Gift Basket Idea Cherishes Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day

11 Ways To Make Their Grandparents Day Memorable

Gift Basket Idea has assembled these TOP 11 Gift Basket Ideas for your special grandparents.  Grandparents Day was established to honor the bond between grandparents and grandchildren.

Grandparents Day is celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

2017-2022 Grandparents Day Dates:   1st Sunday
After Labor Day — Every Year

 YEAR  DATE DAY
Grandparents’ Day 2017 September 10, 2017  Sunday
Grandparents’ Day 2018 September  9, 2018  Sunday
Grandparents’ Day 2019 September  8, 2019  Sunday
Grandparents’ Day 2020 September 13, 2020  Sunday
Grandparents’ Day 2021 September 12, 2021  Sunday
Grandparents’ Day 2022 September 11, 2022  Sunday
Grandparents’ Day 2023 September 10, 2023  Sunday
Grandparents’ Day 2024 September  8, 2024  Sunday

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Top 11 Best Grandparents Day Gift Basket Ideas!

1. Blood Pressure Monitor 

Omron HEM 780 Blood Pressure Monitor is our choice.   This is an easy to operate monitor for grandparents and people of any age.  Positive ratings and reviews make it number 1 for us!  Also good Choices are the Omron HEM 712C, 785 and 760.

Blood pressure can be the best indicator for heart disease.  Maintaining and keeping your blood pressure low can add healthy years to the end of your lifespan.

. . .  Sure wish we had one for my grandpa when we built forts in his hay stockpile and he sold it thinking there was (quite a bit) more there than he (really) had . . . I can still see his red face screaming and his faded and worn rubber Gumby boots stomping the ground as he chased us down the road waving his flannel-clad, clenched fist  arm over his head screaming something excitedly (not in a good way) about, ‘catching us kids!’


2. Dwarf Bonsai Plant

Giving a dwarf or small-sized Hawaiian Umbrella Tree is one unique and interesting gift idea for Grandparents Day. This can be the greatest gift for grandparents, whether they are new or already familiar with caring for a dwarf bonsai.  The Hawaiian Bonsai tree is fairly effortless because it is easy for most anyone to take care of and watering and trimming directions are truly easy for this beautifully growing green tree.
Grandparents can come over today and just spend the day doing what they love to do –  spoiling your children!  This time will go by far too quickly, so spend it with them enjoying watching them do what they enjoy! Grandparents recreate our own lost world of magic, fairies, make-believe, and castles in the sky. Express all your love and care for your grandparents. Another way to express your love for your grandparents is to offer them gifts they can use or will make a place for in their home on Grandparents Day.

3.  Garden Calendar – Free PDF 

Is your grandparent a gardener or do they have a window they like to sit at that could use the companionship that birds have to offer when they are given a bird or hummingbird feeder. . . . “aren’t the birds just lovely,” grandma used to say as they flew from one flower to the next humming their beautiful bird songs . . .

Click & Print – Quick Monthly Garden Calendar

4. Golf Goodies

. . . “Anything to do with Golf,” . . . Grandpa always told us, but he taught us patience instead of golf.  And persistence – we only ‘thought’ it was golf.  Pack a gift basket full of golf accessories and spend the day on the driving range or green or even miniature golf with your grandparents!

5.  Boating  and Outdoor 

The phone rang, and it was Grandpa.  He loved to go fishing, shrimping, crabbing and boating and Grandma loved to wait on us when we were there all weekend, so in answer to his enthusiastic request to join them for the weekend we only hesitated for a brief second before we matched his enthusiasm and answered,  . . . “YES!” . . in our childish voices. There are all kinds of rope and floats and lures to make up one great boating gift basket () – and who couldn’t use a great big new crock to cook the crab in!

6.  Outdoor Sports and Exercise Equipment

. . . “Wait for me, wait for me, . . ” we sang out to our grandparents when we climbed the hill of their 130 acres to free one of the cows from the fences.  “We can take our time coming back down, . . . ” they always replied. Not big on sports for sports sake, unless it helped them with putting food on the table or improving their businesses. This number 6 is for those of you whose grandparents love a good game of tennis, badminton, racquetball, or are athletically inclined and enjoy a good run or cross country race.  We can’t say it loud enough – “GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY!”

7.  Show or Event Tickets

My personal favorite is #7.  That is because we took grandma to the only concert she ever saw and she talked about it for the rest of her life. You’ll never believe who we took her to see – Johnny Cash!  Of course Grandpa wasn’t nearly enamored as Grandma was, but he never smiled more than he did on that day! Tickets, yes, get your gift basket idea wrapped around a special theme that they love.  Event Tickets to an sports game, concert or theatre will create a memory that lasts a lifetime.  Trust me on this one!

8.  Luggage

. . . “I don’t need anything fancy,” they always said as they pulled the ratty-looking luggage off the back bedroom shelf . . . “plastic bags work just fine for what I need to carry!” . . they would exclaim  if you mentioned getting new luggage. Luggage just happens to make the best gift basket for ANY gift basket idea you may have – And because you gave it to them, you KNOW they will keep and use it – Especially if they can’t find their, ‘old ones,’ anymore!

9.  Traditional Grandparent Day Flower – Forget Me Not 

The traditional flower for National Grandparents Day is the Forget Me Not.

Since our grandparents loved nature, flowers and the great outdoors, we get a special bouquet and go out on our canoe where we  drop them one by one in the lake.  One for every memory we hold dear and have passed onto our family members.  Enjoy them while you can because once they are gone . . .

10.  Gourmet Choices

One easy way of choosing grandparent gifts  is the outstanding gift ideas for Grandparents Day offered to you in our Amazing Gourmet Gift Basket Section.

Browse through the gift basket ideas for Grandparents Day in our store and choose the gift you want to give your grandparents for their Grandparents Day.

11. Personalize Your Gift With Quotes

For a more personalized touch, if your grandparents are celebrating Grandparents Day on their birthday or anniversary, you can also add a quote that has special meaning for them, the two of you, or your family, about grandparents to go with your gift.

“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.  Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.”  ~Alex Haley

“Life is a country that the old have seen, and lived in. Those who have to travel through it can only learn the way from them.” ~Joseph Joubert

“If your baby is ‘beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time,’ you’re the grandma.” ~ Teresa Bloomingdale

“A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.” ~Erma Bombeck

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” ~Rudolph Giuliani

When a grandparent tells you they, “really don’t want anything,” – they are only partially telling the truth.  What they really want is your time.

TIME . . . Give some of it up – For all of you!

Gift Basket Idea Wishes You And Yours A Happy Grandparents Day!