Whether they are your parents or your partner’s parents, your children’s grandparents are likely to play a huge role in their lives. Along with stepping in to babysit from time to time, they also offer general emotional support when it comes to navigating through the parenting journey.
With Christmas coming soon, you might feel inspired to spoil them with a few thoughtful gifts that they will treasure for a long time to come. Here are a few ideas:
A T-Shirt Blanket
Do you have some of your kids’ old t-shirts stashed away in the garage for safe keeping? Now there is a use for them! Simply send them through to Myt-shirtblanket.com and they can be transformed into a cozy t-shirt blanket, which can then be given as a gift.
You have the option to choose from a classic t-shirt blanket or a double-sided t-shirt blanket. Baby blankets are also available.
A Photo Gift
There are countless companies out there that specialize in custom photo gifts. Select a few of your favorite photographs of your kids, as well as a few of them with their grandparents, and have them preserved in a stunning photo frame.
There are lots of opportunities to get creative too – for example, you could invest in a whimsical family tree frame or have a clock, some cushions, or a chopping board made with a special photograph as the background. There are custom photo gifts for every budget.
An Engraved Piece of Jewelry
A beautiful ring, necklace, or a classic watch engraved with their grandchildren’s names makes for a treasured keepsake that they can enjoy and appreciate every single day. Another wonderful option if you wish to go down the jewelry route is to invest in a locket or a pocket watch and have a picture of the kids nestled inside.
Sometimes, the most thoughtful gifts are those that the kids make themselves at home for the grandparents that they are so fond of. There are so many different kids’ homemade Christmas gift ideas on the internet, so take some time to sift through them to find one that you know their grandparents will love. Here are a few examples:
- Clay handprint or footprint Christmas decorations
- DIY photo pendant necklaces
- Homemade hand scrub or body lotion
- Painted and laminated bookmarks
- Fingerprint keychains
- Paper mache bowls
Ask your kids to write a sweet letter from the heart to each of their grandparents. Older kids can even try their hand at writing a poem. This is a good option if they do not live close by as it can then be mailed or scanned through to them. Letters can be included with another gift for grandparents who live in the same town as you do.
There are so many different and creative ways in which to make sure your children’s grandparents feel loved and appreciated this festive season. After everything that they do and the amount of unconditional love that they give, it is safe to say that they deserve the extra effort!