Holiday 2018/ Gift Guides / 11 Dec, 2018

The Best Holiday Gifts For Mom and Dad


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white free people sweater dress from nordstromIt’s no secret that I love buying Christmas gifts (you can check out my full archive of holiday gift guides here). However, shopping for our parents is a completely different story. Since it’s always a priority to let them know much I appreciate them around the holidays, finding the perfect gift for each one can be the most stressful activity for me. After several weeks of scouring all my favorite department stores and online shops, I finally pulled together some of the best holiday gifts for mom and dad. I’m sure they’ll love unwrapping these thoughtful gifts as much as they’ll enjoy using them all year long.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white free people sweater dress from nordstrom and stuart weitzman over-the-knee-boots

For Moms

Winter Gear

Winter gear is one of my favorite gifts to buy for moms. I tend to gravitate towards puffer coats and chic flats since I know they’ll keep her warm, comfy, and cozy. She’ll be able to throw them on with jeans or leggings – and they just work, especially when she’s running errands around town.


If you want to make your mom feel extra special, then jewelry is always a good idea. I find something so incredibly chic and classy about understated pieces. Plus, they’re much easier to wear day and night. Below, I picked out a handful of gorgeous studs and dainty necklaces that any mom can cherish and actually wear.

Fashion Accessories

Give your mom the winter wardrobe update she needs with a designer accessory. Saint Laurent has been one of my favorite brands all year long so I wouldn’t hesitate to splurge on the most important women in my life. However, if you’re looking for budget-friendly options that still scream luxury, Michael Kors and Furla are great brands to shop.

At-Home Essentials

If you’re not exactly sure what’s on your mom’s wishlist, consider some luxe at-home essentials she would never think to buy for herself. Over the years, I’ve realized that luxury sleepwear and bedding are some of the things most people think about but few will actually splurge on. This is the best time to buy her something nice that she wouldn’t normally think of.

Beauty Treatments

Moms lead very busy lives, so I’m a huge fan of encouraging her to make time for pampering. The newest skincare technology – or a high-quality set will definitely encourage her to treat herself. Besides, I’m sure she’ll appreciate a skincare set that acts as a pick me up when her complexion looks dull and lackluster.

For Dads

Fashion Accessories

You can’t go wrong with accessories for your dad. Since most guys are about efficiency when getting dressed, gifting fashion accessories will help add life to his basic wardrobe. If your dad happens to be a snazzy one, then he’ll appreciate trendier pieces, such as sunglasses or a designer wallet, even more.

Tech Gadgets

I find that dads are way harder to shop for than moms. However, tech gadgets are gifts that most men can’t resist, so any of the picks below won’t disappoint.

Casual Wear

If you want to spruce up your dad’s wardrobe, then everyday casual wear is the way to go. Quilted down jackets are understated, but still super stylish and will keep him warm throughout winter. Sleek trainers are also a perfect upgrade from his standard loafers.

Grooming Sets & Cologne

Cologne and grooming kits are a classic gift. My picks below will help him achieve a clean, suave look that even moms can appreciate. I also picked out a few fragrance sets that are timeless and age appropriate.


xo, Maria

Outfit Details

Free People White Tunic Sweater (on sale now, also here and here)
Kyi Kyi Beanie Hat
Stuart Weitzman Hiline Over-The-Knee Boots (similar here, better for budget here and here)
Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM
Karen Walker Sunglasses (better for budget here)
Daniel Wellington Watch

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