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Becoming a grandparent for the first time is one of life’s most wonderful milestones. Understandably, you may want to buy a gift to mark the occasion – not necessarily a baby gift, but something useful or sentimental. We asked a group of grandparents for ideas. They gave us a good list at various price points, which makes it easy to find that perfect gift for the new grandmother or grandfather. Here’s what they told us.
NEW GRANDPARENT GIFTS
Help the new grandparents stay connected to the new addition- Share video clips (up to 15 seconds)and photos instantly via e-mail or app! Create a photo sharing network for your family that’s private and secure. This top-rated gift works with google photos,alexa, dropbox, facebook and instagram. Use on a desk or hang on the wall! The 1280×800 HD IPS display auto adjusts to portrait or landscape placement. (Note: Add Echo Dot for voice control!)
(pair with digital photo frame above)
This top-rated gift, chosen in 2015 as an Oprah’s Favorite Things Pick, becomes a priceless heirloom for generations to cherish. Help the new grandparents to share their stories. This keepsake collection includes twelve letters to which they can add words of wisdom that only a grandparent can impart. Each letter has a unique prompt like Here is a special story about our family…, What I want you to know about me…, The best advice anyone ever gave me was…, and My wishes for you are…After completing the letters, they can postdate, seal with the included stickers, and gift this paper time capsule for future reading. Their grandchild – and generations to come – will treasure this heirloom forever.
A number of the grandparents in our group told us they are big fans of Hallmark’s recordable storybooks. You simply press a button to record yourself reading the book so your grandchild can listen to the story read in your voice. They will listen again and again, and treasure this gift for years to come. This gift is especially wonderful for families who live out of state.
Frames make great gift ideas for Grandma and Grandpa. This lovely 4″ x 6″ frame in real wood in a natural color includes a glass front. You can easily display it on the wall or stand on a shelf. The beautiful engraved sentiment reads, “Grandma & Grandpa, Strong Roots Grow Beautiful Leaves”.
What a unique gift for grandparents! This wine tumbler and travel tumbler set is designed especially for new grandparents. Announce their new titles with this sophisticated black and white gift set. The double wall vacuum insulation keeps beverages at their ideal temperature, hot or cold, for an extended period of time. The food grain stainless steel material and BPA free lid with rubber gasket ensures these items are safe and easy to carry.
Give the gift of precious memories with this keepsake box that you can personalize with a photo! Inside the box are all natural and pediatrician tested cleansing and moisturizing baby skin care products. Take care of your new grandbaby gently and softly, when at your house, giving them the freshest start possible.
Cheerful 100% cotton kitchen towel adds spunk to your kitchen! Made of high quality material for softness and durability, so these standard size dish towels are as useful as they are adorable!
Have other ideas to share for new grandparent gifts? We’d love to hear them! Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.
originally published Dec 2020
updated Sept 2021