Top 5 Holiday Gifts That Granddaughters Actually Want From Grandma in 2021

Granddaughters possess a special connection with their grandmothers that no one else can comprehend.

I know that my connection to my grandma was nothing short of pure love and compassion. She always knew the best gifts to give me when I was feeling blue, or when I had a big celebration coming up. A gift from my beloved grandmother was always appreciated, treasured, and remembered. I still have everything that she gifted to me in my adolescent and teenage years.

Now that I am a grandmother, I want to give my granddaughter the same wonderful experiences and memories. Here are the top 5 'must give' heartfelt gifts and keepsakes for your granddaughters that remind me of that special connection that I had to my grandmother and great-grandmother.


1.  A book filled with your notes and annotations

Not only does this gift give your grandchild a glimpse into your mind, but it also becomes a cherished keepsake that she can read over and over again throughout her life.

I recently did just this for my 14-year old granddaughter and filled up a book about spirituality with notes and thoughts. She is now able to flip through the book and see my words of wisdom, love, and encouragement.

She told me that she normally wouldn't read this type of book, but because I wrote in it, she was unable to put it down and it was one of the most thoughtful gifts she had ever received.

This journal or book could be a clever way for you to make her laugh by leaving special notes and inside-jokes within some of the pages. 


2.  A painting session or do a craft project with your granddaughter

One of my favorite memories with my grandma was when we painted together. We would laugh and chat while we created our 'art'.

You could also do a craft project together, such as making a quilt, scrapbook, or jewelry. This gift not only gives you quality time together, but it will also be a cherished keepsake that can't be found anywhere else. Crafts are special because they are hand-made with love.

It's true that you can't buy love, but you can totally craft it! Here are a few ideas of some craft projects that you could do with your granddaughter, that won't be expensive or hard to complete!

-Create a photo book or album together

-Paint a picture or canvas together

-Make a quilt or patchwork together

-Design and sew a dress, shirt, or skirt together

-Knit a scarf, hat, or pair of socks with your granddaughter

-Crochet a blanket, shawl, or scarf together

-Bake cookies, cakes, or pies together

-Decorate a gingerbread house together

-Plant a garden with your granddaughter

-Build a birdhouse or feeder with your granddaughter

3.  Give your granddaughter the gift of time and presence

This is probably the most cherished gift that you could give your granddaughter.

Growing up, my grandmother used to give me her complete and undivided attention. Time is something that we can never get back and it's more precious than anything else in the world.

Your time might be the most important gift that you could ever give to your granddaughter, and it doesn't have to be anything extravagant.

Just spending time together chatting, playing games, going for walks, or watching movies will be more than enough.

As long as you are there with her, she will be happy.

4.  A simple "To My Granddaughter" letter telling her how much you care

A letter is a gift that she will keep for the rest of her life, and it's inexpensive to purchase! You can tell her exactly how you feel about her, what she means to you, and why she is so special in just a few short paragraphs.

I am giving my granddaughter a letter on her sweet 16 (but it's a great gift for any age) and I am telling her that I love her and that she is my "best friend forever and always". I can't wait to see the look on her face when she opens it!


5.  A hand-crafted necklace with a heart-felt message card and mahogany jewelry box

With Forever Cross Jewelry, we offer a wide range of jewelry and gift ideas for granddaughters and other loved ones.

Each necklace and message card is a story-a link that will show your love with clear words. Express how you feel with a one-of-a-kind keepsake, just like how your granddaughter or beloved is one of a kind.

Our jewelry items are hand-crafted and made with love in the USA to last a lifetime.

The luxury box is made from mahogany style wood, which is a hardwood that gets more beautiful with age and has a deep reddish-brown color that is pleasing to the eye and great for safe-keeping your necklace for countless years to come.

Offered in a wide range of styles including Family Love Knot, Eternal Love, Locked Hearts, and more-you're sure to find a gift that your granddaughter with treasure for life. We offer a wide range of jewelry message cards to express your feelings for your granddaughter, but also your grandson and children.

If you want to truly express how you feel and give a gift you will cherish forever, check out our hand-made jewelry keepsakes today and save up to $100 when you bundle gifts!

Sending good vibes, and God bless! 💙

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