With Father’s Day and Mother’s Day behind us, it is time to celebrate what our parents do best —parenting! The tradition began in the year 1994 when President Clinton signed a resolution into law that recognized and supported the role of parents in the raising of children. Parents’ Day is observed on every fourth Sunday of July, which means it’s just around the corner!
To thank your old folks for everything they have done, you can put together a variety of gifts and activities for them to enjoy.
A basket full of their favorite treats:
If you’re looking for a gift that has sentimental ties then create a gift basket of all their favorite things. Get a container and fill it with their favorite liquor, favorite candy, and a gift card to their favorite restaurant or store. There are endless possibilities and you can keep the contents within your budget. Another thing to throw in will be old pictures that will make them remember the fun times you’ve all had together as a family.
Tea and coffee gift boxes:
For those parents who appreciate the best of both worlds, snuggle in traditional house blend tea with their favorite coffee, inside a basket. You can even add customized mugs, mid-day snacks and muffins to make their daily tea/coffee drinking ritual more fun and entertaining.
All American pies:
Who does not love a pie? If your parents have a sweet tooth, then the best gift for them will be an all American pie baked to perfection. You can either create a pie on your own or can order it through a bakery. You can even send a package directly to your parents’ house and surprise them.
The gift of time:
As parents age their need for material things is replaced by the desire to spend more time with their children and loved ones. In such circumstances, there is no better gift you can offer your parents than the gift of time. Surprise your old folks with a visit. Spend time with them and make pleasant memories. They will cherish the day for a long time.
A road trip:
Family that travels together, stays together. If you have more time to spare than just a Sunday, make sure you plan a road trip together. Rent a bigger vehicle and load it with everything you and your parents will need during the journey. In fact, create a cute travel basket containing your parent’s favorite snacks, drinks and more. They will appreciate the thought and effort put into making the trip comfortable and enjoyable.
No matter what you do, do not forget to celebrate the day! Bake your old folks a cake, make them dinner, take them out for a trip or just spend the entire day with them. You will feel great and your parents will love the gesture! However, in case you can’t be with them for some reason, send them a beautiful gift basket on the morning of July 26th.