17 Creative Gifts That Make Shopping for Your Parents a Breeze

Gifts for Parents

Shopping for your mom or dad can be a challenge. Many parents instruct you “not to get them anything,” and those that will accept a gift already buy themselves everything that they want. Either way, it’s not helpful. You know what’s useful? Our curated collection of gift ideas for parents at My Modern Met Store. We have presents that they can enjoy together or items that speak to their individual style.

Is the heart of your household in the kitchen? If so, that’s a great place to start your gift-giving quest. We have oodles of quirky coffee mugs that will make a fun addition to anyone’s cabinet. For parents that like to peruse art museums, the Brief History of Art Mug is a great choice. It’ll give them a little history lesson with each sip they take.

Want to get your parents something pretty? The store has no shortage of beautiful products that will be useful, too. Flatyz candles are a great way to enjoy some of the world’s most famous paintings. Works by van Gogh, Monet, Klimt, and Seurat have been recreated on slabs of wax that come complete in a stainless steel holder. Ideal for extra illumination or as a statement-making display piece, this fine art format will surely take them by surprise.

Scroll down for more from our gifts for parents collection, and be sure to check out the rest in My Modern Met Store. Remember, if you’re sending the present directly to your parents, don’t forget to include a complimentary gift note!

Looking for presents for your mom and dad? Check out our gift ideas for parents in My Modern Met Store!


Andy Warhol Sock Box Set


Modern Artist Socks Gift Set

Cool Artist Socks

ChattyFeet | $39.95


Infinity Jigsaw Puzzle


1000 Colours Jigsaw Puzzle

Irises Candle

Art Candle

Flatyz | $17.95


For Love Book


Rosie and “We Can Do It” Enamel Pin Set


642 Things to Draw Book


Beginner Embroidery Stitch Sampler


Supergal Bookend

Gifts for Parents

Artori Design | $27.50


Moon Puzzle


Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models Book



Gift Ideas for Parents

Artori Design | $27.50


Magician Bookmark


1000 Colours Jigsaw Puzzle


Starry Night Candle

Best Gifts for the Parents

Flatyz | $17.95


Artists and Their Cats Book


Brief History of Art Mug

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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