Thinking about the upcoming holidays may remind you that you need to find your grandmother the perfect gift. It doesn’t need to be perfect. In fact, she only needs something meaningful to make her feel close to you. One of these thoughtful ideas may be exactly what she always wanted from you for Christmas.
Pay Her a Visit
You can pay a visit to your grandma whether you live near or far. Find time by planning it out beforehand and marking it out on a calendar. Consider staying overnight at her house or a couple of weeks. Make sure to plan your visit before or after Christmas so you can spend valuable time together without distractions.
A Weekend Getaway Together
Spend time with your grandma by getting away for a weekend. You can go shopping at antique stores, see a family-friendly movie or eat out at a restaurant you both would like to try. Other ideas include having a picnic at the park, going to a bookshop or visiting a museum.
Blow Up an Old Picture
You can keep your memories alive by blowing up an old picture of you two. Choose one that speaks volumes about your feelings for each other. You can also make a duplicate for yourself. This will help you remember her when she’s gone. Consider personalizing this with unique, customized frames. You can wrap this in beautifully designed wrapping paper.
Create Something Handmade
Using any arts and crafts skills you may have to create something unique should make your grandma’s face light up. You can knit a scarf, crochet an Afghan or bake some delicious cookies. Paint a portrait, create a colorful Christmas card or write a heartfelt letter to her. Learn new skills by reading a tutorial or a book, or by taking a class.
A Book to Treasure
Consider finding her a journal or diary to write her personal thoughts in. Besides this, spiritual or religious books might appeal to her strong sense of wisdom and guidance. Another idea is to buy her a coloring book of flowers or other nature-inspired objects. Creativity is a way to escape reality, and express yourself in a positive way.
No matter what you pick for your grandma, the best way to make it special is to give it with meaning. By doing this, she’ll always hold it close to her heart. You can brainstorm more original gift ideas by writing them down on paper.