49 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!
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We love you grandma and grandpa!
While nothing is more precious to grandparents then time with their grandchildren, these gifts will show just how much you care. Want to give them something the kids made along with your present? You can’t go wrong with these 20 easy DIY Christmas ornaments.
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299 On-the-Go Games & Puzzles to Keep Your Brain Young
Walkable neighborhoods can really help improve cognition, and so can this pocket-friendly edition of 299 On-the-Go Games & Puzzles to Keep Your Brain Young: Minutes a Day to Mental Fitness. It’s a fun paperback book and a gift for grandparents that will keep their brains sharp wherever time may idle like the train, waiting rooms, or with a cup of coffee in the morning.
Tile Essentials Pack
If the senior in your life has a habit of losing things like keys, a Tile Essentials Pack is one of the best holiday gifts for grandparents. It’s a Bluetooth tracking chip kit that allows just about anything to be found, so long as it’s easily attached. Tile is also one of our favorite products for people who keep losing things.
She’s not a grandma, but a “Glamma,” and everyone knows the best Christmas gifts for grandparents of this variety are sparkly. This Chico’s Neutral Faux Tortoiseshell Single-Strand Necklace features elegant timeless design and bold elegance she’ll want to wear every day. Grandmas are also moms, so check out these 31 gifts for mom that she’ll love. When it comes to your grandparents, make sure to take this advice.
Conscious Coconut Dry Brush Kit
Adding some energizing essential oils to his bath is a great idea, but if the grandparent in your life has serious patches of dry skin and likes a good all-natural DIY spa treatment, they’ll love a new Conscious Coconut Dry Brush Kit. It comes with organic first-press coconut oil that won’t irritate their skin with synthetic ingredients, and an ergonomically-designed dry brush that’s easy to hold and use for full exfoliation. Don’t miss these crave-worthy beauty gifts for her.
Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow
The Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow is one of the best gifts for grandparents on the go or prone to wanting extra comfort, according to the gift experts at MeetSnappy.com. It’s an affordable travel solution that offers neck, lumbar, and head support when sitting upright, or can be used as a pliable cushion and leg rest at home. Here are the Amazon Prime Gifts for everyone on your list.
eBags Fortis 22-Inch Carry-On Spinner
This versatile, large eBags Fortis 22-Inch Carry-On Spinner is large enough to fit all the snacks Grandma wants to carry everywhere and then some, plus all her usual travel gear for long weekends with the grandkids. The rose gold color will be a winner for sure, but it also comes in versatile deep blue and silver shades. These are more of the best-reviewed carry on bags.
Brooklyn Roasting Company Fair Trade Certified Mocha Java Coffee
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. Even grandpa may not know the secret ingredient for perfect coffee every time.
Maple Guild Organic Vanilla Bean Infused Vermont Syrup
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.
Sugar Sway Women’s Slippers
Grandma will certainly love you for keeping her tootsies toasty in these Sugar Sway Women’s Slippers. Can you imagine anything cozier than pairing these with hot chocolate and some time in front of the fireplace? Make sure she knows these hot chocolate hacks that will make her love winter.
Balanced Body Ultra-Fit Circle Pilates Ring
If the grandparents in your life are active, health-enthusiast types who also love to babysit, they’ll go wild for this Balanced Body Ultra-Fit Circle Pilates Ring. It’s easy to travel with, store neatly on a shelf or closet, and provides an endless array of low-impact Pilates-style fitness moves and stretches they’ll brag about to their friends.
Physician’s Grade CBD Rescue Cream Ultra-Hydrating Body Balm
It’s no secret that CBD oil is a major trend, and there’s real science behind how cannabinoids target pain and inflammation—even without the THC. This totally-legal hydrating cream from Physicians Grade is just what sore muscles call for after long days with the grandkids. CBD Rescue Cream Ultra-Hydrating Body Balm is easy to use, light on scent, and goes to work on tired parts—FAST.
Blink XT Home Security Camera System
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. These are more of the best security systems as recommended by experts.
Member’s Mark Ladies’ Cozy Sherpa Pullover
This fun, versatile Member’s Mark Ladies’ Cozy Sherpa Pullover is cleverly constructed for maximum comfort, easy wear, washability, and a flattering fit. She’ll wear it with just about everything. These are more of our favorite under $30 gifts from Sam’s Club for everyone on your list.
Wallaroo Hat Company Catalina Cowboy Hat
They’re empty-nesters, cutting back on work, and into the outdoors because they finally have the time to appreciate all the backyard has to offer (and beyond). This Wallaroo Hat Company Catalina Cowboy Hat offers moderate sun protection and unstoppable style. It’s great for long dog walks with Fido, too. Here are some more of the best holiday gifts for dog lovers.
Smeg 4 X 4 Slice Toaster
If the people on your list love to snack, brunch, or just make their kitchens that much cuter (who doesn’t?), they’ll be over the moon for this Smeg 4 X 4 Slice Toaster. It features top-notch toast technology with sleek, vintage design elements they’ll fawn over (and maybe even remember).
Viking Ceramic Nonstick Muffin Tin
Put this Viking Ceramic Nonstick Muffin Tin in a gift bag with the ingredients for Grandma’s famous muffins and you’ll both win the gifting Olympics thanks to a durable nonstick ceramic coating that can withstand high temperatures, silicone side grips, and very delicious outcomes. She’ll also want to know these mini-meals you can make in a muffin tin.
Biopelle Tensage Stem Cell Anti Wrinkle Cream for Eye
Biopelle Tensage Stem Cell Anti Wrinkle Cream for Eyes won’t actually help her see better, but it’ll probably be the best eye cream grandma’s ever had access to. It’s a clinical-grade product that’s available over the counter and uses real cruelty-free snail slime in near-magical ways to encourage healthy cell turnover to reveal brighter, healthier skin.
Formé Shoe Shapers
If Grandma is constantly putting too much effort into squeezing into her favorite shoes, she’ll love a new stocking-friendly pair of Formé Shoe Shapers. They’re a practical, affordable holiday gift you know she’ll really use every day.
Dyson V7 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
One of the best Christmas gift ideas for grandparents this season is something to improve their everyday living, which is exactly why a new Dyson V7 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner is such a great idea. It’s an easy-to-use, less clunky version of the vacuum they probably already have, only this one is cordless, light, and seriously powerful. It’s like upgrading them from a station wagon to a sports car, but more practical. Don’t miss these tech gifts you’ll want to keep for yourselves.
NEST Fragrances Spiced Orange & Clove Reed Diffuser
If Grandma loves time at the spa, luxurious scents, and using aromatherapy and essential oils, she’ll love this NEST Fragrances Spiced Orange & Clove Reed Diffuser. It’s an elegant holiday touch she won’t soon forget. Find out what your favorite fragrance reveals about your personality.
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.
Salvatore Ferragamo UOMO fragrance gift set
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. Don’t miss these top gifts for husbands.
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.
Gaiam Balance Disk
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.
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. Take a stab at some of these riddles to test your smarts.
Take Gramps to the big game
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 the skin to keep those wonderfully grand hands warm and soft.
Coravin Model Two Elite Wine Preservation Opener
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).
Charles Tyrwhitt Slim Fit Winter Flannel Shirt
A Charles Tyrwhitt Slim Fit Winter Flannel 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.
Cork Pops Wine Bottle Foil Cutter
If she’s the grandest dame in town, she’ll enjoy the gift of this very-cute Cork Pops Wine Bottle Foil Cutter in a Blue Tropical Fish Design. It’ll put a fun spin on her pours she won’t soon forget.
Outdoor Research Men’s Extravert Gloves
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. Find out what grandparents are called in other languages.
Made In Silicone Universal Lid
The Made In Silicone Universal Lid helps clear cabinet clutter. It can withstand high heats, snap onto most mixing bowls, ceramic cookware items, and other places Gramps is always scrambling to cover after the holiday meal has finished. These smart home devices are worth every penny.
Tipsy Elves holiday sweater
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.
Hot Girls Pearls jewelry
Tell those peri and full-swing menopause-caused hot flashes to take a seat, because Grandma’s favorite pearls are about to be the coolest ever. Hot Girls Pearls jewelry is the affordable way to wear pearl-look jewelry that can be pre-cooled and worn as a proactive way to combat pesky hot flashes. Grandma will thank you a million, and you won’t be subjected to air conditioning in December.
Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener
Maybe the grandparents in your life have a stop-over-anytime policy that is an absolute lifesaver for your family, and they have a use-our-stuff policy to match They’ll love when you load them up with a new MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener from Chamberlain, because it means the kids will be able to get into the garage-of-goodies (hello, bikes and scooters) without tracking through Grandpa’s clean hardwood floors. Bigger guests can stop over for tools, lawn equipment, or to just check in—all with easy smartphone access. All they need is Internet access to power this smart Garage Hub. These smart home devices are worth every penny.
MamaP Bamboo Toothbrush
Grandma and Grandpa are already brushing their teeth each morning and night, which is why they’ll love the MamaP Bamboo Toothbrush. For about the price of a nice latte, this trendy toothbrush goes to work keeping their smile in tip-top shape, while also supporting the LGBTQ+ community thanks to the company’s charitable endeavors.
Murray’s Cheese Cheeses of the World Sampler Set
They’ll love a Murray’s Cheese Cheeses of the World Sampler Set if they’re into good eats and great cheese. It’s a way to get a taste of so many cultures, and probably give them a reminder of that European honeymoon they took way back when.
Vionic walking shoe
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.
Reader’s Digest subscription
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.
Naot Cetona boots
Grandma won’t mind the extra walk in comfortable, warm, and versatile leather Naot Cetona boots. They’ll keep her toes toasty as she chases the grandkids across parking lots, preschool holiday celebrations, and arcades in style.
Phillip Kingsley Pure Silver Conditioner set
Probably not, if we’re being honest. Rather than having them run to the salon all the time to rise our the brassy discoloration that happens to silver and blonde shades, as well as those with highlights, help her preserve that well-deserved hair color longer by using the right products. She’ll love the Phillip Kingsley Pure Silver Conditioner set, and her colorist will be impressed too. She might also want to give these hair tricks from around the world a try, too.
Colorblock touchscreen gloves
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 Colorblock touchscreen gloves. Matching hat and glove sets are always great holiday gift ideas that end up being used and loved on a daily basis.
Sometimes the best holiday gifts for grandparents are the ones that remind them of you each and every day, and that’s exactly what a deliciously fragrant and long-lasting candle can do. This Paddywax candle offers all the benefits of aromatherapy, with the added bonuses of long burn times and uplifting ceramic canisters that can be reused when the candle is done. Now, does she know the right way to burn a candle?
TV Party Unisex Premium Readers
If Grandma is a style queen but always in need of her favorite readers, she’ll fawn over these eyebobs TV Party Unisex Premium Readers. 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.
Kobo Libra H2O reading tablet
Not everyone gets to retire with nothing to do, which is why the grandparents in your life will love a new Kobo Libra H2O reading tablet. They can read day or night with adjustable screen lighting, next to the pool or beach thanks to waterproof design, or while they’re in the air heading just about anywhere. Preload it with these 18 classic books you can read in a day.
Chico’s Contrast Trim Trench Coat
If Grandma has been known to complain about wearing bulky, heavy coats she will likely fall in love with the Chico’s Contrast Trim 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.
W& P Porter Bundle
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—and this W& P Porter Bundle will preserve their best outfits, sanity, and keep their drinks super warm (or cold!) for hours at a time.
Whal Myung Skin Elixir
Tell them they can fall in love with a new product, the herb-packed Whal Myung Skin Elixir, which was created specifically for the royal family of Korea and is finally being shared with the rest of the world. You know what else grandparents love? Experience gifts they can share with the family.
Lamo Men’s Scuff Slippers
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. Find out what to buy the guy who is impossible to shop for.
Dr. Organic Rose Restoring Night Cream
This Dr. Organic Rose Restoring Night Cream is the all-natural, vegan, cruelty-free way to enjoy a fresh bouquet every single day. The line includes everything she’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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