Grandparent Gift Ideas
16 grandparent gift ideas that are practical and thoughtful like home comforts, sentimental decor, and gifts to capture their legacy.
I’m a firm believer that the very best present to give to any grandparent is quality time. But a gift you can wrap up and put under the tree for them is nice too.
It can be really challenging to find a great Christmas present though, so here are 16 gift ideas for grandparents that they will be sure to love.
Click any image in the collage below to shop.
This gift guide contains affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.
Grandparent Gift Ideas
1. Apple AirTag
For the grandparent who is always losing car keys or wallets/purses, this will solve the dilemma.
2. Robot Vacuum and Mop 2 In 1
To make cleaning chores a little bit easier so Grandma and Grandpa can sit back and relax.
3. Aura HD Smart Digital Picture Frame
This digital picture frame allows you to send over 10,000 photos from your phone to instantly display photos and videos anywhere. Multiple family members can add photos/videos even from thousands of miles away so grandparents can see new images of their loved ones every day.
A beautiful set of teas if your grandmother or grandfather is a tea drinker.
Take a beloved family photo and make it a puzzle. Even better, have a day date to do the puzzle together with your grandparent.
Personalize this planter with up to 20 children’s and grandchildren’s names and deliver with a pretty plant inside (like a poinsettia for Christmas).
7. Personalized Leather and Suede BBQ Gloves
If Grandpa loves barbecuing, these gloves are beautiful, useful, and you can have them monogrammed to make them extra special.
If your grandparents are avid travelers in their retirement, give them this map to note all of the fun places they’ve been.
The softest, comfiest robe on the market so Grandma can be warm and cozy.
10. Family Birthstone Necklace
This birthstone necklace is the best for a grandma who has LOTS of grandkids. You can add up to 13 birthstones to one strand, and you can layer multiple necklaces so she has a stone around her neck for each of her grandbabies.
11. Leather Recliner
This top grain leather down blend recliner is definitely a splurge (we own two of them and wrote a review of the recliner here). It is so unbelievably comfy and a huge upgrade for Grandpa’s “favorite chair”. If Grandpa has a large family with lots of grandkids, it’s a great gift for everyone in the family to pool together their money for one big wow gift.
12. Custom Photo Art
A sweet way to display a special, treasured family photo.
We gave this Legacybox kit to my parents and Robert’s parents a few years ago, and it was a great decision to digitize all of our special family photos and videos to preserve them forever.
14. Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager
The highest rated back and neck massager this year to ease away Grandma and Grandpa’s tension.
15. Tranquility Weighted Blanket
This weighted blanket is different from most because it has temperature balancing technology, so if Grandma is always cold, this will warm her right up and reduce anxiety at the same time.
16. Harry and David Deluxe Gift Tower
A delicious spread of snacks and sweets for the grandparents to munch on just because they deserve to be pampered.
Free or Almost Free Grandparent Gifts
- Make a coupon book of services to do for your grandparents like: Good for one car washing, Good for one day of chores, Good for one home cooked dinner, Good for one sleepover, Good for one lunch date.
- Organize all of the family photos into an album.
- Write a poem or make a piece of art for them.
- Stamp grandkids’ handprints on an apron.
- Turn a photo of your grandparents’ house into watercolor art.
See more DIY gift ideas here and cheap gift ideas here.