You’re asking Nana if you should get gifts for grandparents for Christmas? And Nana is going to answer – “Of course you should get gifts for grandparents.”
But let’s take that a step further.
Nana’s Recommendations for gifts for the grandparents.
There are many different types of gifts that make grandparents happy and many of them don’t cost money. If you want to know about buying gifts, look at the post under Adult Children where Nana gave a list of possible things that would be a good gift for grandparents.
Nana’s going to take you out there a step further to some other gifts that grandparents are wishing for. Ones that only you can give them.
- If they are religious, you probably already know that they are praying for you. They want to see you going to church. But more than just going, they want you to know Jesus personally.That takes making some choices on your part. Reading the book of John in the Bible takes you on a journey to knowing Christ. He wants to be with you and guide you on your journey through life. That’s a good part of that prayer your grandparents are petitioning our Lord for each day. Knowing that you are in His care is the gift many grandparents desire most.
You might consider saying the Sinner’s Prayer here on the site – if you think you want to do that.
- Another thing many grandparents want to do is learn more about using computers and navigating on the internet. Learning how to Skype is something that could make visits with family more enjoyable for them. That’s stuff you know cold. But showing grandparents how to do that takes time. And it takes learning in small doses so they get a chance to practice what they’ve learned. If you started with Skype or FaceTime with them, and then gave them a gift of a weekly class through that, what a wonderful gift that would be. An email ahead of time letting them know what you would be discussing is helpful and saves time.
- As you’ll see in the post to Adult Children, there are many gifts of time to do helpful tasks that grandparents would enjoy getting for Christmas.
- If you are driving and live nearby, taking them out for lunch to a pizza
place or McD’s is often a treat for them. Or maybe take them to the mall for a shopping trip if they don’t drive. Many seniors can’t drive after dark due to poorer eyesight at night.
- Taking them on a tour to see Christmas lights is another easy treat that both of you could enjoy.
- Asking advice on any number of subjects is always a good thing to do. Grandparents love sharing what they have learned – especially about human relations and how to interact with difficult people as well as how to make lasting friendships. That may not seem like a gift to you, but it’s a gift of your time and gift of recognition of their worth in life. Even simple things like what to give your parents for Christmas are things they would be happy to help you with and in something like that you are gifting one another.
I hope Nana has given you a starter list of gifts for grandparents to think about giving this Christmas season. I know once you get your thinking cap on, you’ll come up with many more, even better suggestions. When you do, leave suggestions for others in the comment box below.
Wishing you a Happy Advent and a very Merry Christmas.
Love, Hugs, and Prayers,
Scripture for now – I’m suggesting reading the Christmas story about the Shepherds in Luke 2:8-18 with thoughts of leaving things behind to visit the Christ child this Christmas.