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Boomer parents can be hard to shop for. They don’t really understand technology, jewelry feels tacky, and a card just doesn’t cut it. Boomers like gifts that force them to do something. They like to work. When they retire, they still have lists of things they want to achieve. Play into that.
1. Smart Wool Socks
Smart wool socks are great for the boomer in your life who loves to hike. The socks aren’t scratchy, in fact, they’re super soft.
If your boomer parent lives in a place where it snows in the winter, snowshoes are the perfect gift. And if they’re super outdoorsy, even better.
3. Leather Work Gloves/Gardening Gloves
This could be a great his and hers combo for your parents. If your dad loves doing projects in the garage and your mom loves to garden, this gift pairing is sure to make them smile.
4. Green House
A backyard greenhouse is a great gift if you’ve got a parent (or two) with a green thumb. If they live in a colder climate, a greenhouse may allow them to grow plants they might not have otherwise been able to cultivate due to cold temperatures.
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5. Fire Starter
If your parents love camping, this is the perfect gift. While they might prefer to do things the old-fashioned way, your father will probably appreciate not having to rub two sticks together for hours.
6. Hiking Poles
If your parents are big hikers, hiking poles are a must. Boomers are older and are, therefore, more prone to falls. Hiking poles will help them on their walks and give you some peace of mind.
7. Trail Camera
If one of your parents enjoys bird watching or looking at the wildlife that comes through their yard, a trail camera is a perfect gift. They can set up the camera somewhere in the yard, maybe next to a birdhouse, and watch all of the animals in their natural states.
8. Yoga Mat
If your mom or dad is trying to get more in touch with their zen side, a yoga mat is a perfect gift. If you want to take it a step further, you can get them both mats and book a couple’s yoga session.
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9. Bathtub Wineglass Holder
If you have a parent who loves drinking wine and relaxing in the tub after a long day, this is the perfect gift. You can give them a bathtub shelf along with the wineglass holder so they can have a snack or prop up their tablet and watch their favorite show.
If your parents are super active and want to keep track of their mobility, a FitBit is perfect! Not only will it track their steps, but they can keep track of their heart rate and sleep schedule as well.
This article was produced and syndicated by Motherhood Life Balance.
Claire started Femme on FIRE after struggling with the debt cycle and realizing that she had to create better habits to get out of it. She became inspired along this journey and now strives to help others achieve financial freedom as well. When she isn’t working on her blog, you can find her on the couch with a good book, cooking up recipes in the kitchen, or playing outside with her ducks.