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Life Story Gifts for Grandparents

The biggest gift struggle I hear about is people trying to decide what to buy for parents/in-laws/grandparents. When someone has EVERYTHING it hard to find them a gift they will love. That’s why I was so excited when I learned about…a company that offers Life Story Interviews which would be the perfect gift for parents, in-laws, and grandparents. The beautiful thing about this gift idea it is that, in the long run, this will also be a treasured gift for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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The Gift of Your Story is a company dedicated to helping people record their life story. They have several services you can gift to your loved ones. I’ve shared a do-it-yourself personal history gift idea,  but I can tell you from experience that sometimes the DIY option overwhelms people and they never actually start it. takes the labor (and fear!) out of writing a personal history.  Some of’s options include:

Life Story Interview– This can be conducted in person (in Utah) or over the phone. Prior to the interview, interviewees are contacted to make goals for the interview and receive “food-for-thought” questions to get prepared. After the interview, you’ll receive approximately 75 minutes of audio on a flash drive, interviewer notes and a printed booklet of life story questions. You could have several family members contribute towards this gift and give a series of interviews to get a more comprehensive life story (or even a book!) created.

Story Coaching– If your giftee has talked about wanting to write their own life story, this is a great option to help them along their way. Let the experts at give them professional advice and encouragement to help jumpstart their writing.

Purchasing a personal interview means that your giftee will be interviewed by a talented journalist who not only has all of the right questions but also has the ability to delve deeper when needed and encourage opening up that might not happen otherwise. This is what one of their customers said about their experience gifting a Life Story Interview. 

Another amazing part of this gift is that you can purchase and print a gift certificate right from your computer…this thoughtful gift can be purchased and given in a very short timeframe (a last minute gift!).

Right now they are having a holiday special for $10 off each interview or coaching session and if you use the code GiftyGirl you can get an additional 5% off their lowest price. Click Here to purchase.

If you want to learn more you can read about here

I think a Life Story Interview would be an amazing and thoughtful gift for spouses,  parents, in-laws, grandparents, veterans, actually EVERYONE because we all have a story to tell. Whose story would you love to hear told?

Special thanks again to for this giveaway, make sure to share it with your friends!

Happy Gifting!


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  1. Melanie Bruce

    December 3, 2018 at 7:51 am

    What an amazing gift idea!!! My Mother in law has talked about this in the past! It would be super awesome to have hers actually done with a copy for each family! I love when she tells me stories from her childhood!

    How long is your special running (incase I do not win)?

    1. The Gifty Girl

      December 3, 2018 at 8:22 am

      Thank you Melanie! The $10 off and my extra code go through the Holidays! You have time if you don’t win…I think it would be amazing for your MIL!

    2. Rhonda Lauritzen

      December 3, 2018 at 4:59 pm

      Hi, Melanie this is Rhonda from Evalogue.Life. The holiday special runs until Christmas Eve (midnight). You can order instant gift certificates on our site too. 🙂 It really is a meaningful gift for someone you love. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or want to discuss.

  2. Jamie

    December 3, 2018 at 7:53 am

    I’ve been wanting to do this for my parents for Christmas!! Such a great idea

    1. The Gifty Girl

      December 3, 2018 at 8:21 am

      I’m so glad!! Crossing my fingers for you Jamie!

  3. Shalene

    December 3, 2018 at 8:28 am

    What a neat idea! I would like to get this for my husband’s grandpa. He has some great history that needs to be preserved.

    1. The Gifty Girl

      December 3, 2018 at 8:38 am

      It sounds like it would be perfect for him! Thanks for stopping by Shalene, good luck!!

  4. Cami

    December 3, 2018 at 8:32 am

    That sounds great! Either my parents or my husbands grandfather!

    1. The Gifty Girl

      December 3, 2018 at 8:39 am

      They would have great stories to share! Thanks for entering Cami!

  5. Kerstin Olcott

    December 3, 2018 at 8:45 am

    I love this idea! What a great way to preserve memories and family history.

    1. The Gifty Girl

      December 3, 2018 at 10:18 am

      It’s so valuable! Thanks Kerstin!

  6. April

    December 3, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Ohhh what a fun idea!! I would love to do this for my dad and grandpa!!

  7. Shari

    December 3, 2018 at 9:25 am

    I’d love this for my amazing ageing father in law!

    1. The Gifty Girl

      December 3, 2018 at 10:19 am

      Good luck Shari! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Ashley

    December 4, 2018 at 7:04 am

    This is a great idea. We love sharing stories with our kids, and your sounds like an awesome way to get more stories from grandparents!

    1. The Gifty Girl

      December 4, 2018 at 9:37 am

      Thank you Ashley! I think the grandparents love to tell their stories too! Win-Win!

  9. Janessa jenkins

    December 10, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    I feel like this service was created just for my dad! He has sooo many stories and loves telling them. This will be the perfect gift. Tha k you for letting us know about it

  10. Janessa jenkins

    December 10, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    I feel like this service was created for My father. He has so many stories to tell and loves telling them! Thank you for making me aware.

  11. Sidney zimmerman

    December 12, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    How great!! I’d use this for my mother in law. She’s so sentimental about this stuff so it’d be perfect!

    1. The Gifty Girl

      December 12, 2018 at 9:31 pm

      I’m sure she would love it! Thanks Sidney!

  12. Whitney

    December 14, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    We lost my papa around this time last year and I WISH I had known about this amazing service!!

    1. The Gifty Girl

      December 14, 2018 at 10:08 pm

      I’m so sorry for your loss Whitney! I think everyone should record their life story, aren’t those memories such treasures? Hugs to you and your family!

  13. Adree | The Keele Deal

    December 15, 2018 at 6:18 am

    This is such an awesome idea. What a treasure to have not only the life stories but audio of your loved one telling those stories as well. This is an awesome gift for the whole family, not just the person doing the interview.

  14. Marit W

    December 15, 2018 at 7:38 am

    I would love to give this to each of my parents and In-laws. I never know what to ask!

  15. Justine

    December 17, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    This is so awesome, congrats to the winner!!

  16. Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins

    December 17, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    What a great and thoughtful gift. I love all the options they have.

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