14 Best Holiday Gifts Ideas for Grandparents of 2019

The 14 Best Holiday Gifts for Grandparents

October 16, 2019

The 14 Best Holiday Gifts for Grandparents

The 14 Best Holiday Gifts for Grandparents
The 14 Best Holiday Gifts for Grandparents

Whether it’s a last-minute babysitter, a home-cooked meal or an extra helping of dessert, there’s no denying it—grandparents are pretty awesome. And the holiday season is the perfect time to remind grandma and grandpa just how amazing they truly are. Even though we’re pretty sure most grandparents would be over the moon about any gift their grandkids gave them, here are 14 thoughtful ideas that go the extra mile.

Snail Mail

Handwritten letters aren’t just fun—they also make cherished keepsakes. This pen pal kit uses prompts, lists and other activities to keep kids and grandparents connected whether 10 miles or 10 states stand in between them.

Foolproof Photo Sharing

It’s easy to take hundreds of pictures of your kids. But remembering to share them? That’s another story. Tinybeans makes family photo sharing on any device easy for all tech levels (we promise!) and is a great way to give grandparents a peek into what their favorite kids are up to each day.

One of a Kind

Grandkids hold a special place in grandparents’ hearts even if they’re far away. This custom map art reminds them that they’re always surrounded by their grandchildren’s love, no matter where they live.

Tell Their Story

Preserving family stories is important, but it’s not always easy. This memory book, filled with fill-in-the-blanks, prompts and even space for mementos, is the perfect place for grandma and grandpa to record information about their past and about family traditions.

Grandparent Fave

A digital photo frame may not be the most creative gift idea, but we promise it will be one of the most loved. This 8-inch frame can shuffle up to 10,000 photos, and it’s ready to go right out of the box. Users rave about the uncomplicated setup and how easy it is to use.

Love All Year

Lots of families make annual photo calendars for grandparent holiday gifts, and we couldn’t be more on board. They’re endlessly customizable, easy to make and are sure to bring a big smile to any grandparent every day of the year.

One Gift, 365 Days

This gift will take a bit of work on your end, but we think it’s worth every (literal) second. 1 Second Everyday is an app that makes it easy to capture a second of your day, 365 days running. As the year comes to a close, you’re left with your very own “movie” of the past year—and what grandparents wouldn’t want tickets to that?

The Modern Family Tree

Even if grandma and grandpa aren’t genealogy buffs, learning about your family’s history is pretty fascinating. This kit makes it simple and covers over 1,000 geographic regions, making it the most comprehensive genetic ancestry breakdown on the market.

A Sweet Treat

You know grandparents aren’t listening when it comes to limiting their grandkids’ desserts—so you may as well help them take it up a notch or two! This cookbook takes everyday cookie recipes to the next level in flavor, variety and creativity. Here’s to hoping you get to taste test.

Served with Love

You’re going to need somewhere to put all of those freshly baked cookies! We love the playful design of this serving platter (which also doubles as a cake plate) and think it deserves a spot on every holiday cookie table.

Holiday Keepsake

Make the grandparents smile each holiday season with this personalized ceramic ornament. It’s a great way to remind grandma or grandpa just how much they are loved.

A Life Well Loved

Grandparents are at the heart of many families. Thank them for the life they’ve built with this simple, beautiful word sign just right for an entryway or a family room.

In Your Own Words

Make storytime with grandma and grandpa extra special, even if they can’t be there in person. This recordable book lets you record yourself reading each page. We promise it will quickly become a bedtime favorite.

Outdoor Fun

Lots of grandparents like to garden, especially when the grandkids are involved. This wooden gardening bed has plenty of space for planting and, thanks to its raised construction, is easy on the back and knees.

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