Grandparents Day is coming up on Sunday, September 11. Help your children make this tradition special for their grandparents—and even throw in a few pampering post-day activities!
Kid-friendly personalized gifts
Children make enthusiastic and thoughtful consultants in the gift selection process. Perusing websites such as personalcreations.com can jumpstart creativity and provide unique items that grandparents will always treasure.
- Items like handprint keepsakes preserve what a little one’s hand is like at 5, 8, 10 years old — make it a yearly tradition!
- A life preserver printed with the family name adds a fun touch to Labor Day celebrations, and looks fabulous next to the pool or in a boathouse.
- Homemade coupons promising a day at the museum or zoo, complete with packed lunches or a meal at the café, are a sweet way to spend time together.
- For the grandmother with a green thumb, consider ordering up a gel manicure that lasts for weeks and won’t be ruined by her gardening.
Photographs of family help grandparents remember that those who love them are never far away. Besides a beautiful frame, there are many new ways to display portraits.
- Custom photo books are easy to make, either with programs available at any local drugstore photo lab or through websites like shutterfly.com. Much like scrapbooking, you can add stories, quotes, and comments about each image. Insert pics of art and school projects so that grandparents can swoon over their grandkids’ creativity while seeing how they’ve progressed over the years.
- Digital photo frames preloaded with milestones and memories are available for the desktop, and sleek digital key chains are great for grandpa. Or, schedule one-on-one time where the grandkids come over and load the TV, computer, or frames with their photos.
- Have grandparents that live far away? Vow to equip and teach them to use Skype so you can always talk face-to-face.