Christmas gifts for adult son or daughter

Exciting Christmas Gift Ideas for Adult Children (from Parents)

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It is Christmas season again and you feel the rush of euphoria that the holiday season brings but you also feel the stress of picking out gifts for everyone, especially your adult son or daughter, because they are simply that hard to please.

They are past that stage where you can just buy the latest tech gadget and be convinced they will be pleased. They might also be living far away from you which also makes it a tad bit hard to guess what will they actually love.

But before you give in and decide to hand out good old hard cash, check out these 13 ideas. Sure, cash is easy, but it does seem impersonal and does not create memories like a physical product, etc., does. After all, nothing can beat the excitement and joy of opening presents on Christmas morning.

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Best Christmas Gifts Grown Children Will Appreciate

You know them the best but sometimes it is hard to keep a track of all the latest and the greatest things out there at the moment that your kids would like.

So as a parent what are you supposed to pick for them that won’t get you the eye roll? Here are 13 helpful ideas.

Christmas gifts for adult son or daughter

1. Gift for Their Home

Did your son or daughter move into a new house this year? If yes, then a kitchen appliance that makes their life easy, like this instant pot with air fryer duo (that has amazing reviews online), is a great idea.

By the way, a nifty kitchen appliance, like the one above, is also great for someone who is always busy juggling ten things at once. No matter what stage of life they are at -student, mother, professional, etc., they will appreciate it.

A useful item for the home is always always well received by the recipient.

If you don’t know for sure if this is the best thing for them, then check out my updated list of fun housewarming gift ideas , the list includes stunning ideas under $50 and $100 that you probably haven’t thought of.

2. Restaurant Vouchers

Restaurant vouchers to their favorite restaurant or for a restaurant they have been talking about forever but haven’t visited yet is another excellent idea.

It goes to show mom and dad are always paying attention when they are talking.

3. Tickets to Broadway/ Concert, etc.

If your son or daughter loves to check out Broadway shows, concerts, theatre, etc., they would love to get tickets (because this hobby can get pretty expensive).

If you are not sure about their schedule you can always hand them a greeting card with a note inside that says tickets to ‘name of the show, concert, etc.’ So it will still seem like a surprise but also give you them the opportunity to make the reservations according to their schedule.

4. Check out Their Wish List Items

Do you have access to their wish list on Amazon? If yes, this is the time to browse through it.

So many of us have wish lists that we hardly get to since it often includes items that seem like a splurge.

So imagine the look on their faces when they see receive something they probably wanted but didn’t think they would ever buy.

I would only suggest picking something they can use long term over everyday household necessities stuff they might have on there. Essentially you want the gift to stand out.

5. Inspirational Gift

letter to daughter printed on a blanket

Not all holiday gifts have to seem festive and scream Christmas. Best gifts are those that hit the spot.

They will never be too old to not discuss their problems with you, like, problems at work, issues with a partner, dealing with life…

If they are going through a rough time or live too far away, consider sending him or her an inspirational gift so they can feel the warmth of your hug through it when they need it the most like this custom blanket.

Also, check out this handmade pillow, they will love to hug.

inspirational pillow from mom

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6. Portable Car Jumper

If they just bought a new car or their profession requires them to spend a lot of time traveling on the road, this portable car jumper is better than any car accessory you can gift them, seriously.

Its compact size makes it easy to store and it packs enough power to jump-start a car. It is a lifesaver if ever the need arises.

It is waterproof and it also doubles up as a flashlight in emergencies.

A gift that is far better than any electronic item.

7. Handcrafted Recipe Book

wooden-recipe-book image.

Is your daughter/ son always asking you for your recipes? If yes, check out this custom recipe book with a wooden binder.

Not a regular recipe book. This product is made with love by hand. It has 6 different paper options and 5 different wood colors to choose from.

You can also personalize the engraving on the wooden cover according to your preference.

An unforgettable gift that she will love to keep in her kitchen and use year after year. Make sure to add one or two of her/his favorite recipes before you gift it.

Anyone who loves to cook will also appreciate this eye-catching recipe book.

8. Mini Smartphone Printer

We click so many adorable/ momentous pictures, but sadly they are just left to sit on our phones or cloud.

Wouldn’t it be nice if they could print their favorites at a click of a button, from the comfort of their home, or make copies for their friends and family?

This mini smartphone printer is the answer! It can connect to any smartphone over Bluetooth, ready to print instantly. It does not take much space, and is very user-friendly.

If your son or daughter loves to display pictures in the house, create collages, scrapbook, etc., then they would really enjoy this.

9. Stunning Mirrored Box

A timeless keepsake that she will cherish forever. The storage box has a mirrored surface that can be personalized with text of your choosing or ordered as is.

It is large enough to hold a variety of pieces.

10. Handcrafted Family Bowl

Image of Popcorn Bowl Made Out of Bamboo.

Does your son or daughter now have a small happy family of their own? If yes, here is a nice idea that the entire family can enjoy. The popcorn bowl is handcrafted, lightweight and can be personalized with their family name.

The best part is it is made out of bamboo, not plastic, so it will retain its look for so much longer.

The bowl is large enough to hold popcorn for their movie nights or chips and knick-knacks for house parties. They will receive a lot of compliments on it.

11. Item Tracker

They will be pleasantly surprised if they thought you couldn’t possible amaze them with a new technology gift that they don’t already own!

Honestly, pretty much all of us can benefit from this nifty gadget. It is a tracker that makes it easier to find things.

The tracker comes with 4 locators that can be attached to any item, pets, etc. With a user-friendly app, all of these items can be easily tracked.

It also works bidirectionally, which means they can use any of the 4 locators to find their phone if they happen to lose it.

Your grown-up children would love this. Not a gimmicky product, it has a lot of positive reviews online from happy customers.

12. Portable Eye Massager

This portable eye massager has so many benefits for anyone who wears glasses or complains about pain in the eyes after a long day at work.

It uses air compression around eyes to relieve tired muscles, has heat, vibration and sound settings to maximize relaxation.

It can be folded for easy storage so they can carry it with them when they are traveling and even to work.

13. UV Sanitizer Box

Everyone and anyone will appreciate this product, especially how things have been this year. This UV light sanitizer box takes just minutes to sanitize phone, wallet, glasses, money, keys, etc.

It can fit so many household items and not just smartphones. They will use it every single day. An excellent gift that will keep them safe and healthy.


Any of these 13 gift ideas will make the perfect Christmas gift for your son or daughter.

Christmas gifts for grown-ups that make perfect holiday gift from parents to son or daughter

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