Inside: The perfect personalized craft ideas and easy gifting options to show the grandparents in your life how much they mean to you this Grandparent’s Day!
Grandparents Day is Almost Here
They’re the special people that mean so much to you and your children. They’re the ones that love you and your children unconditionally. The first to celebrate all the victories, big and small. They remember your kids on ALL the holidays, no matter how big or small.
It seems only fitting that along with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, grandparents also get their own special day to be celebrated for all that they do and for all that they are in the family. This Grandparent’s day is set for the second Sunday in September. This year, it falls on September 8th.
Whether you’re reading this in the lazy days of summer, trying to get ahead of the curve—or reading last minute—there are plenty of great gift ideas that will make the Grandparents in your family feel appreciated and loved.
The craft ideas are also the perfect way to have some fun and beat the heat during the dog days of Summer—fast approaching from mid-July to the beginning of the school year.
These gifts are best kept simple
Why? Gifts that aren’t simple tend to be pushed to the side, and then forgotten about. My perfectionistic side knows this all-too-well. Life is crazy, but you totally got this! Especially with my super cute and fun list of gift ideas for you to choose from!
A Coffee Mug
This a very simple and cute way to surprise them and acknowledge them on their day for the great grandparents they are. It’ll bring a smile to their face day-after-day as they indulge in their morning cup of coffee.
You can be as basic (not in a bad way) as these “Best Grandma/Grandpa Ever.” mugs from Amazon (especially if you’re reading this last minute. Or personalize it a bit. Some ideas are pictures in or on a mug or hand painting a mug at a pottery shop.
An Artwork Frame
I love how the one pictured below allows you to store 50 pictures in the frame. We have 3 of these in our house!
It’s a PERFECT way to save the cute artwork your child brings home from school, and then share the joy with their biggest fans. This is truly a gift that keeps on giving.
Handprint and/ or Footprint Art
With moms, dads and grandparents, you’re pretty much guaranteed two thumbs up with anything that involves children’s handprints. I love this idea SO much that I’ve created a whole Pinterest board for it that I’m constantly adding to. You can check it out below. There are so many creative ideas from so many talented pinners & bloggers, there is bound to be one that’s perfect for you and your family! Let me know which ideas you like best!
Framed picture or Photo Book
A picture has a magical quality. Like a portal to the past—taking you right back into that special moment.
Or a book to commemorate a fun trip or vacation together. My children created these custom picture frames using materials from the Dollar Tree. They had SO much fun finger-painting and creating their works of art.
As an added bonus, they got to play in the sprinkler to help wash away the mess!
Photo books are great too. You can make them as simple, or as involved, as you choose. Checkout sites like Groupon, where there is almost always a special running on a phonebook from one company or another. Here are some great companies to check out:
Who doesn’t LOVE homemade cookies?! You can check this off your list of fun ways to bond with your kids, while also creating a tasty surprise for Grandma and Grandpa.
Package it up in a decorative box with a cute little saying, or a picture of your children making the cookies on top! Check out my Pinterest board for ideas and inspiration here.
So, whether you have a lot of time and are able to hand-deliver your gift OR you’re down to the wire and needing it to ship quick, your covered with a few great ideas that are bound to make your children’s grandparents feel as special and appreciated as they are!
This Grandparent’s Day, show them how much they’re loved by gifting them the perfect thing just for them.
“Grandparents make the world… a little softer, a little kinder, [and] a little warmer.” — Unknown