Finding a great gift for your loved ones seems about as doable as showering without being repeatedly interrupted by a screaming toddler. A mediocre present is something you order just to check a box. But a perfect gift is something that speaks to that person. Something that resonates with them on a personal level. Something that shows you put legitimate thought into finding something meaningful and memorable.
The Best Gifts for Dads
While we all know you can’t put a price tag on love, a great gift (or a stiff drink) goes a long towards making him feel seen, loved, and treasured. We know dads. The athletes. The bookworms. The audiophiles. The chefs. And we know what they want. Even the ones who insist they have everything they need (Spoiler: They don’t.).
The Best Gifts for Moms
Here’s a pro-tip when buying gifts for your wife: Don’t get her anything that comes with a warranty. Gifts for moms should be something she’d never buy for herself, but will endlessly appreciate. Think cashmere. Silk. Or delicate, refined jewelry.
The Best Gifts for Kids
Now, kids love shiny, loud things. Child development experts, not so much. The best toys, especially for toddlers and preschoolers, are the ones that do the least, because they force kids’ imaginations to do the work for them. And that’s what you want. The toys we select foster open-ended play, which means there’s no prescribed way to use them. And the toys we truly love are simple, thoughtful, and encourage children to tap into their creativity.