7 Personalised Gift Ideas to Try This Grandparents' Day


Is there anyone quite as special as a grandparent? They’re responsible for so many of our fondest memories and are such a huge part of our lives.  Make the time to show them how much you care this Grandparents’ Day, with a heartfelt gift, carefully planned event or touching gesture.


Giving a thoughtful gift is the very best way to show someone just how much they mean to you. As with all presents, the ones that mean the most are the ones that come straight from the heart. The more personal it is, the more it means when you give it. With that in mind, here are some great gift ideas for you to try this Grandparents’ Day that celebrate tradition, have a wonderfully personal touch and are great to do with the family.


Afternoon Tea Set


This is an easy gift idea that looks impressive, is thoroughly enjoyable to make and is even more enjoyable to receive. Start by lining a basket or gift box with tissue paper, or shredded coloured paper, then fill it with their favourite afternoon tea treats. Round up the kids and have an afternoon of baking - this gift works best with scones, buns, cakes or biscuits which can be decorated. If you aren’t a dab hand in the kitchen, buy your delicacies online with the added twist of a personalised name label. When you’ve finished baking and buying your edible gifts, it’s time to add your tea service. Personalised mugs or silverware make a wonderful addition to a food gift basket.


Once you have everything needed to create a Grandparents’ Day afternoon tea, arrange your gifts creatively inside your box or basket - try piling biscuits or mini muffins inside mugs or cups, adding little pots of jam or folding embroidered napkins into creative shapes. Finish with a ribbon and tag, then enjoy!


If you’re short on time but still love the idea of treating Nan and Grandad to something tasty, order a personalised food and drink hamper online and surprise them by getting it delivered right to their door.


A Family Portrait

Celebrate Grandparents’ Day with a memento of the heritage they helped to create. Get everyone together for a special family portrait or dig out that old photo you know they adore and immortalise it by popping it into an engraved silver frame that you had made just for them.  After all, it’s often the simple ideas that are the most thoughtful!



A Book of Memories

You have a lifetime of special mementos saved up, so put them to good use and create a memory book this Grandparents’ Day. This is a great project to complete as a family or for siblings to work on together. Combine all their favourite photos of your time together, such as family holidays, special occasions and treasured memories. Add in ticket stubs, event programmes and anything else that has a significant memory. By choosing a decorative or personalised book cover, your memory book can be left out on display or used as a coffee table book that can be cherished for years to come.


Mini Garden

Have you ever thought about giving the gift of a garden? Handpick a selection of their favourite flowers, herbs, seeds or plants and arrange them in a decorative box, ready to be planted or displayed. A mini garden is a gift that’ll continue to give joy, season after season, and also doubles up as an opportunity for family fun out in the garden.


A Favourite Tipple with a Dash of Personalisation


There’s no better way to celebrate than by indulging in a favourite beer, wine or spirit.  Buy your grandparents a special bottle of their favourite beverage and give the label a unique personal twist that takes it from being just another off-the-shelf treat to something that’s just for them.



Finishing Touches

A gift is all about giving, so celebrate the act of giving itself with a personalised gift wrap. There’s nothing more satisfying than sitting down to add those final flourishes after you’ve taken the time to find something your grandparents will love. Add a personalised greeting card and really show them they’re worth the effort. A few ribbon curls here and there, and you’ll really have a gift you’ll be proud to hand over.


These are just a few ways you can show Nan and Grandad they’re truly cherished this Grandparents’ Day. Whether you decide to order something special online, make something yourself or combine the two, taking the time to put thought into a gift is the best way to show you care.