For every dollar you spend, you can expect to receive 10 gifts for your grandchildren.
Here’s how to find the perfect gift for every dollar.
“I know how much money we spend on gifts for my family, and the amount of money we have to give,” says Kristin Haines.
“So we spend a lot of money on gifts.”
We’re still figuring out how to share the best gifts for grandparents with our family, but there are a few ways to find out what to expect.
First, find out which gifts will be most popular with your grandchild.
“It’s important to get to know what their preferences are,” says Hains.
“Make sure you ask about what they want and are not sure about.
That way you can figure out what they like and what they don’t.”
Second, choose your gift package wisely.
“If you want something for a birthday party, give the kids something to play with or something to read,” says Ashley Kuczkowski.
“But if you’re planning a wedding, give your grandkid something to dress up.
If you’re shopping for a Christmas present, make sure you’re getting something special.”
Third, make a list of what you expect your grandbaby to love most.
“Give them something they can get excited about, something they’re excited about,” says Kucskowski.
If they’re in high school, say “a special gift for the whole school.”
If you don’t have a family of your own, list the things you’re hoping to give to your grand child and make sure they’re not going to be disappointed.
Lastly, decide what you’re going to do with the gift.
“You want it to be something that can be used a lot, so be sure to make it a little something special,” says Anna M. Sibilia.
“Also, if you get the gift for a child who needs it, be sure they can put it in the refrigerator for a few days.”
When it comes to gifts for grandkids, there are lots of options.
Here are some of our favorite gifts for the next birthday.
A gift for grandma “A few years ago, I made this for my mom when she passed away,” says Annabelle Hainese.
“I made it for her to remember what she had for dinner.
And I made it to celebrate her 60th birthday.”
The gift for grandpa “My grandparents have been getting married for 30 years,” says Natalie Kucziks.
“We’ve been getting together and going out for dinner every year.
And they love it, because they love being together.
We had this little gift that my grandma got me.”
A special gift that grandma wanted “Our grandpa was an avid gamer, so I had this gift for him to have for his birthday.
He would come over to the house, and he would say, ‘I don’t know if you want this, but you guys are really nice.
We’ve been through this.’
And he would put a few things on the table and he’d say, [sings] ‘Oh, hey, grandma.
That’s what you get for birthday.’
And I was like, ‘It’s just a gift for my grandpa.'”
A Christmas gift for mom and dad “When my mom and I got married last year, my dad asked me for a gift.
So I had my mom open it and she got this big box,” says Sara M. Kuczyks.
Grandpa’s gift to grandpa is a book with a gift card to his favorite bookstore.
You can get a book at Amazon for $2.99, and if you choose the gift card option, you’ll get $1 back.
If you’re buying a book for grandma, she’ll also receive a book signed by her favorite authors for her birthday.
And if you buy a book, your grandpa will also receive an Amazon gift card.
Here are some other books that grandma and dad love: