Truly special grandparent gift ideas that should come with tissues


When you’re lucky enough to have wonderful grandparents in your or your kids’ lives, you want to let them know every way you can. This  wonderfully sweet, sentimental collection of special grandparent gift ideas for the holidays honor those special Mom-Moms, Pop-Pops, Grammys, Papas, Omas, Opas, and Grandmas and Grandpas of all kinds. 

Don’t forget a handmade card from the kids, of course. That’s what they always love best of all. Sniff.

Truly special grandparent gift ideas that should come with tissues

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Special grandparent gifts: personalized inlaid cherry wood and ceramic tree ornament from Paloma's Nest | cool mom picks holiday gift guide

Personalized Christmas Tree Ornament

Handmade cherrywood and engraved ceramic make for a new heirloom

$68, Paloma’s Nest

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Special grandparent gifts: Matching lockets for a grandma and granddaughter

Matching Big + Little Locket Set

Perfect for a Grandma and Me matching gift

$149, Nordstrom

Special grandparent gift ideas: A family is forever engraved frame

A Family Is Forever Picture Frame

This special grandparent gift idea is only missing the perfect photo

$22, Chicago Factory Gifts

Special grandparent gift ideas: DIY handprint apron from the kids

DIY Handprint Apron from the Kids

Wish we could find the source for this sweet DIY grandparent gift idea…fortunately it’s easy to replicate!

Find apron and fabric paints at your local craft store

Special grandparent gift ideas:  My Nana and Me book - and storytime at bedtime, in person or over FaceTime

A favorite grandparent book

Here: My Nana and Me by Irene Smalls. Be sure it comes with coupons toward storytime — in person, or Facetime works too.

$12, Amazon or your local indie bookseller

Special grandparent gifts: Silhouette art print  from PaperRamma | cool mom picks holiday gift guide

Custom silhouette art print

Tons of options, styles, colors and designs at a fantastic price.

$39+, PaperRama

Special grandparent gift ideas for the holidays: Hand embroidered Grandma necklace from Hills and Valley Studio

Hand embroidered Grandma necklace

Lots of beautiful items at this shop, but this necklace is just lovely. At a great price!

$15, Hills & Valley Studio

Special grandparent gift ideas for the holidays: Legacy box preserves all your family media and digitizes it

Convert heirloom photos and media into digital

If they’ve been putting it off, this is a winner.

$87+, Legacy Box

Special grandparent gift ideas: Personalized my Family Cookbook

My Family Cookbook

Because food is love.

$35, Uncommon Goods

Custom abuela/grandma/nana/grandpa heart ornament from Blue Moon Pottery

Handmade Abuela Heart Ornament

Also: Grandma, Grammy, Papa, Memere, Oma, Yaya, Gigi, Nana, Nonna, Mimi, Meemaw, Yayo, Nagyi, Ba Ngoai…
and even custom orders if you don’t see the name you need. 

$20, Magic Moon Pottery

DIY gifts for mom or grandma: Story Starter Poster Frame by Pinhole Press

Framed photo and artwork from the kids

This Story Starter frame lets you add a photo, the kids add the artwork. Cue the tears.

$49.99, Pinhole Press

Special grandparent gift ideas for the holidays: Personalized granddad belongs to... keychain | How charming by Lucy

Personalized grandpa key chain with name tags

Add an additional tag for each grandkid. Because no fighting over Granddad. 

$11.95+, How Charming by Lucy

Don’t forget to visit our other gift guide categories for even more ideas!
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