Are you looking for a truly special gift for a grandparent? One that goes beyond the latest gadget, coffee table book, scarf or wallet?
For a gift that is certain to move them deeply, check out the 5 great Gifts for Grandparents listed below.
These 5 gifts for grandparents vary in time and cost and can be given by one person or collectively as a family.
~ Gifts for Grandparents ~
- A Favorite Photo Framed
Does Grandma or Grandpa have a favorite photo tucked away somewhere? Of themselves as a child? Their parents or grandparents? Their siblings? If the photo is in poor condition or too small to display, have it digitally restored, reprinted on archival paper and framed. When presenting the framed photo as a gift, ask them to share the story behind it.
- Stroll Down Memory Lane
Take a leisurely drive or stroll through the neighborhood where your grandparent grew up. Ask them to share stories and favorite memories of their childhood. If the whole family comes along, rent a van and provide a written itinerary with the history and highlights. Enjoy a meal at their favorite neighborhood restaurant to cap off the special day.
- Make an Appreciation Book
Ask family members to list five things they appreciate most about the grandparent. Maybe it’s their sense of humor, stories or cooking. Collect the lists and put them 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.
- Organizing their Photos
While most Grandparents are the keepers of the old family photos, many lack the technical skills to preserve and distribute them. Give your grandparents the gift of a day spent going through the old photos together. Label, organize and discover the stories and family history behind them. Finally, scan them so they can be preserved and distributed in a digital format.
- Record His Life Story
For a truly special gift, capture their life story in a book, on audio tape or in a Video Biography (or Video Memoir). You can either do it yourself or hire a professional. Either way, knowing their story will be preserved and shared for years to come is a gift that is certain to touch them deeply.
Do you have a gift idea to add to the Gifts for Grandparents list? Share it in the comment section below so others can discover more great gifts for grandparents!
Give your grandparent the gift of a lifetime by capturing their life story and family history for your family to know!
Here at Family Line Video, we produce Video Biographies, 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 sharing their life story and memories – a gift your family will treasure for years to come.
To learn more about capturing your grandparent’s life story, visit us at FamilyLineVideo.com.
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