Skip the oven mitts and snowman candles this year and pick out something mom or dad will really appreciate this holiday season. Having the family all together is wonderful, but from one parent to another - these ideas will help start the new year off feeling organized, relaxed and able to enjoy the gift of time.

A great gift doesn’t have to break the bank. Sometimes the best gifts are the simplest in nature, while being practical and thoughtful.

  1. Audible Subscription

It can be hard to find time to read but you can give mom or dad a boost by gifting them an Audible subscription. With credits for books and access to the audio version, they can listen to the latest page turners while in the car, during their commute or even on a run! Opt for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or a year - it’s a gift that keeps on giving.

2.   Artifact Uprising Photo Calendar

For those of you who are looking for something a bit easier to wrap, a personalized calendar with pictures of the family will be a great addition to a parent’s everyday routine. Not only can they stay organized, but every month throughout the year they will enjoy turning the page to a new photo and memory.

3.   Zeel In-Home Massage

Help save time by gifting an in-home massage treatment. Instead of having to coordinate driving to a spa, parents can enjoy an on-demand relaxing massage in the comfort of their house. Even better, the therapists are available 8am to midnight, 365 days a year!

4.   Nanno - Sitter Service for Date Night

If you really want a homerun, prebook a babysitter to give parents a night off from household chores and let them enjoy some time to themselves - indulging in a few hours of childfree activities! Relieve the stress of finding a sitter by using an on-demand service to schedule and pay for a qualified and vetted babysitter.

5.   A YETI Coffee Mug

The key word here, is hot. A cup of tea or coffee is a must for most parents. Rarely does one get consumed while it is hot though. Gift a Yeti mug that is sure to keep their drink hot. Plus, you can even customize it if you like!

And there you have it, five gifts a parent really wants. Which do you think you would like best? Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?!