11 Gifts Even Your Strict Asian Parents Would Actually Want
Shopping for your parents is no easy task. You probably know them better than anyone else in the world, but somehow it’s intrinsically difficult to find them something that they’d actually like. They tell you that they don’t want anything. They tell you not to waste your money. But if you don’t get them anything — oh boy — they won’t forget that.
Here are some crowd-pleasers that even the strictest of Asian parents would like!
It’s an undisputed fact that Asian relatives LOVE See’s Candy. It might be more of a West Coast thing, but bringing a box of See’s Candy to a relative’s event can instantly put your host in a good mood. You can’t go wrong with Nuts and Chew or Assorted.
Long jargon-filled stacks of documents and forms might not be your parent’s (or anyone’s) strong suit. Ask them if there’s anything they need help with and be patient and kind. It’ll be a labor of love, trust us.
Parents absolutely adore things with your photos printed on them! Especially monumental moments that make them feel proud, like your graduation. Delight your parents with framed photos, canvas prints, or some desk decor!
No matter how many times your parents may have told you “no pets” while you were growing up, the truth of the matter is that they love pets! Who doesn’t love a good fur baby? They will probably be really mad at first. Like furiously mad. But their hearts will grow three times bigger, like the Grinch!
A home surveillance camera is a great present to help give your parents peace of mind. Having a camera that they can look through with their phones helps them feel safer. A doorbell camera is a great way to monitor deliveries and avoid unwanted solicitors. Although, they’ll probably be able to see what time you actually come home.
Something that comes with age is learning that you need a good trash can. Something that conceals that putrid trashy smell. Something that pets can’t get into. Something that screams, “this is a classy kitchen!” You can’t go wrong with a sturdy, motion sensor trash can.