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Gifts for Grandparents

  • blurb.com

    The Ultimate Photo Book
    A photo album is nice, but a Blurb photo album is beyond. By downloading free easy-to-use software, you can create a professional-looking, bound photo book that blows the ones with cellophane sleeves out of the water. (Books start at $12.95, blurb.com)

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  • Cover Art
    PrintArtKids creates cute personalized paper products from your kid's masterpieces, like this small spiral notebook. Every time Grandma makes a grocery list or scribbles a phone message, she'll think of your budding Picasso. (3 notebooks for $29.95, printartkids.com)

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  • etsy.com

    Good Side
    Capture that wee profile in a customized silhouette Christmas ornament, one for each grandbaby. As the years go on, have fun trying to remember whose side view is whose. ($20, etsy.com)

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  • smittens.biz

    I Want to Hold Your Hand
    Cozy-cute Smittens let you hold hands inside a mitten, perfect for snowy walks with a little one. ($34, smittens.biz)

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  • A Little Birdie
    Grandma's nest is always full, so she'll love this charm bracelet full of personalized birds for each grandchild. A great gift to go in on together! ($135, etsy.com)

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  • skype.com

    Long-Distance Love
    If there are many miles between you and your parents or in-laws, Skype is your new best friend. Give grandparents the opportunity to see your kids regularly on the computer with this fun, foolproof webcam. ($24.99, skype.com)

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  • On the Calendar
    The new photo calendars from Minted, printed on high-quality textured paper, let you choose from a slew of gorgeous, modern styles, submitted by designers and chosen through user voting. ($29, minted.com)

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  • Sketched Out
    Send in a photo, and this Etsy artist will create a black and white sketch that captures this uber-cute moment in time. ($150, etsy.com)

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  • In a Flash
    Grandpa upgraded to a digicam, but he can never find the cord to upload the photos. This memory card has built-in wi-fi, so it beams images to his computer automatically as soon as he walks in the door. ($49.99, eye.fi)

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  • Rock of Love
    If your parents or in-laws are gardeners, they'll love personalizing their green space with these smooth river rocks—one for each member of the family. (set of 10 for $106, etsy.com)

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  • uncommongoods.com

    Blanketed With Love
    Love the idea of a memory quilt made with treasured clothing but missed the day they covered sewing in home- ec? This kit makes it easy. Either stitch it together yourself, using pre-cut pieces and easy instructions, or, for an additional fee, send your heirlooms away to be quilted together by a pro. ($68, uncommongoods.com)

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  • Fine Art Jewelry
    Your child's scribbles, er, examples of early artistic genius, can be made into a one-of-a-kind necklace for Grandma.($45, etsy.com)

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  • Hers and Hers
    Gram's specialty? Christmas cookies—and having the patience to tolerate spillage when baking with little kids. These ruffly aprons will save their outfits, if not the floor. ($71 for set, uncommongoods.com)

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  • Forget those birthstone rings. These double sterling bands from Nelle and Lizzy are a nice way to give your mom or MIL something chic to celebrate her grandkids. ($72; nelleandlizzy.com)

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  • The Selphy CP760, a compact little printer that doesn't need a computer to print out photos, is ideal if your mom is tech-phobic. Just plug your USB cord or pop your memory card directly into the printer and wait for the keepsakes to come pouring out. ($100; usa.canon.com)

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  • There's a reason Dale and Thomas popcorn is such a hit with Oprah, and their newest offering is equally delish. Popsters—chocolate and peanut-butter-covered popcorn—comes in a package of five snack-size bags and makes a sweet treat. (Shop daleandthomas.com for gift ideas.)

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  • If one grandparent stays up reading, the nifty Lightwedge keeps the peace. It brightens the page but not the room. ($35, amazon.com)

    In Theories of Everything, a 30-year collection of her cartoons, Roz Chast takes a wry look at middle age—and everything else. ($20, amazon.com)

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