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Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Grandchildren to Give to Their Grandparents

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When it comes to gifting the grandparents, the magic word is personalization. Customized items add a layer of thoughtfulness that grandparents really appreciate, and your kids will be just as excited to wrap something marked with their own personal touch. So this year let’s think beyond the photo calendars and find something fabulous. Here are 10 genius gifts for grandparents from the kids.

What do your kids give their grandparents for the holidays?

Leah Maxwell is a book editor, freelance writer, cereal addict, wife, and mom to two young boys. She has been blogging at A Girl and a Boy since 2003.

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1Wordsearch Pillow

Wordsearch Pillow, $38 and up

Etsy seller Finch and Cotter can customize this cushion cover with the grandkids’ names, a personal message, a favorite family song, or an inside joke for a one-of-a-kind keepsake. 

2Personalized Key Chain

Personalized Key Chain, $16.95 plus $4.50 for extra discs

Grandma necklaces -- you know the ones with a charm for each grandchild? -- have been popular for years, but what about the grandmas who don’t wear jewelry, or the grandmas who have twenty-five grandkids and not enough neck, or the grandpas who want in on this action too? 

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3Wool Felt Dance Shoes

Dance Shoes, $157 (approx.)

These wool felt shoes out of Finland are made to size and destined to become a family heirloom.

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4One-of-a-Kind Picture Books

One-of-a-kind picture books, $12

These DIY stories are one part prewritten text and one part your child’s awesome illustrations about a special grandparent. Choose from Grandpa Is Magical and Grandma Is a Superhero (or get both!).

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7Stepping Stone Kit

Stepping Stone Kit, prices vary

There are tons of packages to choose from depending on your taste. The “All About Me” kit ($16.29) comes with letter stamps, bright glass tiles, and plenty of room for a pint-sized handprint. 

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9Photo Coasters

Photo Coasters, $19.99

Okay, I had to include one photo gift. With this set of 4 coasters, they’ll thank you not only for protecting their antique furniture but also for making it easy to oh so casually toss out photos of their gorgeous grandchildren whenever they have company. 

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