Choosing Gifts for Grandma can be a challenge. They usually buy everything they need or want, leaving us guessing what to get them for special occasions.
Here are some great Handmade Gifts for Grandma. I’m sure there’s something here that she’s sure to love.
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Gifts for Kids to Make Grandma
I bet the #1 gift that grandma wants is something made by their little angels. Grandmoms love creations made from those pudgy little fingers, and kids love crafting with Mom.
Pom poms are a hot trend right now, and crafting with them is easy for little people. This Pom Pom Photo Frame from The Art Kit Blog is colorful and inexpensive.
This cute little star charm is the perfect size for a kiddo’s fingerprint. Crafts on Sea will teach you how to make these sweet Salt Dough Key Rings.
This hand crafted Salt Dough Flower Bowl by The Art Kit Blog will hold grandma’s rings or other trinkets. Kids love creating dough crafts, especially if they’re for someone they love.
This fabric watercolor art looks difficult to make, but the grandchildren will master it in no time. I’m not sure who will have more fun creating it for Grandma, the kids or the parents.
Here’s a sweet handmade birthday gift for Grandma. Let the grandkids decorate a photo mat or picture frame. Add a photo of them, and it’s sure to make Grandmother smile when she opens it.
If you have trouble coming coming with ideas, kits make it really easy to complete a project.
These cinnamon Christmas Ornaments will remind Grandma of her childhood when the smell of pumpkin and apple pies filled the kitchen every afternoon. I don’t know anyone who would love a set of these.
Country Living has more great ideas for gifts to make your grandmother.
Grandparents love gifts adorned with the grandchildren’s handprints. If your grandma loves to garden, this Handprint flower pot will quickly become one of her treasured possessions.
Kids love Sharpie Markers, and a decorated pillowcase is a great way to tell Grandma how much you love her. It’s especially difficult finding gifts for grandparents who are in assisted living or nursing homes, but a pillowcase will brighten their space.
A homemade bookmark with the grandkid’s artwork is a sweet gift for any relative. They can use it to mark the page of a book, magazine, or their bible.
Grandparents love real hugs for all occasions, but if they live some distance away, that may not be possible. A Big Hug Card is the next best thing, and they can enjoy it anytime they want.
Photo Gifts for Grandma
Gifts that also include photos are popular with grandma and grandpa. These photo gifts are handmade giving an extra bonus.
Learn to transfer photos to wooden blanks to make beautiful gifts or home decor. Fun Money Mom will give you step by step instructions with photos.
Photos can also be transferred to tiles to make coasters.
Why not make a picture book with journaling for Grandma? You can include stories, photos, and the kids can help with the artwork. This is the perfect Grandparent Gift Idea for those that live far away.
Here’s another great photo gift idea for grandma and grandpa. This Grandkids Make Life Grand sign displays lots of photos of the grandchildren.
Rock Photo Holders are also great for holding pictures of the grandkids and take up little space. It is also easy to change the photos as you send new ones to Grandma.
Home Decor that Grandma Will Love
Maybe Grandma’s place needs a little pick-me-up. It doesn’t matter if she lives in a house, apartment, or assisted living, it’s always nice to have a few decorations to brighten the space.
This beautiful lavendar wreath will be pretty hanging on Grandma’s wall. What a pretty homemade gift to brighten her day.
If grandma has houseplants or likes gardening, she will love this bead and wire dragonfly. It’s an easy handmade gift with just three steps.
If your grandmother is low on storage, a beautiful DIY tufted ottoman would be a welcome gift. Everyone can always use a little extra storage space.
A pretty set of painted glass coasters will breathe some sunshine into Grandma’s house. She can enjoy them when she enjoys her favorite beverage.
Here’s another gorgeous project that will add some color to Grandma’s house. Real flowers don’t last very long, but these Everblooming Paper Roses will last forever.
A set of mini grapevine wreaths can be hung on the wall or put magnets on the back for the refrigerator. Mom mom will love a DIY gift like this.
Personalized Gifts for Your Grandmother
A handmade custom or personalized gift for Grandma will make it super special. Add her initial to an etched pendant for her to wear on special occasions.
A comfy pair of slippers or house shoes for grandma is a useful gift. Make them even more special buy adding her her monogram or initials to them. Dukes and Duchesses will show you how.
Useful Handmade Gifts for Grandma
If Grandma enjoys coffee or tea, make her a set of DIY Nail Polish Marble Mugs. Thrifty Jinxy and Strength and Sunshine will show you how to make them. You may decide to make a set for yourself.
It’s nice to have new kitchen linens and supplies. These crochet dishclothes are a great DIY Gift for Grandma. My sister-in-law gave me a set one year for Christmas, and I LOVE them!
Does Grandmom knit? If she does, sew her a beautiful Knitting Needle Case. This is a wonderful gift for a knitter.
Homemade Bath and Body Gifts for Grandmom
Ahhhh Pumpkin Spice Goatmilk soap…I can smell it now! It’s a luxury that I wouldn’t buy myself, but I sure would love to receive it as a gift.
Sugar scrubs are great for getting rid of dry skin and callouses. Treat Grandma to a homemade sugar scrub. There are so many luscious scents that it will be hard to pick just one.
Make a Lemon Sugar Scrub with a recipe from Thrifty Jinxy.
The rising spoon will help you make a Coffee Cacao Peppermint Sugar Scrub with this easy DIY Recipe.
Make homemade whipped body butter using essential oils, coconut oil and coco butter. I love to have some of this for myself.
If Grandma uses essential oils, here are three ways for her to keep them nearby at all times.
This Clay Bead Diffuser necklace is so pretty. I bet no one would guess that it’s for oils.
Ann’s Entitled Life has the instructions for making DIY Essential Oil Diffuser bracelets and Necklaces.
No matter which handmade craft you create for Grandma, I’m sure she will love that you spent the time to make it just for her.
Thank you Pam for all the love you’ve given me in this wonderful post. I sure found a lot of new ideas I could craft with my granddaughter as christmas presents for her parents and grandparents.
This gives me some great ideas for gifts! I don’t always know what to get the grandparents, but a homemade gift from the kids is always perfect
Yami | The Latina Next Door
I love these ideas Pam! Yes, buying for grandmothers can be difficult, but I have always found that any gift involving the kids in some way is always a hit. I will be taking some examples from this post for this year for sure!
Wow! Super amazing gifts for our loved Grandma. I hope she would definitely like these.