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25 Best Holiday Gifts for Grandma That She’ll Cherish

Here are 25 gifts for grandma that will brighten her day—and ensure she'll always have a special treat ready for you the next time you visit.

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Time to spoil grandma

If there’s one person you can always count on to spoil you with extra treats and fabulous presents, it’s Grandma. Now it’s your turn to do a little spoiling.

We’ve got gift ideas for the grandma who likes to cook, is looking for a new hobby, is always impeccably turned out and every type in between. These gifts for grandmothers are sure to win you the coveted spot of the favorite grandchild. Shopping for your parents? Don’t miss these gifts for mom.

Note: Prices listed were accurate as of press time; pricing fluctuations may occur.

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For the best memories: Aura Carver Smart Digital Picture Frame

$199

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Likely to become her most treasured gift, this digital picture frame is more than smart—it’s genius. Not only does it store and display an unlimited number of photos but it lets family members send new photos directly to the frame at any time. Too pricey? Check out these gifts for her under $50 instead.

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For the perfect brew: Nespresso Vertuo Next Single Serve Coffee & Espresso Machine with Aeroccino Milk Frother

$156.75

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Start her day right with the newest machine from the coffee masters at Nespresso. The Vertuo Next brews coffee in three different sizes and a carafe, along with espresso and double espresso. Plus, it comes with a milk frother so she can enjoy foamy, creamy cappuccinos and lattes without ever leaving the house. The Vertuo Next takes up very little room on her counter but ensures you will take up very much room in her heart. Shopping for your SO? Find out the most wanted holiday gifts for your wife.

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For huggers: Budsie Buddy Pillows

$39

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Watch Grandma’s face light up when she opens this gift and sees the smiling faces of the people she loves on huggable, custom pillows. Available in full-body, half-body, or head only, these pillows are the next best thing to actually being together. There’s no social distancing necessary, and it’s a comforting way for her to “hold” her grandchildren even when they can’t visit. Find more personalized gifts that really go the extra mile.

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For keeping it clean: simplehuman Touch-Free Rechargeable Sensor Liquid Soap Pump Dispenser

$59.99

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Sleek and practical, this touch-free dispenser is perfect for these times when cleanliness is a must. Available in a handful of stunning finishes, it stays free of germs and smudges and has a flexible silicone valve that snaps shut to prevent messy drips. Plus, it’s easy to refill with any liquid soap or sanitizer (simplehuman makes half a dozen soaps in delicious-smelling scents—and scent-free). If grandma is a generous soul, and of course she is, she’ll also love these beautiful gifts that give back.

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For piecing it together: Galison Michael Storrings Jazz Age Jigsaw Puzzle

$15.96

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Puzzles have become the hot trend, and this Art Deco beauty from award-winning illustrator Michael Storrings captures the magic of the early 20th-century jazz scene in New York City. The 1,000 piece puzzle is vibrant and colorful and is a great activity for grandma to do alone or with you. It’s challenging, fun, and worthy of being framed. These hardest jigsaw puzzles you can buy on Amazon will also help give her brain a workout.

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For cooking up a storm: Blue Diamond Triple Steel Cookware

$149.99

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This seven-piece set comes with pretty much everything she needs for cooking: stackable 8-inch and 11-inch frying pans with stay-cool handles, saute pan with lid, wok, slotted turner, and solid spoon—then doubles down on the benefits by making them non-stick, non-toxic, and safe for the dishwasher, oven, and broiler. Lightweight and easy to handle, the pans feature a diamond-infused ceramic coating that shows why diamonds truly are a girl’s best friend. Pair it with one of these 18 kitchen gadgets pro cooks actually use at home.

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For staying travel-ready: Away Large Toiletry Bag

$75.00

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Travelers love Away for its style and quality, and its toiletry bags are highly-coveted gifts for grandmas, even if no one’s going anywhere for a while. Made of water-resistant nylon, this roomy bag comes in five fashionable colors and has lots of compartments and pockets to keep all her essentials organized. She’ll be packed and ready to come visit you at a moment’s notice, especially if she has one of these top-reviewed carry-on bags.

 

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For sweet dreams: Laura Ashley Linley Quilt Coverlet 2-Piece Set

$52.99

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Wrap her in the quilt-version of a hug with this lovely coverlet and matching pillow shams from Laura Ashley. Soft and cozy, the quilt is reversible, with one side bursting with flowers and the other a sophisticated striped pattern. Both will turn her bedroom into an oasis. Discover more of the top sleep products on Amazon.

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For stocking up: Souper Cubes 1-Cup Silicone Freezing Tray, 2 Pack

$36.99

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There’s nothing like Grandma’s chicken soup, and now she can feel free to make it in huge batches, knowing she can freeze the leftovers in these brilliant, ice cube-like trays until someone wants some. When she (or you!) is ready for a cup, she simply pops it out, thaws it, and heats it up. You’re welcome. Is grandma more the type to order out? Check out these delicious food gifts you can have shipped straight to her door.

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For music that matters: Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)

$55.99

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Joni Mitchell was your grandma’s Taylor Swift, and this brand new boxed set will make her feel like a teenager again. A 5-disc collection, it contains almost six hours of unreleased recordings, 29 original Mitchell compositions never before released with her vocals, and a 40-page booklet of previously unseen personal photos and liner notes featuring a conversation between her and Cameron Crowe. Just like she did back then, your grandma may find herself spending hours immersed in Mitchell’s gorgeous lyrics and incomparable voice.

 

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For noses that know: Beekman 1802 Mini Bar 10-Piece Travel Size Soap Set

$48.00

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Beekman 1802 has a loyal following, and these soaps made from fresh-from-the-farm goat milk are a big reason why. Even if Grandma’s not traveling now, these mini bars are ideal for tucking into drawers and closets to make everything smell oh so good. Just take a whiff of the bestselling fragrances included: Fig Leaf, Honeyed Grapefruit, Fresh Air, Apricot & Honey Tea, Sweet Grass, Vanilla Absolute, Honey & Oats, Pure Goat Milk, Ylang Ylang & Tuberose, and Honey & Orange Blossom. This is the most scent-sational gift for Grandma, bar none. You can use these soaps on the 10 body parts you’re not washing enough.

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For the coziest nights: Eileen West Long Sleeve Cotton Flannel Nightgown

$74.00

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Cold, winter nights call for hunkering down and snuggling up. For more than 30 years, designer Eileen West has been inspired by California’s natural elements, and this pretty flannel nightgown—with a hem and neckline laced with floral embroidery—is as blue and calming as the ocean.

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For the smartest home: Echo Show 8

$104.00

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Alexa makes her life easier with this sleek 8″ HD screen that helps her manage her day and control her smart home. She can watch movies, listen to audiobooks, and connect with family and friends. Best of all, she’ll feel like she has a companion 24/7 to answer her questions and give her suggestions. Expect a happy video call from her to thank you. She may then want to know about the 19 things you need to have a smart home.

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For the youngest skin: VI Derm Retinol Age-Defying Moisturizer

$104.00

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Many women consider this the holy grail of skincare for mature skin, and it’s no wonder. Through a powerhouse formula combining retinol, azelaic acid, and 10 percent glycolic acid, this dermatologist-approved formula helps resurface the skin, reducing wrinkles, sun damage, and discoloration. For your grandma, it will feel like traveling back in time.

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For keeping it cool: Cool Revolution Cooling Sleep T-Shirt

$45

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Sure, she’s cool—but not when she’s lying awake, experiencing hot flashes. This flattering v-neck is soft, silky and stretchy, and can be worn with matching pajama pants to keep her comfortable all night. It’s so good-looking, though, she can also wear it outside with jeans or a skirt.

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For the rosiest future: Korres Wild Rose Brightening Absolute-Oil

$54

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Grandmas always deserves roses, and this ultra-concentrated facial oil is infused with real rose petals along with a boost of Super Vitamin C to brighten and improve skin tone. KORRES formulas are built on a library of more than 3,000 herbal remedies, mixing pure botanicals with cutting edge science. This gift will literally have her glowing.

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For a breath of fresh air: Honeywell Tabletop Air Purifier

$76.00

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This compact air purifier is perfect for small rooms, improving air quality and neutralizing odors. The true HEPA filter captures 99.97 of particles including dust, pollen, pet dander, and smoke. Because it helps reduce bacteria, mold spores, viruses, and allergens, you can breathe easy knowing that your grandma will be doing the same. These are more of our favorite cool tech gifts for everyone on your list.

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For smooth sailing: CHI Handheld Garment Steamer

$49.99

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Grandmas who are not into wrinkles—on their clothes, at least—will appreciate this handheld garment steamer that will give her a perfectly-pressed outfit in five minutes. Engineered with the same innovative flat iron technology CHI has brought to straightening hair, this portable steamer is compact and lightweight and even comes with its own travel bag. Wrinkles don’t stand a chance.

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For the happiest feet: Vionic Harper Ankle Boot

$179.95

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Vionic is celebrated by women everywhere, who appreciate that the brand’s super glam styles are actually developed with a podiatrist to ensure maximum stability, cushioning, and arch support. These boots—in the season’s trendy mock croc—are definitely eye candy but they’re also a real treat for her feet.

 

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For conscious kitchens: Everplush Recycled Cotton Kitchen Towels, 12 pack

$29.99

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Let her make the world a better place for future generations by replacing wasteful disposable paper products with these multi-striped towels made from recycled cotton. The fog color, meant to evoke a Pacific Northwest morning marine layer, may be neutral but the statement these planet-saving towels makes is bold.

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For fashionistas: IRIS The Coloring Book

$45

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At 99, fashion icon Iris Apfel is still a role model for older women who know that style has no age limit. This collectible coloring book raises money for The UT in New York City Conference, curated and led by Apfel, who teaches at the University of Texas’s Textiles and Apparel Program, and gives aspiring designers a way to express their creativity. Perfect for women who like to color outside the lines.

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For sustainable sleep: Sijo Eucalyptus Sheet Set

$95

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She spends a third of her day in bed, and these luxurious sheet sets (flat sheet optional) will make every hour count. Made from sustainably farmed eucalyptus trees in Austria, they’re antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, and cooling to promote healthier sleep and the sweetest dreams. Learn the easiest way to fold a fitted sheet.

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For the softest lips: Doll 10 Perfect Pout Ultra Repair Night Therapy

$24.00

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Lips are often the first area to show signs of aging, appearing thin and dry and sometimes even cracking. She can Doll (10) them up with a dab or two of this intense moisturizer before going to sleep, then wake up to fuller, healthier, pillow-soft lips in the morning. Proof that dreams really do come true.

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For the best fitting shoes: Formé Shoe Shapers

$48.95

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The way to your grandma’s heart just may be through her feet, and these metallic gold shapers are clinically proven to relieve pain from those stylin’ shoes. Patented 7-fold technology expands the toe box up to half a size, relieving numb and cramped toes. The shapers work on everything from flats to six-inch heels and keep shoes looking crisp and new. Discover more of the best closet organizers you can buy on Amazon.

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For the tastiest toasts: Bodegas CARO ARUMA 2018

$15

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A nice bottle of wine is always appreciated, and this pure Malbec is made from a blend of grapes from the best terroirs in the Mendoza region of Argentina. “Aruma” means night in the language of the Quechua, the indigenous people of the Mendoza, and the name suggests the deep darkness of the nights in the Andes and the pure mountain air. The wines share the same rich, authentic character as their terroir, and Grandma is likely to raise a glass to you. Next, read on for 100 stocking stuffers under $10.

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Lois Alter Mark
Lois Alter Mark is an award-winning lifestyle and travel writer. In addition to writing for RD.com, she regular contributes to Forbes and USA Today 10Best as well as a variety of AAA magazines. Because of her blog, Oprah chose her as an Ultimate Viewer and took her to Australia on the trip of a lifetime. Follow her on social media @loisaltermark.