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Grandparent Gift Ideas

Posted on February 5, 2015 by Christine Crosby in 25th Anniversary frames, 3 generations, 4 generations, 5 generations, 50th Anniversary frames, adoption gifts, adoption keepsakes, aunt brag books, baby handprint frame, baby heaven, baby memorial gift, baby shower gift for grandma, baby shower gifts for grandma, baptism gifts, best Christmas gifts for grandparents, best grandma gifts, best grandmother gifts, best-selling gifts for grandparents, best-selling grandma gifts, big brother frame, big sister frame, brag books, Bubbe gifts, christening gifts, christening gifts for godparents, christmas frames. first grandchild, christmas gift for grandmother, christmas gift for grandparents, Christmas gifts for grandparents, Christmas handprint, confirmation gifts, dedication gifts, Father's Day gifts for grandpa, father's day gifts from baby, first birthday frames, first child frame, first christmas gifts, first grandchild frames, first grandchild gifts, first granddaughter, first grandson, first holy communion gifts, first Mother's Day gifts, footprint frame, generation frames, generation gifts, gifts for best friends, gifts for bubbe, gifts for gigi, gifts for goddaughter, gifts for godfather, gifts for godmother, gifts for godson, gifts for granddaughter, gifts for grandma to be, gifts for grandson, gifts for great grandma, gifts for great grandmother, gifts for Mimi, gifts for new dad, gifts for new grandma, gifts for nonna, gifts for papa, gifts for pregnant moms, gifts for young grandma, gifts of remembrance, gifts to friends, gifts to grandparents, gigi gifts, google shopping, grandbaby gifts, grandchild's first christmas, granddaugher frame, grandkids, grandma brag books, grandma's first christmas, grandpa brag books, grandparent frames, grandparents day cards, grandparents day gifts, grandparents memory books, grandson frame, great grandpa gifts, great grandparent gifts, handprint ornaments, heaven's angel, infant loss gift, Mimi gift, mimi gifts, mirror stories, mother's day gifts for grandma, new aunt gifts, new pregnancy gifts, new uncle gifts, Nonna gifts, papa gifts, pet memorial gifts, pregnancy calendars, pregnancy journal, retirement frames, signature frames, sonogram ornaments, teacher frames, The Grandparent Gift Co. sells baby gifts, twin baby gifts, twins first christmas, ultrasound cards, ultrasound Christmas ornament, ultrasound frames, ultrasound magnets, ultrasound ornaments, unique new grandma gifts, unique ornaments, unqiue Christmas gifts for grandparents, wedding gift for dad, wedding gift for mom

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By  Teri Harrison, founder/president – Grandparent Gift Company

1.  Hope Chest or Memory Box

As a new parent, you remember the thrills and trials of baby’s first year. During this time, busy new parents can always use help keeping baby’s memories together. Giving a special box or chest to put these things in will keep mementoes safely stored and in one place.

2.  Photographs

Remember to take lots of photographs. Arrange for a few special shots, you holding baby, baby holding your finger, their little toes.  There are so many “new” creative shots I started a board  on Pinterest you can check out. Do a little research so you can put together some very memorable shots you will treasure forever. These are the ones you will want to frame and have as “keepers”.

3.  Plant a Flower or Tree

If you have the yard or garden, plant a flower or new tree for each new grandchild when they are born. It will always mean something to both of you as you watch the tree and your grandchild grow. It would be fun to take a photo of them next to the tree on every birthday.

4.  Time Capsule

Save the paper from the day baby is born, cards and letters of congratulations…these will be wonderful things for a time capsule or to give to Mom and Dad for baby’s memory box.

5.  First Gifts

Use this time to gift baby with a “first” gift, such as a silver first Christmas ornament, rocking horse, baby shoes or piece of jewelry such as a bracelet, charm or necklace. Gifts that can be used again are always special, such as a baby to bride or groom gift that can be part of a wedding, graduation or their first child.

6.  Welcoming Home

If it suits the personality and needs of the new parents, do something to welcome baby home such as a yard banner, sign or wreath, luminaries, lots of fresh flowers, or a fridge stocked with prepared food.

7.  Little Impressions

Give a gift that will allow Mom and Dad to get baby’s handprints and footprints. Make sure to get an extra, so you can get these adorable impressions for yourself as well!

8.  Collectibles

Perhaps you have given a gift to a previous grandchild that would be a great tradition to continue. Ideas such as piggy banks, collectible figurines, embroidered or handmade blankets or bedding or the start to a college fund are all ideas to consider. Another idea would be to give each grandchild something special that belongs to you that you want to pass down to them.

9.  Something from Parent’s Babyhood

If you have a baby keepsake from your child who is now a parent, the birth of their child would be a wonderful time to pass it on. Perhaps you saved a baby outfit, birth announcement or other keepsake that could be beautifully framed and passed on.

10.  Letter for the future

Write a letter to the new grandbaby on the day they are born. Take all of those wonderful emotions and share them in a letter that will be treasured forever.


image of teriAbout The Grandparent Gift Co. and Teri Harrison

It was 1989 and my mother had just become a grandmother. She was so excited, delighted and over the moon, I made the offhand comment she should open a store and call it “Grandma’s House,” and fill it with all things “Grandma”. That comment soon grew a life of its own and 24 years later, her first grandson is getting married and her daughter’s business celebrates nearly 20 years in business. We never did open that store, but the idea of celebrating grandparents was the underlying idea. We tried different types of gift businesses, but it wasn’t until the mid 1990s, when I wrote my first poem, “Grandma’s Heart” that our business found its purpose. When grandmothers and mothers started brushing away tears, I knew my words had touched their hearts. From there I never looked back.

Mother’s Heart, Daddy’s Heart and now over 150 beautiful poems, 2 books and numerous articles and short stories in parenting publications have since followed. I was first inspired to write because I felt the market lacked meaningful gifts for grandparents,  but I continue to add new poems to my company’s selection and as well as working on several new projects and licensing opportunities, inspired by my everyday life as a mother.

Over the past nearly 20 years, I have always mothered first. I live and work outside of Atlanta, GA with my family including my husband and business partner and our four children. They are still in the growing years, so each day presents many ideas and inspirations for new product and things to talk about. I hope you will enjoy reading my blog and checking out the new items we come out with every few months.

About Our Gifts

All of the poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison. They are one-of-a-kind, copyrighted sentiments you will not find anywhere else. Many of our products are made or assembled in the USA, a great deal of the work being done by hardworking moms. We take pride in our products and always strive to find the right words to say something important for you. 

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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