Quite possibly the most stressful month of the year. You have to study for finals, complete those papers and presentations, figure out what you want for Christmas, and most importantly, figure out what everyone else wants for Christmas. Friends and siblings are easy. You were probably out shopping with them and they pointed something out to you, or they jokingly sent you an Amazon link saying, "Get me this for Christmas." Either way, you'll be able to figure something out. Parents, on the other hand, can be a bit more difficult to shop for. You don't really know what they want, because it seems like they have everything they need, and you don't really know what they would think to be useless. Here are some ideas on Christmas gifts for your parents. (Sorry for ruining the surprise, mom and dad.)
1. Their Birthday Present
If you're like me, you bought your parents birthday gifts well before their birthday but have spent the past four months forgetting to give them to your parents. So what better time than Christmas? Two birds, one stone.
It's a known fact that it is not possible to have too much apparel from their child's college. So head down to the bookstore with the money you get from book returns and buy your parents another college sweatshirt for their closet.
You've been making your own waffles every Sunday for the past semester, so why not let someone else make them for you?
So they can also make you sandwiches.
5. A Hug
Let's face it. You haven't seen your parents in about a month, and after break, you probably won't see them for a few more. Give them as many hugs as they want or need while you're home.
This gives them a reason to take you out to dinner before you leave. And it makes you feel less guilty when you order the most expensive item on the menu.
If your parents get angry that you don't spend enough time with them, buy them tickets to this concert! It will be a great time for both of you, and I'm sure they'll appreciate the bonding moments.
We were all conflicted when these albums came out on the same day. So why not solve the conflict and get your parents both of the albums? You can listen to them on the way to and from the Fetty Wap concert.
Parents love being in touch with our generation. They love setting their family selfies as their profile/cover photos on Facebook, and some love Snapchat. Get your parents a selfie stick so they can document the bigger family gatherings with a single image.
10. A Framed Picture Of Yourself
Better yet, make it a selfie taken with a selfie stick.
11. The Money You Took From Their Wallet Over The Summer
Hey, a broke college kid has to do what a broke college kid has to do.
12. Your Tuition Bill
13. A Puppy
Your puppy dog eyes may not work on them anymore, but they definitely can't say no to this face.
I hope this gave you some ideas on what to give your parents this Christmas season. Just remember, the more generous you are, the more generous they'll be! Merry Christmas!
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