65 Mother’s Day Gifts for Grandma
This Mother's Day, spoil Grandma the way she's always spoiled you. We've got the gifts to help you do exactly that.
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Hey, it’s Grandma’s day, too
Remember all the times Grandma encouraged you and snuck you a couple of extra dollars and even defended you to her own children? She deserves to be celebrated on Mother’s Day just like Mom, and you want to make your gift personal so she really feels the love. Don’t wait until the last minute!
We’ve put together a list of special items that will give Grandma bragging rights when she talks to her friends. Whether her tastes run to food, clothes, taking walks, or doing puzzles—or even if she’s just all about her family— we’ve found gifts to make her smile at every price point, from coffee gifts to cashmere.
For the baker: Personalized Classic Loaf Pan from Personalization Mall
Give Grandma an incentive to keep baking for you with this kitchen-enhancing stoneware loaf pan personalized with her name or the message of your choice. Available in vivid cranberry red or turquoise blue, each piece is hand-glazed and is machine, oven, and dishwasher safe. If you’re lucky, your thank you may come in the form of some homemade banana bread.
For active grandmas: Tambo IV from Frankie4
With the fashion-forward design of these cool Australian sneakers, you’d never know their selling point is actually comfort. But they’re like walking on clouds. The podiatrist-designed soles have a triple layer of cushioning molded to deflect pressure away from areas prone to pain, there’s heel, arch, and forefoot support, shock absorption, and slip-resistance, and they’re incredibly lightweight. Among the over 840 nearly five-star reviews, one fan writes: “I started out with one pair, favored them every day since. Now I want to throw out all my shoes and replace them with Frankie’s. Working in retail I am on my feet 10 hours a day and they have saved my soles.”
For upgrading her eyewear: Pair Eyewear Larkin Eyeglasses
Starting at $60.00
If grandma has been wearing the same style of specs since your parents were kids, introduce her to Pair Eyewear, one of the best places to buy glasses online. Their glasses aren’t only affordable, but you can also pick her up a few of their magnetic toppers so she can change up her look every week. Bonus: younger kids will love seeing grandma in a topper from the brand’s collaboration with Sesame Street while older ones will think grandma’s really cool when they spy her in a topper from the Harry Potter collection. The frames are available with prescription lenses or as reading glasses.
For the coffee drinker: BLACK+DECKER 12-Cup Coffee Maker
A new coffee maker is a perfect gift for grandma because we’re guessing she hasn’t bought a new coffee maker in about a decade, so it’s something she inevitably needs and it’s something she’ll use every day and think of you. This Black and Decker coffee maker from the Honeycomb Collection comes in a stylish and refreshing white textured finish that will instantly modernize her kitchen. The 12-cup coffee maker is programmable, and brews coffee in regular or strong, and has a sneak-a-cup feature for those mornings when she’s in a rush.
For the new grandma: Century® Travel On™ LX 2-in-1 Compact Playard with Bassinet
Babies require a lot of gear, so make sure grandma is set up for visits from her new grandchild with her very own playard. This one from new brand Century comes with a removable bassinet where baby can safely nap. Then in the toddler years, it provides a safe place for her grandtot to play with no babyproofing required. Plus, it folds down for easy storage in between visits.
For the photo sharer: PhotoShare Friends and Family Smart Frame from Brookstone
Grandmas are all about photos, and now the whole family can send them straight to this frame so she’s always up to date on where everyone is and what they’re doing. Combining smart technology with great-looking home décor, the digital picture frame can sit in her home and surprise her at any time with new photos from the people she loves. It can hold up to 5,000 photos and display them in high-resolution color and brilliance. This just may end up being her most meaningful gift.
For the best hot beverages: Stagg EKG Electric Pour-over Kettle for Coffee and Tea from Fellow
This may be the most gorgeous kettle ever made but let’s not be shallow. Used in barista competitions across the country, it’s so much more than its good looks. The variable temperature control makes it easy to brew like a pro, and a switch of the toggle to “Hold” mode keeps Grandma’s beverage of choice hot for an hour. With its stunning design aesthetic and five color choices, including pink and copper, this kettle will take a place of honor on any counter and ensure that a nice cuppa is always at her fingertips.
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For puzzlers: Jane Austen’s Book Club 1,000 Piece Puzzle from Piece & Love by eeBoo
This woman-owned company makes colorful, glossy puzzles that are so much fun to do and result in a finished product Grandma will want to frame. This one, illustrated by Jennifer Orkin Lewis, features some of the world’s greatest women novelists: Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf, Zora Neale Hurston, and George Eliot. It’s empowering and a perfect activity for the two of you to tackle together.
For putting a ring on it: Beaded Stacking Ring from Ten Wilde
The great thing about gifting a ring to someone you love is that they get to look at it all the time. Your love for them is pretty much always staring them in the face. Grandma will be touched by this simple, gold-filled ring which is striking enough to wear on its own and dramatic when stacked. This could become a meaningful tradition with the goal of gifting her a ring to represent each grandchild.
For homebodies: Sydney Water Resistant Genuine Shearling Scuff Slipper from Dearfoams
The right slippers can make home feel so cozy, and since we’ve all been spending more time there than ever before, it’s important to get a pair you can really sink your feet into. Grandma may have had slippers from Dearfoams before—after all, they’re the makers of some of the best slippers for women—but these 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 water and stain-resistant suede, they feature the cushiest Australian Sheepskin lining which adjusts naturally to her body temperature so she stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They come in five colors and may inspire her to replace her shoe wardrobe with a slipper collection. These are more of the best
For the woman who hates vacuuming: k650 Robot Vacuum from yeedi
Chances are Grandma is not a fan of vacuuming so let this magical machine do the work for her. It’s got the world’s largest dustbin for maximum cleaning along with Quiet Mode for minimum noise. She can actually take a nap while her new favorite robot vacuums her house. If she has a pet, the k650 will make her even happier because its tangle-free brush picks up fur everywhere, including under the couch. She’ll wish all her chores could be done with yeedi’s “Set and forget” app-controlled feature.
For the gardener: Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden from AeroGarden
Homegrown always tastes best, and this brilliant indoor garden lets Grandma enjoy the whole plant-to-plate experience without having to worry about the weather. She will delight in growing Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley, Dill, Thyme, Thai Basil, and Mint from seeds, using only water. There’s no soil, no mess—just fresh herbs and veggies when she wants them. The control panel tells her when to add water and plant food (which is included), and it automatically turns the high-performance lighting system on and off as necessary. She will be shocked at how quickly the seeds grow and the abundant harvest it reaps. Just like that, Grandma’s dishes will be popping with flavor.
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For the sweet tooth: We Take The Cake Bouquet Cupcakes from Goldbelly
This Fort Lauderdale bakery made it onto Oprah’s Favorite Things list and it’s likely to make it onto Grandma’s, too. Their eye-popping, mouth-watering cupcakes are works of art—and better than a real floral bouquet because she can eat them. And, oh, will she eat them. Eight cupcakes—four chocolate and four golden butter—bloom with pink, purple, and white buttercream flowers. Forget the green thumb, and, instead, look for Grandma’s telltale pink, purple, and white thumb as she totally immerses herself in these sweet treats.
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For luxury lovers: The Judith Hoodie – Cashmere from M.M. LaFleur
If you’re looking for a real splurge gift for Grandma, this is it. She will never want to take off this cashmere hoodie, which zips up to wrap her in the softest hug. She may even want to sleep in it, which is fine. This is luxe loungewear at its best, and it immediately upgrades anything she pairs with it. It’s got a nice, relaxed fit, is wrinkle-resistant, and did we mention it’s luxurious? You may even consider getting the whole family involved to add the coordinating Keely Jogger cashmere sweatpants ($225; 15 percent off both pieces if you buy them as a complete set). You will make her feel like royalty but be warned you’ll have a hard time beating this gift next year.
For keepers of the photos: Color Series Photo Book from Artifact Uprising
Start a photo book collection for Grandma with custom 5″ x 5″ albums likely to become her most treasured possessions. Use different color covers to represent different seasons, events, or people—or just mix them up. It’s so easy to create books online and, ultimately, create a library. Since it may be a while since Grandma has seen her loved ones in person, these albums will be cherished even more deeply.
For on-trend comfort: Plush Slipper Sandal from Lifestride
Lifestride married sneakers with slippers to create this ingenious hybrid summer slip-on. They’re amazingly comfortable—with shock-absorbing foam insoles that distribute weight and relieve pressure, breathable microfiber linings, and a traction sole for extra stability. The on-trend faux fur is a style bonus all cool grandmas will appreciate. Comes in five colors, from off-white to basic black to animal print—for those extra spicy characters (you know who they are).
For the card player: William Morris Playing Card Set from Galison
Most Grandmas like a game of cards now and then so get her this beautiful set which comes with two standard size decks celebrating William Morris, who’s known for his stand-out tapestries, fabrics, wallpaper, furniture, and stained glass. The decks feature his famous Celandine and Seaweed designs, and they come individually boxed and packaged together in a keepsake drawer box. When Grandma pulls these beauties out, they’ll think she’s a pro.
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For a good night’s sleep: Luxury Body Pillow from Yana
If Grandma’s having trouble sleeping these days—and who’s not?—this luxurious pillow can be a game-changer. It wraps around her body to support it and make her feel like she’s being held gently as she drifts off to dreamland. Great for tightness and joint aches, it’s made from shredded latex that keeps its shape, and it features an organic cotton and bamboo exterior to keep her cool and comfortable. It’s big enough for two so Grandpa can reap the benefits, too.
For coffee lovers: Morning Glory Fair Trade Organic Whole Bean Coffee from Happy Day Brands
If Grandma isn’t herself until her morning coffee and is always happy to try a new roast, she will be super excited to receive a bag (or two) of fair trade, organic coffee from do-gooder company, Happy Day Brands. They offer decaf and caffeinated versions of Espresso, French Roast, and Morning Glory—a bold, blended medium-dark roast with notes of vanilla and caramel—along with roasts from Guatemala, Peru, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, and more. Best of all, every product purchased provides a meal to Feeding America food banks through Happy Day Brands’ “Buy One, Give One” program.
For the Francophile: French Dictionary Earrings from Sally Prangley Studio
If Grandma, like Audrey Hepburn, believes that Paris is always a good idea, these one-of-a-kind earrings will inspire a heartfelt “J’adore!” Handmade by artist extraordinaire Sally Prangley, they feature pages from a vintage 1932 French dictionary and a variety of other papers. They’re available in a number of colors and will become conversation pieces when she’s out and about. She should be prepared for lots of compliments in any language.
For putting a spring in her step: The Flat from Rothy’s
There’s nothing like a pair of super comfortable shoes that look as good as they feel to make Grandma genuinely happy. Those shoes really do exist and they’re made by Rothy’s. Their classic flats come in 20 different colors and prints, and they’ll make her kick off those ratty old sneakers once she spends a couple of hours in them. Made of recycled plastic water bottles, they’re machine washable, and they prove that the way to Grandma’s heart just may be through her feet.
For the tea lover: Wood House Tea Bag Caddy from Lockwood
This tea bag caddy is so cute, it will take a place of pride in Grandma’s kitchen. Made of reclaimed wood, it conveniently stores her tea bags until she’s ready to pull one out. She will want to use this so often, it may even inspire daily afternoon tea. Don’t forget the homemade scones!
For softies: Ultra-Soft Bamboo Pullover Crew from Cozy Earth
With more than 4,000 five-star reviews, Cozy Earth is a favorite of women (including Oprah!) who appreciate its luxurious, super soft bamboo-based fabric. This casual yet sophisticated pullover will quickly replace Grandma’s old sweatshirt because of its flattering design and cozy feel. It comes in five go-with-anything neutrals, is guaranteed not to pill, and its enhanced breathability will keep her comfortable whether she’s walking outside or lounging on the couch.
For the bookworm: Anne of Green Gables Book Flower from Literary Blooms
Starting at $23.00
If Grandma turned you into a reader with your own copy of Anne of Green Gables when you were little, you can now return the favor with this unique paper rose handmade from the pages of the classic book—or another title that means something special to her. Literary Blooms was created by a mother and daughter who upcycle damaged books that can no longer be donated or sold. They hand-cut and shape each flower and attach a green leafy stem. Order an individual stem or a bouquet. No watering required, although a few tears of joy may be shed.
For the cook: Always Pan from Our Place
How does a pan—a pan!—develop a cult following and inspire a waitlist of 30,000 people? Once Grandma tries the Always Pan, she will understand. Available in seven colors, this stunning and surprisingly lightweight ceramic pan is literally the only one she needs to own, replacing—ready?—her fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. It pretty much does everything—beautifully. Don’t be surprised if Grandma asks you to help her create an Instagram account to show it off.
For the ones with cold feet: Shoe with Rubber Sole from Glerups
Starting at $89.95
OK, you’ve got to love a company started in Denmark when a woman named Nanny felted her first pair of boots using wool from her own Gotland sheep. We know Grandma will definitely love Nanny’s results. These shoes are so comfortable because their shape follows the contours of the foot, ensuring they will stay on. The 100 percent pure natural wool is soft and itch-free, protecting against odor and absorbing moisture to keep feet dry. It’s also, surprisingly, meant to be worn year-round, keeping Grandma warm in the cold, cool in the heat, and always happy.
For generational bonding: Grandma and Me Explore Outdoors Activity Kit from Little Bridges
Experiential gifts are the best, especially when they can be shared by Grandma and her young grandchild. Award-winning children’s book author Kate Jerome created Little Bridges to connect the generations through meaningful conversations inspired by fun activities. This boxed set encourages pandemic-friendly outdoor bonding with a magnifying glass, sidewalk chalk, paint pens, a nature storybook, and a solar print kit. It even includes a child-size backpack, which can be personalized, and a keepsake Outdoor Activity Journal to document their time together so they can build memories to look back on later.
For the hostess: Foodi 6-in-1 8-qt. 2-Basket Air Fryer from Ninja
If Grandma loves her one basket air fryer, she’ll love this one twice as much. The first air fryer with two separate baskets, it lets her cook two different foods two different ways at once—and have them finish at the same time. It features six customizable programs including Air Fry, Air Broil, Roast, Bake, Reheat, and Dehydrate, and offers an extra-large eight-quart capacity for making quick family meals. Bonus: you’ll be invited for dinner way more often.
For the first-time grandma: The First-Time Grandmother’s Journal by Lisa Carpenter
This keepsake journal is filled with “inspiring prompts to celebrate your experience with a new grandchild.” As the grandma of four grandsons, two step-grandsons, and—at the time of her writing—one on the way, Lisa Carpenter knows a thing or two about grandparenting. The founder of the popular blog, GrandmasBriefs.com, she has put together a beautifully-illustrated journal that lets new grandmas navigate their feelings and gain wisdom shared by others. This will become a treasured memento to look back on years from now.
For those who like a place for everything: 3-Tier Fruit Basket Holder from Made Terra
This versatile three-tier basket can be used for organizing and displaying pretty much anything. It’s handcrafted by artisans in the Kim Son region, which has been the home of sedge and seagrass craftsmanship in Vietnam for two centuries. The lovely piece is made from structured steel, then covered with handwoven seagrass. It’s environmentally-friendly and adds a touch of rustic beauty to any kitchen.
For cozying up: Cabin Cuffed Cute Bootie Slipper from Lemon
Lemon is all about comfort, and their collection features the cutest, coziest slippers, socks, throws, and leggings. These hand-knit bootie slippers are as lovingly made as if Grandma had knit them herself but Lemon takes them a couple of steps further with a faux fur lining and leather sole. You’ll want to buy these in bulk for every woman in your life.
For the art lover: Andy Warhol Brillo Tote Bag from Galison
Forget the old lady tote bags and give Grandma this pop art canvas masterpiece featuring Andy Warhol’s iconic Brillo Soap Pad Box. She may even remember the exhibit that first introduced this piece to the world in 1964, and she’ll proudly carry this tote to the grocery store to pick up her own box of Brillo. The bag has a cotton lining and comes with three different limited-edition Warhol pins.
For the hiker: Mojito Casual Shoe from SCARPA
Starting at $99.70
This gorgeous shoe is a cult favorite and the Italian brand’s top seller worldwide. SCARPA actually means “shoe” in Italian, and the fact that their performance footwear is crafted in Italy may account for its good looks. These are as at home on city streets as they are on the trail. The suede Mojitos come in so many stunning colors but it’s their cushy and supportive comfort that will really count for Grandma. Even if she’s not climbing mountains, she just may move them.
For the win: Pull-On Skinny Legging Pants from NYDJ
Don’t be fooled by the sleek look of these beauties. A signature piece of NYDJ’s new Sculpt-Her collection, they’re meant to flatten and flatter any body type, and they are definitely grandma-friendly. (Remember, NYDJ stands for Not Your Daughter’s Jeans.) Made of high-performance stretch fabric, they’re comfortable enough to go from day to evening and are a major style upgrade from the bottoms most of us have been living in for the past year.
For the fashionista: Christian Lacroix Heritage Collection Photocall Double-Sided Puzzle from Galison
Galison’s Christian Lacroix puzzles are a delight, filled with the legendary designer’s exuberance and some of his most beloved artwork. This double-sided puzzle features haute couture fashion sketches and starbursts on one side and an illustrated floral and black design on the other. Grandma will feel as creative as Lacroix himself as she works with the pieces on her own kind of fittings.
For sweet dreams: Sleepshirt Pajamas from PLUMS Underwear Co.
$29.95 to $48.00
A good night’s sleep is so important, and this soft, stretchy nightshirt will send Grandma off to dreamland in style. Available in a dozen prints, it’s silky smooth, and breathable to keep her cool, and it features contrast pajama piping, tagless labeling, and even a pocket. She’ll want to wear it all day and, thanks to a tailored silhouette and extended rear hem that makes it versatile enough to throw over jeans or leggings, she can.
For insomniacs: Tulip Fields Night Light from Uncommon Goods
Brighten up her night with this beautiful night light covered in textured, recycled-glass tulips. The soothing flowers make a pretty piece of art even when the light is off but, when it’s on, it offers a soft, comforting touch to any dark area. Handmade from 100 percent post-consumer bottle glass by artists Vawn and Mike Gray, it will literally light the way when Grandma gets up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.
For brunch lovers: Russ & Daughters New York Brunch from Goldbelly
You can’t take Grandma out for brunch this year but you can send one of New York City’s most iconic brunches to her. Russ & Daughters has been serving up some of the best appetizing around for more than a century, and it can now be enjoyed anywhere in the country. This yummy spread features one pound of sliced Gaspe Nova Smoked Salmon, six assorted bagels, one pound of plain cream cheese, one chocolate babka, one pound Private Blend Coffee, and a Russ & Daughters insulated tote bag and a ceramic mug. There’s plenty to share but no guarantees she will. “Babka?” she may say. “What babka?”
For sticking the landing: Be Strong Marbled Grip Socks from Sticky Be Socks
With everyone staying home, socks have basically become the new shoes. But, on wood floors, socks can be slippery. Female-owned wellness brand, Sticky Be Socks, created these no-slip grippers to keep everyone safely on their feet. They’re made of natural fine cotton yarn for sweat absorption and breathability and they feature elastic arch support and a padded footbed. Designed for emotional health, as well, each pair of socks has an inspiring message woven into the front. So every time Grandma looks down, she will remember to “Be Strong.” And she won’t have to worry about falling when she races to pick up the phone so she doesn’t miss your call.
For the candle lover: Skandinavisk ROSENHAVE Scented Candle
One sniff of this handsome candle and you’ll imagine you’ve stepped into a Danish rose garden, with its scent notes of Alba rose and elderflower, geranium and blackcurrent buds. Made in France using a sustainably farmed and non-GMO Swedish rapeseed wax blend, the candle has a slow, stable burn that will scent a mid-sized room for 50 hours—long enough for Grandma to fall in love with the fragrance and start hinting that she’d like another one.
For the chocoholic: Neuhaus Carre Pencil Box – Dark Chocolate from Simply Chocolate
You can never go wrong with chocolate but this elegant gift box is especially thoughtful because it contains individually-wrapped little gems so Grandma can savor one perfect square at a time, practically guilt-free. There are eight pieces each of five classic Neuhaus Belgian dark chocolate varieties: Dark Cocoa 70 percent, Dark Cocoa 55 percent, Orange, Sesame, and Raspberry. Each one is rich and flavorful and a perfect treat at the end of the day.
For green thumbs: Ficus Lyrata, Little Fiddle Bambino Trending Tropical Collection Live Indoor Plant from Costa Farms
Costa Farms is one of the largest horticultural growers in the world, and their bold and dramatic houseplants are a lovely way to bring the outdoors in all year round. With its large, fiddle-shaped leaves, this Amazon’s Choice doesn’t need much space to make a big design impact. It comes in a white, ceramic planter that will fit in with any décor, and it looks great on a shelf or table. Grandma will love its easy maintenance.
For the foodie: Brio 15.5 Quart Air Fryer Oven + Grill from NuWave
Pretty much the only small appliance Grandma needs in her kitchen, this do-everything air fryer includes a non-stick grill plate and stainless steel roasting drum for the best burgers, steaks, and even rotisserie chicken indoors all year round. It has a huge 15.5-quart capacity and comes with three cooking racks, a drip tray, a rotisserie kit, and an integrated temperature probe to avoid under-or overcooking food. It even comes with 100 preprogrammed presets and the option to store more of your own so meals can be done with the press of a button. Plus, everything can go into the dishwasher for fast, easy cleanup. Watch Grandma suddenly enjoy cooking again.
For sweater weather: Featherweight Alpaca V-Neck Pullover from Peruvian Connection
Starting at $88.00
Every woman needs a sweater that always makes her feel good and this one is likely to become it. Made in Peru from the softest, lightweight alpaca fiber, it’s versatile and looks just as good with jeans as it does with a skirt. Plus, it’s hypoallergenic. The use of alpaca fiber actually promotes sustainable agriculture in the Andes so Grandma can feel good that her beautiful gift supports traditional Peruvian shearing practices which are grounded in the well-being of these gentle animals.
For New Yorkers: New Yorker Sunday in Central Park Puzzle from New York Puzzle Company
If Grandma’s pile of New Yorker magazines has been growing for years, she’ll appreciate this 1000 piece puzzle of the iconic magazine’s July 15, 1991 cover by Bob Knox. Paying tribute to George Seurat’s famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, this New York version celebrates Central Park in all its glory. Living in the city can definitely be challenging—just like this puzzle.
For nighttime hair washers: The Pillowcase for Wetheads from Dryzzz
Taking a shower at night can be very relaxing but getting into bed with wet hair can leave Grandma with a soggy pillow. This brilliant, double-sided pillowcase is a game-changer. One side is satin, which is better than standard cotton for keeping hair shiny and smooth while sleeping, and the other side is a microfiber towel with a waterproof liner that absorbs moisture. She’ll sleep well, knowing her hair will dry without destroying her bedding and that a portion of the proceeds from the pillowcase benefits Sofia’s Hope to fund research for childhood cancer.
For the wine taster: Wild Child Flight from In Good Taste
These beautiful little bottles of wine just may be Grandma’s alter ego in liquid form. In Good Taste’s eclectic tasting kits are a fun way to be introduced to new, less traditional wines, and this one comes with eight free-spirited, by-the-glass bottles featuring tasting notes of everything from black cherry and vanilla to honeysuckle, apricot, and baked apple. Trying a glass is so much less intimidating than having to buy a whole bottle, and this is a great way to expand her palate. Once she’s discovered a new favorite, she can then order a bottle. She can even join a complimentary virtual tasting, where she’s likely to raise a glass to you.
For the organizer: Designer Desk Organizer Set from Erin Condren
No one makes organizing easier—and prettier—than Erin Condren. This Amazon’s Choice four-piece set helps Grandma organize her desk, old-school style. It comes with a cup to hold pens and pencils, a letter sorter, a tray for important papers, and a file box for magazines. Everything is made from premium, heavyweight board wrapped with designer coated paper. There are six different colors/designs but the bestselling Colorful Kaleidoscope will add a touch of cheer even when she’s doing boring paperwork.
For the home decorator: Artists in Residence: Seventeen Artists and Their Living Spaces, from Giverny to Casa Azul
Grandmas who are always changing up their surroundings and who love spending time touring historic homes and attending open houses will adore this book by Melissa Wyse (Author) and Kate Lewis (Illustrator) that gives them a peek into the personal spaces of some of their favorite artists. The illustrations, based on in-person visits and archival records, are frame-worthy pieces themselves, offering a fresh perspective on sacred spaces like Henri Matisse’s living room, Claude Monet’s kitchen, and Georgia O’Keefe’s front door. The stories behind them are fascinating and may inspire Grandma to redo a room or two of her own.
For the power-hungry: Mobile Charging Kit from OtterBox
Grandma always taught you to be prepared so help her do the same with this portable charger that will power her phone when the battery has run out. She can keep it ready in case of a blackout or when she’s traveling and can’t get to an outlet. The three-in-one cable will fit any device, even an older model. It comes in four colors, and you may want to opt for Rock Candy Blue or Cake Pop Pink for quick visibility at the bottom of a purse.
For accident-prone fashionistas: Aloe Long Sleeve Linen Shirt from Ably
A crisp white linen shirt is a wardrobe staple but who wants to have to keep washing and ironing it to keep it looking its best? Or worrying that you’re going to spill red wine on it or stain it with tomato sauce? Ably has transformed the high maintenance classic into an easy peasy sure-to-be favorite, using 100 percent premium Filium® activated linen to repel stains, odors, and liquids. It’s machine-washable, quick-drying, and it runs a little large for a relaxed, flowing fit. Luckily, it comes in four additional colors so Grandma can wear one every day of the workweek.
For the list maker: Limited Edition Sakura Notebook from Moleskine
The iconic Moleskine notebook has been prettied up with a tactile silk cover and delicate pink and white floral print that pays tribute to the beauty of Japanese cherry blossoms. This special time of year signals the coming of spring and a season of rebirth. Grandma can keep this lovely notebook in her bag or by her bedside to write down her thoughts, her lists, maybe even the beginning of her memoir.
For t (shirt) birds: Cozy Up T-Shirt from prAna
We’ve all been living in t-shirts this year but this one is actually nice enough for Grandma to wear outside without feeling like she has to make excuses. prAna is all about sustainability and style, and they’ve created the perfect tee from a blend of hemp, recycled polyester, and TENCEL™ Lyocell. It has natural odor-reducing properties and UPF 30+ so she can take a walk and keep active. She may want this t-shirt in all nine colors.
For delicate flowers: Catherine Weitzman Rose Petal Heart necklace from Uncommon Goods
Who says flowers don’t last? For each one-of-a-kind necklace, jeweler Catherine Weitzman takes a real rose petal, shapes it into a heart, then hand-presses it between the glass of a branch-adorned pendant. Handmade in Hawaii, this is a very special gift for a very special Grandma.
For letter writers: Wayne Thiebaud Treats Notecards
Wayne Thiebaud is world-renowned for his deliciously decadent paintings of desserts, 20 of which are represented on these signature notecards. There are cakes and pies and doughnuts—oh my!—and they’ll be a welcome surprise in any recipient’s mailbox if Grandma can actually part with them.
For going with the flow: Esme Blouse from Splendid
There’s a good chance your Grandma is already a fan of Splendid because they make clothes that are casual but polished and are all about comfort. This beautifully textured blouse is a great example, with its flattering shape and Dobby fabric. It’s loose-fitting but creates a put-together look no matter what it’s paired with.
For the soft-hearted: Connected Heart to Heart from Slumberkins
Stay connected to Grandma with this plush little heart that will remind her of you every time she looks at it. The set comes with two Connection Hearts, one Affirmation Card, one Note Card, and one envelope. Keep one heart for yourself, then give her the other one with a handwritten, personal message. It will make you think of each other often and will create an even stronger bond than you already have.
For the outdoorswoman: Ensenada Sun Hoody from Outdoor Research
Starting at $64.27
This great-looking pullover will get Grandma outside and moving. Its performance fabric (modal/poly/cotton/elastane) is lightweight, breathable, quick-drying, wicking—everything that makes it easier for her to take a walk or hike with you. It even has movement-mirroring stretch for comfort and UPF 50+ for sun protection. This will become her go-to wherever she goes.
For preventing hat head: Satin-Lined Baseball Hat from Grace Eleyae
Whether or not Grandma is a hat person, she will become one when she tries on this satin-lined baseball cap. The stylish, well-shaped cap will protect her from the sun but the most unique part is what’s underneath it. A smooth, satin lining protects her scalp from friction and prevents frizz, flyaway hair, and breakage, allowing thinning hair to rejuvenate. All of Grace Eleyae’s hats are lined with satin or silk to protect fragile hair, and Grandma will join Oprah in declaring them a Favorite Thing.
For lit nights: S’mores Night Pack from City Bonfires
This portable bonfire is such a clever idea and a fun way to gather the family together outdoors. You get a crackling fire with no mess, no ashes, no flying embers, no smoke. The kit comes with everything you need for yummy s’mores —graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate – along with skewers, the actual City Bonfire, and an EZ Lighter. This is the stuff memories are made of.
For healthy sleep: Celliant sheets from Sleepletics
These luxurious sheets are made with patented Celliant fabric which is infused with minerals that convert body heat into infrared energy, then return it to your body to improve circulation and help you recover faster from physical activity. What?! Yes, Celliant is an FDA-determined medical device and general wellness product that’s clinically proven to help reduce body aches, boost energy and stamina, improve strength, and enhance athletic performance – all during sleep! All Grandma will care about, though, is that these sheets are super comfy and that she woke up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
For updating a classic: Kane Slip-On Mule from Dansko
Starting at $73.55
Grandma probably has a pair of Dansko clogs in her closet but she will love their new Kane, which is lightweight, backless and so cheery in Vintage Tropical or yellow. It provides excellent shock absorption and support and features a removable footbed. Plus, it’s the first Dansko clog to be made with over 50 percent carbon negative “I’m green” bio-based EVA (the rubber-like material used for soles) so Grandma can feel she’s putting her best foot forward.
For running hot or cold: Heat Bag from Ostrichpillow
So much cozier and on-point than a heating pad and less messy than a hot water bottle, this Heat Bag from self-care brand, Ostrichpillow, is as soothing and comforting as a stuffie. Grandma can place the clay bag in the microwave or freezer, depending on whether she needs to heat or ice an achy spot, then slip it into its washable, recycled foam cover. Heated, it will warm cold feet in bed and hearts anywhere.
For dressing the part: Larkspur Bib Apron from Rendall Co.
It’s time for Grandma to replace her frilly old apron with this fresh, modern one that will give her the confidence of a top chef. Its bib offers full protection from spills and splatters, and two generously-sized pockets hold her essentials. Available in two solid denim washes and the Wabash Dot, this workhorse may give her a bold new approach to cooking.
For readers: Sullivan Readers from Look Optic
There’s a good chance Grandma has reading glasses all over her house but it’s unlikely any of them are as fashion-forward as these. The flattering Sullivan comes in lots of rich colors so she can wear them as accessories to coordinate with her clothes and her mood. Why see the world through rose-colored glasses when she can opt for the limited edition, super stylish Champagne? She can try out different styles with Look’s virtual mirror and choose the magnification that works best for her. These readers are easy on the eyes and a percentage of each sale is donated to charity: water.
For big dippers: Dipping Essentials Gift Set from Vervana
Vervana is redefining comfort food with a gourmet line that offers healthy and delicious olive oils and spice blends. Created by a doctor, their products are all made with clean, nutritious ingredients that Grandma will appreciate. This gift set comes with a bottle of organic extra virgin olive oil, Italian Seasoning and Dipping Blend plus a gorgeous olive wood bowl and spoon. Add a loaf of fresh bread for a chef’s kiss of a gift.