18 Lovely Gifts for Grandma to Show Just How Much You Care
Spoil your nana the way she's always spoiled you. We've got wow-worthy gifts for grandma she'll love and cherish.
Our editors and experts handpick every product we feature. We may earn a commission from your purchases.
RD.COM, VIA MERCHANT (4)
Remember all the times grandma encouraged you, snuck you a couple of extra dollars and even defended you to her own children? She deserves to be celebrated on her birthday, Christmas and, yes, Mother’s Day, just like mom. And although she’ll always appreciate Mother’s Day flowers, Mother’s Day gift baskets and DIY gifts, you should make your present personal so she really feels the love. That’s where these delightful gifts for grandma come in.
What should I get my grandma for Mother’s Day?
We’ve put together a list of gift ideas that will give grandma bragging rights when she talks to her friends. Whether she loves food, clothes, taking walks or doing puzzles—or even if she’s just all about her family—we’ve rounded up the best Mother’s Day gifts to make her smile. From coffee gifts to cashmere and everything in between, you’re bound to find a pick in your budget.
Running a little late this year? Don’t worry. We have plenty of last-minute Mother’s Day gifts, including Amazon Mother’s Day gifts, that will arrive in a jiffy. No matter what you wrap up, the best Mother’s Day celebration idea of all is simply spending time with her.
For the photo sharer: Aura Mason Frame
Grandmas are all about photos, and now the whole family can send them straight to this digital frame so she’s always up to date on where everyone is and what they’re doing. Combining smart technology with sleek-looking home decor, the digital picture frame sits in her home and surprises her at any time with new photos from the people she loves. It holds an unlimited number of photos and videos, and it displays them in high-resolution color and brilliance. This little tech gift just may end up being one of the most memorable gifts for grandma to date.
For the homebody: Cozy Earth Ultra-Soft Bamboo Pullover
Cozy Earth is a favorite among women who appreciate super-soft and luxurious bamboo-based fabric. This casual, yet sophisticated, pullover will quickly replace grandma’s old sweatshirt with a flattering design and cozy feel. It comes in five go-with-anything neutrals and guarantees not to pill. Its enhanced breathability will keep her comfortable whether she’s walking outside or lounging on the couch. Our favorite women’s pajamas also make for winning gifts, too.
Score our favorite editor-tested Cozy Earth pajamas and products for 30% off with code READERSDIGEST through May 30. Silk, cashmere and some new products are excluded.
For the cozy seeker: Koolaburra by Ugg Lezly Slippers
Grandma may have had slippers from Ugg before—after all, they make some of the best slippers for women—but these, from their sister brand, are so modern and comfy, she’ll never want to take them off. And, thanks to their rubber sole, she won’t have to. Made of the softest suede, they feature a plush faux fur lining and slip on and off easily. Available in 10 colors, they just may inspire her to replace her shoe wardrobe with a slipper collection.
For the bouquet fan: Flower Fields Mason Jar
This eye-popping floral bouquet is so sunny and happy, it’s no wonder it’s a bestseller. Filled with sunflowers, red Alstroemeria, purple Monte Casino and green Button Poms, the arrangement comes in a clear glass mason jar so the colors really shine through. It will brighten up grandma’s decor—and her whole day. Add a heartwarming grandma quote to the card, and it’s truly the perfect present.
For the sweet tooth: Milk Bar Cookie Faves Tin
She’s been baking since you were little, so return the favor with these bestselling cookies baked by the pros at the world-famous Milk Bar. Delicious and featuring something for everyone, this is a tasty gift for grandma (or gift for the wife–or yourself!). The tin comes with a dozen individually wrapped cookies–three each of Compost Cookies, Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies, Chocolate Confetti Cookies and Confetti Cookies. In theory, there’s enough to share, but that doesn’t mean she’ll want to.
For the feminist: Votes for Women Puzzle
If grandma is a puzzler, she’s probably already a fan of eeBoo Piece & Love. This empowering jigsaw puzzle shouts out the suffragettes who fought so hard to get women the right to vote, honoring them by name and providing more information about each one. Grandma will enjoy putting together this 500-piece round puzzle and getting to know them better. She may even have some great activist stories of her own to share with you. Bonus: Jjgsaw puzzles are good for the brain.
For the nana with a black thumb: ZZ Plant
With its glossy green leaves and low-maintenance vibe, this lush ZZ plant, available from 1-800-Flowers, is having a social media moment. Able to tolerate conditions like dim light and little water, this plant will brighten up grandma’s space without giving her another big responsibility. ZZ really stands for Zamioculcas Zamiifolia but, appropriately, it’s also a trendy grandma nickname.
For the granny who hates to clean: Shark Robot Vacuum
If grandma isn’t a fan of vacuuming, this magical machine might be one of the most appreciated gifts for grandma. The Shark vacuum features a design for maximum cleaning (she can go 45 days without vacuuming) and minimum noise. She can actually take a nap while her new favorite robot vacuum cleans her house. If she has a pet, the Shark will make her even happier, because its self-cleaning brushroll picks up fur everywhere—yes, even under the couch. She can schedule cleaning via voice command or app, and she’ll wish all her chores could be done this way.
For the recipe tester: Beautiful by Drew Barrymore Air Fryer
If grandma loves her one-basket air fryer, she’ll love this gift for her twice as much because it lets her cook two different foods two different ways at once—and have them finish at the same time. It also lets her air fry, roast, bake, reheat and dehydrate, and offers an extra-large 9-quart capacity for making quick family meals. Plus, it lives up to its name and, available in a handful of lovely colors, it will look beautiful on grandma’s kitchen counter. Bonus: Invitations for dinner will occur way more often.
For the proud nonna: Mother Nestling Birds Necklace
One of the best gifts for grandma (or mom!), this sterling silver necklace celebrates her flock with a baby bird representing each grandchild. Handmade from recycled materials, it’s a gift to Mother Earth as well–something she’ll appreciate as the nurturer-in-chief.
For the tea aficionado: The Republic of Tea Premium Assortment
If she loves a daily cuppa or two, treat her to this selection of The Republic of Tea’s bestsellers. The assortment of 50 individually wrapped tea bags includes black, white, green and rooibos teas in classics like Earl Greyer, British Breakfast and Republic Chai. Also included are unique flavors, like Cranberry Orange, Cinnamon Toast Black and Blackberry Sage. Available herbal teas focused on health and wellness and decaf bags will help her sleep like a baby after a nightcap. Consider adding a new mug or one of these other tea lover gifts when completing your gift for grandma.
For the sentimental type: Personalized Framed Burlap Print
You know grandma loves a handmade Mother’s Day gift, but that doesn’t mean you’re the one who has to make it! This Etsy shop will create a personalized work of art on burlap that boasts the names and birthdays of her grandchildren—and they’ll even frame it for you. It’s pretty much guaranteed that this piece will take a place of honor on her wall and in her heart. How sweet!
For the home cook: Ninja 10-in-1 Pro Air Fry Oven
Pretty much the only small appliance grandma needs in her kitchen, this do-everything oven offers 10 versatile functions, including air frying, air roasting, baking, whole roasting, broiling, toasting, bagel, dehydrating, reheating and pizza. It offers two levels of even cooking and can fit two sheet pan meals at once , or even a 12-pound turkey, so grandma just might host Thanksgiving this year!
For the lounger: ThirdLove The Lounge Kit
When choosing the best gift for grandma, think about what she needs the most. She deserves her downtime, so let her relax in this comfy and stylish four-piece set from one of the best loungewear brands around. The 100% cotton striped sleep shirt comes with matching boxer shorts and cozy socks for a dreamy night’s sleep. Actually, it’s so good-looking it can be worn with leggings for quick errands around town.
For the baker: Personalized Loaf Pan
Give grandma an incentive to keep baking with this kitchen-enhancing stoneware loaf pan that can be personalized with her name or the message of your choice. Available in vivid cranberry red, turquoise blue or classic navy, each piece features a hand-glazed design. Additionally, it won’t be damaged in the dishwasher. If you’re lucky, your “thank you” may come in the form of some homemade banana bread. Here are more personalized gifts for grandma that add an extra-special touch.
For the nonstop smiler: AquaSonic Black Series Ultra-Whitening Toothbrush
There’s nothing like grandma’s smile to brighten the day, so help her keep it healthy with this high-tech electric toothbrush. This pick goes beyond cleaning to provide complete oral care—it features unique modes for improving gum health and whitening and polishing teeth. It’s certainly an Amazon gift that will truly give her a reason to smile. Plus, it comes with eight brush heads, so there will always be a toothbrush available when you decide to do an impromptu sleepover.
For the grandma with aches and pains: Weighted Infrared Heat Pad
Aches and pains are a natural part of aging, but this weighted infrared heating pad will help melt them away in luxury. Gravity is our choice brand for the best weighted blanket, and it has combined its signature technology with heat therapy for a truly relaxing experience with massive healing properties. In fact, it feels almost like a spa treatment, making it one of the best gifts for grandma. Infrared heat is able to penetrate skin deeper, reducing inflammation and soothing sore muscles, so grandma will be able to keep up with all of your antics.
For the scent-sational grandma: Homesick Candles
Grandma will love the Homesick brand, because its scented candles are crafted to take her back to some of her most meaningful memories. There’s a candle representing every state she’s ever lived in or visited, as well as special occasion candles to celebrate the holidays. There are even candles to remind her of her favorite activities, from Book Club to Tennis League to Girl Scout Camp. Personally, we’re partial to Grandma’s Kitchen, which has heavenly notes of butter, vanilla and cinnamon. Actually, it might be more of a gift to you every time you pop over for a visit (which is truly the best gift of all).