Personalized grandson gift ideas

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Personalized grandson gift ideas
A personilized wristwatch can be a great gift idea for a grandson. (gold wrist watch image by jcpjr from Fotolia.com)

Personalised gifts are a great way to show a family member you care. Furthermore, personalised gifts can be a nice keepsake that a recipient can hold on to for years. This is especially true for a gift from grandparents to a grandson. Such gifts can be cherished by the grandson into his later years. It is important with such gifts that it be something that will last for many years and also something of value.

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Wristwatch

A personalised wristwatch can be a very appropriate personalised gift for a grandson. This is especially true of older grandchildren about to embark on a landmark life experience such as high-school or college graduation or a first professional job. A wristwatch is a great companion to such a transition as, in many ways, it symbolises a transition into adulthood. The personalised message or a name can be placed on the reverse side of the face of the watch or on the clasp.

Pocket Knife

A personalised pocket knife is also an appropriate gift for a grandson. Pocket knives, particularly well-crafted, high-quality pocket knives can be passed down for generations and have a nostalgic element to them, as they are reminiscent of a time when such gifts carried a practical application. In modern times, they are, obviously, more decorative and probably have little practical use. For a grandfather to a grandson, especially, the gift can symbolise a masculine connection between male generations. This gift is great for men of all ages, but can be particularly symbolic for a grandson who is an adolescent or older child as a type of coming-of-age present.

Money Clip or Wallet

A personalised money clip or wallet can be a great gift for an older grandchild. Similar to a wristwatch, this can be a great gift symbolising a transition into adulthood, particularly for a recent graduate or a grandson who has just landed his first professional or long-term job. This gift is more appropriate for a smaller personalisation such as the grandson's name or initials or possibly a brief message from the grandparents.

Backpack

During the school year, children spend a significant portion of their days at school and are rarely without their backpack. A quality backpack with the child's name on it can be a useful gift the child will have potentially years of use for.

Sports Jersey

Many sports paraphernalia companies allow customers to personalise sports jerseys by selecting the name that will appear on the back of the jersey. This gift can be for boys of all ages, but especially younger boys interested in sports.

Blanket

Give an especially young boy a blanket with his name on it. Such blankets can be appropriate for babies to younger children.

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