• Seven Unique Gifts for Your Nan

    With Christmas not far away and the Black Friday sales coming up, now is a good time to be thinking about present buying. Most of the large, specialist gift retailers, like Getting Personal already have their full range in stock. So, if you shop now you will get the best level of choice.

    It is particularly important to get the buying of the important presents done early. You do not want something to go wrong and end up with nothing to give your Nan. To reduce the chances of that happening, I have come up with 7 unique gifts that you could easily buy her now.

    7 unique gifts

    Personalised gifts

    Most Nans love to put the present that they receive from their grandchildren on display. Even something simple like an engraved photo frame or a piece of jewellery with a loving message on it will be cherished. Virtually anything can be personalised either by being engraved or having something unique printed onto it.

    Tickets to a show

    The one thing any Nan is sure to love is the chance to spend more time with you. Buying her tickets to a show is a great way to give her a treat. Purchasing one for yourself, at the same time, ensures that she will be able to get there and back without any hassle or expense.

    7 unique gifts

    An experience day

    If your Nan tends to end up staying at home more than she would like, consider buying her an experience day out. Or, maybe send her to a cooking or craft class. The older you get, the easier it is to become lonely. So, a gift that gets her out and about is an especially good idea. 

    Better access to transport

    It could be something really simple like paying for a taxi in advance, so she can go and try out with her local choir. If your Nan is already a bit of a wanderer, why not buy her a railcard? Or, if she still drives, pay for her MOT or make a contribution towards the cost of insurance. The easier you make it for her to travel the better it will be for her.

    Fashion gifts

    If your Nan loves fashion, a gift voucher for her favouritestore is sure to be well- received. Or, better still, offer to take her shopping one morning and treat her to a new dress or coat.

    7 unique gifts


    Anything that is related to the interests and hobbies your Nan has issued to please her. Next time she talks to you about these things pay attention. When you do the chances are you will be able to come up with a great, highly personalised gift for her.

    Something luxurious

    In all likelihood your Nan is careful with her pennies. The older generation tendsto be more frugal, which means that they rarely buy luxury items for themselves. This is the case even if they can afford to do so. They feel compelled to save. 

    So, why not buy your Nan a cashmere sweater, a silk blouse, a nice handbag or a box of luxury chocolates? Or, better still make them something special, like a box of handmade chocolates. You can find plenty of recipes online.




    1. Clare Minall
      November 17, 2018 / 2:57 pm

      Those were really a great gift idea. Ticket to a show seems to be really perfect. Ky sister would love this.

    2. November 7, 2018 / 10:35 pm

      I went and saw my first west end show a couple of months ago and it was brilliant, so I would happily receive that as a gift

    3. November 7, 2018 / 9:10 pm

      I love these ideas. I do find it hard to buy gifts for my mum from my son do you’ve given me some ideas. I tend to stick to personalised gifts but I’ll be doing something different this year.

    4. November 7, 2018 / 9:45 am

      Some great ideas, I have already started shopping for my children but haven’t thought about adults in the family yet x

    5. November 7, 2018 / 7:03 am

      i love some of these ideas. Especially tickets to a show. I never would have thought of that one, but now that’s exactly what I’m getting. x

    6. November 6, 2018 / 9:56 pm

      What wonderful ideas! I’d love it if someone bought me tickets to a show or an experience day for Christmas, it would make such an awesome change x

    7. November 6, 2018 / 6:56 pm

      show tickets are always a winner in my book, as they don’t clutter and it is often something people like but don’t buy for themselves. We’ve done it a few times for the grandparents

    8. November 6, 2018 / 12:18 pm

      I think the idea of tickets is a lovely one but equally better access to transport must be such a big one for so many grans so lovely that you have included this on the list because it’s not something everyone will think about but it’s so essential to enable them to be independent.

    9. November 6, 2018 / 12:00 pm

      Oh that’s such a lovely post! I always find it tough to buy a present for my nan. She’s at an age when she’s got everything she wants / needs and I tend to always go for flowers or treat her to a nice experience. For her 80th, I took her to the Ritz for afternoon tea and she still talks about it 4 years later!

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