Top Holiday Gifts for Grandparents

Christmas 2014

You put a lot of time and energy into finding that perfect gift for your loved ones, but shopping for grandparents isn’t always easy. That’s why I’ve put together this list of recommended products that will bring a smile to their face. Not to late to order for Christmas and get it shipped overnighted! Grandparents will love the thoughtfulness and practicality of these gifts.

As I was reading, I came across an article by Consumer Reports , that is clearly unrealistic in price and expectation’s from our loved ones. Our gifts should be thoughtful and come from the heart. Consumer reports recommends products that they say are sure to put a smile on a grandparents face this holiday season the price range is anywhere from

Kindle Paperwhite, $120

iClebo Arte YCR-M05, $450 (  robot vacuum cleaner)

Clear20 CWS100A Water Filter, $30

Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Bagless UH70120, $130

Dyson AM09 Space Heater, $450

After reading this article , clearly the person wrote it has no clue or is insanely rich. The average person can’t afford this and the average grandparent wouldn’t expect their children to spend that kind of money on them.

Here is a list that Thehypothyroidismchick.com has thrown together.

 

Top  Holiday Gifts for Grandparents

#1 Nothing more warming than a smile, hug and saying “I love you”.

#2 Make a  coupon booklet to promise to visit more.

#3 Call more, just to hear their voice. Let them know your thinking about them.

#4  The Ultimate Photo Book
A photo album is nice, but a Blurb photo album is beyond. By downloading free easy-to-use software, you can create a professional-looking, bound photo book that blows the ones with cellophane sleeves out of the water. (Books start at $12.95, blurb.com)

 

#5 Good Side
Capture that wee profile in a customized silhouette Christmas ornament, one for each grandbaby. As the years go on, have fun trying to remember whose side view is whose. ($20, etsy.com)

#6 I Want to Hold Your Hand
Cozy-cute Smittens let you hold hands inside a mitten, perfect for snowy walks with a little one. ($35,  Order here from amazon.com)

Smittens Mittens for Couples Small/Large, Red

#7 A Little Birdie
Grandma’s nest is always full, so she’ll love this charm bracelet full of personalized birds for each grandchild. A great gift to go in on together! ($135, etsy.com)

 

# 8 Long-Distance Love
If there are many miles between you and your parents or in-laws, Skype is your new best friend. Give grandparents the opportunity to see your kids regularly on the computer with this fun, foolproof webcam. ($23.95, order today from amazon)

#9 On the Calendar

Photo Calendar
The new photo calendars from Minted, printed on high-quality textured paper, let you choose from a slew of gorgeous, modern styles, submitted by designers and chosen through user voting. ($29, minted.com)

 

#10 Hers and Hers
Gram’s specialty? Christmas cookies—and having the patience to tolerate spillage when baking with little kids. These ruffly aprons will save their outfits, if not the floor. ($19.99 order yours today from amazon.com )

Payviva 100% Cotton Fabric Material Three Tiered Ruffles With a Big Bow on the Pocket Kitchen Apron Pink Dots Color Kids and Mother

11. If one grandparent stays up reading, the nifty Lightwedge keeps the peace. It brightens the page but not the room. ($10.99, amazon.com)

12. A massage pillow

HoMedics Thera-P Shiatsu Massage Pillow with Heat

A massage pillow is a good gift for grandparents. It can calm grandparents from the stress of all the free baby-sitting, cooking and cleaning they do for their beloved children and grandchildren. Order your HoMedics Thera-P Shiatsu Massage Pillow with Heat today for only $44.99.

 

13. For the active and super-social grandparents, a membership to aerobics or other exercise classes could benefit them in many ways. Check out your local YMCA.

 

14. Custom Family Tree

Custom Family Tree

Honor your parents and their legacy with a beautiful, custom-typography family tree print.
Buy it from Lesley Grace Designs on Etsy, $60

 

15. Kodak Pulse Frame

Kodak Pulse Frame

This is by far one of the best gifts that I have ever given my mother.   With this digital frame, I can upload photos from my home in North Carolina, my sister can upload photos from her home in South Carolina, and within the hour they show up on the frame at my mother’s house at the beach. The only thing they had to do? Plug it in and connect it to their wireless network.
Get it from Amazon, $149.99

 

16. Grandparents Rock Mugs

Grandparents Rock Mugs

Deep down inside, grandma and grandpa dream of being admired and cheered on by the masses. Why not let them know how much they rock every morning when they drink their beverage of choice from these adorable mugs featuring either a grandma or grandpa being cheered on by hundreds of adoring fans (or perhaps a loyal and loving family)?
Get it from Uncommon Goods, $12 each

17. Blurb Book

Blurb Book

This was the Christmas gift of choice last year. My second baby turned one and I compiled the thousands of photos I took over the previous year into one big, brilliant, 200-page book. With dozens of choices and options for customization, Blurb books fit into any budget or lifestyle. With options to make books from Instagram photos, Facebook photos, the photos on your hard drive or a combination of all three, it’s never been easier to get printed photos into the hands of loved ones. From small paperback brag books to enormous hard cover coffee table books, Blurb makes making books super easy (and good-looking, too).
Get it from Blurb, from $3.95 (Average price between $40-$100)

 

18. Recordable Storybook

Recordable Storybook

Recordable storybooks have become a tradition in many families. This is one of those books that you can give as a gift now and receive the benefit yourself long after the holidays are over. Grandma can record wishes and stories for their grandchild and it can be listened to and enjoyed for years to come.
Order it from here for 29.95 today!

 

19. The Story of a Lifetime

The Story of a Lifetime

Another gift that is for them now, yet benefits generations of your family for years to come. Grandparents can fill out their own stories and tales in response to prompts and questions such as “What do you know now that you wish you had known when you were younger?” or “Explain your deepest values.” While many young children won’t recognize the importance and value of such wisdom now, years down the road as they become parents they will no doubt appreciate the words of their own grandparents recorded for posterity.
Order it from here for 38.07.

 

20. Photo Blanket

My Photos to Throw Customizable Photographic Throw Blanket

I know when I picture old age, it involves me in a very comfy chair with a very cozy blanket. Why not wrap those whom you love the most with the people who love them the most? Grandma and grandpa can leave it out over a chair as a great conversation piece when guests come over, and kids will love seeing their face on Meemaw and Pawpaw’s favorite blanket.
Get it from amazon for 69.99.

 

21.  For the Connected Tidy: PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer

For the Connected Tidy: PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer

The last thing you want is for your loved one to get sick but this easy-to-use smartphone sanitizer ($51.88) wipes away all of the germs.

Bonus:   Ultraviolet Light (UV) germicidal sanitizer

  • Charges most smartphones via built-in USB port; Fits smartphones up to 5.5-inches
  • Includes mini charging cables for iPhones (Lightning) and Android (micro USB)
  • Sterilization in just six minutes!
  • Also works with other small objects such as keys, MP3 players, Bluetooth earphones, etc

 

 

22.  For the Plant Lover: Succulent Arrangement Trio Kit

For the Plant Lover: Succulent Arrangement Trio Kit

Succulents are a beautiful way to bring fresh plants into the home and aren’t demanding to care for. The succulent terrariums ($58.50) include the rustic vessels and are a great project idea for kids and grandparents to assemble together.

 

23. UGG Australia Classic Leather Smart Glove

For the Instagramming Granny: Leather Tech Gloves

These gloves will keep grandma’s hands stylish and warm as she likes all of your Facebook photos during the winter. Order your UGG Australia Classic Leather Smart Glove today. 

 

 

 

24. Tumbleweed Pottery Pie Bird Pie Plate 

There’s nothing like spending those special moments in grandma’s kitchen, where she teaches you the secrets of her tender, flakey pie crust and shares recipes taken from handwritten 19th century cooking journals, Where you laugh, share  pie insults, pie superstitions and good old fashion  pie advice. Order your  Tumbleweed Pottery Pie Bird Pie Plate  today for only $23.18.

 

25. Himalayan salt crystal foot detox blocks

Set of 2 Ionic Himalayan Crystal Salt Foot Detox Blocks with Instructions

If your family member is a fan of natural health aides, the Himalyan salt crystal detox blocks from  amazon.com ($21.99 ) may be just what they’re looking for this holiday. By resting your feet on the blocks, the salt will supposedly help detox your body. The set also comes with a durable carry case.

 

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Christmas 2014

 

 

 

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