Wednesday 19 April 2023

DIY Creative Grandparents Gifts ideas

DIY Creative Grandparents Gifts ideas

Tons of DIY grandparents gifts ideas, from kids and adults alike! Here are some unique, creative and handmade Grandparents Day gifts ideas for your Nanna, Grandma and Grandad or Grandpa they will love and cherish always!

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Creative Grandparents Gifts ideas

1. A box of DIY handmade magnets 

DIY them a set of beautiful magnets! You could use clay or fimo to make them and paint them yourself, then attach to magnet backings with some strong invisible glue. Arrange them in a beautiful box with tissue paper and voila!

2. A personalised face design oven glove πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

The coolest grandparent gift that is so affordable and will be sure to make them chuckle out loud! Not only practical, this funny grandparent gift will be sure to brighten their whole day everytime they use it. 

3. A personalised photo car air freshener (so cute and affordable!) πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This is the best ever gift for grandparents they will adore! Better still, these are so cute and affordable, why not order one for every recipient you can think of! The perfect decor for their car. 

4. Bake them a cake in a jar πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This concept is so cool! This makes for an amazing DIY grandparent gift idea that your recipient will adore and you can have fun making - if you are short on time you can also order one straight to their door!

5. Put together a sunflower growing competition box

A sunflower growing contest is always the most fun activity to share with grandparents - why not gift them a sunflower growing competition in a box! This is super easy to put together, with some seeds, a bag of compost and some wooden lolly sticks to pop names on.

6. The decorate a plate surprise

This is such a cute gift idea! Arrange to make a meal for your grandparents. Then get your hands on some plain white plates and some plate decorating pens or paint - even the kinds kids often use to decorate a plate for Grandma. You can create a really cute design - and then be sure to follow the instructions to let the paint or ink completely set - it is often recommended to pop in the oven for a certain time. Once it is completely dry, you can set about preparing the meal and dish it out on to the newly decorated plate. You could even cleverly cover each section of the plate with a different food - just make sure every bit is covered with food so that it looks like an every day white dinner plate. Then wait til they start eating to reveal the cute surprise! They get to keep the memory and relive it every time they use the plate for a meal! It's such a cute surprise idea and you can get really creative with the design and message you choose to give.  

7. Record some songs and pop them on this amazing retro mixtape USB πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Your recipient will only have to pop it in to their laptop to listen to the songs you recorded for them! An unforgettable, totally unique and super sweet gift that will make them chuckle, that they are sure to treasure always! 

8. Bake some sugar cookies that look like their pets πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

You could even make a giant life size cookie version of their pet's face! This would be such an adorable DIY unexpected gift idea for your grandparents, almost too cute to eat!

9. Make them a pretty wreath

They can pop on their door! This is one of the cutest DIY gifts ideas and are perfect for every season or occasion, you could even send them a new one with every changing season, or every upcoming holiday, to make it a cute little tradition! You could use different flowers, leaves and foliage and even add some glitter to finish.

10. Put a special drawing or design on to a mug πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

The perfect way to keep a special drawing safe and share it with your recipient, this would make the perfect creative grandparents gift from young grandchilden, something they can keep always! 

11. A surprise handwritten message cushion πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

The perfect gift to grandparents from their grandaughter or grandson, this idea is so cute and will perfectly capture a moment in time and is a special keepsake that will be treasured for years to come! 

12. Bake them a hamper of homebaked goods 

One of the best ever (and cheapest!) grandparent gift ideas that will always be appreciated!

13. A box of photo polaroid cookies πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Perfect for grandparents who say they don't need a gift! This idea is so cool and creative, a way of sharing special memories that can be eaten and enjoyed as a special treat! 

14. Decorate a coaster for them πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

You could make it super special or super funny! It's also a super special thank you gift idea that will come in handy and your recipient will be sure to appreciate the thought and effort!

15. Make a scrapbook for them

A really beautiful and thoughtful cheap grandparents gift idea they will adore and treasure!  

16. A surprise message mug! πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This is such an amazing gift to give! You could present the gift with hot drink inside and wait until they finish it to reveal the surprise at the bottom of the mug. This would make the most perfect 'just because' gift or reveal gift idea for your grandparents!  

17. Bake a box of delicious letterbox brownies 

This letterbox chocolate brownie gift is everything, it's such a treat to receive and is affordable too! You could even hand bake them a box of brownies if you are handy in the kitchen, then finish with a bow and cute gift card!

18. Design a game to play

Give the gift of an opportunity to bond with all the family, one of the best grandparent gifts of all!

19. A customised drawing embroidery hoop πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This is so unique and creative and makes for the perfect gift for grandparents from young kids!

20. Make a jigsaw from a special photo πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Such a beautiful gift, this will also double as a fun activity they can enjoy as well as capturing and preserving a special memory for your recipients to treasure.

21. Gift them a box of Cornish cream tea πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This is such a cute grandparent gift idea and this is so much fun to put together with some homebaked goods - you could even create a picnic in a box for them!

22. Matching outfits for them and their pet

This gift idea is perfect for a pet lover, you could opt for matching jumpers or even matching costumes they can cosplay in or wear for Halloween! You could also DIY this gift idea if you are handy at knitting, it's bound to be a gift they will never forget!

Creative Grandma and Nana gifts ideas

1. Make a bouquet of sugar cookie flowers 

Bake the sticks in to the cookies in the oven, then ice them to look like flowers and arrange them in a beautiful bouquet formation, tied with a ribbon! Alternatively arrange them in an adorable jar - or if you are short on time, why not opt for these adorable gift ready sugar cookie blooms! You can keep them in the jar as an adorable gift, or use them to create your sugar cookie flower bouquet - gift them a whole bouquet of edible flowers!

Ready made jar of sugar cookie flowers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

2. A box of sweet smelling wax melts πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These 'nanny' wax melts make for the perfect gift! You could even have a go at making your own with some essential oils and moulds and get super creative with colours, shapes and scents! 

3. A realistic chocolate gift 

This makes such a cool, unique and thoughtful gift as you can show her how well you know her and her interests by choosing a realistic chocolate replica of an object that makes her happy - it could match her hobbies, her work, the things she loves and her personality - she'll be totally fooled at first but get the best surprise when she goes to use her new gift and realises it is made entirely out of chocolate!

Realistic chocolate 'biscuits' selection πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

4. A funny sequin cushion of her favourite people πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

The cutest personalised family photo gift ever for grandparents, that will fit in perfectly in their living space! 

5. A custom photo embroidered hoop hanging πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Home decor gifts are always an adorable idea, especially personalised ones for your loved ones! You can find kits such as this to complete as a special and unique gift for the grandmother or nana figure in your life.  

6. A 'sleep well' box

Full of items to help her to unwind and sleep well at night! You could fill it with a pillow mist, facial spray, dreamy crystals and gemstones, a relaxing diffuser or candle and a dreamy bath and body care set.

7. An assortment of lots of different types of tea

For her to try! These gifts are always so special as it means giving them the gift of trying something new, you might just introduce her to her all new favourite kind of tea. This gift is the most perfect thing ever for tea lovers!

8. A personalised photo keyring πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

The perfect and stylish accessory for her keys, she will love this special personalised photo keyring, the perfect way to keep your loved ones close and accessorize your keys at the same time! 

9. Personalise a tote bag or shopping bag for her 

Use some fabric pens to decorate a canvas or fabric tote bag or shopping bag for them! All you will need is a blank or plain tote bag, some fabric pens and some creativity! You could enscribe their name on it and any design you prefer.

Important nana stuff personalisable tote bag πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

10. Make a 'Grandma's garden' family birth flower chart πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This would be such a beautiful grandparent gift to DIY - or even order ready made if you are short on time! Each member of the family is represented by their birth flower, creating a beautiful arrangement that is bound to look so pretty on your recipient's wall or in their home! The perfect unique family framed wall art! 

11. Gift her a plantable birth flower πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

You could customise and decorate the plant pot and make it look beautiful to gift to your recipient!

12. Make a Grandma's garden plaque or sign πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

So cute and perfect if she loves to garden! 

13. A piece of custom made jewellery 

This would be perfect for young kids to design a custom present for Grandma, such a fun acitivity!

Make your own jewellery set πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

14. A personalised message candle πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Creative Grandad and Grandpa gifts ideas

1. Surprise him with a realistic chocolate tool set πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are so cool and look just like the real thing! You can get a set to suit every personality, whatever your granddad is in to, or whatever his job or his hobby, there will be something to perfectly suit every man out there!

Realistic chocolate bike repair kit for cycling enthusiasts πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Realistic chocolate golfing set for golfers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Realistic tool box tools set for DIYing πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Realistic chocolate weights set for gym goers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Realistic chocolate gold pipe, a funny gift for someone iconic πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Realistic chocolate sausage and eggs breakfast (perfect dad gift!) πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

2. Hilarious socks with his face on them πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These will never fail to make your recipient laugh and are the best way to surprise your granddad, they are the gift that keeps on giving as he will be sure to smile whenever he wears them!

3. An amazing special grandpa pocket cushion πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are amazing and make for such a handy and unique gift! 

4. Gift him a box of pub snacks πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Bring the pub (or bar) to him with this amazing box of pub snacks for him to try. This makes an amazing gift as there is nothing like giving the gift of novelty and a new experience to try! He will be sure to find some new favourites!


5. Gift him a funny photoshopped picture 

Make them a funny photoshopped picture with all their favourite things, you could set it in a place they have always dreamed of visiting! Add in all their favourite things and people - even fictional characters! This is such a unique and creative gift idea and they are sure to love it. You could print and frame the final result for them to keep safely in their room or space, it will be sure to make them smile whenever they see it!

6. Give him a gift from his pet 

There is nothing more special than a gift from their pet! This could be a beautiful framed portrait of their pet (a super affordable gift!), a life size biscuit or cookie decorated to look just like their pet (you could DIY this yourself!) or a gift featuring their pet's paw print. It could even be a gift for their pet, such as a DIY dog toy, DIY dog biscuits or treats or even a new blanket for their pet. 

7. A heat changing mug (super affordable!) πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Is brilliant and makes for the best surprise for your dad ever! 

8. Grandad's tea and biscuits board πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are just everything! Perfect for every Grandad, these are the ultimate Grandparents gift and the best thing ever!

9. Gift him a powerbank

This is so useful and such an epic practical gift idea for him he will love! It's perfect for if your recipient spends a lot of time outdoors or at work where there are no charging ports. They are nice and slim in size and design too, making them perfect for your recipient to take with them wherever they go!

10. Personalised engraved hammer πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

A practical gift that is also super special, this is perfect if your recipient is in to DIY, plus is a treasured keepsake to keep always.

Personalised multi tool hammer πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

11. Personalised tape measure πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

A practical gift with a super special message, it will be sure to make your recipient smile every time they use it! One of the cutest and best Grandpa gifts ever that is perfect for every occasion.

12. Gift him a game

To play together! Give him the gift of time together, in the form of a game to play together, whether that is a funny or quirky card game, board game, video game, to create laughs, hilarity and happy memories, the best kind of gift!

13. Personalised vegan leather photo keyring πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This is such a special gift that everyone will love! It's a super classy take on the original photo keyring, but is so much more affordable than it looks! This is also something you can have a go at DIYing yourself if you have the time! Your recipient is bound to love it and it will make them smile every time they go to use their keys.

14. Paint a landscape of his favourite scene

This is a really special DIY gift idea that you recipient can treasure! This perfect if your Grandad or Grandpa has a location or area they treasure, or if they are especially proud of their area or little corner of the world. You could frame it and gift it to them on their special day, they are sure to love it.

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