Grand Presents for Grandparents

Grandparents’ Day is on October 5, so it is time to start thinking about the perfect gifts to give to Nan and Gramps to mark the occasion.

This can actually be more difficult than it sounds, as most grandparents have had decade upon decade to amass all of the things they want or need. There is also a natural tendency for many older people to want to stop cluttering up their homes with knick-knacks, especially if a move to a smaller home is on the cards.

There are things out there to solve the dilemma, however, but remember that your grandparents will still probably moan about you bothering at all!


Experience of a Lifetime | Your Grandma and Granddad have probably done countless impressive things over the years, but is there something that they have always wanted to do but have never had the chance? Instead of buying your Nan a bunch of flowers that will die within a fortnight, how about giving them both a memory that will last forever? Perhaps they have always dreamed of living the life of the rich and famous? Give them the chance to take to the sea in luxury with a High Speed Luxury Sunseeker Driving Experience for Two from Virgin, or get your Granddad driving the car of his dreams with an Aston Martin Experience Day from Very.

Tea for Two | How about sending your loved ones out for a special lunch or dinner? You could book a Deluxe Afternoon Tea for Two via The Gift Experience, or let the pair enjoy a romantic dinner with the Three Course Gourmet Meal for Two Choice Voucher from Buyagift. If there are lots of grandchildren in the family, you can all chip in to make sure that Granny and Granddad look their best for the occasion. Buy Nana a new handbag and Granddad a new tie and they will feel as special as you know they are.

Make Memories for You All | Make sure that you or your children never forget your grandparents by booking you all in for a family photoshoot. Try the Father and Son Photoshoot from Asda, or create an image to treasure with a Family Photoshoot from Virgin Experience Days.

A Day Out | Your grandparents may like nothing better than to spend a restful day together. And let’s face it, after raising a family they have earned it. Send them away for a night at a luxury hotel, such as that offered with the One Night Luxury Stay at Brook Kingston Lodge Hotel package available from Asda Gifts, or let them ease away their aches and pains at a sumptuous spa. Try the Superior Spa Day at Greenwoods Spa, available from Buyagift.

Do It Yourself | You don’t have to spend anything at all to let your grandparents know that you care, however, especially if you are under the age of ten or have your own children who are. Get out the card and glitter and let the youngsters get to work. Grandma will love your handmade card or picture, although Granddad may moan about what all that glitter and fluffy pompoms will do to their vacuum.