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Thoughtful Gifts for New Grandparents from 50Plus-Today
Becoming a new grandparent is an exciting life changing event – acknowledge the new status with a special and thoughtful gift! Choose from a wide variety of items new grandparents love- that don’t need to break the bank. The new grandmother or grandfather might enjoy a keepsake type of gift to pass down memories to the new little one – or perhaps they are the type that want to set up a comfortable place in their own home for when the baby visits. Here are our suggestions for gifts new grandparents love, in no particular order, based on an informal survey of the new grandparents in our 50Plus-Today community.
Much has changed since we had our babies…and most parents follow the latest medical recommendations and guidelines very carefully – and will no doubt expect the grandparents to do the same! BABY 411, considered the go-to reference for babies from birth to age 1, provides clear, no-nonsense advice to care for babies today.
One of Oprah’s “Favorite Things” Picks for new grandparents! Sharing your stories is a gift of a lifetime. This time capsule contains 12 or more prompted letters to fill with favorite memories and words of wisdom. Seal your letters with the included stickers and postdate for future opening. Your grandchild will have a cherished heirloom of you to share with generations to come.
A portable playard is essential for grandparents who want their grandchildren to spend time at their house! This one is well-priced, lightweight, easy to open and put away, safe for babies and toddlers to sleep and having one in their home means the parent has less to pack when they visit.
A good thermometer to keep on hand is always a good idea! I promise you will use it, even when the kids aren’t there since this one works well for adults too. It is easy to use and accurate. Another nice touch is to keep Infant pain relievers in the house in case the baby runs a fever in the middle of the night.
For the grandparent who loves to golf! Three standard size (3) golf balls printed with up to four (4) lines of custom text on one side, in the color of your choice. The ink is printed directly on the balls and cured with a special light to endure daily use. Your package of balls, displayed in clear packaging and ready to wrap, will be shipped quickly
This wonderful memory book is a great way for a new grandparent to tell their grandchild about themselves. This family keepsake will be treasured for generations! Grandchildren love to hear stories of their grandparents’ adventures, along with memories of their parents. With plenty of prompts and fill-in-the-blanks for recording childhood memories and family history, there’s a lot of space for mementos and photos. The new grandparents can pass on family traditions—like how they celebrated holidays and special recipes.
Great gift for the fun-loving grandmother who loves wine! The text is hand engraved on this high quality 16.5 oz stemmed wine glass. And dishwasher safe! This etched wine goblet is both cute and useful. Great for daily use.
A perfect gift for the new grandparents! Each set comes with 1 Grandma and 1 Grandpa 21 oz stemless wine glass. Choose your text color. The glasses are carefully created from professional grade outdoor vinyl. These are the most popular gifts for new grandparents!
Customize the Glass with your “Grandpa” nickname, Maybe you’re a PAPA, POP POP, GRANDPA or GRAMPS. A 16 oz custom etched glass makes a perfect gift for the new grandfather! The engraving is permanently carved into the surface of the glass, making it a truly unique present. Dishwasher safe.
These are all thoughtful gifts for new grandparents – choose one that best fits the type of grandparent for whom you are buying the gift!
originally posted July 2020
updated Nov 14, 2021