Are you drawing a blank on gifts for a new grandmother? Do you need a hip new gift idea for your mom as she welcomes her first grandchild? From unique photo jewelry and engraved keepsake boxes to whimsical key chains and grandma tee shirts, gift ideas for a new grandmother are as varied as the grandmothers themselves.
A New Grandmother
One of the very special times in a woman's life is finding out she is going to be a grandmother for the first time. Once the initial shock fades and the new expectant grandmother realizes her baby is going to have a baby, her heart fills with love and emotion. As she envisions the new little one on the way, the grandmother's love continues to grow as it does all throughout her lifetime.
Contrary to the popular image of a grandmother staying home baking cookies, wearing a housedress with her gray hair up in a bun, many of today's new grandmothers are career women with an average age of forty-eight. In fact, there are approximately forty million grandmothers in the United States, and, as the baby boomers get older, that number is expected to double by 2020.
New grandmothers come in all shapes and sizes. They have different interests and different ideas. Although there are many kinds of grandmothers, finding the perfect gift for a new grandmother is not as difficult as it may seem. After all, they all have one thing in common, a new precious little grandchild.
Marking the Birth of the Baby
Make the birth of a grandchild truly memorable for a new grandmother with a special gift when the baby arrives. Several examples of grandmother's gifts to mark this memorable occasion are jewelry items such as a photo charm, grandmother poems and special personalized picture frames complete with a photo of the new baby.
Pictures on Gold offers a beautiful selection of photo charms that make lovely pendants. The charm is available in 14k gold or sterling silver. The charms are engraved on one side and have a laser-processed photo on the other. These pendants make a thoughtful gift for a new grandmother. Other special jewelry gift ideas for a new grandmother include:
- A grandmother's ring with the baby's birthstone
- A grandmother bracelet complete with a message of love
- A small sterling locket holding a picture of the new grandchild with tiny infant footprints on the front
More Gift Ideas for a New Grandmother
There are many other occasions to give a new grandmother a special gift:
- Grandparents Day
- Her birthday
- Holiday celebrations
- Just because
Naturally, grandmother jewelry, poems and personalized picture frames make wonderful gifts for new grandmothers on any occasion. However, there are many online retailers that offer other great gift ideas that are perfect for new grandmothers. The following is a small sampling of the many excellent companies offering unique gifts for first-time grandmothers.
Gifts for You Now
Gifts for You Now offers a number of personalized gifts perfect for a new grandmother. All the items at Gifts for You Now include free personalization, making it easy to have the gift customized with a special grandmother name, such as Nana, Gram, Grandma or Nonna. Examples of personalized gift items offered are:
- A butterfly kisses checkbook wallet
- Different styles of 'First Time Grandma' and photo tote bags
- An engraved leather photo album
- Different styles of 'First Time Grandma' and photo tee shirts and sweatshirts
Cookie Pots offers a unique selection of new grandmother gift sets that are adorable. Gift sets include:
- What Happens at Grandma's Stays at Grandma's
- New Grandmother Chick Set
- New Grandparents Top Shelf Gift Package
The Personalization Mall
The Personalization Mall offers a gorgeous Grandmother's Love Personalized Angel inscribed with a lovely poem to grandmother. Other unique gifts for new grandmothers include:
- An engraved Garden of Love flower pot
- A personalized photo jewelry or keepsake box
- Personalized keepsake platters
Although there are many gift ideas for a new grandmother, whichever one you choose it is sure to be a hit. Grandmothers love being grandmothers, and any gift that emphasizes this aspect of their lives is sure to be greatly appreciated.