Perfect Gifts for Grandparents and In-Laws has been updated for 2021. I always want to get the perfect gifts for the boys’ grandparents. One of the hardest people to buy for is the in-laws who are now the boys’ Grandparents, well they are in my opinion and even though I have been married over 25 years I still have difficulties in choosing what to gift them. I want it to be meaningful and tailored towards their likes.
When the boys were younger we went for personalised gifts all the time from homemade shopping bags and fingerprint mugs. Or even a calendar with the boy’s photos on it as they really were the perfect gifts for grandparents.
Handmade gifts for Grandparents:
- Patchwork plant pots
- Homemade coasters
- Painted plant pots
- Painted porcelain
- Dishwasher safe mugs
- Salt Dough jewellery
- Kid stamped bags
- Kids silhouette images
- Tealight holders
- Recycled art bookmarks
- Homemade Spa treatments
- Tea cup candles
- Image on a pillar candles
- Fingerprint heart
But now they are teens and not so picture perfect (well I think they are, but they are also more camera shy)we have to think of different things to get them.
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Great Gifts for Grandparents
This personalised locket from Loxlox London is the perfect gift and guess what? You don’t have to faff around and find photos and get them cut to fit. You can simply upload the images and adjust them and when the locket gets to you with the engraving you requested it will also have the images inside. What Grandma wouldn’t want a locket with pictures of her grandchildren in?
My MIL loves flowers, but she also loves bling, really she does and this year we have decided to embrace her love of all things gold and shiny with an Eternity Rose. A real rose coated with 24 karet gold. It would also be the perfect gift for a Golden Wedding Anniversary. The rose comes in its own leather presentation box, but I know my mother-in-law will display hers in a vase. It is such a unique gift for someone who has pretty much everything and wants for nothing (which is like my MIL).
This year we are giving the Neos’ Smart Home Product Pack and setting it up for the inlaws. It is great value at under £100. Over lockdown, my Brother in Law has installed cameras on the farm and my in-laws have really seen the benefit of this, so we wanted to do something for their home and the Neos’ system is really great value and can be added two. The Smart Home pack comes with a camera, a motion kit and a smart leak kit.
A couple of years ago we went halves with my BIL and bought the parents a Nextbase Dashcam which gave us all peace of mind. Again we had to make sure that we (well the BIL) installed it! (UK Link/US Link). We love this version as it meant we could add a rear-facing one later.
With the cost of living crisis, I can not recommend this enough. We have had a HIVE thermostat (UK Link/US Link) for the last six years and LOVE it. It would make the perfect gift for the inlaws or grandparents as it means that they can easily control their heating and water temperature. No fiddling with a tiny white box and pressing loads of buttings, instead they can do it on the app, which is so much simpler or by using Alexa or Google Home.
Whilst we are talking of Alexa, we have also bought the grandparents and Alexa Show in the past and it is brilliant as a hub for all the other smart devices we have added to their home. (UK Link/US Link).
For my Father in Laws birthday we bought him a Fire Strick, he is a farmer and wanted to watch Jeremy Clarksons Farm. It has become a godsend as our local TV mast burned down and it has been their only source of TV since. They are in their 70’s and they have found it so simple to use and now have Prime Video too! Get your FREE 30 Day Amazon Prime Trial
We have been looking at phones for the grandparents and two options keep coming up. The IMO Q4 Pro which is an android phone and perfect for those that are a bit more technically minded. It comes with face unlock and lots of details that you would expect from a more expensive phone. It would be perfect for my Mother in Law.
Whereas the IMO Dash would be perfect for my Father in law – he who forgets to charge it. He doesn’t know how to answer it and also amazing 8 days standby time and up to 7 hours talk time on a single charge. It also has a camera in case he needs to take photos and is on pay as you go with Tesco Mobile.
My Father in law has always loved jigsaws and these one from Cloudberries are a little different and a bit more modern and an ace gift. I know the rooster one would be right up his street.
You may have gathered that my inlaws are farmers and have cattle and this beautiful kissing cows serving board is made from Scottish Oak and will be perfect for my MIL’s famous Buffets and for evenings cheese and crackers on a weekly basis. It is amazing quality (yes we have one for them)!
So now you know the inlaws are farmers and they would really appreciate this Fantastic Farm Kit £10 Card from Oxfam Unwrpped.
Another treat that we always get my MIL is some Betty’s tearoom blend tea – she loves it. Sometimes when buying gifts for grandparents the one you already get is the perfect one.
The Tastes of Betty’s tin is a brilliant way to get some wonderful Christmas treats and I know that my In-Laws will love this. And whilst I am talking about Bettys you have to order their speciality Yorkshire Fat Rascals which are my husbands favourite and I like the Family of Rascals so you get to try every flavour including the new gooey rascals.
My MIL has really dry hands and this SEAMS Hand and Nail Oil is perfect for her. Designed for sewers it is ideal and £22.50. This oil is a great nourishing treatment for your hands & nails that’s not greasy!
Whilst we are talking about hand care, I rave about Nursem to everyone. I discovered this fabulous brand through lockdown and love it. I swear by their hand wash and hand cream for a non-greasy finish. Use my link and you will get a £5 discount and so will I from my next purchase. My MIL loves the stronger skin fix.
The Good Life Game is the perfect multigenerational game and definitely one to get all the family around the table. I even have a 10% discount for you, just use the code ‘wheelbarrow’, The perfect gift for grandparents for all the family to play with.
Now this beautiful Steiff Mouse Queen Ornament is a very special gift and one I know my MIL is going to cherish. When my boys were born they were both given a limited edition Steiff bear of the year and both had Steiff Comforters. This would be a wonderful gift to give on the birth of a new Grandchild.
This is Mini is one of my In-laws two Maltese Dogs who are their pride and joy and this year we have got them a Pet Portrait Photoshoot from Red latter Days. All I can say is I know that it is going to be such a big hit already!
I have a Long Hot Water Bottle by YuYu and love it and this Body Bottle by them is Long Hot Water Bottle, with a wearable strap! Dimensions: L75xW15cm and the strap extend to 120cm to hold it against your body. It is great value at under £25 (UK Link/US Link).
Do you have someone that is a football fan to nut for – we have someone in our life that is a lifelong Sunderland supporter and this year we have opted for a bottle of handcrafted British vodka officially licensed by Sunderland FC by Bohemian Brands which we are putting inside one of my DIY Christmas printed bottle bags.
How about one of the Whisky Gifts from the Whisky Tasting Company like this unique Isle of Arran gift set which includes 10-year-old Arran single malt, together with two premium-strength ‘Wood Finish Programme’ malts (Port & Amarone cask matured), an Arran’s peated single malt, a Machrie Moor and a classic Arran Barrel Reserve single malt whisky. It comes with tasting notes for you to get the full experience.
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