National Grandparent’s Day is a yearly national holiday. It can occur on different days of the year. This year, 2019, it’s on Sunday September 8. You can celebrate it as a group holiday or grandma’s or grandpa’s day individually. People are always searching for the best gift ideas for grandparents day because they usually already have everything they need!
The Grandparent’s Day holiday in the United States was passed by Congress on August 3, 1978 and the proclamation was signed by President Jimmy Carter. It’s celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.
Anyone can buy cheap gifts or plastic knick-knacks but what will your grandparents actually use any of that?
If you are looking for the best gift ideas for grandparents day that they’ll actually love, I’ve got lots of ideas for you!
This list is full of great gifts for grandparents but it’s also a whole lot more. It’s filled with special moments that they can create with their grandkids because that’s really what it’s all about, right?
There are three purposes for National Grandparents Day:
- Honor grandparents.
- Give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children.
- Help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer.
What are the best gift ideas for grandparents?
The best gift ideas for Grandparents Day are things that:
- Won’t fall apart as soon as they get it out of the package
- Things they will actually use
- Items they’ll love to receive
- Are something that they can use to bond with their grandchildren
Are you ready for my best gift ideas for Grandparent’s Day that will meet all the criteria above?
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Canvas on Sale has so many personalized gifts that would be perfect for grandparents. Imagine the look on their faces when you gift them a picture of their grandchildren that they see anytime they want and it makes for stylish decoration.
They have items from pillows to blankets to different size canvases to hang on a wall. They even have puzzles that you can make from their favorite photos.
Arts and Crafts
Make Grandparent’s Day fun with arts and crafts from Crayola.com. I don’t know about you but I could spend all day checking out their website and finding fun projects that I can do with my grandkids.
Just the other day, I brought them a huge book of coloring pages from Crayola and they can’t get enough of their sidewalk chalk. I got on the floor and we colored for a long time. We had a blast!
They even have craft kids and lesson plans for little hands based on age and skill level. I especially love the Grandparent’s Pendant that you can make using air dry clay and washable paint. It’s the perfect project to do with the kids and a great gift for grandparents to always have a keepsake from their grandkids wherever they go.
Fun and Games
Fat Brain Toys® is a retailer and developer of unique specialty toys, games, and gifts. They stock over 7,000 high-quality products, most shipped the same day, including: Erector Sets, Science Projects, Games, Puzzles, Educational and much, much more.
But, they don’t sell just any toys. Fat Brain Toys have a wide range including classic and retro toys that never go out of style. From See n Says to view masters, These toys will take grandparents back to the good ole days.
As a grandparent, I always have a toy bin full of toys ready for when those adorable grandkids come over. With these toys, even grandparents will want to play and have fun right along with their grandkids.
Books and Puzzles
We’re grandparents that grew up in the 70s and 80s so we will never forget the fun times that we had with Highlights magazines. Even though the games and magazines are meant for children, grandparents will love to reminisce and show their grandkids all the things that they loved growing up.
Highlights offers children’s magazines, book clubs and gifts for ages 0-12 that nourish children’s minds and hearts. Kids from 0-12 enjoy Highlights brand products. Highlights Hello™, High Five™, High Five Bilingue™, and Highlights™ Magazines, to our book clubs Let’s Grow™, Hidden Pictures, Mathmania™, Puzzlemania®, Puzzle Buzz™ , Top Secret Adventures™ and more!
Do your grandparents or parents love to look into their ancestry? With One Great Family, they can input as much of their family tree as they have, their system continuously searches names for new connections, you can explore and discover your family heritage.
They can also collaborate with other family members and take over where others have left off. It’s a great place to learn more about their family tree.
Books also make a great gift for Grandparent’s Day and I’ve made a list of some of my favorites that I know your grandparents or your kid’s grandparents will love as well!
- Grandparent’s Day by Pamela Traynor
- Grandma, Grandpa, and Me by Mercer Mayer
- My Grandparents Love Me by Claire Freedman
- The Gifts of Being Grand by Marianne Richmond
- and our favorite, Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
This gift is pretty much only for the grandmas but I couldn’t leave it off this list, I love it so much!! This necklace brings all the generations together to form an everlasting bond.
The infinite bond between grandmother, mother, daughter and granddaughter is shown with these three circles. Let her know you are connected just like these interlocking circles. She’ll have a reminder of her strength and that you are always there for her.
We only have 2 going on 3 grandchildren but birthdays can still be difficult to remember, especially as your family grows.
Help grandparents or parents to remember by gifting this cute birthday plaque that is functional and will go with any decor.
Cooking with Ease
Last but certainly not least is my favorite kitchen gadget. The more grandchildren I have, the less time that I want to spend in the kitchen and away from all the fun.
With my Ninja Foodi, cooking is a breeze. It’s a slow cooker and air fryer all in one. It takes up less space than most appliances on my countertops and it doesn’t generate all of the heat in the summertime like an oven will.
My grandkids especially love the spaghetti. It takes less than 30 minutes to cook! I love finding new and easy recipes with mine and will soon do a review of it on YouTube.
So there you have it, the Best Gift Ideas for Grandparents Day! A lot of these were geared more towards the kids but here at Grandma Creates, we are all about the memories that you share and the bonds you create with your grandkids.
Toys and books will strengthen those bonds and create the best memories that will last a lifetime so I wanted to incorporate those into this gift guide.
As a grandparent, I know that we accumulate a lot of stuff through the years. The special times with the family are ultimately the most important gift that you can give.