Are you looking for a few great gifts for Grandma? For a 75th Birthday? Mother’s Day? Christmas or other special occasion?
Below are 5 Great Gifts for Grandma that go beyond the silk scarf, flowers or book. They are gift ideas with a personal touch, given with love and certain to move her deeply.
These gifts for Grandma can be given collectively as a family or individually.
~ Gifts for Grandma ~
- A Favorite Photo Framed
Does Grandma have a favorite photo tucked away somewhere? From her wedding day? Of her parents or herself as a child? If the photo is in poor condition or too small to properly display, have it digitally restored, enlarged and reprinted on archival (acid free) paper. For an extra special touch, make a copy for the entire family. When presenting the gift, be sure to have her tell the story behind the photo.
- A Drive Down Memory Lane
Take a leisurely drive or walk through the neighborhood Grandma grew up in and let her recount her memories. If the whole family comes along, rent a van or a bus and distribute a written itinerary featuring the highlights. Make an afternoon of it and stop at her favorite neighborhood restaurant for a family lunch or dinner.
- Spend Day Going Through Old photos
While most Grandmothers are the keepers of the old family photos, many lack the technical skills to preserve and distribute them. Give Grandma the gift of a family day together going through the old photos, labeling, organizing and learning the stories behind them. Then scan them so they can be preserved and distributed in a digital format.
- An Appreciation Book
Ask family members to list five things they appreciate most about Grandma. Maybe it’s her chocolate brownies, her hugs or her birthday cards. Collect the lists and put them together in a book. Add photos for an extra special touch. When presenting the book, have each family member read their list. Out-of-towners can read their list via Skype.
- Capture Her Life Story
For a truly special gift, capture her life story, family history and life lessons in a book, on audio tape or in a Legacy Video for the family to know and celebrate. You can either do it yourself or hire a professional. Knowing her story will be passed on for generations is gift certain to touch her deeply.
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