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Fabulous Gift Ideas for Grandparents & Parents

April 27, 2022

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Grandparents and parents can be SO HARD to find gifts for. So often it feels like they have everything. This list of gift ideas for grandparents from the adults or the kids is full of awesome ideas for any special occasion!

gift ideas for parents and grandparents

Finding the perfect gift for the parents and grandparents in our lives can be SO HARD. So often they don't want a ton of extra stuff, and if they do want something they just buy it!  But this list of gift ideas is full of awesome ideas from either you or the grandchildren. These thoughtful gifts range from sentimental to super helpful and there is something in here that will make even the pickiest grandma or grandpa (or mom or dad) happy!

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Fabulous Gift Ideas for Grandparents and Parents

iMemoriesIf your parents or grandparents are the sentimental type that have tons of old family photos, film, VHS tapes, negatives, etc., the absolute best thing you can get them is iMemories. Millions of people have old photos, film, VHS tapes, negatives, and more sitting around slowly fading and degrading away. Unfortunately, these memories can’t be easily shared and eventually, they’ll eventually disintegrate (literally). iMemories turns home movies and photos into a digital format. Then they can be enjoyed on modern devices like Nana's iphone, or Papa's computer and even on their TV. It also helps get rid of clutter! A thumb drive takes up a lot less space than boxes of photos and videotapes. iMemories is the original digitizing company. They give you a free quote, free shipping, and free image enhancements.

Name Bar Necklace– I don't know any grandmothers or mothers that wouldn't love this gift to show off the names of their kids or grandkids! Personalized jewelry is so popular and these make such perfect keepsakes.

pesonalized bar necklace for grandparents

Personalized Heart Map– This is such a sweet gift to share with any parent or grandparent that lives far away but needs a reminder of how much you love them. Totally customizable, this is such a meaningful gift.

map art for grandparents

Collapsible Crates– Let's face it, parents are always toting things around for their kids. These collapsible crates are sturdy enough to hold things still in a trunk and light enough to carry around as needed.  It's also perfect for loading grandparents up with necessities when they want to spend time with their grandkids :) I love that they lay flat for easy storage when you aren't using them!

collapsible insta crate

Kid Quote Custom Wall Art– I have to admit it–this is one of the best gift ideas for grandparents and parents I have ever seen. You know all those HILARIOUS things your kids say?!  Now you can have their adorable quotes turned into art.  A perfect gift for proud grandparents and parents alike!

quote art for grandparents

Roomba Robotic Vacuum Cleaner– After wanting one of these FOR YEARS, I finally bought one on Amazon Prime Day. And it's every bit as fabulous as I thought it would be. The fact that my house is getting vacuumed while I am doing something else is a SOLID win in my book. If you have young kids and/or pets (we have both), put this on the VERY TOP of your Christmas gift wish list this year. And even if your adult parents don't have to clean up after you anymore, they will appreciate not having to vacuum as often (especially when the grandkids visit)!


Customized Photo Calendar– Everyone needs a calendar, so why not create a beautiful calendar full of fabulous family photos for your loved one? Then family memories can be cherished from January through December!

photo calendar for grandparents

Be Present Box– I'll admit it. I spend too much time on my phone, as do many parents and grandparents.  Remind them to be present and spend time with family by giving them this gorgeous “be present” box to put their phones in.

be present phone box

Gallery Monogram Pillow– I don't think parents and grandparents love anything more than seeing their favorite photos of their kids and grandkids.  And now you can have their favorite photos printed on a pillow for them!

photo pillow for grandparents

Mother & Daughter Letter Book Set–  Basically a very cool interactive journal, this letter book kit is meant for mothers and daughters to share. It is a nostalgic set of 40 cards that are meant to be sent, shared and treasured until the very last envelope is sealed. There are hundreds of personal prompts that encourage you to share bits of your personality that your family members otherwise wouldn't see. Once you finish them, the cards find their way back into the secret pockets of the book. This book is a fabulous way to honor your bond with your mother. So SWEET!

mother daughter book

Wood Sign for Grandmother– I LOVE this custom sign for grandmothers!  You can customize it so that it displays whatever term of endearment your kids call their grandmother. So fun for Mother's Day or Grandparent's Day.

wooden grandmother sign

Fleece Photo Blanket– A warm and cozy blanket with family photos on it…need I say more?! This is one of the best products for the grandparents who have everything!

fleece photo blanket

Personalized Canoe Family Print– Now this is my personal favorite of the gift ideas for grandparents. A colorful cast of characters custom-designed to look like your family paddles along in a cozy canoe built for 2-14. You can choose hair and skin color to match your family and even your family pet can join you!

personalized family drawing

Cool Grandpa T-Shirt– What awesome granddad wouldn't love this shirt?  It's one of best I have seen–not too cutesy and a nostalgic style. This is one shirt that won't go in the drawer, never to be seen again. All grandpas will be proud to wear this!

cool grandpa tee shirt

Easy Change Artwork Frame– These super clever easy change artwork frames allow parents and grandparents to display the endless works of art from their little ones!  It's easy to change the art out as often as they want–just open the door and slide the new picture into the front pocket. Each frame also includes a compartment behind the picture to store about 50 more pictures!  No more cluttered refrigerators with magnets and artwork!

easy open frame for grandparents

Blue Apron Gift Card– I'm not sure anything says “I love you” better than having the ingredients for full meals delivered to someone who loves to cook, but doesn't always have time to grocery shop for the perfect ingredients. You can purchase 2-person or family meals and have them delivered for 1 week, 2 weeks or 4 weeks. This is one of my favorite gift ideas for grandparents and parents (hint, hint–if any of my loved ones are reading this, I would LOVE this for Christmas)!

blue apron gift card

Grandparent Mug Set– These are hands down the most gorgeous grandparent mugs I have ever seen.  There is no doubt the recipients of these mugs will feel extra special! Also, this would be such a fun way to surprise your parents that they are being promoted to grandparents!

grandma and grandpa mugs

That's it friends!  Aren't those some fabulous gift ideas for grandparents and parents?  Anything you have found that I should add to the list?

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  1. Those mugs are really cool! My grandparents will definitely love it! The gallery monogram pillow is very lovely. These are great ideas Tasha. Thanks for sharing them. I made my own list of gift ideas for seniors too and I put emphasis on giving practical gifts like smartphones, tablets, key finder or talking alarm clock. Seniors are actually more receptive to technologies now. Besides, these gadgets can make their lives easier and can keep them safe too.

  2. […] for grandparents are the most difficult for me.  But this is gift guide has unique […]

  3. Sarah says:

    These are great ideas, thanks for sharing! I’ll definitely be using your guide for inspiration this Christmas. Now off to check out some more of your posts… :-)

  4. Lidia says:

    Tasha!! I’m loving your lists! (I’ll be starting my shopping this week and using them as my guides!) BIG thank you!!!

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