Grandparents’ Day falls on Sunday, September 11 this year. It’s a day that was created to serve as a special day of recognition for grandparents. It hasn’t been a national day of recognition for cherished elders forever, though — only the past 44 years.
In 1978, the U.S. Congress passed legislation stating that each year, National Grandparents’ Day would fall on the Sunday after Labor Day. The president at the time, Jimmy Carter, made it official by signing a presidential proclamation and the rest, as they say, is history.
To show your appreciation and save money, here’s where to find discounts for Grandparents’ Day this year.
Edible Arrangements has a variety of gifts to choose from, including chocolate-dipped fruit, fresh-baked cookies and assorted fruit platters. Some of the gifts even have their own discount codes when you shop the company’s website, which might help you save more.
“Save 25% off home goods and decor gifts for your grandparents now with code FOLLOW25,” said Rea-Palmer. You’ll find candles, dishes, vases, lamps, decorative pillows, wreaths and more on this online retailer’s site.
“Take your grandparents to a game, see a musical or find their favorite singer on tour — it’s all yours with Vivid Seats,” said Rea-Palmer. “Plus, save $15 off when you spend $150 or more with code FOLLOW15.”
Head to the Vivid Seats website to search for an event you know your grandparents will enjoy.
Portal by Facebook
“One of the easiest ways to stay connected with your grandparents is to get them a Portal, which works easily through Facebook so they won’t be struggling to figure it out,” Rea-Palmer said.
You can get free shipping on all items with no code needed, and once you get to Facebook’s Portal website, you’ll find all kinds of discounts.
Grandparents have some of the best stories to tell, so why not encourage them to put them in writing?
“Save $10 off a personalized family story, with tales direct from your grandparents that they can fill out throughout the year and get bound into a book after,” Rea-Palmer said. No code needed.
“For 15 years, GlassesShop has been trying to give customers the best glasses at a reasonable price,” Rea-Palmer said. “They’ve cut out the middleman to offer a lower price to their customers. And now you can save even more by using our exclusive code FOLLOW40 to save 40% off everything.”
Besides prescription eyeglasses, the site offers non-prescription readers and sunglasses too — something many grandmas and grandpas would appreciate.
Harney & Sons
If your grandparents love tea, Harney & Sons has a “Perfect Tea Quiz” that you can use to find a tea that they will love. “Save 18% using our exclusive code GRANDPARENTS18 from 9/10 to 9/17,” Rea-Palmer said.
TopCashback Gift Cards
“If you’re looking for a last-minute deal, consider buying a gift card through TopCashback Gift Cards, which offers cash back on over 300 digital gift cards from retailers like 1-800-Flowers, Delta Airlines and Jiffy Lube,” said Rebecca Gramuglia, consumer expert at TopCashback.com.
FromYouFlowers.com has a selection of gifts for your grandparents that go beyond flower bouquets. You can also order an assorted candy basket, Mrs. Field’s cookies and brownies, chocolate-covered strawberries and more.
Earn up to 15.75% in cash back when you place an order through TopCashback’s link: From You Flowers.
If you’re interested in a more personal Grandparents’ Day gift, Shutterfly offers customizable phone cases, handprint mugs, photo brag books and photo quilts. Earn 2% cash back when you place an order from the following TopCashback link: Shutterfly.
Personalization Mall offers a wide variety of gifts that you can personalize for your grandparents, including blankets, aprons, beer mugs, cutting boards, garden stones, necklaces, calendars and picture frames. Personalization is always free, too.
Order through the following TopCashback link to receive 10% cash back at PersonalizationMall.com.
Like FromYouFlowers.com, 1-800-Flowers.com also offers gifts that go beyond flowers. Search “grandparents day” and you’ll get hundreds of results, including those from the company’s partners, such as Shari’s Berries and The Popcorn Factory.
Earn 12% cash back when you place an order through TopCashBack’s link: 1800Flowers.
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