60th birthday gifts from family members are always special and the presents from the grandchildren mean the most of all. Whether the grandkids are old enough to pick the gift themselves or you're doing the choosing on their behalf you can be sure that grandma or grandpa will be over the moon when they open them on their special day.
Personalised 60th birthday gifts are the perfect way to give grandparents a memorable present from the grandchildren. You can get absolutely anything printed on a multitude of different items including mugs, key-rings, plates, clothing and calendars. These are all useful items that the grandparents will enjoy using every day. A picture of their grandkids on a mug is an inexpensive but, in many ways, priceless and timeless gift that could complement a larger present from their actual children and in-laws. Something they can use right up to turning 61 is a personalised calendar. Each month will have a different photo of the grandchildren and when the year is over the calendar can be kept for the photographs. Even better than that, the grandparents won't be able to forget a single other birthday. Not that they would, of course!
You can never give too many photos of grandchildren to a grandma or grandma. A personalised picture frame, engraved with a message of your choice (or their grandchildren's depending on their age or ages) with a favourite photograph of the grandkids, either an existing one or one taken professionally especially for grandma or grandpa's 60th. Family photo shoots are not too expensive and the grandparents could even join the grandkids for a photo they will get joy out of for years to come.
A great gift for grandchildren to give to their grandparents is a recording on CD that grandma and grandpa can listen to again and again. A day in a recording studio where the grandchildren could record grandma's favourite song or a song from the year grandpa was born is among the most unique of our 60th birthday gifts
and will require a bit of prior planning, but will definitely be worth it when the grandparents receive such an unusual present.
If the grandchildren are old enough to have a little of their own money and want to buy grandma or grandpa something there are plenty of meaningful 60th birthday gifts they can get on a budget. They could use a picture of themselves and buy a 60th birthday photo frame for under £5. A personalised mug will cost under £10 and they can send off a picture that they drew themselves to be printed on to the mug. Other cheaper presents include amusing books on turning 60 that will make grandma and grandpa smile. They could also treat grandma to a personalised chocolate bar. This can be kept but is made to be eaten! A great present for grandparents to enjoy from their grandchildren is a CD of songs from the swinging 60s. Grandparents can enjoy the nostalgia of The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel while the grandchildren can discover these classic artists for the first time. Who needs the bubblegum pop of today anyway? These 60th birthday gifts
mean far more to a grandma or grandpa than something that costs a small fortune but has no personal touch. It's the thought and effort that will touch a chord with grandparents, not the amount of money spent.
Finally, a trip with just grandma or grandpa and the grandchildren is always a very special day and few grandparents could think of anything better to celebrate their 60th. Activities that would suit both of the generations could be a day shadowing a zoo keeper. Children will be awestruck by the big cats and so will grandparents. It truly brings out the inner child in anyone, whatever their age. Grandpa will surely have passed down his favourite football team through the generations. A grandpa and grandson can have an unforgettable day with a tour of their team's football ground. Lunch is usually provided and the memories of the day will last and soften the blow of any future losses or relegation. For older grandchildren (aged 12 and over) the grandparent and grandchild can enjoy an amazing ride in a hot air balloon. Another great day for a grandpa and grandson is a trip on a steam train. This will enthral young and old alike and a steam train ride is one of the more classic 60th birthday presents.