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Old 12-14-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
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Help with gift ideas for grandparents

I need some thrifty but awesome gifts for my grandparents. They are simply amazing. They are very generous people, super kind, and on and on. I could never spend as much on them as they do us. BUT I still try to make their gifts meaningful. Problem is, what do you get for someone who has everything they want, or has the money to go get it if they want it? I'm running out of creative ideas after 30 years LOL. So, anyone got any ideas?

ETA: They are not re-usable type people. They think I'm a little loopy for my cloth everything and reusable everything, but they love me anyway. However, they wouldn't use much reusable stuff. Well, they'd use reusable tote bags, but that is about it. They are upper class, retired, late 60's.

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Old 12-14-2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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You could make personalized stationary?
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Re: Help with gift ideas for grandparents

I did that last year for xmas
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:29 AM   #5
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Kids' artwork framed or a nice photo of the kids.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:33 AM   #6
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I would have the kids makes some artwork to frame and give them. Go to dollar tree for some ideas and frames.
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My grandparents sound like yours, lol. I am having a very hard time this year too, thinking of sending an empty frame that I will update with a family photo including the newby as soon as I can manage to get one .

A couple of years ago I quilted an advent calendar and wrote out cutesy tags for every day for each of them (red ribbon=g'ma green=g'pa) that had childhood memories we shared or things I love, admire or appreciate about them. Thy still use it every year and I went to head grandchild status it was a huge hit, they got to brag to their friends...
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:55 AM   #8
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I bake their favorite cookies.

The kids make a handprint calendar.

A fruit of the month gift.

Pictures of them with grandbabies.

Handknitted scarf or hat.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:51 AM   #9
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Every year my grandparents get one of the shutterfly calendars with pictures of the kids. They LOVE and have told me how much they look forward to getting the new one every year.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:05 AM   #10
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We make a photo calendar every year for grandparents and they love it. Snapfish had a sale where you could buy 1 get 2 free.
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