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21/12/2017 6:05 AM AEDT | Updated 24/04/2019 6:23 AM AEST

17 Gifts For Older Parents That They'll Actually Use

Don't overthink it.

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Wondering what to gift your mom who’s always cold, your hard-to-shop-for dad, or your older grandparents? Mother’s Day is around the corner (it’s May 12), so consider this your warning. Instead of worrying about overspending on something she doesn’t want or won’t use, give her something she’ll actually find useful.

It’s easy to overthink gifts for older parents ― some gadgets seem too complicated, flowers seem a bit boring and perfume feel a bit cliché ― but it doesn’t have to be. Instead, your best bet is to give them gifts and experiences they wouldn’t normally get for themselves, or find items that will make their lives easier. 

That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you by pulling together a list of useful gifts for older parents this Mother’s Day, from key finders and glasses holders to ancestry DNA kits.

Take a look at our 17 favorite gifts for grandparents and older parents below. And, if you want more of our editor-sourced products and reviews, sign up for HuffPost’s sales and deals newsletter.

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