Having a grandma at a certain age is a privilege that shouldn’t be underestimated. They are a source of wisdom and sensibility; they love us unconditionally and they only see the good in us. We could definitely say that who has a grandma, has a treasure. So, when her birthday or any other special occasion arises, it’s time to show your gratitude and appreciation with a gift she won’t forget.
Please don’t go for the cliché perfume, scented candles or slippers. Here we want to help you out with a list of ideas for the best gifts for grandmas that will really make their day.
Special gifts for grandma
A unique star map to commemorate a special moment
Let’s begin with something truly original and unique. Did you know it was possible to freeze in time the night sky of a special date or milestone in your life? And that you could do this at any point in time, even decades later? Well, this is exactly what Under Lucky Stars provides.
Based on Yale University's Bright Star Catalog, an archive that lists all stars of stellar magnitude 6.5 or brighter (in other words, pretty much every star visible to the naked eye from Earth) Under Lucky Stars generates astronomically verified star maps that accurately reflect how the sky looked at a specific time and location.
Don’t you think it would be the perfect gift for grandma? There are many options: a star map of her birthday, her wedding day, or the day you were born, for example. The design is customizable, and you can completely personalize it by adding your own title and footnote. Each map is unique and made on-demand. No matter which you choose, it will surely look great hanging on her wall!
An evening at the theatre
Spending some time with your grandma while doing a fun activity together is also a priceless gift she will surely appreciate! Why don’t you take her to the theatre, for example? From a classic play to an opera soirée, or even some stand-up comedy if she has a healthy sense of humour! Whatever you choose, it will be an evening you both will remember!
A high-tea afternoon
Speaking of spending time together, here’s another interesting alternative. Do you know that many cafés all over the world are reviving the traditional high tea British tradition? Put your best clothes on and treat her to an elegant old-fashioned high tea afternoon. Trays with mini sandwiches, scones and cakes combined with a delicious cup of tea sound like a plan your grandma won’t refuse!
A customized photo album
This is a gift with great sentimental value. You could either compile all your photos together along the time or make a summary of all the important highlights of your grandma’s life up to date. This gift will surely make her smile, but we must warn you, there might be some tears too… of joy and emotion! Oh, and don’t forget to choose a nice design with a beautifully crafted cover.
A custom-made phone case
OK, your grandma might not be the digital master (though some truly are) but she surely has a phone, right? Then we have another truly unique idea that combines functionality and symbolism: a phone case, but not just a random one.
Under Lucky Stars offers nifty custom-made phone cases with their beautiful star maps. As with the regular maps, choose a significant date and the star map of that night will be printed on the case. It is the kind of gift that will make your grandma smile and that she can also use every day.
That’s all from us, good luck with the gift hunting!