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