How to Surprise Grandma with the Perfect Mother's Day Gift


Grandmothers. To so many that word brings the memory of warm hugs, unconditional love, and silly fun. As a child, grandma is your #1 fan, your teacher, your playmate...giver of the best birthday gifts and more.

Then you become a parent, and you see your own mother or mother-in-law turn into the grandmother of your child. You witness that instant connection and love from the first moment and watch it grow. And you appreciate your parents in a completely new way, finally knowing and understanding what it was like for them to raise you.

^ My mom with Daisy & I.

You are grateful. They know. But you want to show them how much you appreciate what they did for you as a child, and what they are doing for you now that you’re a parent.

It’s no fun being replaced by your offspring as the #1 person in your mother’s eyes (we’ve all accepted that no one’s coming to our houses to visit US anymore), but at the same time you LOVE how much they love your children. And you want to give them a piece of that love that they can keep with them always.

This is why photo products are consistently a top choice for Mother's Day gifts. They show off grandma’s most prized possessions (her family) in a physical object she can keep and show with pride. But prints and photo books take time to create and are usually not very durable or well-made. Until now.

This year, I'm excited to suggest that you use Shortcake for your Mother's Day gifts. Give the grandmas in your life a gift they will treasure now and for years to come with one of our custom, premium albums. It's a gift that says “we love you” and “thank you”. A gift that is personal, beautiful, and high quality. A gift they’ll want to look at time and again, and show off to their friends.

Albums like this would take 10-20 hours to make on your own. Put that time to better use while our design team gathers your photos, dates, and more. We want Grandma and the whole family to cherish this memorable gift forever, and customer satisfaction is our priority. Here’s what some of our customers have said about their Shortcake albums:

If you need help with ideas for a Mother's Day album, here are a few of our favorites for Grandma. (BONUS - Remember to order a copy of Grandma’s album for yourself as well, and you’ll get a keepsake for your family at the same time. Win-win.)

  • 2015 Family Yearbook - Capturing your family’s love and adventures from the past year.
  • Baby Book - Focusing on your child’s first year or first six months.
  • Family Reunion - Cataloguing each time your family has come together over the last few years.
  • Holiday Album - Archiving the last 5 or so Christmases, Thanksgivings, etc. your family has shared together.
  • Motherhood Timeline - Celebrate all the mothers in your family, starting as far back as you can go with photos of your mother and her mother/grandmother, and you and your mother/grandmother, you and your child, grandma and baby, etc. Any photos you have of several generations together are perfect for this.

Mic. Drop. You just won Mother’s Day, and in the best way possible. Now your only worry is how you’ll top this gift next year. The answer? Keep taking plenty of photos and you can turn giving a Shortcake album into a Mother’s Day tradition she’ll look forward to every year.


Mother’s Day is just two months away, and Shortcake albums take 2-4 weeks to receive once ordered. Place your order now to make sure you'll have the perfect gift ready on May 8th.

Shortcake Albums is a custom photo album design service. Simply connect your digital photos or social media accounts, and our team of professional album designers will do all the work - sorting and organizing all your images and text, selecting the best photos, and laying them out into a custom book of your most special memories and moments.

From premium wedding albums to family yearbooks, baby albums, and more - you can enjoy your family memories again. Order your album at