You have Mom’s gift under the tree. Dad’s gift is wrapped and ready. But what about Grandma? You may know your mom’s likes and dislikes like the back of your hand, and you may hear Dad talk about his new favorite hobby incessantly, but what do you buy for your grandmother this holiday season?
What can you give her that’s really going to show that you appreciate all those homemade cookies and other endless eats whenever you go over to her house? How do you give back to the woman who is not only responsible for you being on this planet, but also your awesome mom or dad?
Sure, grandmas can be difficult to shop for. Either they already seem to have it all plus more, or they’re an enigma wrapped in wrinkle cream and mothball-scented sweaters. We have a few gift ideas, though, to help you out.
Christmas Gifts for the Stylish Grandma
Are you constantly impressed by your grandma’s classy and classic style? Then accent her look — or her home — with one of these best gifts.
1. Nordstrom’s Moonlight Pajamas
These pajamas from Nordstrom are a best seller, and it’s easy to see why. They’re comfy, classic and oh-so-luxurious. So, assist your grandma in trading up from her cotton pj’s that have seen better days, with these pajamas that come in six different sizes and in more than 10 fun colors and patterns, from a fun floral to an exciting animal print.
2. Marble Tic-Tac-Toe Game Set
This incredibly stylish home decor gift set is just the thing for the grandmother who really does have it all but who will always swing for a new little home accent when she finds something she loves. This classic tic-tac-toe game gets an upgrade with this white marble finish, making it the perfect addition to a coffee table or side table in the formal living room.
3. Soho Floral Arts Roses in a Box
Fresh flowers liven up any space, but they fade so quickly. Give your Grandma a bouquet that’ll last up to a year. These roses in a box from Soho Floral Arts are real roses imported from Europe, but they’re treated with a special preservation process that ensures they last for months.
4. CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan
Just because your grandma loves her sweaters, that doesn’t mean she has to sacrifice style. Gift her this cozy cardigan that’s just as classy as she is. Another top-rated, great gift from Nordstrom, this cardigan comes in three sizes and eight neutral colors.
5. So Good Fluffy Slippers
Make sure Grandma is stylish even when she’s just padding around in her favorite slippers — or rather, her new favorite pair of slippers, courtesy of you. These fluffy, faux fur slides come in three colors and are under $50 when you order them from Amazon.
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Christmas Gifts for the Grandma Who Needs a Hobby
Is Grandma running out of things to do between visiting the library, watching her soaps and bickering with your grandpa to keep an eye on his cholesterol? Then give her something new with which to occupy her time, with one of these perfect gifts.
6. Taste of Europe Cheese Gift Crate
Did your grandparents love to travel before the pandemic hit? Then help them enjoy one of the best parts of traveling — the food! — with this Taste of Europe cheese gift crate from Williams Sonoma. Packed in an elegant wooden box and shipped chilled, it comes with four different types of cheeses and an array of dried fruits and nuts. It’s just the thing to keep Grandma occupied for the afternoon.
7. Petit Point Kit
If your grandma is already into crocheting or knitting but is looking to expand her crafting further, give her this crafting kit, so she can try her hand at the art of needlepoint. The kit comes with everything she’ll need, including eight skeins of mini cotton, a canvas, pattern and a sewing needle.
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8. A New Yarn Bowl
But if your grandma would rather attempt finishing that blanket or sweater that she’s not worked on for years, consider spurring her to action with a new yarn bowl from Uncommon Goods. This personalized option can be engraved with her name. The hooked slot keeps yarn from tangling, and the overall craftsmanship of this handmade bowl is unparalleled.
9. Paint by Numbers Kit
But if Grandma isn’t into textiles, you can always equip her with some paint and canvas and let her get to work creating art that way. This paint by numbers kit is just the thing for beginners and comes with everything she’ll need to create a beautiful portrait of her favorite garden visitor.
Personalized Gifts for Grandma
One thing you know grandma loves? Her grandkids and, if you have tots of your own running around, her great-grandkids. Help her stay connected to them with one of these thoughtful gifts.
10. Custom Silhouette Art
This artwork ticks a few boxes. It fits in with just about any decor, so you don’t need to worry about matching grandma’s shag carpet from the 70s or her bright floral wallpaper. It’s easy to order but still incredibly personal. It’s also an affordable gift, starting at under $40.
All you do is upload a family photo of yourself and/or your siblings as children (or your own children, or another loved one), and then an artist creates this amazingly personal silhouette.
11. Grandchildren Name Necklace
This beautiful necklace comes in both gold and silver variants and is made up of a series of rings on a chain. You can include up to five rings on a necklace, and each ring boasts up to four names of people in the family, whether you want to include the entire crew, just the children, just the grandkids — whatever your personalizing, gift-giving heart fancies.
12. Birthstone Cascade Necklace
Don’t care for adding all those names or worry about leaving someone out? Or just have too many family members to add? Then go with a birthstone cascade necklace from Etsy. Just include all of the birthstones of those that Grandma loves most, for a necklace that’s beautiful and personalized, but discreetly so.
13. A Digital Photo Frame
Sure, it’s not exactly personalized in the way that the above favorite gifts are, but it is something that’ll let Grandma keep an eye on the family easily. Help her connect this digital picture frame to her WiFi and then let it do all the work.
You and all your family can email photos directly to the frame, and then they’ll just show up, like magic. You can even edit the photos to include captions and video content. Grandma barely has to lift a finger to enjoy fresh, regularly updated photos of her favorite people.
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Practical Gifts for Grandma
But is your grandma a stalwart, no-nonsense head of the family? If so, she may appreciate one of these practical gifts to make her life a little bit easier.
14. Dufy by Anker BoostIQ RoboVac
Let’s face it — Grandma’s getting a little too old to be lugging around that heavy vacuum cleaner. So, let someone — or rather, something — do the work for her.
This robotic vacuum cleaner will sweep up the entire house in under two hours. Sure, you’ll need to set it up for her and give her a quick tutorial on this new piece of tech, but the effort (and the $200 price tag) will be well worth it when you find out you’re saving her hours each week.
15. Silk Pillowcase Set
Silk pillowcases can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as help reduce hair loss, but we all know the real reason your grandma is going to love this gift. These pillowcases are just super-comfortable and incredibly luxurious. Plus, they’re easy on your wallet, at under $40.
16. Coravin Pivot Wine Preservation System
If Grandma and Grandpa just can’t party like they used to, help Grandma keep her favorite wines fresh for up to four weeks with this wine preservation system. She can enjoy a glass or two but then reseal the bottle for later use; no need to overindulge.
17. Five Two Ultimate Apron
This handy apron is a must-have for any grandma who’s a serious cook. Brought to you by the experts at Food52, it features built-in pot holders along the two bottom corners, multiple pockets, a conversion chart within one of those pockets, an adjustable neck strap, a hanging loop and extra-long waist ties. It’s also super-sturdy and durable.
18. A Classic Kettle
If your grandmother’s favorite tea kettle has seen better days, give her an upgrade with this option from Le Creuset. It comes in eight classic colors and goes perfectly with a set of Le Creuset mugs.
19. A New Instant Pot
If your grandma is looking for an easier way to get dinner on the table, introduce her to the Instant Pot. This option from The Pioneer Woman and Walmart comes with all the Instant Pot functionality that home cooks love, but also a grandma-approved floral design. She might be hesitant to try out this new tech at first, but soon she’ll love cooking up roasts, whole birds, soup’s teas, rice and more in just a fraction of the time.
Budget-Friendly Gifts for Grandma
A lot of the unique gifts listed above are on the budget-friendly side, but what if you’re really strapped for cash? If there’s little money left over in your holiday budget, look to one of these grandma-approved gifts, all of which are under $30.
20. Hand-Painted Keepsake Box
This lovely little handcrafted keepsake box is the perfect place for Nanna to store her knickknacks, jewelry, extra buttons, whatever. Open the lid for a sentimental surprise. The etching on the interior says, “Love that transcends the years.”
21. Tea Drop Sampler
This tea drop sampler box is just the thing for the grandma who loves a good cuppa. It includes six tea flavors, and you just drop the compact, pressed tea leaf capsule into your cup of hot water and watch it dissolve. There’s no scooping or seeping required. Your grandma gets to try several new flavors for an experience that lasts long after Christmas morning.
22. Personalized Recipe Box
If your grandma’s cherished family recipes are stored in a shoebox in the pantry, or just drifting around her house on scraps of notebook paper, help her to get organized with this gorgeous, personalized wooden recipe box that includes matching wooden dividers. It’s just the thing for the grandma who loves to cook but who isn’t quite that organized.
The best part? It starts at just $20.
23. Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden
If Grandma loves to garden, but her knees and back aren’t quite what they used to be, consider helping her bring her love for gardening indoors with these mason jar herb gardens that are compact and easy to use. Choose from basil, cilantro, mint, parsley and rosemary, or spring for a couple different herb varieties. Each jar is just $22.
24. Amazon Essentials Women’s Lightweight Water-Resistant Packable Puffer Vest
For the grandma who never misses her daily walk, rain or shine, offer her this lightweight, packable puffer vest that’ll keep her warm and dry in a range of weather. It’s stylish and looks high-end but is under $30, thanks to Amazon.
25. Prevention Subscription
If Grandma is aiming to get healthier this upcoming year, help her out with a print subscription to Prevention Magazine. It’s a gift that’ll keep on giving all year long, and she’ll always think of you when a new issue arrives in her mailbox.
Claim Your Spot as the Favorite Grandchild, With the Perfect Holiday Gift
We all want to be the favorite grandchild. Get a little bit closer this season with one of these 25 best gifts for Grandma.
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25 Best Gifts For Grandma:
- Nordstrom’s Moonlight Pajamas
- Marble Tic-Tac-Toe Game Set
- Soho Floral Arts Roses in a Box
- CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan
- So Good Fluffy Slippers
- Taste of Europe Cheese Gift Crate
- Petit Point Kit
- A New Yarn Bowl
- Paint by Numbers Kit
- Custom Silhouette Art
- Grandchildren Name Necklace
- Birthstone Cascade Necklace
- A Digital Photo Frame
- Dufy by Anker BoostIQ RoboVac
- Silk Pillowcase Set
- Coravin Pivot Wine Preservation System
- Five Two Ultimate Apron
- A Classic Kettle
- Instant Pot
- Hand-Painted Keepsake Box
- Tea Drop Sampler
- Personalized Recipe Box
- Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden
- Amazon Essentials Women’s Lightweight Water-Resistant Packable Puffer Vest
- Prevention Magazine Subscription