It’s easy to find thoughtful gifts for the new grandmother — just imagine how she feels right now. If you are a grandmother yourself, you know what to do — load her up with baby equipment, disposable diapers, books to read to the baby, extra receiving blankets, and a few boxes of baby wipes. If you have never been a grandmother, or you have forgotten, our ideas will jog your memory a bit.
Book Gifts for the New Grandmother
One of the best gifts for the new grandmother is a great book or two or three. Grandmothers need a collection of books to read to the grandchildren when they come to visit – and she may also want a book of grandparenting ideas and advice. When I became a grandmother, two different friends presented me with books to read to the grandbaby. Such thoughtfulness! I appreciate their celebrating with me and marking the occasion with such thoughtful and useful gifts. One of our favorites was Picture Me With Grandma. I inserted our photos, and even tho she is now a teenager, our granddaughter still loves that book.
Useful Gifts for the New Grandmother
A great gift for the first time grandma is a small high chair, portable crib, or baby utensils. If the new grandma expects to be entertaining her new grandchild, she will need and want equipment. Our grands are teens now, and I still find baby spoons in the kitchen from time to time. They are a necessity when grandma is babysitting.
Meaningful Jewelry for a New Grandmother
Beautiful jewelry is always a treasure for a new grandmother. We like jewelry that shows off our grandchildren or helps us silently brag about being a new grandma — even though I have to admit, most of the new grandmas I know can’t seem to stop talking about that precious baby. Grandparenting is a whole new life — I was surprised at my own reactions when I became a grandparent. I knew I would love any child, but I did not expect to become completely obsessed with these children of our children.