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Gifts for Grandchildren

Great Ideas for Grandkids in All Ages and Stages

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Looking for ideas for gifts for grandchildren? Look no further. Each gift list below contains ten or more ideas for grandchildren in a particular age category. You'll also need to avoid these gift-giving pitfalls..

1. For Baby's First Year

Jungly Tails book for grandbaby
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It's easy to get carried away buying gifts for the new grandbaby. Families can be overwhelmed by too many toys, however, so you'll want to choose your gifts wisely. This list of baby toys includes some that are versions of classics and some that are delightful innovations.

2. For Toddlers Aged 1 to 3

toddler gifts play tower
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One reason toddlers are so much fun is the joy they take in new skills and discoveries. These toddler gifts are geared to helping little ones develop and grow. They're also sturdy to stand up to a toddler's rough play and designed to provide a whole lot of fun.

3. For Preschoolers Aged 3 to 5

Green Toys Recycling Truck gift for grandchild
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Grandparents like to give value, to give toys that will stand up to a 3-, 4-, or 5-year-old. The preschool toys in this list meet that test, and meet as well a grandparent's standard of giving tools for imaginative play and skill building.

4. For School Age Grandchildren Aged 5 to 9

imaginative grandchildren gifts
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School age grandchildren are among the most fun to buy for. The items on this gift list are mostly gender neutral, and the prices range from budget to moderate. They are suitable for solo use but are also fun to share, sometimes allowing for Grandma and Grandpa to get in on the action!

5. For Tweens Aged 9 to 12

Uglydolls are a whimsical alternative to traditional stuffed animals.
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As grandkids get older, gift-giving gets a bit more difficult. You'll need to find something that will meet their personal definition of cool. Talk to your tween grandchildren and learn their likes and dislikes, as well as seeking the counsel of their parents and siblings.

6. For Teenagers and Young Adults

Create art with water using the Buddha Board, a great gift for teen grandchildren.
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Choosing gifts for teenage grandchildren, like dealing with teens in general, requires a grasp of what's hot and what's not, as well as knowing the individual. These gifts for teen grandchildren should fill the bill and prove to be popular with young adults as well.

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