2012 Holiday Gift Guide: For Grandparents

Grandparents can be difficult to buy for because it often seems as if they have everything they need or want. I hope these gifts inspire you and give you some ideas for the grandparents in your life!

Holiday Gift Ideas for Grandparents

Picaboo Custom Hardcover Photo Books | from $19 through Groupon

20-page hardcover books anthologize digital pics with an easy-to-use award winning website and more than 200 predesigned page layouts

I put together a photo book for each of our kids’ grandparents as a holiday gift every year. They are great for a coffee table or slip in a purse to share with friends. My kids enjoy looking through them too when we visit. This is an exceptionally good deal through Groupon right now for Picaboo Photo Books. There is a limited quantity available, so snag one while you can!

World Vision Gifts | $25-1000

Your gift will bring urgent help and lasting hope for a child in need. Share the True Spirit of Christmas today!

If the grandparents in your life are anything like mine, they have just about everything they need or even want. How about a gift that makes a difference? World Vision offers all sorts of gifts at different price points to help those in need — gifts like clean water; a goat that nourishes hungry children and families with healthy milk, cheese, and yogurt; or even a business loan for an impoverished woman. And don’t forget those still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. World Vision also has a Disaster Response in the U.S. fund, and they are on the ground in NY and NJ, helping the rebuilding efforts, and they could still use your help.

The Sparrow Fund to Support Adoption | $3-20

One more child with a forever family. One less orphan in the world.

While we’re talking about gifts that give back, The Sparrow Fund, a nonprofit committed to supporting families in their adventure of adoption, has an Etsy shop called The Nest where they sell hand crafted jewelry items to support their work. All proceeds benefit The Sparrow Fund, and TODAY ONLY you may use code “SHOPwithPURPOSE” to get free shipping off any order of two or more items! I saw one of their bracelets last night, and it is absolutely beautiful, and the prices are quite reasonable.

Kindle, 6″ E Ink Display, Wi-Fi | $69

Small, light and perfect for reading

I realize the Kindle needs no introduction, but at this price, I can’t help but give it a mention. My inlaws are retired, and they read constantly. The Kindle is great because you can adjust the size of the font, it reads like a paper with no glare, and there is no need to leave the house to go to the library or the bookstore to get a new book. Plus, with Amazon Prime, Kindle owners can choose from more than 180,000 books to borrow for free with no due dates, including over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers. I absolutely love and adore mine.

Rose Romano’s Italian Peppers | $15.98 + $2 off with code TWOSHIP

Rose Romano’s Italian Gourmet Toppings are a low calorie, gluten-free, locally-sourced gourmet topping made with red or green bell peppers, used on pasta, vegetables, seafood, omelets and sandwiches.

May I suggest a 2-jar pack of gourmet Italian peppers in marinara? Rose Romano’s is a client of mine, and I have grown to love their rich, homemade-tasting sauce. Many empty nesters are tired of cooking for two, but with Rose Romano’s sauce, you don’t have to compromise homemade taste and quality. Their ingredients are all ones you would use in your own sauce, with none of the work. They are also versatile — use them on pasta, meat, sandwiches, even eggs! You can even make them into a gourmet gift basket with a box of pasta and Italian cookies!

Homemade Yummies

When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with homemade goodies. Just make sure you take into account any foods they cannot eat for health reasons. May I suggest these Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownies or Ginger Cookies? These Old Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies are also delicious and easy to eat because they are nice and soft. Or make your own family favorite!

2012 Holiday Gift Guide

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    • says

      Awww… that makes me sad. I have one grandfather still living, but the others on my mind are my kids’ grandparents. I always send him baked goods. I think he appreciates those more than anything I can buy.

  1. says

    Oops! Thought this was going to be a post about Grandparents buying for the kids, lol. Hadn’t thought about gifts for my Mom yet, but the Rose Romano’s is a great idea.

  2. says

    hee hee! thought it was about what to buy grandkids, too, since i’m always looking for ideas. but may i add something more to consider giving the grandparents? some technology! i think many people assume the elder generation doesn’t need it or want it. but my elderly dad just loved the gps i gave him. it was easy to use and he feels more independent that he can get around now without asking us to print him directions from a website.
    Another thing i’m giving my elderly parents this year is a DVD/VCR player. (will install it for them too) they love watching movies and would love to watch the DVD’s family members send them. but they don’t have either a VCR or DVD player, never mind a newer player that would be able to show the newer formats. (and they still have all their VHS tapes so now they’ll have a way to watch them, too!)
    happy holidays!

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