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What to get your grandchildren for the holidays

We as grandparents love our grandchildren and during the holidays we often get to show that love through gifts. I have always said, darlings, it is about what you leave them in their heads, not their bank accounts and the same is true when it comes to gifts. A gift does NOT need to be expensive to be perfect for your grandchild. Below I am offering some ideas for holiday gifts for grandchildren.


Teaching gratitude to my grandchildren has been crucial. That’s why one of my go-to gifts for my grandchildren is thank you notes. You can take it one step further and go with stationary. This doesn’t have to be a gift for older grands. If they can write, they can send a thank you note with the help of their parents. As you may recall, I am a big fan of giving gifts that encourage writing. In my post on gifts from the heart I suggested a journal.

Sugar Paper My Post To Yours Notecard Set – Buy it here: $24 at Bloomingdale’s

Rifle Paper Co. Bordeaux Thanks Card Set – Buy it here:  $16 at Bloomingdale’s

Fill in the Blank Thank You Cards – Buy it here: $11.99 at Amazon 

Adorably bold clothes

If your grandchildren are younger and need no more toys (because really that happens quite often) consider clothes. I know what you are thinking dear readers: You don’t want to be the boring grandmother that gives clothes. SO DON’T GIVE BORING CLOTHES. There are so many brands that make such fun clothing that if your grandchildren don’t appreciate it your children will.

Top Left: Peek Baby Whiz Kid Crew Sweatshirt (Baby Boys)- Buy it here:  $18.97 at Nordstrom Rack 

Bottom Left: Tea Collection Takeo Baseball Henley (Toddler, Little Boys, & Big Boys)- Buy it here: $18.97 at Nordstrom Rack

Center: Cat & Jack Toddler Girls’ 3/4 Sleeve Faux Fur Cuff Pullover Sweater – Cat & Jack Gray – Buy it here: $21.99 at Target

Right: Monica & Andy Ruffle Romper – Buy it here: $32.00 at Monica & Andy

If none of these are what you are looking for, check out full collections at Monica + Andy, Peek Kids, Cat & Jack, and Tea Collection.

Something that you love

Not all gifts are going to be memorable, darlings. If you give too many keepsakes they can start to lose their meaning. So how do you give a gift that is appreciated and from the heart, but not something they need to wear every day or keep on the shelf? What about gifting them something that you use and love. You could gift your granddaughter a tube of your favorite lipstick or hand cream that you find fabulous. You could give your grandson and his new wife a gift certificate to your favorite nice restaurant to treat them to a date night. It can be as simple as a candle that you love and think that they will enjoy. Think about things that you love and would want to share with your “grands.”


And now for a fun fashion idea. I love bangle bracelets. If you have grandchildren who are young women this is a very trendy gift that you can give in a variety of ways. From bold enamel bracelets to delicate wire with a charm, these are costume jewelry pieces that the young women in your life with appreciate.

Top Left: Trina Turk 20th Anniversary Bangle – Buy it here: $98  at Bloomingdale’s

Top Right: Alex And Ani Mango Sorbet Beaded Bangle – Buy it here: $38 at Alex and Ani

Bottom Left: BaubleBar Celene Bangle Bracelet Set – Buy it here:  $44  AT BAUBLEBAR

Bottom Right: House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Pave Bangle Bracelet- Buy it here: $19.97 at Nordstrom Rack

What do you love to give your grandchildren? Please share on my Facebook, Twitter or in the comments below.


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December 9, 2017


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  1. Gail Siegel says:

    The word “stationery”in the article was misspelled as “stationary..”Thought you would want to know for future articles .

  2. Judi Miller Zeleny says:

    Gosh because I have so many grands, I hope it’s ok I stole this from you. I love that more than grandkids or children or even babies. I tend to do gift cards, because they especially the older ones that what they want. My granddaughter just turned 17 in October she wanted sephoria gc so that is what she got. But sometimes I get things like beach things, towels, goggles, beautiful head bands or bows, clothes, ect. My grands range in age of 24-18 months, and I have 16! Blessings to you .

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