Gift giving for grandparent’s day can be a notch special this year for your kids and their grandparents. We know that it is not always easy working with preschoolers in the gift decision/making process but they add a touch of uniqueness to the gift. It is this unique touch that makes their grandparents happy. This year, if you wish to make your children’s gift-giving a little more special, we have just the right ideas for you.
- In this article, we’ve identified some craft ideas for grandparent’s day and we’ve also listed some of the best tools you need in creating them. In the event that you do not have enough time for crafts, we’ve also listed other gift ideas for grandparent’s day.
- This article has been subdivided into four; 1) grandpa’s gift from grandchildren, 2) grandma’s gift from grandchildren, 3) craft ideas for grandparent’s day and 4) gifts for parents who have everything.
- If you are all about craft ideas for preschoolers, please scroll down to heading number 3 “craft ideas for grandparents day
GRANDPA’S GIFT FROM GRANDCHILDREN
If you and the kids are unable to make crafts for grandpa, here are a couple of items you can still give grandpa.
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1. I LOVE YOU GRANDPA MUG
“Arrg! Mugs again?!” If you feel this way, you can skip to the next gift. Mugs are still cute gifts and this particular mug is perfect. We love its design, it is simple and beautiful. The size is also great (18oz). This mug can be made a little more special. Let your child or children sign it or draw something cute on it for grandpa. We bet grandpa will love it. We’ve recommended the best markers for ceramic mug decorations under the heading ‘craft ideas for grandparents day’.
This mug is a good parent day gift for grandpa.
2. I LOVE YOU GRANDPA FIGURINE
This figurine is so adorable and would make the perfect grandpa’s gift from granddaughter.
This will make a beautiful granddaughter gift to grandpa
3. I LOVE YOU GRANDPA PHOTO FRAME
If you have a really cute picture of grandpa with his grandchild(ren), you can insert it in this cute ‘I love you grandpa” picture frame. It will make a special gift. Preferably, allow your children to choose their favorite picture with grandpa and then help them to insert it into this frame as a gift. They would be really happy to give it to their grandpa.
- The frame is really beautiful
- The quality is great
- It comes in different sizes
- It will make a perfect grandpa’s grandparents day gift
- We see no issue with this frame. However, just like mug gifts, photo frames are equally common gifts. It would be a great idea if your children can glamorize this frame a little more for their grandpa.
The quality of the frame is great
4. GRANDPA GIFT KEYCHAIN FROM GRANDDAUGHTER
We absolutely love this grandfather granddaughter keychain. It beautifully depicts the bond both parties share. You could add a picture pendant of grandpa and his granddaughter to this keychain. It will look a lot nicer.
This will make a lovely gift
5. FISHING HOOK KEYCHAIN FOR GRANDPA
If grandpa is a fisherman or enjoys seasonal fishing adventures, this is a good gift for preschoolers to give their grandpa. The two cute little fishes on the hook depict grandpa’s grandchildren. This is a cute way of appreciating their grandpa. A cute way of saying “we are proud that you are our grandpa”.
GRANDPA’S GIFT FROM GRANDCHILDREN
6. DIVINITY BOUTIQUE CERAMIC MUG GIFT
If you are looking for some cute mug gifts for grandma, you will love this 12oz mug and note stack set. The bright floral design is absolutely beautiful. It has scriptural references too but if that would be a problem, you can check out this kinrex mug for grandma. This mug is equally as pretty and we think grandma will love to receive this gift from her grandkids. It is equally a 12oz mug.
These mugs are cute.
7. PRECIOUS MOMENT GREATEST GRANDMA FIGURINE
Isn’t this figurine just adorable? Our hearts are already melted looking at it and we think grandma will really love this gift. It is a perfect granddaughter and grandson gift for grandparent day. Check out the granddaughter version of this figurine World’s greatest grandma.
We highly recommend this item as a gift.
8. MIXSO CHARM PENDANT FOR GRANDMA
This pendant will make a cute granddaughter’s gift to grandma. The colors on the pendant are cute, and so are the engravings. The pendant has a locket that allows grandma to open the pendant and switch charms if she wishes.
This will make a cute gift.
9. BEST GRANDMA FLORAL HAT CLIP
If grandma is a golfer, your children can give her this floral hat clip/ball marker as a gift. It is cute.
We recommend it
10. VILIGHT GRANDMA BRAG BOARD
Consider getting this brag board for your children to hang some of their favorite pictures for grandma as a gift. They would be proud to give it to her.
Get a grandma brag board for grandparents day, your kids will be proud to give it to their grandma.
CRAFT IDEA FOR GRANDPARENTS DAY
We know that there are tons of crafts out there that would be amazing for grandparent’s day but why don’t you guys try out ceramic decorations, jewelry making, designing clothes and accessories, and or wood art? These crafts are fun to make and preschoolers will be excited to be part of it.
- DECORATION OF CERAMIC WARES
Hand-painted ceramic wares are one of the easiest fun crafts that preschoolers can participate in making. The finished products are unique and beautiful even when you think they look messy. If you’ve not tried it before, we urge you to give it a try. It could be mug decorations, plates, trays, keepsake boxes, and or figurines. All these items make good gifts. There are many unique designs on youtube to choose from. If you are worried about your children making a mess of their craft, and wasting your money, please don’t be. See their craft as ‘rare designs’, and the “je ne sais quoi” of grandparents day gift-giving. You can help them achieve the best decorated ceramic wares for grandpa and grandma by having them draw and color their decorations on a plain sheet of paper. This will help them to have a firm idea of what they want their decoration to look like. Here are a couple of items that you might need for the ceramic decorations;
11. SERAMI LARGE CERAMIC MUG SET
If it is mug decorations that you and your children have decided to work on, we recommend this Seramic ceramic mug set. They are perfect for the craft. You can bake this mug at 350 degrees for 30 minutes without worrying about cracks. This ceramic mug set comes in two plain colors, black and white. These mugs are sturdy and their size is perfect.
This is a good mug set to work with.
12. SWEESE DINNER PLATES
Plates and trays provide a good working area for kids to show their creativity as compared to mugs. If you and your children choose to decorate plates for grandparent day, consider these Sweese dinner plates or serving trays. They are good for crafts.
- They are sturdy and can withstand heat when baked.
- They are beautiful
- They are wide enough for children to explore as many designs as they wish
- They usually come in sets as opposed to singles. This means you have extra plates on your hands after decorating some for the grandparent. On the other hand, you can decorate the entire set for grandma and grandpa. It sounds like a good idea.
Sweese wares are good for painting especially if you have to bake them.
13. CALIART ACRYLIC PAINT SET
Get Caliart acrylic paint set for ceramic painting and decorations. It provides you with enough range of colors to work with. It is equally non-toxic.
- Great range of colors
- Appropriately thick and allows for other mixtures
- They are perfect for beginners and are equally nontoxic to accommodate young creatives.
- The cost of spending for the ceramic painting increases drastically which might not be appealing to you if this is a one-time project. Thankfully, this paint can be used for many other crafts other than ceramic painting.
Acrylic paint is an important part of the project and different craft making and customers love this brand. We recommend that you try it out.
14. RUSH DEER ACRYLIC PAINT PENS
If you prefer acrylic paint pens, try out this Rush Deer acrylic paint pen set. It’s smooth and easy to use. It is equally long-lasting.
This is a good paint set.
- JEWELRY MAKING
Jewelry gifts are precious and your little ones will have a fun time making necklaces, bracelets, and or keyholder pendants for their grandparents. They just need the right materials to get started and of course, a little guidance and help from you. Here are jewelry kits you can get for your children
15. SWEET TIME JEWELRY MAKING KIT
This jewelry kit is age-appropriate for preschoolers. These pop beads are easy to work with. Children are going to have a fun time working and playing with them. However, they are not ideal for long-lasting jewelry gifts for grandparents. They are mainly for fun and would serve as a fun task for grandparents and grandkids to do during grandparents day.
We think that this is a great kit to get. It allows one to explore other creative crafts they can do.
17. EUTENGHAO JEWELRY MAKING KIT
This jewelry kit is really cool. It has enough beads and material needed to make a bracelet or necklace. The beads come in different fun colors. Jewelry produced from this kit can have a fair pass for adults, however, it would be great to add mature pendants to make it look better.
- This a sturdy kit and the content is of good quality
- Fun to work with
- It has a good range of beads for unique jewelry making
This is a great kit.
- DESIGNING CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES
Preschoolers can design t-shirts, hoodies, face masks, shorts, face cap etcetera, for their grandparents as gifts. They would have loads of fun creating them. Some of the items that will be useful in creating a personalized clothing designs are;
18. TULIP ONE STEP TIE AND DYE KIT
If creating patterns on fabric is what you look forward to doing with your children, then this Tulip one step tie and dye kit has got you guys covered. It is easy to mix and fun to work with. Preschoolers will be excited to create unique gifts for their grandparents.
We highly recommend it
19. SCRIBBLE FINGER PAINT FOR FABRICS
Finger prints designs are really cute on materials and if it is what you and your children look forward to doing, consider this Scribble finger paint. It is non-toxic and can easily be washed off from skin. The paints are however permanent on clothes. Sadly, a few customers do not read this feature before buying it. They assume this is just like any other paint for surfaces.
- It is a cool finger kit, and fun to work with
- The paint is permanent on clothes which means your designs will last for a while
- Easy to get off skin
- Since the paints are permanent on clothes, it is important for kids to use aprons while working with it.
- The content is small, but enough to design a shirt for grandma and grandpa
This is a good hand print kit for kids
20. US ART FABRIC MARKERS
Fabric markers are easier to work with and less messy than other fabric paints. If you wish to use fabric markers on that shirt, cap, joggers, bag, etcetera, this US Art fabric marker is perfect.This set has 20 amazing colors and double edge tips for smooth use. They equally last long on fabric. Children will have a lot of fun drawing pictures on fabric for their grandparents.
If you are going for fabric markers, we recommend US art fabric makers.
21. ZONON FLOWER STENCIL SET
Stencils are great for making patterns. There are many amazing stencil patterns out there and if you are looking for floral patterns, you might like this Zonon flower stencil set. The floral patterns are really beautiful.
Stencils are very handy items for fabric crafts and we think you would love working with this floral patterned stencil. You can also check out this Mandala Stencil set.
22. MASTEAM SPRAY BOTTLE SET
If you would be using stencils for pattern making, consider this set of spray bottles. It is affordable and the entire set allows you to mix different colors of fabric dyes at once.
We highly recommend this spray bottle for craft use
23. PLAIN T-SHIRTS
If your children will be customizing a t-shirt for their grandma, you might like this plain t-shirt sold by Amazon essential.
We think this shirt is perfect. For bigger sizes, you can consider getting this Men big and tall crewneck t-shirt
24. HANES FLEECE SWEATSHIRT
If you prefer to use fleece for customization, you will like Hanes fleece sweatshirt. It comes in great sizes and they are warm. They are equally perfect to work on.
We think that decorating fleece for grandparents day is a great gift idea.
25. AXE SICKLE TOTE BAG
Designing tote bags is a great idea because they are cheaper and will be more useful to grandparents when they go shopping. Axe Sickle tote bags are of excellent quality and perfect to work with.
We think this is a great bag to customize as a gift for grandparents. We recommend it.
26. PLAIN POUCH
Personalized pouches are another good gift to give grandparents. Grandma will be particularly happy to show off these pouches when she uses them as makeup, stationary and money bags.
Other than their chemical smell, we recommend these pouches. They are easy to glamorize.
GIFTS FOR GRANDPARENTS WHO HAVE EVERYTHING
Grandparents generally don’t expect much from their grandchildren. They are at a stage where they generally feel satisfied with life and only a few things move them. If you are looking for gifts for grandparents who have everything, consider getting them relaxation gifts or gifts that are in line with their hobbies. Here are a couple;
27. PERSONALIZED JIGSAW PUZZLE
A customized jigsaw puzzle is a great idea for grandparents that love puzzles. The good thing about this gift is that they would not be expecting and they would have loads of fun working on it. All you have to do is send a high resolution picture of grandparents and their grandkids to the sellers for jigsaw customization. We chose this seller because they are fairly new and may do a better job than other customizable jigsaw sellers.
A good customized jigsaw puzzle will make a lovely gift
28. TASSE VERRE GRANDCHILDREN SHADOW BOX GIFT
A shadow box is a good alternative to a picture frame. This mini grandchildren family tree is a really warm gift for grandparents.
We recommend it
29. GRANDKIDS PICTURE FRAME
A picture frame of the grandkids will make a cute gift to grandparents. We love the quality of this picture frame and the engravings on it. You can suggest this frame to your children and see if they love it for their grandparent.
It is beautiful frame and would be perfect for grandparents day gift
30. GRANDPARENT PILLOWCASE
You can get these lovely pillowcases and allow your children to customize them with fabric paints or markers for their grandparents before inserting pillows in them. They will make really cute couch cuddle gifts.
Perfect gift. We highly recommend it.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. How do you make grandparents gifts?
Start by identifying the type of gifts you would want your children to give their grandparents. If you have no idea, there are tons of them online and we’ve identified a couple too. Your children can paint ceramic wares, fabrics, wood, paper or make jewelry for their grandpa and grandma. There are lots of youtube videos you and the children can watch for inspiration.
If you decided to work on one of the above crafts we’ve mentioned, we’ve identified the best paints and markers for ceramics and fabrics that are non-toxic for kids but permanent on ceramics and fabrics. We’ve also identified some useful jewelry kits.
Select your decoration patterns. You can either use stencils. You can also ask your children to paint on paper before they work on the item they would be giving as gifts. Do not be worried about the kids making a mess of the project, you did be surprised how beautiful their ‘supposedly’ flawed designs turn out to be.
If you are unable to make any craft, you can purchase any of the gift items we’ve recommended and then modify it a little more. You can ask your children to put their names and signature on the gift.
2. How do preschoolers celebrate grandparents day?
Your kids can celebrate grandparents day by spending time with them, video call them if they are really apart, and they can send gifts and presentations to their grandparents.
3. What do you write about grandparents day?
Write about shared experiences. Let your children describe activities they’ve done with their grandparents and how they felt about it. They can also list reasons why they love their grandparents so much. They could use their experiences to construct a short poem about their granny.
Deciding on the best parent day gift is not easy especially when involving preschoolers in the decision making. You want a gift that they are able to make and give but sometimes you wonder if you have the right idea or time to execute any craft projects. Thankfully, we’ve made a list of gift items you can buy and spend little effort decorating. We’ve as well made a list of craft ideas that preschoolers can do for their grandparents. Whichever route you decided to follow for grandparents day gift from preschoolers, it is important to involve preschoolers in the process. It will give them a sense of achievement and boosts their confidence when presenting their gifts to their grandparents. We hope that you find our gift ideas helpful.
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