Whether you’re trying to a gift for your kids’ grandparents for the 20th year or for the very first time, finding something unique and personal can be a big Christmas challenge.
Studio 5 Contributor Kiersten Blanchard shares several ideas to let the grandparents know just how much you love them!
Many grandparents have enough “stuff” and want something personal instead. With the Bare Books, you can create a completely unique book for them to treasure and re-read each time your kids visit. With a price that can’t be beat, you can order one for each of your kids to make. They can write a story, record some favorite memories of grandma and grandpa, or just draw a picture. You can fill them in using crayons, watercolor markers, colored pencils, etc.
5 x 5 Chunky Bare Book with 8 blank inside pages: $1.30
8 x 8 Chunky Bare Book with 8 blank inside pages: $1.80
Blank Bare Book (8 1/8 x 6 3/8) with 28 pages (14 sheets): $1.75
Framed Game Board: $3.95
With this piece of art, you (or your kids) are the artist. Simply start with your personal message, and add a canvas and some paint to make it a piece of art!
You will need:
Gallery wrapped canvas
Vinyl lettering or letter stickers to spell out message
Clear finishing spray
Possible messages: “To the moon and back,” “With all our hearts,” “Family, God’s masterpiece”
All supplies can be purchased at a local craft store. Use a thicker paint to help minimize running under the letters. You can cover your surface with plastic or newspaper. Arrange your letters on the canvas making sure they are pressed on securely. Turn on some quiet Christmas music and paint away. Kids just painting back and forth in long strokes can give a surprisingly chic and modern look to your canvas. You can smooth things out after they have finished. Let the paint dry and remove the vinyl/stickers to reveal your message. You may need to touch up letters with white paint. You can also use a clear finishing spray after the paint has dried so that paint from the canvas won’t rub off onto a wall.
Pinhole Press Personalized Photo Gifts
If a picture is worth a thousand words, there won’t be much left to say when you give the grandparents a gift from Pinhole Press. Their darling Portrait Notepads ($12.99) are the perfect way to bring a daily dose of cheer to grandparents. You pick the picture and text. Then, grandma can even show off the grandkids (on her grocery list) when she’s doing a little grocery shopping. Other gifts you’ll find…
Hanging wall calendar: $29.99. A beautifully crafted calendar, printed on luxurious eggshell paper and featuring your photographs, truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Twelve times a year, to be exact.
Accordion Brag Book: $24.99. Available in 7 color choices! Sweet, simple and elegant – and its compact size lets it slip easily into any purse or pocket.
Puzzle: $24.99. With 252 puzzle pieces, it’s hours of fun for all ages! Just pick your favorite vacation photo or family reunion portrait and let the puzzling begin.
Journal: $17.99. A great way for grandparents to keep their lists & daily activities, plus a photo of grandchildren close!
Important Reminder: all Pinhole Press gifts need to be ordered by December 15th to guarantee Christmas delivery!
Eternal Love Hand Stamped (Personalized) Necklace from Bella Merce
Grandmas love to keep their grandkids close by. Even when grandchildren live far away their names can be close to her heart. This necklace is a beautiful way to display grandchildren’s names. The necklace has a center circle (up to 9 characters including dots and spaces), inner open circle (up to 20 characters), and outer open circle (up to 46 characters). If you have fewer names, there is a center circle with just one open circle available. The necklace comes in different finishes to match each grandmother’s style.
Although it can be difficult to get something personalized this close to Christmas, Studio 5 viewers have been offered a fantastic deal: Use the coupon code SANTA10 at check-out for a free Rush Order Service ($25.00 value), plus 10% off of the entire order of $75.00 or more! With the Rush Order Service, product will be shipped within 5 (instead of 10) days. Just remember when ordering, shipping time is in addition to the 5 days!
Eternal Love Sterling Silver: $85*
Eternal Love Mixed Metals (Copper & Sterling Silver): $79*
Eternal Love Tri-Color Metals (Copper, Yellow Brass & Sterling Silver): $77*
Mini Eternal Love Sterling Silver: $61*
*prices before discount is applied
In a Pikle Bags
The “In A Pikle” bag (or more frequently referred to as the “Pikle”) is a compact organizer for essential convenience items needed for the daily emergencies of life. Whether parent or grandparent, it is nice to know you are prepared. It is camouflaged to look like a designer wallet. Inside are 8 clear, removable pouches that attach to the cover. The product includes the exterior cover and essentials like a stain remover pen, hand sanitizer pen, bandages, nail clippers, tweezers, a credit card size mirror, safety pins, and much more. Grandpas will especially appreciate the Phillips and straight head mini screw drivers! Add the personal touch by including a few uniquely personal items for your grandma and grandpa, like a spare house key, list of family contact info, or favorite gum.
For Grandma – Pepper Pickle in Red: $39.99
Fun for the “spicy” grandma, the Pepper Pickle’s design is both functional and feminine. The ruffle embellishment will coordinate with any purse or bag. The ruffle strap wraps snuggly around the Pikle bag and attaches with a piece of hidden hook and loop. This hot little number comes in crisp white, cherry red or sleek black!
For Grandpa – Gherkin Back Pack Pikle: $39.99
The “small back pack” is made for the GUY on the go! The “Gherkin” is a perfect fit for the busy grandpa, outdoor enthusiast, or anyone who thrives on being prepared! It features an adjustable nylon strap and closes in a snap with a black clasp. The additional mesh pocket is great for storing extra items (like treats for the grandkids). The added d-ring allows for easy transportation….just clip it on and go! This versatile companion comes in charcoal grey.
The “pikle people” are offering a special deal for Studio 5 viewers. You can receive an additional 10% discount. At checkout, just enter studio5 .