Now that Christmas is just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the gifts you need to purchase for your loved ones. While some people may be relatively easy to cross off the list, grandparents can be a little trickier, especially if they already have everything they need. This is when a homemade gift can really hit the mark, and become that memorable gift of the season.
Homemade gifts can range in price and difficulty level, so it’s best to start thinking about your options early on in the season, just in case you need to gather a variety of hard-to-find supplies. To help kick-start your imagination, here’s a look at some homemade Christmas gifts that the grandparents are sure to love.
A Family Memory Photobook to Keep on Display
Any grandparent will attest to the fact that one of their favourite gifts to receive is photos of the grandkids, and the family in general. Grandparents are notorious for displaying family photos throughout their home, showing off their loved ones with pride. This provides an excellent opportunity to make them a family memory photobook that they can leave out on the coffee table.
Creating a photobook means you get to pick a theme, the photos that will be in it, the placement, and how many pictures the book houses. With that in mind, photobooks can get a bit pricey, so it’s a good idea to use the photobookdeals.co.uk website, which allows you to compare prices, read detailed descriptions on what the book features, read reviews from real people, and even learn about photobook brands you weren’t familiar with. You’ll find everything from simple and basic books that you can put together very quickly, to more professional ones that appear high-end.
As for what pictures to put in the photobook, there are no limits or rules. Just be sure to pick photos that are high quality, will look sharp in print, and feature interesting elements in them.
Christmas Ornaments or Decorations Will Be Cherished
Why not take advantage of the fact that Christmas is the time for decorating and letting the kids go wild with homemade decorations. This can include things like tree ornaments, a centre-piece for the table, a homemade wreath, or anything else that grandparents can display each year moving forward. There is no shortage of holiday ornament craft ideas online, many of which are simple enough for kids to tackle on their own.
As an added note, any decoration that has a personal touch such as your child’s photo, hand-print, etc., will prove to be even more special.
Pottery Pieces Add a Lovely Touch to the Home
Pottery creations are another fabulous homemade craft idea that will not only be special for the grandparents, but plenty of fun for the kids to create. They can sculpt the item, paint it, and make something that is truly one-of-kind. Popular items include vases, decorative bowls, and mugs.
Themed Gift Baskets Feel Personal and Unique
Sometimes it’s not about making each and every item, rather it’s about hand-picking each of the elements. Gift baskets are wonderful items to give, but sometimes they lack in personality and creativity. Why not create themed gift baskets for each of the grandparents filled with items that are unique to them?
Take for example one grandparent who is an avid reader. The basket can be filled with a couple of new books, a lovely mug with some herbal tea, a scented candle, and even a cosy shawl and slippers to relax in. It’s about building a gift that speaks to their interests and personality.
Custom Artwork Applied to Various Projects or Fabrics
Another unique gift that grandparents will love is taking your child’s custom artwork and applying it to various items or fabrics. Take for example a cute picture or lovely little note that they wrote to their grandparents that you can then have printed on a t-shirt, a blanket, a pillowcase, a hand towel, etc. Again, it gives grandparents the opportunity to show off just how special, creative, and talented their grandkids are.
If you don’t want to have to print their artwork onto an item, you can always get the kids to transform an everyday piece into art. Take for example the typical wooden spoon, spatula, or cutting board for the kitchen. You can allow kids to draw right on them, etch a design, or with adult supervision – burn a design into the wood.
It’s All About the Special Little Touches
When it comes to creating those homemade gifts for grandparents, the number one thing to keep in mind is to give kids the freedom to be creative. The more hands-on the kids are in the project, the more special and memorable it will be. Homemade gifts are a wonderful way to create cherished pieces that are kept forever.