Gifts for grandparents who have everything. Ideas for gifts for grandma or grandpa for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, and more. These gifts would also be perfect for parents too!
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Do you have grandparents who have everything they could ever want? It’s SO HARD to buy for them! It’s so hard when you want to get them something meaningful, but can’t find something that won’t just clutter up their homes. I know my parents are both trying to cut down on what they have so I try to be careful to only send them things they want or can use. Every year I try to think of new and unique ideas for them. Sometimes I buy the items, sometimes I make them.
Here are some of my favorite gifts for grandparents who have everything.
Gifts for Grandparents Who Have Everything
1. Grandparent Journals: These journals are really cool. They’re guided journals so they give grandma or grandpa some fun questions to answer about their lives. Eventually they could be passed down to the grand kids. This is something I wish my grandma had done for us, but her sister wrote a book, which I own, about their lives growing up- so it’s almost the same thing.
It’s so neat to read about how another generation was raised, the trouble they got into, their joys, and their pains.
Click the banner below to make your own on the Ravensburger website!
3. Art Frame: THESE ARE SO AWESOME. Such a great idea and perfect for storing lots of children’s art. You can swap out the art work in the frame regularly, without the hassle of taking the frame off the wall.
5. Digital Picture Frame: These new digital picture frames are NOT the digital frames of a previous era. We bought my dad and in-laws the one below, a Nixplay. It’s setup so you can email photos to family members with the frame or use an app to share to their frame. I love to surprise them with new pictures to their frame.
7. Family Portraits with the Grandparents: If you live near the grandparents, arrange to have a professional photographer take photos of them with the grand kids. This is such a special gift. You can get the photos printed or put on mugs and other items for gifts.
Live in Maryland? My friend Jody takes BEAUTIFUL photos. She runs Jody McKinley Photography in Howard County, MD (Columbia).
You can also take your own photos and get prints made up too. Here are some pictures that I took for my husband, dad, and father-in-law one year, some information on the DSLR camera that I used for a while to make photography better/easier (although today’s phones take pretty amazing photos too), and you can try Craftsy Unlimited (Get a 7 day FREE trial on Craftsy Unlimited) and take lots of photography courses on there if you want to learn how to take fabulous photos.
8. Photo Frames: Newly pregnant or just had a baby? These are cute frames for showing ultrasound scans!
9. Photo Flip Book: These are really cool and easy to make.
|Photo Flip Book|
10. Photo Mouse Pad: You can make your own photo mouse pad using a yoga mat.
11. Hand Print Dish Towels: This is a more personalized gift for grandparents. Add your child’s handprints to dish towels! No sewing involved.
|Hand Print Dish Towels|
12. Grocery Tote Bags from Grandchild: This year’s Father’s Day gift idea was to let my sons create personalized grocery tote bags for his Pop (my father-in-law, my dad doesn’t grocery shop).
|Father’s Day Craft and Review: Personalized Tote Bags|
13. Tower Garden: Moving away from the photo and kid-related gifts, we got a Garden Tower 2 this year for fruits and vegetables. It would be perfect for a grandma or grandpa who loves to garden, but is starting to have a hard time kneeling in a garden bed to weed or who doesn’t have the space for a ground garden. You can fit up to 50 plants in one tower and the best part is that it spins so you can weed or water it sitting down. Just rotate the tower toward you as you work.
14. Wine (or beer): If they’re a beer or wine lover, you could try a subscription service for wine delivery (or beer), or just pick up a few bottles for them locally. Winc is one service that delivers wine… it’s the only one I’ve tried, but it was easy and affordable wine. Click below for the coupon code.
16. Meal Service: Who doesn’t look to be cooked for? Or shopped for. Eating healthy is HARD. You could send them a gift card to Blue Apron if they don’t mind cooking, but want food delivered to their door with easy recipe cards to follow.
17. Cards! Don’t forget a card! I’ve got a couple nice cards I’ve done. The photo cards I made for Christmas, but you could make your own photo cards for other holidays as well.
|Cards for Everyone|
|Father’s Day Cards|