For me, the best gift I ever got from my daughter was a high school paper she had to write.
It was titled..."Who do you consider your hero and why?".
I thought for sure she was going to use her grandfather, my dad.
I was a single mom and became very ill when she was younger.
My parents, especially dad, helped out a lot...they were kind of like second parents.
My father was a wonderful man, retired military war veteran and had made his own way in life. They did everything together.
(He was my own personal hero.)
Nope...turns out that she thought I
was her hero. I was shocked. It was the best gift I could've ever gotten!
And, didn't cost a penny....
So, I like the letter idea. Something from your heart...In addition maybe dinner, flowers for mum and a small thing for dad ( keychain or pocket knife)?