It always feels wonderful to see your grandkids’ eyes light up after you surprise them with a coveted gift. But as most grandparents probably know, finding them the perfect gift is not always easy. Kids these days! While every child is different, here are 5 gifts for your grandkids they will likely treasure for a long time:
1. Buy them tickets for a live show
Your grandkids have probably told you about their favorite singers or other entertainment artists, eagerly sharing why they were so starstruck. What if these famous people or pop culture icons sometimes held live shows? Buying tickets to live performances as gifts for your grandkids will give them wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
2. Order electric scooters for outdoor fun
The idea of owning an electric scooter thrills many children. While several companies currently provide one-size-fits-all rentals in most cities, specialized electric scooters for kids vary in size, color, and style. They are not only affordable, but you’ll be surprised by how many different models are available. Getting your grandchildren scooters will help them enjoy the thrill of riding around the neighborhood in their own motor-powered vehicles.
3. Give them inspiring books
When you were little, certain storybooks may have made a deep impression on you. Consider sharing the inspiration in these stories with your grandchild by buying them books that you once loved. Even if they still have not yet learned how to read, these books will give their moms a chance to share some inspiring bedtime stories. The funny thing about children’s stories is that they have a remarkable ability to improve character because many of the best ones provide fictional examples of generosity, courage, compassion and other virtues.
4. Get the family an annual pass to a cultural institution
Almost every city has wonderful museums. Consider buying an annual pass to a museum for the whole family, particularly one that your grandchildren would enjoy visiting. It might be a nature center, a dinosaur museum, an art history museum, or a natural history museum. Of course, it doesn’t have to be a museum. It could also be an annual pass to the botanical gardens or the local zoo. Museums make learning fun. Rather than hearing or reading about something, your grandchildren will learn by seeing things. For instance, rather than reading about dinosaurs, a visit to a tar pit will help them see many fossil treasures for themselves.
5. Purchase a subscription to a comic book
Comic books are becoming increasingly popular once more with the release of many movies around comic book characters. In particular, comic book figures like Iron Man, Spiderman, and other larger-than-life superheroes are all the rage on social media. If your grandchildren constantly talk about the latest action-adventure movie they saw, then buying a subscription to one of their favorite comic books will thrill them. The interesting thing about comic book heroes is that they awaken our own inner heroic qualities like persistence, resilience, and self-discipline.
If you’re not sure if a gift idea will appeal to your grandchild or grandchildren, you can always ask their parents. They will help you figure out the best gifts for your grandkids.