Thursday, August 18, 2016

Reviewing New Grandmother Gifts

The message on this new grandma necklace makes it the perfect gift for a new grandmother.
Every Time a Baby Is Born So Is a Grandma
by GutsyGoodness on Etsy
Our family is expecting a miracle. In fact, the blessed event is coming up fast. Yes, in just a few short months I'm going to be a grandma! It's taken time for the reality to sink in, but I was thinking about it today and suddenly decided to go online window shopping for something for myself, the future new grandmother. Here are some items that I've added to my wish list, each of which I think would make a fabulous new grandmother gift.

I absolutely love this vintage pendant necklace. The message reads, "Every time a baby is born, so is a Grandma." That sentiment is perfect for me since I'm new at this grandparenting thing. I adore the vintage look of the antique bronze pendant and, even though I'm not sure yet what my grandmother name will be, "Grandma" on the charm works fine for now.

The necklace also comes with a birthstone charm. I'll have to decide if I want to go with the probable, calculated birth month or if I want to choose a different birthstone to start with, either my own or that of my son, the dad to be (actually, I love that idea). There are more add-on charms and other options available with this piece, including the length and type of chain. The shop owner packages the necklace in a beautiful box that includes an encouraging note about new grandmothers that puts a fitting finishing touch on this absolutely perfect gift.

Sharing Activities With the New "Grand"

For grandmothers who enjoy gardening, a custom-made Grandma's Garden sign is a great gift idea.
Grandma's Garden Sign
by BobsWoodSignShop on Etsy
Recently, my daughter-in-law, the mom of this soon-to-be-here baby, asked me if I had been thinking of things I might want to do someday with my new grandchild. Funny she should ask, because actually I had given that some thought.

One of the pastimes I enjoy is working in my little garden and, when he or she is older, I'd love to plant the seed of loving growing things in that tiny tot's little head. That's why this new grandma would like to have a "Grandma's Garden"sign like this one. It's one of those items that, when I saw it, I really wanted it. I may wait until my future grandparent nickname is settled, though, since Bob of Bob's Wood Sign Shop on Etsy takes special orders!

These mother-daughter aprons are perfect for a grandmother and granddaughter, too!
Pink Mother-Daughter Aprons
by GrandmaJackies on Etsy

Another activity I'm looking forward to when spending time with my future grandchild is cooking. That's something I fondly remember doing with both of my grandmothers, with my mom, and then eventually with my sons. So whether this kiddo is a girl or a boy, I'm sure we'll spend lots of time together working in the kitchen.

If it's a girl, I'll choose these grandmother-granddaughter pink checked aprons for the two of us. I like the aprons, but I especially like this simple photo that shopkeeper GrandmaJackies included in her Etsy listing. Reminds me of when I was the little girl helping in the kitchen.

A Title To Live Up To

This pretty, floral Best Grandma Ever mug would make a perfect gift for any new grandmother.
Best Grandma Ever Mug
by Willow and Olive on Etsy

Becoming a new grandmother has been pretty easy on my part, so far. I mean, well, you know. My son and daughter-in-law are doing all the work and before long, voilĂ , we'll be grandparents. The job of being a good grandmother isn't something I plan on taking lightly, though. I want to be a good influence and do the best job I possibly can do to be the best grandmother I can be. This beautiful floral "Best Grandma Ever" mug is something I'd like to have so I can be reminded daily (though I'm not likely to forget) that I will have a truly important title to live up to.

So, these are the new grandmother gifts I've picked out for myself. How did I do? Do you have a favorite? Have any new grandparenting advice to share? I hope you'll let me know in a comment below.

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  1. Oh, I absolutely love that pendant necklace I wish I'd seen it before my mum became a grandmother because I'd have gotten it for her. Congrats on the upcoming arrival, there's a special bond between grandparents and grandchildren.

    1. Thank you, Louanne! I've had so many grandparents tell me that you have to experience that bond to understand it and I'm certainly looking forward to doing so. I adore the pendant necklace, too. I'll add a photo of mine when it arrives.

  2. I adore being Nana which is what my granddaughter calls me but no matter what your name is, being a grandmother is a whole new take on parenting. So much easier this time around. Maybe because you can give them back if they misbehave. LOL. Some lovely gifts here. I love the vintage pendant.

    1. We haven't decided on grandparent names yet, Heather, though there's already a "Nana" in the family so that probably won't be it. Yes, people have mentioned giving the kiddos back at the end of the day as a plus. I suspect that the vintage pendant is going to be the winner here today!

  3. Perfect gift ideas for a new 'grandma', Susan. I know you are excited and anxious to 'hold' that darling new baby! My SIL just got to do that this week with her latest granddaughter. I spent several weeks this summer visiting 3 of my 5 grandsons in two different states, and even brought one (the 14-year-old) home with me from Iowa for a 3-week visit. It was a marvelous time and a special bonding time with this sweet boy. So I know you have a lot of special times ahead for you, Grandma! Congratulations on your new 'role' in life!

    1. Thank you, Elf! Your comment struck a memory from my childhood of staying with my grandparents for a week or two each summer. Definitely good times! Glad you were able to visit yours this summer.

  4. Congratulations on being a new Grandma. I'm sure you are anxiously awaiting the arrival. Being a grandmother is wonderful. I treasure the time I get to spend with my granddaughters

    1. Thank you, Mary Beth! Hopefully I'll have lots of photo ops with my future grand(s). Love seeing pictures of yours!

  5. Oh Susan how very exciting! Congratulations on entering into the sisterhood of Grandmothers! You are going to love it so much and I just know that you will be wonderful at it. I like that pendant but love the garden sign! I have such wonderful memories of working in the garden with my Grandmother and have enjoyed letting my grandchildren help me in mine. There is something spiritual about it.

    1. Thank you, Bev! Glad you like the garden sign, too. I love it. Both of my grandmothers had gardens, one with lots of vegetables to feed the family, the other with flowers. I'm not very good at gardening, but I do appreciate growing things and agree with you totally about there being something spiritual about it. I'd love to pass that along to my "grands."

  6. Oh Susan, Congratulations and Welcome to the club!!! I can't even begin to explain the feelings and fun you're going to have. Our two grandsons live two blocks away from us and our two granddaughters about two hours away. I cherish every moment I spend with them, as you know from some of my posts. I'm so Happy for you!!!

    1. Thank you, Sam! And yes, I definitely know that from your posts about those kiddos. They are very blessed to have you!

  7. The greatest blessing in this world is to be loved! You are talking about gifts, but what rings through in every word you wrote is that you already love this baby. What a wonderful gift you will be to that precious child. The things I remember the most about my grandmothers is the time they spent with me. Because I was allowed to spend a month out of each summer with one of my grandmothers, I was tremendously blessed. She had the time to work with me in the kitchen, in the garden and to talk to me about life. Those are cherished memories. I have no doubt that one day your grand-baby will say the same thing about you.

    Of course, I join everyone here in adding my congratulations to you, your son, your daughter-in-law and grandpa too! I love the gift ideas you have featured. They are perfect!

    1. Thank you for those very kind words, Cynthia. Happy to know that you have months and months of wonderful grandmother memories with both of your own grandmothers. It's funny how certain old memories pop into my mind now from those long-ago visits. I hope to carry that tradition into yet another generation.

  8. Really nice ideas Susan, being a grandma, grammie, mamma, big mamma, whatever it is they decide to call you, will be a blessing fulfilled. I am so happy for you.

    1. Thank you, Grammie O! Definitely a blessing!

  9. Congratulations, Susan & Chris!

    Love that mug and I know just where to share it!

  10. I did not know my mom's 'mother long, since she died when I was still quite young. About my only memory of her is learning from her how to cut cinnamon rolls with a string. Maybe that's why I'm partial to the aprons.

    1. That is so sweet, Barbara! Isn't it amazing how just one little lesson sticks with us for a lifetime? I think it's a wonderful memory from your grandmother. So sorry you couldn't have had her around longer. Glad you like the aprons.


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