The Absolute BEST Gift Ideas for Grandparents

Grandparents can be SO HARD to find gifts for. Sometimes it feels like they already have everything! This list of thoughtful gift ideas for grandparents is full of awesome ideas to make them feel special and loved.

Finding the perfect gift for the grandparents in our lives can be SO HARD. So often they don't want a ton of extra stuff, and if they do want or need something they buy it for themselves!  Good news… Here you will find all the help you need when it comes to finding the perfect gift for the grandparent who has everything.

This list is full of gift ideas for either you or the grandchildren to give! These thoughtful gifts range from sentimental to super helpful and there is something in here that will make even the pickiest grandma or grandpa happy!

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The Best Gifts for Grandparents

Grandparent Mugs– These cute mugs are a fun way to honor grandparents and would be such a cute way to tell your parents they are being promoted to grandparents!!!

grandparent mugs

Grandparent Photo Art– 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!

custom grandparent photo art

Name Bar Necklace I don't know any grandmothers that wouldn't love this gift to show off the names of their kids or grandkids! Personalized gifts are so special and name jewelry is very in style. 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!

pesonalized bar necklace for grandparents

Personalized Heart Map– This is such a sweet gift to share with any parent or grandparent that lives far away but needs a reminder of how much you love them. This is sweet and sentimental and one of my top picks!

personalized heart map

Kid Quote Custom Wall Art I have to admit it–this is one of the best gifts for grandparents I have ever seen. You know all those HILARIOUS things your kids say?! Now you can have their adorable quotes turned into art. A perfect gift for proud grandparents so they don't forget these cute sayings as the grandkids get older. These would excellent Christmas gifts for grandparents if you had one made for every kid in the family!

quote art for grandparents

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner– 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's every bit as fabulous as I thought it would be. The fact that my house is getting vacuumed while I am doing something else is a SOLID win in my book. If you have young kids and/or pets (we have both), put this on the VERY TOP of your Christmas gift wish list this year. And even if your adult parents don't have to clean up after you anymore, they will appreciate not having to vacuum as often (especially when the grandkids visit)!

robotic vacuum cleaner

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!

be present phone box

Grandparent Legacy Book– This beautiful journal is an amazing way to gather and preserve memories from the grandparents in your life. 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.

grandparent legacy journal

Tone on Tone Silhouette Grandpa and Nana will love these beautiful 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!

monochromatic child silhouette

How to Babysit a Grandpa Book– Grab this sweet book for the Granddads in your life. It is so cute and perfect for the grandfather with little grandchildren that 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.

how to babysit a grandpa book

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!

easy change wood artwork frame

Blue Apron Gift Card The best gifts for grandparents make their lives easier! I love these blue paron 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!

blue apron gift card

Kindle Paperwhite– Need the perfect Christmas gift for grandparents that 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 literlaly anywhere, even in the bright sun! Pair it with an Amazon gift card to get them started creating their own library of their favorites!

kindle paperwhite

Grandkids Welcome Mat– 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!

only grandkids welcome mat

Grandparent's Welcome Mat– If you want a mat that is a little more traditional but still really fun, this is a great option! The names can be customized and it comes in three different sizes. Perfect for grandparents that have everything!

customizable grandparents welcome mat

Photo Key Chain– This unique gift is totally customizable and so so sweet. 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! What a perfect gift idea for grandparents who have everything.

grandparent photo keychain

Custom Grandparent Art– Personalized gifts for grandparents are extra special. I love how simple it is to make this one perfect for your grandparents! Sentimental grandmothers and grandfathers will especially love this custom piece of art.

custom grandparent art

Digital Frame– Share pictures and videos easily with grandparents near and far with a digital 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.

digital picture frame

Birthstone Necklace– 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!

customized birthstone necklace

Collapsible Crates Let's face it, grandparents travel with lots of stuff. These collapsible crates are sturdy enough to hold things still in a trunk and light enough to carry around as needed. They are also perfect for loading grandparents up with necessities when they want to spend time with their grandkids. I love that they lay flat for easy storage when you aren't using them!

collapsible insta crate

Handstamped Tea Spoon– Do you have a nana who loves tea or a papa that 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!

hand stamped tea spoon

That's it friends!  Aren't those fun gift ideas for grandparents? Great gifts for grandparents can be so hard to find for birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas. These gifts will show your appreciation for everything they do for your family and remind them of how much they mean to you all!

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6 Comments

  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… :-)

  3. Tasha!! I’m loving your lists! (I’ll be starting my shopping this week and using them as my guides!) BIG thank you!!!