10 Thoughtful Holiday Gifts that Mom + Dad Will Actually Love
November 30, 2016
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Does anyone else have a super tough time holiday shopping for their parents? I don't know about you but mine are the type that just buy something when they need it. So I try to make my gifts a bit more personal and creative—something they wouldn't otherwise pick up on their own. And let me tell you, this little gift guide took a lot of brain power but I feel like I've got some good ideas for the years to come. Steal away—you're welcome!
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