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Grandmas are incredibly important figures in our lives! They are always trying to look after not only their children but their grandchildren as well. Constantly baking goods and taking care of the grandkids, when the parents don’t have any time, grandmas are the perfect example of selflessness. If it’s going to be your grandma’s birthday soon, make sure she knows how special she is in your life, as well as the fact that you are truly thankful for her always being there! For this special occasion, we have gathered 25 birthday presents for grandma, so you will hopefully be able to find some inspiration amongst these ideas!


1. Adorable Flowers – Fingerpainted Present for Gran

A simple and easy gift to make grandma is a painting using your own hands! This is a great activity for grandchildren, as they’re not only learning to be creative but learning to give to others as well! Have the grandkids dip their hand into green paint and push it down on a sheet of paper, this will be the stem of the plant. Then with their fingers and using vibrant colours of paint, make them create small dots, representing flowers. You can cut out another sheet of paper, resembling a pot, on which you can write “happy birthday grandma!”

2. A Definition of Grandma – Heartfelt Gift Ideas

Let your gran know what she really means to you! Collect a set of words which all describe her perfectly. When placing the words underneath each other “grandma” should be spelt out vertically. You can create this on a wooden board or on a piece of paper which you might place in a frame afterwards.

3. A Vase of Grandchildren – Birthday Presents for Grandma

Here’s a fantastic and creative idea for grandma’s birthday! Cut out shapes of flowers out of colourful paper. Then stick a picture of each of her grandchildren on a flower before attaching them to some sort of sticks or straws. Place these all in a vase, as if her grandchildren were all blossoming flowers! You can write “grandma’s garden” on the vase itself for an even more special effect!

4. The Cutest Mitten – Great for Baker Grandmas

If your grandma loves to cook and bake, make sure she doesn’t burn her hands accidentally while taking something out of the oven! Get her a kitchen mitten! But not any standard one, customise it at home! Using some fabric paint, have one of the grandkids dip their hands in it, before pressing it down on the mitten itself. You can also attach a note to the mitten before presenting her with it on her birthday!


5. Pot of Flowers – With a Lovely Message

Buying someone flowers may seem like a bit of an old-fashioned or boring gift. But we all know that old is gold! Get your grandma a pot of her favourite flowers. On the pot, have one of the grandkids dip their hand in paint before placing it on the pot, creating a beautiful handprint! You can attach a cute message to the pot that reads “I couldn’t have hand-picked a better grandma.” While this is a great play on words and ideas, it’s also a message of love and gratitude.

6. For a Mother and Grandmother – Beautiful Birthday Presents

Here is another beautiful idea for any grandma! While they are grandmas, let’s not forget that they were mothers first! Express your love toward her, writing on a wooden board, that “the best thing about having you as a mom, is our children having you as a grandma.” You can hang pictures of all the grandchildren from the board. Grandma will definitely use this as home decor!

7. A Gorgeous Collage – Love from the Grandkids

If your grandma has a lot of grandchildren, make sure to work together with them to create something special for her birthday! Create a collage of all the grandchildren. In each picture have the kids holding up a letter of “grandchildren” and place them together. You can place this in a frame before giving it to her. This will take her breath away seeing all the grandkids together!

8. A Scrumptious Cake – Treat Your Gran

Something great to give anyone for their birthday is a birthday cake! Have it decorated beautifully for your grandma, even writing on the top “happy birthday grandma!” Make sure the cake is her favourite flavour!

9. Big Numbers – Unique Birthday Presents for Grandma

If you’re thinking about creating some unique and awesome for grandma, do it! Here’s a fabulous idea you might like. Cut out large numbers of the age she is turning. Gather pictures of her, her children and her grandchildren and paste them on the numbers, creating a collage-like look. She will love this idea, as it’s a collection of beautiful memories!

10. A Family Tree – Sending Her Love

A family tree, specially made for a grandparent, is the perfect gift idea! Use pictures of all the family member, grandma being the trunk of the tree, the children branches and the grandchildren the leaves. She will love this, not only because it’s something to do with the family, but because it was made with love and care!

11. Grandma’s Helping Hands – An Adorable Apron

Does your grandma love to cook and bake, spending most her time in the kitchen? Get her something to match her hobby, for example, an apron! Spruce the apron up with a great idea. Have all the grandchildren dip their hands into paint and press it on the apron, writing up their names as well. In the middle of the apron write “grandma’s helping hands” as a play on the idea.

12. A Handmade Photo Planter – Unique Planter for Gran

If you are thinking about buying your grandma some flowers, make sure you do this in a unique and special way, after all, it is her birthday! Create a photo planter for her! Paste pictures of the grandkids on each side of a wooden box which you can use as a planter. Put her favourite flowers inside.