It's that time of year again. The holidays are approaching, which means you need to start thinking about what to get your grandparents for Christmas.
The thing is, it can be hard to find a gift that's meaningful but not too expensive. After all, your grandparents have been taking care of themselves for decades. They don't need another pair of socks or another mug with their name on it.
So, what should you get them? We've got some ideas, they're all inexpensive and thoughtful enough that they'll make your grandparents feel special without breaking the bank.
A Photo Book
One of the best gifts you can give your grandparents is a photo book full of memories from their lives. You can make an album with pictures from when they were young and photos from throughout their lives, or even just make a book with pictures from one special occasion, like their wedding day or first Christmas together as a couple.
It doesn't matter if it's sugary or salty, just make sure there's no gluten in them (unless your grandparents are gluten-free). Even better if there are no allergens in them (like nuts or dairy). Your grandparents will appreciate anything from homemade cookies.
If your grandparents like jewelry, then this is an excellent idea. You can get them a necklace, earrings or even a bracelet. If they don’t wear much jewelry, then you might want to consider getting them a brooch instead.
A Personalized Blanket or Throw
A personalized blanket or throw is another great gift idea for your grandparents because it will remind them of warm memories whenever they use it. You can have a message embroidered on it, such as "Grandma's House Is The Best" if they love spending time at yours or "Grandpa's Favorite Blanket" if they like having cozy blankets ready when they visit with you in the winter months (or any other time of year).
Gift cards are always a safe option when it comes to gifts because they allow your grandparents to get whatever they want (or need). If you're not sure what type of gift card would be best, consider getting one from their favorite store or restaurant, so they can do some shopping themselves!
The first thing most people think about when it comes to travel is packing cubes and luggage tags — and those are both great ideas! But there are other travel-related gifts that your grandparents may enjoy as well: airplane tickets or even just a coupon book with discounts at local shops around town where they live.
Plants and Flowers
Grandparents love plants and flowers because they're easy to take care of, and they make the perfect decoration in the house! You can give them plants that don't need too much attention, like succulents or air plants. Or if you have time to take care of a more demanding plant, give them one that they can enjoy watching grow over time, like an orchid!
A Gift Card To Their Favorite Restaurant Or Store
Nothing says "I love you" like a gift card to their favorite fast food joint or grocery store. If they're anything like my grandma (who loves shopping at Target), then this is an easy win! You can get them one in any amount and have it delivered right to them via email or text message.
A Box Of Chocolates
Chocolate is always a good idea when it comes to gifts for anyone — even if they don't need anything else from you! A box of chocolates from See's Candies or Godiva will make any grandparent happy. If you're feeling extra generous, grab them both!
If the holidays are not about the give and get, then I don't know what is. Don't feel pressured to spend a ton of money on gift cards or trips away. Give your grandparents something they would enjoy getting and that they need, like a new phone case or tablet stand. Or, if you're feeling generous, give them a few of their favorite treats.