Gift Guide To Our Holiday Picks for Parents and Grandparents
The Carolina Parent staff, in collaboration with our sister publications Charlotte Parent and Piedmont Parent, chose these items from top product lists, personal favorites, recommendations and product samples. Here's wishing you and yours a happy holiday!
MOMS & DADS
Desktop Driver Car Mouse – So it's not a full-size sports car, but with its aerodynamic body and convenient scrolling wheel, it's the perfect desktop
companion for any avid auto enthusiast. In red. $39, orvis.com.
Photo to Canvas – Take a prized family photo and turn it into a canvas portrait for the home. Photos from Facebook or Instagram can be uploaded and turned into stretched canvas artwork. 10-by-13-inch canvas, $69, allpopart.com.
Car Wash Gift Certificates – A car with kids always needs a little extra TLC to get all the crumbs, spills and mud wiped away. Car wash coupons help keep cars tidy all year. Prices vary depending on location.
X-Mini II Capsule Speaker – Though small enough to fit in your pocket, these portable speakers put out some sensational sound. $49.90, x-mini.com.
Custom Cases – Create a custom case for a smartphone or tablet using your own photos or sample designs. Upload photos from your computer, Instagram or Facebook. $35 and up, custom.case-mate.com.
It's a Wonderful Life ? This two-disc collector's set is perfect gift for fans of this 1947 holiday classic starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. $12.98, amazon.com.
Print Art Kids ? Reproduce the kids' masterpieces on notepads, note cards, address labels, gift labels and more. $12.95 and up, printartkids.com.
Shutterfly Photo Book ? Create a brag book filled with adorable photos of the grandkids. $12.99 and up, shutterfly.com.
Vase Painting Kit ? The kids will love making these fun, painted keepsakes for Grandma or Grandpa. Ages 8+. Each kit comes with four vases. $30, familygamesamerica.com.
Mixed Pipe Cleaner Ornament Kit ? Perfect for little hands. Make four ornaments for your tree — or the one at thegrandparents' house. $19.99, lullubee.com.