laws, but we’re sure you already know that if you’re reading this!
Let’s dive into this ultimate gift idea list for parents.
Photo: Martina in Copenhagen for Flytographer. Carla and their family capture memories in Copenhagen on a family photoshoot.
1. Buy photo frames and prints
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Photo frames and prints make excellent presents because often people don’t buy high-quality ones for themselves. A picture frame 🖼 can take a photo or a print to another level, whether it’s a print of New York’s cityscape or a family photo. 👨👩👧
If your parents or in-laws are the types to have dozens of photos or prints on the walls and living room coffee table without frames, a picture frame is an ideal present for them. 👍🏼
Frames with brand new photos or prints can also make a great stocking stuffer, gift set, or item of a gift basket! You can search online at places like Etsy to find a print of their favourite place or movie, or you could print Flytographer photos from your past family photoshoot. After all, a picture tells a thousand words and always makes a fabulous Christmas present. 🎄
2. Get a digital Skylight Frame
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A digital Skylight Frame is a unique gift and gadget that will display you and your parents’ favourite photos just by emailing the pictures to them. 🙌🏼
Not only can the digital Skylight Frame display your parents’ favourite photo but a slideshow of photos featuring their grandkids, 👦🏽 partner, or family. Its sleek and simple design appears more like home decor than technology, allowing it to blend seamlessly on their bedroom nightstand, living room coffee table, or wherever.
This is a simple enough tech gift that anyone can use as long as they have wifi — yes, even the moms and dads who aren’t the most tech-savvy! You don’t even need an Apple phone 📱or know what Bluetooth means. It’s really that simple, so it’s a perfect holiday gift idea for parents and in-laws.
This is especially a wonderful present for parents who live far away, so they can feel connected to their family from wherever they are. 💕
3. Book a family photoshoot in your hometown
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If you live close to your parents, consider booking a family photoshoot 📸 in your hometown. Not only are the photos a fantastic present, but it’s a fun Christmas gift for parents that the whole family can participate in, even the little ones!
Meet at your favourite spot in your hometown with your family and make memories while capturing memories! 🤳🏾
Note: Book a photoshoot ASAP to ensure that you can snag a shoot time in your hometown in time for the holidays. Photographers are booking up fast! 🎄
Browse our website and find your perfect local Flytographer for the holidays! 🎅🏼
Photo: Emily in Whistler for Flytographer. Christie and their family capture memories in their hometown with a family photoshoot.
4. Give the gift of better everyday photos
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Is your mom or dad an aspiring photographer? 📷 Maybe they have recently taken it up as a hobby? Give them the gift of better everyday photos and buy them a gift card for the Flytographer iPhone Course or the Flytographer Photo Preset Pack.
Not only is this an amazing gift, but it’s a useful gift! Flytographer’s iPhone Course gives them a fun and creative activity to do in their free time. This is especially great if your parents or in-laws love to learn and keep busy. It also shows them how to edit their photos just the way they want them.
If the iPhone Course isn’t something your parents would enjoy, try the Flytographer Photo Preset Pack! It’s designed to take your everyday photos from an average iPhone pic to top photographer quality. You don’t need any previous photo editing experience either, as long they have a phone or computer 💻 it only takes a few clicks to transform your photos.
5. Make a personalized gift
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There’s an abundance of creative ways to gift a photo other than just a picture in a frame. With Flytographer’s Keepsakes, you can DIY a scrapbook full of family memories, a coffee mug, ☕️ card, travel book, ✈️ or some other type of goods with your favourite family photo or photos.
Or, if your mom or dad loves spending hours on puzzles, 🧩 you can even design a custom photo puzzle of 252 pieces for them. How cool is that? 😎 A personalized puzzle is a much more meaningful present than a set of wine glasses or a Roomba robot vacuum. (Even though a Roomba robot vacuum is one of the most valuable home items ever!)
If you love DIY projects and have a creative eye, this is the best present for you to give others because you’ll have a fun time creating it too. 👌🏼
Use Flytographer’s Keepsakes to start creating DIY personalized gifts today!
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6. Gift a photo session for 2022
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This gift idea is especially beneficial for new parents or in-laws because it shares the opportunity to capture family memories with a Flytographer gift card. They can book a photo session whenever it fits into their schedule and photograph all the love and memories the new year will bring. 💖
Often people don’t think about splurging on a photoshoot for themselves just because. When was the last time you booked yourself a professional photoshoot? 🤔 The answer is either “I can’t even remember” or “never” for most people. Most people book a photoshoot when on vacation, but when it comes to Christmastime, they use their phones to snap some blurry photos for family photos.
That’s why a gift card for a photo session is such a thoughtful gift 🤗 and one that will stand out in their memory for years to come! It’s especially welcome if it’s a present for new parents who haven’t had the chance to take professional pictures with their new baby yet. 👶🏾
Photo: Taena in Maui for Flytographer. Eden and their family capture memories on a multigenerational trip to Maui with a family photo session.
Celebrating memories with Mom(s) and/or Dad(s)
From gifts made from the heart 💗 to digital frames that can show off your most beloved family photos, this last-minute Christmas gift guide is filled with the best gift ideas for mom and dad. It is applicable not only for Christmastime but also for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and birthdays too!
Whether you put a few of these gift ideas together to create a unique gift box 🎁 or just choose one, these presents are a fantastic way to celebrate your memories with your parent/s and family.
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