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29 best gifts for grandchildren from grandparents this Christmas

Top gift ideas for the grandchildren...

Children grow up far too fast these days, so for grandparents stuck on what to buy their grandchildren for Christmas, we have you covered.

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While some may be into toys, others may be into arts and crafts, new gadgets, or more high-tech equipment so they’re the cool one at school with the latest iPhone. However, others may be getting into beauty and trying new make-up or hair tools. But for some, a sentimental gift like a keepsake will be something they will cherish forever more.

Sentimental gifts from grandma 

personalised-jigsaw

Personalised Kids Jigsaws, £9.99, Boots

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Kids love nothing more than playing games, especially over Christmas.  To add a little cheesy twist to your gift you can personalise the puzzle with either a sweet photo of you with your grandchild, or their pet, so they can remember you - always. 

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Grandma And Grandchild Cooking Apron Set, £35, NotOnTheHighstreet

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Everyone loves baking with their granny, and to make those baking moments even more special, why not co-ordinate in matching personalised pinnies? 

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JETTOP Granddaughter Gifts Granddaughter Keyring Gifts, £8.99, Amazon

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There is something about personalised gifts, or presents with a sentimental phrase on that just pulls at our heart strings.  This will do exactly that, no matter how young or old your grandchild is.

Sentimental gifts from grandad

grandad-book

I Love My Grandad Board Book, £5.99, Amazon

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Just a subtle hint. 

Grandparents Multi Photo Bauble, £12.99, Funky Pigeon.com

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Kickstart a tradition of new bauble every Christmas, or send one giant bauble, so your grandchild can spend the Yuletide with you every year. 

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Grandparent gifts for babies

ocaro

Ocarro 8 Piece Bundle Including Car Seat, £799.99 (Was £1339.99), Very

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For some it is tradition for the grandparents to take some of the load off new parents by buying, or contributing to a big-ticket item when a new baby is on the way, which could be a cot, a car seat, or pram.

This bundle includes the carrycot, car seat, as well as the chassis you can attach the car seat to.

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Letters to My Grandchild: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever, £10.78, Amazon

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Your grandchild may not be able to read just yet, but, best believe they will treasure these handwritten notes for years to come. 

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Bath Time Gift Set, £60,​​​​​​ The White Company

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Simply adorable. Does it come with a side of baby cuddles too? 

elf-costume

3pc Cotton Rich Elf Outfit , £15,​​​​​​ M&S

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No Christmas is complete without dressing up the little ones in the family to resemble festive characters. 

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Cuddle Penguin bath towel, £34.99,​​​​​​ CuddleDry

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This super soft bamboo towel has a special apron-style design for hands-free bathtimes and it’s super soft and 60% more absorbent than cotton towels. Not to mention that’s it’s super adorable and can even be embroidered with baby’s name for an extra £10.

Grandparent gifts for 5+ grandchildren

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Children’s Globe three-dimensional puzzle 108 pieces, £20, Selfridges

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For those who want to kickstart their grandchildren’s education, or help them on their way, this puzzle globe is a fun, yet educational gift to give.  Not only does it teach you continents and countries, but also about the animals and oceans around the world.

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LEGO Classic 11015 Around the World, £33.49, John Lewis & Partners

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Lego is always a firm favourite, in every household and for any age.  Whether you’re a child getting into Lego, or think your little relative may even turn into a collector when they’re older.

barbie-house

Barbie Estate Dolls House and 3 Dolls, £67.49 (Was £135), £33.49, Argos

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We’ve all been a fan of Barbie dolls, it’s a Christmas must to add to the collection. 

black-coat

The Stormwear™ Longline Padded Coat, £44, M&S

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No Christmas is complete with a new puffer jacket to see you through the remaining winter months, and this M&S design is durable enough to see your grandchild through all the elements. 

It is suitable to 6 to 16 year olds, so if you have a number of grandkids, this is one to stock up on so no one feels left out. 

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Indi Balance Bike, £25 (Was £30), Halfords

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For the little ones who love nothing more than being active, this training bike could be a great way to teach toddlers how to ride a bicycle, before they progress up the ranks to stabilisers, and big bikes.

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Grandparent gifts for teen grandkids

camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera with Built-In Flash & Hand Strap, £59, John Lewis & Partners

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Instax cameras are all the craze - plus you can even be a part of the memories they capture in a snapshot. 

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GHD ORIGINAL IV HAIR STRAIGHTENER, £109, GHD

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Safe to say a pair of straighteners, or hair tools, are high on every teenager's Christmas list.  Well, they were on ours at 13. 

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60 minute Young Driver Experience, £79.99, Virgin Experience Days

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Kickstart your grandchild’s driving experience with this hour-long driving experience in a Vauxhall Corsa to get them used to driving on the road. 

Remember: The sooner they pass, the more errands they can run for you. 

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Lynx Africa Retro Wash Bag Gift Set, £12, Boots

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It’s a classic for teenage boys - need we say more?

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Samsung Galaxy A03s, £139, Currys

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Buying your grandchild their first phone will go score you major brownie points this Christmas. 

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Iridescent Dry Erase Board Weekly Planner, £7.50, Oliver Bonas

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You’ve probably heard from their parents they may be forgetting to do their homework, but this will help to give them a nudge - and a hint that you're on to them.

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Grandparent gifts for adult grandkids

sapphire-choker

Sapphire Choker, £65, Meruji

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While some grandparents may be fortunate enough to pass down their own jewellery as a keepsake, others may not, but a bejewelled accessory will always go down a storm. 

Buying rings can be difficult, which is why a necklace, which can be worn on its own as a statement piece, or layered with other pendants, makes this a must-have all grandchildren will appreciate, no matter what age. 

glossier

The Skincare Edit, £42, Glossier

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Impress your grandchildren with a Glossier skincare bundle, to remind them you can still be "down with the kids".

This cruelty-free beauty brand is hugely popular, and this kit, which comes complete with Glossier’s signature Milky Jelly Cleanser, Super Bounce serum, Priming Moisturizer Rich, Balm Dotcom (in Original and Rose), and highlighting Futuredew oil, means they can enjoy a pamper over Christmas too - technically, it’s two gifts in one.

polo

Cotton Rich Half Zip Jumper, £25, M&S

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Whether your grandchild is in their 20s, 30s, 40s or 50s, a smart half-zip jumper, which delivers on being stylish, practical and comfortable, as well as affordable, will put a smile on their face. 

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Apple HomePod mini Smart Speaker, £89, John Lewis & Partners

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Movie buffs or music fanatics, these high-tech speakers will not only leave your home looking swish and modern, but deliver on clear sound quality too. 

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What could be better than singing along to the radio, while in the kitchen cooking on a Sunday afternoon? A tradition grandparents may have done, and one you can subtly pass down to your grandchildren, and even their partners, or families.

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Gucci Memoire d'une Odeur for him & her Eau de Parfum, £55, Boots

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Well, that was easy. Christmas shopping can be stressful, but this gift you can give anyone, of any age from teenage years up to adult age. After all, we all love to receive a new scent for Christmas, it’s almost tradition.

cuban-rum

Santiago de Cuba 8 Year Old, £27.75, The Whiskey Exchange

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For those who enjoy an evening tipple, a DIY cocktail evening, or are hosting you over Christmas and the New Year, a great gift is a bottle of alcohol so you can all enjoy the fun when it comes to post-Christmas dinner drinks.

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IMAGE Echo Dot (3rd Gen), £18.99 (Was £39.99), Amazon

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For new homeowners, or those looking to transform their house into a smart home, a gadget that can help on the way will be greatly appreciated. This tech gadget reacts to voice commands, which means it can read you the news, play your favourite song, and even turn on the lights for you too.

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