Gift for 90 Yr Old Grandmother

Updated on September 30, 2008
D.S. asks from Coppell, TX
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We are having a mini-family reunion and 90th birthday party for my grandmother in November. What are some good ideas for a nice & thoughtful gift? We don't see each other very often as she lives far away.

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G.D.

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While we were waiting to eat, we played a fun game where we had 20 questions about my grandmother's life such as where she was born, how her tooth got knocked out, favorite vacation, where lived when first married, etc. Very entertaining since we knew some but not all answers, esp. the younger generation.

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R.

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A nice framed picture of your family or perhaps a home movie or something that she can look. Or a "scrapbook" with lots of family pictures.

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N.T.

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We had the same celebration for my grandmother's 90th (9/29/07 in Maine)! Our family did something similar to what Ruth described. We sent out emails (letters to some) and requested a written message and photos commemorating what makes my grandmother special. Each person/or family had one page in the scrapbook. It was great to see pictures and read old stories that many people didn't know about. Also, we had a lot of laughs reading some funny poems and memories that others wrote. I think my grandmother was really touched by it because there were a lot of people who she had not seen or heard from in years who were thrilled to contribute to this special gift.

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G.D.

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While we were waiting to eat, we played a fun game where we had 20 questions about my grandmother's life such as where she was born, how her tooth got knocked out, favorite vacation, where lived when first married, etc. Very entertaining since we knew some but not all answers, esp. the younger generation.

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D.S.

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Nothing better than an old fashioned slide show or a dvd created from other videos and pictures- If you need referrals for that let me know - its priceless and a few extra copies can be made- get pics of grandma when SHE was little and things that were important in time when she grew up-
celebrate her.

D.- Part Angels Ltd.

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H.B.

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We gave my husband's great aunt a locket with a picture of her and her husband in it for Christmas one year. He passed away the next year and I've notice her wearing it a lot lately. I got it at www.picturesongold.com. They put the picture on the locket for you and you can have it engraved.

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E.C.

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I suggest making a donation to a cause near to your grandmother's heart. Type up the name of the cause and a thoughtful note of dedication to your grandmother, then wrap it. I think that would be a wonderful gift!

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E.W.

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Artwork created by the kiddos is another good gift. We usually give my grandma $$. Every square inch of her house has some sort of knick knack and the $$ helps buy her prescriptions or other groceries.

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J.S.

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photo book - www.sutterfly.com or something similar - family pictures, grandkids, stuff like that

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R.C.

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Hi D.,

For my Grandmothers 90th birthday we had a big party. I wrote a letter requesting everybody (relatives and friends) who were coming to the party or not to send me a personal letter to her. The letter was to have special memories, stories, thoughts, poems written about her, pictures with them and her, etc. I had all the letters mailed to my home and I made a huge album with all the cards and letters enclosed and gave it to her. It was a surprise and she loved the album! If you are interested and making this type of album I will try to answer any questions you might have to get started.

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M.C.

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Scrapbook album with family photos. Add letters of love from each family member. Start gathering them now, as people put things off.

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J.H.

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Grandmothers always love pictures.

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K.H.

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a digital photo frame is nice as you can load it with a lot of pictures & it will flash through them...my grandma loves hers

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