Grandparents are notoriously difficult when it comes to gift giving. They don’t usually “need” anything, and if you live far away, it’s difficult to give them what they really want…more time with you. My Nana is always asking for me for pictures, as most of the frames in her house are filled with shots from my pre-college years. So I think a picture frame with a nice family photo inside makes an excellent gift.
If you want to go all out, my Grandpa has a digital photo frame, which displays hundreds of pictures in a slide show. This way he can have pictures all of his loved ones in a single frame. Access to your family’s Facebook pages is all that is usually required to fill it up with snaps of loved ones.
Need more suggestions for grandparents? My Nana is a health nut, so this year, I bought her a juicer. In past years, I’ve donated money to charity in her name, and called her salon to pay for a month’s worth of weekly hair appointments. Restaurant gift cards or movie passes also make good gifts. Or, just give them what they really want, and go for a visit.