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To their kids, parents are protectors, teachers, rule makers, cookie bakers, personal chauffeurs and so much more. But most of all, heroes. Through every busy day, they're making countless memories together as a family.  

Whether the superhero parent you know is your son, sister or friend, give them a holiday gift that will allow them to reflect on those memories. Check out our best gifts for busy parents.

1. Photo Calendar

Life as a parent of young ones is a flurry of activity. Carting kids from one extracurricular to another, organizing family get-togethers, staying on track with appointments, and still making time for date night—wait, what date night? As organized as we try to be, some things fall through the cracks.

A custom calendar that tracks a month's worth of activities at a glance will free up valuable space in this busy parent’s mind. Not worrying about forgetting someone’s birthday or dance class, they can be more present in each moment and truly enjoy it. 

GIFT A CALENDAR

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2. Canvas Print

The thing about parenthood is that it changes your priorities. Printing an up-to-date family portrait might not top the to-do list. That might explain why, when you visit, the kids in their framed family picture look three years younger, and the two-year-old is MIA!

A beautiful family portrait doesn’t need to be perfectly posed, just make sure everyone is present. To make this canvas print a great gift, picture the wall where it will hang and keep the colors and style of that space in mind when you select a photo, canvas size, and photo filters. 

GIFT A CANVAS PRINT

3. Photo Mug

Parents of little ones can multi-task in their sleep (if they get that chance). It's no rare sight to see them with an eye on Jamie in the yard while they carry mischievous Mikayla on their hip and kick the dryer door closed. 

But for a precious week or two, the holiday season is a time for bustling parents to slow down and prioritize love and balance. 

A photo mug serves as that friendly reminder. To pause, enjoy some egg nog, and be thankful for family, friendship, or the beautiful winter scene out the window. Plus, it’s dishwasher and microwave safe – so you can reheat your coffee when Sunday breakfast inevitably goes awry. 

GIFT A PHOTO MUG

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A thoughtful holiday gift will go a long way for busy parents who rarely spend time on themselves. Want to make this great gift idea even better? Offer to babysit – if you’re up to the challenge. 


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