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Shower Grandparents With These Gifts — Because You Know They're Worth It

Julie Ryan Evans is an editor and writer who has covered everything from Capitol Hill to the politics of preschool. A mother of two, a runner of races, and a gourmet chef wannabe, she currently lives outside of Orlando, Florida.

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Great gifts for grands

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Great gifts for grands

If we think back on our childhoods — and pretty much just our lives in general — all of our best memories have to do with our grandparents. Baking with Grandma in the kitchen, taking a long walk with Grandpa and just hanging out with the both of them as they told us what it was like back in their day — that's what the warm-fuzzies are made of. 

Obviously, grandparents are more than special, and it's obvious they really do deserve to be showered with amazing gifts. Because of everything they are and everything they've done for us over the years, they deserve nothing but the best — and most thoughtful. 

But how do you deliver the heartfelt goods while still staying original year after year? It ain't easy, but it's possible. We've got some ideas.

Originally published November 2015. Updated August 2017.

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Grandparents' journal

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Grandparents' journal

This gift for grandparents is also a gift for generations to come, as it provides an easy way for them to record their memories and family history. (Amazon, $31.14)

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Digital photo key chain

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Digital photo key chain

Perfect for proud grandparents who want to show off pictures of their grandchildren anywhere, anytime. (Amazon, $19.48)

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Pretty personalized rolling pin

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Pretty personalized rolling pin

Grandma will have more fun making her famous pies with one of these pretty, personalized rolling pins. (RollingWoods/Etsy, $34.99)

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Grandparent pillow

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Grandparent pillow

Grandparents can proudly display their status with this sweet pillow. The simple design and colors will work well in any room. (CoverLove/Etsy, $41)

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Two-state map

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Two-state map

The perfect way to show grandparents who don't live closeby that they're always close in your heart. (KeepsakeMaps/Etsy, $25.95)

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Grandparent mug

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Grandparent mug

Start their morning off right with a smile and sweet thoughts from you. (JandAWares/Etsy, $12)

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Grandpa T-shirt

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Grandpa T-shirt

Let him wear his status loud and proud. The message is simple and to the point. (odysseyroc/Etsy, $12)

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Grandmother necklace

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Grandmother necklace

A little bling for Grandma lets her wear her love for her grandchildren prominently. (TracyTayanDesigns/Etsy, $43) 

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Personalized baby picture

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Personalized baby picture

This one is easy — and way too cute, because every grandparent needs a personalized pic of the newest addition to the family. (lazerdesignes/Etsy, $20.70)

 

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Personalized family print

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Personalized family print

Cute and quirky and something any doting grandparent would be proud to hang on the wall. (Uncommon Goods, $75-$125)

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Personalized stepping stones

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Personalized stepping stones

For the grandparent who loves to garden, these personalized stepping stones are a must-have. (Personal Creations, $29.99)

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Birthday board

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Birthday board

Undeniably, the cutest way for a grandparent to keep all the kids' birthdays organized. (DownhomeCraftByDiane/Etsy, $65)

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Kidoodles

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Kidoodles

A jewelry charm made from your child's drawing is guaranteed to get any grandparent all choked up. (Kidoodles, $60 and up)

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Funny socks

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Funny socks

These hilarious socks will be the hit of every family gathering. (Not on the High Street, $18.10)

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Photo blanket

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Photo blanket

This warm snuggly blanket can be customized with up to 80 family photos. (Collage.com, $79.99 and up)

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Engraved hammer

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Engraved hammer

A hammer engraved with "My Grandmpa can fix anything" will be cherished forever. (EvasCustomEtching/Etsy, $19.99)

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Matching mugs

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Matching mugs

Grandma and Grampa will love drinking their coffee together with these gorgeous mugs to look at. (BlueSparrowDesignsCo/Etsy, $28.50)

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Three generations necklace set

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Three generations necklace set

This necklace set symobolizes the generational bond between grandmother, daughter and granddaughter. (erinpelicano/Etsy, $140)

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Nana & Papa's house sign

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Nana & Papa's house sign

They'll proudly hang this cute sign on the front door. (WoodlandCrew/Etsy, $10.76)

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Gardening apron

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Gardening apron

This apron is perfect for the gardening grandparent in your life! (SparkleandComfort/Etsy, $16)

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LED winter beanie

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LED winter beanie

Sure, it looks kinda goofy, but this warm beanie is perfect for cold nights around the campfire with the whole family. (MobStub, $12)

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Etched city map glasses

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Etched city map glasses

They will love drinking their nightcap from a glass etched with a map of the city where they met. (Uncommon Goods, $14)

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Gifts grandparents will love

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Gifts grandparents will love

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