3 Gift Ideas That Make Memories For Grandparents

Grandparents can be difficult to shop for, especially since many of them have everything they want and need. If you're struggling to come up with ideas this holiday season, consider pooling resources with the others in your family to put together something special. Memories can be a wonderful gift, whether you are bringing up old memories or creating new. The following ideas may just help inspire you.

1. Plan something special

A special trip or event can be the perfect gift for a grandparent -- there is no clutter or chance of an unwanted item, just an experience that can create wonderful memories. The even can be a simple group event. For example, a night at the theatre for the whole family. Simply choose a play that is appropriate for young and old alike. 

Or, you can pool resources with the other grandkids and plan a bigger event. A cruise is a popular option but think about the types of things your grandparents like. Perhaps they would love to rent an RV and tour the national parks or stay at a cabin in the woods and fish. A special trip of a lifetime is often the perfect gift.

2. Create photo memories

Gifts that bring back good memories can be some of the most treasured gifts. You can have your personal photos printed on a myriad of different items, from blankets to custom wall art. You can go simple and have a quilt made from blocks that feature a photograph of each grandchild. Another option is to take photographs from a special event, such as the annual family Christmas photo or photos from a beloved family vacation when everyone was young. Have these photos custom printed onto custom photo blankets or assemble them into a professionally printed photo book. You can even have them enlarged to make them easier to see.

3. Make a date

Often, all grandparents want is more time with those they love. Get together with the other grandkids and plan a year of special grandparent dates. You can plan one date a month, or you can opt for a weekly date. The grandkids can take turns taking the grandparents out on each date. These dates can be simple -- coffee, lunch, a movie, or even a walk in the park. The idea is to provide a commitment of time.

With a little forethought and some planning, you can find the perfect gift for your grandparents.