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We love nothing more than finding cool holiday gifts for those amazing grandparents in our lives–maybe because we feel so grateful every day to have them. While there are tons of gift ideas in this guide that could suit a cool Grandma or Pop-Pop, we adore sentimental gifts that come from the kids. Whether or not they’re old enough to sign the card themselves just yet.
custom watercolor photo print
($29+ at minted)
We can’t believe what a fabulous, affordable find this is. Upload your own photos and they’ll do the rest. Then, just add a frame.
custom family tree ornament
($34 at Lisa Leonard Designs)
For the sentimental holiday revelers, we always love Lisa Leonard’s beautiful, handcrafted ornaments like this one, stamped with all the kids’ (or grandkids’) names.
love you to the moon and back pillow cover
($36 at red envelope)
custom gold foil silhouette portrait of the grandkids
($50 at Cool Mom Picks Indie Shop)
Vana Chupp makes the most gorgeous handmade silhouette art for families, and we love this gold foil version. She’s even awesome with custom orders if you have something in mind.
american musicals: the complete books & lyrics of sixteen broadway classics
($47.19/2-book set at Amazon)
From Showboat through South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, and Cabaret, this is one awesome book set for anyone pining for the golden era of Broadway. Maybe you can even have a family viewing night together and sing along to some of the movie adaptations.
custom handmade dolls of the grandchildren
($35+ each, but prices vary at timo handmade)
One more reason for the kids to have an excuse to visit: To see themselves.
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custom silhouette family tree locket necklace
($125 at Cool Mom Picks Indie Shop)
Another lovely silhouette gift: This sweet necklace peppered with locket charms. That way Grandma can show off her little loves in two ways.
“nice” embroidery hoop ornament
($32 at Kitsch and Stich NY)
The perfect sentiment from the kids for the holidays.
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family secret recipe cards
($10 at Earmark)
A beautiful and affordable idea that’s still sentimental: Start a collection of your family’s favorite recipes. It’s a great grandparent project, and benefits the whole clan. Especially if you’ve got some good cooking genes.
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personalized keychain from child’s artwork
($110 at Metalmorphis)
One of our favorite go-to gifts are these custom keychains from Metalmorphis, an artist who does a truly terrific job recreating children’s drawings in silver. In fact, this guy here? That’s Liz’s kids’ own grandfather. And yes, it looks just like him.
Free shipping with code COOLMOM
custom photo wall calendar
($24.99 at Pinhole Press)
What a sweet little remembrance that keeps giving all year. Fill it up with photos of a new baby, or all kinds of family photos.
sterling silver frame by monica rich kosann
($450 at Neiman Marcus)
Be sure to insert a drawing, card, or poem from the kids and now you’ve got a real heirloom.
joy embroidery hoop wall art set
($38 at Athena and Eugenia)
When we first discovered Athena and Eugenia, we instantly fell for her inspiring designs like this festive seasonal trio.
Save 15% with code BEMERRY
family videos by a professional filmmaker
($500 and up, portraits that move)
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Susannah Ludwig makes the most exquisite family documentaries we’ve ever seen, preserving the kids in the moment, right now, just as they are. Take a look and you’ll see why she calls them moving portraits. This is a seriously special gift for someone really, really lucky.
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All gift ideas have been editorially chosen by our staff; there is no compensation in exchange for recommendations. CMP is an Amazon and reward style affiliate partner. Discount codes expire 12/31/14.
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