Holiday 2020: 8 Thoughtful Christmas Gifts Your Kids Can Give Their Grandparents

A little girl hugging her grandparents by a Christmas tree.Syda Productions / Shutterstock

Helping your kids give their grandparents a meaningful and thoughtful gift is the perfect way to make them feel loved this holiday season. Here are a few options for melting those hearts.

A personalized photo ornament

Brighten up Grandma and Grandpa’s Christmas tree with an endearing photo decoration that melts your heart. This gift will preserve your child’s current age forever, so everyone can ooh and aah on their kindness for years to come.

Here are our favorites:

Classic ornament: Just open the transparent ball, drag a cute image and you are ready to go!



Gift boxes: Another pack of three to showcase these precious grandchildren, this time in a more sober and more present theme.


If your kids are old enough, you can make the gift even more special by asking them to help you with the process. For example, have them choose a picture, cut it out to fit the frame, and then roll up the ornament.

A personalized pillowcase

A turquoise sequined pillow with a picture of four children sitting on a bench.Shark hat

Are you looking for a practical, personal and thoughtful gift? How about a pillow? Check out these customizable cushion covers:

Names pillowcase: Here you can list all the names of the current grandchildren. It’s great if your family is complete, but it might not be the best option if someone is planning on having more children.




Keep in mind that these are all pillow cases. If grandma and grandpa don’t have a pillow to put in a pillowcase, here’s a basic you can include with their gift.

A family photo rendered on canvas

Nothing preserves memories like a canvas photo hanging on your wall. We love these canvases because they are durable, easy to hang, and require no framing.

Browse through your favorite family photos, pick one in which your kids look like perfect little angels, and you’re ready to go! You can also have it shipped directly to your grandma and grandpa’s house to minimize the risk of damage.


Family tree photo frame

This bronze family tree stand stands 12 inches tall, with gorgeous branches and detailed leaves. It includes six frames for your favorite photos. You can also get more frames to add to the tree if you want.

It’s sturdy and built to last, making it a perfect addition to grandma’s fireplace.


A well thought out book

A grandmother reading a book to her granddaughter.Monkey Corporate Images / Shutterstock

Reading is a wonderful way to bond with grandparents. Even if you don’t visit them during the holiday season, they can read a book to your child over the phone or video chat.

We love the following books because they celebrate this special bond between grandparents and grandchildren:


A newspaper “What I like about you”

Taking the time to complete a personalized journal is a wonderful way to show how much your children appreciate their grandparents. Make sure you get them early, so your children have time to think deeply about their answers and fill them out.

Questions include things like, “I like the way you always say _________” and “If you were a pie type, you would be _________.”

Here are some options:


A cup

A grandmother drinking tea from a pretty lilac mug.Rocketclips, Inc./Shutterstock

If Grandma or Grandpa likes to drink tea, coffee or hot chocolate, give them a personalized mug! It’s a great way to remind them daily how much your kids love them.

Think about what kind of mug your parents or in-laws would like. Do they need one that can handle both hot and cold drinks? Would they prefer one with a handle or one with a lid, so they can take it with you?

Here are some of our favorite picks:


Insulated cup “Nana”: It’s a good choice for any grandparent who likes a cold or hot drink on the go. It allows them to sip easily in the car as it fits perfectly into the cup holder. You can get one that says “Grandmother,” if you prefer and, of course, there is one for “Grandfather, “ also.


Take this gift to the next level by adding a gourmet coffee service, a box of teas, or a bathtub of Ghirardelli hot chocolate and cocoa mix.

Grandparent themed clothes

There are many options when it comes to custom clothing. The standard t-shirt is loved by many. You might also consider a grandma sweatshirt, a grandpa cap, or socks.

Here are some of our favorite t-shirts:

Be sure to research their preferred size and materials before purchasing. After all, you want them to wear it.


Showing grandparents how much they are loved and appreciated is easy and fun with these delicious gifts. Personalize it even more by including a homemade card or a cute drawing of your children.

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