There’s no way around it… shopping for your significant others’ parents will just always be awkward. But, hopefully this gift guide will help you get through it.

For the Parents Who Love Wine
The Gift: Wine Aroma Tasting Set
The Price: $40


When in doubt, always go with something wine related. It screams “I’m classy” and “let’s party” all at the same time.

For the Parents Who Love to Entertain
The Gift: Confetti Platter
The Price: $39.95


Because adults can just never have enough serving trays.

For the Parents Who Love to Cook
The Gift: Wonderbag Non-Electric Portable Slow Cooker
The Price: $55


I don’t like to cook, and even I love slow cookers. Plus, this one’s for a good cause.

For the Parents Who Love to Travel
The Gift: Scratch Map
The Price: $20


It’s like a way more cultured and sophisticated scratch ticket.

For the Parents Who Love T.V.
The Gift: Roku 2
The Price: $69.99


The perfect gift for any t.v. lover. That is, if you can get them to figure out how to work it. #oldpeople

For the Parents Who Love Coffee
The Gift: Personalized Coffee Mugs
The Price: $32


They raised children, so undoubtedly they love coffee.

For the Parents Who Love Each Other
The Gift: A Certificate to Their Favorite Restaurant
Price: $50 and up


Parents still need date nights too, I guess.

For the Parents You’re Meeting for the First Time (and are scared shitless of)
The Gift: Booze
The Price: As Much as You Can Afford


Take out a loan if you have to. Tons and tons of booze will just make everything easier. It’s a worthy investment.


Kat is a 2011 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she got a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies (which is really just tacked on there to make her feel much more accomplished than she actually is). She now lives in the booming metropolis of Appleton, WI. When she's not working as a freelance writer, you can probably find her eating (YUM TACOS), attempting to plan her kick butt wedding (aka a lot of complaining, crying, wedding-hating) and talking in a really high pitched voice to her dogs. Crazy dog ladies, represent. You can watch her pretend her life is super put together on her blog at or can follow her really entertaining (or so she likes to think) tweets at @kat_kuehl.

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