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Gift Ideas for Grandchildren Who Have Everything

by Leona Small

Whether it’s a birthday, wedding, graduation, or the holiday season, there are often times throughout the year when you need to find some gifts for grandchildren. While sometimes the grandchild is prepared and has a list ready to give you, other times you’re required to think outside the box and are on your own in finding the perfect gift – ideally one you know they’ll love!

We’ve already written about some of the best board games for grandkids, but perhaps they’re not into board games. You may be finding it tricky to remember what kids of their age range are interested in. Maybe you’re not particularly close to them and don’t have a good sense of what they’re currently enjoying playing with. Or, perhaps they already have everything they need.

What do you do in this situation?

fun gift ideas for grandchildren that benefit the whole family feature image of a young grandchild surrounded by family members reading her a book

Additionally, some well-intentioned grandparents may have given too many gifts in the past, leaving grandkids (and their households) swimming in products that are not used. There’s gift-giving etiquette here to be considered.

In such cases, how do you successfully accomplish your goal? What are the best gifts for grandchildren who have everything?

Well, we encourage you to take a look at our list below, and we think you’ll come away with some original gift ideas to help you complete your gift shopping for grandkids in record time!

Table of Contents

Gift Ideas for the 0-3 Year Old

a photo of two young kids/grandchildren being hugged by their smiling grandparent

Magnetic Foam Blocks

Blockaroo Magnetic Foam Blocks – STEM Preschool Toys for Children, Toddlers, Boys and Girls, The Ultimate Bath Toy – Roadster Set, Bath Building Blocks, Engineering Toys for Kids 3-6
  • EASIEST BUILDING SYSTEM FOR YOUNG LEARNERS - Blockaroo blocks are a new way to build. Our patent-pending foam magnetic blocks click together like magic, rotate 360-degrees, and always attract to each other, creating a multi-sensory experience that kids love.
  • STEM TOYS THAT ENCOURAGE LEARNING – Preschoolers will develop engineering and creative thinking skills, explore shapes, colors, and building with these soft foam blocks! Provides hours of engaging, creative play that helps developing minds grow!

Wooden Walker & Activity Center

PairPear Wooden Baby Walker, Toddler Push Walker Activity Center Toys with Shape Sorter Gift for Boys Girls 1 2 3 Year Old
  • Baby Push Walker :This walker made of premium high quality nature wood,allowing baby to build confidence and balance as they learn to walk.
  • Activity Center Wooden Toy:Pairpear baby walker comes with 9 activity toys including rotatable mirror,abacus,spinning gears,shape sorter and much more baby learning toys.Encourage toddllers imaginative play.

First Baby/Toddler Bike

SEREED Baby Balance Bike for 1-2 Year Olds - 4 Wheels, First Bike for Toddlers, Birthday Gift (Green)
  • GROW IN FUN: Recommended ages for 12-24 months. The infant balance bike is the best birthday gift for toddlers to learn walking and riding. It helps to develop babies' balance, steering, coordination, and gain confidence at an early age.
  • SAFELY RIDE: No pedal and fully widened closed wheel to avoid clamping baby's feet. 135 ° turning limit and gravity steering without leaving the ground to prevent the baby from turning over.

Foam Ball Pit

Zmarthumb Foam Ball Pit for Toddlers, Baby Ball Pits, Soft Round Ball Pool, Easy to Clean or Install, Ideal Gift for Babies Infants Indoor and Outdoor Game, Balls Not Included(Grey)
  • 💖Children's Happy Space--With a sea of colorful balls to dive into and play with, your child will have endless fun in our foam ball pit. Ball Pits for Toddlers Provides a space for children to release their emotions and play happily. As they explore and play in the ball pit pool, helping your child to develop their cognitive and motor skills. Product Size:35.4" x 11.8" x 1.97" (Outer Diameter x Height x Wall Thickness). Ball not included.
  • 💕Safe for Kids--Soft play ball pit inner material is made of 2 inches thick high-density and high-quality memory foam with good buffer function, which is non-toxic. The surface is made of high-quality skin-friendly fabric. Providing a comfortable and safe environment for your child to play in. It is also a perfect nursery, freeing the mother's hands and allowing the mother to have more personal time.

Lovevery Montessori Toy Subscription Box

  • This toy subscription box is delivered every 2-3 months from 0-4 years old, and includes support and guidance for parents with expert research, helpful tips, stage-based play ideas, and additional resources accessible via email. This subscription takes all the guesswork out of parents as to what types of developmentally appropriate toys their children should be playing with, making it extremely easy to have beautiful and practical toys available to their children at every stage of their childhood.

Toddler Montessori Cleaning Set

Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Dust! Sweep! Mop! 6 Piece Pretend Play Set - Toddler Toy Cleaning Set, Pretend Home Cleaning Play Set, Kids Broom And Mop Set For Ages 3+
  • REALISTIC WOODEN CLEANING SET FOR KIDS - This colourful, childrens cleaning set looks just like the real thing and includes a wooden pretend play broom, mop, duster, dustpan and brush, and organising stand; the red dustpan conveniently clips into all handles.
  • WOODEN CLEANING TOYS THAT INSPIRE HOURS OF PRETEND PLAY - We developed the Lets Play House! Dust! Sweep! Mop! Toy cleaning set for toddlers to motivate your child to model independence and use their imagination to have fun! Each cleaning tool gives them an imagined role and pretend task to try.

Wooden Toddler Tool Set

Wooden Kids Tool Set Toy for 2 3 4 5 Years Old Boy Girl, 36 Pcs Stem Montessori Toy for Kid 1-3, 2-4, Pretend Play Toddler Toys Inc Box, Learning Educational Construction Toy, Birthday Gift for Kids
  • Multi-functional Wooden Toolbox: The wooden toy box integrates the three roles of children's operating table, storage box, and carrying box. Children can make models on the upside-down toolbox, like a little desk. It can also guide kids to take out and put back toys in the right way, forming good storage and management habits and avoiding the house being a mess. When going outsides, you can carry this toy easily after assembling a portable handle on the toolbox.
  • Safe Gift for Kids: We are dedicated to making kid-friendly toys as our mission. This construction toy is made of premium solid wood with non-toxic water-based paint and non-sharp edges, protecting kids aged 1-3 years old from being hurt. The tools kit set with suitable sizes is easy for kids to grasp and play with. Ideal gift for toddlers on birthday, Easter, Christmas, etc. You will see kids‘ smiles on their faces when they receive this wooden toy as a gift.

Foam Play Couch w/ Modular Design

Yourigami Kids and Toddler Play Couch, Convertible Folding Sofa, Durable Foam Modular Design, Blue Lagoon
  • Endless Possibilities: The YOURIGAMI Blue Lagoon Kids Play Couch comes with 4 modular pieces that can be transformed into countless imaginative shapes for rest or play; Hinged panel covers also include handles for easy moving and a stash pocket; Pair with the YOURIGAMI Play Castle for bigger deluxe configurations and even grander adventures
  • Play It Clean: Sometimes, the playroom can get a little messy! That’s why each piece comes with an easily removable zip cover that’s machine washable and dryable; This makes refreshing your kids furniture a piece of cake
  • Note that this is an incredible gift for the 3-6 year old kids age range as well, as it has endless opportunities for open-ended play and also doubles as an extra bed for family or friend sleepovers!

Gift Ideas for the 3-6 Year Old

a sweet photo of little ones having fun playing with their grandparent rather than a toy

13 Pieces Montessori Kitchen Tools for Cooking

13 Pieces Montessori Kitchen Tools for Toddlers-Kids Cooking Sets Real-Toddler Safe Knives Set for Real Cooking with Plastic Toddler Safe Knives Crinkle Cutter Kids Cutting Board
  • DURABLE MATERIAL: These kid-friendly knives are made from a premium wood, PP Plastic, and stainless steel material and are BPA-free. Crinkle Cutter is made pp and stainless steel. The blade has serrated and wavy edges for precise cutting. The rubber handle ensures a firm grip. Not easily damaged or deformed. Use with adult supervision for children over 4 years old.
  • PACKAGE INCLUDES: 1 piece of wooden kids cutter, 4 pieces serrated edges toddler cutters, 2 pieces cutting board, 1 piece Y peeler, 4 pieces plastic cutters of different sizes, 1 piece crinkle cutter, a variety of styles and uses of toddler kitchen tools can meet the needs of kids usage requirements.

Bug Catching Kit

TOY Life Bug Catcher Kit for Kids Bug Catching Kit with Butterfly Net,Bug Net,Critter Keeper,Butterfly Kit,Magnifying Glass,Insect Catcher, Bug Toys Kids Explorer Kit Outdoor Toys for Kid 3 4 5 6 7 8
  • 🦋 INCLUDES EVERYTHING YOU NEED - Your little one will be ready to start exploring straight out of the box. The outdoor adventure toys kit includes a butterfly net, an observation jar, large insect collection box, tweezers, and magnifying glass. With this perfect Bug kit, your little one will enjoy nature, and know more bug friends.
  • 🐞 OUTDOOR EXPLORER KIT FUN - Kids will want to spend hours outside with their new outdoor explorer kit. We wanted to encourage kids to be outside in nature and have less screen time inside. Use the butterly net / bug net to catch butterflies and document various bugs by using the observation bottle with magnifying glass. Watch your kids enjoy their time in the sun with this backyard explorer kit while they fill their bug containers.

Colorful Wooden Stone Shaped Building Blocks

48PCS Wooden Stacking Building Blocks Montessori Toys for 1 2 3 4 5 6 Year Old Girls Boys Preschool Educational Sensory Toys for Toddlers 1-3 STEM Learning Toys Ages 2-4 Kids Games Gift
  • 【48 PCS WOODEN STONE TOYS】This set of 48 stacking rocks for kids comes in different colors, shapes, and sizes, making it a fun montessori toys that can help kids learn about colors, shapes, balance, and stimulate their creativity. A perfect sensory toys for toddlers 1-3, easy to follow but still provides a challenge, also a great kids learning toys ages 2-4 up.
  • 【HIGH-QUALITY SAFE MATERIAL 】Made of high-quality wood, eco-friendly and safe for kids, painted with non-toxic paint, create a smooth, burr-free surface for better child, safe for little hands and mouths. Safe toddler toys age 1-2 and up, suitable montessori for 3+ year old.

Kids Camera

Seckton Upgrade Kids Selfie Camera, Christmas Birthday Gifts for Boys Age 3-9, HD Digital Video Cameras for Toddler, Portable Toy for 3 4 5 6 7 8 Year Old Boy with 32GB SD Card-Blue
  • 💙Clearer Moment Recorded & Multi-scene Selections- Equipped with auto Focus, 8.0 Mega pixels and 1080P Video. Greatly improved the definition of photos . Catch the wonderful joy moment for boys or girls. With Big head sticker shooting, children can take photos with frames, leave some hilarious photos with family or friends.
  • 💙Upgraded Design - Upgraded to dual-camera configuration, Easy to take selfies. Just open the switch key to enjoy the fun of taking photos. Include a portable lanyard hang, easy to carry and moving. Includes a video recorder and voice recorder for more creative ways to play.
  • This is a great way for kids to take photos of their everyday lives, and parents and grandparents alike will love it as it’s also extremely easy to send the photos they’ve taken from the camera straight to a mobile phone for easy sharing, no matter where in the country or world they are!

Walkie Talkies for Kids

Selieve Toys for 3-12 Year Old Boys Girls, Easter Basket Stuffers, Walkie Talkies for Kids 22 Channels 2 Way Radio Toy with Backlit LCD Flashlight, 3 Miles Range for Outside, Camping, Hiking
  • [Perfect Easter Gifts for Kids]: Gift for 3-12 Year Old Boys, Teen Girl Gifts, Walkie Talkies for Kids Teen Boy Gifts Birthday, easter basket stuffers for toddler. Great for both indoor and outdoor activities such as going shopping, spring outing and summer camping.
  • [Clear Sound and Key Lock Function]: Our Kids walkie talkies have cool call alert function, crisp and smooth sound quality with adjustable volume level. Equipped with key lock function, it is not easy for children to modify the channels to enhance the fun of parent-child interaction.

Balance Stepping Stones

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Stepping Stones for Kids – 10 Durable Non-Slip Stones Encourage Toddler Balance & Gross Motor Skills, Indoor & Outdoor Toys, Balance Stones, Obstacle Course (Amazon Exclusive)
  • 10 DURABLE, NON-SLIP STONES - Includes 10 durable plastic stepping stones in 6 bright colors! Perfect for kids 3+ and up to 150 lbs., they can be used indoors or for kids outdoor play. These active sensory toys promote coordination skills & balance!
  • DESIGNED FOR MAXIMUM SAFETY – Each stone has a non-slip rubber base and textured stepping surface for enhanced safety. Kids can focus on their balance and coordination as they safely jump from stone to stone and navigate their obstacle course.
  • These are a fun way to create mini obstacle courses for kids around the house or yard, and, as a bonus, they’re an excellent way for kids to develop their balance, coordination, and strength through movement-based play!

Gift Ideas for the 6-9 Year Old

DIY S’mores Sandwich Baking Kit

Duff Goldman DIY Baking Set for Kids by Baketivity - Bake Delicious S’mores Sandwich Cookies with Premeasured Ingredients | Best Family Fun Activity, Great Gift for Girls, Boys, Teens, and Adults
  • DUFFIVERSARY EDITION: Baketivity celebrates one year with Duff Goldman with this unique all-inclusive baking kit. Kids will master sculpting, color-dyeing, and decorating as they design rainbow cookies, carve unicorn horns and pipe eyes.
  • FRESH INGREDIENTS, AMAZING RAINBOW COOKIES: This baking kit makes 10 yummy rainbow-colored unicorn cookies from USA-manufactured ingredients. Includes pre-measured dry ingredients and a shopping list for wet ingredients.

Mega Gemstone Dig Kit (full of treasure!)

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Dig Kit - Dig Up 15 Real Gemstones and Crystals, Science Kit for Kids, Gift for Girls and Boys
  • DISCOVER CRYSTAL TREASURES - Give your child the thrill of digging in a real gem mine as they excavate real crystal treasures. This educational engaging activity emphasizes fun, exploration, and discovery!
  • FIND 15 AMAZING GEMSTONES - Including pyrite, amethyst, tiger’s eye, fluorite, quartz, obsidian, aventurine, and more. Unlike other kids toys, the Mega Gemstone Dig Kit seamlessly blends educational value with fun!

Organic Garden Grow Kit

Kids Organic Garden Kit - Kids Vegetable - Kids Plant Kit - Kids Garden Set - Science Kit for Kids - Grow Kit
  • 💻Are your kids bored? Are they getting too much screen time? If you want them to get outside and soak up some sun - gardening is the perfect answer! With this kit, kids can explore the world of agriculture through horticultural science, art, math, reading, puzzles, games, and more. This all-inclusive kit featuring organic seeds, organic soil, and fiber containers, makes gardening simple, safe, and fun! (Suggested for ages 6+).
  • 📂 KIT INCLUDES: 3 organic seed sachets (~75-90 seeds), organic soil, 3 pots, 3 water catchment trays, kid-friendly growing instructions, 32-page Hortiki Kids AGtivity Book with puzzles, jokes, fun facts, games, and art activities, 100% Cotton Drawstring Backpack.

Paint Your Own Moon Lamp Kit

Unique Paint Your Own Moon Lamp Kit,16 Colors 5.9 Inch Moon Lamp Remote Control Arts Crafts for Boys Girls Art Supplies Birthday Gift for Kids Women Decompression Toy (Moon lamp)
  • Revolutionary 3D Printing Technology: Experience the moon like never before with this DIY Moon Light, crafted using cutting-edge 3D printing technology. It accurately replicates the moon's surface with a 1:1 scale, perfect for adding a touch of lunar magic to any home or educational setting.
  • Unleash Kids' Creativity: Ideal for kids aged 6-12, this moon lamp is a fantastic tool for nurturing creativity and artistic skills. Through painting and exploration of colors, children can grow and learn in a playful environment, enhancing their color recognition in a fun, interactive way.

Kids Science Kit

Kids Science Kit, Over 65+ Experiments, Gift for Kids Ages 8-12
  • JUMBO SCIENCE KIT FOR KIDS – The kit allows your young scientist to explore, learn and have great fun with their very own science kit. Because of the huge number of amazing experiments with this science kit your children will have many, many hours of educational enlightenment to delight all boys and girls.
  • 65 MIND-BLOWING EXPERIMENTS – This amazing, 55 piece children’s science kit includes everything you need besides common household items. All the chemicals, ingredients and apparatus that is required to create more than 60 experiments, everything! We’ve also included an easy to follow Instructional videos plus a color manual detailing all the experiments. This unique educational lab kit will help you learn the science behind the experiments
a young child having fun playing with a great gift for kids - a science kit - alongside her grandparent

Gift Ideas for the 9-12 Year Old

Karaoke Machine w/ 2 Microphones

Karaoke Machine for Adults/Kids with 2 Wireless Microphones, FULLIFE Portable Bluetooth PA Speaker System, HD Sound Singing Machine with Echo and Vocal Cut, Supports TF/USB, AUX-in, for Home Party
  • ♪ 🎤【COMPACT AND POWERFUL HD SOUND】: The 2024 LATEST VERSION microphone and speaker set is lightweight, compact, and portable. 6.3" size and lightweight design are perfect for people who don’t want to make their living space cluttered. With an audio driver and advanced digital signal processor, the sound is more precise, the volume more moderate, and balanced without any noise. Adjust the volume by pressing and holding the volume button to achieve your ideal volume.
  • ♪ 🎤【MULTI-FUNCTION KARAOKE MACHINE】: Built-in the latest Bluetooth 5.0 chip for wireless streaming ensures instant pairing and provides a more stable transmission and longer distance up to 49ft. This portable speaker with 2 microphones also supports a Micro TF card, Flash USB, and AUX-in connectivity. Compatible with Android mobile phones, TVs, iPads, tablets, and PCs. Besides, the USB port enables the power bank function to recharge your smartphone/tablet.

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Astronomy Tower

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Astronomy Tower 75969 Building Toy Set for Kids, Boys, and Girls Ages 9+ (971 Pieces)
  • This LEGO Harry Potter building toy for kids aged 9+ features a Hogwarts castle Astronomy Tower model, 8 minifigures and loads of magical fun
  • Kids can build the multi-level LEGO Hogwarts Castle Astronomy Tower and explore all it has to offer while recreating scenes from the Harry Potter movies

Retro Bike w/ Basket

Bixike Retro Design Girls Bike with Basket for 5-13 Years Old Kids, 16 Inch Kid Bicycle for Girls with Kickstand and Training Wheels, 20 Inch with Kickstand, Multiple Colors
  • 1.🎁 🚴CHECK THE SIZE! The 16 inch girls bike is designed for girls 4-8 years old or 41-53 inch tall, best fit for riders with an inseam of 20" to 24"; The 20 inch girls bike is designed for girls 7-13 years old or 51-59 inch tall, best fit for riders with an inseam of 22" to 28".
  • 2.🎁 🚴EASY ASSEMBLY! 85% of this girls bike is assembled.Assembly tools and instructions are included.The average assembly time is 25-30 minutes.

Countries of the World Card Game

Skillmatics Card Game - Guess in 10 Countries of The World, Perfect for Boys, Girls, Kids & Families Who Love Toys, Gifts for Ages 8, 9, 10 & Up
  • ULTIMATE GUESSING GAME: Divide yourselves up in teams, or play one on one, ask up to 10 questions to guess the country on the Game Card! Is it an island? Is this country in South America? Do people pay with euros in this country? Think hard, ask intelligent questions and the be the first player to win 7 Game Cards!
  • STRATEGIZE YOUR WAY TO VICTORY: Make use of exciting features such as Clue Cards and Bonus Questions to plan your way to winning 7 cards.
  • This is a great family-friendly card game for children that grandparents and parents can also play and will enjoy just as much as the kids!

Mini Drone: Magic Flying Orb Ball

ATHLERIA Mini Drone Toys for Kids Age 8-13,UFO Magic Flying Orb Ball with Lights,Hover Boomerang,Cosmic Globe Spinning,Outdoor Toys,Cool Stuff Birthday Gift Ideas for Boy Girl Teens 6 7 8 9 10+ Year
  • Hand Controlled Mini Drones: The flying orb ball can light up, spin, floats, glides, and climbs through the air at your command(different throwing angles and speeds), then returns to your hand like a boomerang ball. It is great for kids and pets are quite interested as well. Definitely is a fun gift too.
  • Indoor & Outdoor Toys: The magic hover ball built-in RGB Light, colors are vibrant look like a neon shooting star when you launch it across the sky. Very fun to play outside especially in the night have a lots of eyes on it. Unique indoor outdoor games, helps to move around and fun, multiplayer will be more interesting.

Gift Ideas for the 12-15 Year Old

Skincare or Snacks Mini Fridge (ASIN B08B43MJG3)

Frigidaire EFMIS129-WHITE 6 Can Beverage Cooler, White,4 Liters
  • THE MOST CONVENIENT MICRO COOLER: This compact is perfect for everyday use. You can use it to store your lunch, drinks and baby bottles.Freezer Capacity:2 cubic_feet.Fresh Food Capacity: 5 cubic_feet.Cooling method:Thermoelectric
  • PORTABLE MINI UNITS: 3 pounds perfect for on the go. You can place this in your office dorm or any room. Plug into either your home outlet charger included in the box

Chenille Chunky Knit Blanket

Maetoow Chenille Chunky Knit Blanket Throw (40×50 Inch), Handmade Warm & Cozy Blanket Couch, Bed, Home Decor, Soft Breathable Fleece Banket, Christmas Thick and Giant Yarn Throws, Cream
  • 【 Non-shedding & strong material 】 - Our products are made of the newly upgraded high-quality chenille yarn.The blankets will neither shed nor break over time. Perfect experience guaranteed! Money well spent!
  • 【 As soft as a cloud 】 - The newly upgraded chenille yarn has a touch as soft as a cloud, and a slight sheen that brings out a luxurious feel. Our blankets made of chenille yarn carry the same perfect amount of weight as those made of Merino wool do, and give you the sense of security that you need.

Universal Phone Camera Lens Kit

Godefa Phone Camera Lens Kit, 14 in 1 Lenses with Selfie Light for iPhone 14 13 12 11 Xs X Pro Samsung and Other Andriod Smartphone, Universal Clip on Wide Angle+Macro+ Fisheye Camera Lenses
  • 14 IN 1 Phone Camera Lenses Kit: This phone lens kits includes selfie ring light, 0.63X wide angle lens & 15X macro, 2X telephoto lens,198°fisheye lens,3/6 kaleidoscope lens,CPL filter lens,radial filter lens, starburst lens and blue/green/yellow/purple, each phone lens has its unique results. The selfie light has 7 adjustable brightness to choose from.
  • The Better the Lens Quality, the Better the Result: All our phone camera lens attachment are crafted with finely processed glass that results in images that are sharp and have minimal distortion and vignetting.

Owala FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Owala FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Straw for Sports and Travel, BPA-Free, 24oz, Iced Breeze
  • 24-ounce insulated stainless-steel water bottle with a FreeSip spout and push-button lid with lock
  • Patented FreeSip spout designed for either sipping upright through the built-in straw or tilting back to swig from the spout opening
  • This gift idea is one of the ‘cooler’ water bottles on the market these days and is sure to impress their friends while also keeping their drinks extra cold throughout the school day.

3-in-1 Wireless Foldable Charging Station

UCOMX Nano 3 in 1 Wireless Charger for iPhone,Magnetic Foldable 3 in 1 Charging Station,Travel Charger for Multple Devices for iPhone 15/14/13/12 Series,AirPods Pro,iWatch(Adapter Included)
  • Integrated Smart Apple Ecosystem: Many smart devices have become partners in our lives, and how to simplify the complexity to provide power for them has become very important. UCOMX NANO 3 in 1 WIRELESS apple charging station came into being. It can be charged efficiently, it is suitable for multple scenarios or devices.Use the Equipped charger and cable to ensure that your smart devices are added huge energy power, revitalize it.
  • Folded 180°for Using&Rotated 360°for Charging: The soft silicone makes the 180°folding smoothly, wireless charging pad becomes a phone holder in seconds. When charging the phone is placed horizontally for watching movies and vertically placed for chatting. The charging pad is covered with magnetic attraction devices, even if shakes it will not slip off. Let the matter of charging no longer be anxious. iPhone 15 Pro/Max cannot be triangularly supported due to the enlarged camera position!

Mini Arcade Air Hockey Table

older kids having fun riding bikes with their grandparents in the great outdoors

Gift Ideas for the 15-18 Year Old

Mixi Carry On Suitcase

mixi Carry On Luggage Airline Approved 20'' Lightweight Luggage Wide Handle PC Hardshell Suitcases with Spinner Wheels & TSA Lock, Red
  • 【Mixi Wide Handle Series Suitcase】 Wide balance telescopic handle is more practical in using. It does not take up any usage space of the suitcase as it is installed in the edge.In additon, reject“railroad tracks”on your clothes.
  • 【Polycarbonate(PC) Material】The suitcase is made of THREE-LAYER Covestro PC material which make the luggage durable, wearable and lighter than ABS or ABS+PC suitcases.

Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player with Built-in Speakers

Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player with Built-in Speakers | Upgraded Turntable Audio Sound | Blue Coral
  • THREE SPEED BELT-DRIVEN TURNTABLE - This 3-speed (33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm) suitcase record player features UPGRADED PREMIUM SOUND QUALITY and sits on sound isolating feet that prevent vibration. It is perfect for your living room, bedroom or office.
  • TAKE YOUR TUNES ANYWHERE - Housed in a vintage suitcase with an easy carry handle, Victrola's blend of retro and contemporary design give you the ultimate flexibility to listen to music where you want and how you want – a great choice for vinyl lovers

Color Changing LED Strip Lights

Tenmiro 65.6ft Led Strip Lights, Ultra Long RGB Color Changing LED Light Strips Kit with 44 Keys Ir Remote Led Lights for Bedroom, Kitchen, Home Decoration
  • Adjustable Length: Cuttable design allows you to adjust the length of LED lights to fit your space.
  • Colorful Lighting: Ultra bright LED chips provide millions of colors and 8 lighting modes for customization.

Pickleball Set

Sprypals Pickleball Paddles,USAPA Approved Pickleball Paddles Set Premium Pickleball Paddle, 4 Pickleball Balls & 1 Carry Bag Gifts for Women Men Beginners & Pros Players
  • 🎾【Great Pickleball Set】Sprypals pickleball set includes 4 premium wooden pickleball rackets, 2 indoor & 2 outdoor balls and 1 carry bag; when you are tired of the regular game, you can choose the pickleball gaming and have a fun time with your family and friends.
  • 🎾【Premium Pickleball Paddles】Made of 9-ply quality basswood, which makes the pickleball paddle stronger and durable, providing you with a power boost for every stroke, enabling you to control your shots more powerfully which is an essential equipment for every pickleball ball sporting event.
  • Pickleball seems to be trending in every age range these days, and you never know, gifting this set to your grandchildren may encourage you to get out there and learn the game yourself to play alongside them!

Inflatable Couch Lounger

Chillbo Shwaggins Inflatable Couch – Cool Inflatable Chair Easy Setup Perfect for Hiking Gear, Beach Chair and Music Festivals.(Rainbow Swizzle)
  • 🎁 Take your inflatable couch anywhere. Perfect camping accessories for hikers, campers and outdoor Lovers. The Chillbo Shwaggins inflatable lounger is available in 13 unique patterns. Don't be caught lounging in something boring. Chillbo's blow-up couch makes the perfect addition to your camping gear, tailgating supplies and beach accessories. Elastic anchor loops let you stake down your portable hammock when it's windy. Large side pockets hold books, glasses, snacks and your ice cold beer.
  • 🙌 Easy to inflate blow up chair. Watch our instructional video so you can learn easy tricks to get your inflatable couch setup effortlessly. No pump required, no wind necessary. The main trick is ensuring you trap the air by closing the mouth before the end of each swoop and keeping the mouth closed until you begin the next swoop. Use it as an outdoor chair and replace that camping hammock, beach chair, blow up couch and reclining camping chair - Chillbo Shwaggins air lounger does it all.

Customizable Neon Sign

Custom Neon Signs,Personalized Dimmable LED Neon Signs for Family Birthday Bar Wedding Party Night Light&Company Logo or Business Signs, Birthday Gift Name Neon Lights
  • 【Customzable Neon Sign】Custom LED Sign is perfect for wall decor and unique personalized gifts. We provide you with as many fonts and colors as possible to realize your idea, just click "Customize Now". Even patterns can be easily customized.
  • 【Safe & Friendly】Neon Signs has a soft, cool and smooth touch, the LED neon is bright but not dazzling, no noise and energy saving. Custom Neon Lights have a long life and stay cool, quiet and environmentally friendly. There is no risk of broken glass or leakage of hazardous substances.

More ‘Out-of-the-Box’ Gift Ideas for Grandchildren (and their families)

These are the gifts that would do well being given to either a granddaughter or grandson. It doesn’t matter who you’re giving these to – either way, they’re going to love them.

an older child with his grandparents each holding a package and getting ready to open some gifts

A 3D Raised Relief Topographical Map of Their Hometown

Maps beckon one to adventure, and a raised relief map is one of the most exciting ways to portray on paper where one’s roots lay. These gifts can easily be purchased for anywhere on the globe and serve as an excellent piece of wall art that your grandchild will find themselves staring at over and over again.

Heirloom Jewelry

Whether it’s an old pearl necklace, your mother’s wedding ring, or an antique watch or cufflinks, a timeless piece of jewelry from the family is sure to be a hit with your granddaughter or grandson as they become older teens more capable of taking care of such a precious gift. As you may know, items with a vintage look are in these days!

This gift idea also preserves family history, as it’s a gift they’ll likely want to learn more about by asking you questions about where it came from. This, in turn, is a gift they can eventually pass down to their own kids, which is incredibly special!

An Adventure

There is much that one can learn while out in the wild. And not necessarily just about bushcraft and camping either – though those skills will most certainly come to the forefront of regular practice during such a time as well.

Outward Bound offers guided expeditions with a group of other students as several weeks are spent in the backcountry (sometimes internationally) on sailing, backpacking, rock climbing, or kayaking expeditions. This challenging adventure is sure to be remembered and talked about for years and years to come!

a photo of two people standing on the edge of a cliff with their arms outstretched, giving the world a hug while making memories together

An Instrument

Perhaps at no other time in one’s life does one have the amount of free time as one does during childhood. There is plenty of down-time, and as a result, there is plenty of time to learn new things! One of these things can be music.

RockJam 61 Key Keyboard Piano Stand With Pitch Bend Kit, Piano Bench, Headphones, Simply Piano App & Keynote Stickers
  • The RockJam 5061 keyboard piano super kit includes a digital keyboard with 61 full-size keys giving you that traditional piano feel whilst maintaining a portable and compact design that can be powered by either mains (power supply included) or batteries
  • This RockJam 5061 piano keyboard features a LED panel that both displays and engages the 200 rhythms, 200 tones, a teaching function, and 30 demo songs that are part of its functionality

Whether it’s the gift of a ukulele, guitar, low D whistle, or something larger such as a piano, an instrument can be a gift that eventually rewards yourself as well. Should your grandchild take to the instrument and learn their way around it, you’ll eventually be rewarded with song. And, knowing such a melody came about from your own generosity? Well, that can be music to your ears.

A Memoir

a grandparent writing a sweet note for his grandkids or loved ones - a great budget gift idea that family will treasure

Here’s a gift that perhaps will most be appreciated as your grandchild becomes a full-fledged adult themselves. Having taken the time to put pen to paper and write down who you are, how your life played out, and the most important lessons you’ve learned over the course of your life can easily prove to be one of the most treasured gifts that you can ever give your grandchildren, and is sure to be a heirloom item from that day forward. This is a gift that your grandchildren will in turn give to theirs.

Letters to my Grandchild

A Digital Photo Frame

A digital photo frame is one of the best gifts you can give to an entire family, as it allows for your loved ones to have a constant rotation of special memories, from time spent all together, in their living room at all times. This digital frame allows you to easily upload unlimited photos from your phone, making it an easy and great gift idea that even older kids love since they can take part in uploading photos themselves.

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A Special One-on-One Date

Time spent together is the ultimate gift, and the activity you do together doesn’t have to be extravagant for it to count as a wonderful and thoughtful gift. Personally, I loved when my grandfather would make a big deal out of taking my sister and me to his local American Legion club to order us a shirley temple with extra cherries and let us beat him in shuffleboard while his friends watched. It was simple but so fun and special every single time, and now that he’s been gone for many, many years, it’s one of my favorite and most cherished childhood memories.

Baking or cooking together, renting a kayak or paddleboat and spending the afternoon on the local river together, going to a sports game, or taking board games and a picnic basket to a park for a few hours with your grandchild are all activity ideas that are sure to be memorable and fun for everyone (and many of these are very budget friendly as well!).

a wonderful photo of a grandparent and young child making memories and cooking together while having fun

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the average dollar amount spent on holiday gifts for a grandchild?

$218, according to a recent 2023 survey by OppU. “On average, our survey found that grandparents spend $218 on holiday gifts for their grandkids. But we were a little bit surprised when we found that grandpas actually spent more on holiday gifts than grandmas: $244 to $202.”

Should grandparents get the parents’ opinion on a gift for grandkids before purchasing?

Getting parents’ opinions on gifts before gifting them to grandchildren is generally a thoughtful and considerate approach. It can be beneficial for a few reasons, including respect for parenting choices, avoiding duplicates, safety concerns, cultural or religious considerations, and avoiding discomfort.

However, if you have a close relationship with the parents and feel as though you have a good understanding of their preferences, you may feel more confident in choosing a gift independently. Ultimately, the key is to be considerate and keep the best interests of the children and their parents in mind.

Not everyone loves surprises, but the people in this photo do! A young child is opening a gift box while her surprised grandparents look on

When should you stop giving gifts to grandchildren?

There is no right or wrong answer here, however, most families tend to agree that once the child graduates from high school or college, or at an appropriate age (for example 21), the gifts will stop. However, it’s important to do what feels right for you – both emotionally and financially. If you’d like to keep giving gifts well into their adult years, no one is stopping you!

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, you’ve found the above gift lists of some value in helping you find the perfect gift for the grandchild who has everything. At the very least, perhaps it has gotten you to think of something that isn’t on this list but that was somehow related to it.

a photo of a whole family enjoying one of the best gifts - time spent together at the beach!

Either way, please let us know your thoughts. Did you find the above gift guide helpful? Are there other gift ideas you think make great gifts for the kids who have everything? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Author

Leona Small is a freelance writer and former caregiver. She has experience working with people with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias and has spent years working alongside both patients and caregivers in Hospice. Additionally, she’s worked as a Professional Organizer helping people and families to purge, organize, manage, and prepare for various life transitions such as moving, downsizing, and the passing of loved ones. Her passions include writing about healthy aging, innovative resources to help older adults and caregivers, and traveling.

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