The holiday season is upon us.
As families create holiday budgets and begin the process of crossing people off their gift list, there’s always special space for the family’s matriarch as her grace and appreciation are a constant presence. If your holiday wish is that your grandmother unwraps an extraordinary holiday gift that’s gold-plated with tender thoughtfulness, here are some holiday gift ideas that will act as your north star this special time of the year.
Family tree display
Maybe your family has already organized your shared lineage and heritage on paper, complete with an elaborate genealogy tree that spans multiple generations. Take the next steps toward preserving the documentation of the family tree and turn it into a gift of a lifetime. With a little creativity and time, you can put together an impressive display or representation of the family tree and put a nice red ribbon and bow on it for grandma.
Classic tree imagery, or something unorthodox, can be framed or come in a creative configuration that can be put on display anywhere inside the home. This memento will be a cherished heirloom, gracing your grandmother’s living space. The entire family will enjoy and wonder about their history as they wander through all the many familial connections throughout the decades.
Feed her love for birds
Avian visitors in the yard spark joy. If you’re grandmother loves to bird watch and spends a lot of time in the green spaces of her home or neighborhood, you have first-hand experience of how much pleasure being outdoors can bring. The gift of a bird feeder can exponentially increase her opportunities for birdy encounters. From house finch to hummingbird, to mourning dove, every visitor will bring untold joy.
And not to mention, the gentle alarm clock of singing birds will easily remind your grandmother how much you care about her and her love of nature.
Jewelry with a birthstone
Whether your grandmother wears earrings, necklaces or bracelets, a special piece of jewelry hand selected by a loved one that features their birthstones as a design element will hold special meaning. A personalized piece with a pearl, Moonstone or Alexandrite, or other corresponding birthstones, will quickly become her favorite accessory that she carries with pride.
This is an opportunity to work with a local jeweler or specialty shop that handles customized orders and designs. This element of craftsmanship consideration will only add to the gift’s intrigue. Certain stones may have spiritual or energy properties that can be topics your grandmother would appreciate learning more about.
A day at the spa
As the weather becomes chillier, there’s no better time to pamper your grandmother with a luxurious day at the spa. Grandma can unwind, put her feet up and enjoy some much-deserved care for her feet, hands, skin, back, neck, head and body.
Join grandma and make the day even more special. Together, you can both take in and experience mind and body rejuvenation and fulfillment through massage, pampering, facials, manicures, foot therapy, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, body wrapping, special baths and other treatment and wellness services and therapies.
Picture-perfect gift frame
Grandma is probably an avid collector of family photos. The pace at which she keeps up with the tradition of organizing printed photos could be slowing down as time passes on. Sort through your family’s smartphone photos and make the ultimate digital gallery that includes grandma and all her favorite people in the world. Take the photos and upload them onto a high-capacity digital photo frame to give a gift to grandma. It’ll make quite the addition to her collection.
She’ll marvel at the sight of family photos shuffling by on a digital screen. With each passing photo she’ll be reminded of everyone she loves and how thoughtful you are for putting every family member and special events on rotation on a digital frame.
Stylish chef’s apron
For something on the practical side that can be put to use daily, think about a personalized chef’s apron. A stylish and well-designed apron can delight grandma while food prepping.
An embroidered apron that’s personalized with your grandmother’s name, favorite color or family photographs will add a dash of love every time she cooks her favorite dish and snacks. She’ll undoubtedly receive plenty of compliments and an extra kiss from her loved ones.