Holiday Gift Guide for Grandparents

Holiday Gift Guide for Grandparents

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Holiday Gift Guide for Grandparents

The Best Gifts for Grandparents to give to their Grandkids

The Holidays have arrived! We created a roundup of the best gifts for grandkids. Now we say grandkids- but that encompasses all kids. But we wanted to give grandparents the hotlist so they can score some extra points 😉 . Check out our list and take advantage of these awesome deals.

Two Wheeling Tots

Balance bikes allow toddlers as young as 18 months to independently ride a bike! And then when it’s time to transition to a pedal bike, NO TRAINING WHEELS are needed! Balance bikes are becoming increasingly popular for toddlers as parents realize their great benefits over tricycles or training wheels. Here is a list of our favorite balance bikes, as well as a list of our favorites on a budget.

Founders: Carrie & Natalie

Company: Two Wheeling Tots

Chess At Three

Story Time Chess is a perfect addition to this Holiday Gift Guide. They have 10,000+ families that are teaching their children to play and fall in love with chess and leaving wonderful testimonials, such as:

“Our children were begging to play every night since the game arrived.”

“My children are 4, 7, and 10 and they are obsessed with this game!”

“This is a must-have in every home with young kids!”

Story Time Chess game teaches children as young as age three to play

chess through silly, engaging stories. The game includes:

  • Beautifully Designed Storybook
  • Exercises for Each Piece
  • Matching Pieces and Board
  • Minigames That Reinforce Mechanics
  • Custom Chess Pieces
  • Double-Sided Chess Board

Learn more about Story Time Chess  here

Co-Founder & CEO: Jon Sieber

Company: Chess at Three

Adventurist Backpack

Adventurist Backpack Co. designs high quality, minimalist backpacks for travel, with a social cause. For every backpack sold, they provide 25 meals to families in need across the U.S.

The brand new Adventurist Classic backpack would make a great gift for grandkids that love to travel with their parents or grandparents, and teens/kids who just want a cool new backpack for school/activities.

(It fits perfectly underneath the seat of an airplane as a personal item and is completely weather/water-resistant. It has padding front/back for increased protection for electronics, while fitting up to a 15” laptop in the laptop sleeve.)

Since Adventurist Backpack Co.’s launch 2 years ago, they have been able to provide over 100,000 meals to families in need of largest national hunger non-profit) enabling them to provide meals to over 200 food banks across the U.S.

The Adventurist Classic is $65 and available our website, Urban Outfitters, and

Founder(s): Kelly Belknap &  Matilda Sandstrom

Company: Adventurist Backpack Co.

Convenience & Baby Wear

Orchid Baby Wear makes baby gowns that come with a bow and cap. Grandparents especially like these since there’s no fuss with buttons or zippers during diaper changes 

Knox Fit Apparel makes high-quality athletic clothing for kids that don’t shrink, fade, or wrinkle.

Grandparents often get accused of shrinking clothes when they do the laundry so with these, you don’t have to worry about that.

Binxy Baby makes shopping cart hammocks to make it easier on new moms and grandparents. Instead of carrying a heavy car seat that will take up space if you place it on the shopping cart, you can just clip this baby hammock to both ends of the cart and have baby lay comfortably on top of groceries.

For Purpose Kids

For Purpose Kids Toolkits & Subscription- is the perfect gift for grandkids: Their Parents’ Choice Foundation® Award-Winning Subscription of Toolkits are focused on inspiring the next generation of global citizens by teaching kindness & doing good as a way of life.

They are the perfect way for grandparents to spend quality time with their grandkids while connecting them to the world with curated books and fun activities around helping people, animals, and the environment.

Start having fun with For Purpose Kids

World Village Playset Ireland

World Village Playset Ireland brings Irish adventures home to play. This innovative, beautifully-detailed toy playset immerses curious kids in Irish culture as they explore the play mat, wooden figures, story cards, and book.

World Village Playset Ireland
Price: $59.95

World Village Playset Ireland Package Contents:

  • Play Mat: soft, double-layer, fabric playmat with felt backing, 32” x 44
  • Wooden Figures: 13 thick, durable, play figures store away neatly in PUZZLE TRAY (people, animals, food and transportation)
  • My Ireland Travel Journal: captivating, 32-page story/activity book
  • Story Cards: 14 cards for matching and creative storytelling

In addition to this wonderful learning kit, there are additional products that also may capture your attention.

Founder & President: Laura Barta

Company: Whole Wide World Toys, Inc.

Luc and Bell

A gift with meaning is always in season. Luc and Bell handmade bracelets promotes the message of  kindness, inclusion, support, and self-expression.

Each piece has a red bead symbolizing strength and protection, a heart for love and an animal specifically chosen for its commitment to family and community – like a penguin, an elephant or a wolf. Our customers have since assigned their own meanings to the bracelets.

Luc and Bell jewelry is a lovely gift:

  • It reminds people of their own strengths and the circle of friend around them.
  • Each bracelet is handmade.
  • Packed with meaning, they are small enough to be perfect stocking stuffers.
  • They are ideal for support groups, families, friends, teams, and children.
Portion of their profits are donated to children in need.

Founders : Marta & Pavlina (two mothers and friends; created because their children were facing bullying)

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Magical Order of Brave Knights

Sir William the Brave Knights is every child’s and parents’ New Forever Friend! Sleep is an essential foundation for good health, wellness, stress reduction, personal and professional success, and mental health!

Sir William is not just a plush toy children universally love! He is a toy parents adore! We are talking about the daughters and sons of these grandparents – it’s a doubleheader! Sir William helps children overcome their fear of the dark, gets them to sleep in their own beds and as a result, exhausted parents get the SLEEP they desperately need and deserve!

This brilliant toy is as simple as it is effective! The Brave Knight Kit includes:

  • Sir William a 12-inch plush bear dressed as a medieval knight. Sir William becomes each child’s New Forever Friend who guards and protects them while they sleep.
  • A hardcover professionally illustrated storybook The Magical Order of Brave Knights, whose authors holds a master’s degree in psychology.
  • A projecting 8 image flashlight that gives children the self-confidence to eliminate the very fears that once scared them and as a result is empowering to their self-esteem!
  • The result children sleep in their own bed night after night and their parents get the sleep that was once only a dream!
Designed to solve a quality of life issue (sleep deprivation) for both parents and their children ages 3-10
Price: $42.99

Founder & CEO: Colleen Marchi

Company: Magical Order of Brave Knights, LLC

Gifting Owl

Kids are getting harder and harder to buy for, especially if they’ve got all the latest gadgets and toys. Giving an experience gift for them to share with a friend or the family will leave a memory that’ll last decades longer than the latest toy on the market.

Gifting Owl is a global experience gift-giving platform with fun adventures and activities to gift and book in 115 countries.

Gifting Owl is unique:

  • Gifting Owl is the only global experience gifting website.
  • Gift vouchers can be booked in exchanged all over the world.
  • Experience bookings are confirmed instantly online.
  • Gift categories include tours, adventure, wildlife & more
Global Experience Gifts- provide your kids with great memories
Prices range from $20USD to $10,000USD

Here are some additional Gifting Owl ideas.

Co-Founder: Jackie Babbage

Company: Gifting Owl

Color Street

Color Street 100% Nail Polish Strips are so easy to put on for instant pretty nails. They make great stocking stuffers, holiday gifts or even a holiday greeting as you tuck a set with your Christmas cards. 

Color Street are a simply perfect gift for all ages of 13+. The nails are purchased through an independent stylist through their website. Or by having a nail bar in which you will receive the hostess rewards based on the sales from the party.

There are so many styles to choose from
Price: $11+

Founder & CEO: Fa Park

Company: Color Street

Songs for Little Love Bugs

Songs for Little Love Bugs is a collection of original songs for babies and young children you won’t hear anywhere else and a companion book full of watercolor paintings.

Songs For Little Love Bugs is available online through Barnes and Noble, Walmart and Amazon. Signed copies can also be ordered directly from me, the author, at no extra cost.

Upon purchasing the book, customers will have a code in the book so that they can download all the songs to accompany the reading of the book.

Happy Pop

The next product speaks for itself. Happy Pop funny socks gift boxes are great choices for this holiday season!

Choose from their large fun collection
Price Range: $5.99 – $25.99

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Curlee Girlee

Curlee Girlee’s Got Talent are great books for kids. *Curlee Girlee’s Got Talent,* the second book in the series, is all about Curlee Girlee finding her talent in the world of STEM!

Check it out on WEBSITE or AMAZON

Author: Atara Twersky

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Sticks and Stones Tees

Stick and Stones Tees & More a collection of wearable words and thought-provoking positive images printed on tees, hoodies, and accessories where both the wearer and viewer are encouraged.

These shirts can be worn to encourage cultural awareness. Check out the website to gift your little ones with clothing that they can identify with.

For all age ranges
Estimated Price Range: $18- $28

Owner: FranCine Gadsden

Brand: Sticks and Stones Tees & More

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Couple Gift

With Couple Gift grandparents can personalize jewelry designs to provide their grandkids with a necklace or other jewelry that are uniquely designed for them.

Items: Necklaces, Rings, Bracelets, Earings, etc
Available: Silver, Gold Plated and Rose Gold Plated
Prices Vary

Owner: Chloe Vallencia

Brand: Couple Gift

Jambo Books

 Jambo Book Club arrives monthly with 2-3 age-appropriate books starring children of color. Jambo Books show children of color in situations where children’s literature rarely places them – making friends, raising pets, loving grandparents and fighting dragons. The books arrive with a personalized letter in boxes decorated with art celebrating childhood. A membership to Jambo Book Club is like hitting the easy button on building an awesome home library for your grandchildren.

Co-Founder: Mijha Godfrey

Company: Jambo Books, LLC

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Axol & Friends

Axol & Friends is a socially conscious startup that produces plush toys from eco-friendly materials in the image of rare endangered species, as well as storybooks and accessories. Next, they use a portion of every sale to fund nonprofit programs to empower youth to be activists and community leaders across the globe! Plushies are also donated to children in need, through local partnerships with foster homes and hospitals.

Items: Storybooks, Plushies, Enamel Pins and other Gifts

Founder: Jonathan R.L Grosso

Company: Axol & Friends

Nelson & Forbes, Ltd.

Nelson & Forbes casts and sells exclusive limited edition solid bronze sculptures of children, pets and wildlife, which make very popular and unusual gifts from grandparents to their grandchildren.

Their collections include a wide variety of subjects, but commonly given gifts include sculptures of dogs and cats, but the collection that is by far the most popular is their collection of sculptures of timeless reading children, produced in collaboration with the historic Wedgwood Museum.

Girl Reading Book Bronze Sculpture

A handmade, limited edition bronze sculpture makes a unique and thoughtful gift that will last for generations. Arriving beautifully gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity, all you have to do is add a bow! Free express delivery worldwide.

Managing Director: Deborah Foster

Company: Nelson & Forbes, Ltd.

Isabelle Grace Jewelry

Isabelle Grace Jewelry Build Your Own Charm Necklace is a custom necklace that will give that special grandchild the opportunity to show off her unique personality via custom charms, names, initials and more.

Regular Price is $58 –
Now for $40.60
(30% discount for a limited time) – Check it out

Your grandchild will love showing off her individuality with this necklace, which is fun for special occasions as well as everyday wear! Create a necklace just for her with your choice of either a 16 or 18-inch silver plated chain, the initial charm of your choice, and whimsy charms in an array of fun designs to match her personality including: Balloon, Bird, Dragonfly, Ice Cream Cone, Ladybug, Palm Tree, Sea Horse, Snowflake, Sun, Unicorn, and Tiara. It’s a keepsake that she will forever remember receiving from grandma and grandpa.

Can Mommy Go To Work?

Can Mommy Go To Work? is an Amazon best-seller, ranked as an “empowering book” and a “life-changing book to guide feminist parenting. This is the perfect quick bedtime read to help other working moms have a conversation with their kids about why they work so hard.

Grandparents love giving the book to grandchildren because it also features a grandmother in the story, and illustrates the role grandparents play in a working mother’s life.

Author: Christine Michel Carter

Be Your Own You (BYOU) Magazine

Grandparents can feel good about a gift that builds their tween/teen granddaughter’s self-esteem year around with an annual BYOU Magazine.

This unique (and much-needed for today’s girls) confidence-building membership includes empowering resources such as self-esteem webinars and online coaching hangouts that girls love. Girls love the fun and inspiration, and grandparents love that they can give a gift that truly makes a difference!

Founder & CEO: Debra Gano

Company: BYOU Magazine/Heartlight Girls Publications LLC

Fat Brain Toys

Fat Brain Toys mission is to enrich families and provide A Smarter Way to Play by inspiring creativity and sparking curiosity. At Fat Brain Toys, you can find toys Made in America, toys designed for Special Needs, and so much more.

Recently, they were nominated for three products in the 2020 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. The TOTY Awards are known as the Oscars of the toy industry.

Games for Family [Morphy]
Fat Brain Toys’ products are photographed for catalog at Karen and Mark Carson’s home located in Elkhorn, NE.
Games for Under 7
Yeti or Not!
Games for Infant & Toddlers
RollAgain Sorter

What we found most fascinating about Fat Brain Toys is that every year, they hold a Kidventor Challenge. It’s a toy and game invention contest for kids. The grand prize winner receives a $2,500 scholarship, a license agreement that offers ongoing royalties, $500 in toys from Fat Brain Toys, as well as round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two to attend the 2020 American International Toy Fair in New York City where the invention will be showcased before thousands of buyers from around the world.

Surin Yoga Wheel

The importance of health should be taught to our little ones early. As grandparents, you still want to keep strong ties with your grandkids as they age. Here is a gift that may appeal to those growing teenagers.

Give your teens a reason to have a mindset of being healthy by introducing them to Yoga. Yoga is not just about relaxation there are types of yoga practices that will test one’s strength and flexibility. Yoga promotes self-awareness and discipline. Teenagers are risk-takers, they love adventure. So to level up their yoga session use of a yoga prop will definitely help them and our favorite yoga prop would be SURIN Yoga Wheel. Beautifully crafted like an art. Sturdy and no-flex. Made with high-quality materials that assure the durability that is ideal for long term use. It is able to hold up to 500 pounds of body weight without breaking apart.

Be sure to subscribe to their website to get a free guide for beginners and advanced yogis to help your teens to master yoga backbends and learn powerful stretches.

Black Yoga Wheel Large 13″ Strong & Comfortable Dharma Backroller Equipment to Improve Yoga Poses 
Regular Price: $44.99

Co-Founder: Lawrence

Company: SURIN

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Kids Cook Real Food

Kids Cook Real Food , an online video cooking course, is a great gift idea. Here are some praises about why it’s so awesome:

“My children and grandchildren have been cooking non-stop since they
gained confidence to be independent. We are having so much fun. This class
was the best thing I ever gave my grandkids for Christmas! Now they help
out with confidence when they come to dinner at grandma’s. I know what they
are capable of and can invite them to help out. 😊Thanks again for an
amazing job of creating the course!”

Kids Cook Real Food – eCourse

Owner: Katie Kimball

Company: 2019 Kitchen Stewardship, LLC

Gifts for the 6-12-year-old age group

JustBe is a jewelry set that comes with 20 metal beads, 15 beads with dangle, and 10 rainbow glass beads. You will find Cinderella’s glass sandals and castle, rabbit and clock in Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan’s fairy, Anchor and starfish in Mermaid, and many more. You can make up to 3 complete bracelets and doesn’t require any tools or glue.

Product: Charm bracelet making kit


FOR KIDS WHO LOVE, ALSO THOSE WHO FEAR BUGS: The real bugs, beautifully preserved in clear acrylic blocks, allow kids to hold the bugs in hand. Bug lovers can view them up close and at every angle. Kids who fear bugs can gradually get close to the bugs without actually touching them and learn to observe them. The insect blocks are sized to fit little hands. They are suitable for kids aged 4 or above/ preschoolers.

Category: STEM Toys
WhizKidsLab 4PCS Real Bugs Insect Arachnid Resin Specimen STEM Set + Magnifier + Fun Fact Sheet Poster

Better With Books

Better with Books is a gift book that includes 500 diverse contemporary novel and memoir recommendations for kids with the goal of inspiring greater empathy for themselves, their peers, and the world around them.

Better with Books: 500 Diverse Novels to Ignite Empathy and Encourage Self-Acceptance in Tweens and Teens

Lists are organized around:

  • Adoption and foster care
  • Body image
  • Immigration
  • Learning Challenges
  • LGBTQIA+ Youth
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Disability
  • Poverty and Homelessness
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Religion and Spirituality

Author: Melissa Hart

Title: Better With Books: 500 Diverse Novels to Ignite Empathy and Encourage Self-Acceptance in Tweens and Teens

Smart Coos

How would you like to give your grandkids the gift of language? Smart Coos, introducing young kids as early as birth by incorporating baby sign language into their lessons.

Choose from 8 different languages:




Haitian Creole

Mandarin Chinese

Sign Language



Co-Founders: Mirta Desir & Harold Jean-Louis

Company: Smart Coos

We hope these Holiday gifts were helpful. In fact, last month we showcased additional great gifts, be sure to check them out. Feel free to share the list with your friends. Safe travels and enjoy the Holiday Season.

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