When it comes to getting gifts for the grandparents from the grandkids, there’s nothing better than adding that personalised touch to make it more sentimental. A gift that the children can be a part of creating and personalising makes it that bit more extra special and is sure to be cherished by grandparents for years to come. Here are some gift ideas that you can personalise with the kids.
A Personalised Plant Pot
If the grandparents are green-fingered and like their gardening, then a personalised plant pot is a perfect idea. Choose their favourite plant or flower to pot inside, and then get creative with the personalisation. Get the kids to crack the paints out and decorate the pot. Perhaps they can do handprints, or if they are slightly older they can paint a beautiful picture around the side of the pot. They could even write their own special message on one side. This doesn’t have to be expensive but adding that extra personalised touch makes it a gift that will be gratefully received by grandparents.
There’s no better way to look back on cherished memories than creating a photo book for grandparents. Creating photo books is easy, and you can upload all the photos that you have taken of the grandchildren. It’s a great way of sharing memories of holidays or time they’ve spent with the kids. If grandparents don’t live particularly close by, then it’s a great way of keeping them informed of everything the kids have been up to. You could create one every year for Christmas so that they get a chance to see photos of the grandchildren, even if they are not on social media.
If you have older children, why not get them to write their own stories featuring themselves and their grandparents? It could be a made-up adventure or a retelling of a favourite day out they’ve spent together. They could also even illustrate the story with drawings or photos. You can either give it to them as is or even get it printed professionally as an actual book. They can then read it to the children whenever they visit!
Imagine receiving a box of all your favourite things. You could create a hamper for the grandparents containing their favourite tea bags, a great new book to snuggle up with, some warm fluffy socks, perhaps their favourite biscuits or chocolate bar, as well as drawings or paintings from the kids. Think of all the things they would love to use or have when relaxing for an afternoon, and put all these things in a hamper for them, along with a handmade card. It is sure to bring a smile to their faces when opening everything up.
So next time you need to choose a gift for a grandparent before you head to the shops, have a think and see if there is something you can add your own personalised touch to making it extra special. Have a go at creating one of the ideas above and get the children involved.
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Lucy Clarke