She’d love a photo of the grandkids. And if you choose one of these inspirational ideas, it’s simple to create the most thoughtful gift for Nan. Make this Christmas extra personal with our Christmas Photo Gifts For Grandma.
Photobox’s resident gift guru, Matt James of Party-Ideas-by-a-Pro, is an award-winning party planner who’s produced birthdays, weddings, and events for A-list celebrities such as Stella McCartney, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Sir Elton John. He shares his inspirational ideas for using Photobox products to create thoughtful and meaningful Christmas gifts.
Have you noticed how those things you used to do as a child that mum scolded you for, seem so cute now it’s her grandkids doing them?
Unfortunately, Nana isn’t always around to witness all the mischievous, oh-so hilarious or sometimes downright life-threatening scrapes and capers they get themselves into. Like the time the time Jack put washing-up liquid in the fish tank, Maise shaved off his eyebrows or Emily carved ‘I love daddy’ into his Jaguar’s paintwork.
The Usual Suspects is a fun way to turn those delightful memories into a loveable rogues gallery that highlights their different personalities and some of the crimes they’re guilty of, such as ‘The Artistic One’, guilty of ‘Decorating with permanent markers’, ‘The Drama Queen’ who’s ‘Always Cold’ or ‘The Daredevil’ partial to ‘Jumping off things’. Maybe it will even convince her they’re not always the little angels she thinks they are!
Grandmas can never have enough family photos with the grandkids out on display. Fact! But let’s face it, they’re usually all pretty much the same. And while they’re great at capturing her loved ones in all their cute, cheeky and mischievous glory, they can’t really convey the love everyone feels for her. Sometimes, words are more meaningful.
Spell It Out is a fun way to put a different spin on a family photo, to remind grandma what she means to everyone at Christmas. The beauty of this gift is that, as each person can be photographed separately, it’s an opportunity to bring together the entire extended family to create a uniquely personal gift – even when that may not be physically possible.
Definitely one for the mantelpiece!
While family portraits are a tradition, the photo itself doesn’t have to be traditional. Nor does it have to be anything quirky, elaborate or over-engineered. Sometimes, simple, honest and real works best.
Head to Head is an easy yet creative way to photograph her grand kids, resulting in a unique family photo that’s relaxed, informal and above all else, authentic. Simply by shooting from an unexpected angle it keeps the portrait natural, while elevating it above the everyday. It’s a lovely way to capture an intimate moment between siblings, which will make a charming Christmas gift for Nan that she’s sure to get great pleasure from.
We all know Nana is amazing. She’s someone you could run to when mum told you off, she still puts cash in your birthday cards and she makes a killer Bolognese (even if she refuses to part with the recipe!). But how often do we take the time to tell her all the things we love about her? That she taught us to perform random acts of kindness for strangers, that she always tries to give us honest answers to the hard questions or that no matter what, she is always in our corner.
Reasons We Love You is a wonderfully meaningful Christmas gift for Grandma that will make her feel valued, appreciated and no doubt a little misty-eyed!