6 gifts that bridge the distance

What to get when you can't be there but still care enough to send the very best.

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The holidays can be challenging for grandparents who won’t be sitting by the tree when kids open their presents. If you can’t be there, you can still make sure the kids feel your presence. When selecting gifts, focus on the personal and meaningful; steer away from the latest toys that they will use and set aside before you see them again.

The following suggestions can help you start new traditions and create lasting memories for your grandchildren.

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