60 Unique Gifts for Grandma, From a Pet Portrait to a Personalized Apron

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Nana, grandma, grammy—no matter what you call your beloved grandmother, she deserves a gift that’s as special as she is. To get an idea of what she really wants, we asked the grandmas in our lives to tell us what presents would truly make their day.

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 KitchenAid stand mixer ($450) to a custom pet portrait (from $70), here are 60 gifts for grandma (or your mom, if the gift is “from the kids”) that she’ll appreciate and *actually* use.

How We Chose the Best Gifts for Grandma

To cull this list, we polled the grandmothers in our lives, asking them about products and services they’d love to receive. Then, we scrupulously researched the available options at our favorite, editor-approved brands, taking into account buyer reviews, price points and return policies. We also recommended products that our editors have personally tested, vetted and loved.

The Top 10 Gifts for Grandma at a Glance


Best Gift for the Grandma Who Loves Giving Kisses

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

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Best Gift for Grandma Who Collects Candles

Apothecary 18 Lavender Balsam Candle

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Best Appliance Gift for Grandma

KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer

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Best Luxury Gift for Grandma

This Is J Bamboo Robe

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Best Gift for Grandma Who's Always Cold

J Crew Oversized Cashmere Wrap

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Best Gift for the Grandma Who Loves Giving Kisses

1. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask


  • What We Like: comes in portable container, nourishing formula
  • What We Don’t Like: a smaller gift may be better as an add-on
  • Return Policy: 30 days

If your grandmother is the type to always be smooching, treat her to this overnight lip mask to nourish her pout after a long day of pecking the grandkids. It comes in several flavors, from vanilla to berry, and is packed with natural ingredients like vitamin C and shea butter to help hydrate lips overnight. Think of it as a helpful addition to her nighttime routine to keep those kisses coming.

Best Gift for Grandma Who Collects Candles

2. Apothecary 18 Lavender Balsam Candle


  • What We Like: jar doubles as decor, 82-hour burn time
  • What We Don’t Like: scent may be strong for some
  • Return Policy: 30 days

One thing that’s always true about a grandmother’s house? It smells like freshly baked cookies or a lovely candle. If your grandmother prefers filling her space with the scent of the latter, this pretty floral candle will make her day, especially since the lavender scent with citrus notes will take her straight to the South of France. If her favorite candle is on its last leg, she'll love the fact that this one has an 82-hour burn time, per the brand.

Best Appliance Gift for Grandma

3. KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer


  • What We Like: durable, many attachments available to tackle a range of recipes
  • What We Don’t Like: expensive
  • Return Policy: 30 days

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 best-selling model from KitchenAid and she’ll never look back. It comes in a slew of pretty colors and includes three signature attachments (including flat beater and dough hook) and has a five-quart mixing bowl that’ll have dozens of those cookies in the oven in no time at all.

Best Luxury Gift for Grandma

4. This Is J Bamboo Robe

This Is J

What We Like: breathable bamboo material, machine-washable, deep pockets for storage
What We Don’t Like: too lightweight for cold temps
Return Policy: 30 days

For slow mornings or lazy days, Granny will appreciate this luxurious robe that will make her feel put together around the house. It comes in several funky patterns (though we're partial to the yellow floral option) and it's super soft and breathable thanks to the bamboo viscose material. Along with deep pockets to keep her phone in, it boasts a long belt and a wide lapel, so she won't constantly have to adjust it as she makes her morning coffee or steps out to grab the mail.

Best Gift for Grandma Who's Always Cold

5. J. Crew Oversized Cashmere Wrap


What We Like: oversized, super soft, multiple color options
What We Don’t Like: pricey
Return Policy: 30 days

Got a gran who's always cold? This soft, cozy and endlessly versatile 100 percent cashmere scarf will come in handy anytime your grandma gets a chill. It comes in plenty of colors and can easily unfurl to wrap around her like a blanket that's actually appropriate to wear in public. Granny will also be happy to know that the plush piece meets the Good Cashmere Standard, which ensures that it's an ethical and cruelty-free gift as well.

Best Last-Minute Gift for Grandma

6. MasterClass Subscription


  • What We Like: get it instantly, wide variety of classes offered
  • What We Don’t Like: some tech knowledge required
  • Return Policy: cancel any time

In need of a last-minute gift that requires *no* delivery wait? A MasterClass subscription is the perfect choice. Now that she’s retired, perhaps Gran has more time on her hands than she anticipated. Encourage her to learn something new or pick up a fresh hobby with MasterClass. She can grab makeup tips from Bobbi Brown, photography know-how from Annie Leibovitz and interior design inspiration from Corey Damen Jenkins—just to name a few. The best part is that she can do it all from the comfort of her couch, which is perfect if she’s less mobile.

Best Gift for New Grandma

7. The Elephant Project Kiki

The Elephant Project

What We Like: gives back to a cause, fun toy to have and display, poem included
What We Don’t Like: shipping can take a while
Return Policy: N/A

A new grandma might want a few toys lying around for when the kiddos come to visit. So why not get her a gift that truly keeps on giving? For every purchase, The Elephant Project donates 100 percent of its net proceeds to agencies that care for orphaned, abused and injured elephants. Aside from being adorable and soft, each order of these little stuffed elephants comes with an endearing poem, information about the elephant crisis and the company's mission. Knowing grandmothers, we think she'll enjoy spreading the love while playing with her new grandbaby.

Best Gift for the Beverage-Sipping Grandma

8. Stagg EKG Electric Kettle


  • What We Like: gooseneck spout, modern design
  • What We Don't Like: pricey
  • Return Policy: 30 days

If grandma always has a cuppa in her hand, she'll love this stylish electric kettle. It can hold up to a liter of water (great for when her crew comes over to play mahjong), and in as little as three minutes, hot water will be ready for all her beverage-sipping needs. It has a gooseneck spout to make it easy to use for pour-over coffee or loose leaf tea, and she can set it to the ideal temperature each and every time for what her sip of the moment is.

Best Home Gift for Grandma

9. Cozy Earth Cloud Knit Blanket

Cozy Earth

What We Like: breathable bamboo material
What We Don't Like: a splurge
Return Policy: 100 days

You can never go wrong with a throw blanket as a gift, especially if it comes with the promise of grandkid cuddles on the couch. This one from Cozy Earth is super soft, according to reviewers, and made from 100 percent bamboo viscose that's both breathable and moisture-wicking (ideal if grandma is a hot sleeper). It also boasts a textured knit pattern that will look just as good draped over her sofa as it will when she's cozied up in it. The brand even offers a 100-night sleep trial — just in case she doesn't absolutely love it.

Best Gift for the Grandma Who Still Writes Checks

10. Leatherology Deluxe Checkbook Holder


  • What We Like: real leather, stylish, can be personalized
  • What We Don't Like: monogram costs extra
  • Return Policy: 30 days

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. This Leatherology checkbook cover features beautiful, full-grain leather and comes with a handy pen loop and removable plastic divider. For a finishing touch, you can even add a monogram with her initials.

Best Gift for the Bespectacled Grandma

11. Frame Chain Jackie Oh Eyeglass Chain

Frame Chain

  • What We Like: goldtone plated, dainty
  • What We Don't Like: may get caught in clothing
  • Return Policy: no time limit

Eyeglass chains are on-trend right now, which is fortunate because your grammy is known for misplacing her specs. Yes, it’s a practical gift—the chain keeps her sunnies, reading glasses or everyday spectacles from going MIA. But it's also a pretty accessory grandma can show off like jewelry. After all, it's goldtone plated and features delicate links more akin to a fancy necklace.

Best Perfume Gift for Grandma

12. Chanel No. 5 Eau de Parfum


  • What We Like: iconic signature scent
  • What We Don't Like: expensive
  • Return Policy: 14 days

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 iconic feminine fragrance is decorated with notes of May roses and jasmine with a hint of bright citrus and rich bourbon vanilla. If she prides herself on smelling fabulous and has the perfume collection to prove it, this gift is sure to be a hit.

Best Gift for the Gardening Grandma

13. West Elm Gardening Folding Seat and Tool Set

West Elm

  • What We Like: full set of tools, can withstand weight for sitting, makes gardening easier
  • What We Don't Like: need to clean
  • Return Policy: 30 days

Gardening is a fulfilling hobby that can really take it out of you. When she needs a break (or is tired of weeding on her hands and knees) G-ma can take a seat on this folding stool that doubles as a full tool set and carrying bag. It comes with everything she needs for a green thumb, including a broad-face trowel, a narrow-face trowel, a garden fork, a rake and a weeder. Plus, there's even room to store her harvest in the canvas pouch.

Best Luxury Skincare Gift for Grandma

14. SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Cream


  • What We Like: luxury skincare, science-backed benefits
  • What We Don't Like: expensive
  • Return Policy: 60 days

You're never too old to upgrade your skincare routine. Treat grandma to this cult-favorite corrective cream that she may not splurge on herself, and she'll feel beyond pampered. She can use in the morning or night to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles. It’s even been tested by PureWow's very own Wellness Director Sarah Stiefvater, who said it worked so well, it caused her to put off a Botox appointment. The cream is formulated with 18% proxylane, a potent ingredient that's been shown to significantly reduce the look of wrinkles and sagging, and 0.1% glycyrrhetinic acid, which is said to support skin integrity and is backed by years of the brand's research on glycation (aka the process the body naturally goes through to weaken the skin's collagen and elastin that causes wrinkles).

Best At-Home Facial Gift for Grandma

15. NuFace Mini Facial Toning Device Starter Kit


  • What We Like: easy to use, tones facial muscles
  • What We Don't Like: strange sensation at first
  • Return Policy: 60 days

We’re sure grandma has the oldest tricks in the book to keep her skin looking taut and refreshed, but this tool will help her achieve that without having to stick her face in a bowl of ice water or drop a ton of dough on an expensive facial. The microcurrent device, beloved by both our editors and celebrities alike, allows her to take the spa day home by zapping deep into her skin to help minimize fine lines, rejuvenate her face’s natural glow and help visibly lift and tighten, per countless reviewers. This kit comes with the travel-friendly mini device, as well as the aquagel primer to use with it.

Best Cute Gift for Grandma

16. Send A Boxfull Hug in a Box


  • What We Like: adorable, sentimental poem, good gift if far away
  • What We Don't Like: limited inventory
  • Return Policy: no returns

Got a long-distance gammy? If you can't physically be there to give her a hug, this too-cute hug-in-a-box delivery is the next best thing. Not only will she receive this plush and cuddly stuffed animal to let her know you're thinking of her, but she'll also get a personalized note and a poem to show how much she means to you. How sweet!

Best Kitchen Gift for Grandma

17. Our Place Always Pan 2.0

Our Place

  • What We Like: popular on social media, nonstick coating, multiple colors
  • What We Don't Like: can't use metal utensils with it
  • Return Policy: 100 days

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 Always pan. It’s claim to fame is that it’s a ten-in-one kitchen tool, so she can bake, braise, steam, fry, boil, roast, strain, sauté, sear and serve (whew!). Better yet, she can do it all on the silky nonstick surface which is made without any toxic chemicals. The sleek pan comes in a range of pretty colors to go with her kitchen decor and even includes a beechwood spatula, steamer basket and colander to boot.

Best Hobby Gift for Grandma

18. We Are Knitters Cuzco Sweater Kit

We Are Knitters

  • What We Like: soft wool, easy-to-follow instructions, creates a sweater
  • What We Don't Like: takes hours to finish
  • Return Policy: 14 days

Yes, knitting is a cliché granny hobby—but it's fun and she'll get a gorgeous sweater she can wear (or gift to you) out of it. We Are Knitters kits have easy-to-follow instructions and come with everything she needs to get knitting, needles and yarn included. It's perfect for the grandma who wants to pick up knitting and, as a bonus, it can help keep her cognition and dexterity sharp as she knits away.

Best Tech Gift for Grandma

19. Apple iPad


  • What We Like: automatic color temperature adjustment for optimal viewing, touch ID for easy security
  • What We Don't Like: tech knowledge needed
  • Return Policy: 30 days

If your grandma needs a bit of a tech upgrade in her life, she’ll appreciate an iPad. It offers her the same luxuries as a computer (minus an actual keyboard, of course), and she can go from watching her favorite shows to FaceTiming the family in a snap. This handy device also features automatic color temperature adjustment to guarantee that she gets the best viewing experience for her eyesight.

Best Gift for the Plant Parent Grandma

20. Uncommon Goods Birth Month Flower Grow Kit

Uncommon Goods

  • What We Like: personalized, easy to cultivate, beautiful blooms
  • What We Don't Like: needs some gardening knowledge
  • Return Policy: no time limit

If your granny has a green thumb (or is working towards it), she'll love this grow-your-own flower kit based on her birth month. Select the flower that represents the month she was born, and she'll get a kick cultivating and caring for it to watch it bloom over time. The kit comes with everything she needs for her new plant, including a vase, seeds, growing medium and instructions for success. Reviewers love the fact that it's special, personalized and not the "same old" gift idea.

Best Pajama Set for Grandma

21. Koze The Lounge With Me Set


  • What We Like: exceptionally soft Tencel fabric, classic design
  • What We Don't Like: limited color options
  • Return Policy: 30 days

Contrary to popular belief, most grandmothers have no desire to wear a giant muumuu to bed. They do, however, like super-soft pajama sets. Enter: Koze. This lounge set, featuring a button-down top and long pants (complete with adjustable drawstring waist) is PureWow editor-approved, loved for its classic cut, breathability and super-soft Tencel fabric. The pieces even feature luxe silk piping at the seams. These are, in the words of your Southern nana, “the good pajamas.”

Best Cool Gift for Grandma

22. AncestryDNA Kit


  • What We Like: cool gift to discover family origins
  • What We Don't Like: costs extra for memberships
  • Return Policy: N/A

If grandma already has archives of your family tree, it might be time to give her more insight into who she really is. With an AncestryDNA kit, she can pinpoint her heritage from over 2,500 regions and maybe find a long lost relative or two using a database of more than 15 million people. This is a cool and unique gift for gran that your whole family will find fascinating.

Best Photo Gift for Grandma

23. Skylight Digital Picture Frame


  • What We Like: touch screen, easy to set up, simple but durable design, no SD card required
  • What We Don't Like: must be plugged in
  • Return Policy: 30 days

Keep your granny up to date on everything that's going on in your life by emailing photos right to this digital photo frame, which will display new pics in rotation right on her mantelpiece. Since it connects to the internet and doesn't require an SD card, the frame allows all of your family members to 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.

Best Travel Gift for Grandma

24. Beis The Carry-On Roller


  • What We Like: sleek look, TSA lock, silicone grip handles
  • What We Don't Like: expensive
  • Return Policy: 45 days

Maybe she plans an annual holiday to the Cayman Islands. Perhaps she spends every other weekend at Martha’s Vineyard. Or she just lives far away, and you want her to come see you more often. Whatever her reasons for traveling, an on-the-go grandmother will appreciate this sleek and lightweight carry-on luggage, which has earned a stamp of approval from TikTok and PureWow's very own wellness director, Sarah Stiefvater, who took this suitcase for a spin. As Stiefvater explains, it "very helpfully has tons of interior organizational features, including multiple zippered compartments and two laundry bags." Throw in its built-in lock, handy weight limit indicator and cushioned handles for easy carrying, and it’ll make all of gram's trips easy breezy.

Best Gift for the Active Grandma

25. Apple Watch SE


  • What We Like: water-resistant, 20+ exercise modes, compatible with Apple and Android
  • What We Don't Like: may need tech knowledge
  • Return Policy: 30 days

If nana loves to get her steps in, this is one piece of tech that will keep her moving *and* connected. With step and fitness tracking, call and texting features and connection to her favorite apps, this smart watch will do it all from the convenience of her wrist. The watch also comes equipped with fall and crash detection, as well as emergency SOS calling, which will give both you and grandma peace of mind while she's out on her workouts.

Best Gift for the Old School Grandma

26. Uncommon Goods Grandparent Pen Pal Set

Uncommon Goods

  • What We Like: fun prompts and activities for the grandkids to participate in, includes letterhead sheets and flat cards with envelopes
  • What We Don't Like: requires regular scheduling
  • Return Policy: no limit

Maybe she communicates on Facebook or maybe she’s stuck with her landline all of these years. Regardless of how you keep in touch with nana nowadays, nothing beats traditional snail mail. This adorable pen pal set comes with everything you need to send her a special delivery, from envelopes and stationery, to fun games like Tic-Tac-Toe and cute writing prompts for both of you to send back and forth. She'll love the old school letters, and the fact that she can keep them as cherished mementos.

Best Gift for the Puzzling Grandma

27. Jiggy Dog Mom Puzzle


  • What We Like: pretty image, challenging 800 pieces, fun to do together
  • What We Don't Like: takes time to finish
  • Return Policy: case-by-case basis

Puzzles are a great activity to do with a grandparent on a rainy day indoors. These Jiggy puzzles, featuring images designed by female artists and illustrators, come in a reusable glass jar for storage, but they're *so* pretty, we have a feeling you won't want to take them apart once you're done. Luckily, this kit comes with everything you need to glue it together for grandma to preserve your puzzling day forever. You can also go the extra mile by framing (and hanging!) it for her.

Best Gift for the Wine-Loving Grandma

28. Estelle Colored Glass Stem Wine Glasses (Set of 6)

Estelle Colored Glass

What We Like: multiple color options, handcrafted, fun to sip from
What We Don't Like: hand-wash only
Return Policy: no limit

Got a vino-lover on your hands? We can all agree that wine tastes so much better when it's served in a beautiful glass, and these stemmed pieces are available in a spectrum of lovely hues. Not only are they hand-blown in Poland, they are also aptly named for the founder's grandmother, Estelle, making them a truly special gift. The glasses come available in a set of six, so grandma can set the table when the whole fam comes over for a holiday. Gift granny a set in her fave color and a bottle of her favorite wine to go with it.

Best Gift for the Worrywart Grandma

29. Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket


  • What We Like: super soft, breathable, machine-washable
  • What We Don't Like: may feel heavy
  • Return Policy: 30 days

Shoppers rave that this magical weighted blanket "is a prescription for anxiety," so if your nana tends to worry about everything (like when you're "finally going to give her great-grandchildren"), this should help calm her nerves. In fact, we got one of these for our own grandma last Christmas, and she sleeps under it almost every night. The blanket’s chunky knit layers of organic cotton give it between ten and 25 pounds of weight, which creates a soothing sensation, almost like you’re being hugged, when you lay under it. According to one PureWow writer, Bearaby’s weighted blankets are by far the chicest (and most breathable) on the market, too.

Best Gift for Grandma-To-Be

30. Uncommon Goods My Family Cookbook

Uncommon Goods

  • What We Like: accommodates 100 recipes, space for family photos and reviews, clear vinyl inserts protect from spills
  • What We Don't Like: takes time to make
  • Return Policy: no limit

You've got a bun in your own oven, and now that your mom is officially going to be a grandmother, 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. Choose between a recipe notebook or binder, which will hold up to 100 of her best dishes *and* has space for family photos, reviews and notes. The binder also includes clear vinyl inserts to protect recipe cards from gravy stains and wayward butter pats, so she can pass it on to generations to come.

Best Fashion Gift for Grandma

31. Charter Club Cashmere Crewneck Sweater

Charter Club

  • What We Like: 100% cashmere, several color options
  • What We Don't Like: may be a bit basic
  • Return Policy: 30 days

Grandma has decades of style prowess under her belt, and she never leaves the house without dressing to the nines. She'll adore the classic (and classy) comfort of a cashmere crewneck, which looks as good as it feels. The chic, flattering silhouette will definitely make it her new favorite top, especially considering it's made from Kashmir goat fibers, so it's super soft, per buyers. And since this sweater is available in so many colors, you might be tempted to grab one for yourself, too.

Best Gift for the Coffee-Drinking Grandma

32. Uncommon Goods Personalized Family Mugs

Uncommon Goods

  • What We Like: personalized illustrations of family members, add custom text, dishwasher and microwave safe
  • What We Don't Like: takes time to make
  • Return Policy: no returns on custom orders

If she starts her day with a hot brew in the AM, chances are nana can never have too many coffee mugs. Then again, she doesn't have anything in her collection quite like these. These customized cups display your family name and an artist's depiction of each of your family members, up to the skin tone, clothing and hair color. Send her a set of the whole gang and she'll smile every morning she takes a sip of her fave caffeinated beverage.

Best Gift for the Home Cook Grandma

33. Rifle Paper Co. Recipe Tin

Rifle Paper Co.

  • What We Like: pretty print, comes with recipe cards and dividers
  • What We Don't Like: on the smaller side
  • Return Policy: 30 days

Help your favorite home cook upgrade her kitchen organization game by gifting her one of these pretty floral-printed recipe tins from Rifle Paper Co. She can store her existing recipes cards inside (it fits up to 200), or transfer some of them over onto the 24 included cards. It even comes with 12 dividers to help separate her legendary recipes by category. She'll never misplace her go-to cookie measurements again.

Best Gift for the Napping Grandma

34. Print Fresh Back to Bed Nightgown

Print Fresh

  • What We Like: extensive size range, fun print options, comfortable
  • What We Don't Like: may run small
  • Return Policy: 30 days

This funky printed nightgown is made for a sleeping beauty. If nana never misses her midday nap, she'll live in this organic cotton nightie, which buyers describe as "crisp and soft all at the same time." It also features a cute lace trim and pintuck placket for some extra flair. We're sure she'll appreciate that it falls appropriately below the knees and as a relaxed, but modest, silhouette overall. And did we mention it has pockets?

Best Home Decor Gift for Grandma

35. The Pillow Geek Grandkid Name Pillow


  • What We Like: customized gift
  • What We Don't Like: costs extra for pillow insert
  • Return Policy: no returns

Let her adorn her fave lounging spot with a personalized throw pillow featuring the names of all her grandkiddos. You can customize the text, font and fabric of the pillowcase (from spun poly to faux suede) and choose whether you just want the cover or the full pillow insert included. Either way, your grandmother will love the unique gift she can show off on her sofa to all her guests.

Best Sentimental Gift for Grandma

36. Knock Knock What I Love About Grandma Book

Knock Knock

  • What We Like: easy for young grandkids to fill out, sentimental
  • What We Don't Like: takes time to fill in
  • Return Policy: 30 days

Another sentimental gift idea for gran? This little fill-in-the-blank book which features 112 pages of 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 a gift she cherishes forever.

Best Self-Care Gift for Grandma

37. Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy

Royal Craft Wood

  • What We Like: adjustable bamboo tray, accommodates tubs up to 43 inches
  • What We Don't Like: wood can expand if wet for too long
  • Return Policy: 30 days

Nonna does it all for everybody else, but she hardly ever takes the time to wind down and relax. This is the perfect gift to inspire some much-deserved self-care in the form of a nice long bath. Considering this bathtub tray has a wine glass slot, a book/tablet holder and removable compartments for candles, bath salts and soap, we’re not exactly surprised it’s amassed more than 23,000 5-star ratings on Amazon. Bundle it with some aromatherapy bath salts to really take the gift to the next level.

Best Bath Robe for Grandma

38. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe

Barefoot Dreams

  • What We Like: machine-washable, cozy fabric
  • What We Don't Like: may feel hot
  • Return Policy: no limit

Made from the same microfiber material as Barefoot Dreams’ mega-popular throw blankets, this super soft robe might have grandma delay getting dressed 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. It boasts two pockets at the front (so she can keep her phone and the TV remote on hand) and a cozy shawl collar she'll love tugging tight for warmth. Better yet, it's machine-washable, and the brand says the fabric shouldn't shrink or pill after laundering.

Best Gift for Grandma Who's Hard to Shop for

39. Jenni Kayne Shearling Slippers

Jenni Kayne

  • What We Like: soft shearling, neutral color options, adjustable heel
  • What We Don't Like: pricey
  • Return Policy: 21 days

Maybe she has it all, making her especially difficult to shop for. Nevertheless, you can never go wrong with a pair of luxurious slippers—especially when they come from the queen of comfort, Jenni Kayne. We’re sure your grandma will want to spend all day in these ultra cozy slippers, which feature a suede outsole and plush shearling lining, making them great for her feet after a long day at the park with the grandkids. She can also keep her tootsies nice and toasty come cold weather by flipping up the back heel for extra coverage.

Best Gift for the Grandma Who Loves to Video Chat

40. Meta Portal Smart Video Calling Device


  • What We Like: compatible with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, sleek picture frame design
  • What We Don't Like: requires Facebook account
  • Return Policy: 30 days

Gram-gram loves FaceTiming with the grandkids, but she hates having to hold her phone out in front of her the whole time. With this smart device, she won’t have to. She can set the sleek 10-inch-wide gadget, which is designed to look like a simple picture frame, on a side table or her kitchen counter to 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 built-in Amazon Alexa, if she doesn’t even want to bother using the touchscreen.

Best Practical Gift for Grandma

41. Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker (Set of 2)


  • What We Like: attaches directly to belongings, compatible with smart home devices
  • What We Don't Love: can't replace battery
  • Return Policy: 30 days

Look, we all misplace our stuff from time to time. But if your grandmother is notorious for losing her keys, reading glasses or wallet, 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. It's a practical gift she'll surely put to good use (and she'll thank you every time she does).

Best Gift for the Grandma With a Jewelry Collection

42. Homde Jewelry Organizer


  • What We Like: elegant, four pull-out drawers, two swing-out cabinets
  • What We Don't Like: takes up quite a bit of space
  • Return Policy: 30 days

Wrapped in faux-leather and lined with velvet, this four-drawer, compartment-filled jewelry organizer is *almost* as elegant as your grandmother herself. It also features two side cabinets and a top compartment with a mirror, 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.

Best Coffee Table Book for Grandma

43. Beaches by Gray Malin Photography Book

Gray Malin

  • What We Like: beautiful collection of images, unique and inspiring perspective of locales
  • What We Don't Like: may be basic
  • Return Policy: 30 days

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 aerial beach images of Sydney, the Amalfi Coast, Saint-Tropez, Cape Town and more. Wrap this up for gran and plan your next family vacay to her beach of choice.

Best Gift for the Tea-Loving Grandma

44. Magic Hour Tea Sample Set

Magic Hour

  • What We Like: loose-leaf teas, variety of flavors, pretty packaging
  • What We Don't Like: sampler sizes
  • Return Policy: cannot return tea

If grandma loves her tea, get her this variety pack of Magic Hour's best-selling loose leaf tea from around the world, and she'll quickly pick a favorite—that you can gift her again and again. Unique blends like Almond Matcha and Queen of the South feature bold flavor profiles and smell incredible thanks to the artisan mixtures. Altogether, the sampler pack can make anywhere from 60 to 75 cups of tea depending on how strong she likes it.

Best Gift for the Grandma Who Sleeps In

45. Hatch Restore Sunrise Alarm Clark


  • What We Like: glows to wake up gently, sound machine, tells time, included app
  • What We Don't Like: can be tricky to set up
  • Return Policy: 30 days

Let's face it: As we get older, it gets harder and harder to get up in the morning. This gentle alarm clock might be gran's saving grace as it glows like a rising sun for a less abrupt awakening each morning. And if she also has trouble falling asleep at night, she'll love that it doubles as a sound machine to gently lull her to bed with the soothing sounds of nature. It's a win-win, especially since she'll credit you for feeling more well-rested than ever.

Best Gift for the Bookworm Grandma

46. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite


  • What We Like: glare-free display, waterproof, works with Audible and Bluetooth headphones
  • What We Don't Like: needs to be charged
  • Return Policy: 30 days

If your grandma always has her nose buried in a book, 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 *and* anywhere 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, even in sunlight.

Best Gift for the Grandma on Her Feet

47. TheraFlow Foot Massager


  • What We Like: easy to use, offers foot pain relief, included guide to target pain
  • What We Don't Like: may slip around when using
  • Return Policy: 30 days

After a long day of being on her feet, granny will definitely appreciate this compact wooden foot massager. Featuring five rows of rollers with various acupressure nodes, the device can help relieve her aching feet from the comfort of her couch or work desk. It even comes with a foot reflexology guide to instruct her on how best to target her pain. "This foot massager is absolutely amazing for planter fasciitis," says one reviewer. "I noticed a huge difference with my foot pain. It really does help." All she has to do is rub her feet over it and she's good to go.

Best Gift for the Birdwatcher Grandma

48. Bird Buddy Smart Bird Feeder

Bird Buddy

  • What We Like: attracts birds, compatible app, weather-resistant
  • What We Don't Like: some tech experience required
  • Return Policy: 30 days

We all love the critters (yes, even the squirrels) that visit birdhouses. But it's hard to get a good look at them. The Bird Buddy features an HD camera so she can see pictures and videos of the morning warblers and robins that stop by through the compatible app. It's lightweight, weather-resistant and notifies users whenever a bird arrives, so gran can hang it anywhere and not have to worry about missing her flying friends. Even cooler, an AI function built into the camera automatically identifies different species, making it a must-have for the bird-watching hobbyist.

Best Gift for the Makeup Guru Grandma

49. Huonul Vanity Mirror


  • What We Like: up to 10x magnification, lighted, multiple mirrors
  • What We Don't Like: may be smaller than expected
  • Return Policy: 30 days

Applying the perfect cat-eye takes precision—even if she's been doing it for decades. Help your glamorous granny out with this lighted makeup mirror that offers multiple magnification degrees, so she can get up close and personal (without having to squint) while doing her morning beauty routine. While she'll adore showing it off on her vanity table, it also folds up easily if she wants to pack it away or bring it with her on a trip.

Best Flower Gift for Grandma

50. Bouquet Box Flower Subscription

Bouquet Box

  • What We Like: vase included, can choose single or monthly delivery, fun activity
  • What We Don't Like: only one bouquet option each month
  • Return Policy: no returns, pause any time

With this fresh flower subscription, your gran will get a bountiful DYI bouquet in one of three sizes (petite, classic or deluxe) delivered monthly. She'll get instructions, tools and blooms galore to create her own gorgeous arrangement, which varies from month to month. "I’d highly recommend trying Bouquet Box over a regular arrangement. It’s better quality, comes at a better value and it’s a lot of fun," says PureWow Commerce Director Nicole Briese, who reviewed the service. She'll end up with a gorgeous bouquet she can display, and since it's also an activity you and grandma can do together, it's a gift that keeps on giving.

Best Gift Basket Gift for Grandma

51. Harry & David Snack Box

Harry & David

  • What We Like: all-in-one gift, high-quality snacks
  • What We Don't Like: may be smaller than expected
  • Return Policy: none

When in doubt, turn to a gift basket. Harry & David is known for its thoughtfully curated boxes of goodies, and grandma will adore the various snacks packed inside this one. From the brand's famous Moose Munch popcorn and hickory-smoked summer sausage to sharp white cheddar cheese and mixed nuts, she'll have plenty to munch on while watching her soaps.

Best Gift for the Pet Parent Grandma

52. Crown & Paw Pet Portrait

Crown and Paw

  • What We Like: custom portrait, easy to upload image, can make special requests
  • What We Don't Like: takes time to finish
  • Return Policy: no returns but 100% satisfaction guarantee

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 schnauzer, Scout. Send Crown and Paw a photo or two of her pup or tabby cat, and the team of artists will create a beautiful framed illustration of her beloved pet. You can choose to depict her fur baby in a simple, modern portrait or get more playful by choosing a renaissance or pop culture theme. Either way, she (and her pet) will love it.

Best Gift for Grandma on Amazon

53. Boriwat Back Massager


  • What We Like: curves to neck and back, adjustable intensity, heating zones
  • What We Don't Like: can be too hot for some
  • Return Policy: 30 days

Amazon never fails to deliver on the gift front (in more ways than one). If she spends a lot of time picking up her grandchildren or hunched over the stove, your grandma might appreciate this powerful back and neck massager available at the retailer. The compact cushion, which she can place on her sofa or recliner, boasts three intensity levels with deep-kneading shiatsu massage nodes. It also offers heat therapy in two heating zones and levels. Throw some 24-karat gold eye masks into the gift bag and she'll feel like she's at the spa.

Best Vase Gift for Grandma

54. Nouvel Handcrafted Recycled Glass Vase

Pottery Barn

  • What We Like: different sizes and shapes, handcrafted by glassmakers, each piece is one-of-a-kind
  • What We Don't Like: fragile
  • Return Policy: 30 days

A brand new vase to keep all of her fresh flowers is a great gift for nana no matter the season. These recycled glass options from Pottery Barn come in several shapes and sizes including bud, bowl and tall vases, all handmade by expert glassblowers in Mexico. Snag her one or mix-and-match a set. And if you want to go the extra mile, you can even grab her a bouquet to go in them.

Best Cozy Gift for Grandma

55. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Socks

Barefood Dreams

  • What We Like: super soft, machine-washable
  • What We Don't Like: may pill over time
  • Return Policy: no limit

Don't write off socks as a great gift. After all, there's nothing like putting on a cozy pair of socks when you're lounging around the house, no matter the season. These fuzzy best sellers feature Barefoot Dreams’ signature CozyChic knit which buyers rave about for its softness and comfort. One reviewer writes, "these are perfect for cold winter nights...don't need to warm up the bed with these on my feet." Sounds like a win for anyone, but especially comfort-loving gran.

Best Personalized Gift for Grandma

56. Violet and Pine Best Grandma Ever Apron

Violet and Pine

  • What We Like: personalization options, roomy front pockets for all the utensils
  • What We Don't Like: a little cheesy
  • Return Policy: 30 days

Grandmas love novelty items, especially when they have to do with how much you love her. This pretty apron is a must for the gram who always hosts holiday dinners or bakes all of the family's birthday cakes. It has spacious front pockets to hold her things while she cooks and it can be personalized with her name or a message from the grandkids, thanks to Zazzle's easy customization tools. She'll wear it whenever she bakes and think of you (which hopefully means you'll get frequent cookie deliveries).

Best Custom Jewelry Gift for Grandma

57. Maya Brenner Charm Necklace

Maya Brenner

  • What We Like: different gold options, can mix and match gemstones and pendant, additional letters available à la carte
  • What We Don't Like: pricey
  • Return Policy: no returns

Maya Brenner’s charm necklace is a beautiful way to let gran keep her grandkids close to her heart. Gift her this initial necklace (loved by none other than Meghan Markle) with a letter for each grandchild. You can pick between 14-karat yellow gold, white gold and rose gold, and choose diamond-encrusted letters and various other pendants. The best part is that you can add more letter charms via the company’s Add-A-Letter Boutique as more grandbabies come along.

Best Gift for the To-Do List Grandma

58. Planner Perfect Leather Traveler's Notebook

Perfect Planner

  • What We Like: luxe leather case, two small pockets, can be reused
  • What We Don't Like: shipping may take a while
  • Return Policy: 10 days

Writing something down is key to remembering it, and (hopefully) your grandma won't be seen without this handy notebook by her side. Crafted from genuine full-grain leather, this notebook holder features a small front pocket to hold cards and larger pockets for sticker sheets, planning accessories or scraps of paper. It comes complete with a Planner Perfect notepad, but she can swap out the notepad when she's filled it up and reuse the case with a new pad.

Best Unique Gift for Grandma

59. Pressed Floral Art

Pressed Floral

What We Like: one-of-a-kind gift, gorgeous floral art
What We Don’t Like: need to plan in advance
Return Policy: no returns on personalized art

For a truly unique and sentimental gift, you can recreate grandma's wedding bouquet into a pressed frame that will last a lifetime. Simply hunt down her old wedding photos and send them to the company, which they will have a florist recreate. The flowers will then be dried and framed per your specifications for a truly priceless piece of art that will definitely bring a few tears to her eyes.

Best Activity Gift for Grandma

60. Shoott Photo Session


  • What We Like: only pay for the pictures she loves, 30-minute session, digital files
  • What We Don't Like: scheduling required
  • Return Policy: N/A

Grandkids grow up fast, so gift the grandmothers in your life a professional photo shoot with the kiddos. Shoott is a photography platform that allows you to book a sesh with a photographer to capture beautiful family portraits you'll cherish forever. Photos are delivered digitally, making them easy to send to that digital picture frame you were planning on gifting her. Better yet, your first photo session is free to book and you always just pay for the pictures you love.

Where to Buy Gifts for Grandma

With grandmothers, it's a good idea to think a bit outside the box when shopping for gifts. Of course, Amazon is still great if you're in a pinch and want quick shipping for a wide selection of mainstream gifts. But if you have time, consider shopping at retailers like Zazzle, Uncommon Goods and Etsy for something a little more unique and special.

What Is a Good Gift for an Elderly Grandparent?

When shopping for a grandparent, consider their phase of life. Have they recently retired and want to pick up new hobbies? If that’s the case, then gifts like knitting kits, MasterClass memberships or flower-arranging boxes are sure to be hits.

Perhaps the grandparents in your life are older and mobility is an issue. That makes items such as smart tech devices and luxe pajamas good picks since they can be comfortably and easily used at home.

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