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The Most Popular Gifts for Mom and Dad in the Last 25 Years

Alvin Ward

When trying to come up with gift ideas for your parents this year, look to the past for inspiration. They say history repeats itself, and you can see it in action with these infographics: My dad could use a new pair of Sperries, and my mother still wears Chanel No. 5 perfume. It makes you wonder if mom's velour sweatsuit is due for a comeback (please no).