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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!


Grandparents are so difficult to buy gifts for, giving them a gift of telling their life story is an amazing way to preserve their life story and help them feel heard. Find out more about how to gift a life story gift to your grandparents. #thegiftygirl #giftideas #grandparentgift #grandparentgiftidea #giftforinlaws #giftforparents #lifehistorygift #lifehistory #personalhistory

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Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins

Monday 17th of December 2018

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


Monday 17th of December 2018

This is so awesome, congrats to the winner!!

Marit W

Saturday 15th of December 2018

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

Adree | The Keele Deal

Saturday 15th of December 2018

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.


Friday 14th of December 2018

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

The Gifty Girl

Friday 14th of December 2018

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!

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