35 Thoughtful Gifts for Grandparents
Turn the spoilers into the spoiled with these sweet and sentimental gifts.
Whether your grandparents live down the street, an hour away or across the country, there's always a way to show them you care and put a smile on their faces. Turn the spoiler into the spoiled with a gift that reminds them of the special role they play in your life and promises to bring them joy for many years to come.
Not sure where to start? We've got you. Grandma and Grandpa are notoriously tricky to buy for because they often already have everything they need and are tight-lipped about anything they may want. Add the fact that they mean the world to us, and you've got a recipe for a true gift-shopping dilemma.
Our tip to making grandparents feel special is presenting them with a gift that's sentimental and speaks to your relationship. Shared experiences are always winners in our book, but if distance is a factor, look for a gift that nods to the family they've built together or the place they call home. Shop our go-to grandparent gifts below.
When was the last time your grandparents invested in new bath linens? Spoil them with spa-like softness and style with this 6-piece bath towel set from Weezie. Each buttery-soft bath bundle is made in Portugal with 100% organic cotton and includes four piped-edge bath towels and two piped-edge hand towels. Tailor the set to their style with 14 finishes, including eight white piped-edge towels and six solid color options. And don’t forget to add the optional embroidered monogram for an extra-special personalized touch.
Whether you’re shopping for new grandparents or grandparents with a few grandkids under their belt — they’re guaranteed to love showing off their title in this cozy, lettered sweatshirt. The cotton crewneck is available in 12 colors and unisex sizing ranging from small to XXL. The best part? You can customize each sweatshirt with 22 different grandparent names, including classics like Grandma and Grandpa, or more unique titles like Pawpaw, Lolli, or Nonna.
All the best meals start on a cast iron skillet. The Cast Iron Always Pan is heirloom quality enameled cast iron available in seven chic colors, including blue salt, sage and lavender. The hardworking design enables grandparents to grill, sear, sauteé, roast, bake and serve with one pan. This gift-worthy bundle includes the Cast Iron Always Pan, custom silicone hot grips, a modular high-visibility steam release glass lid and a nesting beechwood spatula.
The Wonderbly personalized storybook I Love Grandma This Much is a heartwarming gift that will put a smile on Nana’s face. The vibrant pages tell a story of Grandma’s life, from sun up to sun down and come personalized with all her grandchildren. Grab this version for Grandma and scoop up the companion book for Grandpa to round out the gift. And, of course, have your little ones settle in on the sofa for storytime and read the pages aloud with Grandma and Grandpa together.
You know that grandparent who never leaves the house without throwing on a hat? Spoil them with some stylish new headgear with this embroidered denim baseball cap. The mid-tone blue denim fabric plays well with flannels and cords in the fall and linen and khakis in the spring. Our advice? Grab a pair for grandma and grandpa, then go ahead and snag another for the cool aunt and fun uncle in your life. And, of course, treat yourself to the matching mom and dad hats, too.
Take one chore off their daily to-do list with the iRobot Roomba i3 EVO Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum. The life-changing gadget makes manual vacuuming a task of the past with its Dirt Detect Sensors, home-mapping technology, and customized cleaning schedules. Even better —this smart vacuum connects with Google Assistant and Alexa so grandparents can operate their Roomba sans phone.
Give the gift that keeps on giving with this engaging 1000-piece puzzle. Inspired by the sweet life on the Amalfi Coast, this vibrant puzzle comes together to showcase a painterly Italian motif complete with limoncello, dangling grapes, fresh fish and rosé aplenty. We’re smitten with this puzzle because it gives grandparents something to work on with their grandkids after Sunday dinner or as partners throughout the week.
Happy feet are hard to beat! Grandparents will always appreciate having a pair of cozy slippers on hand, and the UGG Men’s Ascot Slipper will not disappoint. The water-resistant suede slipper features a plush lining that will keep their toes toasty during the fall and winter and a rubber sole for indoor-outdoor wear. The Ascot comes in 26 colorways, and ranges from size 7 to 18 D medium. Snag a matching pair for grandma with the UGG Women’s Ansley Slipper.
So, what do you get the person who already has everything? We find that a crate brimming with artisanal eats rarely disappoints. The Beehive Cheese Gift Crate from Williams Sonoma is jam-packed with goodies from Utah-based, family-owned creamery: Beehive Creamery. Inside the wooden crate, Grandma and Grandpa will find dried figs, olive oil crackers, honey, salami, roasted salted almonds, and two small-batch cheeses: apple-walnut smoked cheese and seahive cheese.
For the grandparent who uses any excuse to show off their world-class baking chops — the Old Havana Pie dish will be a welcome addition to their kitchen arsenal. Each stoneware dish is hand-crafted by artisans in Portugal and finished with a mint or iris blue crackle glaze. The scalloped edges and detailed medallion motif lend this dish an oven-to-table sensibility they'll love.
Replace the designated family chef’s worn-out apron with this tailored, smocked design by Hedley & Bennett. The cotton-linen design features a universally flattering silhouette and comes in three smart hues: navy, ivory or dark orange. The best part? This beauty is machine washable and will remain looking new for years to come.
Spoil the grandparent who hosts the best movie marathons with this mouthwatering popcorn library from Williams Sonoma. The tasty bundle includes 12 all-natural, non-GMO popcorn bags with varieties that promise to elevate their next family movie night. Noteworthy kernels they’ll look forward to trying are the midnight blue, red, rainbow, purple and XL caramel. Pair the Amish Popcorn Library with home-baked sweet treats to round out the gift.
Traditional salt and pepper grinders can be tough on aching hands and wrists. Replace your grandparents’ old-school set with this innovative battery-operated alternative. The Trudeau Graviti Electric Salt & Pepper Mills are effortless to use: Rotate the dispenser over your plate, and the auto-release mechanism turns on and gives you fresh-ground salt or pepper. Flip the pair upright, and the grinding comes to a halt. Treat your grandparents to a set and add the optional monogram for a special touch.
Spoil your grandparent with an afternoon of self care at their favorite spa and this crisp-and-classic white bathrobe from Williams Sonoma. The Chambers Hydrocotton robe comes in unisex sizing, ranging from small to extra-large and comes with an optional monogram or personalization. Embroider their robes with a monogram or stick with the theme and stitch their chosen grandparent-name instead.
Celebrate your grandparents’ sweetest life moments with this heirloom-quality hardcover photobook. The top-rated design comes with your choice of 50, 100 or 150 pages and is available in six sizes and ten fabric colors to complement their style. Each hardcover book is handcrafted in the US and comes ready to gift with a custom dust jacket cover with foil lettering.
Give Grandma a beautiful wall calendar to keep track of all her upcoming visits. This dry-erase acrylic calendar from Artifact Uprising comes personalized with your family name and brass, black or silver wall hardware. Choose from white or black lettering and landscape or portrait orientation to best fit their space.
Swap out the tried-and-true (read: played out) candle gift with this flame-free, glowing upgrade. The Vitruvi Flow Diffuser boasts a 4-hour and 8-hour run time and appeals to the senses, releasing essential oil into the air and enveloping 300+ square feet with natural fragrance. The glowing design features an LED light and has an auto shut-off feature to ensure safe use. Pair with the Vitruvi Essentials Kit to round out the gift.
Looking for a hole-in-one gift for your golf-obsessed grandparent? Treat them to a shared family tee-time and this set of personalized golf balls. Each set includes 12 intial-clad golf balls, 12 golf pencils and 12 golf tees encased in a handsome monogrammed wood box. Choose from classic white, neon yellow or pink golf balls and customize them with five unique monogram styles.
If the highlight of your grandparent’s day involves a cup of tea and a page-turning read, this book nook valet is sure to please. The wooden valet is a prime reading companion with an integrated coaster, glasses caddy and phone nook hidden beneath the page-saver nook.
Give grandparents an excuse to gather their grandkids around the fire with the help of the Solo Stove Mesa Tabletop Fire Pit. This portable fire pit is food-safe and provides an unmatched backdrop for family s’mores nights during fall, cozy hot cocoa nights during the winter holidays and hot dog roasting during spring and summer. Each Mesa Fire Pit features dual-fuel capability, includes a nylon carry bag, and offers long-lasting, smoke-free flames. It comes in five stylish colors to complement grandparents’ outdoor decor: deep olive, ash, mulberry, stainless steel or water.
Don't let distance get in the way of enjoying a cup o' joe with your grandparents. Send them these cute mugs and invite them on a virtual coffee date to catch up and connect. We’re smitten with this commemorative mug design because it showcases that it's special for new and longtime grandparents alike.
It doesn't matter how old you are or where life takes you, one fact of life remains true: there's no place in the world quite like your grandparents' house. Remind Grandma and Grandpa how special their home is with this humorous doormat. Each natural coconut coir mat is handmade to withstand the weather, ensuring the printed motif looks fresh for years to come. Best part? This mat is customizable, allowing you to personalize the design with your grandparents' name or message of choice.
Add a sentimental touch to Nana's sofa or Poppa's recliner with this gorgeous, customized pillow cover. This neutral design will look lovely in any space, and they'll love seeing their treasured grandbabies' names each and every day.
Home is where the heart is, so what better way to show your grandparents some love than with a custom watercolor portrait of their home? Each painting is done by hand using a home photograph as a reference. Choose between two sizes and a color or a timeless black-and-white finish to best suit your grandparents’ style.
Give Grandma something extra-special for her beloved garden this year. This personalized stone is customizable with up to 10 names accompanied by a whimsical floral motif. Pair the stone with a potted plant, and voila! You have the perfect garden-ready gift!
Sweeten up your grandmother's kitchen from a distance with this darling tea towel. The cotton towel features a black-lettered phrase that promises to add a smile to any grandma's face. Round out the care package with some fresh-baked cookies and an overdue phone call to catch up on life.
If you love the idea of gifting your grandparents a bouquet but wish it lasted longer than it does, we've got you. This garden flag is the perfect compromise. Each banner comes ready to stake, personalized with all their grandchildren's names and birth month flowers. Earn bonus points for gifting seeds that coordinate with the flowers and planting them in the garden together.
If your fondest memories with your grandpa involve playing post-dinner cards and board games, this is the perfect gift for him. The wooden box is customized with a family name and comes with a folding backgammon/chess board, wooden chessmen, checker and backgammon pieces, dominos, cards and wooden dice. Play a few rounds of his favorite game together after he opens the gift.
Brighten your Nona's wall with this whimsical, custom-commissioned signage. Each sign boasts a white backdrop, a weathered wood frame and a fun mix of serif print and swirling script to spell out all the grandkids' names. Choose between four sign sizes and three unique stain combinations to create a piece that best suits their style and space.
Send some love to your grandparents' doorstep with a fresh and fragrant bundle of blooms. The lovely lavender arrangement is made to order by a local florist and delivered in a sleek glass vase with a mix of white roses, carnations, lavender Peruvian lilies and lilac stock flowers surrounded by lush seeded eucalyptus and cascading greenery. Shop more beautiful bouquets and plants to celebrate Grandma and Grandpa.
Remind your grandma or grandpa of the legacy and love they've created with a custom family tree carving. Each one-of-a-kind design features a hand-illustrated genealogy chart that's engraved into a rustic wood slice. This stunning and sentimental piece is offered in four unique sizes, accommodates up to six family generations and comes ready to display with a sawtooth hanger.
Give your grandparents a sign you're thinking of them with this unique, long-distance light-up frame. The frames come as a set — one for you and one for your grandparents. The high-tech frame features a translucent, light-up glass "matting" that begins to glow when the partner frame is touched. Bonus? These special frames work no matter how many miles, countries or continents separate you from your grandparents. All you need to show them that they’re on your mind is a quick tap on your frame.
Give your grandparents this vibrant serving tray as a daily reminder of the lives and love they've built together with their partnership. The illustrated tray features a pair of birds perched together, overlooking tree branches brimming with fruit that can be customized with up to 10 names.
Encourage your grandparent to write down and share their life story with this special keepsake journal. The journal is split into nine sections to catalog various stages in life and offers guidance through thought-provoking questions and writing prompts. Not only does this gift encourage your grandparent to walk down memory lane, but it provides you with priceless wisdom to draw from and treasure for the rest of your life.