Spending time with grandparents creates some of the best memories. From reading books, going on rides, learning to cook, and even just watching TV with them: they are always there for you. With Grandparent's Day coming up, now's the perfect time to give them something they'll remember. So, I've found a bunch of thoughtful gifts that grandparents can use with their grandkids and keep them connected. There are even some for those soon to be grandparents.
1. Grandpa Magic
This year get grandpa something entertaining - The Grandpa Magic Book. It'd honestly be great for grandmas too! This book has 116 tricks, stunts, and brainteasers that will create wonderful memories for both grandparents and grandkids. The best part is that you don't need to buy anything else to perform these tricks or illusions. Everything you need will be laying around the house like a napkins, dollar bills, spoons, and more.
2. Always Have Popsicles
This book is great for new grandparents! Always Have Popsicles provides grandparents with advice and quick ideas for making the most of the time they spend with their grandchildren. From teaching them to wink to having them help you cook, this little book has humorous and heartwarming ideas for every occasion. There is something to do with the grandkids of all ages. Reading this book will remind you of the importance of spending time with your grandchildren.
3. Candoo Tech
Give the gift of technology! For those long distance grandparents that want to stay in touch, Candoo Tech is just the gift to make their lives easier and more productive. They provide tech support and training to help our loved ones learn how to use computers, phones and more. You can either get a one on one session or the yearly membership for constant support. They can even help set up any device. Think of all the FaceTime's, Google Hangs or Zooms that can happen.
4. Little Bridges Activity Kits
Being hands on with the grandkids is a perfect way to bond. Award-winning children's book author Kate Jerome has created super fun "do-together" activity kits with Little Bridges. Whether you're trying to pass down family recipes or explore your neighborhood, Little Bridges has you covered. Their Grandma & Me: In the Kitchen kit provides a read-aloud storybook, recipe journal, and even an apron for a grandchild. The Grandma & Me: Explore Outdoors includes a backpack with a 24-page storybook, magnifying glass, sidewalk chalk, and more for a nature adventure. Many mommy bloggers across the country have rated these kits as top gifts for grandmas and kids along with New York Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, and Us Weekly.
5. Stuff Every Grandmother/Grandfather Should Know
Get ready to become the coolest grandparents on the block with these two pocket-sized guides! For our grandmas, Stuff Every Grandmother Should Know lays out everything you need to know to guide and spoil your little one. It teaches you how to navigate all the baby essentials to becoming someone they can confide in. For your grandpas, Stuff Every Grandfather Should Know is packed with everything from trivia, how to tell a tall tale, how to pick a grandfather nickname to when to take the initiative or step back.
6. Scented Designs
Candles are a beautiful way to light up a home to create a peaceful environment. Scented Designs has a personalized candle for the "mom" or "grandma" in your life with the Apothecary Jar Candle. They are long-lasting, clean-burning, vegan, and eco-friendly. Choose between 17 different scents, add a personalized label with "Love You, Grandma/Nana/Oma" and even add a personalized message.
7. Gift Card Granny
Spice up your gift card game with Gift Card Granny. Gift cards don't have to be impersonal so this Grandparent's Day, give a personalized gift card for those grandparents who are hard to buy for. With the option of uploading a picture to create a custom card, grandparents everywhere will keep this for years to come.
8. Write Your Selfie
Help your grandparents tell their stories through pictures and captions with the Write Your Selfie. This is the perfect way for them to leave their legacy and to share their lives with generations to come. It’s a 6-week program that will guide you to creating the hard-covered book with a 30 minute consultation to get you going. There is even an option to get weekly personalized support. Write Your Selfie is a great gift that lasts lifetimes.
9. Tip N' Split
As we get older our eyes don’t work as well as they used to and sometimes the lighting in restaurants definitely don’t help. So the Grandmapreneur invented the Tip N Split, the first restaurant calculating device. It helps people read the small print on the menu/bill with the magnifier glass and built in light. It also figures out a tip and splits the bill in seconds for the entire table. For those grandparents who aren’t as technologically friendly, this is something so small they can take it anywhere.
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