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Great Ideas for Gifts for Grandparents

For Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparents Day, Birthdays and More

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Buying gifts for grandparents can be tricky, as many grandparents have begun to simplify their lives and don't want a lot of stuff. You'll be rewarded with much appreciation, however, when you find the gift that really fits the grandparents.

1. Classic Gifts for Grandmothers

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Nothing too outrageous, nothing too kitschy. These gifts are classics that practically any grandmother would enjoy receiving for a birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas or other special occasions.

2. Global Gifts for Grandmothers

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If the grandmother in question is a traveler, an intellectual, or a bit of a crusader, she'll love these gifts from around the globe. It's no accident that many of these are eco-friendly products as well, and obtained through Fair Trade.

3. Gifts for Traditional Grandmothers

This Susan Lordi Willow Tree figurine could make a perfect gift for grandmother.
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For traditional grandmothers, it really is the thought that counts. They will love anything that reminds them of their grandchildren, as well as things that make it easier for them to show their love, like aprons and cookie jars.

4. Grandpa Gifts That Are Sure to Please

golfing gifts for grandparents
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You'll find no funky ties or boring shirts on our list of grandfather gifts, just some out-of-the-box ideas for a grand grandpa!

5. Gifts for Grandparents Day

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For Grandparents Day consider these general suggestions for gifts for grandparents, with some specific suggestions in each. There are ideas for grandmother gifts and grandfather gifts, and some that suitable for couples. Don't forget to remember this special holiday, which falls the first Sunday after Labor Day.

6. Luxury Gifts for Grandmothers and Others

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They may be impractical, but these small-scale versions of some big name brands will bring real pleasure to a certain type of grandmother. Actually, many mothers and daughters would love them, too. Luxury gifts say to the recipient: you deserve the best.

7. When Grandparents Are Hard to Buy For

Some grandparents would love the gift of an exciting ride in a biplane.
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Since many grandparents are downsizing and decluttering, consider a gift that is not a thing. A day of adventure or luxury can be a great gift, as can a contribution to a cause that they favor.

 

8. Gifts That Give Grandparents a Little Help

PlanAhead has a line of See it Bigger Planners that grandparents will love.
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Everyone appreciates those grandparents who keep on going in spite of minor problems, so why not reward them with gifts that make it easier for them to do their favorite things? Whether it's tools that are easier for stiff hands to grip or a planner that discreetly features larger print, these gifts could make a special grandparent's life a little simpler.

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