The 56 Best Gifts for Grandma, from a Pet Portrait to a Wine Subscription

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Nana, grandma, grammy—or whatever you may call your beloved grandmother—deserves a gift that’s as special as she is for whatever the occasion may be. We asked a few *actual* grandmas to tell us what presents would truly make their day. So then what does she really want, may you ask?  Whether she's an avid gardener, morning walker, TV binger or bookworm—there's a gift on this list that is perfectly personalized for her. From a fancy stand mixer and a sweater she’s sure to love to a grow-her-own flower kit, here are 56 of the best gifts to buy your Bubbe (or your mom, if the gift is “from the kids”).

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Best Buy

1. Irobot Roomba Robot Vacuum

For the Neat Freak

An automatic, self-emptying vacuum will make it a lot easier to keep her floors spick and span—just the way she likes them. She can even pair this guy with her Alexa or Google Assistant for voice-activated control, or just simply tap the clean button and watch the little bot do its thing.


2. Cosori Speed Boil Electric Kettle

For the Tea Drinker

This electric kettle can hold up to seven cups of water (great for when the crew comes over for mah-jongg), and in as little as three minutes, hot water will be ready to steep a cup of chamomile or a bowl of oatmeal without using the microwave or stove. No wonder it has over 14,000 five-star ratings on Amazon.


3. Ring Video Doorbell

For the Grandma Who Has Tons of Guests

Guests will be able to ring this doorbell instead of knock, and an alert will be sent to your grandma’s phone so she can see who is there before she answers the door. If your grandma loves having people over (or you’re constantly showing up unannounced) this will make her life easier instead of running to the front door with every new arrival.


4. Leatherology Deluxe Checkbook Holder

For the Grandma Who Still Uses Checks

We don’t know about your nana, but ours still loves to hand out a check at every holiday and birthday. So next time she whips out her checkbook, make sure she does it in style.


5. Frame Chain Jackie Oh Eyeglass Chain

Eyeglass chains are on-trend right now, which is fortunate, because your grammy is known for misplacing her glasses. (They’re on your head, Gram!) Yes, it’s a practical gift: The frame chain keeps her sunnies, reading glasses or everydayers from going MIA. But it’s also a really great excuse to wear some more jewelry. We love the delicate gold oval links.


6. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum

For the Grandma Who Always Smells Great

Granny deserves to be spritzed with a rich, classic scent that lasts all day long, and this timeless Chanel perfume is a delightful choice. The warm, feminine fragrance is decorated with notes of amber and tonka bean for an effortlessly light but sweet smell.


7. Anthropologie Ora Placemat

For the Grandma Who Loves Pops of Color

Whether her dining her room table is an 18th-century antique or an IKEA steal, these cotton placements can add just the right touch of charm and color to the tablescape. And don’t worry, they’re machine washable. So break out her favorite red while you’re at it.


8. Silebi Watering Can

For the Plant Lover

If she’s been using a cup to water her beloved house plants, grab her this adorable watering can that doubles as cute décor when it’s not in use. And she won’t have to worry about refilling too often because this one holds a half gallon of H2O.


9. Le Labo Candle Discover Set

For the Grandma Who Loves Candles

A candle for the bedroom, living room and kitchen with complementary scents will create a soothing ambience to her home. This trio has a light, vibrant and floral set of notes that will smell lovely no matter the season.


10. Nuface Mini

For the Skincare-Obsessed Grandma

We’re sure grandma has the oldest tricks in the books to keep her beautiful face glowing, but this tool will help her achieve that without having to stick her face in a bowl of ice water. (Even though by the looks, it’s working.) The microcurrents will massage deep into her skin to help minimize fine lines and rejuvenate her face’s natural glow.


11. Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

For the Grandma Who Deserves Some R&R

A pillowcase wasn't at the top of our list (or even our top 20 ideas)...until we called our grandma directly. She didn't hesitate to rave about how she's dreamed of getting a silk pillowcase, since they're breathable, gentle on the skin and known for keeping hair frizz-free. It's the kind of splurge she may not make for herself, so you should totally take the initiative.

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12. Our Place Always Pan

For the Grandma Who Loves Whipping Up Dishes for Guests

Does your grandma always end up whipping up something for you to eat when you visit? Well, you should know she secretly loves doing it, which is why this gift is perfect for her. Your grammy will be obsessed with the versatility of the cult-favorite pan and its silky nonstick surface and stunning, sleek design.


Best for Any Grandma

She can ask the Google Nest Mini about the weather and news or use it to stream her favorite music. The only thing is you may have to help set it up for her, but once you do, she'll be good to go.


14. 2021 Apple 10.2-inch Ipad

For the Traveling Grandma Who Never Wants to Miss a Beat

If your grandma always seems to be traveling, she'll appreciate an iPad. It offers her the same luxuries as a computer (minus an actual keyboard, of course). So she can go from watching her favorite shows while she's on the plane to Facetiming the family when she gets checked into her hotel room.

Uncommon Goods

15. Birth Month Flower Grow Kit

For the Gardening Grandma

If your granny has a green thumb, she'll love this grow-your-own flower kit. Select the flower that represents the month she was born and she'll get to watch it bloom over time.


16. Nordstrom Moonlight Pajamas

For the Grandma Who Needs New PJs

Contrary to popular belief, most grandmothers have no desire to wear a giant muumuu to bed. They do, however, like supersoft pajama sets. This classic one from Nordstrom has amassed over 1,000 five-star reviews thanks to its relaxed fit and lightweight feel.

Available in sizes XXS to XL.


17. Weleda Skin Food Ultra-rich Cream

For the Grandma Who’s Constantly Washing Her Hands

“It sounds simple, but I would love to get a good hand cream that doesn’t leave behind any film or residue,” one granny told us, going on to detail how her hands are in rough shape after almost two years of constant washing and hand sanitizer application. This popular formula from Weleda should help with all that. It’s infused with essential fatty acids and vitamin E to moisturize, plus organic pansy and calendula flower to soothe and repair irritated skin.


18. Smeg Stand Mixer

For the Baker

Your grandma has had her handheld mixer so long, it starts to give off a smoky smell when she whips up a batch of her famous cookies. Treat her to this standing model from Smeg and she’ll never look back. The retro ’50s design will remind her of her younger years and will look great on her kitchen countertop.



For the Grandma That Lives Far Away

Keep your granny up to date on everything that's going on in your life by emailing photos right to this digital photo frame. Since it connects to WiFi, all of your family members can send photos to it, regardless of where they live. Plus, getting it up and running is super easy, so even if she's a total tech novice, she won't have anything to worry about.


20. Sarah Chloe Diamond Accent Locket Necklace

For the Sentimental Grandma

She already carries pictures of the kids with her everywhere she goes (they’re her phone background, of course), but there’s something about a locket that just feels extra special. Have a photo of your family professionally placed in this 14-karat gold plated locket for a gift that’s sure to make her cry—in the best way.

Best Buy

21. Fitbit Versa 3

For the Grandma Looking to Get Her Steps in

“I just got this new Fitbit and I’m amazed by how it can do so many things,” one grandma told us, referring to built-in GPS, fitness tracking, call and texting features. The only problem? But heads up at syncing the Fitbit app on her phone can be a little tricky, so you might want to lend her a hand.

Uncommon Goods


For the Old Fashioned Granny

Maybe she has a smart phone or maybe she's stuck with her landline all of these years. Regardless of how you keep in touch with her nowadays, nothing beats traditional snail mail. This set comes with everything from envelopes and stationary, to fun games like Tic-Tac-Toe and cute writing prompts for the both of you to send back and forth. Besides, who could be a better pen pal than your grandma?

Uncommon Goods

23. Winter Paint-by-number Kit

For the Artistic Grandma

Let her fill up her free time crafting her own art work. This paint-by-number kit has everything she'll need to play Van Gogh: artist-quality canvases, brushes and water-based acrylic paints. Plus, she'll get so excited to share her masterpieces with you once she's finished.

Uncommon Goods

24. Overnight Foot Care Kit

For the Grandma Who Walks

Whether she's an avid early-morning walker or loves to hit the gym, her feet take a beating. Let her pamper herself with some extra TLC while she sleeps. After using this super nourishing, rosemary-mint scented foot cream and fuzzy socks set, she'll wake up in the morning relaxed with baby-soft soles.

Uncommon Goods

25. Personalized Family Tandem Bike Art

For the Art Collector

It goes without saying that she loves her family more than anything. Give her a family portrait she'll cherish with this sweet print that can include everyone from her kids and grandkids to her beloved furry friend.


26. Bearaby 15lb Cotton Napper

For the Worrywart

We got one of these for our grandma last Christmas, and she sleeps under it almost every night. The blanket’s knit layers of organic cotton give it 15 pounds of weight, which create a soothing sensation, almost like you’re being hugged, when you lay under it. Bearaby’s weighted blankets are by far the chicest on the market, too.


27. Ugg Ansley Water Resistant Slipper

For the Grandma Who Needs New Slippers

We got these for our grandma five Decembers ago and they’re still going strong. Sure, the shearling lining isn’t quite as fluffy as it once was, but she swears they still keep her feet toasty. The sturdy EVA sole ensures that she won’t slip and makes them suitable for outdoor wear, in case she has to venture outside to grab the paper. And the suede exterior is water resistant, which might explain why these babies will last forever.

Uncommon Goods

28. My Family Cookbook

For the Grandma with All the Best Recipes

Whether she loves baking up a storm or playing chef and cooking tasty meals, she's going to need a place to jot down all those recipes she's famous for. And chances are, she knows some top-secret family recipes that have been passed down through the generations, so getting to share those with her grandkids will have an extra sentimental value.

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29. Lord Jones High Cbd Formula Body Lotion

For the Grandma with Arthritis

Unfortunately, age often comes with an increase in aches and pains. If Grammie has been complaining about her sore knees or her arthritis acting up, put a bottle of this CBD-infused body lotion in her stocking. Reviewers say the 100mg of CBD help to ease pain and soreness almost instantly.

30. Papier Daily Planner

For the Grandma Who's Always on the Move

This personalized planner is so much more than your typical day tracker. It includes shopping and to-do lists, spots to prioritize your day (perfect for anyone who needs to brain dump all they've got going on in the to-do list, then sort it out in the priority section), as well as goal tracking and mind mapping activities. You already know grandma's unstoppable; this is just the backup she needs to take the world by storm.

Uncommon Goods

31. Personalized Family Mugs

For the Coffee Drinker

These are no ordinary coffee mugs. One side displays your family name, while the other shows the artist's depiction of the chosen family member, up to the skin tone, clothing and hair color. Send her a set with one for each of the gang and she'll smile every morning she takes a sip of her fave caffeinated beverage.

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32. Rifle Paper Co. Recipe Tin

For the Home Cook

Help Nan upgrade her recipe organization game by putting one of these pretty recipe tins from Rifle Paper Co. under the tree. She can store her existing loose-leaf recipes inside, or transfer some of them over onto the included 24 recipe cards. It even comes with 12 divider cards, to help separate out meals by category.


33. Kaf-home Tailor Cotton Apron

For the Messy Baker

Her cupcakes are out of this world, but the mess she leaves behind post-baking isn't. Help her keep her clothes nice and clean as she cooks up a storm with this 100 percent cotton apron that comes in a variety of cheerful colors.


34. Shutterfly Personalized Wall Calendar

For the Grandma Who Likes to Plan

Fill any of these calendars with pictures of the grandkids (and granddogs, of course), for a super easy-yet-meaningful gift. Include important dates like family birthdays and anniversaries to truly make it feel personalized. And don’t be surprised if you see it hanging on the fridge the next time you’re over at her house…


35. Grandkid Name Pillow

For the Couch Potato

Let her adorn her fave lounging spot with a personalized pillow showcasing all the names of her grandkiddos.


36. Knock Knock What I Love About Grandma Fill In The Love

For the Nostalgic Grandma

Another sentimental idea? This little fill-in-the-blank book which features prompts like “I love how you always say ____” and “I love to play ____ with you.” Have the grandkids fill it out themselves (with your translations below, of course) and it’s sure to be Mom’s favorite gift by far.


37. Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy

For the Bubble Bath Regular

Considering this bathtub tray has a wine glass slot, a book/tablet holder, and removable compartments for candles, bath salts and bubble bath, we’re not exactly surprised it’s amassed over 18,000 five-star ratings. Something tells us Nonna is going to be speechless when she unwraps this one. Bundle it with some aromatherapy bath salts to really take the gift to the next level.


38. Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Robe

For the Grandma Who Needs a New Robe

Made from the same material as Barefoot Dreams’ mega popular throw blankets, she’ll want to stay in this supersoft microfiber robe all day long. And since she’s retired, she totally can. “This robe is the most amazing thing I have ever felt on my skin. Soft as butter!” one buyer declares.

Available in sizes 1-4.


39. Charter Club Crewneck Cashmere Sweater

For the Hard-to-Shop-For

Have you ever met someone who doesn’t like cashmere? We haven’t. So, when it comes to pleasing even the pickiest grandmas, you can’t go wrong with this 100 percent cashmere sweater. And the 22 different colors mean she can always exchange it if she doesn’t like the one you choose. Psst, it’s available in plus sizes too.

Available in sizes XS to XL.


40. Facebook Portal Smart Video Calling Device

For the Grandma Who Loves to Video Chat

Gigi loves FaceTiming with the grandkids, but she hates having to hold her phone out in front her the whole time. With this smart device, she won’t have to. She can set the 10-inch-wide device on a side table or her kitchen counter and video chat hands-free, so long as the people on the receiving end have Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. It can even understand voice commands thanks to Amazon Alexa, if she doesn’t want to bother with using the touchscreen.


41. Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker (set Of 2)

For the Forgetful Grandma

Look, we all misplace our phone from time to time. But if your grandmother is notorious for losing her reading glasses, you should really think about getting her a Tile Pro. She can slip the slim device into her glasses case, put it in her wallet or attach it to any other essential she doesn’t want to lose. The Tile Pro syncs up to an app on her phone so she can easily locate her items.


42. Homde Jewelry Organizer

For the Grandma with an Impressive Jewelry Collection

This four-drawer jewelry organizer also has two side cabinets and a top compartment, making it the perfect solution to Gram’s overflowing jewelry box. “It literally [fits] every piece of jewelry I own, which is shocking, and it looks fairly unassuming on our vanity stand near the bathroom,” says one reviewer.


43. Silhouettesbyelle Hand Cut Custom Silhouette Portrait

For the Grandma Whose House is Already Covered in Photos of the Grandkids

Speaking of the grandkids, here’s another gift centered around them she’ll love: A silhouette portrait. All you have to do is send this Etsy seller a side profile photo of each person you want included and select what size you want. She’ll take care of the rest. Frame it when it arrives, and Mom will have it hung on her wall in record time.


44. BeachesBY GRAY MALIN

For the Aspiring Globetrotter

A grandmother with a major case of wanderlust told us she’s asking for a travel-themed book this year. “I think it might help to at least look at pictures of exotic places, even if I can’t go there myself,” she explains. This book from photographer Gray Malin contains breathtaking beach images of Sydney, the Amalfi Coast, Saint-Tropez, Cape Town and more.


45. Simplicity Teas Teas Of The Month Club

For the Tea Drinker

Sign Gam Gam up for this tea subscription, and each month she’ll get four different full-size bags of loose-leaf tea delivered straight to her door. Oh, and her first box will come with a cute tea steeper, too. “Such a fun treat to get in the mail each month. I have truly enjoyed each of the teas we have received so far,” writes one reviewer.


46. Bala Bangles One-pound Weight Set

For the Trendsetter

Let’s be honest: Chances are your gramma’s never heard of Bala Bangles, so the brand recognition (or the fact that they were on Shark Tank) won’t win you any brownie points. That said, when you tell her how she can wrap them around her wrists or ankles and wear them while power walking for an extra toning effect, she’ll definitely be on board.


47. Kindle Paperwhite

For the Tech Savvy Grandma

If your grandma navigates her iPhone with ease, she might appreciate having a Kindle Paperwhite to read on. The device will allow her to download thousands of books that she can read anytime she wants thanks to its slim, portable design—even when she doesn’t have WiFi. The Paperwhite name comes from the fact that the screen mimics real paper so it won’t glare or cause eye strain.


38. Reminders Of Himby Colleen Hoover

For the Bookworm

When Kenna gets out of jail after five years, she tries to reunite with her daughter only to face the obstacles of bridges burned in the process. She'll fall in love with this thrilling bestselling romance novel by Colleen Hoover after only a few pages.


49. Target Gift Card

For the Shopaholic

If your nana is anything like us, she probably loves shopping her heart out at Target. Grab her a gift card for whatever amount so she can go shopping and pick up whatever she wants.


50. Gaiam Beginner’s Yoga Starter Kit

For the Beginner Yogi

She’s always said she wants to get into yoga, so why not use this year’s holiday gift as a way to encourage her to get started? Once you get her this coordinating yoga mat, block and strap, she’ll have no excuse but to finally give it a try. And if she's looking to start practicing at home before heading into a studio, have her check out Yoga with Adriene on YouTube for some free beginner classes.

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51. Urban Stems Flower Subscription

For the Grandma Who Loves Flowers

With this fresh flower subscription, Gram will get a bountiful bouquet delivered weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, depending on which plan you choose. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving.


52. Real Simple Magazine Subscription

For the Grandma Who Still Reads Magazines

We know, we know, you can’t remember the last time you picked up a print magazine. But according to two of the grandmas we talked to, they still enjoy reading them! One recommended subscribing to Real Simple for its practical tips on cooking and organization and ideas for activities to do with the grandkids.


53. Custom Pet Portrait

For the Animal Lover

One granny admitted that while she’s always a fan of receiving framed photos of the grandkids, this year she’s hoping for a portrait of her Westie, Scout. Send this Etsy artist a photo or two of Grammy’s tabby cat, and they’ll create a beautiful watercolor painting you can have framed for her. Yup, this one’s going right on the mantel.


54. Winc Wine Subscription

For the Wine Lover

If you've been busy returning to the office and your mom's helping babysit during the transition, we’re guessing she could use a few bottles of wine to decompress. Give her a gift card for a Winc wine subscription and she can choose three new bottles to try per month. Start with the one- or two-month option and if she likes it, you can treat her to a whole year’s-worth of wine at a later date.


55. Blueland The Clean Essentials

For the Clean Freak

Sure, your grandmother might be a little confused when she unwraps a box of cleaning supplies. But once you tell her about Blueland’s reusable bottles and affordable refills, she’ll be excited to get scrubbing.


56. 'only The Good Stuff: Purewow's Top Recipes Of The Past Decade'

For the Grandma Who's Stuck in a Cooking Rut

Nonna's got plenty of great recipes she knows by heart, but sometimes, they start to feel a little...same old, same old. Give her a whole new bank of ideas to pull from—all of which happen to be our favorite recipes of all time. They're tested and true, and (best of all) don't require a ton of prep work. Plus, you can customize the cover as an added touch.