There’s no greater joy than giving gifts to others, especially when it’s your grandkids. The holiday season is particularly magical for kids and teenagers, but grandparents always want to sprinkle an extra dusting of magic to make it even more special! If you want to give your grandkids a holiday to remember, you probably think a lot about what presents you’ll give. Here are 5 last-minute gift ideas to add to your list.
1. An e-Reader.
Are you concerned your grandchild might enjoy electronics more than books? E-Readers, such as Kindles, combine the best of both worlds! Your grandchild will have access to an entire library of books, including classics and favorites your kids might’ve enjoyed when they were younger.
2. A gift card to their favorite store or restaurant.
If your grandchild is a teen or preteen, they might enjoy picking out their own presents. A gift card will allow them to do just that! Or, if there’s a restaurant your grandchild loves, get them a gift card so they can enjoy their favorite dish. Maybe they’ll even treat you to a nice meal after the holidays are over!
3. An instant print camera.
Kids today have the ability to take pictures on their phone, but those photos usually stay trapped there. If you’ve got a budding photographer on your hands, why not get them a camera with the ability to print photos instantly? Not only will they develop their creativity, but they’ll also have some physical keepsakes they can hang on their wall!
4. A personalized puzzle.
Your grandkids might already have puzzles, but why not getting a puzzle with a personalized twist? Websites like Shutterfly actually allow you to create puzzles using photos. Try using a photo of you with the grandkids for an extra special gift. Maybe you could even help them assemble it!
5. Art supplies.
Kids are naturally imaginative and drawn to creative activities like drawing and painting. Even your teenage and grown grandchildren would probably appreciate such a gift, especially if they maintained their childhood creativity. Who knows? You might be helping the next Picasso or Monet stretch their artistic wings and soar to new heights!
Looking for more?
For more help and tips, visit our senior housing directories!
Other thrifty resources: