Great Gifts for Grandparents
Whether or not we’re headed to our grandparents’ houses to celebrate Christmas this year, we can’t forget to remind them how much they mean to us. We know how hard it can be to shop for the perfect Christmas gift, especially the always-a-challenge-to-buy-for grandparents, but have no fear. With our gift guide for grandparents, we give you more than a few ideas for what they really want to unwrap on Christmas morning. We want to show the grandparents who are always ready with a plate of cookies and a great story that we’re thinking about them, not just during the holidays, but every day throughout the year. Grandparents are the foundation of our family, and they deserve to have some festive fun this holiday season. They’ll be thrilled to find these gifts for grandparents under the tree. You’ll love the smiles that light up their faces when they tear open the wrapping paper.
Gardener’s Tool Seat
BUY IT: $30; uncommongoods.com
Better buy two—they’ll each want one of these folding chair/tool bag hybrids when spring comes around.
Festive Throw Blanket
BUY IT: $79; dillards.com
A cozy throw that will look great in any room—plus, it’s perfect for chilly winter nights.
What Makes You Grand Journal
BUY IT: $22; uncommongoods.com
Prompts allow you to share sweet memories and words in a journal that they'll treasure forever.
100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time
BUY IT: $17.99; amazon.com
Give them something to look back on. This book is compiled of images that changed, influenced, or commemorated a particular world event throughout the history of photography.
Mason Jar Indoor Flower Garden
BUY IT: $20; uncommongoods.com
This low-maintenance windowsill plant will bring a touch of their garden indoors to enjoy throughout the year.
Retro Style Electric Kettle
BUY IT: $139.95; nordstrom.com
This beautiful kettle, which is available in seven beautiful shades, will add a touch of personality and functionality to any kitchen countertop.
Tea Drop Sampler
BUY IT: $34; uncommongoods.com
With five different flavors, this sampler is a different approach to enjoying tea. Just drop in your cup and enoy, no steepers or bag required.
Personalized Bay Leaf Coir Doormat
BUY IT: $49.95; williams-sonoma.com
This pretty, personalized doormat with a cheery bay leaf border will put a smile on their faces every time they step out the door.
Ballerina Herbal Warming Slippers
BUY IT: $48; uncommongoods.com
Upgrade their ordinary slippers with these herbal slippers that have microwavable inserts to keep feet warm and fill the room with the relaxing scent of lavender.
Chiffon Art Knit Smitten Mittens
BUY IT: $60; etsy.com
For the sweethearts who are always holding hands, finally a mittens set that lets them stay connected.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Audiobook
BUY IT: $26.48; amazon.com
Let them know they can listen to the 16 hours of this riveting, Pulitzer Prize-winning book on tape during their next road trip—to visit you and the kids.
Dog A Day Platter
BUY IT: $42; anthropologie.com
These grandparents love their dog like he’s one of their own grandchildren, so gift them a platter that lets them proclaim their affection.
French Kitchen Marble Rectangle Tray
BUY IT: $39.95; crateandbarrel.com
For the grand-duo who likes to throw a smashing holiday soiree, a party pick like this elegant marble tray is an ideal gift.
A Charlie Brown Christmas CD
BUY IT: $9.59; amazon.com
Pair everyone’s favorite Christmas album with a set of dance classes, and they’ll be waltzing in no time.
Mikata Cheese Knives
BUY IT: $36; anthropologie.com
These grandparents are gourmands, and their parties are the talk of the town—give them a set of cheese knives as elegant as their favorite Camembert.
Le Creuset Classic Tea Kettle
BUY IT: $100; williams-sonoma.com
Their well-loved whistling tea kettle could use an upgrade—brighten up their kitchen with a classic in one of their favorite bold colors. Pair with a tin of their favorite tea for a sweet Christmas gift.
Live Olive and Eucalyptus Wreath
BUY IT: $59.99; worldmarket.com
For the grandparents who love gardening as much as holiday decorating, send them this stunning live wreath to hang on their front door all season long—it will be the talk of the neighborhood.
Personalizable Grandma and Grandpa Ceramic Mug Set
BUY IT: $30; etsy.com
Commemorate their first Christmas as grandparents with this adorable personalized mug set.
Playing Card Set
BUY IT: $38; draperjames.com
They’ll be the envy of all at the weekly couples’ bridge game with this set of coordinating, gingham-print playing cards.
Red Picnic Cooler
BUY IT: $55; amazon.com
When the weather warms up, they’ll enjoy alfresco lunches in the garden or the park thanks to this shiny red cooler.
Tack Storage Wine Rack
BUY IT: $98; anthropologie.com
They can show off their favorite vintages with this rustic, handmade wine rack, a design that is sure to look dynamite in their kitchen.
Curve Tablet and Phone Stand
BUY IT: $25+; 1550art.com
These glass stands for phones and tablets will allow them to use their devices hands-free for reading, video chatting, and more.
Vertical Succulent/Herb Planting Cylinder System
BUY IT: $14.99; amazon.com
Bring a bit of the (easy-care) outdoors into their home with this streamlined succulent planter.
Zip-Top Boat and Tote Bag
BUY IT: $39.95; llbean.com
They’re classic for a reason. Monogram these practically perfect, incredibly durable L.L.Bean totes with their names (Grandma and Grandpa, GiGi and Pops, or Gam and Pa), and fill the totes with a few of their favorite treats.