Gift ideas to celebrate parents
How do you say “I love you” to parents that mean so much—the ones who’ve handled plenty of diaper changes (the reallyyy gross ones), tolerating you as a moody teen and a lifetime of unwillingly sharing their food. To show them a little appreciation, we’ve specially curated these fun gift ideas to celebrate parents and their favorite fandoms!
Whether you need Mother’s Day gift ideas, Father’s Day gift ideas or sweet “just because” goodies, these gifts are perfect for making your parents feel all warm and fuzzy inside (and quite possibly jump around cheering, full superfan style).
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Now, if you’re wondering what makes these fandom gift ideas so special, we’ve got two big reasons why:
1. They show that you genuinely care about and pay attention to your loved one’s interests. Even if you’ve never seen an episode of Golden Girls or still haven’t finished all the Star Wars™ movies, it shows that you put in the effort to find meaningful gifts they’d cherish.
Plus when they look at these gifts, it’ll be a reminder not only of a show or movie that makes them happy, but how loved they are to receive such thoughtful, personal gifts.
2. You’ll get to give someone else that “excited like a kid on Christmas morning” feeling. Parents often make the holidays feel special for us, but how often do you get to give them that joy in return?
There’s just something beautiful about growing up and pouring some of that love back into your them. (Now excuse me while I go dry my eyes and hug my parents.)
Gilmore Girls gift ideas
Does anything feel cozier than curling up on the couch for a Gilmore Girls marathon? If this is your parent’s comfort show, (because it’s kind of the epitome of one), give them some of that small town charm with these gifts!
With the beautiful Stars Hollow Map blanket, “Life’s Short, Talk Fast” popcorn bowl and Lorelai and Rory stacking mugs, they’ll have all the watch party essentials they need. For some decorative fun around the house, this cute “Why Cook When There’s Takeout?” tea towel and pair of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore itty bittys® are also perfect picks.
Indiana Jones gift ideas
Adventurous, smart and a little sarcastic? It sounds like we’ve got an Indiana Jones™ fan coming through! For the parent who can’t get enough of this beloved series, we’ve got tons of gift ideas they’ll love.
We love this Indiana Jones itty bittys (witty remarks sold separately; card available here to write your own), these boulder and idol-shaped salt and pepper shakers, and this perpetual calendar shaped like the headpiece of the Staff of Ra. This mug with a whip for a handle or Ark of the Covenant picture frame can also add a little adventure to any office space or rooms that need some fandom love.
Golden Girls gift ideas
If your parent is a fan of Golden Girls, chances are they’re also full of wisdom, give pretty good advice (most of the time) and have an amazing sense of humor.
They can cozy up with these adorable socks and huge portrait blanket, plus a mug for any hot drink cravings. You can also tell them how much you appreciate them (and all the jokes they bring) with a card, plus a collection of itty bittys featuring all their fave gals in their bowling team best.
Disney gift ideas
You were allowed to have dessert before dinner sometimes—check. They were more excited than you to watch kids movies growing up—check. They adore anything Disney related—check. We’d say Disney lovin’ parents are pretty cool and deserve some awesome stuff to show for it!
This pretty Celebration Cake ceramic candle, Mickey and Friends stainless steel coffee mug and Mickey and Friends 1000-piece puzzle are great for the next family watch party (with all the Disney classics included, please). And if they’re taking a trip soon, help them feel the magic at home with this Mickey Ears perpetual calendar, plus these Mickey and Minnie itty bittys for all the cuteness. A Disney card featuring Mickey and Minnie will also warm their heart for days to come.
Star Wars gift ideas
Being a hardcore Star Wars™ fan takes serious commitment, in addition to long hours spent catching up on lore *swooning in superfan*. Help them keep track of the newest movie or series coming soon with the light-up Star Wars R2-D2™ perpetual calendar. You can also upgrade their snacking-while-watching experience with a special Star Wars: The Mandalorian™ Helmet kitchen caddy, along with a Star Wars Darth Vader™ Lightsaber™ jumbo mug with sound.
For a big showstopper, the Star Wars Darth Vader Chamber water globe with sound is our go-to. And to add an extra personal touch, we love the Star Wars Rebel Pilot Helmet Picture Frame and Star Wars Millennium Falcon™ pop-up card…because can you believe the detail on this thing??
Friends gift ideas
With so many great one-liners, every Friends superfan needs a little something that spotlights a quotable moment. We’ve got plenty to choose from, including this super cute picture frame or this mug with words of wisdom from Ross.
Any Friends fan also probably cherishes their own real-life buddies as well, which makes the oversized blanket and trivia cards jar perfect for a fun night of hosting the whole crew. Don’t forget to share your own sweet words with this Friends-themed card, too!
For even more fun ideas to celebrate parents, check out these articles:
- What to do when Mother’s Day is Mothers’ Day: How to celebrate two moms
- An ode to dad mugs: Musings on missing out on one of the best Father’s Day gifts
- Easy DIY gift idea for Mom: Block print tea towels and bandanas
- Free printable Father’s Day writing prompts for kids
- How to write an appreciation letter for Mom
- Free relationship conversation cards to stir up all the feels
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