The two most significant individuals in our lives, our mother and father, are quite likely the two most important persons we will ever have the opportunity to spend time with. After all, if it weren't for them, we wouldn't be where we are today. In order to demonstrate your appreciation, why you purchase special Christmas gifts for Mother and Father to give to them this year?
If your parents receive a large gift that turns out to be a sixteen by twenty-inch oil painting of their favorite photo taken together, what do you think they'll say? How would you feel if that oil painting turned out to be a duplicate of their wedding photograph from fifty years ago? Another option is to provide a copy of the last time the complete family was together for a family portrait. These would both be wonderful, one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts that they would cherish for many years to come.
Perhaps you'd want to buy something special for your mother. For example, a gold heart with a photo of the family laser engraved onto the face of the pendant would be appropriate. She was able to keep her family close to her heart at all times.
You could always play it safe and purchase the two of them a gift package that includes a "meal of the month." They will be able to go out of the house at least once a month, and Mom will be able to take a vacation from cooking as a result. They will have the opportunity to enjoy each other's company while away from home, and they will remember you warmly for giving them this distinctive and one-of-a-kind Christmas gift.
Is it possible that your father has always expressed an interest in learning to play the guitar but has never had the opportunity to do so because he is always working? Consequently, this is your time to provide him with the opportunity to learn a valuable new talent. Perhaps your father is the next guitar prodigy, just waiting to be discovered and demonstrated to the rest of the world. Your purchase of a "Guitar for Beginners" DVD has the potential to propel him to fame.
Always inspect about the house to see whether they've accumulated any valuables or items of value. Even if they are enormous Rolling Stones fans and would go crazy for a Mick Jagger miniature, try to remember that they weren't always your parents, as ridiculous as it may sound. The fact that they were formerly youthful does not imply that they are any older than you believe.
While everything listed above would make for truly one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts for your father or mother, why not take it even further? Everyone has probably heard of the "Name a Star" campaign, which raises money for a good cause. If you want to give your father or mother a truly unique Christmas gift, consider giving them land in any or all of the 50 states instead of just a single one. Get them a one-square-inch tract of land in their favorite state, the size of a postage stamp, with a valid Deed to the property. Either that or grant them ownership of all 50 states in a single Deed of Transfer. Mom and Dad's names will be engraved on each one, and it is completely legal. Each one is separately numbered. As far as Christmas gifts go, there isn't anything more peculiar and one-off than property.