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2019 Holiday Gift Guide — Best Ideas for Grandparents

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As gifting opportunities go, the biggest one of all is just around the corner. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of my readers are feeling somewhat stressed, even panicked. Last-minute shopping has a way of doing that, especially when you have zero gift ideas when it comes to the grandparents and seniors on your list.

Gifts for grandparents don’t always require a trip down memory lane. Today’s grandparent is more likely to be tapping out e-mail than pounding away on a typewriter (a whaaat!?).

So with that in mind, here are some of my best gift ideas with affiliate links for grandparents that are sure to delight Nanas and Papas everywhere whether this is their first year on the job or old pros by now (even those who are hard-to-buy-for!) And don’t worry—if you don’t dawdle, all arrive before Christmas.

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1. Grandparents’ house rules

This decorative wall art is as adorable as it is charming, lists the rules grandkids are to follow while at their grandparents’ home. Designed to either stand or be hung on the wall. Grandparents’ House Rules is priced right and made in the USA!

2. Mobile phone mini printer

Using the Polaroid ZIP mini printer is fast and Easy Just connect a Smartphone or Tablet via Wi-Fi and watch Your portraits, selfies, and social media photos transform from digital images to physical pictures in an instant.

3. Smartwatch

This Fitbit This Fitbit Versa 2 Health & Fitness Smartwatch tracks heart rate, steps, and even sleep. Check the weather, set timers and alarms, control your smart home devices and so much more. Nice choice of colors.

4. Neck massage pillow

Relieves sore muscles. Powerful 3-dimension deep-kneading Zyllion Shiatsu Massage Pillow relaxes overused and tight muscles (automatically changes direction every 60-seconds). Advanced heating function soothes aching muscles and can be easily turned on and off.

5. Letters to my grandchild

Write now, to be read later and treasured forever. Whether your grandchild is still a baby or all grown up, share your stories with them in this keepsake, Letters to My Grandchild collection of twelve letters. Fill each letter with words of wisdom that only a grandparent can impart, then postdate, seal, and gift this paper time capsule for future opening. Your grandchild—and generations to come—will treasure this heirloom forever. Includes 12 prompts to help grandparents fill with favorite memories and words of wisdom.

6. American musicals

This amazing two-volume collection of American Musicals contains the complete books and lyrics of 16 Broadway Classics from 1927-1969 including Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret plus 11 other great shows. The Broadway musical is one of America’s great indigenous popular forms, a glorious hybrid that emerged “out of our speech, our tempo, our moral attitudes, our way of moving” (as Leonard Bernstein put it) and more than likely beloved by the grandparents in your life.

7. Crossword puzzles

This book, spiral bound, from the popular Brain Games series, presents more than 80 crossword puzzles in a large-print format. Both the puzzle clues and puzzle grids are enlarged for ease of reading and writing, and each puzzle set is on facing pages.

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8. Bible word search

This large-print Everything Bible Word Search has 150 puzzles in easy-to-read large print that are challenging without being too hard. Perfect for the word-search fan looking for biblical inspiration. This Volume II includes 150 new uplifting puzzles.

9. Grandkid quotes

Remember all those cute things your grandkids said? The ones that made their grandparents laugh hysterically and conclude they have the smartest grandkids in the universe? They don’t either. But they’ll never forget in the future, once they have My Quotable Grandkid: A Grandparent’s Journal of Unforgettable Quotes. This is the perfect diary to record the hilarious and unexpectedly wise things grandchildren say. With a photo window for personalizing the journal, this is the perfect gift for grandparents and for cherishing family memories.

10. Webcam

If there are many miles between kids and grandparents, Skype is their best friend. Give grandparents the opportunity to see your kids regularly on their computer with this Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920S widescreen video calling and recording computer camera. It’s foolproof and easy to install (seriously, just plug it in). For the money, the quality of this computer camera can’t be beat!

11. Willow sculptures

These 5.5-inch figurines from the folks at Willow Tree beautifully depict the unique love of a grandmother that transcends the years. Available both grandmother and grandfather.

12. Cool tool

The Stander HandyBar is an awesome 3-in-1 automotive mobility safety tool that helps grandparents—or anyone, for that matter— get in and out of a car safely. It is 1) a powerful window breaker in the unlikely event that is the only way to exit the car in an emergency  2) a seat belt cutter and 3) an automotive standing aid. This tool turns into a sturdy handle that fits into the door latch giving mobility assistance for the elderly, injured or anyone who needs a little help getting out of a car. The Stander HandyBar easily stores in the glove box or under the seat. Every car needs to be outfitted with one of these very useful tools.

13. Expandable bracelet

This Alex and Ani “Because I Love You” expandable wire handmade bracelet is crafted from recycled materials featuring one “Grandmother” floral pendant and three additional stamped charms. Simply beautiful in either gold or silver finish.

14. Heart charm bracelet

This beautiful bangle bracelet includes a heart charm with a beautiful inscription embossed right into the silver-tone finish. Make sure she has a tissue handy when she reads, “Grandma, sometimes the best things in life are often unseen, a moment of serenity, a feeling of security. All this and more you’ve given to me.”

15. Sterling silver adjustable bracelet

Beautifully inscribed, “I love you to the moon and back,” this sterling piece of fine jewelry is sure to hit the bullseye of perfect gifts for any grandmother!


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It’s true that when giving a gift, it’s the thought that counts. Today, put some extra thought into your gifts for grandparents. It will come back to bless you many times over❣️

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  1. Karla Bergen says:

    You left out an obvious and very useful idea. My adult daughter and daughter-in-law make their 99 y/o grandma (my mom) frozen meals in small disposable microwave containers. Grandma gets Meals on Wheels, but those meals get repetitive and there are always weekends. Grandma loves it! Much better than another knick-knack to gather dust, although grandkid pictures and new pajamas are also hits!

  2. Kay Jones says:

    My family is scattered and postage is expensive. I have everything I need. If I need it during the year, I buy it. I love gift certificates to places I frequent. WalMart, Home Depot, and my favorite Amazon. They can do those from their home computer and it is something I can use. They all work hard for their money and I hate to see it wasted on things that won’t be used. When I use the card, I sent them a note of thanks for what it was used for. It’s like getting little gifts all year long.


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