I’m sure you’ve been in a predicament where you didn’t know what to get your parents or mother and father-in-law. Perhaps it was their birthday, or perhaps it was for Christmas, or perhaps you only needed to give a gift to them. No matter the occasion, figuring out what to give the older generation can be tough. They often either already have what they need or their taste may be completely different from yours!
One way to make sure you get them something they’ll love is by talking to their friends or other family members to get ideas. Another way is to think about things they’re interested in or what they like to do in their spare time. If all else fails, give them something practical that they can use in their everyday life like a nice set of dishes or a new coffee mug.
It can be a challenge to find an affordable present that the recipient will actually like. If you are a parent, then you have the perfect solution – a simple, affordable and precious present that you can make with your child. They will love spending time with you, and you will both enjoy the experience.
The idea is to create a unique baby hand and footprint (or a child hand and footprint if your child is not an infant). It’s not difficult to do if you choose to get a keepsake kit from either a local shop or online. If you’re opting for the latter, then just bear in mind that it might take some time for the store to send the kit to you.
With the kit at home, you are ready to make a baby footprint, handprint, or both. Be creative and let your imagination run wild. If you’re artistically inclined, use colors; if you’re more old-fashioned, keep it in plain colors. What’s amazing about a footprint or handprint is that it will be unique.
Your baby’s hands and feet are one of a kind, so naturally, you would want a print of them! This would make for an excellent gift for grandparents or parents. If you’ve never done a hand or footprint before, don’t worry! You may just need to buy more than one kit so that you can have enough prints.
Most kits come with instructions, so it’s not difficult to do. However, if you make a mistake, you’ll have to buy another kit or order one online and wait for it to arrive. While a kit is one way to do a footprint or handprint, there are other ways that can be just as distinctive, interesting, and creative.
The kit option is the simple way out, but there are other alternatives offered on my website if you think you can do more than just a clothing print. Regardless of what path you decide to go, I can guarantee you that the baby handprint or footprint is a present the grandparents will need to hold on to for the years into the future.