50 Amazing Holiday Gift Ideas for Grandparents

If you're looking for holiday gift ideas that the most loving people in your life really want, we've got the full range, from cuddly Christmas gifts for grandparents to over-the-top adventurous gear. Grab the wrapping paper!

Something to keep their minds spry

Holiday-Gifts-for-grandparentsCourtesy NeuroBox
Walkable neighborhoods can really help improve cognition, and so can NeuroBox. This brain-performance monthly subscription box is packed with everything seniors need to stay focused and nimble-minded.

The gift that helps find all the other gifts

gpsCourtesy Chipolo
If the grandparent in your life has a habit of losing things like keys, a Chipolo Plus is one of the best holiday gifts for them. It's a Bluetooth tracking chip that allows just about anything to be found, so long as it's easily attached.

For the glitz-obsessed "Glamma"

braceletCourtesy Swarovski
She's not a grandma, but a "Glamma," and everyone knows the best Christmas gifts for grandparents of this variety are sparkly. The Swarovski Remix Collection features magnetic closures to simplify her life, and whimsical designs she'll want to wear every single day.

If Grandpa likes to retire to the bath

bathcourtesy toilettree products
Adding some energizing essential oils to his bath is a great idea, but he probably wants to grab a book and a warm cup of something and stay in there a while—after all, he's earned it. This bamboo bath caddy fits most bathtubs, easily holds whatever your grandparents want to bring in, and casually safeguards them from the dreaded phone-in-tub experience that happens to way too many of us.

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Adorable matching socks for him and her

socksCourtesy DeadSoxy
They say couples start to look the same and dress alike as they age, so why not give that reality a little boost with these adorably identical matching couples socks from Dead Soxy? It turns out wearing socks to bed is healthy too.

Something for Grandma to carry all her treats in

BagCourtesy Quilted Koala
This versatile, large East West tote by Quilted Koala is large enough to fit all the snacks Grandma wants to carry everywhere and then some.

Something to energize their mornings

Coffeevia amazon.com
Tell Grandpa to try our calorie-free coffee hacks with this delicious Brooklyn Roasting Company Fair Trade Certified Mocha Java Coffee.

The coolest houseplants for the coolest grandparents

Plantscourtesy sharper image
Did you know houseplants create cleaner air and better health? They do, which is why this Levitating Fern gift is not just futuristic and fun, but a great health-conscious present for grandparents.

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Cozy, warm slippers

Slipperscourtesy UGG
Grandpa will certainly love you for keeping his tootsies toasty in these UGG men's sheepskin slippers. Can you imagine anythng cozier than pairing these with our fluffy hot chocolate recipe and some time in front of the fireplace?

Something to tire the grandkids out with a smile

bikeCourtesy Fisher Price
If the grandparents in your life are active, health-enthusiast types who also love to babysit, they'll go wild for this Fisher Price Think & Learn Smart Cycle toddler bike parked next to their top-notch Peloton spinning bikes. They'll bond with the little one, tire him or her out, and have the best photo opportunities anyone could ever ask for.

Towels that actually clean themselves

TowelCourtesy Silvon
If you've ever wondered how often you should really be washing your towels, the answer is pretty often if they're regular towels; these super cool and futuristic Silvon basics actually repel bacterial growth. The brand uses silver fibers in their linens to stop bacteria from living, reproducing, and spreading, which means the loved ones in your life can spend less time washing and more time living.

The gift of security

CameraCourtesy Blink Home Security
If Grandma or Grandpa doesn't feel entirely safe living on their own, a Blink ultra-affordable home security and video monitoring system could be the perfect fit. It's one of the best holiday gifts for grandparents who live independently, travel often, or even just want to look after their pets when they're not home. It's also great for adult children who want to keep a close eye on Mom and Dad.

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Paging Buzz Aldrin, we found your coat

Coatcourtesy Don Lourenso
Just kidding, we can't say that Buzz is wearing this coat, but we can say this fun, versatile raincoat by 13-ONE uses NASA-developed space technology to create lightweight jackets that also keep people warm. It'll be fun to wear while you show Grandpa these cool photos of snow from space.

For the pet-loving grandparents

Leashvia chacos.com
Maybe they're empty-nesters in the sense that their children have grown and left, but there are a lot of serious health benefits to owning a dog, which is why they'll love a personalized leash from Chaco. They'll be able to choose colors, prints, and more for their furry friend.

Sophisticated snacking is never a bad idea

Aiolicourtesy Stonewall Kitchen
If the people on your list love to snack (who doesn't?), they'll be over the moon for this Stonewall Kitchen Aioli Set. If you're wondering, aioli is the best chef's secret to mind-blowing grilled cheese.

High fives for positivity

Glovescourtesy Life Is Good
Positive thinking actually helps curb the aging process, which is why these Life is Good gloves are such a bright, cheery, and affordable holiday gift this season. They'll be happy enough to high-five you in gratitude. The gloves are text-friendly too.

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A gift that'll make them float with happiness

Creamvia ahava.com
Did you know the Dead Sea is one of the most amazing places to visit in Israel? If the grandparents can't make it there to reap the healing benefits of the crystal-clear salt lake's mud and water, they'll definitely love an AHAVA Mud Rich Moments gift set.

For steak lovers

Knife-sharpenerCourtesy Meater by Apption Labs
If Gramps is constantly grilling and cooking temperature-sensitive meats, he'll go wild for Meater, a Wi-Fi-enabled high-tech meat monitor that'll nearly guarantee the best steaks, burgers, and roasts of his life. It's especially great for people over 65, who should never eat extra rare meat.

Hotel-worthy bedding

beddingCourtesy Home by Jennifer Adams
One of the best Christmas gift ideas for grandparents this season is something to improve their sleep and overall comfort, like a set of Jennifer Adams Lux Collection Sheets. Pair the set with these sleep tricks and they'll be counting sheep in no time.

A spa-scented home

Diffusercourtesy Tocca
If Grandma loves time at the spa, luxurious scents, and using aromatherapy and essential oils for calming anxiety, she'll love this Tocca diffuser set.

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A classic sip

LiquorCourtesy Laphroaig Scotch
If the grandparent in your life is the type to sit back and enjoy sipping Scotch, Laphroaig 10 Year Old is a great single malt for stuffing in their stocking.

Beautiful baubles are sure to please

NecklaceCourtesy Stella Dot
If Grandma likes a little glitz, she'll likely love a Stella & Dot Eve Bib Necklace. Use these tips to perfectly accessorize any outfit, according to fashion stylists.

The scent of sophistication

Perfumecourtesy Salvatore Ferragamo
If grandpa is the type to wear clean-cut, sophisticated ensembles and takes pride in his personal grooming, he'll be head over heels for this Salvatore Ferragamo UOMO fragrance gift set. If you're wondering, this is the difference between cologne and perfume.

Simplicity is good

ShirtCourtesy Pact Apparel
Quality underpinnings like soft tees and underwear are always a hit for modern grandfathers, and they'll love the ultra-wearable Pact crewnecks for layering.

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A core-engaging way to sit

chairvia gaiam.com
If they're known to sit at their desk or in a chair all day, there's a chance their posture is suffering. A core-engaging balance disk from Gaiam gently works abs and improves posture because it forces you to subtly engage core muscles. The best part: There's no need to get out of your chair—to order it or to use it.

For particularly brainy grandparents

Puzzlesvia readersdigeststore.com
Give this collection of crosswords, word searches, trivia, and numerical games to keep your grandparents' minds young and agile. Mind Stretchers is also perfect for long car rides, flights, and anywhere else they might want to kill some time with mental fitness. The only way to top this one is to add in a meal full of brain-boosting foods.

Fit grandparents will love this

Baby-carriagecourtesy weeride
If they're fit types who love spending time with their grandchildren, they'll love keeping a WeeRide 3 in 1 Bike Trailer/Jogger/Stroller. It can attach to just about any adult bike as a trailer to take up to two grandchildren for Disney-worthy rides around the neighborhood, or detaches to be a jogger or regular stroller. It'll get years of use, as it fits a variety of children's sizes and stages.

For the wine lover

WineCourtesy coravin
If the grandparents in your life enjoy a sophisticated sip of wine from time to time because science says it boosts their creativity, but hate the idea of ruining an entire bottle just to pour a glass or two, they'll obsess over the Coravin Model Two Elite Wine Preservation Opener. It uses patented technology to access and pour wine from a bottle without pulling the cork. It's also easier to use than the standard corkscrew, which means grandparents won't call you to do it for them (but there's a chance you'll ask to "borrow" theirs).

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Something he'll wear every day

ShirtCourtesy Mizzen Main
A Mizzen + Main polo is the comfortable, elegant shirt Gramps will want to wear every day, and he'll look like a star in it too.

The chicest rain boots

BootsCourtesy Alice Whittles
If she's the grandest dame in town, she'll enjoy the gift of dry, comfortable feet in style. These classic black and white Alice + Whittles ankle rain boots are the chicest in town, and will pair nicely with that NASA-designed rain coat we mentioned earlier.

The warmest gloves

GlovesCourtesy Outdoor research
These Outdoor Research Men's Extravert Gloves are exactly what Grandpa needs to get out there and shovel, play, collect snow to make maple syrup taffy, or just make the most of the winter months. They feature both goat leather and water-resistant materials, and the only thing missing is the travel mug of his favorite coffee.

A trendy jacket for the grandest-ma

JacketCourtesy DG2
She'll love this metallic Foil Print Moto Jacket by DG2 Diane Gilman because it layers well and offers some of her shiny personality to the rest of the population.

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Toasty sweaters to warm his heart

SweaterCourtesy TJ Maxx
Bundle Grandpa, Poppy, or Pops up in Italian-made sweaters from T.J.Maxx for less money than you'd think. He'll appreciate the warmth and your thrifty behavior.

An easier way to feed Fido

Dogcourtesy reachabowl
They probably love having their cuddly rescue dogs at home, but bending down for dog bowls a few times a day can be a challenge for those suffering from back pain and achy joints. Reachabowl is a dog bowl set that comes with a handle so almost no bending is required, and simplifies the lives of dog-owning grandparents everywhere.

For the ones with an open-door policy

Traycourtesy Easy Tiger
Maybe the grandparents in your life have a stop-over-anytime policy that is an absolute life saver for your family, and they have a food policy that matches. They'll love this Easy Tiger Consider Yourself Served tray for the coffee table, kitchen island, or anywhere else kids and grandkids may be prone to grabbing healthy snacks.

A simpler way to enjoy something they already do

Tooth-brushCourtesy FOREO
Grandma and Grandpa are already brushing their teeth each morning and night, which is why they'll love the FOREO ISSA Rechargeable Toothbrush. It comes in a bunch of fun colors, but also features bacteria-resistant silicone bristles, and a super easy-to-grip handle that makes oral care a cinch. It also gets a full 365 uses on a single charge, so they'll never have to worry about having enough battery on their trips to your house or anywhere else, and they'll be thrilled with healthy, whiter teeth.

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Nostalgia, beauty, and charity combined

KiehlsCourtesy Kiehls
They'll love the Disney x Kiehl's Hydration Essentials gift set for the fact that it leaves most skin types perfectly hydrated and smooth, plus includes a totally necessary vitamin E and aloe vera lip balm for those biting winter days. The best part is that your purchase helps secure 212 meals for Feeding America, a charity the grandparents will love supporting.

Even if he's the quiet type

Sneakerscourtesy Vionic
Grandpa will have a lot to say after he gets a pair of super comfy and supportive Vionic walking shoes. They feature biomechanical support, durable leather, and everything he'll need to encourage him to get out there for a post-dinner stroll, especially because walking is great for burning fat.

Museum-worthy memories

framesvia canvaspop.com
They'll love your photo images printed on gallery-quality canvas to hang on their walls, and you can easily create museum-level memories with CanvasPop, ranging from framed wall prints to collages.

Warm, snow-worthy boots

Bootscourtesy Kamik
Grandma won't mind getting messy in the snow with the grandkids in these Kamik Starling winter boots. She'll be able to stay out for a long time with dry feet—long enough to work up an appetite for one of our hot drinks for cool days.

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Is that her natural color? We won't tell.

Shampoocourtesy aveda
Probably not, if we're being honest. Rather than having Nana run to the salon all the time for touch-ups, help her preserve her hair color longer by using the right products. She'll love the Aveda A Gift of Vibrant Hair set, and her colorist will be impressed too.

Modern hats and gloves are always a hit

Hat-glovescourtesy Verloop
One of the easiest ways to update Grandma's look is by swapping out her accessories. Give her winter accessories a breath of fresh, cozy air with this color blocked hat by Verloop and the matching fingerless gloves. Matching hat and glove sets are always great holiday gift ideas that end up being used and loved on a daily basis.

Light the fire of appreciation

Matchescourtesy Skeem
Sometimes the best holiday gifts for grandparents are just the ones that make life so much easier, like these extra long fireplace matches from Skeem Design. If you'd like to get the flames going before the family unwraps gifts this year, try reading our guide to starting a fireplace fire easily.


For the practical beauty

NecklaceCourtesy Eyebobs
If Grandma is a style queen but always misplacing her reading glasses, she'll fawn over these eyebobs "Link Out Loud" chain-style eyeglass straps. As if she really needed yet another way to prove she's the chicest one in the family.

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Because life is busy

mugCourtesy Plum Punch
Not everyone gets to retire with nothing to do, which is why the grandparents in your life will probably love sipping their favorite morning beverage from this Plum & Punch ceramic "Pause" mug. With all the great health benefits of black tea, Grandma can sip this little beauty all day.

The jacket you may want to steal from Grandpa

Jacketcourtesy outdoor research
If Grandpa has been known to complain about wearing bulky, heavy coats he will likely fall in love with the Outdoor Research Ascendant Jacket. It's easily layered for the coldest days of the year, but on more temperate days the midweight active insulation technology offers weather protection, breathability for his long health-improving walks, and next-level comfort.


A travel mug that doesn't spill or leak

Mugcourtesy Newell brands
After you've loaded them up with the greatest jackets and poshest sweaters, the last thing the grandparents need is to spill their coffee in the car. They'll love the Contigo Autoseal Astor Stainless Steel travel mugs for preserving their best outfits, their sanity, and keeping their drinks super warm (or cold!) for hours at a time. If you don't buy this gift, you'll need to read our tips on how to get rid of coffee stains.

For thinning hair
lightcourtesy nutrastim

Thinning hair is a common complaint for both men and women as they age, which is why the grandparents on your list may appreciate this Nutrastim Laser Hair Comb. It's easy to use and FDA-cleared to stimulate hair growth from the root.

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A perfume she'll love

Perfumecourtesy Narciso Rodriguez

It's time to update Nan's scent to something younger and more vibrant, and scents are always among the top holiday gift ideas. The Narciso Rodriguez For Her Flor Musc Eau de Parfum Set has the floral notes she loves with modern, zippier notes that'll shave years off her vibe.

Slippers she'll never want to take off

Slipperscourtesy Vionic

These festive Juniper slippers by Vionic are lined with ultra-cozy faux fur and feature solids and patterns that are perfect for the holidays and year-round wear. She'll never want to take them off. Next up, don't miss these 100 Christmas gift ideas for people who are impossible to shop for.

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