While every grandparent loves those beautiful works of art they often get from the grandkids, maybe you want to step it up a notch this Christmastime. Of course, still let your little ones give them that artwork, but maybe add one of these Christmas gifts for grandparents to go along with it!
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These gift ideas for grandparents are more geared as gifts from the grandkids. If you’re looking for gifts for grandparents that aren’t all about the grandkids, then check out these gifts for people who have everything. There are lots of ideas there for those hard-to-buy-for people like grandparents.
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Gift Ideas for Grandparents
Not just any calendar.
If you’re on my gift ideas email list, I’ve already been talking about this gift idea for a week or two now – custom wall calendars. Every year, I make a Circus themed calendar (and not pictures of an actual circus, but my own little six year old Circus) and give them to grandparents, aunts and uncles. Every year, it’s one of everybody’s most favorite gifts – even the year I unknowingly included a photo that had the f-bomb in it. I go through pictures from the previous year and pull lots of favorites, then plug them into one the calendars at Photobook. It makes the perfect gift for grandparents! It does take 1-2 hours for me to go through the pictures, pull my favorites and then create the calendar, but I’m also knocking out about six or seven gifts in the process. If you’re thinking about doing these, then I suggest going ahead and doing it now before all the holiday hoopla really goes full force and you’re short on time. 🙂
Games to Play with the Littles
This little game set includes 20 different activities that grandparents can play with their grandkids. They range from silly and playful to scientific. These cards will create hours of fun and special bonding time between grandparents
To keep track of who’s winning those games…
Just how many times will the grandparents let the grandkids win? With this scoreboard, you can keep track of it. You can have this scoreboard personalized with whatever type of wording you want.
Give a joint gift to both the grandparents and kids this holiday season with matching slippers! You’ll be treating the grandparents to a pair of great slippers and the kids will be overjoyed to have slippers just like Grandma and Grandpa. At Minnetonka, there are colors available in both the Kid’s Charley and Cassie Slippers that match colors on multiple different styles of women’s slippers and men’s slippers.
Decorate their tree.
I can’t imagine a world without photo ornaments for your Christmas tree; they are always my favorite ornaments to put on the tree! Adorn Grandma and Grandpa’s Christmas tree with a new ornament this year and maybe even start a tradition of getting them a new one every year! You could go with a favorite picture of the littles or you could let the littles choose a favorite picture of them and the grandparents for the ornament. Find these custom photo ornaments here. You could even have fun with these and have ones made with an old family photo from when the grandparents were kids!
For all those works of art…
This little clip display for artwork is perfect for grandparents as they can change out and display more than one piece of artwork from their grandkids all the time. You can choose from different fonts and colors on this display sign as well!
Keep it classic.
I love, love, love silhouettes. I think they capture a different kind of beauty in a child that you don’t always get in an ordinary photo. I think grandparents can appreciate that as well. It’s really simple to get a custom silhouette of your child made with Minted. You just take a side profile picture of your child, select which color and size you want the silhouette to be, then just upload the picture.
Something they can make together.
Let both grandparents and the grandkids show off their mad skills while decorating this gingerbread house together. The house is already pre-assembled, so they can immediately start decorating (or eating)! This gingerbread house from Dylan’s Candy Bar comes with icing and all sorts of candies to decorate with.
A book of memories.
This one will take a little more time than the custom calendars, but it might be a little more special too. Create a custom photobook either full of the grandkids, grandkids and grandparents or a special trip or adventures they’ve went on together! Bring the kids in on the fun and let them pick out the pictures and wording for these photobooks!
Can you add any Christmas gift ideas for grandparents to this list?
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