Grandmothers are mothers too, and on Mother's Day, a present from the grandchildren is always appreciated (maybe even more so than a present from her grandchild's parent!). Here are some ideas for presents that kids can give to their grandmothers:
1) A work of art. I know, it sounds hokey, but you can put one of your child's better pieces of artwork into a nice frame, and it will look great hanging up on your mom's wall. Even if it is the wall of her laundry room or some out-of-the-way place!
2) Photo gifts. There are a million gifts out there that you can put photos on, for proud grandmothers to display to their friends. My mom LOVES mugs emblazoned with photos of her grandchildren on them. I also like tote bags with photos of the grandkids, or bracelets with charms featuring grandchildren's names or photos.
3) A cake. It doesn't have to be breakfast in bed, but you and your children could bake a cake or cookies or some other dessert, and take it to Grandma's house on Mother's Day.
4) A show. Instead of asking your mom to babysit your kids, treat your mom to a show or a movie that even the kids can go to!
5) A card. Whatever your children get her, make sure it comes with a nice card signed by all your kids. If they're too little to write, put their handprint on the card to give it a personal, thoughtful touch.
And what am I getting my mother for Mother's Day? Well, I’m participating in a Mother's Day contest at Best Kids Apps, a blog about iPhone apps for kids, for a chance to win an iPad. Thing is, even if I got incredibly lucky and won, I doubt if my mom would know what to do with an iPad! So I guess I'll just have to keep the iPad for myself, and get my mom something else. After all, I am a mom too...... right??
Disclosure: I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. By posting this, I gain an entry into a contest for the chance to win an Apple iPad. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.