10 Best Gift Ideas for Grandparents on Grandparents Day

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It’s the best time of year to celebrate grandparents and all they do for our families. With our crazy busy lives, stopping to think about what to gift can be stressful. So, to help make your life easier, we at Holiday Traditions have compiled for you a list of 10 gift ideas that any grandparent would love! Use one idea or more than one depending on your time, needs and the ages of your children.

Personalized Ornament

One of my favorite gifts for grandparents is a personalized ornament. It’s something they will cherish for years to come. Grandma and grandpa will be able to look at their personalized ornament every year when the tree is up, reminding them how loved they are! If you know the type of interests they have, find something to do with that! This is a really thoughtful idea , especially if the family may not be able to get close enough in person. At Holiday Traditions, we have traditional options as well as a vast array of hobbies to celebrate your special Grandparent/s. Personalize your gift with a message, a name and date.

Personalized Tabletop Decor

One of the best ways to make grandparents feel special is by giving them personalized tabletop decor. They can look at it any time of year and remember how loved they are! You could also get something for their home that matches their style or interests- this way you’re making more than just a gift; you have an entire decoration plan. Use items from the house, or purchase some in your local craft store. If you want to give them something they can use, try a personalized cookie cutter or measuring spoons.

One thing is for sure, your grandparent/s always deserve an extra special gift! We at Holiday Traditions offer tabletop centerpieces with the ability to add names of all the grandkids, which is certain to be talking point at get togethers. Select styles can be customized with up to twelve names.

Family Ornament for Grandparents Day

Every family has a story. With each generation that passes, every family creates a history of memories. Why not celebrate the family’s history with a personalized family ornament? Create or order grandparents day personalized gifts that tell the story of your grandparents, from their marriage to grandchildren and beyond. You’ll love giving back to grandparents in this way! You can find personalized grandparents day family ornaments at various stores depending on the type of design you want, whether it is traditional or modern. We at Holiday Traditions offer family ornaments that can feature up to twelve names. We provide beautiful designs available in all shapes and sizes with plenty of space to personalize.

New Granddaughter or Grandson Personalized Ornament

A new baby is always a reason to celebrate and grandparents are no exception. A personalized new baby ornament with the grandparents’ names is a perfect way to commemorate this happy occasion for years to come. Your grandparent/s will gush with pride when they receive this gift, which is a beautiful reminder of the love and joy it is to be a grandparent. At Holiday Traditions we offer adorable options for baby girl and boy. Add that extra special touch by placing baby’s name, a year or the birth year.


Photo Frame Ornament

Grandma and Grandpa love to show off their grandkids. A photo frame is the perfect gift for grandparents day and it can be personalized with names and a date. I recommend Holiday Traditions Ornament Frames. They are high quality poly-resin with an easel back so you it can be used all year. This is an excellent gift for grandparents who have moved away, grandparents without children or grandchildren, grandparents whose kids are grown up, or grandparents living in retirement homes and is a great conversation starter. Here are some recommended styles from Holiday Traditions.


Personalized Magnet

Another winning idea for grandparents day is a personalized magnet. Personalized magnets are a great gift because grandparents always want to put the latest pictures of their grandkids on the fridge. With a little creativity, you can transform a personalized ornament into an awesome magnet that can be displayed at home, work, or even grandparents’ favorite restaurant. All you have to do is simply remove the hanging ribbon and adhere magnetic tape from any local craft store to the back of the ornament and there you have it, a keepsake that will be treasured for many years to come! Here are some recommended styles from Holiday Traditions.



Who doesn’t love little handprints? They’re so simple, yet they have the power to bring grandparents back through history and remember their grandchildren at each stage of development. You can use a variety of options to bring your idea to life. Choose from construction paper, decorative wood for a sign, a t-shirt or perhaps a kid friendly cement.

I personally have used non toxic paint and decorative wood that you can get for any local craft store. From there, create something fun using your child’s hands such as fish or flowers. Here’s how to get started: Paint the piece of wood if needed and let it dry. Then paint your child’s hand to create hand prints. Wash and dry their hands. You can then move on to use different color paints for other details such as flowers or whatever they want. Show grandparents their grandchildren are capable of creating adorable crafty masterpieces that can be enjoyed any time of year.



What grandparent doesn’t love to read to their grandchild? Storybooks are a great way to make grandparents feel special and loved. There are a lot of storybook options out there for grandparents day, so don’t worry if you can’t decide on just one. You can even opt to create a personal storybook that will have grandma and grandpa’s names along with the grandkids. This will certainly be a hit in any home as your little ones cuddle up next to grandma or grandpa to read their new favorite storybook together all about them!

Some of my favorite storybook options for Grandparent’s Day are he classics like Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland, The Giving Tree, and James and the Giant Peach.


Personal Letter to Grandparents

What do grandparents absolutely love? Getting letters from their grandkids! If your child is old enough to write, they can write a personal thank you note, letter or even a poem. This is an opportunity for your child to express their feelings and gratitude in a way that will always stay with their grandparents. The letter or note doesn’t have to be long or perfect, it should simply reflect how much their grandparents are loved and appreciated. You can opt to buy speciality paper, blank or decorative stationery at any craft store or simply use colored construction paper. No matter the style, your grandparents will absolutely melt when they receive this very special and personal gift.


Quality Time

Nothing quite compares to quality time with your grandparents. The memories of grandparents day are made up of these special moments that you can cherish for a lifetime—and they’re all yours! Now that I am older and have kids of my own, I can still remember all the wonderful moments I spent with just my grandma and grandpa. Gifts are great, but creating memories from quality time are moments that cannot be forgotten or lost.

Some of my favorite quality time ideas include: Share your favorite story with them, and have grandparents read it to their grandchildren one more time. Plan an outing together, have a picnic or take in a live performance. Maybe try a painting/craft class or dance class. My fondest memories are my grandma and I cooking together in her kitchen. Her memory lives on each time I cook one of her famous recipes for my family

These are just some of the creative and heartfelt ways to make your grandparents feel loved on their special day. No matter what gift you choose for this Grandparent’s Day, it’s sure to be something they will love because it came from the heart. If your kids are old enough, share these ideas with them. Children love when mom and dad provide them with the option to choose for themselves. They will feel “big” when they are able to pick their special gift for grandma and grandpa. One last thing to note, never forget that any day is a great day to stop by or pick up the phone to say “Hi!” and “I love you!” to Grandma and Grandpa.


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