Gift giving is an exclusive way to make a person delighted. But, when it comes to giving gifts to a person who seems to have everything already, you feel confused and out of your mind. Especially choosing gifts for parents is absolutely difficult for those who are busy with their studies and have limited pocket money.

Choosing a parental gift is challenging, but not difficult. With some little effort, you can make them happy. You just need to find a gift, which is ideal for your parents and suits your budget as well.

Why parental gifting is a difficult task for young children

Occasions like Christmas, new year's eve, birthdays, anniversaries are full of fun. But young children or grandchildren feel helpless when it comes to buying parental gifts. Choosing parental gifts is quite a tough job. Because:

  • Your parents are able to buy any items of their desire. For instance, your father can buy a branded watch and he can give your mom a pendant as well.
  • Big items like closets, chair, desk, etc. may accrue more space in the house.
  • Usually, our parents are not much tech-savvy.

Affordable gift ideas for parents

Remember, sometimes a small, personalized gift can win your parent's heart. So, think creatively to find a gift which is affordable and attractive as well.

If you’re having a hard time in choosing a perfect gift for your parents' special day, then try to pick one of the ideas which are mentioned below:

1. Find a nice picture and frame it

Try to find out the best picture of your parents you have clicked in the past. Frame the picture for wall hanging. This would be a precious parental gift that they will cherish always.

2. Wrap a drawing kit for your grandparents

Most of the elderly people (grandparents) love to make some personalized DIY gifts for their grandchildren. Because, they have lots of free time to do some art and craft. So, a drawing kit will help them a lot. Try to give a plastic toolbox and fill it with various kinds of drawing supplies (crayons, color pencils, paint pens and blow paints, markers, gel pens, simple pencils, shapes and sizes, water color and brushes, gums, etc.). You can also give a fashion drawing kit especially to your mom which will have templates for designing clothes in different ways. There are other kinds of drawing kits also, which can help them to create cartoons for their grandchildren.

3. Give them a sweet companion

Pets are great gifts for the seniors. It can be a small dog or cat. They are quite affordable and easy to maintain.

4. Books, books and books

Books are always great if your parents/grandparents love reading. Choose some books, according to their tastes and interests and give them on their special day.

5. Give technical assistance

Parents need some basic technological knowledge to survive in this tech-savvy world. Assist them how to use an android phone, tab, laptop or social networking sites. Let them know how easily they can be socialized or stay connected with near and dear ones. Introduce them to a new age technology to make their life easy and comfortable.

6. Let them know about the recent trends

Now, the investment market has changed and scammers are smarter than before. If it is your parent’s duty to make you smart and advanced, then it’s also your responsibility to let them know about the recent trends including scams, investment tricks and so on. You won’t even lose a single penny for making them aware about recent trends.

Read more: Parents' Day - Give insights on how to avoid investment scams to your mom and dad

Final words

Your parents need your care and love instead of valuable gifts at their age. Why don’t you plan a dinner or lunch on a weekend at their place? You can give them gift certificates as well. Thus, they can have nice food and some romantic time together. Remember, your parents know that material gifts will not last forever, but your love and care for them are more valuable than any gift.

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