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10 Thrifty Gifts for Your Grandchildren Under $25 That’ll Make Memories Without Breaking the Bank

All grandparents want the best for their grandchildren. Most would lasso a star down from the sky if they asked! But doting on your grandchild doesn’t have to come at the expense of your wallet. Here are 10 thrifty gifts under $25 that’ll make memories without breaking the bank.


Infants & Toddlers

Jungle Tails Crinkle Cloth Books

Ages: Infant, Toddler

Features we love: A love of books is the gift that keeps on giving, and it’s never too early to get your little bookworm hooked on words. These crinkle cloth books are colorful, bright, and safe for little hands. Each page features a different jungle animal. In other words, they’re educational as well as cute!


Personalized Baby Blanket

Ages: Baby, Toddler

Features we love: Baby blankets are often more than a way to keep warm. They’re treasured mementos, something that kids keep long after they grow out of the security blanket phase. And what better way to make a memento even more special than by personalizing it? This fleece blanket allows buyers to customize it with any name. Additionally, it comes with a soft beanie that’ll fit infants up to six-months!

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Personalized Name Puzzles

Ages: 1 and Up


Features we love: With over 53 elements and 4 color schemes, this puzzle is both fun and educational! Help your grandchild learn how to spell names, distinguish colors, and more. You can even request to have the back of the puzzle engraved with a personalized inscription. Bonus point—they offer FREE gift wrapping!

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Preschool Graduation Picture Frame

Ages: Preschool

Features we love: A preschool graduation is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that deserves to be commemorated. You can do just that with this adorable picture frame! Perfect for any preschooler, it can hold any 3.5” x 5” photo and adorn any wall or coffee table. And while it may not cost much, the memory it’ll display? Priceless.


Initial Butterfly Necklace

Ages: 5+


Features we love: Most little girls love jewelry and butterflies, and this necklace is the best of both worlds! In addition to gold and silver, you can also purchase this necklace in rose-gold.

Butterfly Jewelry Box

Ages: 4+

Features we love: You’re never too young for a jewelry box! This is the kind of versatile gift your granddaughter can use at any age. This well-crafted, wooden box can store both cosmetics and jewelry. Plus, the quotes both outside and inside the box are sure to mean a lot to your loved one.


How Much Is a Little Boy Worth?

Ages: 4+

Features we love: This keepsake gift is perfect for any little boy! The vibrant illustrations will capture any child’s interest, and the heartwarming message will resonate with any child. Your grandson might outgrow the book, but the love of the grandparent who gifted it will stay with him forever.

Small Discoverer Outdoor Exploration Set

Ages: 36 months and up

Features we love: Give your grandson the gift of adventure with this fun outdoor set! From a binocular to a compass, you can teach your little guy how to safely navigate the great outdoors. Better yet, you can make fun memories that’ll last a lifetime!


Drive Safe I Need You Here With Me Keychain

Ages: Teen-Adult

Features we love: Getting one’s license is a rite of passage for all teenagers. Commemorate their accomplishment with this little keychain. Not only will it remind them to always be a safe driver, but it’ll also remind them how much you love them.

Life Skills for Teens: How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform First Aid, and Just About Everything in Between

Ages: 13+

Features we love: There’s no way to sugarcoat it—adulting is hard. Many teens might not be prepared to enter the adult world. Prepare your grandchild for the future by helping them learn important life skills now. This book contains information on everything from managing finances to first aid. It may cost less than $15, but the information it contains is invaluable.

*-Price at time of publishing.

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Originally published April 12, 2023

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