The Grandparent Gift Co.The Grandparent Gift Co

A proper gift for a beloved grandparent can be surprisingly tough to track down, especially if it’s for a particular life event like the arrival of a twin grandchildren or a first great-grandchild. Gifts that are appropriately sentimental, personalized, and of keepsake quality can convey your feelings, commemorate a special time, and create ongoing good feelings in a way that off-the-shelf gifts may not.

The Grandparent Gift Co. is a family-owned gift design firm based in Georgia. Owner and founder Teri Harrison keeps the focus on special occasion and family-oriented gifts that “pull at the heartstrings.” Grandparent Gift Co. items are carried in some retail boutiques as well as in the company’s online store.

Shop Description:

The Grandparent Gift Co. started out with items for grandparents and has expanded into a range of dozens of family-focused gifts for parents, great-grandparents, babies, newlyweds, godparents, children, aunts, uncles, and close friends.

Among the gifts tailored to seniors is the popular Grandparents’ Memory Book—Did You Really Walk Five Miles to School? The heirloom-quality album gives grandparents a place to write their tales of growing up to share with their grandchildren and other family members. Other grandparent gifts include handmade glass heart ornaments and crosses, personalized picture frames, lake house and beach house signs, and wall art that can be stamped with grandchildren’s handprints.

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Pros:

All gifts sold by The Grandparent Gift Co. are unique to the company. Harrison herself writes the poems that adorn the cards, picture frames, and other items, which she and her design team create. Most of the items are made and assembled in the US. Many items can be personalized for free, and some are offered in both secular and Christian styles.

Individual departments for grandparents, great-grandparents, and multigenerational gifts make shopping easy. The shop’s new-grandparent department includes a number of items just for first-time grandparents, including ultrasound frames with poems to give as a “you’re going to be a grandparent” announcement.

Cons:

Shoppers and gift recipients who are moved to tears easily may find themselves overwhelmed by the emotion expressed by the company’s gifts. “Many wholesale customers have commented that a box of tissues is a necessity next to Grandparent Gift Co. product displays,” according to the shop’s About page.

Fine print:

The Grandparent Gift Co. will replace items that arrive damaged and offers refunds on all unused new items if the customer or recipient is not satisfied. Returns must be requested within 7 days of delivery, and items must be properly packed for return shipment. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.

Cost:

Most items listed on the site cost less than $40, with many priced for $20 or less. Free shipping is available to the continental US on orders of more than $49; flat-rate shipping is $5 on other orders to the continental US. Special rates are available for card delivery and for shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, and international destinations worldwide.

Best for…

People shopping for sentimental and Christian-themed gifts to commemorate special life events, birthdays, and holidays, especially for grandparents and great-grandparents.