I'm completely stumped as to what to get for my parents. Quite honestly, they already have everything they need. They are also fairly minimalistic people, who appreciate things that are useful, as opposed to decorative... Well, my mom is, and my dad is always getting in trouble for his "dust collectors".
In anycase, I need two presents for the mother, because it's her birthday in a week too. She is an architect, reads a lot, but also seems to have every book I could imagine, skis (but I've already made her warm ski clothers), does generic housewifey things like cooking, one of those people who is interested in a lot of things.
My dad is also an architect, with a specialization in landscaping. He's currently designing waterparks, and gets way too excited about it. A total kid at heart. Into cars and trucks and that sort of thing. He's also a glass artist. And draws and writes a lot.
Another thing I might be able to draw ideas from is the fact that I just moved from Vancouver to Montreal, so bring them back something french canadian. I thought about this, but quite honestly, the one thing it seems you can get here that you can't get back there is cheap, high percentage beer, and I really dont think that'll fly.