03 March 2021 (updated)

Ideas for Grandparents Day - Gifts and Activities

Grandparents Day 2020 is right around the corner. Celebrate the special day with your grandma and grandpa by indulging in their favorite hobby or trying something new together!

It’s been hard to spend time with loved ones in this year of COVID-19, and it’s especially true when it comes to our grandparents. Fortunately, Grandparents Day is right around the corner! While many people aren’t comfortable spending the day with their grandparents right now, there are many ways to show them you care. Be sure to share your social distancing ideas for this special day on your favorite family app!

When Is Grandparents Day?

In the United States, National Grandparents Day always falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day, so in 2020, the holiday takes place on Sunday, September 13th. It was created due to the efforts of Marian McQuade, who started campaigning for its creation in the 1970s. Soon after, in 1978, President Jimmy Carter made it official with the National Grandparents Day holiday.

The holiday’s official flower is the forget-me-not, and its official song is ‘A Song for Grandma and Grandpa’ by Johnny Prill. But this year, it might be more fun for your grandparents to celebrate them with their favorite songs from years past and flowers from your garden.

What to Do on Grandparents Day?

There’s never been a better time to show your grandma and grandpa you appreciate them! If you’re able to be close to them this year, here are a few ways to enjoy the day. Share your Grandparents Day activities on FamilyApp with other givers!

  • Enjoy a Hobby Together - Grandparents Day is the perfect occasion for doing something they really like to do. If your grandpa likes fishing, take him out on a boat for the catch of the day. Or, if your grandma loves being in nature, take her to a local park or beach for a walk. Many fun outdoor activities can be done with social distancing measures in place!
  • Try Something New - Every day, we get the opportunity to try something new. That’s why getting out with your grandparents for a new activity is a great option. If you’re looking to explore a different part of town or try a new restaurant, now’s the time! It’s just important to enjoy Grandparents Day with their safety in mind.
  • Make a Meal - Few things are more precious to grandparents simply spending time with their grandchild. However, doing something for them can make it even more memorable! Show off your cooking skills and organize a family lunch or dinner. Whether you go with something simple or decide to wow them, they’ll feel celebrated!

What Can You Give on Grandparents Day?

It’s great to spend time with a grandparent, but it may not be the safest option this year with coronavirus. If this is the case, a simple gift can go a long way! You may want to make a Grandparents Day card or write them a note. Some handmade art can be the best gift of all! You may also want to bake something like banana bread or chocolate chip cookies. If it’s one of your grandparents’ recipes, it’s even better! A simple Facetime call can also be a great way to catch up and let them know they’re appreciated. Share your own gift-giving ideas on your favorite family app!

Coronavirus has made it an isolating year for many people, and it’s especially true when it comes to senior citizens. Fortunately, whether or not you’re spending time together this year, there are ways to show them you care! Do you have any Grandparents Day ideas? Tell us about them in our comments! A small act of kindness can go a long way towards making them feel loved.

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