As the resident grandmother of the Social Media Team, I was excited when asked to provide my thoughts on holiday gift ideas, as I am currently in the throes of finding gifts for two of my greatest loves, my granddaughters Lilyann (Lily), Age 5 and Gracelyn (Gracie), Age 3.
Watching them grow up (way too quickly, I might add), and seeing their individual personalities take shape, I love buying gifts that I know will be both educational and fun. There’s nothing better than watching their faces light up and hearing them say, “Wow! Thanks, Nana!”
Books! It’s all about the books! They can’t get enough, of which I’m very pleased about. Storytime is a huge deal in our family, and I’m always being brought a book to read to them when I visit. In this story, Amy, Ben and Catalpa the Cat go on a fun-filled day in 18th-century Williamsburg. This book contains great pictures and lots of action, plus a cat as one of the main characters! How can you go wrong?
Liberty! I’ve told Lily and Gracie about meeting Liberty and how sweet and playful she is. Since they live five hours away, I thought they would love to have their very own Liberty items at Christmastime in anticipation of meeting her in person when they visit Nana and Papaw in the Spring.
Writing and Drawing. Along with learning the alphabet, Lily and Gracie are also encouraged to draw and write their names. This slate board and pencil are great to use when they practice and play “school.”
Make some noise! (Sorry, Mom & Dad!)
Learn a new song (while playing your drums and recorder!)
My Lily loves horses and says she dreams about them. This is the perfect companion to ensure sweet dreams.
Gracie loves farm animals of all kinds and we plan to take the Bits & Bridles Tour in the Spring. I know they’ll be over the moon to see the baby lambs, chickens and horses.
Well, I’ll admit it. I caved in and gave the girls the Liberty book while visiting at Thanksgiving. They couldn’t wait for me to read it to them, plus it’s also a coloring book! I scored major points.
Being a grandparent, especially at Christmastime, is the best job out there. I’m so blessed.