Many mature parents are now using technology to enhance their everyday lives. This is why we believe this Christmas, you should consider a tech gift for parents and mature relatives. There are so many options on the market that make everyday easier. The gifts we’ve found are so intuitive and original that you may consider keeping them for yourself. The great thing about our gift ideas for parents is that you’ll also love the products and find them a useful addition to your own lives too. These are products not just for mature relatives but ones you may want to put on your very own Christmas wish list.
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Some even won our Top Product Award. This is an award we give to those products that offer a little extra, the products that blow us away, the products we believe you shouldn’t live without. Without further rambling, here are our top tech gifts for parents this year.
Ring is not just for mature parents, it’s for anyone with a busy lifestyle. How many times have you missed a delivery due to being at work when they’ve knocked on the door? How many days off have you taken, to wait for an important parcel only to be told it’s delayed? Ring solves all of these problems and more.
Not only can you speak to the person at the door remotely, you can also see who’s there from the comfort of your armchair. This is invaluable for those living alone who don’t like to open the door to cold callers or strangers. We think Ring is an ingenious product and the wifi extender package makes it even better. Any parent would be pleased to receive this at Christmas, and as a good child, you can set it up within minutes on Christmas Day! Of course Ring wins our top product award.
Nest have accelerated at a dizzying speed, I believe due to their ethos of truly caring about their customer’s health and wellbeing. Their range of products are ideal for the safety and security conscious and they really do perform exactly as it says on the tin. They’re easy to connect to, using a smartphone and simple to operate. They give complete peace of mind and even help customers save on their utility bills. The products we love the most are the Protector, the Thermostat (now in a range of gorgeous colours) and the Security Camera.
The Blink camera is the ultimate security device that’s easy to use and easy to install. The product looks amazing and operates seamlessly making it a must have for any modern home. It will bring your security up to date while delivering a range of fabulous benefits, making you, and your parents feel ultra safe. We absolutely love it, from the ease of use to the design that makes any home seem high tech. We’re confident it’s also a good deterrent for any unwanted visitors, while keeping you completely connected. Blink makes CCTV easy and it’s this reason they’ve won one of our Top Product Awards.
The Echo Dot is the ideal way to make the first step into using a home assistant. It packs a range of features into a small device and allows you to enjoy all the benefits of having Alexa as your home robot. You can ask it questions, play music, or set reminders. It’s a great piece of kit that will soon become a staple for everyday life.
Stepping away from tech we have plenty of other gift ideas for parents that bring joy while making life easier. Here are some gift ideas we think your parents will love, not just at Christmas but any time of the year.
Hello Fresh Christmas Box
We tried out the Christmas box and enjoyed a luxury Christmas lunch in October. It really does have everything you need for a posh nosh, while the recipe cards are very easy to follow. It has a few bells and whistles, to transform the ordinary Christmas dinner into something a little more special. We were very impressed with the quality of the ingredients and the generosity of the portions. This is a great gift to have delivered to parents a couple of days before the big day. For a fuss free festive lunch you may want to order one for yourself too.
The menu includes:
HelloFresh Christmas Box Menu
Butter Basted Roast Turkey with Pigs in Blankets
The BEST Rosemary Roast Potatoes
Creamy Brussel Sprouts with Garlic and Pancetta
Honey & Thyme Roasted Root Veggies
Slow Cooked Spiced Red Cabbage with Apples
Rich and Delicious Make Ahead Gravy
To make sure the turkey is cooked to perfection you should consider pairing this gift with the Thermapen. A fantastic meat thermometer that’s simple to use while looking great in the kitchen. A must have accessory for anyone all year round, it ensures the ideal result is always achieved with meat cooking.
We adore these eyejusters for any age as they’re a must have essential for anyone without perfect sight. You can adjust the strength according to your needs making them ideal as a pair of glasses to have on standby. They came in very handy for me when my usual glasses went missing. They were easy to use and they’re not bulky, which I expected due to the functionality. Anyone with less than twenty twenty vision would be overjoyed to receive these at Christmas.
Robert Welch Silver Cutlery and Office Accessories
Robert Welch boast six decades of leading design and it’s easy to see why. Their cutlery is strong, sturdy, and dare we say it, sexy. It feels great in the hand, looks fabulous in the cutlery drawer and adds elegance to the kitchen table. Any parent would be delighted to receive the Hidcote cutlery set for Christmas.
The Scribe office accessories and storage solutions are sleek and sophisticated. They shine brighter than others and bring order and decadent organisation to an antique desk. If you’re looking for something a little special this year, choose Robert Welch.
Cutture Christmas Stationary
Staying on the office theme, this Christmas stationary is absolutely divine. The packs are generous while the luxury designs are a feast for the eyes. They ooze quality and sophistication and would be well received by anyone who appreciates the finer things in life. You’ll find laser cut gift wrap and cards along with more items in the decadent pack.
Reeves Acrylic Paints and Sets
Reeves have a wonderful selection of acrylic paints and watercolour paint sets and we’ve tested them out. The sets include a vast choice of colours, keeping mixing to a minimum, which is ideal for a beginner, or someone who simply loves art. These are fantastic gifts to give to anyone creative, or anyone with a little time on their hands. The paints are of superior quality and generously sized, all you need to buy is the canvas.
The Makery have a wonderful lampshade kit on offer that would make an ideal gift for a parent. Lampshades are usually limited by choice, as we must select a design from what’s most popular. With this lampshade kit you can choose any fabric (fire retardant) for your kit. Parents could choose old baby blankets for memories sake, or a shirt of granddads. There really is no limit. Make sure the curtains match the lampshade with this kit that includes all you need for a ceiling or table lampshade.
Fox and Snow Cushion
All parents love cotton, what better way to celebrate it than with this fox and snow cushion from Cotton Traders? We love it. We didn’t know Cotton Traders sold homeware until we saw this and we’re impressed with the quality and the design. It will make a wonderful gift.
Very Merry Christmas Game
For a board game with a difference, try the Very Merry Christmas game. It provides fun for all the family, and is so festive you’ll pull it out year after year to play again. Parents will love playing with the younger generation while family members of all ages will adore the fun of the board game with a difference. We certainly did.
A Little Extra Something for Mum
Joan Collins Cosmetics and Fragrances
For a little extra something for mum check out the Joan Collins range. This high quality selection of cosmetics and fragrances will delight women of any age. The scents are sophisticated, reminiscent of a fifties pin up girl, while the cosmetics are traditional, with Joan Collin’s signature look evident.
Packaged in gold, they really do offer something special to a much loved mum or aunt.
Choc on Choc Chocolate Sushi
We can’t compliment choc on choc enough. A month after trying their white chocolate sushi we’re still craving the delicious chocolate. There’s something different about the choclate from Choc on Choc, it’s more fulfilling, more substantial, a real chocolate lover’s fantasy.
Mum and Dad will love any offering from this superior brand but we recommend the mince pie, the sushi or the sprouts!