Framed Story Starter Photo Poster at Pinhole Press : Holiday Gifts for Grandparents | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Oh how we love finding ideas for those treasured keepsake grandparent gifts for the holidays each year. We hope you love each of these sweet, sentimental gifts that let them know how much you love them. Regardless of how often they babysit. (Though that does warrant a few extra candy canes in our book.)

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Framed Story Starter Photo Poster

Every grandparent loves framed photos of the kids, but it’s made sweeter with this kit that comes with multiple mats for the kids to decorate themselves. | 20% off with code COOL

$49.99, Pinhole Press

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Personalized Silver + 18k Heart Medallion Charm at Heart and Stone Jewelry : Holiday Gifts for Grandparents | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Silver + 18k Heart Medallion Charm

Stunning keepsake holiday gift for the grandma with a lot of grandkids…and a lot of love in her heart.

$225+, Heart and Stone Jewelry

Bushel and a Peck Pillow at Nana New Handmade : Holiday Gifts for Grandparents | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Bushel and a Peck Pillow

Aw, any grandparents who ever sang their kids to sleep with these lyrics will love this.

$36, Nana New Handmade

My Life Story So Far at Uncommon Goods : Holiday Gifts for Grandparents | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

My Life Story So Far

The holiday gift for grandparents that becomes a family heirloom.

$30, Uncommon Goods

Printed Book from Children's Artwork at Plum Print : Holiday Gifts for Grandparents | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Printed Book from Children’s Artwork

Gather the kids’ best artwork together — yes, even the 3-D stuff with the glitter and macaroni — and send it off to this company which will do all the work, scanning it professionally and binding it into a keepsake album. | $20 off with code “CMP”

$75+, Plum Print

Printable Personalized Family Tree Art at Little Tiger Designs : Holiday Gifts for Grandparents | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Printable Personalized Family Tree Art

Can’t beat the price on this cool grandparent gift. The artist customizes it for you, you do the printing and framing.

$6.21, Little Tiger Designs

Custom Key Chain from Children's Signatures or Artwork at Metalmorphosis : Holiday Gifts for Grandparents | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Custom Key Chain from A Child’s Signature or Artwork

One of our very favorite artists has been doing this so well, so long, we’re happy to recommend her work every year. She absolutely replicates your child’s drawing or signature perfectly, on keepsake quality key chains or pendants that are worth every penny.

$165 as shown, Metalmorphosis

Grandpa Personalized Hammer at Time and Again : Holiday Gifts for Grandparents | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Grandpa Personalized Hammer

If you’ve got a handy Grandpa, Pop-Pop or Papa, we think he’ll love this.

$24, Time and Again

DIY Family Heirloom Cookbook tutorial at Grandparents.com : Holiday Gifts for Grandparents | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

DIY Family Heirloom Cookbook

Check out this smart DIY gift to help you create a gift that’s destined to become a beloved family heirloom. Just know all the kids and grandkids may fight over it one day!

Tutorial, grandparents.com

Personalized Picture Frame at Flowers in December : Holiday Gifts for Grandparents | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Picture Frame

We love this SoCal artist’s vintage style, rustic picture frames made so sweet with personalization.

$28.95, Flowers In December Design Studio

Personalized Silhouette Bar Necklace at Le Papier Studio : Holiday Gifts for Grandparents | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Silhouette Bar Necklace

There’s a lot to look at in Vanna Chup’s shop, but this personalized necklace with the children’s silhouettes is a standout as a cool holiday gift for grandparents you love. | 15% off with code COOL15

$78+, Le Papier Studio

Photo session with the grandkids : Holiday Gifts for Grandparents | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016 | photo Johnko via Flickr cc

Photo session with the grandkids

The only thing better than a day with the grandkids? A day with the grandkids, with a professional photographer in tow. Ask friends for recos or search Yelp for one who’s highly rated. And be sure to check out the portfolio to see if you prefer something more posed, or more photojournalistic. (We love photojournalistic!)

Photo: johnko via cc

$ varies