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Holiday Gift Ideas For Kids And Grandkids (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   Evan Allis   First Posted: 11/14/11 08:28 AM ET   Updated: 11/14/11 03:24 PM ET

If you're a parent or a grandparent, you know how hard it can be to shop for young kids and teens.

Even though young people can rattle off a list of must-have items without much prying, accommodating a request for a pony or a convertible is usually out of the question, and thus, adults often find themselves in a rut when it comes to gift-giving around the holiday season.

Have no fear! In preparation for the lines, bargains and all around mania that has come to characterize the holiday shopping experience, Huff/Post50 has compiled our list of sure-to-up-your-cool-factor gift ideas for parents and grandparents tasked with shopping for a young person:

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Young kids love to draw and paint. A gift of colored pencils, water colors or pastels will encourage playtime and creativity.
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