Are you looking for a few great gifts for Grandpa? For an upcoming birthday, Father’s Day, Christmas or even Retirement?
Below are 5 great gifts for Grandpa that go beyond the latest gadget, best seller WWII book or trendy wallet. These are gifts that will move him deeply, ones he is certain to remember and comment on for years to come.
These gifts for grandpa vary in time and cost and can be given either collectively as a family or by one person. Which one will you give?
~ Gifts for Grandpa ~
- A Favorite Photo Framed
Does Grandpa have a favorite photo tucked away somewhere? Of himself as a young boy? His parents or grandparents at a holiday dinner? His siblings playing in the back yard? If the photo is in poor condition or too small to display, have it digitally restored, enlarged, reprinted on archival paper and framed. When presenting the framed photo as a gift, ask him to share the story behind it.
- A Stroll Down Memory Lane
Take a leisurely drive or stroll through the neighborhood where Grandpa grew up and let him recount his memories. If the whole family comes along, rent a van and hand out a written itinerary with the history and highlights. Enjoy a meal at his favorite neighborhood restaurant to cap off the special day.
- An Appreciation Book
Ask family members to list five things they appreciate most about Grandpa. Maybe it’s his anecdotes, jokes or the sound of his laugh. Gather the lists together in a book. Add photos for an extra special touch. When presenting the book, have each person read from their list with the out-of-towners reading their part over the phone or via Skype.
- Organize His Photos
While most Grandparents are the keepers of the old family photos, many lack the technical skills to preserve and distribute them. Give Grandpa the gift of a day spent going through the old photos together, labeling, organizing and learning about the stories and family history behind them. Then scan them so they can be preserved and distributed in a digital format.
- Record His Life Story
For a truly special gift for grandpa, capture his life story, family history and memories in a book, on audio tape or in a Legacy Video. You can either do it yourself or hire a professional. Either way, knowing his life story will be shared for generations to come is a gift certain to touch him deeply.
These 5 gifts for grandpa are ones that are sure to make him smile. If you have a favorite gift idea to share, post it in the comment section below for others to see!
~ Legacy Videos ~
Give Grandpa the gift of a lifetime by capturing his life story, family history and life lessons for your family to know!
Here at Family Line Video we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memoirs that weave a filmed interview together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia. The result is a beautiful “Moving Portrait” capturing your loved one as they recount their life story and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.
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