I mentioned yesterday that I have been trying to figure out what to give my parents for Christmas. We usually give a couple of small things – some things from us and some from the kids.
My mother is tough to buy for. She doesn’t like to cook like my mother-in-law. She is particular about jewelry. (You can’t buy the cheap stuff.) And she’s not an avid reader. Although for the last few years I have given her and my Godmother a year subscription to Soap Opera Digest and they love that! (I forgot about that. Good that’s one thing I can do.)
My dad is relatively easy but I feel like I give the same things every year – movie passes, historic fiction novels, undershirts. You get the idea.
So I asked my mom again this year, what is something that you really want? And she says, “Pictures of the kids are always good.”
She has big framed photos of both our family and my brother’s family in her family room. So every other year we update it with a new family photo with the $10.99 (now $14.99) deal at Portrait Innovations.
I also usually do custom-made calendars with photos of the kids on Shutterfly for both grandfathers and Michael’s brother but it is very time consuming.
Last year I did ornaments with photos of the kids for Michael’s family.
This year, Shutterfly has a new item – a cloth tote bag that you could put photos on. I thought my mom might like that.
So other than photo-type products, I am looking for some inspiration.
So what are you giving to grandparents? Are you giving clothes, jewelry, trips to visit you, photos of the kids?
What are the best grandparent gifts?