Birthday Ideas for Grandmothers
Grandmothers are sometimes difficult to buy presents for since they have had a long lifetime of accumulating gifts and it seems like they already have everything. The good news is that grandmothers are usually very easy to please and appreciate any gift, even one that is awkwardly handmade by a grandchild. Still, you want to give her a gift she loves and can use so here are a few ideas.
Make a memory book for your grandmother. You grandmother has probably acquired a lot of pictures over the years and may have them stashed in drawers and boxes. You can sort through them or collect different pictures from other relatives and arrange them in a memory book in such a way that the pictures tell the story of her life. She will cherish a gift like this since it is very personal and because you took the time to make it yourself. This gift might even be passed down through the generations to come.
If you don't have enough pictures to cover the years of her life, you could simply write a book about her instead. This is a gift which will take a long time to complete and will require that you interview her and other family members. If you do not have the time or ability to create a biography of your grandmother you can actually hire a writer to do it for you.
If your grandmother is elderly, great birthday ideas include those things which can keep her warm such as sweaters and lap throws. If she is in a nursing home, you could plan to visit her for the day and take her out to a birthday lunch if she is able to do so. If she cannot leave the facility, you can throw her a birthday party right there among her live-in friends.
Your grandmother may be vibrant and active in which case she might appreciate the gift of a trip to a place she has always wanted to visit. It might be some place local or it might be on the other side of the world if you have the financial means to afford such a gift.
Just remember that in order to make your grandmother happy you don't have to spend a lot of money, the gift of your time may be the best birthday idea of all.