Our 10 Best Gifts for Grandparents | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020
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Such a sweet and adorable keepsake: Give them a new one each year.
$24.95, Made with Mama Co
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$69, Artifact Uprising / $39.99, Pinhole Press
We are obsessed with the incredible teas from Vahdam, and their entire holiday tea gift box selection . Once you’ve tried them, it’s hard to go back to the stuff on the supermarket shelves. The only thing better is if Grandma and Grandpa (or Mimi and Papa) drink theirs in entirely custom mugs handmade by a small business in Bloomsburg, PA.
Mugs $15/3 at McG Crafts Store (free ship on orders over $35)
Tea Set $34.99, Vahdam Teas
Meant to be passed down, just like the recipe. This one is beautifully made in Atlanta.
$24.95-49.95, Hodge Mill
Our friends at Artkive can now photograph and professionally frame your most treasured family heirlooms, from small ephemera to a wedding dress. For a serious splurge, also see their signature package, in which they digitize all your old family photos and turn them into a keepsake album, slideshow, and more.
$199 and up, Lifekive
We adore every scent and every candle from this Harlem-based, Black woman-owned small business. But this one is so perfect for holiday gifting. Especially if you can’t be with your grandparents for the holidays, it helps bring the holidays to them.
$45, Harlem Candle Co
You can of course send the kit if you have grandparents who knit, but making it yourself is so special.
$154+, Wool & The Gang
Shop through Indiebound to support a bookstore near them — or one you want to support. Think cookbooks, biographies, history, humor, hobbies…you name it.
This is Your Time by Ruby Bridges, $14.71
The Groucho Letters, by Groucho Marks. $19.98
The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook, Regula Ysewijn, $32.20
Wealth of Pigeons, by Steve Martin and Harry Bliss, $25.76
Via Indiebound online, or your local bookseller
To play over Zoom with the kids. Get one for each of you!
$20, Uncommon Goods
For Mother’s Day, we shared creative gifts that support local restaurants and they still apply around the holidays. From brunch delivery, to meal kits, to a simple gift card to the grandparents’ favorite local spot, this is a food gift that’s packed with extra love.
Tip: Call your local restaurant before using a gift card/delivery service.
It may save them some money in fees.
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2020 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide
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