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The Ultimate Gift Giving Guide for Older Grandkids

The best part about being a grandparent is spoiling our grandkids. Parents may have rules on what their kids can or cannot have but when grandma or grandpa are here all bets are off! Today though it’s difficult to keep up with the latest trends. As kids age there are even more things to keep track of. That is why we’ve come up with a simple gift giving guide that’ll impress your teenaged (or older) grandchildren.

Lyft Gift Card

Young adults are always on the move and they’re not relying on mom and dad for a ride anymore. Today ridesharing companies like Lyft and Uber are taxis you can request from your phone. It’s perfect for hoping over to a friend’s house or movie. That’s why we recommend the Lyft Gift Card. Giving your grandkid free rides will make their day.

Amazon Echo

The latest tech trend is the “connected home.” Which means computers work with your lights, stereo, even oven and fans. The Amazon Echo is a voice controlled device that can play the news or music, order products off Amazon and more.

There are two popular versions, the difference is the speaker size. The Amazon Dot, is about the size of a hockey puck and costs $50. The Amazon Echo is $180.

Fitness Classes

If you have an active grandson or granddaughter, we recommend buying them a class from some of the trendy fitness companies. You’ll have to find out what they’re in to, but we’ve distilled three of the most popular things.

SoulCycle is a stationary bike spin class that has great music blasting and is a lot of fun, even if they’re not big cyclists it’s still great to try. They have studios in almost every city in America since they partnered with Equinox Gyms.

Barry’s Bootcamp is a strength and cardio high-intensity class. This is ideal for the grandchild who is really into fitness and working hard. It’s a motivating and fun one hour class.

The last option is more relaxed, it’s yoga. There are hundreds of yoga studios around the country but if you’re grandkid is in the Hudson River Valley we recommend The Body Art Studio classes:

If they live somewhere else we recommend YogaWorks because they have studios in nearly every major city. Their studios are clean and welcoming. Learn more about their Gift Card options here:


Let us know if you have any questions on these gifts. We hope your grandkids love them!