Choosing a Mothers Day Present for Your Grandma

One of the most rewarding holidays of the year is mothers day, a chance to give a little something back to our mum and let her know that we’re thinking about her and thankful for all that she has put up with from us. With that special day fast approaching it is perhaps time to consider what we can do to thank our mothers and grand mothers this year, for me it will essentially revolve around spoiling them both. For my mother and the kids grandma the day will usually begin with breakfast in bed and some initial gifts to get the ball rolling. From there, the day revolves around them and as much as they like spending time with the grandkids I think it’s better if they have time to relax and as such I usually book them a pampering session at the local beauty spa.

My main concern however is that this may be getting a little predictable and as such I want to really surprise grandma this year and I’ve been thinking along the lines of extra special gifts for grandma. My fiancee suggest a family photograph and whilst I think this could be a good idea, due to various circumstances the entire family wouldn’t be able to make it this year, however one thing that did spring to mind is perhaps a family history box. These genealogy reports come in various shapes and formats however one thing that I know about my mother is that she does love being a bit of a detective so I think ideally what would make the perfect gift would be something that would provide the basics and allow grandma to investigate further at her own pace using various online and local library type resources.

The more I thought about this, the more I realised this would make the perfect gifts for grandma and provide her with not only something fun and challenging to complete in the short term but would also provide a lasting image and indeed knowledge that would not only be useful now, but hopefully could be passed on down through the various generations of our family. All in all I think this could be one of the better gifts I’ve came up with and my fiancee certainly agrees, indeed we plan on providing similar gifts for both of our mothers and the kids grandparents this year and certainly is a present that is rather unusual and different from the norm. For me it certainly beats the annual trip to the health farm!