Mother’s Day and Father’s Day may have already passed, but any time is a great time to celebrate mom and dad. Return the favor for all the love and support they’ve shown you over the years with any one of these great gift ideas.
1. Decorate the Dad Den or She Shed
When it comes to gifting mom and dad, you can never go wrong with a gift for the essential enclave of dad-ness, the Man Cave, or Mom’s special place, the She Shed. By definition, this space is one where your parent can choose whatever decorations he or she wants and no one will question it. Lean in to this by gifting some ridiculous home decor. Make it subtle, like a walrus-shaped bookend, or an inappropriate movie quote made in a classic wall art style. This way, your mom or dad can display it and only those observant few will be in on the joke!
2. A memory of Dad just being Dad
Fathers are known for their almost innate ability to wander off and do odd dad-like things. If you are anything like me, you have multiple pictures that look almost normal… until you see your dad. Instead of posing with the family, he’s off to the side looking at a car or making a crazy face while the rest of you look perfectly normal. Pictures like this are the perfect gift for Dad that is just the right balance of sweet and funny. The idea is simple: Take any useful item that you might get for your dad, and then add his face to it. You could pick a cake, a tie, or include the whole family by creating funny mugs with his mug on it. While it’s funny and fun to see your dad being goofy, it’s also a sweet reminder that you know your dad is one of a kind.
3. A Royal Portrait of the Family Pet
If your parents are animal lovers, chances are you have a few furry friends in the family. Give their best friend the royal treatment by getting a renaissance-style portrait of them made. All you have to do is send in a picture of your pet, and they’ll do the rest! Put his dog in a formal robe or the family cat in a Victorian neck ruffle, and enjoy the laughter that ensues.
4. Some Fun Summer Flair
As the weather heats up, make sure your mom or dad are set up with some summer-ready fashion. Whether it’s Hawaiian shirts for women and men, or fun swimsuits to take on the next family adventure, these gifts are the perfect complement to your next big excursion!
5. Downright bizarre options, just because
Do these gifts feel too cute for you? Or maybe you think they don’t go far enough? Never fear! The internet is full of weird gifts for parents, just waiting for you to order them. Prank your dad with a normal heartfelt card that just happens to be full of glitter and confetti. Alternatively, consider emblazoning your mom’s face onto a potato, which she can keep or eat, it’s totally up to her. When it comes to hilarious gifts for parents, the sky’s the limit!
This summer, give your parents the gift of laughter by sending something outlandish and comical.