Throughout the year, I’m always coming up with (what I think are) genius gift ideas for the grandparents. Of course, I ALWAYS forget to write them down, so a week and a half before Christmas, I’m always scrounging to throw something together to pop in the mail before the post office deadline. Procrastinator much? This year, I’ve been a little more on top of my game and actually ordered some of our gift ideas early! (So mom, it’s probably best if you don’t read any further. 😉 I thought I’d share a few of our favorite tried and true simple gift ideas, as well as a few new ones, too!
Hand Print Santa – We have an Ellie Santa handprint ornament on our tree and so do both her grandparents. It’s seriously my most favorite ornament and probably the only one that I would cry over if it ever broke. I love her tiny newborn hand! I need to make one with Addie’s hand before the season ends to add to the tree. These ones take a bit more work (making homemade salt dough!) but it’s SO worth it!
Reindeer Footprint Card – If you’re feeling brave with paint, this one is too cute for words. I cannot help it, little tiny footprints turn me into one of those gushing moms!
Handprint Tree – We made this for my mom one year and it gets hung up every year at Christmas. You can see it HERE.
And…sending along a family greeting card is never a bad idea! I loved this simple black and white card from Staples that can be included in gifts, neighborhood treats, or accompany a handful of photos. You can save 20% on your order of cards, calendars, and more with code HOLIDAY20 (by 12/26)