National Grandparent’s day is a relatively new holiday that has become more popular since it’s inception in 1978. Celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day, it’s the perfect day to remind your grandparents how much they are appreciated and loved. When choosing any gift for an older loved one, it’s best to best stay away from knick-knacks and other things that take up space and collect dust. Try to buy them something they would use or consume. And remember, it’s GRANDPARENT’S DAY, so anything that includes their grandchildren will always be a gift that brings a smile to their face. But, here are some other options:
What can we say, grandparents love surprises and MAIL! What better way to send them both with a GrandBox. The original subscriptionbox curated and personalized for seniors and grandparents. Along with fun items and tasty treats, you can personalize each box with a note and family photos. You can order 1, 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions.
Meal delivery service companies like Blue Apron (unprepared) and Silver Cuisine (prepared) provide healthy meal options and unique experience for the special senior in your life. Because of their going popularity, a variety of options are available depending both on dietary needs and cooking abilities.
Whether it be an iPad or a Android device, because tablets are easy to use, they are the perfect gift for grandparents who are tech savvy or not. iPads can be bit pricey, so try searching for a refurbished one on the internet. Android tablets offer a variety of options that might align better toward your gift budget. Either one is a great gift that allows your grandparents to search the web, download cool apps, read books, and stay connected with family and friends via social media or emails.
Send flowers. Yes, this sounds boring, but everyone loves receiving flowers. Flowers brighten up any room and take up very little space. And nowadays, you have more options than 1–800- FLOWERS (still great though) as there are a variety of companies to use. In case you want to keep with the spirit of the holiday, the official flower of National Grandparent’s Day is the Forget-Me-Not.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac is packed with information, advice, funny stories, trends, folklore, and much more. It’s the perfect gift that will make your grandparents talking and smiling.
If your grandparents are still driving, a GPS system is a great gift. Like a tablet, they’re a little bit more on the pricey side, but for as low as $100, a GPS system will help make your loved one’s drive a little easier.
Last and never least, what Grandparent’s cherish most is time spent with family and friends. Bring a tasty treat, some photos to share, or a game to play and just spend time with them. Time spent with loved ones is never wasted. And if you don’t have any grandparents.