15 useful gifts to make your parents’ lives easier

The holidays are rapidly approaching and if you are still unsure what to get your parents, we’re here to help. Below you will find a roundup of 15 useful gifts that are sure to help make your parents’ lives easier.

Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Everyone who has a Ring video doorbell, talks about how much they love their Ring video doorbell. Features include HD video, motion-activated alerts, and support for Alexa voice commands.

Buy for $170*

Instant Pot Duo Plus Pressure Cooker

An Instant Pot is essentially a miracle appliance. It cooks and warms things up at a really fast rate, and it’s super easy to use. This model has 15 one-touch smart programs so you can add food, set it and…well you know the rest.

Buy for $90*

Ember Smart Heated Coffee Mug

If you’ve ever seen your parents (or grandparents) repeatedly microwave or toss out old cups of coffee, you know why we consider the Ember smart mug so useful. It’s made of stainless steel and has an app.

Buy for $100

DMI Step Stool and Handle

This chrome-plated, steel frame step stool is super sturdy with non-slip, reinforced rubber tips and an optional safety handrail.

Buy for $57

VOCOlinc Smart Plug (4-pack)

Smart plugs enable you to turn lights, coffee pots and other electronic devices on and off without having to get up. Just use your phone (or voice with compatible devices). Works with HomeKit, Google and Alexa.

Buy for $40

Tile Essentials 4-Pack

We all know what Tile is by now, right? Little electronic devices you attach to keys, remotes and other frequently lost items that help you locate them? Well the Essential pack includes the one for keychains and wallets, and 2 stickers.

Buy for $70

Squatty Potty Toilet Stool

‘Crappy presents’ jokes aside, if your relationship with your parents is such that it wouldn’t be too awkward to gift them a Squatty Potty, it’s worth considering. There seem to be some real health benefits to it.

Buy for $55

Logitech Harmony 665 Universal Remote

Trust me. Buy them this remote, take the 10-or-so minutes to plug it into your computer and program it for their TV gear, and you’ll never get the dreaded TV troubleshooting phone calls again.

Buy for $60

Roborock E4 Robot Vacuum

There are thousands of these robot vacuums to choose from but we like this one from Roborock for its powerful suction, extra large dustbin, and the array of smart features.

Buy for $230

Dyson V7 Allergy Cord-Free Stick Vacuum

Ugh, I hate putting 2 vacuums back-to-back but if you want to get your parents a more conventional cleaning tool, it doesn’t get much better than Dyson. Their stick models are super light and powerful.

Buy for $270*

Intelex Warmies Slippers

I know slippers are a bit of a cliche but Warmies are special in that they are…fully microwavable. That’s right so you warm them up and thanks to the dried French lavender in the material, they’re supposed to feel amazing.

Buy for $36

Apple iPad 10.2 (latest model) 32GB

Yeah, iPads are also a huge cliche on tech-focused gift guides but they also can’t be ignored. Especially these 10.2-inch models which offer high end cameras and performance for under $300.

Buy for $299*

Belkin BoostUp Wireless Charging Stand

The Belkin BoostUp stands out in the crowd of wireless charging pads/stands because it offers the faster 7.5W/10W charging and it comes with a 5-foot cable and wall plug (most don’t).

Buy for $30

Vizio 29-inch 2.0 Channel Sound Bar

This sound bar from Vizio changed the way how my mom watches TV. It’s not too big or gaudy, it’s easy to use, and it amplifies things like voices and sound effects that are sometimes hard to hear on TV speakers. Plus she can stream music to it from her phone.

Buy for $75*

Amazon Prime Membership

At the risk of sounding like an Amazon ad, I just don’t see how giving your parents access to low-priced items with free 2-day shipping, free TV shows and movies, free music and other perks isn’t a good idea.

Buy for $119

*Item may have been on sale at time of publishing

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