Truly thoughtful presents
Great gifts for grandparents
Whether you call them Mama and Papa, Grammy and Gramps, Nana and Pop-Pop, or plain ol’ Grandma and Grandpa, these special relatives deserve to find something special under the Christmas tree. But choosing gifts for grandparents can create something of a dilemma: chances are they’ve got everything they need—except more time to spoil their grandkids rotten, that is! The next best thing? A meaningful present to help Oma and Opa keep their family members close to their hearts.
Digital photo frames
Your grandparents almost surely remember the time when sharing photographs involved taking a canister of film to a kiosk, waiting a week to get the snaps, then snail-mailing it. That means they’ll really appreciate the magic of a digital photo frame, especially when you update it from afar with your gang’s most recent pics.
Old-fashioned photo albums
For grandmas and grandpas who are old-school, or who simply want to show off their adorable grandbabies, a physical photo album is a refreshing throwback alternative.
Smart gadgets for grandparents
Who says that only the under-30 crowd can understand and operate high-tech gadgets? Tech-savvy seniors abound, in part because they stand to gain the most from devices such as smart plugs and smart speakers.
The gift of companionship
It can be difficult for grandparents to find themselves living alone after years of heading up a full house. Make their nest a little less empty by giving them something to care for and check in with every day.
Gifts from the heart and hands
Any grandparent will tell you that the most precious gifts are those you can’t put a price on. If money’s tight, put the “hand” in “handmade” with a DIY Christmas ornament or a framed family tree. Or just let a budding young artist create a keepsake with some construction paper, poster paint, and their imagination.
The proverbial gift that keeps on giving
Subscription boxes burst onto the scene several years ago, and they’re still wildly popular. These days more than ever, receiving a treat in the mail each month can really lift one’s spirits. From succulents to soy candles, gourmet tea to tarot, mixology to murder mysteries, whatever interests or hobbies your grandparents have, there’s certainly a subscription that caters to it.
Inspire their inner artist
Before she became the Baker of Cookies and the Dispenser of Wisdom, your grandmother was a dynamic, creative woman. Maybe she once dreamed of living in Paris and taking her sketchbook to the Left Bank each day. Spark her imagination again with an easily accessible artistic pursuit, like sketching.
Tasty treats from times gone by
Forget the hot tub time machine; how about a candy jar time machine instead? Give Memaw and Papaw a trip back in time with retro snack favorites.
Pamper them with luxury linens
We are truly living in a golden age when it comes to textiles. Today’s fabrics are far softer—and easier to care for—than ever before. Lush, luxurious fabrics fashioned into sheets, throws, and even loungewear are a superb way to pamper your Gram and Gramps.
Personalized photo gifts
You can never go wrong with a personalized photo gift. Choose your favorite pics from throught the previous year and compile them on a useful item that your grandparents will be thrilled to use each day: mugs, tumblers, calendars, t-shirts, throw pillows, blankets, magnets, and so much more.
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