Becoming a grandparent is a joyous occasion; it is a time for new beginnings. This is a second chance to enjoy the presence of a baby without all the pressures of being a parent. A grandparent's job is to cherish the grandchild and spoil with affection and gifts. A gift that comes from the heart is one that lasts forever.
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Keepsake gifts last a long time, showing proof of a grandparent's love for a granddaughter. Wooden or ceramic figurines, music boxes, plaques and photo frames make delightful mementos for a baby girl. Select a special keepsake plaque for a baby granddaughter. There is a wide variety of sayings from poetic to heartwarming. Decide on the background photo, picking from animals, beautiful flowers, angels or nature scenes. Another charming keepsake present is a photo frame. A photo frame is a practical and reusable gift. Place a photograph taken with your granddaughter inside to add a personal touch. Photo frames come in several shapes, materials and colours such as a pram or decorated with teddy bears. Some photo frames come inscribed with a sentiment.
A traditional gift to bestow on a newborn granddaughter is a handmade baby quilt. These knitted or crocheted blankets made from love come in many styles and colours. Not all grandparents know how to sew; however, this does not mean a handmade baby blanket is out of the question. Many individuals make a business out of creating handmade baby items. Other handmade baby gifts are hats, socks, embroidered bibs, burp clothes, assorted clothing, toys and pillows.
The gift of time has no comparison. Visit often to show how much the new addition to the family means to you. Offer to babysit, allowing parents a chance to spend some time alone. This gives a grandparent a chance for one-on-one time. Some grandparents live far away and cannot physically spend time with their granddaughters. Use a video camera and tape yourself acting out puppet scenes or reading a story. Include a message of love for the baby grandchild. Mail this gift to your granddaughter's parents with instructions to play.
Some grandparents choose to gift with money. Instead of stuffing money in a card, think about investing in the grandchild's future. Set up a savings account with a high interest rate and invite your son or daughter to participate with monthly deposits. Purchase a life insurance plan that offers flexibility and grows with a grandchild.
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