Grandparents’ Day 2019: A Gifting Guide

By Bryony Abbott Thu, Oct 03, 2019

Just in time for Grandparent’s Day, we’ve put together this guide to finding the perfect gift for your grandparents. Whether you’re shopping for your grandfather, grandmother, or both, we’ll take you through what kind of presents to look for, and how to make sure you’re getting a good deal.

In almost every culture, grandparents are seen as kind, wise, and wonderful. So much so that we, like many others, believe they should have their own dedicated holiday separate from Mother’s and Father’s Day. And now they do!

You might not be aware of it this, but since 2008, grandchildren in the UK have been encouraged to celebrate their grandparents on the first Sunday in October. This year, it falls on October 6th, so you still have plenty of time to arrange a visit and make their day as special as can be.

One of the hardest parts of your preparations might be to find the perfect gift that says, “I love you, and thanks for everything.” So, without further ado, we’re going to take you through a few of the best gifts to give your grandparents this Grandparents’ Day.

Gifts for your grandfather

Men can be notoriously tricky to buy for, so let’s start by discussing the best gift options for grandfathers.

Timeless Timepieces

A decent watch is both a statement and a staple of any gentleman’s wardrobe because they’re as luxurious as they are functional.

For precision and quality, you’ll want to stick to premium Swiss watchmaking brands such as Rolex, Omega, and Tag Heuer. Alternatively, your grandpa might prefer the French sophistication of a Cartier design.

By sticking to these established brands, all generations of the family will be able to appreciate their quality. Plus, as they’re highly collectable, you know they’ll never go out of style.

Classic Jewellery

As the head of the family, your grandfather might be the sort of man who’d like to receive gent’s jewellery he can wear with pride. From chunky signet rings to curb and belcher bracelets, high quality gold and silver jewellery is perfect if you want a decadent gift that will last for many years to come.

Grandparents love to reminisce, and every time your grandfather puts on his jewellery gift, he’ll think of his grandkids and the special relationship you share.

Gifts for your Grandmother

When picking the perfect present for your grandmother, you could look for delicate pieces light enough for her to wear every day. Or, you might prefer something dazzling she can bring out for special occasions. Below are some of the best options that cover both bases.

Sentimental Jewellery

Although they make very meaningful presents, rings can be difficult to gift unless you know exactly which size to buy. Stone set bracelets are a much safer option and they are no less beautiful or sentimental than rings.

Depending on your grandmother’s sense of style, you might prefer to look for simple bangles or detailed cuffs. Either way, try to choose coloured stones with personal significance. For example, finding out their favourite colour or birthstone can help you find a jewellery gift with the most impact.

If you’re not sure what gemstone to go for, stick with something versatile like diamonds. These luxurious stones complement every outfit, no matter how vintage or modern, and suit every skin tone.

Tiffany & Co. Timepieces

Tiffany & Co. is one of the most famous jewellers in the world and it is synonymous with feminine luxury. Established in 1837, it became an iconic brand after the 1961 film adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s that starred Audrey Hepburn. Any grandmother would adore the simple elegance of a vintage Tiffany & Co. watch. They’ve been designed for stylish ladies and are built to last, so they make wonderful Grandparents’ Day gifts.

How to grab a bargain

The perfect presents to give on Grandparents’ Day are sentimental, long-lasting, and high quality. So, you’ll want to stick to precious metals and materials, as well as premium brands, to make sure you’re getting it right.

While these kinds of pieces usually come with a hefty price tag, you can save significant amounts of money by shopping pre-owned collections. You can buy with the confidence you’ve found the perfect present at an exceptional rate. That leaves you free to spend what you’ve saved on more treats for your grandparents!
Grandparent’s Day is the perfect excuse to show them how much you care, and a sentimental, long-lasting gift can help you share the love on the 6th October.
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