Grand-kids are high on your Christmas gift list, if you are lucky enough to have some children of your children in your life. They are an enigma when it comes to choosing a gift they would really like.
The group printed on that sweat shirt they wanted last year, today may be “Oh, totally yesterday, Grandma.” You could misunderstand the techno talk about what they want and buy ear buds instead of headphones.
And that doll you planned to buy when your granddaughter reached just the right age? Look around her bedroom. Do you see the kind of doll collection you had at that age? Do you see any dolls at all?
When your grand-kids’ parents were growing up, you were in the house with them. You overheard conversations, received not so subtle hints and sort of had the lay of the land. With grand-kids, they may live hundreds of miles away, or their minds may seem miles away or their wish list items may cost far more than your budget.
Is the ubiquitous gift card the answer? Try asking for a Christmas gift wish list to help you out. Is Justin Bieber still on it? How about Dora the Explorer? Or you could always revert to the hand knitted scarf – With the gift card tucked inside.