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grandmamt

Sending gifts to distant grandkids.

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Do grandparents really send gifts of $30. plus to there grandkids for Valentines? I want to send mine a little something but $30+. Is to much.  Any ideas on something simple & mailable wt?

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30 minutes ago, grandmamt said:

Do grandparents really send gifts of $30. plus to there grandkids for Valentines? I want to send mine a little something but $30+. Is to much.  Any ideas on something simple & mailable wt?

If you have grandgirlies, valentine socks are always cute...and they are lightweight so mail cheap...books are always good. I'll be seeing all of mine at some point....I have Dollar Store heart shaped beads for my 3 girlies (3, 4 & 6)...I may get the little boys (4 & 6) those wooden airplanes that they put together...not sure about the olders (two are turning 10 in a few weeks, two are 12)....I'll come up with something.

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Meh.

I'd say it depends on how old the kids are. Mailing here (Canada) is so freaking expensive that to do a little something or other, it would cost more to send than the original item was to buy. It's crazy.

If they're old enough to be excited about getting mail, I'd just send a card, maybe w/some stickers in it.

I'm not big into Valentine's day for my husband and I, so it's not really a gift giving occasion to me.

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5 hours ago, grandmamt said:

Do grandparents really send gifts of $30. plus to there grandkids for Valentines? I want to send mine a little something but $30+. Is to much.  Any ideas on something simple & mailable wt?

Welcome grandmamt! So glad you decided to come in and talk w/ us!

However,  while I understand why you placed this thread in Club Newcomer, I think it fits better in the Grandparenting From Afar forum. So I'm going to move it there.

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Ok, now I've moved this conversation from Club Newcomer to this long distance GP forum....

Anyhow, grandmamt, I think it's lovely that you want to send Valentine gifts to your GC (grandchildren)! Especially since it seems they live at a distance. Sending cards, gifts, etc., no doubt, is one of the ways GPs maintain a connection w/ faraway grands.

I don't see why the gifts have to be  "$30+" though. Kids don't generally care about price if they're little. And if they're older, hopefully, they'll know just to appreciate that you send them anything at all. Things that are fun, attractive and, perhaps, memorable (as in, "Remember when  we were kids and GM used to send us those... ?") should be fine w/o having to be expensive.

IMO, you got some good suggestions from the PPs (previous posters). It might also be a good idea to check w/ the parents about what might be best.

Hopefully, you'll enjoy whatever cards/gifts you send them and they'll enjoy receiving them! :)

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I only send a card.  My grands already have more junk than their mothers can keep picked up.

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When they were little, I'd pick up a small stuffed animal, usually for a few dollars.  But, like many say, they have too many so have quit that.  

A lot depends on the age.  I usually send a card, put in $1 (they love money to save) and will buy a pack of stickers with 4 or 5 sheets in it.  The card probably costs more than what's inside,  By putting these things in with the card, it usually doesn't cost any extra postage either.

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I suppose that some grandparents send expensive gifts to their grandchildren. Most of us can't really afford to do that often, so we don't.

I don't want to be a "Grandma Moneybags" who is associated only with loot, anyway. Even if I could afford to be! :P But since I can't afford it, I also think in terms of saving that money for maybe being able to visit some day.

I do send cards and letters with regular monotony, and occasionally a little gift that fits in the envelope without costing a lot more. With my English speaking grandchildren, I try to send books once per year or so and with the children who don't speak English, I try to send tourist t-shirts on about the same schedule. 

I really think that the children feeling remembered, known, and loved is far more important than gifts.

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Welcome GrandmaMisti

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Just now, SueSTx said:

Welcome GrandmaMisti

Thank you, Sue. :)

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Welcome Grandmamisti! Happy you've chosen to join us.

I'm a crafty kind of grandma, so hand made pjs are huge hit all around. This year my 3 girlies will have some American Girl matching outfits that are far cuter, better quality and less expensive than purchased stuff. Amazon will deliver for you along with a gift tag.

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I've made doll clothes and those little sleeves are hard to set.  I don't sew much anymore so I buy the "fat quarter" for quilters.  They have some really cute prints.

 

 

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Do the sleeves before sewing the side seams....much easier to work with the garment flat

 

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OH, I do...but my fingers are so stiff anymore

 

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