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The 24 Best Gifts for Grandparents They’ll Actually Use

Most grandparents just want time with you, but these thoughtful gifts for grandparents are icing on the grandkid cake.

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Whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts for grandparents or gifts for grandparents that commemorate a special birthday or anniversary, we found some of the best ideas yet. We gathered gifts for Grandma and gifts for Grandpa, with options that will please even the most impossible to shop for personalities. Though most devoted grandparents will insist all they want is more time together, these thoughtful ideas will have their hearts singing. From personalized gifts to tech gifts, there is something for every type of grandparent on your list. Happy shopping!

What are good gifts for grandparents?

Choosing the best gifts for grandparents is a matter of personal preference and style. If they love cozying up at home with a good read, you might try one of the best gifts for book lovers. Glam-mas might enjoy sparkly jewelry—one of the top gifts for her, no matter her age. Charitable types tend to appreciate the careful thought that goes into choosing gifts that give back.

The best gift ideas for grandparents are the ones that let them better connect to their grandkids and extended families, though. No matter what you choose, keep it within a pre-planned budget and make sure it’s an item they’ll use (and show off) frequently.

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For grandparents with far-flung family: Aura Digital Photo Frame

The new Aura Carver digital photo frame features a hearty 10.1-inch HD display resolution. Elegant landscape design pairs portrait photos side-by-side, while details like brightness and color can be easily adjusted. We think it’s one of the best gifts for grandparents who don’t get to see their grandchildren as often as they like, because it keeps their faces front and center daily. New photos can easily be dropped into the frame from any smartphone, as often as kids can send them.

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For soup and smoothie lovers: Oster Pro 1200 Blender

Whether they’re focused on healthy morning smoothies or prefer soft foods, the Oster Pro blender is a smart choice. Blending and food processing can be used interchangeably so grandparents can maneuver between creamy soups and chunky homemade salsas with ease. Several included attachments make it one of the nicest gifts for parents who love to cook, too.

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For those with young grandchildren: Wonderbly Personalized Book

Tell the grandkids to hop into Grandma’s lap for this custom Wonderbly book. Personalize the story with her name and the names of up to four grandchildren. Whether she’s a granny, nana, mom mom or something more unique—this treat can be made precisely for her. With a budget-friendly price tag, it’s also one of the best cheap Christmas gifts for squishy, sentimental grandmothers, and an unforgettable memento.

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For letter writers: Rifle Paper Co. Vintage Blossoms Card Set

Dazzle their desk with this set of bight, happy Rifle Paper Co. blossom-printed cards. Two of each design is included per set, and they all come with matching white envelopes. These also make brilliant Secret Santa gift ideas because they’re so universally appealing.

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For golfers: Desert Fox Golf Phone Caddy

One of the best gifts for golfers, the genius Desert Fox caddy secures smartphones directly to a golf cart. It’s a safe, practical and budget-friendly option for golfers that lets them FaceTime friends from the course. Plus, it can be installed in just seconds. The hands-free element also means grandparents can more responsibly operate their golf carts—a hole in one!

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For pizza fans: Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven

Grandma and Grandpa are about to have the most epic backyard of all time thanks to the Solo Stove pizza oven. And you, of course. It makes wood-fired pizzas that impress, and quickly converts to gas operation when needed. Dual-fuel capacity and ease-of-use make this a total winner and one of the most delicious gifts for grandparents (or gifts for dad!) of all time.

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For coffee lovers: Bean Box Deluxe Coffee & Chocolate Tasting Box

This over-the-top Bean Box coffee and chocolate tasting set is sure to impress grandparents that eagerly look forward to hot cups of Joe. It’s brimming with eight artisan coffees and just as many gourmet chocolates to pair them with. The deluxe coffee gift even includes a tasting guide in case grandparents want to make a formal event out of it.

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For tea drinkers: DavidsTea Top Teas Sachet Wheel

You’re just their cup of tea, so a handsome gift box featuring 36 sachets of DavidsTea’s top blends is one of the best gifts for grandparents who love a hot cuppa. The set is colorfully packaged in a keepsake round box and includes 12 best-selling varieties. It’s one of the tastiest gifts for tea lovers and a useful pick they’ll savor for weeks to come.

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For homebodies: Lake Pajamas Relax Pants Set

Technically this Lake Pajamas duo is one of the best women’s pajamas sets ever, but it’s so polished-looking that it easily doubles as a matching loungewear set to wear out and about. Choose from four classic colors and sizes XXS through XXL. The ribbed cuffs and crew neck offer timeless appeal Grandma will happily brag about to her friends. Check out our review for more.

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For fashionable glam-mas: Kendra Scott Ari Heart Pendant 

Adding a bit of sparkle to her everyday look is always appreciated, and this glimmering Kendra Scott heart necklace is just the ticket. It comes in dozens of colors, features an adjustable chain and is priced moderately enough to scoop up a few extras as gifts for teens and gifts for mom for family matching.

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For bakers: Gir Baking Set

Bubbe, Poppy and the rest of the crew will whip up the tastiest treats ever with this adorably-designed three-piece Gir baking set. It’s one of the best gifts for grandparents who are constantly trying new recipes and getting the little ones involved. Choose from classic neutral shades or a grandkid-approved sprinkles print for both the food-grade silicone mat and matching spatulas. The charm of this set makes it one of the cutest white elephant gifts as well.

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For those with chilly toes: OluKai Kipuka Hulu Men’s Slippers

Grandpa is going to squeal when he unwraps these fun-to-wear OluKai men’s slippers. They’re made of real leather and feature a slip-on fit that makes getting them on and off a breeze. Better yet, these come in four neutral hues and an expanded size range. The cozy interior makes them one of the best gifts for grandparents living in cool climates, and a total winter-time win. Check out the best slippers for women to get Grandma a pair, too.

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For crafty types: Beginner Knitting Kit

Take up a new hobby with the devoted grandparent in your life. Give them this beginner knitting kit for themselves or share it as a fun activity to do together. Either way, it’s one of the best Etsy gifts for creative and crafty types. It comes with everything needed to create the scarf, snood or blanket of their dreams.

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For grandparents who love to stretch: 321 Strong Foam Roller Set

This five-in-one foam roller and stretching set has everything they need to work out muscle pain and kinks at home. It’s ideal for increasing mobility, improving flexibility and enhancing recovery—even when they’re stuck inside on cold winter days.

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For dog owners: Dash Dog Treat Maker

Think of the Dash dog treat maker as a brilliant take on the waffle iron—but for Fido. Grandparents who love babying their pups will get a kick out of cooking up all-natural, good-for-them dog treats in their own kitchens. It comes with vet-approved recipes and is cheap enough to make even your tail wag. Check out even more gifts for dog lovers sure to please.

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For grandparents with recliner chairs: PediPocket Foot Pocket Blanket

Sit back and recline without worrying about your throw blanket falling off, Gramps! The patented PediPocket blanket offers a brilliant tucked-in design that keeps this warm blanket in place even if they nod off in the middle of a good show. Choose from a variety of eye-catching colors and then rest easy knowing it can be machine washed. It’s also one of the best gifts for grandparents and great-grandparents who have mobility issues.

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For popcorn lovers: Opopop Starter Kit

Attention popcorn fanatics: This Opopop starter kit is mind-blowingly easy and convenient to use—even for grandparents. The set comes with four packages of flavor-wrapped gourmet kernels, and a silicone BPA-free bowl that perfectly pops each one in the microwave. They’ll want to use the dishwasher-safe popper every single day, and it’ll be a new family movie night favorite.

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For those who need help around the house: iRobot Roomba 694 Vacuum

Spoil them by taking chores off their plates. This easy-to-use iRobot Roomba is one the best robot vacuums on the market thanks to its genius maneuvering sensors, strong suction and multi-surface brushes. It relieves grandparents of a task that may cause pain, and saves them time so they can focus on things they really love doing. You know, like spending time with the grandkids.

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For grandparents with achy feet: Naot Memphis Clogs

This popular brand makes some of the best walking shoes for women, and these sharp Naot Memphis clogs are definitely one of the most stylish ways to give Grandma some much-needed support. The anatomic cork and latex footbed is wrapped in a soft, chic suede that molds to the shape of the foot over time.

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For grandparents with green thumbs: Give’r Four-Season Gloves

Like its name suggests, these four-season Give’r gloves are designed for year-round use. The expanded size range (XS through 3XL) means these sturdy essentials fit Grammy and Gramp’s hands. The versatile, all-leather, waterproof (and even insulated!) design can be used for all sorts of gardening tasks. These heavy-duty accessories are some of the best gifts for grandparents who tend to lush gardens or manicured lawns.

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For retirees: Bloomscape Money Tree

A charming Bloomscape money tree is thought to bring good luck and fortune to those who care for it with love. Retired grandparents will appreciate the dose of superstitious fun and the dose of much-needed green. Choose from five modern pot colors and then ship it directly to their doorstep.

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For snappy dressers: Bobeau Open Front Cardigan

Upgrade Grandma’s well-worn cardigan for this stylish Bobeau textured version that features space-dye dots. It’s a crisp fall statement piece or a chic winter layer that works in place of a blazer. Choose from two goes-with-everything shades and sizes that run from XS through XL.

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For those who keep a tidy home: Will & Atlas Square Jute Basket

This sustainable basket will keep any potential clutter contained—from shoes to magazines to throw blankets. The woven jute basket is hand-crafted by Fair Trade artisans, mostly mothers and grandmothers, in Bangladesh. Talk about a gift that gives back!

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For photo lovers: PowerPic Phone Charger

Why look at ugly electronics when you can gaze at your gorgeous grandchildren? This wireless phone charger cleverly disguises itself as a picture frame, so grandparents can show off any 5×7-inch photo of their choosing—and get a smartphone charged at the same time.

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Bryce Gruber
Bryce Gruber is an expert in gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce. You've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting outlets and on TV shows. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children.