Grandparents especially can be hard to shop for. (Can I get an amen??)
When they already own everything they could ever want or need, it can take some frantic, creative thinking to come up with the perfect gift. (And who always gets stuck with coming up with gifts? That’s right. Mom.)
Heck, even Dads, too. (Hello, Fathers Day?) My husband’s favorite thing to say around gift giving time – “I already have everything I need. Don’t spend money on anything for me.”
But, hello. That’s not gonna happen.
Well you can stop your frantic search and your unnecessary spending of money. I discovered the perfect gift for these hard-to-shop-for people we love.
Okay, in all fairness, it’s not a new concept. In fact I, myself, have been the recipient of this gift already several times throughout my years of being a mother. But it never gets old.
This is a type of gift that will never go out of style.
The best parts about this gift idea?
- It can work for pretty much anyone close to your children – Mom, Dad, Grandparents, Aunt, Uncle, or even close friends.
- It requires very little effort on your part.
- It’s totally customize-able.
- It’s fun to do.
- It’s hilarious!
- And it’s FREE!!!
Okay, now that I’ve piqued your interest, are you ready to hear what this amazing gift idea is…??
It’s the Question and Answer gift! Allow me to explain.
All you have to do for this gift is simply come up with a list of questions to ask your child, and have your child answer them.
Here are ideas of a few people in your life that might love receiving a gift like this:
- Close friends
- Anyone else close to your kids.
Here are a couple of ideas to turn this into a memorable gift that your loved one won’t soon forget:
- Ask the questions to each of your children, so your loved one gets multiple answers.
- Ask at least 10 questions – the more the better!
- Get creative and ask them specific questions. It’s fun to see what you’re kids will come up with!
- Turn the questions/answers into a placemat by writing them on large construciton paper and laminating.
- Make a card for the questions/answers.
- Make a scavenger hunt out of it.
- Transfer the questions/answers on a ceramic plate
A couple things to keep in mind…first, make sure to write down EXACTLY how/what your child answers – that’s the best part! And second, I do think this works best with younger children. Like, it might not be so cute to have your 16-year-old answer questions as a gift for a grandparent. But perhaps that goes without saying.
Either way, every time we have done this it’s been a hit!
I even created a FREE printable for this awesome gift, with prepared questions if you’re crunched for time. Enter your email below and once it’s confirmed you can download the printable – just in time for Father’s Day!
Have you ever given or received a gift like this? Tell me about it in the comments!