4 Ultimate Gift Ideas for Older Grandkids

December 18, 2018
 Plane tickets being wrapped and gifted to an older grandkid.


The best part about being a grandparent is spoiling our grandkids. Parents may have rules about what their kids can or cannot have, but when grandma and grandpa are here all bets are off! Today though, it’s difficult to keep up with the latest trends.

As kids age, it is a challenge to find the perfect gift for them. That is why we’ve come up with four gift ideas that’ll impress your teenaged (or older) grandchildren.

For the Grandkids on the Move

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 hopping over to a friend’s house, getting to a college class or seeing a movie. That’s why we recommend the Lyft gift card or Uber gift card.

For the Tech Savvy Grandkids

The latest tech trend is the “connected home” or “smart home.” What does that mean? Computers work with your lights, stereo, ovens and fans.

The Amazon Echo is a voice controlled device that can play the news or music, order Amazon products and more. There are two popular versions and the difference is the speaker size. The Amazon Dot is about the size of a hockey puck and the Amazon Echo is taller with a bigger speaker. You can compare and see the functionalities of these devices here.

Another popular smart home device to consider is the Google Home Hub that was just released this year. The difference between the Google Home Hub and The Amazon Echo is the Google Home Hub includes a screen rather than just a speaker.

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 enjoy, but we’ve listed three of the most popular classes.

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.

Yoga is a perfect choice if you feel your grandchild could use some relaxation. There are hundreds of yoga studios around the country but if your grandkids reside in the Hudson River Valley, we recommend The Body Art Studio and their classes.

If they live elsewhere, we recommend YogaWorks because they have studios in nearly every major city. Their studios are clean and welcoming.

Plan a Visit to Kendal on Hudson

The best gift we saved for last, and that’s a visit with you! If your grandchildren live far away, buy them a plane ticket to come to see you. If you live at Kendal on Hudson, we welcome all family members for a visit. Your family can enjoy the activities within the community and beyond.

Besides the activities at Kendal on Hudson, there’s plenty to see and do outside of the community. Kendal on Hudson is in close proximity to New York City and is only a short 30-minute train ride to the city. Located in Sleepy Hollow, which is one of the Hudson River Towns, there are many exciting places to explore.


If you want to learn more about the Hudson River Towns and receive ideas on where to dine and explore, download our free guide Hop Aboard and Sail Away: Top 12 Places to Visit in the Historic Hudson River Towns.

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