If your grandmother’s birthday is coming up, be sure you let her know just how special she is and what an important role she’s played in your life by finding her the perfect present. Whether you make it yourself or find something great for delivery, she’ll love the time and effort you put into making her day the best it can be.
Just because you aren’t five anymore doesn’t mean Grandma has stopped loving homemade gifts. Think of a beautiful DIY present that doesn’t break the bank and make her heart melt with your heartfelt effort. Collect photos of all of her kids and grandkids and combine them into a beautiful photo album. If scrapbooking isn’t your thing, just upload all the photos to Shutterfly and let the website do all the hard work.
A Special Gift Just For Her
Think of what your grandmother loves to do. Is she a gardener that can spend hours in the backyard? Perhaps a gardening pot would make her smile on her birthday. Does Grandma love to sip on a good strong cup of coffee in the morning? Get her a beautiful coffee mug that will make her think of you every time she takes a gulp. You can make gifts like these even better by getting her something personalized. Get her name engraved on the gardening tub or personalize the mug with photos of your family. She’ll love the uniqueness of her gift and you won’t have to spend a ton of money to make her birthday wonderful.
The present Grandma probably wants most is just some quality time with her family. Make a point to make it to her birthday dinner, and enlist the troops: every grandkid there at one time will truly blow her mind. If you’re far away on her birthday, set up a Skype session. Even if Grandma isn’t technologically savvy, someone in the family can head over and help her set up a computer so you two can have a quality chat.
Special Delivery for a Special Lady
If you can’t see your grandma for her birthday this year, celebrate with her from afar with the delivery of some gorgeous flowers (we all know that’s one of my favorite things). You can send them straight to her door for a doorbell surprise that she’ll love. Get a seasonal selection to reflect the months or send a specific bouquet of birthday daisies. Many delivery places also offer other items like teddy bears and candy that you can tack alongside to make her day even brighter.
Keep Her Modern
So you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, huh? Try telling that to Grandma. Even if she lived in the dark ages before the Internet, you can still keep her with the times with some cool technology. A slideshow picture frame where you can upload photos of the family is a sentimental gift with the perfect dash of technology. If your grandma has a variety of remotes and often finds herself confused with which one will speed up the fan and which will turn on the television, offer your assistance with a universal remote control that can be set up to control multiple electronic items. If Grandma loves to read, why not get her a Kindle? She can buy a variety of books at low prices, enlarge text to make reading easy for failing eyesight, and spend evening after evening enthralled with her favorite stories.
Making your grandmother feel as special as she should on her birthday is easy with the perfect gift item. Even if you live miles away you can make sure she feels the love on her special day. Make it personal, make it pretty, make it meaningful— if you follow those three guidelines, she’s sure to love your gift.