On one of her birthdays, I gave my Grandmother (mom's mom) this book:
It was a cool find. She was to fill out all sorts of information, memories, and stories of her childhood, early marriage, faith, her kids and grandkids. Then, give it back to me.
It was one of the coolest gifts I had ever received! It takes a little bit to fill out, so it was a surprise when I got it back some time later. It was so special, I knew I had to have my other grandparents fill one out, too.
So a few years ago, we put one in each of our grandparents and parents stockings. I've received a few back.
It was that much cooler when I had my Grandmom's (dad's mom) book to look back on after she passed a couple of weeks ago. Everyone at the memorial service loved looking back on some of her stories. What a cool thing to have!
Just an idea if you are looking for a special or different gift for a holiday or birthday! They have them for Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Mom's & Dad's!