In the U.S., National Grandparents’ Day is held each year on the Sunday following Labor Day, with Labor Day celebrated on the first Monday in September. In 2022, National Grandparents’ Day falls on Sunday September 11th.
A day for grandchildren of all ages to honor and celebrate their grandparents, Grandparents’ Day can trace its roots back to the late 1970s. Today, many families offer gifts and cards as well as enjoying a range of inter-generational activities. Schools may feature special events in honor of grandparents, including inviting grandma and grandpa to commemorative assemblies, art, writing or story-telling activities related to grandparents and making personalized cards to send to grandparents.
Gifts for Grandparents
Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for your grandparents from yourself or to gift to your own parents on behalf of your younger children, you’re sure to want something that truly conveys your love and appreciation.
Choosing great gifts for grandparents can be a challenge. After all, at their time in life there is probably very little that they need, and they’ve likely had many years of receiving gifts from their own children for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays and other special occasions. Nevertheless, it’s still possible to gift your grandparents something heartfelt and meaningful.
Here are some of our recommended ideas of excellent gifts for grandparents:
For many people, the gift of time is one of the most precious gifts of all. You could plan to visit your grandparents, or take the kids to visit their grandparents, and spend quality time together. Perhaps treat your grandmother and grandfather to a nice meal in their favorite restaurant, take them to see a show or enjoy a family excursion.
If distance is too great for a physical visit, you can spend time catching up with your grandparents on the phone. For tech-savvy grandparents, a video call can be more interactive and feel more personal. There’s also a terrific array of fun online activities younger children can enjoy in real-time with their grandparents if they can’t physically meet up face to face.
As the official flower of National Grandparents’ Day in the U.S., forget-me-nots can be a perfect gift for grandparents. While the spring-blooming plant may be difficult to find in September, you can find numerous items decorated with the pretty blue flower. Grandmothers may appreciate, for example, a floral scarf, blouse, necklace or dish towel, while grandfathers might like a tie pin, beer glass or notepad adorned with a discreet forget-me-not. Artwork, mugs and t-shirts featuring forget-me-nots are other options to consider, or small children could craft their own forget-me-not mementoes and drawings.
Gifts that grandparents can eat or drink can be ideal ways to show your appreciation, especially if it provides a little treat that they wouldn’t normally have. Edible gifts are suitable for grandparents of any gender and age and are also terrific gifts for your grandparents to share and enjoy together.
Our Chillin & Grillin gift box is among our popular ready-to-ship curated gifts for BBQ lovers. If your grandparents enjoy grilling up tasty feasts, this could be a perfect way to bring them joy.
For film buff grandparents, how about our Movie Night box set? It contains sustainably grown black popcorn and delicious yummy gummies to snack on while they settle in front of old classic or a new blockbuster. The box also contains movie trivia cards, perfect for gran and gramps to enjoy together or have fun with you on your next visit or phone call.
If your grandparents are tea afficionados, check out our Box of Positivi-TEA. As well as a cute campfire mug and heart-shaped tea strainer, the box comes with wildflower honey and a loose leaf herbal tea that boosts the immune system and aids digestion. Plus, you can personalize your gift with your own message on the included gift card.
From a fancy box of chocolates and a bottle of favorite wine to global spices and popular comfort foods, consumable gifts are particularly good for grandparents who have limited living space, such as those in apartments or nursing homes, to permanently store larger knickknacks.
Gifting your grandparents a lovely photograph of you all together can be a beautiful way of preserving memories and making them smile. You could even create a photo collage of memories from throughout the years and including other members of the family. Whether you opt for a framed photograph, a photograph book or something similar, warm family images can be a great gift for grandparents.
Gifts that speak to your grandparents’ character and tastes show that you know and appreciate them as individuals, not simply as the parents of your parents.
Our curated gifts offer a wide variety to suit diverse interests and preferences. For example, a grandma (or grandpa!) who loves a little pampering would be sure to appreciate our luxurious Spa Day for Her gift box, which includes an eye mask, hand cream, bath bomb, pedi kit and more. Our Wellness Gift Box provides even more TLC.
For practical-minded relative, why not inject a personal touch to everyday items and add your grandparent’s name to mugs, mirrors, candles and tumblers?
Alternatively, you can create a gift box filled with items you know your grandparent(s) will love. Simply choose between gold or purple embellishment for the box and select from a wide range of products to create attractive and appealing customized small gift boxes. From books, sweet treats, socks and shower products to candles, tea and fun quirky gifts, it’s easy to design the perfect gift for your grandparents.
Visit Box of Zeal to find the best gifts for grandparents to show your love, appreciation and gratitude this coming Grandparents’ Day.