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Dec. 22, 2012
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Now it’s a great time to express your love and gratitude for all the good things that your Grandparents bring to your life. They take care of their grandchildren, share their invaluable life experience and remember  wonderful stories from the era when people spent less time in front of computers and more with their family and friends. Although sometimes their advice may seem outdated, after some time you find out that they are right, even if at first you couldn’t acknowledge it. The best gifts for grandparents will show that you care for their comfort and value the special kind of understanding that comes only with age. Grandparents will certainly recognize the outstanding quality of the craftsmanship and enjoy the beauty of the handmade things, that were chosen specially for them. Let them know how important they are in your life and that you appreciate their wisdom and help.

Set of 2 Nana and Papa wine glasses
By Distinctglass

Forget about simple coffee mugs, they are so cliché! These fine wine glasses will help grandparents to enjoy their healthy dose of reservatol in style. What is better after a busy day with rowdy grandchildren? The glasses are sturdy and the letters will not fade as they are deep etched in glass. Distinct glass offers also beer mugs that can be personalized with an anniversary date.

Custom Wall Art
By The Purple Pear

This tasteful wall art will warm the heart of every grandparent. You can personalize it with the birthdays of all the children and grandchildren, or any other special dates that are important to remember. Choose one of the many colors for the background, fonts or even the inspirational quote at the bottom. In The Purple Pear you will find also other beautiful wall art examples and pretty trinkets to brighten your day.

Agate Druzy Gemstone Necklace
By Hearts of Stone

Give Grandma something elegant that will let her feel like a real lady. This gorgeous necklace is handmade of lapis, moonstone and pyrite and features beautiful heart-shaped pendant with sparkling agate. It will dress up any outfit with its refined charm. Hearts of Stone offers also amazing gemstone jewelry sets, you can find there classy earrings and bracelets.

Angel Wings Personalized Wall Clock
By Simply Southern Gift

Unpretentious and cute, this personalized wall clock will turn mundane time checking into a little pleasure. You can customize it with your own favorite poem to thank grandparents for everything they do. The clock operates on AA batteries and there are many patterns to choose from. Simply Southern Gift offers also cheerful wall art that will brighten the most gloomy room.

Hand Painted Square Crepe de Chine Silk Scarf
By Vivien Pollack Design

This exquisite silk scarf can become the most cherished piece of Grandma’s wardrobe. Stylish and charming, it will enchant her with its lavishly soft texture. It is painted using the high quality silk dyes in fabulous shades. The color combination will match any outfit and add a touch of luxury. Check also other fabulous patterns in Vivien Pollack Design.

Personalized Chef Grandma & Grandpa Matching Apron Set
By Shopmemento

With these aprons time spent in kitchen will become a real fun! They have practical pockets, adjustable neck and are adorned with coordinating ribbons. Separate aprons are also available. You can choose from different colors and even change what’s written. In the shopmemento you can also find personalized chef hats, totes, iPhone cases, waffle robes and more.

 Top-level smooth genuine leather Multi-functional Portfolio
Homemade Leather

Times when grandparents were afraid of modern technology are long gone. More and more seniors enjoy surfing the internet as much as their grandchildren. Here is a perfect gift for a tech-savvy Grandpa. This iPad case is handmade of genuine leather and can compare with the most expensive brands. You can customize it or look at the other options available in Homemade Leather.

Recipe Box
By Pandora’s Box

Grandma will be flattered when you will show with this gift how much you appreciate her cooking. In this beautiful recipe box she can store her best treasuries for the future generations. In a rare case that she dislikes kitchen chores, the box can be also used to store trinkets, photos or jewelry. In Pandora’s Box you will find also practical recipe dividers that will help to organize valuable collection.

Custom Embroidered Pillow

This pillow will not only bring comfort to the grandparents home but also remind them how blessed they are. It’s skillfully made of linen fabric and embroidered with wine red thread. You can customize the saying or choose one of those available in Greta47 store. The pillow is very soft, hypoallergenic and will help to rest in an armchair with a good feeling.

Custom Lithophane Nightlight

Here is a nice and imaginative way to brighten grandparents’ life. Lithophanes turn your personal photo into a durable sculpture, that will last long years. There is no printing involved so nothing can fade, it’s the magic of light that fills the shape and lifts the spirit. You can choose the picture of the newest grandchild or maybe your whole family photo.

The gifts are only small gestures to thank grandparents for their nurturing and encouragement.  The further they are from the mass-produced things the better they will serve their purpose. For they are just like the love of grandparents, impossible to replace or substitute. They help to remember that the time we spend together is worth more than anything else.

Written by Alicja Buchman, a freelance writer and contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.