I am a cybergrannie and it is difficult to choose gifts for my children and grandchildren. I buy clothes and odds and ends from yard sales, thrift stores and church sales and sort these out in a small room set aside for this purpose. I have a rack for hanging clothes and shelves for folded clothes. I try to sort by size but this is not necessary.
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I'm a kid and take it from a kid, kids hate getting: flashlights, clothes (unless we're in love with clothes of course), or anything involving safety for any holiday. What we want is of course is sweets, video games and and money, NEVER a gift card unless it's for Toys-r-us. We prefer money over gift cards any day.
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I'm on a tight budget this year for Christmas gifts for my grandchildren. Any idea what I can start buying them before Christmas comes.
How about the gifts of experiences! Some of my best memories are baking with my nana and my grandmother playing dolls with me.
Set up a special day with each punkin grandbaby and do something you both can do together...like dolls, baking, etc. They did special things with my brother also...I just wish I remember what it was...probably baking and playing with his toy cars.
Take lots of selfies so the can share with their parents!
If you feel you have to give a tangible item...are there things that have special meanings to you that you could pass on to them NOW and enjoy watching them enjoy them today? Both of my grandmothers gifted me with jewelry of theirs when I was old enough to appreciate it. It was costume, and totally NOT my style, but I appreciated having it.
Memories keepsakes are the best gifts! Have fun creating them for the holiday!
We had a frugal grandfather and we really looked forward to his gifts. They were very similar year after year:
WE LOVED IT!
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I am looking for some creative ideas I can make for my grand kids. I have boys and girls to think about. All are 4 and under. I am at a loss. Please help. Christmas is coming soon.
Any suggestions for gifts for 13 grandchildren of a Nana living on social security?