Continuing our series of Christmas gift guides, today we’re focusing on reasonably-priced gift ideas for grandparents and extended family.
It would be interesting to know how many of us still buy or give Christmas presents to our extended family? A lot of people seem to have agreements to just give gifts to their immediate family members or they run things like ballots or secret santa’s within the family to keep the costs and stress levels down. But, not-to-fear, if your grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins etc. are still on your gift list, here are some great ideas…
Firstly, from The Paper Package:
1. Lavender Gift Box $56.00 including delivery
This lovely gift box features high quality, NZ-made lavender products and old-fashioned sweets. It makes the perfect Christmas present for a grandmother or older aunt…
2. Talking Family $52.00 including delivery
This is a fantastic gift idea for your grandparents, or as a combined gift for your whole extended family. It’s a set of Table Topics conversation starters focused on family history and stories.Ideal for when you’re planning to spend some time with the whole family, this game can be great fun and who knows, you might even discover some hidden family secrets!
3. Merry & Bright Sugar-Free Gift Box $58.00 including delivery
Thinking of older family members again, many of them may be diabetic or pre-diabetic. We have designed this Christmas gift box to be as sugar-free as possible, so it makes a great choice for anyone who needs to regulate their sugar intake…
4. Jolly Sweet Gift Box $49.50 including delivery
For the younger family members, this gift box of tuck-shop treats would be perfect to send to nephews or nieces this Christmas. Packed with old-fashioned sweets like sherbert fizzies, fruit jellies, candy rock and gingerbread and wrapped in a gorgeous, nostalgic style with a handmade “jolly snowman” gift tag…
5. Ciak Golf Notebook $38.00 including delivery
The Ciak Golf notebook is handmade in Florence from soft leather. It makes a high quality gift for under $40.00 and is perfect for the golf enthusiasts in your family (women or men)…
6. Winterthur Flowers Flip Top Notecards $29.00 including delivery
These fabulous note card sets make a great Christmas gift for your nana, aunty or sister-in-law. Made by Galison, New York, this lovely set contains 12 gorgeous note cards and matching envelopes in a keepsake magnetic-closure box. The beautiful “Winterthur” flowers vintage design comes from a 19th Century book of watercolours, originally produced for the porcelain work of Thomas Dimmock & Company in Hanley, England.
So that’s our top selection of Christmas gifts for grandparents and extended family… but of course there are plenty more gift ideas on our website that you might find suitable for Christmas this year, including some from our ranges of gifts for men, gifts for women or Christmas gift boxes.
Now on to some other great gift ideas that you could make at home…
DIY Photo Coasters from Lee La La
These would make a fantastic gift idea for grandparents!
(note: in NZ Mod Podge is available online from http://www.artsupplies.co.nz)
Map Coasters from Martha Stewart
A similar idea that could be great for a grandfather (especially if you were able to use maps of places you had visited together or that were close to his heart…)
Felt Christmas Decorations from Bugs and Fishes
These are very cute ideas for giving to extended family or friends (popped inside a Christmas Card maybe?)
If you have children at home it would be a great project to do together (especially if they don’t turn out looking this good – then you could blame it on the kids lol :))
Personalised Guess Who? Game from obSUESSed
This is a really fun idea for the whole extended family. Use an old “Guess Who” game to make a personalised version for your own family members…
Imagine the fun you could have asking “Does he look prematurely bald?” or “Does she have a silly expression on her face?” Could get the Christmas Day get-together off to a great start!!
Grandpa Photo Collage from Women Living Well
We first came across this idea when looking for Homemade Father’s Day Gift Ideas, but it works equally well for a Christmas present…
(of course you ‘d have to have the right number of grandkids in the family for the name you use!!)
Candy Cane Mice Decorations from Martha Stewart
Another great little gift idea from Martha Stewart. These look fairly easy for children to make with just a little bit of help, and would also make great little gifts for their friends…
This last gift idea we found COULD be fun to give to your grandparents (but only if they have a nice and dark sense of humour!)
All My Friends Are Dead $14.12 from Fishpond