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
Walkable neighborhoods can really help improve cognition, and so can Neuro Coffee, an all-natural artisanal coffee that incorporates antioxidants said to help support neuron growth and repair. Grandma and Grandpa can simply sip their favorite cup of joe to enhance their obviously already wonderful wisdom.
The gift that helps find all the other gifts
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”
She’s not a grandma, but a “Glamma,” and everyone knows the best Christmas gifts for grandparents of this variety are sparkly. The Chico’s Women’s Reversible Leopard-Print Collar Necklace features dual-sided design and bold elegance she’ll want to wear every day.
If Grandpa likes to retire to the bath
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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.
Adorable matching socks for him and her
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 Fun Socks? Pick from whales, ice cream cones, and other fun prints to wow their feet. Here are the Amazon Prime Gifts for everyone on your list.
Something to energize their mornings
Tell Grandpa to try this delicious Brooklyn Roasting Company Fair Trade Certified Mocha Java Coffee. It’ll give him all the Brooklyn nostalgia he’s been craving, plus a kick in the gourmet coffee pants.
The best maple syrup for pancakes at Grandma’s
Grandma is worthy of better than the usual grocery store stuff; this year treat her to an especially scrumptious Maple Guild Organic Vanilla Bean Infused Vermont Syrup. It’s the steam-crafted and sweet answer to the best pancakes, coffee, and whatever else she’s cooking up. Don’t miss these other food gifts that aren’t fruitcake.
Something to tire the grandkids out with a smile
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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
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 Wamsutta Perfect Soft MICRO COTTON Bath Towels actually stains, which is major for just about everyone.
The gift of security
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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. Don’t miss these tech gifts you’ll want to keep for yourselves.
Supermodel Grandma, we found your jacket
This fun, versatile French Terry Moto Zip Jacket by Soma is cleverly constructed for maximum comfort, easy wear, washability, and a flattering fit. She’ll wear it with just about everything.
For the pet-loving grandparents
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. Here are some more of the best holiday gifts for animal lovers.
High fives for positivity
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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.
A gift that’ll make them float with happiness
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
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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. Find out the best all-American holiday gifts for everyone on your list.
One of the best Christmas gift ideas for grandparents this season is something to improve their sleep and overall comfort, like a set of Gryphon Home Comfort Washed Sheets.
A spa-scented home
If Grandma loves time at the spa, luxurious scents, and using aromatherapy and essential oils, she’ll love this Nest Fragrances Reed Diffuser in Grapefruit.
A fashion-forward way to see things
If the grandparent in your life isn’t the type to carry reading glasses to each and every restaurant, surprise her with a Moderne Monocle in Harlow Rose Gold. It looks like a gorgeous necklace, but the gem-like pendant is actually a looking glass capable of magnifying just like a pair of reading glasses—and available in the perfect strength for her.
A beautiful bauble for Nana
If Nana loves her title dearly, she’ll be thrilled when she receives a Hallmark Jewelry Sterling Silver Nana Pink Crystal Heart Pendant Necklace.
The scent of sophistication
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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.
For the brightest smiles
If they’ve spent a lifetime sipping coffee, tea, wine, and cola, they’ll love this Smile Direct Club bright on Teeth Whitening Kit with LED Accelerator Light. It’ll help them effortlessly turn back years on their smiles, encouraging a lot more family photos. Check out the Amazon products they’ll definitely use every day, too.
A core-engaging way to sit
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
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.
Outdoorsy grandparents will love this
If they’re known to spend time outdoors, head to the sports games of little ones, or even just catch up on yard duties, they’ll love you for a lifetime when you give them Heat Holders Gloves. They’re designed to create an insulated pocket of warm air around skin to keep those wonderfully grand hands warm and soft.
For the wine lover
If the grandparents in your life enjoy a sophisticated sip of wine from time to time, 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).
Something he’ll wear every day
A Lands’ End Men’s Mesh Short Sleeve Polo Shirt is the comfortable, elegant shirt Gramps will want to wear every day, and he’ll look like a star in it too. Be sure to check out these gifts for men that’ll make you look like a hero.
The sturdiest gloves
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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.
The most sensible lighting option
The Philips Hue White Starter Kit helps his home become a “smart” room, allowing him to relax in bed, and turn his lights off by voice if they’re paired with the right app, control them with his phone, and generally do everything that needs to be done with lights without having to put in much effort at all. These smart home devices are worth every penny.
Toasty sweaters to warm his heart
Bundle Grandpa, Poppy, or Pops up in one of these hysterically old school and almost-silly Tipsy Elves holiday sweaters for less money than you’d think. He’ll appreciate the warmth and your thrifty behavior, and you’ll appreciate the timeless family photos.
An easier way to feed Fido
They probably love having their cuddly rescue dogs at home, but those long walks can overly tax painful joints. Simplify their excursions by giving a Dogipack, one of our favorite gifts for animal lovers, so they can free up their hands and energy.
For healthy grandparents
Maybe the grandparents in your life have a stop-over-anytime policy that is an absolute lifesaver for your family, and they have a food policy that matches. They’ll love when you load them up with a few big bags of Blue Diamond Almonds, Oven Roasted Cocoa Dusted Almond—they’re the healthy protein-filled treat that taste too delicious to be true (but they are!).
A simpler way to enjoy something they already do
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.
Beauty and simplicity, combined
They’ll love the Kiehl’s Mighty Moisture Set for the fact that it leaves most skin types perfectly hydrated and smooth, plus it’s easy for both Grandpa and Grandma to use.
Even if he’s the quiet type
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. Here are some more gifts for fitness lovers.
Stories for a lifetime
Grandma and Grandpa will love the humorous, heroic, and inspiring stories inside every issue of Reader’s Digest. Right now you can give an unlimited number of gift subscriptions for only $10 each. You save 74 percent off the cover price.
Warm, snow-worthy boots
Is that her natural color? We won’t tell.
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 Color Conserve shampoo and conditioner set, and her colorist will be impressed too.
Modern hats and gloves are always a hit
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
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.
For the bold beauty
If Grandma is a style queen but always in need of her favorite readers, she’ll fawn over these Eyebobs Peckerhead reading glasses. As if she really needed yet another way to prove she’s the chicest one in the family. Don’t miss the ultimate gift guide for everyone on your list.
The coat you’ll want to steal from Grandma
If Grandma has been known to complain about wearing bulky, heavy coats she will likely fall in love with the Chico’s Belted Faux-Fur Trench Coat. It’s easily layered for the coldest days of the year, but on more temperate days the midweight protection offers weather protection, breathability, and endless style for her long health-improving walks, and next-level comfort.
A travel mug that doesn’t spill or leak
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.
For the no-cholesterol grandparent
Tell them they can actually eat these Hu Kitchen chocolate bars and enjoy them too—they’re vegan, Paleo-friendly, and totally cholesterol-free. One of the more popular gift sets comes in a variety of satiating flavors like cashew butter and hazelnut butter. Yum! If you’re lucky, they’ll share.
Gramp’s new favorite house shoes
It’s time to update Gramp’s slippers to a plush, love-worthy pair he’ll never want to take off. These Lamo Men’s Scuff Slippers are cozy-soft to step into and affordable for you to buy.
A bath set she’ll love sinking into
This Rituals The Ritual of Dao Calming Gift Set includes everything they’ll need to sink into a relaxing home spa day, which will probably be needed if the grandkids are hanging around a lot. Next up, don’t miss these 100 Christmas gift ideas for people who are impossible to shop for.
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