The best keepsake gifts for grandparents who love their grandkids more than anything
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.)
For our latest holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list, visit our newly updated 2019 Holiday Gift Guide
All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff, there is no compensation in exchange for picks. CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate. Discount codes expired 12/31/16.
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
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.
$295, Heart and Stone Jewelry
Bushel and a Peck Pillow
Aw, any grandparents who ever sang their kids to sleep with these lyrics will love this.
$36, Timber & Canvas Co
My Life Story So Far
The holiday gift for grandparents that becomes a family heirloom.
$30, Uncommon Goods
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
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 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
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
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!
Personalized Picture Frame
We love this SoCal artist’s vintage style, rustic picture frames made so sweet with personalization.
$29.95, Flowers In December Design Studio
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.
$78+, Le Papier Studio
Related: 17 wonderful personalized gifts that you can still get in time for the holidays
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!)