I wanted something with their new granddaughter's name on it, and also with the name they will be called. I have called my dad Poppy for years, so it was quickly decided that that's what his grandkids will call him. Figuring out what to call my mom took a little more work. After thinking on it for a while, finding this pin, and talking to her, we decided on Mimi. So I decided to incorporate their names into the gifts as well, and here's what we came up with.
I designed my Mom's gift with Blue Eyed Jewels where I was able to choose what name (or names) I wanted hand stamped in the pendant necklace along with which birthstones or beads I wanted added to it. Sherrie was awesome to work with, and just an hour after I placed the order I got the shipping notification. Talk about speedy service!
For my Dad's gift I knew I wanted something similar to my Mom's, but obviously not a necklace. I decided on a hand stamped bangle, since I had gotten him bangle gifts in the past that he loved. So when I came across faeriekissage Studio, I knew I had found what I was looking for. In order to make it less feminine, I had the message stamped on the inside and the outside just a hammered look. The message I went with was "Best Poppy Ever - Harper Robin". He loves it and has yet to take it off!
Since no one besides Dan and I knew the name we had chosen until she was born, it was fun to be able to design gifts for my parents with their new granddaughter's name incorporated in it. I know they will be the best Mimi and Poppy! Did you create any new grandparent gifts when you had a baby? I'd love to hear what other fun ideas people came up with for new gifts!