Your grandparents have been a consistent source of support. They babysat you, picked you up from school, cheered you on from afar, and have been a limitless provider of wisdom or advice. When it comes to finding a gift for them, you want something meaningful. So we tasked our resident experts to find some gifts that meet that challenge.
Vintage Pearl – Sweet Peas in the Pod Necklace
How about a gift that lets them show that their loved ones are always close to their heart? The beautiful keepsake from Vintage Pearl is cast in fine pewter, then hand sculpted, each “pod” is filled with water pearls (“peas”) and set on a sterling silver ball chain. Each necklace is customizable up to five pearls, one for each child in the wearer’s heart.
The New York Times – Personalized Memory Books
Bind together a personal, nostalgic history with a custom book of The New York Times covers. Choose a wedding day, birthday, anniversary, or any other special date and they’ll create a bound collection of the news. These Made in the USA memory books are the kind of gift they’ll look and re-look at. Each time they do, there’s something new to learn or reminisce about.
Tin Cup – Golf Ball Markers
Grandma and Grandpa can give their golf balls a little personality with Tin Cup. This stainless steel stencil lets them easily add a design to standard golf balls so they’re easier to identify. Tin Cup comes with a marker and leather pouch, for easy storage when they’re ready to hit the links.
McCrae’s Candies – Handcrafted Caramels
Made with locally-sourced, all-natural ingredients, McCrae’s caramels are a delicious gift for anyone. With classic flavors as well as new ones like Black Lava Sea Salt and Single Malt Scotch, it’s a gift they can enjoy for approximately two hours because we truly cannot envision them lasting much longer than that.
Sockwell – Merino Bamboo Therapeutic Socks
Give the gift of comfort. The compression socks from Sockwell look good and feel good making them a win-win for feet. From the yarn to the final product, they’re all Made in the USA. Merino wool, bamboo, and stretch nylon fiber-blend tamps down moisture, helps control temperature and odor, and feels comfortable, soft, and breathable. There’s also a pair to help ease discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis, too.
ReadeREST – Clip-On Glasses Holder
For the grandparent — or anybody, really — who is misplacing their glasses or watching them fall out of a pocket too often, there’s ReadeREST. Unlike other holders that are worn around the neck and leave glasses dangling, these help glasses stay put when leaning over or moving around.
Peeps – Carbon Eyeglass Cleaner
A handy problem-solver for any bespectacled grandparent is Peeps. It uses invisible carbon particles to repel dirt and leave your lenses crystal clear. It’s actually the same technology used by NASA to clean aboard the Space Station because carbon helps repel dirt. What gift is better than that of clear vision?
Wildlife World – Handcrafted Nesting Habitats
This holiday season, why not talk about the birds and the bees with grandma and grandpa? The bees that will be living in their new habitat house and the birds that will be flying around jealous, that is. Wildlife Worldhandcrafts habitat houses for bees, butterflies, insects, toads, and frogs to help backyard ecologies grow.
Mindful Mixtures – Sore Muscle & Cramping Relief
For anyone who suffers from sore muscles at times, we prescribe the gift of Mindful Mixtures. Magnesium counteracts muscle cramps, helps muscles absorb potassium, and is key to the production of ATP, our cells’ main source of energy. Again, the gift of comfort, it’s in every year.
Whether it’s a practical or nostalgic pick, any one of these gifts will delight Grandma and Grandpa this holiday season.