Nana, Mimi, Abuela or Grammy, no matter what you call her, your grandma is likely your biggest fan. (Can you blame her?) So for Mother’s Day this year, we suggest flipping the script and showing her that she’s your number one with a thoughtful gift. No idea where to start? No worries, we’ve done some brainstorming. If Gran loves to go to brunch, treat her to a waffle breakfast at home. Maybe she’s more interested in books. In that case, sign her up for Audible. Or maybe she’s the most fashionable woman you know, which means she’ll appreciate a new silk scarf. Here, find 24 Mother’s Day gifts for Grandma that are sure to impress.
24 Mother’s Day Gifts for Grandma That She’ll Be Bragging About All Year
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For the grandma who stays in the kitchen
You’ve always admired Gram’s impressive kitchen gadget collection, and Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to help her add to it. We suggest giving her this best-selling Kitchen Aid 5-quart Stand Mixer. It'll give her a hand when whipping up everything from chocolate chip cookie dough to pancake batter thanks to its easy-breezy functions.
For the stressed grandma
If your grandma seems a little high-strung lately (who isn’t these days?), treat her to The Nue Co.’s Magnesium Ease. It's packed with magnesium, which is proven to help with sleep, muscle recovery and heart function, so she'll feel totally relaxed when she heads off to bed. After all, a relaxed grandma is a happier grandma, right?
For the grandma who loves to cook
GiGi loves nothing more than to be in the kitchen whipping up a three-course meal for the grandkids. But to be honest, her 20-year-old cookware has seen better days. Luckily, you can help her replace eight pieces in one fell swoop by gifting her the Always Pan. The multitasking design does the work of a fry pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan spatula and spoon rest. Plus, it’ll look great perched on her cooktop.
For the tea lover
After you sign Nonna up for this tea subscription, she’ll get four full-sized bags of loose leaf tea delivered straight to her door every month. Her first box will come with a cute tea steeper too. “I love this box, always a wonderful sampling of tasty seasonal teas. Great combo of caffeinated, non-caffeinated and herbal teas,” writes one happy subscriber.
For the grandma who lives far away from her grandkids
One PureWow editor says this device has been a total godsend for keeping in touch with her grandmother during the pandemic. Why? Well, it totally eliminates the hassle of having to hold up your phone or adjust the camera like you would on FaceTime or Skype. Simply set the Portal on a flat surface, and the camera automatically adjusts to fit everyone in the frame, and even follows you around the room if you’re busy multitasking while you chat. Plus, users say the sound and picture quality are much better than other video chat platforms, making it easier to have clear conversations.
For the grandma who’s always visiting
This roomy duffle makes it easy for Nanny to organize everything she could possibly need for a weekend getaway at your house, which is her favorite destination. The water-resistant neoprene bag includes plenty of pockets, a laptop sleeve, top carry handles and an optional crossbody strap. But our favorite feature has to be the clever separate pocket for shoes.
For the gardener
It’s a tool bag. It’s a stool. And it’s bound to be her most-used gift this spring. She’ll be able to easily tote her trowels, shovels and picks, while also having a comfortable outdoor perch for hours of potting and planting in the garden.
For the insomniac
If your grandmother has a habit of staying up late worrying, surprise her with a weighted blanket. Their soothing pressure has been shown to relieve anxiety and induce sleep. And yes, she can use it in warm weather, too.
For the grandma with young grandkids
Looking to get Mom a gift “from the kids”? Go with this sweet fill-in-the-blank book. It’s full of prompts like ‘I love it when you _____’ and ‘I think you are so cool because _____’ which you can help the little ones fill out in their own handwriting for a present that’s sure to make her tear up.
For the grandma who loves to brunch
In our opinion, going out for Mother’s Day brunch is a little overrated—after all, you can’t stay in your PJs. That’s why this year, we’re treating our Mimi to a fancy waffle brunch at home. This shipment comes with eight different Belgian waffles, two types of cake, berry preserves, maple syrup and coffee so the only prep work she has to do is turn the oven on.
For the grandma with a famous lasagna recipe
Chances are, every family recipe you love came directly from your grandma. Add your own recipes to this customizable book and leave the rest of the pages blank for her to write down the instructions for her famous meatballs and chicken potpie.
For the green thumb
Gran’s been talking about growing her houseplant collection forever—she just can’t stomach how expensive they’ve gotten. Solve that problem by getting her this three tube propagation kit. This way, she’ll be able to sprout some new plant babies from her thriving philodendron.
For the grandma who likes to plan
She’ll take any excuse she can get to hang some more pictures of the great grandkids on the fridge, but this personalized calendar will actually be pretty useful, too. Include important dates like family birthdays and anniversaries for her so all she has to do is remember to write in her next doctor’s appointment.
14. Airbnb Gift Card
For the jet setter
Ever since her first vaccine appointment, Gammy’s been researching vacation destinations nonstop. Needless to say, the highlight of her Mother’s Day will be getting an Airbnb gift card from you to use towards booking her first post-pandemic getaway.
For the grandma with arthritis
CBD helps relieve muscle soreness and inflammation, and it can also work wonders for people with arthritis and general aches and pains. This cream packs 750 milligrams of CBD, which is one of the most potent doses on the market, for nearly immediate relief.
For the grandma who loves to send letters
Grandma is always sending you snail mail, so we have a feeling she’ll be totally blown away by this updated version of a greeting card. Greetabl allows you to create a personalized box, complete with a message and photos, then fill it with a little gift like chocolate hearts, a mini mug or a candle. Yup, she’s definitely going to ask you for a link to the website so she can start ordering them for every family birthday.
For the sentimental grandma
She’ll take any excuse to tell everyone about her grandkids, so give her a piece of jewelry that does the bragging for her. With the option of one heart and up to eight engraved tags for the whole brood, this necklace will keep her family close by at all times.
For the trendsetter
We can only hope to one day be as chic as Gran. One accessory she never leaves the house without? A perfectly knotted silk scarf. Treat her to a new vibrant design for summer and she’ll think of you every time she ties it around her neck.
For the grandma who loves family photos
Grammy’s walls are already covered in picture frames, so get her a digital version to place on the entry table. Simply load it with snaps from recent family vacations and scanned photographs from her childhood—this one can store up to 30,000 pictures—to avoid any foreseeable technical difficulties.
21. Fitbit Versa 3
For the grandma who wants 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 during the holidays, referring to built-in GPS, fitness tracking, call and texting features. There was just one problem: She couldn’t seem to get the Fitbit app on her phone to sync up with it at first, so she suggests that if you’re going to get your grandma one for Mother’s Day, be sure to offer to sit with her to set it up.
For the grandma with sore feet
Speaking of getting her steps in, after an hour-long stroll with her walking club to get, this heated foot massager will come in handy. To be honest, we want one for ourselves, but borrowing hers gives us another excuse to visit.
For the avid reader
Her vision isn’t 20/20 anymore, but she still tries to keep up with every single Danielle Steel novel. With Audible, she can listen to her books instead of reading them. Plus, she’ll be able to multitask. (Knitting and “reading,” anyone?)
For the grandma who loves to get flowers
With this fresh flower subscription, Gam Gam 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.