Dec 13, 2012
20 Inventive Gifts for Baby Boomers
Still stumped on what to get Mom and Dad? Or your sister, brother, aunt, uncle, or spouse? No matter what your age, it’s likely you’ve got a baby boomer on your holiday shopping list. We’ve rounded up 20 great gift options to choose from, from a self-watering flowerpot to teas inspired by wine. Here we go!
UGG Duffield ThrowThis super-soft blanket is perfect for a cozy night on the couch… you’ll be tempted to stael it when you go visit.
ION iLP TurntableThis hand doodad converts vinyl tracks into digital songs and transfers them directly to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
Tea Forté Single Steeps Loose Tea SamplerWith this set of 28 different black, green, or classic loose leaf gourmet teas, you’re sure to find a variety that fits the bill.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant CameraInstant cameras are instant wins, especially around the holidays.
NIX Advance Digital Photo FrameAdd a digital upgrade to those photo albums and frames so they can display tons of memories instantly.
Google Home MiniFor someone who loves getting gadgety with it, this smart home device will help them tackle their to-do lists, answer burning questions, control their home’s lights and temperature, and more, all with the help of voice control.
Logitech Washable KeyboardA useful gift for any age.
Reshow Super USB Cassette CaptureGot a bunch of cassettes, taped concerts, and mixtapes that you can’t kick? Convert them to MP3s!
Apexel Cell Phone Camera Lens KitFor an avid smartphone user, this lens kit includes a tripod and 6-in-1 phone lens (telephoto, fisheye, wide angle, macro, CPL, and kaleidoscope).
State Side TableCelebrate their home state with a hand-sanded reclaimed wood table.
Baggu Large U PouchGive your mom a pouch upgrade with any of Baggu’s stylish options.
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Ball Gift BoxChocolate that gets you tipsy? Love it.
Sea Stones On the Rocks Whiskey StonesWhisky rocks are cool, but these are actual sea stones and look like it! They come with a handy case for keeping in the freezer (tumblers included).
Philips Hue White Ambiance Smart Light A19 Starter KitThe latest in innovative lighting is a must for boomers who have it all.
Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Indoor Gardening KitFor folks who travel frequently, a self-growing indoor garden is useful to have fresh herbs and plants and has that whole “feels like the Jetsons” appeal.
Toggle Switch PlateSpeaking of the dark ages, this is a great piece for a den or man cave.
Monopoly Board Game Nostalgia Edition Game TinThrowback to the golden days with this edition of Monopoly, which was inspired by the OG version of the game.
Upcycled Record CoastersAdd some vintage charm to your barware.
<em><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0711231265" target="_blank">The Art of British Rock</a></em>($15): Relive British Rock history through posters, album covers, and more.
Anthropologie Translucent Bubble VaseAdd a pop of color to any living room or workspace with this fun piece.
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As Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Brit + Co, Anjelika Temple brings her voracious consumption of all things creative and colorful to DIY projects, geeky gadgetry finds and more. When she's not DIY-ing her heart out, you'll find her throwing dinner parties with friends or adventuring with her husband David, their daughters Anokhi and Indira, and their silly dog Turkey.