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News Flash: Sunday is Grandparent's Day! Our Favorite Gift Ideas

Custom Portrait for Grandparent's Day 2010

My son’s grandparents — every last one of them — are such a vital, needed part of our family. They’ve been there since day one, loving my child with a parent’s love while being impromptu babysitters, tireless playmates and spoiling gift-givers. So it’s only natural that we take time out to celebrate them as we do any other holiday like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. After all, they’re like the support beams of the family structure.

The only thing is, Grandparent’s Day 2010 is on…Sunday. As in two days from now. (Am I the only one completely unprepared for this?)

Of course we think everyone should spend time with the grandparents, fully showing appreciation and gratitude, but don’t run out to the drugstore just for any little trinket. If you’re looking for gift ideas, limit yourself to truly special and thoughtful purchases — even if it won’t get here in time.

Here are some holiday gift ideas for Grandparent’s Day 2010:

The perfect gift from Etsy.com

If you really want to get your parents something special as a big, giant “thank you,” the Etsy shop LittlePinkHouse makes these custom family portraits that are hand-sewn and hand-embroidered using wool felt. (Also see the first picture above.) This is definitely a holiday gift that any family member would cherish.

The Perfect Gift for Grandpa on Grandparent's Day 2010

For a very special, fancy-shmancy grandpa, how about these silhouette cufflinks that can be personalized to look just like one or more of the grandkids? (Get these at Le Papier Studio.)

A Special Gift from Etsy's Elm Studios Online

And if you have some sentimental grandparents to celebrate, we love the personalized, hand-made bowls from Elm Studios Online (one of our Top 50 Etsy Moms!).

A sentimental gift idea from Etsy

Family Tree Bowl from Elm Studios Online

Another great gift idea is a piece of grandparent art from Etsy:

Gift idea for Grandparent's Day 2010

Modern Artwork from Gracehesterdesigns

You can buy one of these 8 x 10 prints (even customize it to say something different!) for $20 from the Etsy shop Grace Hester Designs.


Happy Grandparent’s Day to all of the loving, loyal and supremely helpful grandparents out there. You’re irreplaceable!

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