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40 First Grandchild Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

40 Gift Ideas for the Perfect First Grandchild Pregnancy Announcement

If you’re like most expectant parents, you are eagerly awaiting the day when you will be able to share the pregnancy news with your parents. Especially if they’re first-time grandparents. And what better way to announce their upcoming grandchild than with a creative pregnancy announcement? We’ve gathered 40 of the best first grandchild announcement ideas for you to choose from! Whether you want to go the traditional route or get creative, we have something for everyone. So read on and start planning your perfect first grandchild pregnancy announcement!

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40 Gift Ideas for the Perfect First Grandchild Pregnancy Announcement

 

First Grandchild Announcement Ideas

When you share the good news of your pregnancy with your parents, as well as in-laws, it’s one of the most cherished times for both of you, especially if this is their first grandchild. There are so many unique first grandchild announcement ideas out there.

We’ve gathered 40 great pregnancy announcement gifts for grandparents, to help make your decision a little bit easier. From fun and unique ideas, like a custom countdown or T-shirt, to heartfelt gestures such as engraved frames or grandparents starter kit, we have something for everyone. So take a look through our list of grandchild announcement ideas and get inspired.

40 Gift Ideas for the Perfect First Grandchild Pregnancy Announcement

Pregnancy Announcement Gift Ideas for Grandparents

There’s nothing quite like becoming a grandparent for the first time. It’s a momentous occasion that deserves to be celebrated in a special way. If you’re looking for ideas on how to announce your pregnancy to your parents, we’ve got you covered. Here are some creative ideas to get you started:

1. Bottom of the Mug Surprise

Invite the grandparents-to-be over for brunch and be prepared to capture the look on their faces when the see the special message waiting for them at the bottom of their coffee cup.  These secret message mugs are the perfect way to share the big news of a new family member to love.  

2. Pregnancy Test in a Box

This is an oldie but a goodie. Give your parents the positive pregnancy test in a nice box with a bow on top to share the baby news. This personalized box from Esty makes it extra special.  They’ll be surprised when they open it up!

pregnancy test in a personalized wooden box

3. Baby Onesie

A little baby onesie is always a sweet way to announce that there’s a new addition coming soon to the family.  There are a million design options that can be customized on Etsy, but I particularly love this one.  

Hello Grandma and Grandpa baby onesie

4. Extra Pacifier Announcement

If you’re looking for a funny way to tell your parents about the pregnancy, this one is sure to get a laugh. Stick an extra pacifier in this gift box with a note that says “Congratulations, Grandma and Grandpa! You may need this!”.

extra pacifier for grandparents house pregnancy announcement

5. Matching “Grandma & Grandpa” T-shirts

This is a super cute way to announce the pregnancy and get your parents excited for their new role in the family. Pick up some matching T-shirts with “Grandma & Grandpa” printed on them.  These options pictured below are available on Etsy here and here.  

Grandma and Grandpa matching t-shirts

6. Personalized Wine Label

A nice bottle of wine with a personalized label is a great way to surprise your parents.  There are plenty of customizable wine labels on Etsy, like this one that says, “This pairs well with becoming grandparents!”.

personalized wine label pregnancy announcement

7. Grandparents Puzzle

A grandparents puzzle is a fun and thoughtful way to let them know they’re going to be grandparents soon.  Once the piece it together (pun intended!), they’ll see the special message!

8. “Our Little Munchkin” Donut Announcement

This is a fun pregnancy announcement for grandparents, especially if they have a sweet tooth.  Adhere this printable “our little munchkin” pregnancy announcement to the top of a donut hole box for the sweetest surprise. 

donut pregnancy announcement

9. Pop the Bubbly Champagne Gift

Who doesn’t love champagne?  It certainly signals that’s there’s something to be celebrated! Give them a bottle of their favorite bubbly and attach this cute printable label to let them know that there will be something even more exciting than popping bottles in your near future.

champagne bottle label for pregnancy announcement

10. Matching Mugs

A set of matching mugs is a great way to announce your pregnancy. With these gorgeous grandma and grandpa mugs, you can let them know that their first grandchild will be on the way soon, and they’ll have something special to remember it by!

matching grandma and grandpa coffee mugs

11. Ultrasound Picture

Sometimes the sweetest surprises come in simple, small packages.  Surprise your parents with an ultrasound picture in a special card, letting them know that the baby is on its way.

ultrasound picture card for pregnancy announcement

12. “I Tested Positive, But Not For Covid” Card

This funny and socially-distanced pregnancy announcement card is sure to get a laugh from your parents when they open it up.

13. Grandparents Countdown

These customizable wooden countdown blocks will helps the grandparents-to-be keep track of your due date and countdown till the big moment.

14. Grandparents Starter Kit

This starter kit for grandparents is a great way to help them get ready for their new role in the family. It comes with a onesie, booties, pacifier, and a bottle. 

grandparents starter kit pregnancy announcement gift

15. Bun in the Oven

This sweet gift box idea will definitely get your big new across.  There’s something extra special baking, that’s for sure.  

16. Dog Bandana

If you have any pets at home, surprise your parents with one of these dog bandanas that let everyone know “My human is having a baby!”.

dog bandana pregnancy announcement

17. Personalized Card

A personalized card is always a good way to let your parents know that you have some exciting news for them. This special card is in a wooden box and includes a sweet message and a place to tuck an ultrasound picture.  It would be the perfect keepsake.  

wooden box pregnancy announcement

18. Cookie Surprise

Give these pregnancy announcement cookies as a gift and surprise your parents with an announcement of their first grandchild. They’ll love the sweet treat and the adorable message on top!

baby first aid kit from babylist

19. Dog Grandparents Announcement

Let your parents know they’ve been promoted from dog grandparents to human grandparents with this adorable card.

dog grandparents pregnancy announcement

Whatever grandparent pregnancy announcement idea you choose, make sure it’s something they’ll cherish for years to come. After all, this is just the beginning of a beautiful new chapter in their life.

Gift Ideas for the Grandma-To-Be

For the first time grandma-to-be, the news that a grandchild is on the way is especially exciting.  Luckily, there are plenty of great gift ideas to help celebrate her new journey. A fun way to welcome the new arrival is with a personalized onesie or blanket. For something a little more unique, consider a hand-painted mug or an engraved cutting board. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something she’ll cherish for years to come. With a thoughtful gift, you can help make her first grandparenting experience one of a kind.  Here are a few of our favorite ideas…

20. Personalized Candle

A candle is always a good gift, and when you add in the personalization of being a grandma, this is sure to be one your mother will cherish forever.

grandma candle pregnancy announcement

21. “Hello Grandma” Onesie

This onesie is perfect for your pregnancy announcement and great for a family photo shoot with grandma after baby is born.  You can customize the onesie to say “grandma”,”grandpa”, or both and the due date. 

22. Decorative Grandma Pillow

This personalized pillow is a great way for the grandma-to-be to show off her new role in the family. It’s also a soft and cozy place to rest her head after she babysits.

23. Card for Mom

A handwritten card (or this printable one) is always a good way to let your mom know that you’re pregnant,  so she knows how much you appreciate her being a mom and now a grandmother as well!

24. “Grammy” Shirt

This is a great gift idea for the grandma-to-be ! Get her a shirt that says “Grammy” on it and she can wear it with pride.  There are plenty of options on Etsy, but I particularly love this floral shirt that says “happiness is being a Grandma”.  

"grammy" t-shirt

25. Future Grandma Pearl Necklace

A piece of jewelry that is a keepsake is another great way to share the big news.  This pearl necklace is the perfect gift for the grandma-to-be, and will be something she’ll cherish forever.  

26. Picture Frame

This adorable picture frame is a great gift for the grandma-to-be, and a wonderful way for her to display pictures of her grandbaby.

ultrasound picture frame

Whatever grandparent pregnancy announcement idea you choose, make sure it’s something they’ll cherish for years to come. After all, this is just the beginning of a beautiful new chapter in their life.

Pregnancy Announcement Gift Ideas for Grandpa

27. “Grandpa” Camping Mug

This grandpa mug is a perfect way to announce the pregnancy to Grandpa, and will be his new favorite mug for camping trips with his newest camping buddy-to-be.  

grandpa camping coffee mug

28. Sport Team Gift Box

If your dad loves a specific sports team, this gift box idea is the perfect pregnancy announcement for him! You can include little Nike’s or maybe even a tiny football.  

sport themed pregnancy announcement

29. Scratch Off Lottery Ticket

If your dad is always buying scratch off tickets, this one will be extra special for him! The winning number on the card reveals that he’s becoming grandpa.

30. Personalized Golf Ball and Tee Announcement

Is Grandpa an avid golfer? If so, this is the perfect gift for him! It comes with a personalized golf ball and tee & of course the announcement that a new golfing buddy in on the way.  

golf ball pregnancy announcement

31. “Pops” Sweatshirt

This sweatshirt is another great way to surprise Grandpa with news about his new grandchild. He can wear it proudly once he finds out that your baby is on the way.

"pops" grandpa sweatshirt

32. Personalized Keepsake Hammer

This hammer is a great way to commemorate the moment when your dad becomes a grandpa. It’s personalized with his name and  the inscription “I can’t wait to build memories with you”, making it a keepsake he can always cherish.

personalized grandpa hammer

33. Fishing Bob

If the Grandpa-to-be likes to fish, this is the perfect meaningful pregnancy announcement for him! 

fishing bob pregnancy announcement

34. Personalized Beer Labels

Does your dad enjoy beer? Surprise him by putting these personalized labels on the bottles of his favorite six pack to celebrate that he’s gonna be a granddad.  Purchase the Lucky Dog IPA labels here & the Miller Light labels here.

beer label pregnancy announcement idea

35. Grandpa Shot Glass

This is a great gift for the Grandpa-to-be that enjoys drinking whiskey in his free time. He can use this shot glass to take shots with the guys or on special occasions like holidays and birthdays.

grandpa shot glass

No matter which gift idea you choose for the grandma and grandpa, just be sure to make the moment memorable.  The birth of a baby is a once-in-a-lifetime event! Get them on camera receiving the big news so you relive the special moments. You’ll be able to look back on this day forever and share it with future generations.

Gift Ideas for First Time Great Grandparents

Being a great grandparent is a sweet moment in anyone’s life. It means that your grandparents have been a part of your family for a long time. They have had the privilege of watching their children grow up and have children of their own. If you are lucky enough to still have your grandparents in your life, then I’m sure you can wait to share the news of your growing family with them. As a first time great grandparent, you may be wondering what gifts to give them to commemorate this moment. Here are some ideas to get you started….

36. Special Invitation

Are your grandparents going to be great grandparents for the first time?  Why not send them this special invitation in the mail from your little one? It can be an extra special way for them to find out about their new role in the family.

great grandparent invitation pregnancy announcement

37. Matching Mugs

What better way to show off that they are now going to be great grandparents than by having matching mugs? This is a great way to start their collection and they can use them for years to come.

great grandma and great grandpa mugs

38. Baby Onesie

If you want to give your first time great grandparents a keepsake, this baby onesie is the perfect gift! It comes with a personalized message that will let them know how excited you are to see them be great grandparents.

great grandparents pregnancy announcement onesie

40. Great Grandma T-Shirt

This special t-shirt is a great way to show off that your grandma is now a great grandmother! It comes with an adorable personalizable graphic and it’s sure to make her feel special.

great grandma t-shirt

We hope you enjoyed our list of first grandchild pregnancy announcement ideas! No matter which route you decide to go, your parents are sure to be thrilled at the news of their impending grandchild. Congratulations on your upcoming arrival!

40 Gift Ideas for the Perfect First Grandchild Pregnancy Announcement

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