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Christmas Gift Ideas 2014 for Dad and Mom, Grandparents

( [email protected] ) Dec 15, 2014 03:20 PM EST
Still trying to find that perfect Christmas gift for your mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa? Sometimes the closest family members can be the hardest in which to find presents, but we're here to offer some helpful and timely tips on finding that ideal gift for your immediate family.
Personalized gifts go a long way with mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa. Photo: Etsy

Still trying to find that perfect Christmas gift for your mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa? Sometimes the closest family members can be the hardest in which to find presents, but we're here to offer some helpful and timely tips on finding that ideal gift for your immediate family.

Mom

Parents are usually pretty easy to please when it comes to gifts from their child. From a young age, most moms and dads are happy with a handmade card or a glitter and glue sculpture, but as we get older, we want to make sure that we're showing mom and dad how much we appreciate them.

But if you can't make it yourself, Etsy is the next best thing. You can find plenty of personalized and handcrafted gifts on Etsy from a charm necklace engraved with your name, to a custom sterling silver pendant encrusted with your birthstone. Moms like something to remind them of you and your appreciation of them. 

Anything to do with Tree of Love is popular this year, as are owl-related jewelry pieces

Dad

While dads also appreciate personal gifts from the heart, they're usually a little more on the practical side. But you can certainly do personal and practical.
Engraved wrenches or other tools are always a hit with that personalized flare, or you could also choose something from DodoBurd's 100 Gifts for Dad list. This extensive list is updated for 2014 and includes everything from a motorized golf club cart to The Art of Fixing Things by Lawrence E. Pierce.

Grandma

Grandmas, like moms, appreciate gifts from the heart. And anything to do with grandchildren is always a hit. Etsy works well for grandmas just as much as moms, but on a larger scale with all those grandkids. Get something that lets grandma tell the world about her grandkids, and you've gotten her the perfect present. 

How about a t-shirt with all the grandchildren's names, or a personalized picture frame holding a photo of all the grandchildren? These will always put a smile on grandma's face.

Grandpa

If grandpa is into sports, you might want to think about getting him something like a shirt or a hat with that team's logo. But just like with grandmas, grandpas love anything to remind them of their grandkids. A personalized mug with the names and pictures of all the grandchildren is sure to make grandpa happy as he sips his morning coffee.

Remember this Christmas to show your parents or grandparents just how much they mean to you. Those heart-felt gifts are much more meaningful than anything bought in a store.