The 19 Best Gifts for Grandparents

Grandparents are such a special part of our lives! But finding that perfect gift to show them how much you appreciate them can be tough. Whether you are looking for Christmas gifts for grandparents, a birthday gift, or a “just because” gift, here you will find a carefully curated list of the absolute best gift ideas for grandparents. It is full of unique and thoughtful gift ideas for grandparents that are certain to make them feel special and loved.

Finding great gifts for grandparents can be SO HARD. So often grandparents already have everything they want or need. And I've never met a grandparent who will actually tell you what they want for Christmas or their birthday, lol. Good news… these gift ideas range from sentimental to super practical–there is a gift idea here for every grandma and grandpa on this list!

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The Best Gifts for Grandparents

personalized photo art for grandparent gift

Customized Photo Gift

Grandparents love nothing more than being reminded of their grandkids, and a custom photo gift is a great way to do just that. This beautiful photo art will make grandparents feel extra special! Also, this would be another fun way to surprise your parents to announce a grandchild is on the way, using an ultrasound or announcement picture!

personalized name bar necklaces in gold

Personalized Jewelry

Jewelry is always a great gift, and when it's personalized it becomes even more special. This personalized name bar necklace is one of my favorite gift ideas for Grandma. I don't know any grandmother who wouldn't love this gift to show off the names of their kids and/or grandkids! These make such perfect keepsakes for Christmas gifts or for a special birthday. I actually have one of these necklaces with my twin girls' names and wear it almost every single day!

grandma and grandpa mugs

Personalized Grandma & Grandpa Mugs

These adorable grandparent mugs are a fun way to honor grandparents. They would also be such a cute way to tell your parents they are being promoted to grandparents if you are expecting.

personalized heart map for grandparents who live far away

Sentimental Home Decor

This personalized heart map is such a beautifully sentimental gift for your grandparents who may live far away. It will not only look beautiful hanging on their wall, it's a sweet reminder of how much you love them and miss them. You can even customize the message at the bottom of the print.

Eufy X8 robovac

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Grandparents deserve a break from cleaning. They will appreciate not having to vacuum as often (especially when the grandkids visit) with this practical Robovac. After wanting one of these FOR YEARS, I finally bought a top-notch robotic vacuum for myself. This is the exact robotic vacuum I chose after TONS of research and it is amazing. As a bonus gift, you can help them get it setup and ready to use!

Be Present Box

I'll admit it. I spend too much time on my phone, as do many of us! Remind grandparents to be present and spend time with family by giving them this gorgeous “be present” box to put their smartphones in. It's also perfect for when their teen and tween grandkids visit–having the grandkids use it during their visits would make this gift even more special!

grandparent legacy journal

Grandparent Legacy Book

This is one of my favorite gift ideas for grandparents! You can gather and preserve memories from the grandparents in your life through this beautiful journal. Prompts with questions about family, love, childhood, love, advice and more help them fill the pages of the book with all kinds of information you will treasure forever.

custom silhouette portrait gift for grandparents

Custom Grandkid Silhouettes

Grandpa and Grandma will love these beautiful custom silhouettes of their grandkids. The best gifts for grandparents are ones they will cherish forever! I love the modern feel of the tone-on-tone color palette (there are so many good color choices). And seeing all those details of the grandkids' profiles from when they were tiny is so special!

how to babysit a grandpa book cover

A Special Book for Grandpa

Grab this sweet book for the Granddads in your life. It is so cute and perfect for the grandfather with little grandchildren who still love to curl up in his lap for a funny story! Even big kids will laugh out loud at the hilarious ideas for babysitting gramps.

easy change art frames for kids artwork

Easy Change Artwork Frame

These super clever easy change artwork frames allow parents and grandparents to display the endless works of art from their little ones! It's easy to change the art out as often as they want–just open the door and slide the new picture into the front pocket. Each picture frame also includes a compartment behind the picture to store about 50 more! No more cluttered refrigerators with magnets and artwork!

blue apron meal kit

A Gift Card to Make Their Lives Easier

The best gifts for grandparents make their lives easier! I love Blue Apron meals for that very reason–save them time and money by having everything they need to make a delicious meal delivered right to them! You can purchase 2-person or family meals and have them delivered for 1 week, 2 weeks or 4 weeks. What a gift– they can come home after a long day and don't have to worry about what to make for dinner!

kindle paperwhite

For Grandparents Who Love to Read

Need the perfect Christmas gift for grandparents who love to read? Give them the gift of a personal library in the palm of their hand! A Kindle device makes it so easy to read their favorite books literally anywhere, even in the bright sun! Pair it with an Amazon gift card to get them started creating their own library of their favorites!

grandkids welcome others tolerated doormat

Grandkids Welcome Doormat

Make the grandparents laugh with this welcome mat! Even if they can't admit it, my bet is that it is most likely very true. And I think it goes unsaid you can just drop your kids off with the mat!

custom doormat for grandparents

Custom Doormat for the Proud Grandparents

If you want a mat that is a little more traditional but still really fun, this is a great option! The chosen grandparent names can be customized and it comes in three different sizes. It's the perfect gift for grandparents who have everything!

grandparent photo keychain

Special Keychain

This customized keychain is totally customizable and so sweet. My girls and I got one for Joe for Father's Day and it's a perfect gift idea for Grandma or Granddad as well! You can put one or two pictures on the metal insert, add text on one side instead, choose your leather color and choose the name on the front!

custom grandparent family portrait art

Custom Family Portrait

Personalized gifts for grandparents are extra special. I love how simple it is to make this custom-illustrated family portrait for special grandparents! You can pick the hair colors, clothes and even the number of people to include! Sentimental grandmothers and grandfathers will especially love this custom piece of art.

digital photo frame gift idea for grandparents

Digital Photo Frame

Share pictures and videos easily with grandparents near and far with a digital photo frame! All it takes is an app and you can connect to their frame and send media straight to it. They will LOVE being surprised when new pictures pop up! And anyone with the app can update the frame so everyone in the family can send pictures to it.

custom birthstone necklace

Birthstone Necklace

This birthstone necklace is one of the best personalized gifts for grandmothers. I love that this can have any mix of stones you choose and up to 15. You could easily add one for everyone in the family! It is a great sentimental necklace option that can easily be worn alone or layered with other necklaces. And she will have a beautiful necklace created just for her!

personalized grandparent spoon

A Special Spoon

Do you have a grandma who loves tea or a papa who enjoys an afternoon bowl of ice cream? This is a genius personalized gift for grandparents that they will love and find useful. Customize their spoon any way you want and watch their face light up when they unwrap this unexpected and fun gift! Plus, they'll think of you every time they use it.

I hope you can see now that finding unique and special presents for the grandparents in your life doesn't have to be stressful. By getting them something personalized, thoughtful or something that they love, you'll show them how much you care. Remember, it's not about the price of the gift, it's about the thought that goes into it. We hope this list of presents for grandparents has inspired you to get your grandparents something special. Happy gifting!

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  1. Those mugs are really cool! My grandparents will definitely love it! The gallery monogram pillow is very lovely. These are great ideas Tasha. Thanks for sharing them. I made my own list of gift ideas for seniors too and I put emphasis on giving practical gifts like smartphones, tablets, key finder or talking alarm clock. Seniors are actually more receptive to technologies now. Besides, these gadgets can make their lives easier and can keep them safe too.

  2. These are great ideas, thanks for sharing! I’ll definitely be using your guide for inspiration this Christmas. Now off to check out some more of your posts… :-)