Are you looking for a few great gifts for grandparents? Gifts that go beyond the latest gadget, scarf or wallet? For a gift your grandparent is certain to love, check out the 5 Gifts for Grandparents listed below.
These gifts for grandparents vary in time and cost and can be given by one person or collectively as a family.
Gifts for Grandparents
A Favorite Photo Framed
Does Grandma or Grandpa have a special photo tucked away somewhere? Of their parents or grandparents? Their siblings? Themselves as a child? If the photo is in poor condition or too small to display, have it digitally restored, reprinted on archival paper and framed. When presenting the framed photo as a gift, ask your grandparent to share the story behind it.
An Appreciation Book
Ask family members to list five things they appreciate most about the grandparent. Maybe it’s their sense of humor, gift for storytelling or cooking skills. Collect the lists and put them together in a keepsake book. When presenting the book, ask each family member to read their list for a more personal touch, with the out-of-towners participating over the phone or via Zoom.
Organize their Photos
While most Grandparents are the keepers of old family photos, many lack the technical skills needed to preserve and distribute these priceless windows into your family history. Give your grandparents the gift of a day spent going through old family photos together. Label, organize and discover the stories and family history behind them. Finally, scan the photos so they can be preserved and shared with family members in a digital format.
Record Their Life Story
For a truly special gift, capture their life story in a book, on audio tape or in a Legacy Video. Do it yourself or hire a professional. Either way, knowing their story will be shared for generations to come is a gift guaranteed to move your grandparent deeply.
A Stroll Down Memory Lane
Take a leisurely drive or stroll through your grandparent’s childhood neighborhood. Have them share memories of their younger years. If the entire family comes along, provide a written itinerary with the history of the neighborhood and highlights. Enjoy a meal at your grandparent’s favorite restaurant to cap off the special day!
Which one of these gifts for grandparents will your grandparent love? Let us know in the comment section below!
~ Legacy Videos ~
Give your grandparent the gift of a lifetime by capturing their life story for your family to know!
Here at Family Tree Video, we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memoirs that weave a filmed interview together with family photos and other memorabilia. The result is a beautiful “moving portrait” capturing your loved one as they recount their life story, family history and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.
To learn more about giving the gift of a Legacy Video, visit us at FamilyTreeVideo.com.
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