Thoughts, stories and ideas.

As a grandparent you're often free to play, learn and explore with your grandkids in a unique and beautiful way. No longer the always-responsible parent, this relationship can be more fun and relaxed (you may even feel your inner-child reawakened).

If you're looking for ways to spoil your grandkids in ways you can enjoy as well, these gifts are a great place to start. Whether it's a birthday, holiday or sometime in between, they go the extra mile to help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Kids Book Subscription

Reading is so important to fostering a child's creativity and intellect. With a kids book subscription they will get a box of age-appropriate reads sent to their door every month (you choose how long it goes).

Not only is this an exciting gift that keeps on giving but it gives you the opportunity to share story time with them. Reading together while cuddled up on the couch will be a memory they keep with them forever.  

Music Lessons

Almost every adult we know begrudges not learning a musical instrument when they were younger. In these developmental years, new skills will stick easier and they will never regret the time spent

One important thing is to let your grandkids have a say the instrument they'd like to learn, whether it be the piano, the guitar or something unique like the hydrolauphone (whatever that is!).

Music lessons can get a little spendy, so this is a great gift to set up a Joyable fund for... then the kids can hold a mini concert for everyone who chipped in!

Annual Zoo Pass

Who doesn't love a trip to the zoo? Kids never get tired of watching chimpanzees play and lions sunbathe. Visiting the zoo is educational as well as fun and helps teach them about different kinds of animals and conservation efforts.

With an annual pass, you can experience the zoo in all of its seasons and create a tradition that your grandkids will always remember.

A Trip to see the Grandparents

Technology may do a great job of keeping us connected, but nothing tops a warm hug from Grandma. If you don't live nearby each other, it can be hard to ensure regular visits.

Traveling is expensive - not to mention exhausting - but the quality time spent face-to-face is worth the hassle. This is another great gift to fund through Joyable - then send pictures of the reunion to everyone who chips in!

Family Tree

Part of what makes grandparents so special is the role they play in our very DNA! It can be so rewarding to know who and where you come from. That's why creating a family tree is a fun way to bring the family together.

Sites like Ancestory.com make it easier to dive into the family history and you'll probably learn just as much as your kiddos.

Being a grandparent is so much fun, but all of the bedtime stories and trips to the zoo would mean nothing if it weren't for your unconditional love and support. Ultimately, thats the greatest gift you can give :)