2020 Grandparent Gift Guide!

By Sarah Sexton | Publish Date December 04, 2020

We are just a few weeks away from Christmas and I know we are all thinking about who we still need to purchase gifts for… Our Grandparents, parents, and other wise, seasoned individuals in our lives could definitely use some extra love because 2020 has been a tough year, especially for these folks during the pandemic! I don’t know about you guys, but this year leaves me a little brain fried so the gift ideas haven’t been abundantly flowing… We wanted to help everyone out and go straight to the source and see what types of gifts our loved ones would enjoy! So here we have our 2020 Grandparent Gift Guide! Check it out and let us know what you think!

Grandparent Gift Guide:

1. Skylight Frame

For the grandparent who never wants to miss a second of their kids, grandkids, and great grandkids lives. This frame lets you email photos directly to it and they will appear on the rotation in seconds!


2. Roku

For the grandparent who loves a good movie night or binging a good show – the roku smart TV stick is sure to be a hit. 


3. Coffee Subscription box

For the grandparent with exquisite coffee taste who wants to try new flavors without venturing far from the kitchen – a curated coffee subscription box from Driftway is the way to go.


4. Book of the Month Subscription

For the avid reader! We love a subscription because it’s the gift that keeps on giving!


5. Plant subscription

For the green thumb.


6. Fresh Flower box subscription

For the grandparent whose day is brightened with a vase of blooms – this is a gift that keeps on giving!


7. Fancy Snack Subscription

For the foodie who has missed restaurants and charcuterie boards, this fancy snack subscription from mouth will give them gourmet at home!


8. Custom Recipe cutting board

For the sentimental grandparent who would love to have their mothers handwritten recipe on display.


9. Ember mug 

For the high tech grandparent who can’t drink their coffee fast enough or drinks it too fast and gets burned… this mug can be controlled by a smart phone app to set your drink to the perfect temp every time!


10. Mug warmer

For the not so high tech grandparent who still needs that coffee to stay hot longer – this electric mug warmer coaster is for you.


11. Personalized coasters, Beautiful decorative wreath, Personalized Door Mat

For the hostess with the mostest – these adorable personalized coasters, a wreath for the wall and this adorable welcome mat are a must!




12. Neck massager

For the grandparent who goes to the gym every day and wrestles with the grandkids… or the one who just feels aches and pains of aging, this at home massager is for you!


13. Wine chiller and Wine Assortment

For the happy hour fanatic who is itching to host a wine tasting at home…


14. Pet portrait mug 

For the grandparent whose favorite child might be the one with 4 legs and a tail…


15. Gardener’s tool set

For the one who always has fresh fruit and veggies from their garden in a bowl on the counter. 


16. Handwritten Recipe Tea Towel

For the nostalgic baker who would love granny’s cookie recipe on display in the kitchen.


17. Cozy Blanket and Herbal Warming Slippers

For the grandparent who is always cold and could use some pampering – this blanket and slipper combo is perfect.



18. Retro Electric Kettle

For the coffee or tea lover who refuses to use a Keurig…. 


19. Table tic tac toe

For the one who loves a good game of tic tac toe with the grandkids!


20. What Makes You Grand Journal

For any and every grandparent!



The Residents

Our residents come from different backgrounds and bring their unique qualities, talents, and life experiences to complete the Kirkwood community. Here are just a few reflections from some individuals who call Kirkwood their home.

I fell in love with the cottage and the view from my back porch. I am excited to have a yard for Ginger, my poodle, to play in and my own garage, all within an established retirement community!

Charlotte Hamilton Current Resident

My husband and I looked at a number of places when deciding to move to a retirement community. For the most part, we found communities that said, ‘We’re going to take care of you.’ But Kirkwood was different. It wasn’t just about taking care of us. It was also about having fun, having friends, and living life to the fullest. The attitude at Kirkwood was positive and the atmosphere was comforting. We simply couldn’t resist. Without a doubt, the location was ideal. The Cahaba Room that overlooks the river, the mountains, the trails – there were just so many things about life. The community was lively. It was alive.

Alice Brooks Current Resident

We realized we were approaching an age where we might need more assistance than what just downsizing could provide. Knowing we have my sons nearby and the levels of care should we need it is comforting, and the beautiful hillside, river, and the woods makes it that much more appealing. We don’t know of any other community that has the woods, the various levels of care, and so many different amenities.

Phyllis and John Guschke Current Residents

We were moving my parents down from the Cleveland area to be near us. I looked at almost every retirement place in the Birmingham area. The second I turned into Kirkwood’s drive and drove up the hill, I knew that I’d found the perfect place for my parents to live in Alabama. In the six years that my parents have been at Kirkwood, I have always felt nothing but love and helpfulness from every staff member. Everyone is always helpful with a pleasant attitude. You can truly see and feel the family atmosphere. I’m happy that my parents can call Kirkwood their home.

Brenda Sheehan Kirkwood family member

When we learned that Cedar Ridge was being developed, that seemed to fit our needs very well. It is the ideal place for the next phase of our retirement.

Carol and Arthur Stephens Current Residents

One thing that we feel is very important here at Kirkwood by the River is the relationship that we have between the staff and the residents. They are dedicated to making our life here as safe and secure and pleasurable as possible. That goes a long way.

Fred Rogers Current Resident

The community's cottage living surrounded by a wooded, natural environment with access to future healthcare services is what attracted us to Kirkwood!

Rick and Jane Ricketts Current Residents