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Old 09-22-2017, 11:33 AM
 
Location: FL.
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Granddaughter gets home today and we're making first visit;

Question: whats appropriate for gifts if any?
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Old 09-23-2017, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Ask them what they need.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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They may have made a gift registry.
If you can afford it, try to help them with more expensive basics, like a twin stroller, cribs or car seats.
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:02 AM
 
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YOUR TIME.


Offer to cook, clean, launder, watch the babies while the parents have to run out to get something. Basically offer to do all the things that the parents don't have time for anymore, or that they sacrifice sleep to do. Having twins is not twice as hard, it's more like 4X as hard. You could also bring supper over.


When the sleep schedule is established, offer to sit with them during their naps so parents can have some time off/out. If you want some play time with them, say so, and I'm sure the parents will be happy to stay out past the normal wake-up time for you.


If you're around a lot and get involved in the babies day-to-day care, that's worth more than any physical or monetary gift.


If you can't be around or spare time, then you can offer to pay for the cribs, diapers, formula (if any), car seats, strollers, changing equipment, etc. The parents will want to pick these things out, but you can be a wallet if you want.


If you don't want to spend a lot, a soft and safe (made with organic/safe/non-dye/etc.) might become your grandkids' lovies, or they might just end up on the shelf. You never know.
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Maybe a nice baby book to record the family information as well as the babies progress.
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:24 PM
 
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Restaurant gift cards so they can get takeout.
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:41 PM
 
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Whoops. I see you're the great-grandma! Congrats!
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:44 PM
 
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I vote for blanket or stuffed animal. One of our twin's lovies is a blanket knitted by his great-grandma.
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Old 12-18-2017, 10:07 PM
 
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We got them two sturdy high chairs and two years later my daughter is still thanking us.
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