My husband's parents looked after our baby when she was sick because we had to go to work. They took time out and looked after her overnight. Should I get them a thank you gift or is this just something grandparents do?


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PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

I would get them a thank you gift, or at the least write a thank you note. That was very kind of them. While most grandparents who are able to do that are glad to do it, it is still taking time from them and the had to rearrange their schedules. It also shows that you are not wanting to take advantage of them.

Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

That's just what grandparents do and they probably loved every minute of it. You might want to get them a cheesecake, or something similar, and have them over for coffee as a thank you.

Bikergirl Anonymous Profile

I wouldnt say a gift is neccessary .. But, a big thank you, and maybe an invite for dinner to spend time together would suffice.

Cookie Roma Profile
Cookie Roma answered

Of course it's something that we grandparents do. That said, a nice card of thanks would be a lovely thing to do.  We don't do it so you have to feel obliged to us but it's always nice to feel appreciated. 

Moga Deet Profile
Moga Deet answered

You can rarely go wrong with a thank you note.  A gift might be a bit much, because they are family, but a homemade treat, would be thoughtful.

Charles Davis Profile
Charles Davis answered

I have to agree, with most above, I'm sure they don't think it's necessary to even thank them "officially", but a thank you card would be a welcome gift and a show that they are appreciated.

Vince Kaser Profile
Vince Kaser answered

Most grandparents love spending time with grandchildren but it never hurts to show a little appreciation a thank you or maybe take them to dinner

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