Whether it's their first year as grandma and grandpa or they're old pros at the job, the major role that grandparents play in your kids' lives means they deserve an extraspecial holiday gift. Forget the cliché "World's Best Grandpa" t-shirt and ho-hum mug — this year, surprise them with the unexpected. Here, some of our favorite gift ideas that are sure to make grandma and grandpa smile.
You're forever indebted to her, the girl who makes it possible for you to maintain some semblance of a social life — your kids' favorite weekend babysitter. While she may show up ready to whip up chicken nuggets for dinner, push up her sleeves and get crafty, and agree to watch Cars 2 for the third Saturday in a row, it's safe to say that her tastes outside of your home are a bit more grown-up. Treat your deserving sitter to something special this holiday, and let her know how much you — and your kids — appreciate her.
Want to delight the little gamer in your life? Fill her stocking with one of the following 11 just-released video games. From Mickey's newest adventure to a Lego-tastic take on The Lord of the Rings, from a game designed to get him dancing to Disney tunes to one that will let her work on her wizarding skills, these games are sure to please long after the tree comes down!
Who says everyone on your gift list needs a present of their own? Sometimes it's a gift for the entire family that gets everyone excited. Be it a board game everyone can enjoy or a cooking project both kids and adults can have a hand in preparing, a family gift is a fun way to gather everyone together.
As experienced parents know, it's not easy to come up with creative gift ideas for a holiday that lasts for eight nights! With Hanukkah just around the corner (it begins at sundown on Dec. 8), we've rounded up 16 great presents for lil ones, all of which embody the spirit of the holiday. Shine off your menorah, and get shopping!
The 9-year-old on your list is precariously straddling the line between kid and tween. That's why we've rounded up our favorite toys to help him feel like he's making progress — but not leaving the toy world completely behind. From cozy hats that double as photo props to toys that interact with smartphones and gaming devices, here are our favorite picks for 9-year-olds.
You have mastered the art of swaddling, can unhook a car seat with one hand, and can't even remember how you filled your time before kids. The bottom line: you deserve to be rewarded on a daily basis and especially during the crazy holiday season. Add one (or two . . . or more) of the following 14 gifts to your list — or just buy them for yourself! From beauty and caffeine fixes to easy, kidproof wardrobe updates, these presents are perfect for stylish been-there-done-that mamas.
From cool science kits and remote-control helicopters to an updated version of the classic game of Twister, the 8-year-old on your list is ready for some fun. We've rounded up our favorite finds for these tots who teeter on the edge of little-kid play and big-kid happenings. Check it out!
Your lil one is growing up, and in case you didn't notice it, he's a big kid now. From music-inspired toys that reflect your child's favorite music group to games that bring the whole family to the table, we've rounded up the best gifts for the 7-year-old on your list — gifts that will keep them coming back for more every day.
This holiday season, teach your kids the importance of charity by giving them an extra-special gift that gives back. From a hand-crocheted baby rattle to a flock of ducks in a needy community, we've found nine ways to do good with your children's gifts this year. Something fun for them to unwrap that goes a step further by helping those in need? Sounds like a formula for success to us!