5 Simple Grandparents Day Gift Ideas

2018 August 20
by Birthday Keepsakes

There’s nothing quite as memorable when you’re a child as spending quality time with grandma and grandpa. There’s a special place in every child’s heart for their grandparents, regardless of their moniker (gram and gramps, mimi and papa, or granny and goo goo); if their relationship to dear old gram and gramps is traditional or non-traditional; or if they get to see them every day or once a year.

To officially recognize this one-of-a-kind relationship and give grandparents the recognition they deserve, Congress passed legislation in 1978 proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. This year National Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 9.

Here are a few simple Grandparents Day gift ideas that you may want to keep in mind as Grandparents Day nears to celebrate the grandparents in your life:

Flowers - Nothing says “I love you” quite like a beautiful and aromatic bouquet of flowers. Since Grandparents Day falls near the autumn season, perhaps consider a more non-traditional bouquet complete with sunflowers, chrysanthemums, roses, or lilies in vibrant fall colors.

Handprint or Footprint Memento - Help grandma and grandpa preserve those little hands and feet with a Little Prints Handprint and Footprint Kit for newborns, babies, and toddlers from BKeepsakes.com. Whether you have a newborn, a baby, or a toddler, this is the perfect gift for the loving grandparent in your life. As we all know, precious little hands and feet grow all too quickly, but you will always remember how small they once were when you have their little prints.


Painted Canvas Tote - Aside from moms and dads, who carries around tons of stuff? Grandparents, that’s who. Make sure they’re toting around all of their treasures in style with a tote decorated by their loving grandchildren. Grab yourself some fabric paint and a simple white tote bag, and let the kiddos go nuts. Everybody will love it. Here are a few more tips via Hobbycraft.com.

Decorated Picture Frame - Everyone has tons of adorable photos of their little ones lurking on their phone. Choose your favorite photo, print it, and purchase a picture frame with the help of your kiddos. Gather an array of decorative items like ribbons, craft tape, seashells, or even toilet paper rolls, and get crafty. Check out this blog post via HGTV for some more design inspiration.

A Basket of Goodies - Who doesn’t love a basket of goodies? Simply head to the store and get an array of goodies for nana and gramps. You can fill a basket with snacks, books, gift cards, crossword puzzles, coffees, teas, or anything else that you know they’ll love. Simply adorn the goody basket with a lovely ribbon and homemade card from the kiddos, and they’ll be in seventh heaven.

Grandparents are special people that deserve celebration. Make sure you express your love and gratitude for the grandparents in your life on Grandparents Day with a thoughtful gift that shows them just how much they mean to you and your family.


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