Gift Ideas for the Grandparents Who Have Everything

Grandparents Day is coming up on September 11, and it can be difficult to come up with ideas for gifts, right? Most older people either buy whatever they want or are actively trying to downsize on all of the “stuff” that accumulates over the years.

For the grandparents who seem to have everything, here is a list of some great gifts that they probably wouldn’t buy for themselves. And most can be purchased in time for the ‘holiday’!

Gift Ideas for The Grandparents Who Have Everything

Digital Photo Frame. These digital frames make photo sharing a breeze! Most options either have an app component or an email address that you send photos to, and they all show up on the frame as a slideshow. You can send photos to the frame from anywhere at any time. Grandma and grandpa will love seeing photos from the first soccer game the night it was played.

Personalized Photo Cards. I made personalized cards for each grandparent last year, and it was a hit. Drugstores like CVS or Walgreens make photo ordering in their apps super easy, plus it’s lightning fast to order, and inexpensive.

Family Photo Session. Keeping with the photo trend, why not gift a photo session to capture some moments with the whole family? Collin County Moms has several fantastic local photographers to recommend!

Christmas Ornament. For those who celebrate this holiday, a personalized ornament for the tree is always a good idea. Retailers like Etsy, Amazon, and a host of smaller shops have tons of options.

StoryWorth Subscription. Give the gift of shared memories with this thoughtful idea. Each week, grandma or grandpa receives a prompt, and all they have to do is answer it with an email. At the end of the annual subscription, all of their answers are combined into a bound book! Extra copies are available to order, so everyone can enjoy. They currently have a Grandparents Day special, too.

Joy Creative Shop Paper Goods. Local to Dallas, this company makes colorful, personalized, and unique stationery, notepads, cards, and more. Nana, Granny, and Grandma would love to keep their lists on a pad with their special name on it, don’t you think?

Grandparent Pen Pals Set. The art of a handwritten note has not died yet! Each generation can fill in prompts, lists, and easy activities with this set, and then share it snail-mail style with the order. What a fun idea!

Willow Tree figurines. A personal favorite of mine, these hand-carved and hand-painted sculptures capture special relationships for both the giver and receiver. There are options for grandparents, but also several other family members as well. There are also various skin tones and hair colors depicted, which I appreciate.

Grandma and grandpa are always happy with a hug and a kiss, but show how much you love and appreciate them with a “wow” gift this year. It doesn’t have to be expensive to be thoughtful.

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Caroline Klobas
Caroline was born and raised in Arlington and went to high school in Fort Worth. She met her husband Joe while they were in the fifth and sixth grades, respectively, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2012 with a degree in chemistry. Caroline and Joe settled in Plano in 2016 with their rescue pup Buddy and welcomed their son William in July 2020. Caroline runs her own virtual assistant business, Just Ask Caroline LLC. When she isn’t in front of her laptop, you can find her reading, getting back into exercise on her Peloton, and slowly updating their house. You can find her online at