The 40 Best Gifts for Grandparents They’ll Actually Use
Most grandparents just want time with you, but these thoughtful gifts for grandparents are icing on the grandkid cake.
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Whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts for grandparents or gifts for grandparents that commemorate a special birthday or anniversary, we found some of the best ideas yet. We gathered gifts for Grandma and gifts for Grandpa, with options that will please even the most impossible-to-shop for personalities. Though most devoted grandparents will insist all they want is more time together, these thoughtful ideas will make their hearts sing.
What are good gifts for grandparents?
Choosing the best gifts for grandparents is a matter of personal preference and style. If they love cozying up at home with a good read, you might try one of the best gifts for book lovers. Glam-mas might enjoy sparkly jewelry—one of the top gifts for her, no matter her age.
If you really want to see them smile, go visit on Grandparents Day or any other day and give them their gifts in person. Because, ultimately, the best gift for grandparents is your time.
For coffee lovers: Bean Box Deluxe Coffee & Chocolate Tasting Box
Looking for the best gifts for grandparents? This over-the-top Bean Box coffee and chocolate tasting set will impress grandparents who eagerly look forward to hot cups of Joe. It’s brimming with eight artisan coffees and just as many gourmet chocolates to pair them with. The deluxe coffee gift even includes a tasting guide in case grandparents want to make a formal event out of it.
For those with young grandchildren: Wonderbly Personalized Book
Tell the grandkids to hop into Grandma’s lap for this custom Wonderbly book. Personalize the story with her name and the names of up to four grandchildren. Whether she’s a granny, nana, mom or something more unique—this treat is precisely for her. Sentimental grandmothers will adore this personalized gift as an unforgettable memento.
For dog owners: Dash Dog Treat Maker
Think of the Dash dog treat maker as a brilliant take on the waffle iron—but for Fido. Grandparents who love babying their pups will get a kick out of cooking up all-natural, good-for-them dog treats in their own kitchens. It comes with vet-approved recipes and is cheap enough to make even your tail wag. Check out even more gifts for dog lovers sure to please.
For casual grandparents: Kyte Baby Jogger Pajama Set
Technically, this super soft bamboo Kyte Baby set is one of the best women’s pajama sets ever, but it’s so polished-looking that it easily doubles as a loungewear set to wear out and about. The ribbed cuffs and crew neck offer timeless appeal and you can choose from dozens of colors and prints. You can even get matching sets for Grandpa and the grandkids.
For crafty types: We Are Knitters Unique Scarf Beginner Knitting Kit
Take up a new hobby with the devoted grandparent in your life. Give them this beginner knitting kit for themselves or share it as a fun activity to do together. Either way, it’s one of the best gifts for creative and crafty types, thanks to the easy-to-follow instructions provided by the pros at We Are Knitters.
The kit comes with everything necessary to create a cozy, oversized scarf that will garner loads of compliments. It’s tempting to say this is not your grandma’s knitting, but because it’s so modern and Insta-worthy, it should be. It’s an excellent gift for her.
For pizza fans: Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven
Grandma and Grandpa are about to have the most epic backyard of all time thanks to the Solo Stove pizza oven. And you, of course. It makes wood-fired pizzas that impress and quickly converts to gas operation when needed. Dual-fuel capacity and ease of use make this a total winner and one of the most delicious gifts for grandpas (or Father’s Day gifts) of all time.
For gardeners: Abco Tech Garden Stool & Kneeler
This foldable seat makes it so much easier for grandparents to do their gardening while protecting their backs and knees. A nice, thick cushion is ready for sitting or kneeling, and the sturdy metal frame handles up to 300 pounds. It even has handles for extra support and a pouch to store their tools. It’s a fantastic gift for neighbors who are always working in their gardens.
For homebodies: Cozy Earth Plush Lounge Socks
Warm their feet and their hearts with these cushy socks from RD editor favorite, Cozy Earth. Available in five color combinations in both men’s and women’s sizes, the socks are sold in bundles of three, so they’ll always have a pair available.
Made with the softest viscose from bamboo, they’re comfy to wear everywhere, whether Grams and Gramps are out doing errands or relaxing on the couch under a luxurious throw blanket—which, by the way, Cozy Earth makes, as well.
For readers: Uncommon Goods Book Nook Reading Valet
Because there’s nothing like reading a physical book, this lovely valet acts as a kind of shrine, holding not just their place but the whole book itself. Made of beautiful acacia wood, it features dedicated space for their beverage, their reading glasses and a hidden cranny for their phone. This will be a treasured gift for bookworms, and you may want to accompany it with a bestseller or maybe the latest Reader’s Digest Book Club selection.
For active grandparents: Dr. Motion Low Cut Compression Socks, 2 Pack
Compression socks help improve blood flow, reducing the risk of swelling, cramping and fatigue. They’re a real health aid, whether grandparents are wearing them on a long flight or taking a long walk. These socks are so cute and comfortable that you’d never guess they were compression socks.
Grandma will love the pretty print and appreciate the targeted arch compression and moisture-wicking properties. There are lots of other colors and prints to choose from with this cheap Christmas gift, and, yes, they make men’s socks for Grandpa too.
For puzzlers: Ordinary Habit Brunch and Cats Puzzle
Jigsaw puzzles are good for the brain and Ordinary Habit makes ones that are so cool looking you’ll want to help Grandma and Grandpa put it together. This 1000-piece by illustrator Ana Jaren features a brunch table taken over by cats and is impossible to resist. Once finished, it’s definitely frame-worthy, but the pieces can be stored in the included drawstring cloth bag to be passed on to friends or other family members.
For the health-conscious: The Mediterranean Dish: 120 Bold and Healthy Recipes You’ll Make On Repeat
This New York Times bestselling cookbook is an Amazon Editor’s Pick that will spice up Grandma and Grandpa’s meals and their appetite for adventure. Author Suzy Karadsheh has almost a million followers on Facebook, thanks to her delicious recipes focusing on fresh produce and whole foods. Her book features beautiful photos that bring the dishes and their history to life. It’s like a trip to the Mediterranean for the senses and a reminder to live life with color, flavor and gusto.
For grandparents with far-flung family: Aura Digital Photo Frame
The new Aura Carver digital photo frame features a hearty 10.1-inch HD display resolution. Elegant landscape design pairs portrait photos side-by-side, while details like brightness and color easily adjust. We think it’s one of the best gifts for grandparents who don’t get to see their grandchildren as often as they like because it keeps their faces front and center daily.
It’ll also make a great Mother’s Day gift for grandmas as well. New photos drop into the frame from any smartphone, as often as kids can send them.
For movers and shakers: Built to Move: The 10 Essential Habits to Help You Move Freely and Live Fully
Some gifts for grandparents can help them live longer too. Show them how much you love them by giving them this book that many consider the bible of learning how to stay mobile as you age. Full of tips and exercises that require simple or no equipment (including breathing exercises for mindfulness), this book-lovers gift has the potential to help Grandma and Grandpa reduce pain and stay flexible. If it means they’ll be able to keep up with the grandkids and avoid falling, well, there’s no better gift.
For tea drinkers: DavidsTea Sachet Tea Wheel
You’re just their cup of tea, so a handsome gift box featuring 36 sachets of DavidsTea’s top blends is one of the best gifts for grandparents who love a hot cuppa. The set is colorfully packaged in a keepsake round box and includes 12 best-selling varieties. It’s one of the tastiest gifts for grandparents and tea lovers and a useful pick they’ll savor for weeks to come.
For the lovey-dovey ones: Gina DeSantis Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set
Gifts for grandparents can celebrate their love like this set of handmade porcelain mugs designed to look like their initials carved into a tree. Add their anniversary date to commemorate the special day, and they’ll proudly display the pair in a place of honor in their kitchen, toasting their good fortune while enjoying their morning coffee together. These personalized mugs make a very special gift for couples.
For binge watchers: ZVOX Dialogue Clarifying Sound Bar
If they love streaming services like Netflix and Hulu but are not quite as enamored with the closed captioning, this sound bar will be a game changer. With more than 1,200 five-star ratings, it will improve their whole TV experience, reducing background sounds and putting the focus on often hard-to-hear dialogue. Small but mighty, it’s lightweight and easy to install and even comes with its own easy-to-read remote.
For entertainers: MacKenzie-Childs Katey McFarlan Fluted Berry Bowl
A lovely hostess gift, this hand-painted ceramic bowl from designer favorite, MacKenzie-Childs, is sure to be a hit with grandparents who love to have people over. Almost too pretty to fill, it’s one of the highly-coveted pieces from the brand’s first collaboration with Katey McFarlan and works for candy, trinkets or simply as a statement piece. Don’t even try to resist buying one for yourself, as well.
For grandparents with green thumbs: Give’r Four-Season Gloves
As its name suggests, these four-season Give’r gloves are designed for year-round use. The expanded size range (XS through 3XL) means these sturdy essentials fit Grammy and Gramp’s hands. The versatile, all-leather, waterproof (and even insulated) design works for various gardening tasks.
These heavy-duty accessories are some of the best gifts for grandparents who tend to lush gardens or manicured lawns. They’d also make a thoughtful and warm thank-you gift for neighbors who are nice enough to shovel your walk when they do their own.
For grandparents who don’t have green thumbs: Fresh Cuts Paper English Daffodils
If they love plants and flowers but just don’t have the gift of a green thumb, here’s the next best thing. These gorgeous pop-up bouquets are so detailed, and the colors so vivid Grandma and Grandpa will have to look twice to believe they’re not real. Choose from various paper flowers, all in their own paper vases.
These flowers will add a touch of cheer to any room and, best of all, require absolutely no care to keep looking good. Talk about gifts for grandparents that’ll last a lifetime!
For grandparents who want to turn up the volume: Acoustic Frog Amplifying Speaker
This is such a clever and practical idea for grandparents who are embarrassed to ask you to speak up while you’re on a call with them. All they have to do is place their cell phone into the slot on top and let the frog’s mouth act as a megaphone. They can listen to their favorite podcasts and playlists the same way. Plus, the handmade ceramic cutie is a fun conversation piece in their home.
For grandparents who need a little pampering: LifePro Foot Massager
The foot massager is one of the best self-care gifts, designed to help provide more efficient blood circulation and relieve pain. Grandparents will love adjusting the angle and choosing from 30 different speed settings so each session is customized to their needs. They’ll feel like they’re being treated to a spa treatment every time they use it.
For playful grandparents: The Woobles OG Crew Bundle
Over a quarter of a million people have learned to crochet with The Woobles, and these are the six that started it all. Designed for complete beginners, each kit comes pre-started and features easy-to-follow video tutorials and unlimited help over text and email.
This is a sweet activity for Grandma and Grandpa to do with the whole family or to make on their own and save to play with the grandkids. It’s such a fun project, don’t be surprised when you get a completed Pierre the Penguin or Sebastian the Lion as a handmade gift from them.
For home cooks: Proctor Silex Durable Electric Vegetable Chopper and Mini Food Processor
Functional gifts for grandparents like this simple-to-use mini food processor will help them eat better because it can chop, puree and emulsify quickly and consistently. It makes mealtime a snap and boasts over 8,600 five-star ratings praising its ease and efficiency. Be prepared for more dinner invitations. Much more convenient than a large processor, it would make a thoughtful housewarming gift for someone moving into their own place.
For techie grandparents: Echo Show 8
Grandma and Grandpa will enjoy talking to Alexa and reveling in every smart home feature possible with the Echo Show 8. It organizes all of their Alexa devices with an easy-to-use screen that simplifies household management. They’ll especially love having video conversations with family members onscreen while making dinner or cleaning up. Boasting more than 63,000 five-star ratings, it’s a cool tech gift you just may want to keep for yourself.
For retirees: The Sill Money Tree Plant
A charming money tree is thought to bring good luck and fortune to those who care for it with love. Retired grandparents will appreciate the dose of superstitious fun and the dose of much-needed green. Choose from five modern pot colors and ship them directly to their doorstep. Consider sending one as a gift for graduates too.
For those who keep a tidy home: Will & Atlas Square Jute Basket
According to Louisa May Alcott’s grandma quote, “Every house needs a grandmother in it.” One reason is because grandmas always seem to know how to keep a tidy home. This sustainable basket will keep any potential clutter contained—from shoes to magazines to throw blankets. The woven jute basket is hand-crafted by Fair Trade artisans, mostly mothers and grandmothers, in Bangladesh. Talk about a gift that gives back.
For grandparents who are going places: Naot Martos Clogs
This popular brand makes some of the best walking shoes for women, and these sharp Naot Martos clogs are definitely one of the most stylish ways to give Grandma some much-needed support. The anatomic cork and latex footbed are wrapped in faux fur that molds to keep her feet warm and cozy all day. They’re so comfy, she’ll want to wear them everywhere.
Grandpa doesn’t have to be left out because Naot also makes some of the best walking shoes for men.
For the ones who don’t like to floss: Bitvae Cordless Water Dental Flosser
Keeping teeth clean is important at any age, and this battery-powered flosser makes it easier than ever for grandparents to stay vigilant. It’s got a comfortable ergonomic design and three pressure-setting options. It even comes with extra, replaceable nozzles so Grandma and Grandpa can share one flosser.
Because it’s compact for travel and good-looking to sit on their bathroom counter, they’re more likely to use it regularly. This is one of the best gifts on Amazon and will literally make anyone smile.
For popcorn lovers: Opopop Starter Kit
Attention popcorn fanatics: This Opopop starter kit is mind-blowingly easy and convenient to use—even for grandparents. The set comes with four packages of flavor-wrapped gourmet kernels and a silicone BPA-free bowl that perfectly pops each one in the microwave. They’ll want to use the dishwasher-safe popper every single day, and it will quickly become a new family movie night favorite.
For those who need help around the house: iRobot Roomba 694 Vacuum
Spoil them by taking chores off their plates. This easy-to-use iRobot Roomba is one the best robot vacuums on the market thanks to its genius maneuvering sensors, strong suction and multi-surface brushes. It relieves grandparents of a task that may cause pain and saves them time so they can focus on things they really love doing. You know, like spending time with the grandkids.
For caffeinated grandparents: Kaffe Burr Electric Coffee Grinder
Make it easy for them to start their day off right with this powerful grinder that lets them transform whole beans into fresh-ground coffee in seconds. They can choose from multiple settings, from French press-coarse to espresso-fine. Give them their own personal barista with this fantastic last-minute Christmas gift on Amazon.
For letter writers: Rifle Paper Co. Garden Party Assorted Card Set
Dazzle their desk with this set of bright, happy Rifle Paper Co. floral print note cards. Two of each design is included per set, and they all come with matching white envelopes. These also make brilliant Secret Santa gift ideas because they’re so universally appealing.
For golfers: Desert Fox Golf Phone Caddy
Do your retired grandparents love to golf? Well, one of the best gifts for golfers, this genius phone caddy secures smartphones directly to a golf cart. It’s a safe, practical and budget-friendly option for golfers that lets them FaceTime friends from the course. Plus, it installs in just seconds. The hands-free element also means grandparents can more responsibly operate their golf carts—a hole-in-one.
For fashionable glam-mas: Kendra Scott Ari Heart Pendant
Adding a bit of sparkle to her everyday look is always appreciated, and this glimmering Kendra Scott heart necklace is just the ticket. It comes in dozens of colors, features an adjustable chain and is priced moderately enough to scoop up a few extras as gifts for mom for family matching.
For bakers: Gir Baking Set
Bubbe, Poppy and the rest of the crew will whip up the tastiest treats ever with this adorably-designed three-piece Gir baking set. It’s one of the best gifts for grandparents who are constantly trying new recipes with their grandchildren. Choose from classic neutral shades or a grandkid-approved sprinkles print for the food-grade silicone mat and matching spatulas. The charm of this set makes it one of the cutest white elephant gifts as well.
For grandparents who love to stretch: 321 Strong Foam Roller Set
This five-in-one foam roller and stretching set have everything they need to work out muscle pain and kinks at home. It’s ideal for increasing mobility, improving flexibility and enhancing recovery even when they’re stuck inside on cold winter days. It’s one of the best Amazon Prime gifts because it can get there quickly.
For those with chilly toes: OluKai Kipuka Hulu Men’s Slippers
Grandpa will squeal when he unwraps these fun-to-wear OluKai men’s slippers. They feature real leather and a slip-on fit to make getting them on and off a breeze. Better yet, these come in four neutral hues and an expanded size range. The cozy interior makes them one of the best gifts for grandparents living in cool climates and a total winter-time win. Check out the best slippers for women to get Grandma a pair too.
For the sentimental ones: CatiaCreative Custom Family Portrait
Add some personalized framed art to the wall decor at Grandma’s house with this custom family portrait from Etsy. Select the number of people and even personalize the hair color, clothing, names and quote on the print. This handmade item also comes with the option to gift wrap.
For grandparents with recliner chairs: PediPocket Foot Pocket Blanket
Sit back and recline without worrying about your throw blanket falling off, Gramps. The patented PediPocket blanket offers a brilliant tucked-in design that keeps this warm blanket in place even when Grandpa nods off in the middle of a good show. Choose from various eye-catching colors and rest easy knowing it is machine-washable. It’s also one of the best gifts for grandparents and great-grandparents who have mobility issues.