Grandparents play an important role in your child’s life. Initially, they are like their playmates, someone who listens to them, or pampers them the most. Sometimes, they can also be their ‘partner in crime’ in a fun way. Kids go them with their wishlist, tantrums, stories and experiences, when parents are not there. They perceive them as their friend, rather than adults.
This love and affection is reciprocated by grandparents too. To them, their grandchildren are like a fresh breath of happiness and energy in their old age. They love spending time with their grandchildren, and staying close to them.. Since grandparents pamper their grandchildren with a lot of gifts, with or without occasion, it would be nice if the children also reciprocate these gifts to make their grandparents feel special.
So, if you are in a dilemma on how to help your child choose a gift for their grandparents, then here are some cool and classy ideas.
This is probably the best kind of gift for grandparents. They would love personalized calendars with family pictures, photo collages. You can also make a scrapbook or collage of their pictures – probably some old ones before they became parents and grandparents. You can also get your grandpa a coffee mug with his name or your grandma a personalized pair of slippers.
Your grandpa might be an avid reader, so get him a book or your grandma might love baking, so you can get her a cookbook or a baking set. Basically, you can gift them something to get busy with their hobbies again like gardening, photography, knitting or anything that they enjoy – help them get back in touch with the things they used t love doing.
A Little Bit Of Fun:
You can make their lives a bit more fun by gifting them some dance class or aerobics or yoga class together. Or probably their favourite magazine subscription, or something you can do together – like puzzles.
Staying In Touch:
If your grandparents are away from you, then you can gift them a digicam or something to keep in touch through Skype. You can also make some handmade gifts and choose to deliver in person. Paintings or cards made by their grandchildren are like precious valuables for grandparents.
Something For Their Comfort:
If you are planning something big then one of the best gifts can be a comfortable and cozy recliner for them. You can also get a foot massager or a massage pillow. These will surely help them relax and enjoy their time together. They will bless you with a smile, while they sit and relax on it.
Giving your wise old grandparents a gift is not just about finding the perfect memento, it is about giving them a memory to cherish as well. What’s important at this stage in their lives is that they have something that they can enjoy. Grandparents will love anything their grandchildren gift them, because more than the monetary value, they will appreciate their efforts, love and care. So, next time you have to gift your grandparents, try something out-of-the-box and quirky for a change.