As the majority of grandparents will testify, finding out your offspring are about to become parents is one of the most joyous events in life. In fact, it’s probably just as exciting and a whole lot less stressful than finding out you are going to be a new parent yourself.
Whether it’s a first grandchild or a tenth, grandparents have the innate capacity to love and cherish their grandchildren as if they were their own and are often more than eager to offer their support and assistance both before and after baby makes its world debut.
Grandparents already know the how much joy and happiness a baby brings. They also know how much hard work comes with them and that you are going to need as much help as possible, especially during the early weeks and months.
When you haven’t slept in weeks, can’t remember the last time you ate a proper meal and you’re down to your last pair of clean knickers, there is no sense of relief as great as your mum appearing on the doorstep with a casserole dish, bag loads of essentials (including chocolate) and offering to take baby for a walk in the pram for an hour so you can have a long hot bath or a nap.
Grandads often surprise everyone and become great entertainers. We all know a grumpy dad who turned into a doting grandparent and is happy to spend hours and hours, doing all the things they didn’t have time to do with their own children with their grandchildren.
No matter how good your friends are, they soon get bored of looking at your baby pictures and listening to every little detail about junior’s latest achievements. Grandparents don’t. Every little detail is intensely interesting and they share your excitement over that first smile, laugh, word and step.
They also cherish mementoes of every milestone and it’s quite amazing what weird and wonderful keepsakes they hang onto.
A friend of mine was recently helping her mum have a good pre-move clear out and discovered that she’d stashed away the peg from her grandson’s belly button, with a shrivelled up bit of cord still attached. Eeewww……
We create equally personal and sentimental keepsakes for grandparents, however, ours are a lot less gruesome and a whole lot more hygienic. They’re also so beautiful, you would want them to be on display at all times and not hidden away in a draw.
One of our most popular gift ranges for grandparents is our classic framed casts range, with those including a photograph being our top sellers. Offering a wide range of styles and frames to choose from, we have something to suit every grandparent’s home.
Jewellery is also a firm favourite with grandparents and they love our beautiful sterling silver thumbprint and mini-cast charms, pendants, cufflinks and tiepins. High quality with intricate detailing, our jewellery collection is the perfect way to keep your grandchildren with you, wherever you go.
Make grandparents feel special and show how much you value them as part of your growing family by treating them to a unique and personalised memento of their grandchild.
For more inspirational gift ideas, please see our full product range on our website.