The holidays are near and it’s off to Grandma’s house we go to celebrate the season with the duo who play a truly special role in our lives – our grandparents! They’re the ones who always welcome us with the warmest hugs, sneak us extra candy, and entertain us with their many, many stories.
Grandma and grandpa deserve the best, so we’ve rounded up our favorite holiday gifts for grandparents to help with your present list this year. Give your grands some extra love this season with these nostalgic and heartwarming gifts.
1. Family photo blankets
Keep grandma and grandpa cozy all winter long with a personalized fleece blanket with photos of the whole family. A photo collage of the grandkids’ sweet faces on a one-of-a-kind blanket is a gift that will get the biggest smiles (and maybe some happy tears!) hands down. Put a spin on the classic family photo blanket by featuring a vintage family portrait or a collage of grandma’s favorite pets!
Bottom right photo by @rose_mariea
2. Pet portrait pillows
Grandchildren may take the cake when it comes to grandma and grandpa’s adoration, but they have some serious competition from the family pet. Make a custom photo pillow with a portrait of Mr. Whiskers or Fido for a huggable, heartfelt gift. For added cuteness, create a collage of all your grandparents’ adored fur babies through the years.
Cat pillow by @flopsymopsy45
3. Turn their vintage photos into canvas prints
Whether Nonno and Nonna have a collection of antique photographs or stacks of retro polaroids, you want to preserve those priceless photos before they wear and fade. Transform your grandparents’ treasured vintage photographs into canvas prints that they can proudly display on their walls. First, choose your favorites and scan vintage photos to save a high quality digital image. Create canvas prints in a variety of sizes to create a stunning gallery wall.
4. Fill a photo book with memories
With so many pictures of growing grandkids from the year, a custom photo book is the perfect holiday gift to share all those memories with the grandparents, especially those who might live far away.
5. Make a personalized puzzle
Get the whole family around the table to work together on a custom holiday photo puzzle for Mamaw and Pop Pop. It’s the quality time together that counts most after all! Print one giant portrait from that family reunion or create an epic collage with all their travel photos from over the years.
6. Custom playing cards for grandma’s poker night
Gin rummy, bridge, canasta – so many games that would be all the more fun with a set of custom playing cards. Next time Grammy has a full house she can play her winning hand while showing off photos of her grandkids. Plan a family game night and ask her to teach you her favorite game with a personalized card deck. Watch out though, we bet Grandma has lots of tricks up her sleeve!
7. Personalized iPad case
Just because Gramps doesn’t post selfies on Instagram, doesn’t mean that he’s not tech-savvy and we’re betting that he probably jumped on the iPad bandwagon with the rest of us. Give him a personalized iPad case to greet him with family smiles before he dives into the morning news.
8. Custom calendar for year-round love
Who else has a Nana who carefully notes everyone’s birthday and never forgets to reach out on special occasions? Grandparents are seriously the best and they are always on top of their yearly calendars. Give them a custom photo calendar with different family pictures each month and personalized holidays to show how loved they are all year long.
9. Classic photo mug (because coffee, please!)
The photo mug is a classic gift that stands the test of time. Grandma and grandpa like their coffee too, you know? Create a photo mug with a collage of the grandkids and a timeless “World’s Best Grandpa (or Grandma)” message. Pair it with some homemade cocoa mix for a useful holiday gift.
10. Christmas ornaments featuring the grandkids
Custom Christmas ornaments are a fun way to decorate the tree and make sweet holiday gifts for grandparents who are new to the job or have been rocking the “grand” status for years.
BONUS – Custom vintage photo gift wrap
Watching your grandparents’ reactions as they unwrap your gift is one of the best parts of gift giving during the holidays, but what if the gift wrap itself could make them smile just as big? Create your own wrapping paper with a collage of vintage family photos and your gift will be the talk of the night before it’s even unwrapped.
One of Collage.com’s very own team members created this gift wrap for his family and it was a Christmas hit!