Not the ‘Leslie Knope’ of your friend and family group? No worries—if you’re struggling to stay organized this holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of fun and thoughtful last-minute gift ideas, inspired by characters from the television show Parks and Recreation. Check out our gift guide to get everyone checked-off your list this year… and maybe a little something for you too. Treat Yo Self.
Must-Read Book inspired by Tom Haverford
Don’t Keep Your Day Job | $16
Tom Haverford knows that not everyone wants to just go to work and build someone else’s dream, some of us want to do our life’s work. Although you may not be interested in starting a premiere, high-end, all-media entertainment conglomerate, this book by Cathy Heller shares wisdom, anecdotes, and practical suggestions to help you learn essential steps like how to build your side hustle, how to find your tribe, and how to ultimately turn your passion into profit and build a life you love. Buy it now.
Wardrobe Essential inspired by Leslie Knope
Piccolina Trailblazer Portrait Tees | $28
One of Leslie Knope’s lifelong passions is supporting girls’ education and women’s empowerment. Help spread cheer this year by gifting a Leslie inspired T-shirt featuring iconic women in fields like STEM (Mae Jemison) and the law (RBG). A portion of the proceeds will benefit nonprofits that fund girls’ schooling. Buy it now.
The Most Practical Gift inspired by Ron Swanson
Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool | $30
A gift can never be too practical, and out of all the Parks and Recreation characters, Ron Swanson knows that best. Give your loved ones a useful gift this holiday season with this army multi-tool that features 15 functions and can be used camping, around the house, or in the office. Buy it now.
Fitness Necessity inspired by Chris Traeger
Wearable Weight Bracelets | $49
Looking to add something new to your fitness routine? Check out these Chris Traeger-approved, wearable weight bracelets. They can help add a constant but comfortable resistance to your workout to increase your fat burn and muscle build when strapped to your wrists or ankles. Buy it now.
For the Benz inspired by Donna Meagle
Full Coverage Cargo Liner | $20
We all have an overly protective car owner in our life, like Donna Meagle. Help give them peace of mind this year with this full coverage cargo liner. This trunk liner keeps all the cargo area—floor, walls, and the backs of the seats—covered. It’s durable, waterproof, and tear-proof, the liner fits into the trunk space of most hatchback cars and SUVs, and there are sizes to suit different models. Buy it now.
A "Jerry" Gift inspired by Jerry Gergich
Mister Rogers You are Special Men's Crew Socks | $13
This Jerry Gergich-inspired gift is a tribute to Mister Rogers and the 50 years of his classic television show that captured Americans’ hearts. They are the perfect socks for that special “Jerry” person in your life. Need we say more? Buy it now.
Music Must-Have inspired by Andy Dwyer
Spotify Premium Student Account | $5/mo.
Give a student the gift of listening to Andy Dwyer’s “5000 Candles in the Wind” and “MouseRat” classics ad-free anytime, anywhere with Spotify’s Premium Student account. It also includes access to Hulu and Showtime where students can re-watch their favorite Parks and Recreation episodes. Buy it now.
Kitchen Classic inspired by Ben Wyatt
Star Wars Instant Pot | $120
This kitchen classic gift can slow cook or sauté almost anything in the universe. Even Ben Wyatt would have a hard time picking from the five different Star Wars designed instant pots, including Chewbacca, R2-D2, BB-8, Darth Vader, and Stormtrooper. Buy it now.
Health Planner inspired by Ann Perkins
MedPlanner Medicine Organizer | $36
If anyone knows the importance of managing medical supplies, it’s Ann Perkins. This MedPlanner Medicine Organizer is the perfect gift to help neatly and discreetly corrals medication, medical devices, and other healthcare essentials. The hard-shell, ringed case holds seven zip-top pouches and has a stretchy grid which works together to organize medication, vitamins, or small devices like an inhaler, EpiPen, or insulin. Buy it now.
Noise Management inspired by April Ludgate
Sony Noise-Canceling Headphones | $40
For that someone in your life who seems to be bothered by everything, give the gift of silence with these noise-canceling headphones that even April Ludgate would appreciate. These lightweight headphones reduce ambient noise by 95% and have a quality stereo sound mode to hear every crisp detail of “MouseRat's” music. Buy it now.
Happy Holidays to you and yours!