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Handmade Gifts for Grandparents

By Catherine |

Be sure to shop our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for more gifts for Grandparents!

Grandparents are the greatest aren’t they? National Grandparents Day is September 7th. Grandparents conjure up memories of  old fashioned fun, sweet treats, words of wisdom and valuable life lessons. There are so many reasons we love grandparents.

Show some appreciation for Nana and Papa (or Grammy and Gramps) this year with some cute kid-made gifts for the grandparents.

gifts for grandparents

Gifts for Grandparents

We’ve rounded up some great gifts grandparents will love for Grandparents Day this year and kids will love making. These homemade gifts are great ideas for birthdays and holidays too, so be sure to save this page for later!

tear art bookmark


tear art bookmarks – Buggy and Buddy
These bookmarks are great for toddler who like to make messes or could be a fun craft for an older child who could make an elaborate pattern.


pinch pots – Classic Play
Aren’t these adorable? These would make a perfect addition to a working grandma/grandpa’s desk.


nana apron
nana apron – Pin A Day
Got a Grandma that loves to bake? She’ll love this simple apron. Don’t want to do handprints, let the kids paint a picture instead, whatever they come up with we know she’ll love!


garden rocks –
Let the kids paint bugs, turtles, or just abstract designs. These rocks will make the garden stand out from the others or could be used for paperweights!


fork dandelion craft
fork dandelions – Crafty Morning
Pretty artwork you can frame or make into a set of notecards she can send to her friends to show off.


personalized mug – She Knows
We love these personalized mugs that grandparents can use and admire everyday.
helping hands oven mitt – About Family Crafts
Another great gift for a baker, especially one that loves having helping hands in the kitchen.
Grandparents Day

Another fun way to celebrate is to use the FREE downloadable Family History project (available here: that includes both a family tree and a list of questions for children to ask grandparents.

“Children love knowing that they’re part of something bigger than themselves.  Family history projects also help children to understand that they are in fact characters in a larger story that began before they were even born,” says Kiddie Academy’s Vice President of Education Richard Peterson.  “Hearing about how grandma lived in a very different type of house, or how grandpa also had a pet dog can create connections through the generations that are both powerful and heartwarming.”

watercolor art – Cardstore
Something all the family can enjoy making. Older kids can write messages and let younger ones watercolor over them.


thumbprint family tree
family tree – Lil Sugar
What could be sweeter than a thumbprint family tree.


kid calendar
We found this idea on Pinterest.
What a great personalized calendar this would make!


Don’t have time to make a craft this year?

That’s okay too, we’ve got you covered.
Order a healthy and delicious fresh fruit arrangement from Edible Arrangements.
Satisfy their sweet tooth with chocolate dipped fruit and enjoy same day service and free delivery and other September savings!
edible arrangement
How will you celebrate Grandparents Day this year? Do you do handmade gifts for grandparents or just buy something?




Catherine is an Air Force wife enjoying the sunshine and warm weather of Arizona after 4 years of living in Germany. She loves being a mom to her 2 kids - a 6 year old little girl and 1 year old baby boy. She's always on the hunt for unique and creative finds for her littles. She loves taking photographs and documenting her family's adventures on her blog No Wooden Spoons.

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