1. Give the gift of photos
Use sites like shutterfly.com or blurb.com to upload your photos (even from Instagram) and create photobooks or get the photographer of the family a gift certificate to finally get those photos off their iPhone.
2. One to grow
Buy a live tree (fruit trees are always fun and colorful) and have the kids gift it to your spouse. Spend Father’s Day or Mother’s Day planting the tree in the yard together as a family. The kids will love to get dirty in the dirt and watch the tree grow through the years.
Kids’ artwork can be priceless, especially with a little batting and a frame. Turn even ordinary drawings into masterpieces mom or dad is sure to love.
4. Give some relaxation time
While family time is always fun, sometimes a nice relaxing day of pampering, alone, can be the perfect gift. Give a gift certificate to a pedicure or massage so mom or dad can recharge.
5. Create a spa at home
A little short on cash? No problem. Create a spa at home with candles, nice music, and good reads. Take the kids out of the house for an afternoon so mom or dad can rest up at home.