Finding the perfect gift for grandparents and parents can be a daunting task. You want to find something that is practical or sentimental since often they already have everything they need. Luckily, Etsy has tons of great options for unique and sentimental gifts!
Discover this collection of favourite grandparent and parent gift ideas from Etsy that are sure to show your loved ones how much you care!
Sentimental Gifts For Grandparents Who Have Everything
As the holiday season rolls around, wedding anniversaries, birthdays, mother’s day or father’s day, it can be tough trying to find the perfect gift for your grandparents or parents to celebrate the occasion.
Often, as we get older, we tend to be more inclined to go out and get the things we need rather than waiting for special occasions to come around.
We also accumulate many things over a lifetime.
This is why it can feel tricky when it comes time to buy a gift for older loved ones such as parents or grandparents.
Smart home devices aren’t likely high on their wish list!
While practical gifts like kitchen gadgets or tools, clothes or accessories may be well received, but if they already have everything they need, sentimental gifts are a wonderful alternative.
This is what makes Etsy a wonderful place to buy grandparent gifts that are unique, sentimental or personalised, letting them know how much they mean to us!
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New Grandparent Gift Ideas
If you are looking for a sentimental gift for new grandparents, Etsy has plenty of great ideas!
Becoming a grandparent for the very first time is such a special milestone in any parent’s life.
Show the new grandparents how much you love and appreciate them with a thoughtful gift that will touch their hearts and become a sweet keepsake for future generations.
What better way to announce to your parents that you are expecting for the first time than with these matching grandpa and grandma mugs. This gift is both fun and functional, taking your status from dog parents to actual parents.
These beautiful cushions make lovely home decor gifts for new grandparents, with an estimated year when their first grandchild is due to arrive. This is another functional gift that doubles as a pregnancy announcement.
Wooden Pregnancy Announcement
For a keepsake for grandparents to remember, this wooden plaque with your ultrasound photo and expecting details makes a great gift to remember the special time of becoming first-time grandparents.
These promoted to grandpa or grandma t-shirts are a lot of fun and a good gift for sharing your big announcement. They would also make great new grandparent shirts to wear to the baby shower or gender reveal too.
Personalised Jigsaw Puzzle
Give your grandparents a challenge with a surprise at the end when they put this personalised puzzle together and discover your exciting news. This is the perfect present for grandparents to be who love brain teasers and puzzles.
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Personalised Gifts For Grandparents (And Parents)
There aren’t many things more sentimental than a personalised gift and these combined personalised grandparent gifts are a great way to show your appreciation with a one of a kind, unique gift.
Personalized Framed Wall
This beautiful framed custom wall art featuring the grandkids with their grandmother and grandfather is a keepsake that grandparents will proudly display on their wall. It can be personalised with the images of each person, the number of people featured and the names of each of the grandchildren too.
Custom Digital Watercolor Portrait Painting
Turn a favourite photograph of your grandparents into a digital watercolour painting to display on the wall. This beautiful gift idea can either be a digital file you print yourself or have it printed and sent as a canvas or poster instead.
Wooden Polaroid Photo Block
These wooden photo blocks can be personalised with any photo you like and a custom message. These photo gifts would make a wonderful gift for grandparents for special wedding anniversaries, with a photo from their wedding day or when they were younger. Or as a birthday or Christmas gift for parents and grandparents. Photo gifts are a wonderful gift idea from the whole family.
Personalised Lolly Jar
Who remembers visiting your grandparents’ house and having a treat from Nan’s lolly jar? These personalised glass jars are a beautiful way to keep this tradition going for future generations. They have wooden lids that are engraved with your custom wording.
You can even have them personalised with one of your child’s drawings for an extra thoughtful Christmas gift idea. Fill it with some homemade cookies, with a little help from the kids!
Personalised Grandparent Door Mat
Turn your child’s drawing or handwriting into a custom doormat for their grandparent’s house! These custom mats are a practical gift for outdoor use.
Personalised Grandparent Print
This digital grandparent print with arms around their grandchildren can be personalised to suit your family members, their personal features, names and colours. You also get to choose the personal message to include at the top of the print.
This gift can be purchased as a digital file to print yourself or as a printed image that is sent in the post, so you can have it sent directly to nan and pop if they live far away.
Personalised Welly Grandchildren
This super cute gumboot grandchildren print is a fun gift idea for a special occasion, with each grandchild’s gumboots and name appearing on the print. This is a great idea for a shared gift for an important occasion from the whole family and can be put in a beautiful photo frame to display on their wall.
Grandparent Print With Feathers
For another take on the custom wall art, this digital print with feathers for each family member or grandchild is a beautiful decor item for any home. A digital print is an affordable grandparents’ day gift idea too.
Wooden Plaque With Hands
For a beautiful gift from the grandkids, this wooden plaque can be customised with up to 4 children’s hands and a personalised message with the children’s names. It can be made in 3 different sizes and would look great on the wall or displayed on a shelf in your grandparent’s house.
Personalised Grandparent’s House Sign
This wooden grandparent’s house sign would look wonderful hanging near the front door as a welcoming decor for when the grandkids come to visit.
Perfect Gifts For Grandad
If you are looking to celebrate grandad, there are plenty of grandfather gift ideas that are perfect for even the man who has everything! These thoughtful gifts are enough to make even the toughest granddad get a little bit misty-eyed.
There are a couple of funny gifts for the grandad that likes to laugh too!
For a fun and affordable gift idea for a grandfather, this Grandpa belongs to keyring is a beautiful gift that is perfect for grandchildren to gift for special occasions, such as Father’s Day or grandad’s birthday.
Give grandad a laugh with this Funpa t-shirt – like a grandpa but more fun! This is sure to give him a giggle as he proudly wears his new shirt. Especially around his son…
Personalised Leather Wallet
For a practical yet sentimental grandfather gift, this personalised wallet will not only keep his money and cards safe but also give a special reminder every time he opens his wallet. The best part is that the message can be personalised to suit the recipient and gift-givers.
Best Poppy Ever Wall Hanging
These custom wooden photo frames will look great hanging in grandad’s favourite room of the house or in his man shed with favourite memories and a personalised message from a grandchild.
Grandpa’s Little… Mug
This novelty mug for grandpa is the perfect gift for any grandfather with a great sense of humour. His morning coffee break just got a whole lot more fun with this custom mug design and cheeky theme.
Thoughtful Grandmother Gift Ideas
Show grandma how much she means to you with a special gift that will touch her heart. From sentimental to practical, Etsy has a wide range of grandmother gift ideas to choose from!
Grandchild Name Necklace
For a beautiful wearable gift, these custom grandmother necklaces can have up to 20 grandchildren’s names engraved into the rings. Grandma can always keep her grandkids close to her heart with this thoughtful and sentimental grandparent gift idea.
Glamma Gift Box
Give a grandmother gift with a glam twist with this glamma box. Just like a normal grandmother, only far more glam with some pamper products to give her a chance to treat herself at home.
Plus what grandmother wouldn’t feel flattered by a gift reminding her how young and fab she is! It’s sure to be a huge hit for Mother’s Day!
Grandmother Wooden Photo Frame
Put a Personalised Mother’s Day (or birthday) message on display for Grandma, Nanny, Nana (or any other name you call grandma) with custom wood magnetic photo frames. This memorable present makes a perfect photo frame keepsake and will look lovely on a shelf or desk or even on her bedside table.
Bohemian Floral Memories Box
Fill these beautiful memory boxes with favourite photos, letters to grandma, or even add some digital records of precious memories, such as a USB stick or DVD will family photos and videos they can watch. They can add new photos as often as they like to easily take them on a walk down memory lane.
This is the perfect Christmas gift or gift idea for another special occasion and it makes a sweet gift for anyone who is especially sentimental.
Grandmother Family Tree Hanging Hearts Sign
These personalised family tree signs are laser engraved and laser cut with up to 25 names so you can have the entire family or all the grandkids’ names on display. The wooden stand means it can be set on display almost anywhere, without having to worry about hanging it on the wall.
Family tree displays are classic gifts that share a little of your family tree in this smart display format.
Grandmother’s Memory & Photo Book
These lovely photo and memory books can be used as a guest book for a special event or as a memory book for grandparents to record moments, with blank pages so you can add photos and notes.
Perhaps you could even encourage Nan to write her life story in the pages of the book as a precious keepsake that goes beyond being just a custom photo book
Customised Wooden Chopping Board
Let grandma know how much you love her cooking with a chopping board, especially for her kitchen. These wood engraved chopping boards also make a beautiful cheese board and are personalised with the wording of your choice.
If you are looking for parent Christmas gift ideas or anniversary gifts that are perfect for couples, there are so many great ideas that will delight mum and dad.
Etsy has tonnes of special gifts that will show your parents how much you love and appreciate them!
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We hope that this list of sentimental gift ideas for grandparents and parents from Etsy inspires you to find the perfect gift for the special people in your life. From one of a kind personalised gifts to sentimental finds they will cherish for years to come, Etsy has everything you need to show your loved ones how much you care!
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